2019 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

THEME:

Value added Legal Practice

THE DOME INTERNATIONAL CULTURE AND EVENT CENTRE,

AKURE, ONDO STATE

7TH – 8TH OF MAY, 2019

Speakers

HIS EXCELLENCY,

OLUWAROTIMI O. AKEREDOLU (SAN)

(Executive Governor of Ondo State)

Keynote Speaker

Mrs. Funke Adekoya SAN 

Hon. Justice Kanyip

HALIMA J. WUSHISHI

JUSTICE OGUNWUNMIJU JCA

JAMES ATTA AGABA

TOLA AYARU

FOLABI KUTI

RAYMOND CHUKWUEZUGO MGBEOKWERE

HON. JUSTICE OYEBIOLA OYEWUNMI

HON. JUSTICE UZO I. NDUKWE – ANYANWU JCA

SIR BIOBELE ABRAHAM GEORGEWILL JCA DSSRS KSC

MR. BODE OLANIPEKUN SAN

MR. YEMI CANDIDE – JOHNSON SAN

MR. K. K. ELEJA SAN

M. O. OBHAHINMEJELE ESQ

MRS. V. O. AWOMOLO SAN

MR OLALEKAN OJO SAN

Dr.  Babatunde Ajibade SAN

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Sponsors

Ondo State Government

Partner/Headline Sponsor

Olujinmi & Akeredolu (O & A Legal)

Diamond/Venue Sponsor

Gold Sponsor

Conference Hotels

Winners Guest House

Address:

No 17 Fajemirokun Street Ijapom Estate, Akure, Ondo State

Tel:

081 0099 4099, 0806 0301 168

Email:

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ComValux Hotel And Suites

Address:

By Schools of Nursing and Midwifery Fence, Opposite Arcade, Onigaari Busstop, Igbatoro Road, Akure

Tel:

 0905 648 8833, 0815 451 4849

SunView Hotel

Address:

No 8 El-Shaddai Road, Alagbaka GRA, Akure, Ondo State

Tel:

234(80 99999 164; 8066565462)

Website:

www.sunviewhotel.com

Email:

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BlissWorld Resort And Hotel

Address:

Ijapo Estate, Akure, Ondo State

Tel:

0706 203 1999

Royal Birds Hotel

Address:

Alagbaka Estate, Akure, Ondo State

Tel:

080 339 52631; 08038022518

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Email: reservations@royalbirdshotel.com 

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SunView Hotel

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No 8 El-Shaddai Road, Alagbaka GRA, Akure, Ondo State

Tel:

080 339 52631; 08038022518

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Grand Capital Hotel

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Ola Akadiri St, Alagbaka, Akure

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SCHEDULE

DAY 1

PREMIUM SHOWCASE SESSION

THE FUTURE OF LEGAL SERVICES IN NIGERIA – OPPORTUNITIES & THREATS. 

09:00 AM – 12:00PM

Chairperson: 

Honourable Justice U.I Ndukwe-Anyanwu, JCA

Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal, Ekiti Division

 

Panelists: 

Hon. Justice B.A. Georgewill, JCA

Justice of the Court of Appeal

Mrs Funke Adekoya

Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution Practice, AELEX

Prof. Oyelowo Oyewo

Faculty of Law, University of Lagos

Mr. Adekunle Salau

CEO/Founder, Automata Associated Ltd.

Mr. Raymond ChukwuezugoMgbeokwere

General Manager, Legal ServicesFirst Bank of Nigeria Limited

Mr. Ope Olugasa

MD/CEO Law Pavilion

1:30 PM – 3:00PM 

PLENARY SESSION TWO

DEVELOPING TRENDS IN LABOUR OUTSOURCING AND TRIANGULAR EMPLOYMENT


Chairperson: 

Hon. Justice Oyebisi F. Omoleye, JCA

Presiding Justice of the Court of Appeal (Akure Division)

 

Panelists:

Hon. Justice B.B. Kanyip PHD

Presiding Judge, National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Abuja Judicial Division)

Hon. Justice O.O. Oyewunmi

Presiding Judge, National Industrial Court of Nigeria (Akure Judicial Division)

Mr. Bode Olanipekun, SAN

Managing Partner, Wole Olanipekun & Co.

Mr. Folabi Kuti

Partner, Perchstone & Graeys

3:00PM – 4:30PM  

PLENARY SESSION THREE: 

THE LAWYER’S DUTY OF DISCLOSURE IN COMBATING MONEY LAUNDERING AND TAX EVASION


Chairperson: 

Mr. Olalekan Ojo, SAN

Principal Partner, Olalekan Ojo & Co.

 

Panelists: 

Mr. Francis Usani

Head of the Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit

Mrs. Halima Wushishi

Partner, Lawmatics Consult Ltd.

Mr. Sylvanus Tahir

Prosecuting Counsel, EFCC

Dr. James Agaba

Deputy Director-General and Head of Kano Campus, Nigerian Law School

DAY 2 

9:00AM – 10:30AM  

PLENARY SESSION ONE: 

GARNISHEE PROCEEDINGS: A CRITIQUE OF DECISIONS OF SUPERIOR COURTS OF RECORD AND THE WAY FORWARD

Chairperson: 

Hon. Justice H.M Ogunwumiju, JCA

Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal(Benin Judicial Division)

 

Panelists: 

Mr. Olagoke Fakunle, SAN 

Principal, Olagoke Fakunle, SAN, LP

Dr. Babatunde Ajibade, SAN, FCIArb.

Managing Partner, SPA Ajibade & Co.

Alhaji K.K Eleja, SAN

Head of Practice, K.K Eleja & Co

Chief Mrs. V.O. Awomolo, SAN

Managing Partner, AdegboyegaAwomolo & Associates

M.O. Obhahinmejele

Managing Partner, M.O Obhahinmeje & Co.

Tea Break

10:30am – 11:30am

11:30AM – 1:00PM

PLENARY SESSION TWO: 

THE REVENUE BOOSTER – PROBATE PRACTICE AS INCOME GENERATOR


Chairperson: 

Hon. Justice O. Akeredolu

The Honourable Chief Judge of Ondo State

 

Panelists: 

Mr. O.A. Olasewere

Probate,

Mrs. Tola Ayanru

Senior Associate, S.P.A Ajibade & Co.

Mr. Sunday Oroleke

Head of Legal & Compliance, Leadway Assurance Company Limited

2:00PM – 3:30PM

JUSTICE REFORM SESSION:

IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LEGAL SERVICES – THE NEED FOR PARADIGM SHIFTS IN JUDICIAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION


MODERATOR: 

Mr. Babatunde Fagbohunlu, SAN

Senior Partner, Aluko & Oyebode

 

Panelists: 

Mr. Femi Falana, SAN

Falana & Falana Chambers

Mr. C.A Candide-Johnson, SAN

Senior Partner, Strachan Partners

Mr. Osaro Eghobamien, SAN

Managing Partner, Perchstone & Graeys

Mr. Hamid Abdulkareem

Partner, Aluko & Oyebade 

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Hon. Justice Kanyip, born on 29th September, 1963, had his primary school education at St. Peter Clavar’s School Kafanchan in Kaduna State between 1969 and 1975. From 1975 to 1980 he had his secondary school education at St. John Vianney’s Minor Seminary, Barkin Ladi in Plateau State. From 1980 to 1982 he proceeded to the then Katsina College of Advanced Studies, Zaria for the qualifying Interim Joint Matriculation Board (IJMB) examination, one of the examinations needed to gain direct entry into university education in Nigeria. He then read law at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria from 1982 to 1985. Between 1985 and 1986,

he attended the Nigerian Law School for the one year practical training needed for qualification to practice as a legal practitioner in Nigeria. On the completion of this practical training, he attended the one year mandatory National Youth Service Corps from 1986 to 1987, serving in Benin City. He then proceeded to ABU, Zaria where he took up a teaching appointment as a lecturer in the Department of Commercial Law as a Graduate Assistant. He rose to the position of Lecturer II before leaving in 1992 for the National Commission for Colleges of Education as Legal Adviser in the rank of Principal Legal Officer. In 1995, he was appointed Senior Research Fellow by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS). He took up this appointment and rose to the rank of Associate Research Professor of Law in 2000. He was appointed a member (Judge) of the National Industrial Court in 2000 by the President, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for an initial period of four years although with eligibility for a renewal for a further term of four years. In June 2004, having completed the first term, his appointment for another term of four years was renewed. With the passing of the National Industrial Act No. 1 of 2006, he is a tenured Judge of the court. He is at the moment the Administrative Judge of the Lagos Division of the National Industrial Court.

Hon. Justice Kanyip is the holder of the LL.B (Hons.) – Second Class Upper Division, LL.M (with a thesis in Company Taxation Law) and PhD (with a thesis in Consumer Protection Laws) degrees, all of the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. He is the author of numerous journal articles in especially the areas of consumer law, tax law, labour law and commercial law. He is the author of the book, Consumer Protection in Nigeria: Law, Theory and Policy (Rekon Books Limited: Abuja), 2005 and a joint author of the text, Elements of Commercial Law (Tamaza Publishing Co. Ltd: Zaria), 1994. At the commencement of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) DECLARATION PROJECT, the Project to Promote Democracy Through Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and Tripartism (NIDEC – NIR/00/M50/USA) in Nigeria, Hon. Justice Kanyip was commissioned by the ILO to review all the labour laws in Nigeria. With Professor (Mrs.) Chioma Kanu Agomo, the product of the exercise was the Analysis of Current Nigerian Labour Laws (Assessment Report). At the completion of this exercise, he was nominated by the Federal Government as one of its two nominees in the Technical Committee for the reform of all the labour laws in the country. The outcome of this work was formally presented to the Government on May 26, 2005 and is now before the National Assembly.  At the completion of the reform of the labour laws, he was contacted by the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to ‘conduct a study in ECOWAS Member States and submit a draft Regional policy on Labour matters and a strategic plan of Action’. He recently concluded this study and the outcome, A Study for the Formulation of the ECOWAS Labour Policy and Strategic Plan of Action, was submitted to the ECOWAS Commission; and in April 2009, the draft Labour Policy, culled from the study, was considered and adopted by the ECOWAS Conference of Ministers of Labour and Employment, which held in Cote d’Ivoire. Hon. Justice Kanyip has undertaken a number of National assignments principal amongst which are the membership of the Ministerial Panel On The Crises in Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, from 1991 to 1994 (February 15 – March 10, 1994), the Investigation Panel Into The Happening in The Federal College of Education, Zaria (1994) and the National Mirror Committee on Social Responsibility set up by the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) under the auspices of Federal Ministry of Industries. Hon. Justice Kanyip is a member, Nigerian Bar Association; member, International Bar Association; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies; Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators; and Life Member, Nigerian Society of International Law. He is a contributing editor of several academic law journals. Hon. Justice Kanyip has undertaken numerous study tours of labour dispute resolution institutions of Trinidad and Tobago, South Africa, the United States of America, the United Kingdom and Botswana; and attended several conferences both locally and internationally. Hon. Justice Kanyip is married to Rosemary and has a son, Benedict Zitung and a daughter, Benny.

Born 23-03-1957 as Helen Moronkeji Adegbie in Ondo City, Ondo West Local Government, Ondo State, Nigeria. Law Graduate of the University of Lagos 1977. Called to the Nigeria Bar 1978. Worked briefly with Ondo State Government. From 1981 – 1990 worked with the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria and rose to be Assistant Director. Helped to establish Legal Aid Offices and Programs in Oyo, Osun, Lagos, Sokoto and several States in Nigeria. Appointed a Chief Magistrate in Oyo State in 1991. Served in Ibadan, Ile-Ife, and Oyo Magisterial Districts. Appointed Secretary, Judicial Service Committee Oyo State, in 1996. Appointed Probate Registrar, State Sheriff, then

Chief Registrar of Oyo State in February 1997. As Chief Registrar, established the Records Unit of the Court for Archiving of Court records. Appointed a Judge of the High Court of Ondo State in November 1999. Member, Election Petition Tribunal, Taraba State 2003. Member, First Presidential Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice 2003, and helped produce the first draft of the Administration of Criminal Justice Bill now Act. Elevated to the Court of Appeal, Nigeria in November 2005. Have worked in Ilorin, Benin, Owerri, Lagos and Enugu Divisions of the Court. As Presiding Justice, Benin Division in 2013, is one of the pioneers of the Communications (Front) Desk) in the Court of Appeal. Presently, Presiding Justice, Court of Appeal, Benin Division. Presently, Chair, Information Technology Committee of the Court of Appeal. Member, Information Technology Committee of the National Judicial Council. Chair, Media Committee of the Court of Appeal. Chair, Board of Trustees, West African Regional Centre for Law and Religion Studies – facilitating several Law and Religion roundtable conferences in the West African sub-region. Fellow, Salzburg Seminar, Session 390. Member, Commonwealth Magistrates’ and Judges’ Association. Member, National Association of Women Judges, Nigeria. As President of the National Association of Women Judges (2014-2016), facilitated widespread public enlightenment and training of Police Officers and Law Officers in the investigation and prosecution of rape/defilement; abduction/kidnapping and like offences. Facilitated the establishment by the Nigeria Police in 2014 of a Special Victim’s Desk in all Divisional Police Stations in Nigeria to be specially manned to treat cases of sexual based violence. 2016-2018 Board Member for Africa, International Association of Women Judges. Lord Chancellor, Ibadan Diocese, Anglican Communion, Church of Nigeria. Enjoys Table Tennis, Golf and Chess.HON. JUSTICE HELEN MORONKEJI OGUNWUMIJU

James Atta Agaba is currently a lecturer at the Nigerian Law School, Kano Campus, after teaching variously at the Abuja and Yola Campuses. He taught Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Law of Evidence and Law in Practice at various times. He was a member of the Editorial Board of the Nigerian Law and Practice Journal, Economic Crimes Law Report and recently served as a Member of the Expert Working Group on the Revision of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004. Bound by duty to teach Criminal Law and Practice, he has affection for Alternative Dispute Resolution. He is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (U.K.), member of

the Chartered Institute of Mediators and Conciliators and also a CEDR (U.K.) Certified Mediator. He was Head of Litigation Department and Head of Academics at the Yola Campus of the Law School before his appointment as the Deputy Director-General and Head of Kano Campus, Nigerian Law School. He currently teaches Criminal and Civil Litigation. He has published many articles in peer-reviewed journals both locally and internationally and he has also authored some texts on litigation. He has a Ph.D in Law. He is a member of the Yola branch of the Nigerian Bar Association.

Tola is a resourceful and dedicated Succession Planning, Probate and Commercial lawyer with over 10 years of legal experience in Probate, Succession, Estate Planning and Real Estate  Law and Practice. Tola joined the law firm of SPA Ajibade & Co. in 2010 and she is currently a Senior Associate in the Real Estate and Succession Planning Department. Her primary motivation is to creatively facilitate changes and growth in the Probate and Succession Planning industry in Nigeria.She is a master’s degree holder in International Business & Commercial Law from the University of Manchester with hands-on experience in handling large and small estates.

Over the years, this experience has translated into unparalleled insight and a creative approach resulting in hitch-free processing of various types of succession matters. As a young lawyer, Tola started her career with the law firm of M. A. Banire and Associates where she was active in the Commercial Department. Her primary duties involved documentation and perfection of clients’ interests in real property and participation in litigation on various subject matters ranging from breach of contract, loan recovery, tort, election petitions and other subject areas. She was also involved in carrying out registration of companies and other forms of company compliance filing duties at the Corporate Affairs Commission. In 2007, she joined Zenith Bank Plc as an Executive Assistant whose primary functions involved business development and structuring of trade transactions such as advance payment guarantees and letters of credit. Tola is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association and the Association of Succession, Trusts and Estate Planners.  She is currently serving as a member of the Special Committee on Probate Section of the Lagos State Judiciary. 

Folabi Kuti graduated with an LL.B (Upper Division) from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife. Upon being called to the Bar, he subsequently obtained an LL.M (Masters of Law) from the University of Lagos. Folabi brings to his work penetrating insights accrued over several years of experience in core litigation, and practice areas – Corporate Commercial Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property Law, Insolvency and Secured Credit Transactions and Labour & Employment matters. With his vast litigation experience and appearances before the National Industrial Court of Nigeria and other courts in the federation, Folabi aims to

assist employers avoid the liability to be occasioned by claims before the court. Folabi is a contributing editor to the widely-acclaimed, UK-based publication, Employment Law Review, as a co-contributor on the chapter on Nigeria; contributing editor to Squire Patton Boggs’ online publication on labour and employment, and a few other employment related journals. Amongst other Employment & Labour Law professionals drawn from 7 countries across the continents, he was part of the facilitators at the ENI International Human Resource Legal team organised session at San Donato, Milan, Italy on non-discrimination legislations in countries where Agip-ENI carries out operations, with particular emphasis on the application in Nigeria of Article 111 of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention.    Folabi is a regular Speaker/Facilitator/Resource person at conferences and seminars, particularly those dealing with the evolving ‘world of work’ and related legal issues involved.

Raymond Chukwuezugo Mgbeokwere is the General Counsel, First Bank of Nigeria Limited & its Subsidiaries, a Director of First Dependants Nigeria Limited and First Nominees Nigeria Limited. He is a seasoned Corporate Legal Practitioner with a short stint with private practice before joining Nigeria International Bank Limited (now Citibank Nigeria Limited) in 1993 where he rose to become the Head, Legal Services & Public Affairs in 1999. Raymond joined Triumph Bank Plc in 1999 as Company Secretary/Legal Adviser & Head, Public Affairs – a role he held until of 2004.Prior to joining the First Bank in June 2011, he was the General Counsel/Corporate Secretary & Head,

Corporate Services of Kakawa Group which comprised of Kakawa Discount House Limited (now FBN Merchant Bank Limited) and Kakawa Asset Management Limited from 2004 to May 2011. Over the course of his career, Raymond has had modest accomplishment in corporate finance, market development and unique local and cross border transactions. He is also a Youth empowerment and leadership enthusiast. Raymond was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1991. He holds a Masters Degree in Law and is an Alumnus of the Lagos Business School. He has won several academic and work place Awards. He has also attended executive programs at top rated global institutions, including Harvard.Raymond is happily married and blessed with children.

Hon. Justice Oyebiola Oyewumi attended the University of Lagos, Akoka from 1986 to 1989 and obtained her LLB. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990 and further obtained her LLM from the University of Ibadan in 2003. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting and a Certificate in Industrial Relations both from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Akoka, Lagos in 2000 and 2012 respectively. She started her working career in 1992 at the law firm of Olujinmi, Akeredolu & Co. in Ibadan, as a Pupil Counsel. She joined the Oyo State Civil Service from 1993 till 2007. Thereafter, she joined the FCT Judiciary Abuja, as Chief Magistrate I, a

position she held until her elevation to the Bench of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in May 2013. Hon. Justice Oyewumi is the Presiding Judge of the Akure Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.

Hon. Justice Oyebiola Oyewumi attended the University of Lagos, Akoka from 1986 to 1989 and obtained her LLB. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990 and further obtained her LLM from the University of Ibadan in 2003. She also holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Legislative Drafting and a Certificate in Industrial Relations both from the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Akoka, Lagos in 2000 and 2012 respectively. She started her working career in 1992 at the law firm of Olujinmi, Akeredolu & Co. in Ibadan, as a Pupil Counsel. She joined the Oyo State Civil Service from 1993 till 2007. Thereafter, she joined the FCT Judiciary Abuja, as Chief Magistrate I, a

position she held until her elevation to the Bench of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria in May 2013. Hon. Justice Oyewumi is the Presiding Judge of the Akure Judicial Division of the National Industrial Court of Nigeria.