Today In Nigerian History: 1st February


On this day in 1906, Adetokunbo Ademola, Nigerian jurist, 2nd Chief Justice of Nigeria was born…

He was appointed as Chief Justice on April 1, 1958, replacing Sir Stafford Foster Sutton who was retiring.

In 1963, he was appointed a member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom. Later that year, Queen Elizabeth II awarded him a K.B.E.. By serving as Chief Justice of Nigeria, Sir Adetokunbo was conferred with the title Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON) by the federal government of the Republic of Nigeria.

Sir Adetokunbo was the first chancellor of the University of Benin. One time vice president of the World Association of Jurists, president of the Nigerian Red Cross Association and president of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity

He died on January  29, 1993!!!