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Education: University of Maiduguri, LL.B Hons., Best Graduating Student 1988); Nigeria Law School (BL. 1988), LL.M. (1998); Alumnus of the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton; (MBA 1999)

1988: Admitted to the Nigerian Bar.


Member: Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIarb)

Member: International Bar Association, Nigerian Maritime Law Association, Rotary Club of Okota (9110)

Co-Editor: “Nigerian Shipping Cases: Vol. 3; “Nigerian Shipping Practice & Procedure, Enforcement of Maritime Claims in Nigeria’, A Practical guide to clients. With David Garrick & Co., Patent and Trade Marks Solicitors.

Counsel: Mbanefo and Mbanefo Maritime and Admiralty Solicitors; F. O. Akinrele & Co., Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, and Shipping Departments.

Core Practice Areas:

  • Maritime and Admiralty Law, Commercial Litigation and Arbitration Intellectual Property.