Ignatus Pats-Acholonu

Ignatus Pats-Acholonu, Justice of the Nigerian Supreme Court. Acholonu, was born July 15, 1937. He was called to the English Bar in 1963 and the Nigerian Bar in 1964. He worked at the Ministry of…

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Justice Mustapha Akanbi

Mustapha Akanbi

Mustapha Akanbi; Nigerian judge of the Federal High Court, later president of the Court of Appeal, renowned for good records and deep sense of history. Three years to the expiration of his tenure…

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John Olusola Bayeshea

John Olusola Bayeshea; Lawyer and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, called to the bar in 1982. In a celebrated case, Bayeshea acted as counsel to 49 lecturers sacked by the authorities of the University…

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Fatai Atanda Williams

Atanda Fatai-Williams

Atanda Fatai-Williams; Legal luminary, one of the delegate to London which historically decided the design for the robe of the Nigerian Chief Judge. Fatai-Williams was appointed Justice of the…

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Omotunde Ilori

Omotunde Ilori; Justice and former Chief Judge of Lagos state, Nigeria. Ilori showed interest in litigation and adjudication during his legal career which began in 1964. In his position as the…

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Justice Oputa in regalia

OPUTA Chukwudifu

Oputa Chukwudifu Sylvester; Chair of the Human Rights Violations Investigations Commission, HRVIC, nominally called the Oputa Panel which was fashioned after the the Truth and Reconciliation…

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Bola Babalakin

Bola Babalakin; Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1992. Babalakin chaired before this appointment, the Judicial Commission of Inquiry set up in January 1987 by military government of…

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Onalaja Morenikeji

Moronkeji Omotayo Onalaja; Justice of the Nigerian Court of Appeal, described by Kayode Esho, Justice of the Supreme Court as a pride to the Nigerian law who would feature forever in the…

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Justice Eso

Kayode Eso

Kayode Eso; Celebrated Nigerian jurist who made history in handling one of the most complicated criminal trials in history. Eso was part of the body which shaped the laws and the policies of the…

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G.S. Sowemimo

George Sodeinde Sowemimo was the Chief Justice of Nigeria from 1983 to 1985, and judge for 32 years. Born in 1920, Sowmemimo grew up in the north, from Zaria to Kano where he attended Holy Trinity…

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