Browsing: Afe Babalola

President Buhari joins family members, friends and all well-wishers, particularly the Nigerian Bar Association, in celebrating the milestone with the lawyer, who rather defied so many odds to redefine and reposition himself for a successful life, and bring many into the limelight.

Bamidele, who represents Ekiti Central Senatorial District, where Babalola hails from, extolled his virtues and described the legal icon as an embodiment of remarkable legacies to Ekiti, the legal profession and humanity as a whole.

Ask for Aare Afe Babalola (SAN) from anybody in the street in Ekiti, Ibadan, Enugu, Kano, Abuja or Port Harcourt, the ready answer will come in torrents: Afe Babalola is a distinguished legal luminary, Afe Babalola is an Ekiti man. Afe Babalola is a self-made man. Afe Babalola is the Aare Bamofin of Yoruba land. Afe Babalola is a philanthropist. Afe Babalola is Obasanjo’s legal adviser. Afe Babalola is one of the prominent founders of Ekiti state. Yes, these are factual descriptions of who Afe Babalola is. But those descriptions are not and cannot be the actual definition of who Afe Babalola is.

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, joined Nigerian Bar Association and National Judicial Council in celebrating one of the country’s brightest and resourceful lawyers, Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), on his 87th birthday.

From the heavy presence of Okada Riders, youth and women leaders who jam-packed the premises of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital that Friday night with many of them pulling their shirts to donate blood while I was in surgery to the powerful presence of delegation of the Ewi of Ado Ekiti and Oluyin of Iyin Ekiti by Saturday morning, followed by the personal visit of our referred Aare Afe Babalola, who was accompanied by his wife and principal functionaries of Afe Babalola University.