Founder Of Crescent University, Abeokuta, Prince Bola Ajibola Is Dead


Former Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and ex-Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Prince Bola Ajibola is dead.He died in the early hours of Sunday at the age of 89.

Education Roadmap reports that late Prince Bola Ajibola, who is a former Judge of the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Hague, Netherlands was the founder of Crescent University, Abeokuta, died after a protracted illness as a result of old age.

The eldest child of the late jurist, Segun Ajibola, SAN, disclosed this in a statement, on Sunday via Facebook.

About Crescent University, Abeokuta

Crescent University is an Islamic, non-sectarian and co-educational institution.

Standing for scholarship, service and character, Crescent is the pioneer Islamic University in Nigerian and was established in 2005. With a mission to develop world-class human resources to meet global development challenges; the university offers courses in Business, Banking, Accounting, Economics and Actuarial Sciences, Mass Communication,Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Political Science as well as Information and Communication Technology.


A Prince from Owu, he was born on 22 March 1934, and was president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) from 1984 to 1985.

Schools Attended

Owu Baptist Day School, Ago-Owu, Abeokuta, Nigeria (1942-1949)
Baptist Boys’ High School, Oke Egunya, Abeokuta, Nigeria (1950-1955).

University Education

Holborn College of Law, University of London (1959-1962). Council of Legal Education –Inns of Court London (1959-1962). Honourable Barrister-At-Law of Lincoln’s Inn, London (Called to Bar On 27 November 1962).

International Posts

President Judge of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal (Washington D.C and London) 1994-2005. Arbitrator/Commissioner for the Boundary Dispute between Ethopia and Eritrea (EEBC).

Chairman of the Nigerian Delegation, Cameroon/Nigeria Mixed Commission, set up to resolve the boundary dispute between the two countries after the International Court of Justice Judgement of 10 October 2002.

Judge of the International Court of justice, the Hague, 5 December 1991 to February 1994, appointed Judge ad hoc in the case concerning the Land and Maritime boundary between Cameroon and Nigeria (Cameroon v.Nigeria) 12 April 1994 – 10 October 2002.

Nigeria High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; 10 November 1995 – 8 March 2002.

Judge of the Constitutional Court of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) 1994 – 2001.

Member of the Panel of Commissioners of United Nations Compensation Commission set up to review the claim submitted by against the government of Iraq as a result of the Gulf war (Geneva) – 1994-2000.

Member, Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands. Member of the Governing Board of International Maritime Law Institute of the International Maritime Organisation (Malta).

President of the World Association of the Judges or the World Jurist Association (Washington D.C)
Arbitrator: Court of Arbitration for Sports: CAS Ad hoc Division for the commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur, 1998: Ad Hoc Division for the Sydney2000 Olympic Games.
President, Pan African Council of London Court of International Arbitration (1994 – 1999).

Member, International Court of Arbitration of ICC, Paris (1986 – 1999). Vice-Chairman; the Commission on International Arbitration ICC, Paris.

Member; International Maritime Arbitration Commission, Paris.
Member of the Board of Trustees of the Permanent court of Arbitration (The Hague, Netherlands).

Member of Board of Directors of the International Development law Institute (Rome). Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitration (London) Member of the Editorial Advisory Board, University of Buckingham (England).

Honourable Bencher of the Lincoln’s Inn Honorary Vice-President, Association of the Arbitrators (Southern Africa)
Member of International Centre for Settlement of Investment Dispute from 1999.



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