Teaching Comparative Government and Politics

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Supreme Courts

So how does the make up of Nigeria's Supreme Court compare to the make up of the top courts in other nations? What cleavages are reflected in courts' make ups? What cleavages are neglected?

Kutigi Swears in New Female Supreme Court Justice

"The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Idris Legho Kutigi, yesterday swore in two new justices of the Supreme Court, among them a woman, Olufunmilola Adekeye...

"She thus became the second female justice of the court...

"The apex court now has 17 justices as Adekeye and Fabiyi replaced Justices Sylvester Onu (North-central) and Akin Akintan (South-west) who retired a few months ago...

"The appointments of the new justices, according to President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, in a letter dated January 7, 2009, through which he sent their nominations to the Senate, were based on the recommendation of the National Judicial Council (NJC)..."

The Nigerian Supreme Court: What can you learn about the Nigerian Supreme Court by looking at this photograph?

What You Need to Know -- a study guide for AP Comparative Government and Politics

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