FAMOUS NIGERIAN PERSONALITIES

Achievers

Name
Taslim Olawale Elias
City
State
Abia
Country
Nigeria
Profile
Professor Taslim Olawale Elias was the first African judge to be appointed president of the International Court of Justice in The Hague. He was a legal giant in Nigeria and the world, having been the longest-serving judge at the ICJ. Born is 1914, he was a renowned academic, administrator, legal luminary and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (1972-75). He was vice president of the ICJ from 1979-82 and later became its president from 1982-83. He was a respected jurist worldwide and was member of several African and United Nations legal bodies. Admired and respected for his authorship of a body of legal works, he taught law at the University of Lagos, Nigeria, where he was a professor and dean of faculty of law. He became governor of the Institute of Oriental and African Studies, University of London from 1957-60.He was awarded the NNOM in 1979.
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