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List of Nigeria attorney general of federation

In this article we shall be discussing the followings. These are:

Who is attorney general?
What is the difference between Attorney General and Minister of Justice?
Who was the first attorney general of Nigeria?
Who is the current attorney general of Nigeria?
List of Nigeria Attorney General from 1960 till date.
Brief History of Nigeria attorney generals.

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Who is attorney general?

Attorney General is the head of the state Department of Justice, the chief lawyer of the federal government of the Nigeria, and a member of the Cabinet of the Nigeria.

Office address of the attorney-general of the federation nigeria

Address: Federal Ministry of Justice HQ
Plot 71B Shehu Shagari Way,
Maitama Abuja,
Email: info@justice.gov.ng
Phone: 08050888806

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functions of the attorney general in nigeria.

The Attorney General shall be the Head Ministry of Justice, charged with the responsibility to provide a legal services and support for local law enforcement in the state and acts as the chief counsel in state litigation. In addition, the Attorney General Oversees law enforcement agencies.

What is the difference between Attorney General and Minister of Justice?

According to wikipidia the Minister of Justice is concerned with questions of policy and their relationship to the justice system. In their role as attorney general, they are the chief law officer of the Crown.

Who was the first Nigeria attorney general of federation?

Taslim Olawale Elias (11 November 1914 – 14 August 1991) was the first Attorney-General of Nigeria and a judge and President of the International Court of Justice.

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Who is the current attorney general of federation in Nigeria?

Abubakar Malami is the current minister of Justice was born on 17 April 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria.

Biography of Abubakar malami

List of past ministers of Justice in Nigeria from 1960 till date.

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The followings are the list of Nigeria attorney general of federation. These are:

1. HON. JUSTICE TASLIM ELIAS , CFR, GCON (1960–1966)
2. CHIEF G.I.M ONYIUKE, SAN (1 March 1966 – 29 July 1966)
3. DR. NABO GRAHAM DOUGLAS (1966–1972)
4. HON. JUSTICE DAN IBEKWE (1972–1975) Augustine Nnamani, CON (1975-1979)
5 HON. JUSTICE AUGUSTINE NNAMANI, CON 1975 -1979. 6. CHIEF RICHARD O.A AKINJIDE, SAN (1979-1983)
7 MR KEHINDE SOFOLA, SAN Oct 1983 – Dec. 1983
8 MR. CHIKE OFODILE, SAN 1984 – Aug. 1985
9 PRINCE BOLA AJIBOLA, SAN 12 Sept. 1985 – 4 Dec. 1991
10 CHIEF CLEMENT AKPAMGBO, SAN 1991 – 1993
11 DR. OLU ONAGORUWA 1993 – 1994
12 CHIEF. MICHAEL A. AGBAMUCHE, SAN 1994 – 1997
13 MR. ACHIJI ABDULLAHI IBRAHIM, OFR, SAN 1997 – May 1999
14 HON. KANU GODWIN AGABI, SAN June 1999 – Jan. 2000
15 CHIEF BOLA IGE, SAN 3 Jan. 200 – 23 Dec. 2001
16 HON. KANU GODWIN AGABI, SAN 2002 -2003
17 CHIEF AKIN OLUJIMI, SAN July 2003 – July 2005
18 CHIEF BAYO OJO, SAN, FCI ARB, (UK) July 2005 –July 2007
19 CHIEF MICHAEL A. AONDOAKAA, SAN 26 July 2007 – 10 Feb. 2010
20 PRINCE ADETOKUNBO KAYODE, SAN 10 Feb.2010 – 17 March 2010
21 MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR 6 April 2010 – 29 May 2011
22 MR. MOHAMMED BELLO ADOKE, SAN, CFR 2 July 2011 – May 2015
23 MR. ABUBAKAR MALAMI, SAN 1. 11 Nov. 2015 Till Date

Brief History of passed Nigeria attorney generals.

The following are the brief history of passed Nigeria attorney generals.

Taslim Olawale Elias (11 November 1914 – 14 August 1991) was a Nigerian jurist. He was Attorney-General and Chief Justice of Nigeria and a judge and President of the International Court of Justice. He was a scholar who modernised and extensively revised the laws of Nigeria.

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Augustine Nnamani was a former justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, he was appointed on August 15, 1979 and was on the court for 11 years. Prior to the appointment, he was Attorney General of the Nigerian Minister of Justice.

Chief Osuolale Abimbola Richard Akinjide, SAN (4 November 1930 – 21 April 2020) was a Yoruba Nigerian lawyer and politician. He served as the minister of education in the First Republic and the minister of justice in the Second Republic.

Chief Sofola was born on March 10, 1924 in Ogun State southwestern Nigeria. He was Call to the bar on September 11, 1954.

He was the founder of Kehinde Sofola's Chamber a law firm in Lagos State where Ayotunde Phillips, the Chief Judge of Lagos State began her career on September 1976.

Bolasodun Adesumbo "Bola" Ajibola, KBE (born March 22, 1934) was an Attorney General and the Minister of Justice of Nigeria from 1985 to 1991 and a Judge of the International Court of Justice from 1991 to 1994. He was president of the Nigerian Bar Association from 1984–85.

He was also one of five commissioners on the Eritrea-Ethiopia Boundary Commission, organized through the Permanent Court of Arbitration.

Michael Agbamuche was born on August 16, 1920 in Akwukwu-Igbo where he attended St John's Anglican primary school. He worked as a clerical officer at the then government secretariat Kaduna until he passed his Senior Cambridge exams and proceeded to london for further studies. He enrolled in a one-year introduction course at the Battersea Polytechnic Institute now the University of Surrey from 1950-1951 [failed verification] before proceeding to King's College London where he obtained a degree in Law. He was called to the English bar Middle Temple in 1957. He returned to Nigeria and enrolled as a barrister and solicitor with the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1958.

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Ibrahim was called to the English Bar in 1963, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1964. He served as Legal Adviser and Senior State Counsel in the defunct Northern Region of Nigeria. He entered private practice in 1973 as Managing Partner of Abdullahi Ibrahim and company. Ibrahim was Legal Adviser and later Chairman of New Nigeria Development Company Limited, (NNDC). In 1982 he was admitted to the Inner Bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

He was Chairman of the Body of Benchers until 2001. He is a Notary Public, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a member of the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague and Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee.

Ibrahim held cabinet positions as Federal Minister of Education, Science and Technology. He was Minister for Transport and Aviation (1984–1985) in the cabinet of General Muhammadu Buhari.

He was Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice of Nigeria (1997 – May 1999) in the cabinet of General Abdulsalami Abubakar. He is a Commissioner of the International - National Boundary Commission, and was a member of the Nigerian team that negotiated the Maritime Boundary Treaty between Nigeria and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Unitization Agreement of the Zafiro/Ekanga Oil Fields. He was the agent and later co-agent in the dispute between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Republic of Cameroon at the International Court of Justice at the Hague.

Kanu was appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 15 September 1997. In the April 1999 elections, Kanu ran for governor of Cross River State, but was defeated by Donald Duke.

He was said to be a candidate for the same position in the 2003 elections.

Ojo hails from Ife-Ijumu , Kogi State, in central Nigeria. He had his primary school education in Maiduguri and Kaduna and his post-primary education at Zaria in Kaduna State.

He worked briefly as a civil servant in Ilorin, Kwara State, before he proceeded to the University of Lagos (in Lagos) where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law in June 1977. He is married to Hon. Justice Folashade Bayo-Ojo, and they have two children, Babatomiwa and Olubusola. He has two brothers, Daniel Oluwasegun Ojo and Victor Olanrewaju Ojo.

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was born in Benue on 12 June 1962. He schooled at Mount Saint Gabriel's Secondary school Makurdi and Upon graduation was admitted into the Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri where he obtained his LL.B Certificate. He became a senior partner of a law firm for 18 years. While helping two of his friends, Ogiri Ajene, former deputy governor of Benue State and Professor Daniel Saror to secure nomination for ministerial appointment, he was invited to meet President Umaru Musa Yar'Adua, and during the interview was offered the post of Attorney General until February 10, 2010 when he was removed in controversial circumstances by the Acting President Goodluck Jonathan.

Adetokunbo Kayode is a Nigerian corporate lawyer, tax expert and international arbitrator.

He attended CMS Grammar School, in Lagos . It is the oldest secondary school in Nigeria . He studied law at the University of Lagos , Nigeria Law School, Lagos, Strategic Leadership at the Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Strategy and Public Communications at the World Bank/ Annenberg Program of the University of Southern California, as well as Strategic Negotiations training at Harvard University.

Adoke was born on 1 September 1963 in Kogi State. He gained a degree in law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria in 1985, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in October 1986.

He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy University in Zurich, Switzerland and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Keble College, Oxford.

He held positions with the Kwara State Schools' Management Board, Kano State Ministry of Justice and private law firms before establishing his own practice. He was a member of the Board of Peugeot Automobile from 2006 to 2008 and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Unity Bank. He has acted as an arbitrator in England and Nigeria, handling commercial disputes involving Shell Ultra Deep and the Federal Government of Nigeria, Global Steel Holdings and the Bureau of Public Enterprises Investment, and AES Nigeria Barge and Lagos State Government.

His appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General on 6 April 2010 was seen as an attempt by Jonathan to introduce a fresh approach in pushing through electoral reforms.

His tenure as Attorney General ended on 29 May 2015.

Abubakar Malami was born on 17 April 1967 in Birnin Kebbi, the capital of Kebbi State, Northern Nigeria. His early formal education began at Nassarawa Primary School, Birnin Kebbi before he completed his secondary school education at College of Arts and Arabic Studies.

In 1991, Malami graduated from Usmanu Danfodiyo University where he studied Law and was called to the bar in 1992.

Abubakar is an alumnus of the University of Maiduguri where he obtained his master's degree in Public Administration in 1994.

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Reference:

https://www.justice.gov.ng/index.php/the-ministry/history/past-attorney-generals-of-the-federation

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