Gani Fawehinmi (Civil Rights Leader)


Chief Abdul-Ganiyu “Gani” Oyesola Fawehinmi, GCON, SAN was a Nigerian author, publisher, philanthropist, social critic, human and civil rights lawyer, politician. He held the chieftaincy title of the Lamofin of Ondo.

Born: Abdul-Ganiyu Oyesola Fawehinmi, April 22, 1938, Ondo City, Ondo State, Nigeria
Died: September 5, 2009
Nationality: Nigerian
Occupation: Lawyer

About Gani Fawehinmi

Activist, writer, and lawyer who has was the recipient of the Bruno Kreisky Prize, among other honors.

Before Fame

He attended the Holborn College of Law in London.


He refused to be honored with the Order of the Federal Republic due to his objections to systematic human rights violations in Nigeria.

Family Life

He was born to his parents in the Ondo State.


He and Myrna Mack have both been celebrated for their work fighting on behalf of human rights.

Information related to Gani Fawehinmi

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  • Nigerian activists
  • Yoruba legal professionals
  • Yoruba politicians
  • Social critics

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Latest information about Gani Fawehinmi updated on September 04, 2020.

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