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Meet Mike Ozekhome (SAN)

Meet Mike Ozekhome (SAN)

Mike Ozekhome is a Nigerian lawyer, human rights activist, and constitutional law expert. He is known for his vocal advocacy for justice, democracy, and human rights in Nigeria.

Bio Summary And Works

Born on October 15, 1957, in Edo State, Nigeria, Mike Ozekhome got his LL.B degree from the University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University), and his LL.M degree from the University of Lagos. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1982. And he has since then become a prominent lawyer in Nigeria, with over 37 years of experience.

Mike Ozekhome is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), a prestigious title given to exceptional lawyers in Nigeria, and has represented several high-profile clients in court cases. He has also authored several books on Nigerian law and legal practice. Some of the books include “Human Rights Law Practice in Nigeria” and “Nigeria: Law, Democracy, and Development.”

His Activism

Ozekhome is also a notable human rights activist in Nigeria. He has spoken out against various forms of injustice and human rights violations. He has been involved in several high-profile cases, such as the case of the former National Security Adviser, Sambo Dasuki. Dasuki was detained for several years without trial. Ozekhome also represented the family of the late Nigerian singer, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, in a case against the Nigerian government for human rights abuses.

Social Services

Besides his legal practice, Mike Ozekhome is also a philanthropist and social commentator. He has established the Mike Ozekhome Foundation, a non-governmental organization that provides scholarships and other forms of help to the less privileged in Nigeria. Ozekhome has also been vocal in his criticism of the Nigerian government’s handling of various issues, such as corruption and insecurity.

Overall, Mike Ozekhome is a highly respected lawyer, human rights activist, and constitutional law expert in Nigeria. His contributions to the legal profession and advocacy for justice and human rights have earned him national and international recognition.

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