BENSON IGBANOI, ESQ.
I am a committed and creative young lawyer with a niche for productivity and results. I also possess proficiency in delivering oral arguments, legal research, mediation and working with cross-functional teams leading to a successful legal career. My soft and hard skills are also sure to help me thrive in the 21st century work environment.
MIKE OZEKHOME’S CHAMBERS- Benin City. November 2020 – Till date
● Consulte with litigators, provide insight into legal issues and potential defenses, and best approaches to effectively utilize the discovery process.
● Consult with clients on the facts of the litigation, and provide insight on how the facts best match the clients’ legal strategies.
● Gather required factual and legal documentation to aid in winning cases.
● Provide logistical support, coordination of witnesses, prepare notebooks, scripts, summaries and meeting notes, track data, and provide status updates.
● Prepare legal documents such as briefs, court processes, motion, memoranda, and agreements.
● The Nigerian Law School 2018 - 2019
B.L; Second Class Honours Division
● Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City 2012 - 2017
● Immaculate Conception College, Benin-City 2006- 2011
West Africa Examination Council Certificate
● Effective communication skills
● Bold in front of an audience
● Team work skills
● Interpersonal skills
● Excellent time management
● Strong analytical mind
BARR. ABUBAKAR SANI ESQ.
Apart from legal practice, he enjoys research and public commentary on public affairs, from a legal perspective, especially in traditional and new (social) media.
For the past few years (since 2016), he has been a regular contributor to and columnist ("Insight") with ThisdayLawyer, a weekly feature of the most prestigious newspaper in Nigeria - Thisday.
Some of his articles have also appeared in Businessday, Daily Trust, the Punch and Guardian newspapers.
He is also an aspiring prose-poet, with a few published works (on social media) to his name.
In 2013, he successfully overturned a miltary-era decree which restricted student union activities in Nigerian universities to the individual campuses of their universities. In a landmark judgement delivered by Hon. Justice Ademola the Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, invalidated the Students Union Activities Act, 1989 on the ground that it violated the rights of students of Nigerian universities and other institutions of higher learning to freedom of association.
LADY CHIEF JOSEPHINE OZEKHOME LL.M, LL.B (Hons), BL, LSM:
Thereafter, she attended the University of Jos, from 1989-1993 where she bagged the Bachelor of Laws (LL.B (Hons.) degree. Between 1993 and 1994, she attended the Nigerian Law School, Lagos where she graduated in flying colours with the Certificate of Barrister at Law (BL) in 1995.
Not satisfied with her garnered laurels, she enrolled at the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo, Lagos, where she did her Masters degree with specialization in International Law, Banking and Finance, Insurance and Investment Laws and Corporate Management. She bagged the LL.M degree in the year 2000.
With over 25 years cognate experience, Lady Josephine who oversees the entire Coordination and Administration of the Chambers, including human resources management, welfare, appointment promotion and discipline, also heads and directs the Corporate/Commercial department of the Law firm.
She participated in sensitive corporate matters involving mergers and acquisitions during the Banking Consolidation exercise some years ago. She has also been actively involved in realty/property transactions, children, women and minority rights matters. She is an energetic workaholic who effectively combines the roles of a mother, wife and consummate professional. She is adept at property searches, negotiations, documentation, drafting and perfection of leases, assignments and mortgages. She is happily married to Dr Mike A.A Ozekhome, SAN and they are blessed with children.
EJIEKE ONUOHA ESQ.
He attended the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and graduated in the year 2006. He later attended the Nigerian Law School,Lagos Campus and was called to the Nigerian Bar in November 2007. He served as a youth corp member in Kano State between September 2007 and August 2008. He has been in active legal practice since then. After stints in some law firms, he joined the law firm of Mike Ozekhome's Chambers in the year 2019 as a senior counsel. He sees himself as a litigation lawyer and his main area of interest is Constitutional and Administration law. Apart from law, he likes reading and writing on contemporary issues.
GODWIN IMUETINYAN-OSA IYINBOR ESQ.
University and year of graduation: University of Benin - 2006
Law school and year of call: Nigerian Law School Kano Campus - May, 2008
Place of service and year of service: Exempted
Previous law firm work experience and why you left: Onoja, Idaiye & Associates, Junior counsel, 20008 - 2010 - disengaged.
Anthony Agbonlahor & Associates, 2010 - 2012, Junior counsel - voluntarily to acquire more experience in litigation.
How long have you been in active practice: 15 years
Area of strength: Legal Drafting, Research, Litigation.
When you joined MOC: 2nd April, 2012
Other areas of passion asides law: farming, Sports, furnishing and Interior decoration.
RICHARD EBIE, ESQ. LL.B, B.L, LL.M
SKILLS AND EXPERIENCES:
Richard is an assiduous and meticulous legal practitioner based in Abuja. He did his pupilage in the Law Firm of A. S. Desmond & Co., during which time he was fortunate to be in an active law office which enabled him to start gathering litigation experience immediately after his Call to Bar.
He participated in Moot Court trials both in the University and the Nigerian Law School, Abuja, and was given an award of excellence in 2008 for his participation in Moot Court Competition in the Nigerian Law School, Abuja.
He had a formal entrepreneurial training from NDE/CBN/NYSC training workshop, February 2009. He completed National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), 2008 – 2009. He also worked with John Erameh & Co., Suite 302, Copper House, Opp. High Court Complex, Wuse Zone 5, Abuja, September, 2011 – May, 2012. Also worked with Karina Tunyan (SAN) & Co., No. 28, Blantyre Street, Beside ECWA Church, Wuse II, Abuja. January, 2013 to April, 2016.
Richard was on his own for a while before joining Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers in January, 2022 where he has been working as a Senior Associate till date.
Richard is an incredibly talented and dedicated lawyer with attention for details. He has proven himself to be an invaluable asset to Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers in the area of brief writing and in-depth legal research on various aspects of law, particularly Electoral law, Real Estate law, Labour law, Family law, Human Rights law, Intellectual Property law, constitutional law and Oil and Gas Law. He is an effective communicator with strong writing skills.
Richard has a special interest in litigation and has successfully prosecuted and concluded cases both in High Courts and other courts of first instance and the appellate Courts, sufficient to enable him to be well versed in both trial and appellate procedures.
AREAS OF SPECIALISATION:
Advisory, soliciting, advocacy and litigation in various aspects of law, spanning Electoral law, Real Estate law, Labour law, Constitutional law, Family law, Human Rights law and Intellectual Property law.
MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES
• Nigerian Bar Association
MALIKI SYLVANUS ESIKHOTSE OKUEYELEGBE, ESQ.
University: Ambrose Alli University, Edo State
Qualifications: B.sc Hons Economics 2003; LLB Hons 2008
Law school: Law School Agbani, Enugu State.
Year of call: 2009
NYSC: Ondo State , Odigbo Local Government Secretariat 2004
Previous law firm: Head Of Chambers , SAM OLOGUNORISA SAN & CO Litigation ,Research and Drafting
Joined MOC: 31st March 2018 till date: Deputy Head Of Chambers (Litigations)
Other areas of passion aside law: Travelling and helping in humanitarian jobs.
OMOGBEMEH JUSTIN OSHOKE ESQ.
Year of graduation: 2007
Law school: Nigerian Law School, Lagos
Year of call: 2013
Active practice: 2013 till date
Area of strength: Property law, Taxation law and Legal drafting.
Joined MOC: 2014
QUEEN-UBOKUTOM IDONGESIT UMANA (MISS)
She has been instrumental in providing clients with top notch solutions to seemingly knotty legal issues. She is a highly disciplined lawyer with a penchant for excellence. Her keen intuition and high emotional intelligence are natural attributes she posses which makes her perfectly suited for her career path.
Queen graduated with a second class upper from the prestigious University of Calabar in 2012 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013. Prior to joining Mike Ozekohme's Chamber in 2021, she was in active legal practice and effectively delivered results across various courts, tribunals, committees dispute resolution centers and with law enforcement agencies. In all of these, she exerted her wealth of experience from counseling, pre-trial, adversarial trials and appeals.
Queen is an astute Legal researcher, interesting conversationalist, she enjoys listening to TED Talks and has an unconventional taste for swimming and watching crimes scene investigation documentaries.
WILSON IBHAZOBE, ESQ.
He has an immeasurable interest in Law practice in Nigeria, especially in the areas of: Property Law, Criminal Law, Company Law, Commercial Law, Customary Law, Election Petition, Banking Law, Probate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Oil and Gas Law, and General Litigation.
Wilson is a professional to the core with an excellent working ethics, responsiveness and sociability, which has drawn commendations from colleagues and the bench.
Since joining this prestigious Law Firm, Wilson has proven to be a valuable asset to the legal team and indeed the legal profession in general.
JEFFREY ILUOBE ITUA, ESQ.
Jeffrey is an abstute legal practitioner with cognizable legal practice cutting across civil and criminal litigation; arbitration; corporate, commercial and property law practice, etc.
Jeffrey is highly assertive, dedicated to duty and greatly resourceful.
OLUCHI VIVIAN UCHE, (MISS) LL.B, B.L.
She is a smart, brilliant and goal oriented lawyer, with a passion for excellence and interest in proffering to legal problems. She posses adequate competence in litigation, legal researching , constitutional and Police related matters. She has further demonstrated her competence in landmark cases she has closely worked on with the Chief Counsel/Head of Chambers (Chief Mike A.A Ozekhome, SAN). Her prowess and ability to excellently deliver on urgents tasks under pressure also lends credence to her expertise.
She graduated from the Abia State University in the year 2014, where she obtained her first degree in Law. She then immediately proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Yola Campus same year and was there upon called to the Nigerian Bar in the year 2015, upon graduation. She further proceeded for her compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps and was posted to the Bayelsa State Judiciary , Bayelsa State where she work as a Research Assistant to a Judge. She is currently in active legal practice since her call to the Nigerian Bar and has been privileged to work with reputable law firms across the Federation. She has passion litigation, legal research , legal drafting, facts finding and evidence gathering.
Her non legal passion is cooking.
AZUBUIKE SOLOMON, ESQ.
University: Delta State University, Abraka.
Year of graduation: 2016.
Law School: Augustine Nnamani Campus, Agbani, Enugu.
Year of call: 2017.
Active practice: 2017 till date.
Areas of strength: Litigation, research, drafting, advocacy.
Joined MOC: December, 2020.
Hubbies: watching and playing football, reading and listening to radio.
OSILAMA MIKE OZEKHOME, ESQ., LL.M, MBA.
Law school and year of call: Nigerian Law School, Bwari Campus (2018)
Place of service and year of service: Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers (November 2018 – October 2019)
How long have you been in active practice: 2 years
1.Masters in Law (LL.M), 2020, University of Exeter
2.Masters in Business Administration (MBA), 2021, Geofidel Institute for Gender Studies
Area of strength: Corporate law, Oil and Gas law, Constitutional law and Arbitration
NGOZI THEODORA OSILAMA OZEKHOME (Mrs), LL.M, MsC.
PRINCE DAMOLA SERIKI, LLB (Hons), B.L., LLM. Junior Counsel
In pursuit of his commitment to legal excellence, Prince Damola continued to deepen his understanding of the legal landscape by attending the Nigerian Law School in Abuja. He was subsequently called to the Nigerian Bar in 2019, solidifying his expertise in the Nigerian legal system. Prior to his admission to the Bar, he honed his legal skills through active participation in the award-winning Kent Law Clinic, gaining practical experience and a robust foundation in legal practice.
Furthering his legal education, Prince Damola pursued a Master of Law (LLM) in International Business Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science. During this period, he delved into global issues within international business law, including competition law, international economic law, intellectual property, contract, and arbitration law. His dissertation on the Neo-colonial character of international law showcased his analytical skills and deep understanding of complex legal concepts.
Following his LLB and LLM, Prince Damola continued to deepen his legal acumen through active participation in volunteer legal work and subsequent work experiences in prestigious law firms. He gained practical experience in various areas of law, including corporate and commercial law, litigation, legal drafting, arbitration, and more. Prince Damola's vibrant personality and eagerness to learn make him a young, dynamic, and amiable lawyer. His openness to new challenges and dedication to adapting to diverse situations set him apart as a valuable asset in the legal profession.
- LLM, International Business Law, London School of Economics and Political Science (2021)
- LLB, University of Kent, UK (2018)
- Nigerian Law School, Abuja (B.L, 2019)
- Legal Consultant, D.A. Awosika SAN & Partners (Abuja, Nigeria)
- Associate, A & K Akingbade LLP (Abuja, Nigeria)
- Junior Associate, J-K Gadzama LLP (Abuja, Nigeria)
- Legal Receptionist, Kent Law Clinic (Kent, England)
- Corporate & Commercial Law
- Litigation & Legal Drafting
- International Business Law
- Banking and Finance
- Property Law
- Copyright Law
- Nigerian Bar Association
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK)
OSHOMHA MIKE OZEKHOME, ESQ., MBA.
• Looking to apply knowledge of government regulations, law, legal codes, precedents in the position of a lawyer.
• To build upon a progressive experience in the legal field as a lawyer and apply the skills that I have achieved related to clerical duties, court proceedings, and management strategies.
• To gain a position that provides a platform that encourages skills involving critical thinking, complex problem solving and effective decision making that also allows for career advancement by using managerial and administrative talents.
• To contribute a solid education in law, along with years of experience in creative decision making and resolving conflict.
JANUARY 10TH 2018 – TILL DATE
JUNIOR COUNSEL, MIKE OZEKHOME’S CHAMBERS
• Taking Client’s Briefs
• Preparing Correspondences
• Legal/General Research
• Writing of Articles
• Working as a team with other lawyers in preparing court processes
• Effectively prioritized tasks and organized workflow to increase efficiency
SEPTEMBER 1999 - 2005
QUEENS CHOICE NUSERY AND PRIMARY SCHOOL
PRIMARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
SEPTEMBER 2005 – JULY 2006
ST. FRANCIS CATHOLIC SECONDARY SCHOOL.
SEPTEMBER 2006 – JULY 2008
CALEB INTERNATIONAL COLLEGE.
JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE.
SEPTEMBER 2008 – JULY 2011
SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION.
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
BARCHELOR IN ARTS
NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, BWARI. ABUJA
BARRISTER AT LAW. (B.L)
• EXCELLENT COMMUNICATION AND WRITING SKILLS
• EXCELLENT RESEARCH SKILLS
• LEGAL WRITING
• ABILITY TO WORK UNDER PRESSURE AND MINIMAL SUPERVISION
• EXCELLENT CLIENT RELATIONSHIPS
• ANALYTIC SKILLS
• EXCELLENT COMPUTING SKILLS
JEMILAT KASSIM ALI, (MISS).
CONFIDENCE MBANG, Esq, AICMC.
Attended Law School, Bagauda, Kano Campus.
Presently a Corper in Mike Ozekhome's Chambers.
YUSUF AMUDA-KANNIKE, ESQ.
Building upon my foundational knowledge, I further honed my legal expertise by attending the Nigerian Law School from 2021 to 2022. It was here that I sharpened my legal acumen and practical skills, ultimately earning a BL degree. My determination and hard work paid off when I was called to the Nigerian Bar in December of 2022, marking a significant milestone not just in my professional career but through my entire life.
Aside from excelling in academics, I possess a diverse range of interests beyond the realm of law. My passion for politics, philosophy, entertainment, and sports not only makes me a well-rounded individual but also equips me with valuable insights and perspectives that can enhance my legal advocacy.
As a lawyer, my strengths lie in legal research and writing, enabling me to construct compelling and well-founded arguments to support my clients' cases. My adeptness in dispute resolution further enhances my ability to negotiate and mediate effectively, seeking fair and just resolutions for my clients.
BARR. CAREY THOMAS JOHN (MISS)
BARR. KAMSY IZUNASO (MISS)
From a young age, she knew she wanted to make a difference in the world through the pursuit of justice. Her journey began at Cobham Hall, Kent where she attained her International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma before proceeding to the University of Bristol, where she secured her LLB with stellar results and immersed herself in various legal internships.
Despite facing biases and challenges, she persisted. Fuelled by her passion for advocacy and litigation, she went on to attend the Nigerian Law School- Abuja campus. Throughout law school, she excelled academically, actively participating in moot court competitions and legal clinics.
Following graduation, Barr. Izunaso began her legal career as an associate at the ever prominent Mike Ozekhome’s Chambers. Her dedication, diligence, and exceptional legal skills quickly earned them recognition among colleagues and clients.