Mary Odili Biography, Age, Career and Net Worth

Mary Odili Biography

Mary Ukaego Odili is a Nigerian judge and former First Lady of Rivers state from 1999 to 2007. She was appointed an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (JSC) by President Goodluck Jonathan. Mary Odili was born on 12 May 1952 at Amudi Obizi, Ezinihitte-Mbaise, Imo State, Nigeria.

Mary Odili Profile


Mary Odili

Real Name

Mary Ukaego Odili


12 May 1952


69 years (2021)

State of Origin

Imo State







Known for

Supreme Court Judge


Dr. Peter Odili

Net Worth

$1.5 million

Educational Background

Mary Odili Education

Mary Odili attended St Benedict’s Primary School, Obizi Ezinitte, St Michael’s Primary School, Umuahia, St Agnes Primary School, Maryland and Our Lady of Apostles Primary School, Yaba for her primary education.

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She proceeded to Our Lady of Apostles Secondary School, also in Yaba, Lagos and later to Owerri Girls High School and Mbaise Girls Secondary School and finally at the Queen of the Rosary College in Onitsha where she obtained her SSCE in 1972.

Mary Odili obtained a degree in law from University of Nigeria, Enugu campus.


Mary Odili Career

Mary Odili started her career as a Magistrate grade III at the Nigerian judiciary in November 1978.

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Between 1980 and 1989, Mary Odili worked as the Chief Magistrate Grade I. She also chaired Juvenile Court and Constitution Drafting Committee of the University of Nigeria Alumni Associates.

She was the President, Marine Board of Inquiry into the 1979 Buguma Boat disaster.

Mary Odili was the Inaugural Chairperson of the International Federal of Women Lawyers (FIDA) Rivers State and Secretary, Nigerian Horticultural Society.

In 1992, Mary Odili was appointed a High Court Judge.

In 1999, Mary Odili became the First Lady of Rivers State after her husband Peter Odili was elected the governor of Rivers state. She served as the First Lady till 2007.

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On 3 May 2011, Mary Odili was nominated as an Associate justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (JSC) by President Jonathan. Her nomination was validated in June 2011.

Prior to her appointment as a Supreme Court Judge, Mary Odili was Justice, Court of Appeal, Abuja Division and Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Kaduna Division.

Personal Life

Mary Odili Husband

Mary Odili is the second daughter of Eze Bernard Nzenwa and Ugoeze Benadette Nzenwa.

In 1979, Mary Odili got married to her husband Peter Odili. Their union is blessed with children.

Mary Odili Net Worth

Mary Odili Net Worth

According to All Famous Birthday, Mary Odili is estimated to worth $1.5 million.

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