Chancellor of University of Nigeria, Nsukka; former Chairman Federal Census Board, former Chief Justice of the Federation of Nigeria; called to the Bar (Middle Temple) 1934; after a brief spell in the civil service as a Crown Counsel, 1934-35, practiced until 1939 when he was appointed Magistrate of the Protectorate Court; became the third Nigerian to be appointed a Puisne Judge, 1949; became Chief Justice of Western Nigeria, 1955-58; three years later, appointed first Nigerian Chief Justice of the Federation, 1958-72; knighted in 1957 — Knighted Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) — and six years later, was appointed one of Queen Elizabeth’s Privy Councillors;
1.member of the United Nations International Public Service Advisory Board
2. member of the International commission of Jurists.
3.executive member of World peace through Law,
4.vice president of the World Association of Jurists,
5. member of the International Olympic committee,
1. Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger (GCON)
1. member of the Privy Council of the United Kingdom
1928 to 1931, Ademola studied law at Selwyn College, University of Cambridge.
1. first Nigerian head of the judiciary anywhere in Nigeria
2. first Nigerian Chief Justice of the entire Federation of Nigeria.
1. president of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity.
2. chairman of the Metropolitan Club
3. member of the Island Club
4. vice patron of the Yoruba Club
Adetokunbo Ademola was a prince of the Yoruba people, and thus often made use of the pre-nominal honorific Omoba. He was a member of the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs and president of the Reformed Ogboni Fraternity.
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