Photo: Osinbajo swears-in Justice Walter Onnoghen as Chief Justice of Nigeria, lists of former CJNs since 1914
7, 2017 swore in Justice Walter Onnoghen as the 20th Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)
the Presidential Villa, Abuja, with the presence of Senate President Bukola
Saraki, Ministers, government officials and some members of the new CJN’s
decorated with the country’s second highest national honour of the Grand
Commander of Order of the Niger (GCON).
Biase local government area, Cross Rivers State.
Justice since 2005, appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari to succeed Justice
Mahmood Muhammed in November, 2016, in acting ability.
in 1977 and also graduated from the Nigerian Law School in Lagos in 1978.
the Court of Appeal before moving to the Supreme Court.
Chief Justices since 1914:
Stafford Sutton, 1955-1958
Adetokunbo Ademola, 1958-1972
Olawale Elias, 1972-1975
Arthur Alexander, 1975-1979
Fatai Williams, 1979-1983
Shodeinde Sowewimo, 1983-1985
Gabriel Irikefe, 1985-1987
Lawal Uwais, 1995-2006
Moddibo Alfa Belgore, 2006-2007
Legbo Kutigi, 2007-2009
Iyorgyer Katsina-Alu, 2009-2011
Mariam Mukhtar, 2012-2014
Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen, November 2016 till date.