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Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by etcsines: 1:03pm On Jun 10
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The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, retired on Monday after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oke, born on June 10, 1954, was appointed as the 16th chief judge of Lagos State by former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode in September 2017.

Oke, is an alumnus of the University of Ife, Ile-Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, where she read law from 1973 to 1978.

She enrolled at the Nigerian Law School from 1978 to 1979 and the Coppin State College in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. from 1980-1982 for a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

She began her professional career as a counsel at the law firm of Otesanya & Otesanya in 1979 before she joined the Lagos State Judiciary as a senior magistrate.

Oke rose through the ranks to become chief magistrate grade one from 1986 to 1996 and a deputy chief registrar between 1993 to 1994.

She was appointed Judge of High Court of Lagos State on July 19, 1996.

As the Chief Judge of Lagos, she took notable steps to curb touting in the court premises and corruption at the registry/cash office of the high court.

On Feb. 1, 2018, she inaugurated two new divisions of the Ikeja High Court, which are the Special Offences Court (three courtrooms) and the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court (two courtrooms).

Oke also introduced a number of reforms, including the Backlog Elimination Programme, the Small Claims Court and Restorative Justice System.

In a bid to improve justice delivery, the retired chief judge introduced the Sentencing Guidelines for Judges and Magistrates, the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Direction and a Handbook for Court Registrars.

Justice Kazeem Alogba, the most senior judge in the Lagos State Judiciary is set to become Oke’s successor.

source: http://www.titiloyeblog.com/2019/06/lagos-chief-judge-retires.html

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Sunofgod(m): 1:06pm On Jun 10
Let me reserve judgement....

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Ayoswit(f): 1:07pm On Jun 10
Fine woman. Beauty and brain. smiley

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by amiibaby(f): 1:07pm On Jun 10
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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Joromi12: 1:08pm On Jun 10
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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by freshyung: 1:08pm On Jun 10
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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by AbleGod32123: 1:09pm On Jun 10
etcsines:
@titiloyeblog.com

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Opeyemi Oke, retired on Monday after attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65 years.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Oke, born on June 10, 1954, was appointed as the 16th chief judge of Lagos State by former Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode in September 2017.

Oke, is an alumnus of the University of Ife, Ile-Ife now Obafemi Awolowo University, where she read law from 1973 to 1978.

She enrolled at the Nigerian Law School from 1978 to 1979 and the Coppin State College in Baltimore, Maryland, the U.S. from 1980-1982 for a Master of Science Degree in Criminal Justice.

She began her professional career as a counsel at the law firm of Otesanya & Otesanya in 1979 before she joined the Lagos State Judiciary as a senior magistrate.

Oke rose through the ranks to become chief magistrate grade one from 1986 to 1996 and a deputy chief registrar between 1993 to 1994.

She was appointed Judge of High Court of Lagos State on July 19, 1996.

As the Chief Judge of Lagos, she took notable steps to curb touting in the court premises and corruption at the registry/cash office of the high court.

On Feb. 1, 2018, she inaugurated two new divisions of the Ikeja High Court, which are the Special Offences Court (three courtrooms) and the Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court (two courtrooms).

Oke also introduced a number of reforms, including the Backlog Elimination Programme, the Small Claims Court and Restorative Justice System.

In a bid to improve justice delivery, the retired chief judge introduced the Sentencing Guidelines for Judges and Magistrates, the Civil Procedure Rules and Practice Direction and a Handbook for Court Registrars.

Justice Kazeem Alogba, the most senior judge in the Lagos State Judiciary is set to become Oke’s successor.

source: http://www.titiloyeblog.com/2019/06/lagos-chief-judge-retires.html

Cc: Lalasticlala, Mynd44
Too much money

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by tydi(m): 1:09pm On Jun 10
grin

The real slay queen

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Sirpaul(m): 1:11pm On Jun 10
Account don over GREEN! HMMMMMM

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Amuocha: 1:11pm On Jun 10
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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by osaweseforme(m): 1:17pm On Jun 10
Happy retirement

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by engrkaz(m): 1:17pm On Jun 10
Still radiant at 65!!!

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Brunicekid(m): 1:29pm On Jun 10
Chief Judge @ 65 years wey be like 45 years old.

It's OKAY!!!

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by natnoble(m): 1:41pm On Jun 10
she looks beautiful and younger than 65 years. Best wishes to her in retirement

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by GoodMuyis(m): 2:13pm On Jun 10
natnoble:
she looks beautiful and younger than 65 years. Best wishes to her in retirement

That could be old photo, seeing that big google

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Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by 9jaRealist: 2:56pm On Jun 10
EXCELLENT legacy...
Enjoy your retirement Madam!
Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by Gsteve01(m): 3:01pm On Jun 10
Impressive.
Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by ifunanyababe(f): 5:26pm On Jun 10
Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by RichDad1(m): 6:55pm On Jun 10
GoodMuyis:


That could be old photo, seeing that big google
Not that old It was during her installation as the chief judge in 20/8.
Re: Opeyemi Oke Retires As Lagos Chief Judge by RichDad1(m): 6:56pm On Jun 10
Interestingly, the past 3 to 4 chief judges of Lagos state has been female. cheesy
The real slay queens. cool

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