The Lagos State Judiciary is the oldest Judiciary in Nigeria. Its existence dates back to the period of the Cession of Lagos to the British Government when it was established and known as the Colony Province Judiciary.

The First Court to be established was the Magistrates' Court. When the High Court was established later, it was called the Supreme Court and its jurisdiction was limited to Lagos. At self-government, the Federal Territory of Lagos inherited the two systems of Courts - the Magistrates' Courts and the Supreme Court.

At the creation of the Federal Supreme Court, the Lagos Supreme Court became High Court of the Federal Territory Lagos. Hon. Justice Conrad Idowu Taylor became Chief Justice of the Court on the 22nd day of July 1964. The High Court building in Lagos (at Race Course) was the headquarters of the Court and is the oldest and most recognizable Judicial Building in Nigeria.

When Lagos State was created as one of the twelve states by virtue of provisions of the States (Creation and Transitional Provisions) Decree No. 4 of 1967, which came into effect on 27th May 1967, the High Court and the Magistrate Court of the Federal Territory were merged with the High Court and Magistrate Court of the former Western Region then at Ikeja. This became the Lagos State Judiciary and Hon. Justice Conrad Idowu Taylor became the first Chief Justice of Lagos State. Today, the title of that office is Chief Judge of Lagos State.
Hon. Justice Taylor ceased to be the Chief Judge on the 7th day of November 1973.The following are the Chief Judges of Lagos State from 1973 to Date.  
Hon. Justice J.A. Adefarasin                         1st day of November 1974 to 24th day of April 1985.
Hon. Justice Candide A. Johnson                  25th day of April 1985 to 1st day of July 1989.
Hon. Justice Ligali Ayorinde.                        1st  July 1989 to 10th day of April 1995.
The first female Chief Judge Hon. Justice Rosaline Omotosho (Mrs) 12th day of April 1995 to 27th day of February 1996.
Hon. Justice Olusola Thomas.                       15th day of March 1996 to 26th day of November 1996.
Hon. Justice S.O. Ilori.                                 27th day of December 1996 to 5th day of January 1999.
Hon. Justice Sikiru Adagun.                           3rd day of May 1999 to 22nd day of May 1999.
Hon. Justice Christopher Olatunde Segun.       24th day of May 1999 to 25th day of May 2001.
Hon. Justice I.A Sotuminu (Mrs) OON.           28th day of May 2001 to 5th day of March 2004.
Hon. Justice Afolabi Adeyinka.                       8th day of March 2004 to 22nd day of July 2004.
Hon. Justice Augustine Adetula Ade-Alabi OFR. 8th day of July 2004 to 7th day of August 2009.
Hon. Justice Inumidun Enitan Akande (Mrs) OFR. 8th September, 2009 to 10 June, 2012.
Hon. Justice Ayotunde Adeyoola Phillips (Mrs] 14th day of June, 2012, to 26th day of July 2014.
Hon. Justice Funmilayo Atilade.                         20th day of August 2014, to 24th day of September 2017.

Hon Justice Opeyemi Oke   20th day of October 2017 to 10th day of June 2019

The present Chief Judge of Lagos state Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba  was sworn in as the 17th Chief Judge of Lagos State on the 20th day of August 2019

The Chief Judge is the head of Courts and as at January 2019, there are fifty-nine (59) Hon. Judges and One Hundred and Fifty-Three (153) Magistrates in the Lagos State Judiciary.

The Lagos State Judiciary encompasses, High Courts, Magistrate Courts and Customary Courts each with its own Rules.

The Chief Registrar of the High Court of Lagos State is the Head of Administration, Chief Accounting Officer, Probate Registrar, Sheriff, Official Receiver and the Tax Master. Other Principal Officers are the Deputy Chief Registrars in the Ikeja and Lagos Divisions, Director of Admin and Human Resources, Director of Finance & Accounts and Director of Library Services.

 
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Date: 14/06/2022

Lagos State High Court Judges soon commences Year 2022 Long Vacation.

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Date: 10/05/2022

Judiciary Eulogises Late Chief Judge, Justice Afolabi Adeyinka.

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18/05/2022




Date: 30/03/2022

Expeditious of Cases Must be in Compliance with Due Process --- Lagos Chief Judge.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba has said that the ex ...View More
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04/04/2022




Date: 29/03/2022

Lagos High Court Holds Valedictory Session in Honour of late Justice Olugbani .

The Chief judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba has described the late Ju ...View More
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30/03/2022




Date: 10/03/2022

Lagos holds International Day of Women Judges ..... As Lagos HCJ Advocates Equal Participation of Women in Judiciary.

Following the declaration by the General Assembly of the United Nations last ye ...View More
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09/03/2022




Date: 04/03/2022

Lagos Chief Judge becomes Caleb University's Board Chairman.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon Justice Kazeem Alogbahas been appointed as ...View More
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09/03/2022




Date: 23/02/2022

Lagos Chief Judge Grants 33 Inmates Amnesty.

Lagos State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba, on Wedneday freed 33 inmat ...View More
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23/02/2022




Date: 08/02/2022

Lagos CJ receives Restorative Justice Sector Reform Commission Committee on courtesy visit ... As Committee presents scorecard of achievements.

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10/02/2022




Date: 08/02/2022

Lagos State Judiciary the First to Establish the Small Claims Court in Nigeria - Lagos Chief Judge.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba, has said that Lagos State being the cent ...View More
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10/02/2022




Date: 12/01/2022

Lagos CJ Pledges Support for Bethesda Home for The Blind .

Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba has pledged the continued suppor ...View More
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17/01/2022




Date: 12/01/2022

Lagos State Judiciary Enforces Fundamental Human Rights - Lagos Chief Judge.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba,has said that the st ...View More
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17/01/2022




Date: 03/01/2022

CJ Appoints Elias as the New Acting Chief Registrar.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba, has approved the appoint ...View More
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06/01/2022




Date: 31/12/2021

Sanwo-Olu Swears in 14 New Judges.

Fourteen new judges have been sworn in by Lagos State Governor, Mr Babajide San ...View More
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01/02/2022




Date: 21/12/2021

Lagos Judiciary Holds Multiple Celebrations to End Year 2021 Calendar.

The Lagos State Judiciary has held multiple celebrations to end the year 2021 c ...View More
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23/12/2021




Date: 20/12/2021

Lagos Judiciary Hosts One-Day Governor, Cabinet Members .

As part of her tour to important personalities and historical places across the ...View More
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23/12/2021




Date: 14/12/2021

Lagos High Court begins 2021 Christmas Vacation December 24 ... Says Provision is in Place for Urgent Cases.

The Lagos State High Court will begin year 2021 Christmas vacation on December ...View More
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15/12/2021




Date: 08/12/2021

Lagos Judiciary Commended on Fight against SGBV.

The wife of the Lagos State Governor, Dr. Ibijoke Sanwo-Olu has commended Lagos ...View More
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09/12/2021




Date: 24/11/2021

Lagos State Judiciary holds Valedictory Court Session for late Chief Judge .... "Late Chief Judge, a good mentor to the Judiciary", says Justice Alogba .

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26/11/2021




Date: 14/10/2021

Lagos Chief Judge incorporates Judges, Magistrates into UNILAG Moot Court Trials.

... As UNILAG Alumni Association visits Lagos Judiciary




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14/10/2021




Date: 08/10/2021

Swearing in of Election Appeal Tribunal Chairman and Members.

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11/10/2021




Date: 27/09/2021

Lagos Judiciary Begins New Legal Year 2021/2022 ... As Governor Promises Continuous Support for Effective Justice Administration .

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28/09/2021




Date: 10/08/2021

Lagos State Multi Door Court House gets New Governing Council .

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10/08/2021




Date: 05/08/2021

Lagos Chief Judge Seeks to Strengthen Coroner's System.

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06/08/2021




Date: 05/08/2021

Lagos CJ inaugurates Local Government Election tribunal.

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06/08/2021




Date: 13/07/2021

Lagos High Court Holds Valedictory Session in Honour of Chief Babatunde Benson.

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14/07/2021




Date: 02/07/2021

Lagos HCJ Eulogises Justice Candide-Johnson on Retirement.

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03/07/2021




Date: 23/06/2021

Lagos CJ, EFCC Promise Administration of Good Justice System in Lagos ….…EFCC Set Up Dedicated Emails to Bridge Communication Gap in Justice Administration.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba and the Economic and Fina ...View More
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24/06/2021




Date: 08/06/2021

Six Judges Retire in Lagos.

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08/06/2021




Date: 19/05/2021

Lagos Magistrates Begin Visitation to Police Station inspite of JUSUN Strike ... Frees Illegal Detainees .

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20/05/2021




Date: 29/03/2021

LASCOPA Meets Lagos Judiciary on Consumer Rights Protection.

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30/03/2021




Date: 29/03/2021

Lagos CJ Inaugurates Bondsmen Scheme .

The Chief Judge of Lagos state, Justice Kazeem Alogba on Monday inaugurated the ...View More
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29/03/2021




Date: 26/03/2021

One Day Governor, entourage visit Lagos Judiciary .... Harps on fair dispensation of Justice .

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29/03/2021




Date: 22/03/2021

Legal Stakeholders Showers Late Odubela Glowing Tribute.

Judges, Benchers, Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs, members of the Nigerian Ba ...View More
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23/03/2021




Date: 02/03/2021

NAJUC Members Visit Chief Judge.

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04/03/2021




Date: 23/02/2021

LAWMA, Waste Managers Association, Seek a Cleaner Lagos .… As AWAMN Calls For Swift Trials of Environmental Offenders.

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26/02/2021




Date: 08/02/2021

We are investing more in digitization and ICT based initiatives, Lagos Chief Judge.

We are investing more in digitization and ICT based initiatives, Lagos Chief Judge a

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08/02/2021




Date: 03/02/2021

Lagos Judiciary assures NBA of effective collaboration .

The Lagos state judiciary has assured members of theNigerian Bar Association, L ...View More
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03/02/2021




Date: 03/02/2021

LAGOS JUDICIARY HONOURS LATE JURIST, Chief Chibuzo Ziggy Ajike .

The Lagos State Judiciary has held a valedictory court session in honor of Late Chief Chibuzo Ziggy ...View More
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04/02/2021




Date: 19/01/2021

No Alibi for Corruption, says Lagos Chief Judge.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem Alogba has said that there is no room for corrup ...View More
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21/01/2021




Date: 18/01/2021

Lagos Chief Judge Denies Allegation of Frosty Relationship with The Bar.

The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Kazeem Alogba has denied the existence ...View More
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19/01/2021




Date: 18/01/2021

NYSC Cordinator Seeks CJ's Support on Legal Aid Programme.

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19/01/2021




Date: 13/01/2021

Sanwo-Olu assures Lagos Judiciary of necessary support ... Swears-in two High Court judges.

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has reassured members of the judiciary that his govern ...View More
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13/01/2021




Date: 22/12/2020

Lagos Chief Judge Rewards Staff, Retirees at End-Of-The-Year Event ... Covets Prayers for the State Judiciary.

The Hon. Chief Judge of Lagos State, Hon. Justice Kazeem  Alogba has enjoi ...View More
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23/12/2020




Date: 08/12/2020

Lagos Chief Judge Extols Late Hon. Justice Dolapo F. Akinsanya (Rtd).

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