The Supreme Court of Nigeria is the highest court in Nigeria and its decisions are final. It is the highest and superior court in a legal jurisdiction. its judgement is not subject to any appeal, it is final because it is infallible.
Section 230 of the Constitution of Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999, as amended, provides for the establishment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
The Chief Justice of Nigeria is nominated by the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria upon recommendation by the National Judicial Council and is subject to confirmation by the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
The CJN holds office at the pleasure of the Nigerian constitution and can only be removed from office by death or on attainment of age 70. Section 231 of constitution provides for the person to the office of the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The Nigerian Judicial Arm of Government, National Judicial Council and the Supreme Court of Nigeria is headed and control by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The current Chief Justice is Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad who was appointed 22 March 2019.
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