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James Ajibola Ige
Commissioner for Agriculture
In office
3 January 1967 – 23 December 1970
Preceded by None
Succeeded by Unknown
Governor of Oyo State
In office
Lieutenant Sunday Afolabi
Preceded by Paul C. Tarfa
Succeeded by Victor Olunloyo
Minister of Power and Steel
In office
29 May 1999 – 2000
Preceded by Bello Sulaiman
Succeeded by Liyel Imoke
Minister of Justice
In office
3 January 2000 – 23 December 2001
Preceded by Kanu Godwin Agabi
Succeeded by Bayo Ojo
Personal details
James Ajibola Idowu Adegoke Ige

(1930-09-13)13 September 1930
Esa Oke, Osun State.
Died 23 December 2001(2001-12-23) (aged 71)
Nationality Nigerian
Political party Action Group, Unity Party of Nigeria, Alliance for Democracy
Spouse(s) Atinuke Ige
Alma mater Ibadan Grammar School, University of Ibadan, University College London
Occupation Lawyer

Chief James Ajibola Idowu Ige, SAN (Yoruba: Bọ́lá Ìgè ; 13 September 1930 – 23 December 2001), simply known as Bola Ige, was a Nigerian lawyer and politician. He also served as Federal Minister of Justice for Nigeria. He was murdered in December 2001.


Bola Ige was found dead of a gunshot at 8:30pm evening hours of Sunday, December 23, 2001 at his Bodija Estate home in Ibadan, Oyo State. BBC's Fiona Werge considered him to be the most senior Nigerian politician to have been killed since 1999.

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