W.S. Nkanu Onnoghen CFR
Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria
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The Supreme Court of Nigeria consists of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and such number of Justices of the Supreme Court, not exceeding twenty-one, as may be prescribed by an Act of the National Assembly. Presently the Supreme Court is made up of the Chief Justice and Sixteen (16) other Justices.