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List of notable or famous lawyers from Nigeria, with bios and photos, including the top lawyers born in Nigeria and even some popular lawyers who immigrated to Nigeria. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Nigerian lawyers then this list is the perfect resource for you. These lawyers are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known lawyer from Nigeria is included when available.

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Sir Adeyemo Alakija, KBE was a Nigerian lawyer, politician and businessman. ...more

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Age: Died at 68 (1884-1952)

Profession: Businessperson, Politician, Lawyer

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Arthur Prest is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Lawyers from Nigeria
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Arthur Prest


Chief Arthur Edward Prest was an Itsekiri politician of mixed heritage from the Warri division of southern Nigeria. He was an officer of the Nigerian police force prior to his nomination as a representative of the Warri district in the Western Regional House of Assembly. In 1951, he declared his ...more

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Age: Died at 70 (1906-1976)

Profession: Politician

Audu Maikori is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Lawyers from Nigeria
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Audu Maikori


Audu Maikori is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, poet, founder and CEO of the Chocolate City Entertainment, and is well known in Nigeria as a former Nigerian Idol. He worked as a legal consultant holding a variety of legal positions before founding Chocolate City in 2005. He signed ...more

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Age: 41

Birthplace: Kaduna, Nigeria

Profession: Lawyer


Babafemi Badejo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Lawyers from Nigeria
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Age: 62

Birthplace: Ijebu Ode, Nigeria

Profession: Writer, Lawyer

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