Meet the 14 Judges who will decide Nigeria’s next president.


The recently concluded Nigerian Presidential and National Assembly elections of February 25th in which Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared president was terribly marred by irregularities, ballot box snatching, violence and left what seems to be majority of the citizens disappointed.

The results announced where as follows.

Candidate Party Votes
Bola Tinubu APC 8,794,726
Atiku Abubakar PDP 6,984,520
Peter Obi LP 6,101,533
Rabiu Kwankwaso NNPP 1,496,687

Peter Obi along with his Labour Party (LP) filed a case at the Nigerian court opposing the results based on a certain number of claims made known in his petition. The defendants Bola Tinubu and the APC have replied and is sensed by the public to as to allegedly wanting to exploit some legal loopholes and dismiss the case based on technicalities in the Nigerian electoral act.

The hearing of the case begins on Monday 8th at the Supreme Court of Nigeria located in the Central District, Abuja (The Capital), in what is known as the Three Arms Zone.

The Supreme Court is the highest court in Nigeria. It has the final say on the biggest legal issues across the country. The Chief Justice of Nigeria is the head of the court, which has at least 13 other justices. These justices are recommended for appointment to the president by the national judicial council.

Below are a list of the 13 justices presiding over the case and the Acting Chief Justice.

Justice Olukayode Ariwoola (Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria)


Justice Musa Dattijo Muhammad


Justice Kudirat Motonmori Olatokunbo Kekere-Ekun


Justice John Inyang Okoro


Justice Chima Centus Nweze


Justice Amina Adamu Augie


Justice Uwani Musa Abba Aji


Justice M. Lawal Garba


Justice Helen M. Ogunwumiju


Justice Abdu Aboki


Justice I. N. M. Saulawa


Justice Adamu Jauro


Justice Tijjani Abubakar


Justice Emmanuel A. Agim