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    The profile of a fearless Jurist, Justice Abiola Adewemimo---[Interesting to the Core]


    His Lordship, Hon. Justice Abiola Adunola Adewemimo hails from Inisa, Odo-Otin Local Government Area, State of Osun, 'Ipinle Omoluabi', South-West Nigeria, and attended St. Clares' Nursery and Primary School for the first school leaving certificate and Osogbo Grammar School for West African School Leaving Certificate (WASC).


    As destiny had it, she studied Law at University of Ile-Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife and attended the only available Nigerian Law School then, Lagos and was called to the Bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1992.


    Justice Adewemimo served in the Law firm of Bonajo Badejo & Co. Lagos for the mandatory National Youth Service Corps.


    In fulfillment of her passion to serve the nation, In 1994 she joined the Osun State Ministry of Justice as Legal Officer II and rose through the ranks to become the Administrator-General and Public Trustee of the State and also served as Director, Legal Drafting and Ministerial Counseling, Director Litigation and Advisory Services, and Director of Public Prosecutions of the State from 2006 to 2011. 


    In the year 2011 she was appointed as the Acting Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary of the State and noticing her excellence in task delivery, she was confirmed as Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary in the year 2012, a position she held until her appointment to the Bench as a Judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in 2017 and was sworn in by the then Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen.


    In the past, My Lord has held several positions apart from being the administrative head and accounting officer of Ministry of Justice, which includes Member, Joint Negotiating Team of the State on Labour matters; Member, Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee; Member, Committee on the Review of Pension Law of Osun State, Member, Speedy administration of Criminal Justice; Member, Committee on Asset Sharing of newly created Local Community Development Areas and many others.


    Furthermore, she also served in several Panels of inquiry and White paper drafting Committees and was directly involved in the drafting of Memorandum of Understanding involving the State and Executive Bills to the House of Assembly of the State.

     

    My Lord, Justice Adewemimo has attended several International and National Conferences as a member and /or participant, including IBA Conferences, and United Nations Commission on the Status of Women held in the New York City, United States and training on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

     

    Presently, His Lordship, Justice Adunola Adewemimo is the presiding Judge of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Benin Judicial division and has delivered many historic, landmark and laudable Judgments and rulings.

     

    Click Here to read Some Judgments/Rulings

     

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