BREAKING: Governor Adeleke Suspends Osun Chief Judge, Appoints Replacement

BREAKING: Governor Adeleke Suspends Osun Chief Judge, Appoints Replacement

  • The governor of Osun state has finally removed the chief judge of the state, Justice Adepele Ojo
  • Ademola Adeleke on Thursday, Novemebr 16, approved Justice Ojo's suspension and appointed Justice Olayinka Afolabi as a replacement
  • Adeleke's spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, confirmed the development in a statement issued to newsmen on Thursday journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Osun state, Osogbo - Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun state has defied the National Industrial Court's directive, preventing him from removing Osun State Chief Judge Oyebola Ojo.

Osun state chief judge, Ademola Adeleke
Despite the court's order, Governor Ademola Adeleke removed Osun's chief judge and appointed an acting CJ. Photo credit: Osun state government
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Adeleke suspended Justice Ojo, and appointed her replacement

Adeleke on Thursday, November 16, through his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, announced that he has approved the suspension of Justice Ojo following the resolution of the state's House of Assembly, The Nation reported.

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Following the suspension of Justice Ojo, Governor Adeleke has appointed Justice Olayinka Afolabi as acting chief judge of the state.

A statement issued by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, stated the appointment is consequent upon the approval of the resolution of the House of Assembly asking Justice Ojo to step aside, Vanguard reported.

It reads:

“Governor Ademola Adeleke has appointed Justice Olayinka David Afolabi as the acting Chief Judge of Osun State with immediate effect following the approval of the resolution of the House of Assembly.”

Governor Adeleke dances with Davido to singer's “feel” song

Videos emerged showing Nigerian singer, Davido, in good spirits with Governor Adeleke.

The clips which surfaced on the internet on Monday, October 23, showed Davido and Adeleke dancing to the former’s hit song, “Feel”. The cinematic visuals for 'Feel' were only released three weeks ago.

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Osun governor Adeleke suspends appointees’ foreign trips

Earlier, reported that Adeleke suspended foreign trips for top government officials of his administration for the rest of the year, except for emergencies.

The governor instructed that the state's expenditure should henceforth be focused on implementing critical projects across the sectors.

He gave the directive on Monday, October 23, when he hosted the State Executive Council meeting with a key focus on treasury board decisions as they affect preparation for budget 2024 and landmark pronouncements on state governance.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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