President of the Nigerian courts of appeals

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President of the Nigerian courts of appeals
Incumbent
Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa

since April 17, 2014 (2014-04-17)
Style Honorable
Member of National Judicial Council
Seat 63
Appointer President of Nigeria
Term length 4 years
renewable

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. [1]

Nigerian courts of appeal

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.

Zainab Adamu Bulkachuwa, OFR is a Nigerian Judge and President of the Nigerian courts of appeal

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Appointment

The appointed Justice is usually a serving Justice of the court of appeal or the Supreme Court of Nigeria and are often recommended by the National Judicial Council to the President of Nigeria, who will send the names to the Senate for confirmation. [2] The appointed Justice are usually sworn-in by the Chief Justice of Nigeria after confirmation by the Senate, the upper chamber of the National Assembly. [3] [4]

Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN), is the highest court in Nigeria, and is located in the Central District, Abuja, in what is known as the Three Arms Zone, so called due to the proximity of the offices of the Presidential Complex, the National Assembly, and the Supreme Court.

The National Judicial Council (NJC), is an executive body established by the Federal Government of Nigeria in accordance with the provisions of Section 153 of the 1999 Constitution as amended to protect the Judiciary of Nigeria from the whims and caprices of the Executive.

President of Nigeria Head of state and head of Nigerian government

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is the head of state and head of government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. The President of Nigeria is also the commander-in-chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces. The President is elected in national elections which take place every four years. The first President of Nigeria was Nnamdi Azikiwe, who took office on October 1, 1963. The current President, Muhammadu Buhari took office on May 29, 2015 as the 15th President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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