|President of the Nigerian courts of appeals|
|Member of||National Judicial Council|
|Appointer||President of Nigeria|
|Term length||4 years|
The President of the Nigerian courts of appeal is the head of the Nigerian courts of appeal. The incumbent president is Justice Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, sworn-in on April 17, 2014 by Aloma Mariam Mukhtar, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria and first female Chief Justice of Nigeria.
The Nigerian courts of appeals are the intermediate appellate courts of the Nigerian federal court system. The court of appeals decides appeals from the district courts within the federal judicial system, and in some instances from other designated federal courts and administrative agencies. As at 2010, there are 66 judges of the Nigerian courts of appeals authorized by the Senate. These judges are recommended by the National Judicial Council, nominated by the President of Nigeria and confirmed by the Senate. There are currently seventy-two Nigerian courts of appeals across the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria. There are 12 North-Central, 10 in Northeast, 10 in Northwest, 10 in South-south, 9 in Southeast and 11 in Southwestern Nigeria. The headquarter is located at Three Arms Zone, Abuja.
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