FANI-KAYODE, (Chief) Victor Babaremilekun Adetokunboh(late)

Born born December 22, 1921

Chelsea, London, United Kingdom




Victor Adetokunboh

B.A, LL.B, B.L, M.A

Nigerian politician, aristocrat, nationalist, statesman and lawyer ,
Gender: Male
Marital Status
  • Married
Name of Spouse Chief Mrs Adia Adunni Fani-Kayode
State of Origin: Osun
Father's Name Victor Adedapo Kayode
Father's Status Deceased
Mother's Name Mrs. Aurora Kayode (née Fanimokun)
Mother's Status Deceased

Akinola Adedapo Fani-Kayode, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Femi Fani-Kayode, Mrs. Toyin Bajela and Mrs. Tolu Fanning. Mrs. Aina Ogunbe, Mrs. Remi Nana Akuffo-Addo (they were later divorced), Tokunbo Fani-Kayode and Ladipo Fani-Kayode

Profession Legal practitioner , Politician
Working Experience Leader, Local Government Business, Ife Divisional Council, 1955-58; member, Nigerian House of Representatives, 1954-58; Chairman, Ife District Council, 1955-59; member. Western House of Assembly, 1960-66; Leader of Opposition, House of Assembly, defunct Western Nigeria, 1961-62; Deputy Premier and Minister of Local Government, Western Nigeria, 1962-65; Depu ty Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Western Nigeria, 1965-66; Senior Partner, Fani-Kayode and Sowemimo, Solicitors; Chairman, Kramer-ltalo Construction Com pany Limited; Chairman, Neulan Phar maceutical Company Limited; Chairman, North-Western Services Company Limited; member, Oxford and Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, London, England
Gibsons Nursery and Primary School, Lagos 1924-26, Preparatory Lessons for Entry to Grammar School, 1927, CMS Grammar School, Lagos, 1928-32, King's Col lege, Lagos, 1933-39, Downing College, Cam bridge, 1942-46, Middle Temple Inns of Court, 1943-45;

Chairman, Action Group Youths Association, 1953-55; President, Talaka Parapo, Ife, 1955; Assistant General Secretary, Action Group, 1953-54, 1956-59; Chairman, defunct National Council of Nigerian Citizens, Western Work ing Committee, 1960-62; member and National Vice-President, banned National Party of Nigeria (NPN), 1979;

Balogun of Ife, Nlado of Ake, Bajito of Iporo Ake, Agbaakin of Akure

Commander of the Order of the Niger (CON); Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN)

He was elected Deputy Premier of the Western Region of Nigeria in 1963 and he played a major role in Nigeria’s legal history and politics from the late 1940s until 1995.

October 1995
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