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Akeredolu Appoints Brother’s Wife As High Court Judge

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Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has appointed Professor Alero Akeredolu as a Judge of the State High Court.

Naija News learned that the appointee is the wife of the Ondo governor’s younger brother, Oluwole Akeredolu.

In a statement on Friday by the government, Alero Akeredolu becomes the first female professor of Law to be appointed as Judge in Nigeria.

The statement added that Prof. Akeredolu is the first female lawyer to publish a monthly law report in the country.

She veered into academics in 2004, rising through the ranks, to become an Associate Professor at the University of Ibadan in 2015, and in 2017, became the first female Professor of Law at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo as well as its first female Dean of law.

The statement reads: “Ondo State’s Prof. Alero Akeredolu Becomes First Female Professor of Law to be Appointed as Judge in Nigeria.

“Professor of Law, Alero has been appointed as a Judge of the Ondo State High Court, becoming the first female professor of law to be appointed to the bench in Nigeria.

“Prof. Akeredolu is the first female lawyer to publish a monthly law report in Nigeria — the Supreme Court Monthly.

“She veered into academics in 2004, rising through the ranks, to become an Associate Professor at the University of Ibadan in 2015, and in 2017, became the first female Professor of Law at Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo as well as its first female Dean of law.

“The law don is a CEDR, UK Mediator, Fellow, Institute of Peace & Strategic Studies, Fellow, Society for Peace Studies & Practice, Fellow, Institute of Chartered & Mediators Conciliators.”

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.