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Prof. Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN

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Professor Wahab Olasupo Egbewole, SAN is the 11th Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin. He was born on December 26, 1961 in Ile-Ife, Osun State1. He earned his Bachelor’s degree (LL.B) in 1984 and immediately proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Lagos, and was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 19852. He earned his Master’s degree in Law (LL.M) from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife in 1989 and his doctorate degree in Law from the University of Ilorin in 2009. From 1985 to 1995, Prof Egbewole accumulated legal practice experience from government and private firms, and in 1995, he started his own law firm, Wahab Egbewole & Co. As an active legal practitioner, Prof Egbewole has continued to practice law and has contributed immensely to the development of Nigerian jurisprudence in several areas, particularly in electoral jurisprudence, constitutionalism, human rights, criminal practices, and general civil practices, among others. In recognition of his shrewdness and political sagacity, he was elected by his law colleagues as the Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Ilorin Branch3. He had also served as a member of the National Executive Committee for the Nigerian Bar Association4. He reached the pinnacle of the legal profession in 2018 when, having distinguished himself, he was appointed a Senior Advocate of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee5.

Prof Egbewole joined the services of the University of Ilorin in 1997 as a Lecturer II. He was promoted to the rank of Lecturer I in 1999 and served as Senior Lecturer between 2003 and 2012. He eventually attained the peak of his academic career on October 1, 2012 when he was elevated to the rank of Professor of Jurisprudence and International Law at University of Ilorin. Prof Egbewole’s administrative savvy has also seen him serve the Law Faculty in numerous capacities including Acting Head of Department, Sub-Dean, Acting Dean of Law among others8. He has also served as Director General Studies Division. In recognition of his erudite scholarship, contribution to research and university administration, Prof Wahab Olasupo Egbewole was appointed as the 11th Vice-Chancellor of the University in October 2022.