Alao Aka-Bashorun

Alao Aka-Bashorun

Alao Aka-Bashorun; President of the Nigerian Bar Association and one of the most prominent democracy activists of the General Babangida era. Aka-Bashorun was actively involved with the Beninois…

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Bola Ige

Bola Ige; lawyer, politician and writer, acclaimed as Cicero for his oratorical prowess and erudition. Ige became a Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 1997. He was assassinated on December 23, 2001 in…

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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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Akpo-Mudiaga Odje

Akpo-Mudiaga Odje; Nigerian lawyer who in his agitation for resource control and development issues launched an uncompromising stance against the establishment in the Niger Delta region. With his…

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Amodu Tijani’s Case

Amodu Tijani’s case against the secretary to the government of Southern Nigeria was the watershed legal event in 1921 by which the ownership of Lagos lands was decided in favour of natives….

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Victor Adedapo Kayode in barrister gown

Victor Adedapo Kayode

Victor Adedapo Kayode, a pioneer Nigerian lawyer was born in 1899 to Emmanuel Adelabi Kayode, an Anglican Reverend from Ile-Ife whose education, from young age had been sponsored by the church….

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Nsibidi signs for divorce and quarrel among couples

Divorce

Divorce is the dissolution of marriage between two individuals. Since the early 20th Century, taxed dowries are usually refunded to former husbands after divorce, and on default, women are…

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Egerton Shyngle

Egerton Shyngle was the politician who became first party president when in 1923, Herbert Macaulay and his friends formed the Nigeria National Democratic Party that was to dominate Lagos politics…

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