HON. JUSTICE M.A. ADEIGBE
Hon. Justice Moshud Adekunle Adeigbe, a native of Osogbo, Osogbo Local Government of the State of Osun, Nigeria was born on October 31, 1952. He obtained a Diploma in Journalism from the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos in 1979, and then went ahead to the University of Ibadan where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (B.A. Hons) degree in Language Art and Communication in 1982 and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B. Hons) in 1989. He joined the Nigerian Television Authority in 1975 as a Stenographer and later rose to the rank of a Reporter/Sub-Editor in 1979 and promoted to the rank of Principal Editor/News Producer in 1986 until 1989 when he left the media house and joined the firm of Kunle Kalejaye & Co. (Legal Practitioners) as Associate Counsel between 1989 and 1992.
He founded his Law firm of Kunle Adeigbe & Co. (Legal Practitioners/Consultants) in Ibadan in 1992, which he successful ran, and was appointed a Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2001. While practicing as a Lawyer, he was widely regarded in legal circles as a dogged litigation Counsel, taking up difficult and complex cases, including civil, constitutional and human right cases at the High Courts, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court, as well as election petition cases at the Election Tribunals.
He was appointed a High Court Judge in Osun State on 3rd August, 2006, and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria) in December 2013.
He has earlier in life being appointed as a Primary School Teacher by the Primary School Board, Osogbo between March 1970 and August 1971 and Library Assistant/Typist at the Institute of Administration (now Faculty of Administration), Obafemi Awolowo University, between September 1971 and March 1974, and a Stenographer at the Institute of Applied Science and Technology (now Faculty of Technology), University of Ibadan between April 1974 and June 1975.
He was also a Newspaper columnist from 1975 to January 1995.
Hon. Justice M.A. Adeigbe has held various public and private offices, including President of the Language and Communication Arts Students' Association of the University of Ibadan from 1981; Chairman of the NUJ-NTA Ibadan chapel from 1984 to 1986; General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ibadan branch from January 1988 to December 1999; Member, Oyo State Law Review Committee, 1999; Member, National Executive Committee (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association from 1998 to 3rd August 2006, and a Field Trainer for the Centre for Democratic Studies (CDS) Abuja, 1990.
He was appointed a member of the National Election Petition Tribunal from August 2011 to July 2012; and Chairman of the State of Osun Standing Commission of Inquiry on Disturbance of Public Peace in 2014.
Hon. Justice Adeigbe has received various awards, including the NTA Corporate Special Award for Versatility and Diligence, 1981; NBA (Ibadan branch); Award as a Distinguished General Secretary in year 2006; and Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Ibadan, 2006.
His published works include the "New Directions for Journalism in Nigeria", April 1985, "Contemporary Issues in Nigeria Legal System", 1997, "Chief Afe Babalola's Role at the Bar", 2008, "Jurisdiction as Pivot to Quick and Proper Adjudication in Nigerian Court of Records", 2012 and "Highlights of the Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules in Nigeria", 2014.
He attended several conferences and seminars, including the NBA Annual Conferences from 1990 to date; Workshop on the year 2003 Election Petitions in Nigeria, organized by the Legal Defence Centre with the International Foundation for Elective Systems and the United States Agency for International Development 2003; International Foundation for Elective Systems Workshop in conjunction with the Court of Appeal on Adjudication of Election Petitions, 2011; Workshops for Judges organized by the National Judicial Institute, from 2006 to 2014; Biennial All Nigerian Judges Conferences from 2007 to 2013; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria), Osun State Chapter's conference on Customary Arbitration 2009; Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria) Osun State Chapter's conference on Alternative Dispute Resolution as an Instrument of Social Change, 2013; Mediation Training for Nigerian Judges at the Kennesaw State University, Centre for Conflict Management, Kennesaw, Atlanta Georgia, USA ? 2012; Leadership and Professional Ethics Training at the Kennesaw State University, Centre for Conflict Management, Kennesaw, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013; and Seminar on International Arbitration at the Kennesaw State University, Centre for Conflict Management, Kennesaw, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, 2013, and Refresher course for Judicial Officers on Information and Communication Technology organized by the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, 2014.
He is happily married, with children.