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Breaking! Lagos gets new Chief Judge, Kazeem Alogba

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Breaking! Lagos gets new Chief Judge, Kazeem Alogba

Justice Kazeem Alogba is the new Chief Judge of Lagos

Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appointed Justice Kazeem Alogba as the Acting Chief Judge of Lagos State BlackBox Nigeria can confirm.

In a statement released by the state government moments ago, Justice Alogba was appointed “in accordance with Section 271 (1) and (4) of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended).” 

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Justice Alogba, an indigene of Ikorodu division of Lagos will be replacing Justice Opeyemi Oke as the 17th Chief Judge of the state. According to the statement, his confirmation is pending “confirmation from the National Judicial Council (NJC) and subsequent confirmation of the State House of Assembly.” 

Justice Alogba

According to the statement,”the appointment of the new Acting Chief Judge is consequent upon the need to prevent a vacuum in the State Judiciary, given the imminent retirement of the present Chief Judge of Lagos State, Honourable Justice Opeyemi Oke, who is set to disengage statutorily from the State Judiciary from today Monday 10 June 2019. 

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Justice Kazeem Alogba will be sworn-in on Thursday 13th June 2019 in the Governor’s Office, Lagos House, Alausa Ikeja at 10.00 a.m.

“Prior to his appointment Justice Kazeem Alogba was the most senior of the 58 Honourable Justices in the State Judiciary next to the out-going Chief Judge, and had chaired the Committee on the review of the High Court Civil Procedure Rules, which culminated in the new High Court of Lagos (Civil Procedure) Rules of 2019 that came into force on 31 January 2019.”

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