Wole Olanipekun

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Wole Olanipeku
Oluwole Oladapo Olanipekun

(1951-11-18)18 November 1951
  • Lawyer
  • Solicitor
  • Activist
Years activeJuly 1975 - present

Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN, OFR (November 18, 1951) is a Nigerian Lawyer and former President of the Nigerian Bar Association and Senior Advocate of Nigeria.[1][2][3]

Early life[edit]

A native of Ikere-Ekiti,[4] he attended Amoye Grammar School in Ikere-Ekiti, Ekiti State southwestern Nigeria but obtained the West Africa School Certificate at Ilesa Grammar before he proceeded to the University of Lagos, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in Law.[5][6]

Professional career[edit]

He was Called to the bar in July 1976 after he graduated from the Nigerian Law School and subsequently attained the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in July 1991, the same year in which he was appointed as Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ondo State and served in that capacity for two years.[7] In 2002, he was elected as President of the Nigerian Bar Association.[8] In 2003 he was appointed the vice President of the Pan African Lawyers Union.[9] On January 2007, he became a Life bencher, appointed by the Nigerian Body of Benchers.[10] He was the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Governing Council of the University of Ibadan between 2004 and 2006. In 2003, he was appointed the Vice President of the Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU).[11][12]

Personal life[edit]

Chief Olanipekun is married with 4 children - and is a grandfather.



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  6. ^ "Alumni, students urge N'Assembly to disregard UNILAG bill". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Olanipekun: Portrait of A Legal Luminary, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  8. ^ "Celebrating Wole Olanipekun at 59 , Articles - THISDAY LIVE". archive.org. Retrieved 20 March 2017.
  9. ^ "Law Library: Mimiko, Olanipekun commend NDDC member". Vanguard News. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  10. ^ "Sofola emerges Body of Benchers' chairman". The Punch - Nigeria's Most Widely Read Newspaper. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  11. ^ John Austin Unachukwu. "UI honours ex-NBA chief Olanipekun". The Nation. Retrieved 25 April 2015.
  12. ^ "Forget Past Injustices Olanipekun Tells UI VC, Articles - THISDAY LIVE". thisdaylive.com. Retrieved 25 April 2015.