SOFOLA, Chief Idowu

CON,SAN, LL.B, BL, lawyer; b: September 29, 1934; ht: Ikenne-Remo; so: Ogun lga: Ikenne m; Olosula Odubela, 1963; nc: four s, one d. ed: St. Saviour's School, Ikenne, 1945-51; Oriwu College, Ikorodu, Ugos, 1952; Eko Boys' High School, 1953- 56; Westminster College of Commerce, 1958-59; Holborn College of Law, London, 1959-62; Middle Temple Inns of Court, Undon, 1962. cr: Clerk, Federal Ministry of Labour; Court clerk, Ugos Judiciary 1958; private legal practice since 1962; asst sec, Nigerian Union of Great Britain and Ireland, 1959-61; asst. sec. gen.. West African Students Union (WASU), 1960-61; mm: Committee of African Organisation (CAO), UK; Nigerian Bar Association, 1962 and later mm: the Association of National Executive Committee, since 1978; Council of Legal Education, 1978-83; Legal Aid Council, 1979-83; Ugal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee, 1979-83; General Council of the Bar, 1979-83; The Body of Benchers, since 1982; life mm: National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association; asst. sec. gen., 1980-82; Deputy Secretary-General, 1982-86; re-appointed Deputy Secretary-General, 1986-88; (First African to hold the Office) Secretary-General, 1986; Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), 1989; Nominations Committee.1979-1980; Forward Planning Committee from 1980- 1984; Professional Ethics Committee, 1980-1986; Council member of the Association, 1979-1990; mm. Nominations Committee, Sections in Business Law, General Practice and Energy and Natural Resources Law of IBA, council mem. Section on General Practice; Elected Secretary General, International Bar Association, 1986 ( First African, to be so elected); Co-organiser and member of all committees of the Commonwealth Law Conference, 1980; ch: Organising Committee, International Bar Association, African Regional Conference, 1985; African Bar Association; World Peace Through Law; founding mm:, Inter-African Union of Uwyers; founding mm; Commonwealth Uw Association; ch: Board of Governors, EkoBoys' High School, 1973-79; presd. Eko Boys High School Old Boys Association, 1972-1983, 1989-95; Rotary Club of Ikennne, 1987- 1988, Paul Harris fellow, tt: Bobagunwa Remo, 1991; Balogun Idotun- Ikene, 1992; Aare Maiyegun Owu-Abeokuta, 1996. h: Distinguished Citizen of OgunState Award, 1986, I.B.A Honours in appreciation of excellent service to the International Bar Association, Listed in Who's Who in Nigeria, Newswatch Edition of Who is Who in Nigeria, International Who is Who, Men & Women of Distinction (World wide), The Nigerian monarch, Distin-gushed Citizensof Remo, Marquis Who is Who in the World, The New Who is Who in Nigeria; nh: Commander of the Order of the Niger, 2003; sc: Trustee, Lagos Country Club; presd. Remo Progressive Association;mm: Island Club, Ikoyi Club, Ugos Country Club, Ikenne social circle.Remo Progressive Association; hob. table-tennis, reading, snooker, walking, music, off: Elephant House (5 Floor) Alausa, Ikeja, P.O. Box 5854, Ugos; tel: 01-4707400, 4973913 (H), Mobil:090-400137,468060-9,7745088- 9 ext. 8502; e-m: [email protected]; fax: 4937508 tel: 01- 4973913, 4962200.
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