Legal Luminary Profile: Hon. Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun

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Honourable Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun

Honourable Justice Kudirat Motonmori Olatokunbo Kekere-Ekun popularly known as Justice Kudirat Kekere-Ekun Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria was born May 7, 1958. She obtained her LL.B in 1980 from the University of Lagos and LL.M from the London School of Economic and Political Science in November 1983. She was called to the Nigerian Bar on 10th July 1981.

She was appointed a Senior Magistrate Grade II, Lagos State Judiciary in December 1989 and became a Judge of the High Court of Lagos State in July 1996. She served as Chairman Robbery and Firearms Tribunal, Zone II, Ikeja, Lagos from November 1996 to May 1999.

In September, 2004, Justice Kekere-Ekun was elevated as a Justice of the Court of Appeal. She served as a member of the Court of Appeal ICT Committee from June 2011 to July 2013. She was elevated to the Apex Court as a Justice of Supreme Court of Nigeria on June 8, 2013.

She has attended numerous courses and seminars within and outside Nigeria, such as Case Management and Court Administration Training Workshop Organized by the National Centre for State Courts in June 2001, ICT Training Course (Information Technology Infrastructure Library) in Dubai UAE in July 2012 and the 34th Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, Cambridge, UK in September 2016.

She has delivered papers at various workshops, seminars and training workshops for magistrates and judges among which are “Delay in Election Tribunal Proceedings: Solutions” delivered at the All Nigerian Judges’’ Conference, Abuja between 16th – 20th November, 2009, “Law: A Tool for Social Change” delivered at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ibadan Branch Law Week on 30th November 2010, and “Stimulation and Sustenance of Economic Development through the Use of ADR Systems in the Judicial Process- Supreme Court Perspective” delivered at the 2015 All Nigerian Judges Conference, Abuja on 25th November 2015.

She is a member of some notable clubs and Professional Associations, and has received several merit awards. She enjoys reading, music, information technology and counselling.

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She is happily married with children.

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