Metro LIST: Meet the 3 Powerful Women of the Supreme Court



Since the establishment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN), men alone decided the constitutionality of Nigerian laws until Wednesday, June 8, 2005 when Justice Aloma Mariam Mukhtar was elevated to the Supreme Court bench. Aloma also broke the jinx to become the first woman Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN)

Today, there are only three women on the apex court’s bench.


In order of seniority, they are;

Mary Peter-Odili

Justice Mary Ukaego Odili was appointed a Justice of the SCN (JSC) on 23rd June, 2011.

Clara Bata Ogunbiyi

She was appointed Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in July 2012.

Kudirat Kekere-Ekun

She rose from the post of Senior Magistrate Grade II with the Lagos State Judiciary to this present position as a Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

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