Famous Lawyers from Nigeria

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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  • Oloye Sir Adeyemo Alakija, KBE (25 May 1884 – 10 May 1952) was a Nigerian lawyer, politician and businessman. He served as a member of the Nigerian legislative council for nine years starting in 1933. In 1942, he became a member of the governor's Executive Council. Alakija was president of Egbe Omo Oduduwa from 1948 until his death in 1952. Alakija's collaboration with Herbert Macaulay and Egerton Shyngle early in his political career brought him prominence but after falling out with Macaulay and because of his moderate political views, his popularity began to wane until the early 1950s when he had begun to develop favour in the eyes of the public. Alakija developed close relationships with ...more
    • Age: Dec. at 67 (1884-1952)
  • Arthur Prest
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    Arthur Prest

    Chief Arthur Edward Prest (10 February 1906 – 26 September 1976) was an Itsekiri politician of biracial heritage from the Warri division of southern Nigeria.
    • Age: Dec. at 70 (1906-1976)
  • Audu Maikori
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    Audu Maikori

    Audu Maikori (born 13 August 1975, Kaduna) is a Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, social activist, public speaker and creative industry professional. He is the founder and Group CEO of the Chocolate City Entertainment. He is well known as Founder of Chocolate City, Entertainment lawyer and regarded as the "Simon Cowell" in Nigerian Idol's first season. He won multiple awards during his career, including the International Young Music Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2007.
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Kaduna, Nigeria
  • Babafemi Badejo
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    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Ijebu Ode, Nigeria
  • Babatunji Olowofoyeku
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    Babatunji Olowofoyeku, OFR, SAN (21 May 1917 – 26 March 2003) was a Nigerian politician, educationist, lawyer and leader, a Yoruba and native of Ilesha in Osun State of Nigeria, whose political career started in the mid-1950s.
    • Age: Dec. at 85 (1917-2003)
    • Birthplace: Ilesa, Nigeria
  • Bayo Ojo
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    Bayo Ojo

    Christopher Adebayo Ojo, SAN is a former Attorney General of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As such, he is also a past head of the Nigerian Federal Ministry of Justice. He is a legal practitioner and is licensed to practise in Nigeria, England and Wales. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.