- Tuesday, 11 February 2014
Nigeria's Supreme Court is the highest judicial authority in the country. Administratively, it is situated in the country's Federal capital Territory and is presided over by the Chief Justice of the Federation. The court has limited but exclusive original jurisdiction in any dispute between the Federation and a State or between States if and in so far as that dispute involves any question (whether of law or fact) on which the existence of a legal right depends. Its appellate jurisdiction is to determine appeals from the Court of Appeal and this is also to the exclusion of any other court. The court consists of the Chief Justice of Nigeria and such number of Justices not exceeding twenty one as may be prescribed by the National Assembly.