Justice Kazeem Alogba
Justice Kazeem Alogba
Chief Judge/Chairman, JSC
Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju Alogba was born at the Lagos Island Maternity Hospital, Lagos on 23rd April, 1960 into the ALOGBA FAMILY of Ikorodu Lagos State to Alhaji Chief Jimoh F .Alogba and Mrs. Risikat Alogba (of blessed memory).
His early Primary education was at the Holy Trinity Primary School, Ebute-Ero, Lagos from 1966 to 1970. He attended Ikorodu High School, Ikorodu from 1971 to 1975 for his Secondary education, where he obtained his West African School Certificate. Thereafter he attended the Baptist Academy Shepherdhill, Obanikoro from 1975 to 1977 for his Higher School Certificate.
He proceeded to the prestigious University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos in 1977 and obtained a Second Class (Upper Division) Bachelor of Laws Degree in June, 1980. He attended the Nigerian Law School from October1980 to July, 1981 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981. He also attended the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies UNILAG Akoka, Lagos where he obtained a Certificate in Advanced Practice and Procedure in 1989.
Hon. Justice Kazeem O. Alogba began his working career as a Tutor at Ikorodu High School, Ikorodu, from August 1977 to November 1977. He also taught Law at the Federal Polytechnic Idah, Benue State as a Part Time Lecturer from November, 1981 to August, 1982. He served as a State Counsel at the Federal Ministry of Justice, Marina, Lagos in the Mercantile and Industrial Law Division from November, 1981 to March, 1983.
He joined the Law Firm of Tayo Adesanya & Co (Solicitors) as a Junior Counsel from April 1983 to May 1984, his Principal being Dr. Michael O.Adesanya (of blessed memory).
His Lordship also taught Law courses at the Lagos State College of Science and Technology, Isolo (Now Lagos State Polytechnic) from September 1983 to September 1984.
He joined the Law Firm of B.O. Benson Law Office at 50, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, Lagos from June 1984 to December 1991 as an Associate Counsel, his Principal being Chief B.O. Benson (SAN).
Thereafter he established his Law firm Lanre Alogba & Co. a firm of Legal Practitioners and Consultants in February, 1992.
Hon. Justice Kazeem Olanrewaju was appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Lagos State in July 1996.
Following his appointment, His Lordship served in various Divisions of the High Court of Lagos State.
His Lordship attended many Local and International Professional Courses including the following –
ALL NIGERIA JUDGES CONFERENCES – 2001, 2005.
JUDICIAL EXCHANGE PROGRAMME, LONDON – 2007
NATIONAL SEMINAR ON BANKING AND ALLIED MATTERS FOR JUDGES (NJI/CIBN) – 2003
WORKSHOP ORGANISED BY NATIONAL CENTRE FOR STATE COURTS INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMMES ON CASE MANAGEMENT & COURT ADMIISTRATION – JUNE 2001
ARBITRATION AND DISPUTES RESOLUTION WORKSHOP BY LAGOS MULTIDOOR COURTHOUSE/NEGOTIATION AND CONFLICT MANAGEMENT GROUP – MARCH 2003
LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT COMPUTER BASICS AND MICROSOFT OFFICE – 2003
WORKSHOP ON ADMINISTRATION OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE LAW – LAGOS STATE 2008 – 2009
FAST TRACK COURTS WORKSHOP – 2008, 2009
WORKSHOPS FOR JUDGES ON ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS – AT THE LAGOS MULTIDOOR COURT HOUSE (BETWEEN 2009 AND 2010)
NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ELECTION PETITION TRIBUNAL AND APPEALS – AT THE COURT OF APPEAL AND INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEM – MARCH, 2016
JUSTICE SECTOR INDICATOR WORKSHOP-MUNK SCHOOL OF GLOBAL STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO, CANADA-OCTOBER, 2017
TRANSFORMING GOVERNANCE TOWARDS SUSTAINING A UNIFIED PUBLIC SERVICE– DUBAI – JULY, 2018.
WORLD JURISTS ASSOCIATION XXVI CONGRESS (CONSTITUTIONAL DEMOCRACY, FREEDOM & RULE OF LAW) – SPAIN – FEBRUARY, 2019.
Amongst other legal experiences garnered by reason of her having worked in different departments in the Ministry of Justice for over twenty-four years now, Mrs. Salami’s work experience exposed her to matters relating to children, women and the vulnerable generally. This work experience has tremendously horned her skills on issues concerning this group of people in our society and she has passionately carried out her official responsibilities, both in the advocacy and litigation for the rights of the various classes of this group of people to the very best of her ability.
Mrs. Salami is a strategic advisor, fearless advocate and has featured as a speaker at many seminars on various topics relating to alternative dispute resolution, gender issues, domestic violence, sexual abuse, and child abuse; these different fora she delivered well-received papers that were applauded.
Mrs. Olubukola Salami holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, University of Lagos (1986), Bachelor of Laws degree, Lagos State University (1990) and a Master’s degree in Law, University of Ibadan (2008). She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991 as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and also a member of the International Bar Association (IBA). Mrs. Salami is a registered member of the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), United Kingdom. She is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC).
Mrs. Salami’s Service in other departments of the Ministry of Justice where she worked has also greatly impacted her efficiency as counsel. Mrs. Olubukola Salami has been and not limited to courses on provision of Legal Aid for Children in Conflict with the law in Lagos State, which project course was organized in collaboration with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and a Certificated Course on Domestic Violence, organized by the National Women Development Center, Abuja.
As Director, OPD, Mrs. Salami in the course of her Tenure with the able support of Mr. Adeniji Kazeem, Honourable Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State brought Faculty Members from National Institute of Advocacy Training Colorado, United States of America, to Nigeria, to organize training on Advocacy Skills which held for the first time in Sub-Saharan Africa in November 2016 and also recently in November 2017.
Mrs. Salami Coordinated The sustainable Programme on children in conflict with the Law, a sponsored project of UNICEF.
By virtue of her occupying the office of the Director OPD, Mrs. Salami was also a member of the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, Lagos State.
Presently Mrs. Salami is the Executive Secretary, Lagos State Judicial Service Commission.