Our Governing Body

ELRI has on its Governing Board the following distinguished personalities;

1. Judge Bola A. Ajibola (SAN) - Former President World Bank Administrative Tribunal, Former Judge, International Court of Justice.

His Excellency Judge Bola Ajibola was formerly President of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) as well as erstwhile Attorney – General and Minister of Justice. This national statesman and doyen of international law was in 1991 appointed to serve on the International Court of Justice in The Hague, The Netherlands.  In April of 1994, he was appointed Judge ad-hoc to the Permanent Court of International Arbitration (also in The Hague) with regard to the land and maritime dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria. Judge Ajibola has served on various other international arbitration bodies and legal institutions which include the World Bank Administrative Tribunal; the UN International Law Commission, Geneva; as well as the Constitutional Court of the Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in Sarajevo. He is the President of The World Association of Judges of the World Jurist Association (Washington DC). In 1995 he founded the African Concern, a non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to the promotion of peace and socio-economic development in Africa. He was at a time the High Commissioner representing the Federal Republic of Nigeria in the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland.

2. Professor Enitan Bababunmi - President (ENHICA) International Development Foundation Inc, United States of America.

Enitan Bababunmi is a Professor of Biochemistry and former Vice-Chancellor of the Lagos State University. For a period of two decades between 1978 and 1998, he served as an academic in the capacity of Research Professor on different occasions in three (3) continents, namely, Africa, Europe and the United States.  In addition, he served as an occasional expert consultant to the International Programme on Chemical Safety (IPCS) in Geneva, Switzerland.  Professor Bababunmi hold two United States Patents (2002 & 2005) on “Formulation for Treating skeletal Muscle Degeneration Caused by Malnutrition and Disease”. He is President, ENHICA International Inc, a non-profit research and educational institution, and Research Director and Chairman of GLOPATECH (UK) Limited. Bababunmi's formulation "is designed to replenish energy levels in disease-infected muscle cells, reinstate calcium homeostasis within muscle cells, and reduce the activity of oxidizing free radical reactions typically caused by muscle degenerative diseases."

3. Prof. Yemi Osinbajo (SAN) - Former Attorney General, Lagos State.

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN was formerly the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State. Prior to that, he was a partner at the Law Firm of Osinbajo, Kukoyi & Adopaye, and Head of Department of Public Law at the University of Lagos. Professor Osinbajo also served as the Special Advisor to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice between 1988 and 1991. He has provided expertise and consulted with a wide range of development organisations such as the United Nations, United Nations Centre on Transnational Corporations/ United Nations Development Programme, United Nations African Institute for Crime Prevention and ECOWAS.  Professor. Yemi Osinbajo together with Mr. Olusoji Apanpa founded INTEGRITY, the umbrella organization of the Convention on business Integrity. He is a Pastor at the Redeemed Christian Church of God.

4. Professor Margaret Okorodudu-Fubara - Faculty of Law Obafemi Awolowo University. Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

Professor Margaret Okorodudu – Fubara formerly Dean, Faculty of Law Obafemi Awolowo University was trained in the United Kingdom and at Harvard.Professor Okorodudu–Fubara pioneered “Mainstream Environment for Sustainable Development into African Universities” (MESA). This was a United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) initiative on Education for sustainable development and conservation in all tertiary institutions worldwide.  Since 2002, she has been a member of the Board of Trustees of Fulbright Alumni Association of Nigeria together with other eminent scholars such as Professor Grace Alele-Williams, and Professor Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary of the National Universities commission. 

In 2007, she became a member of the Working Group on UNEP Global Environment Report (GEO – 4) 2007, promoting Environmental Research and Learning for Sustainable Development.  Professor Okorodudu – Fubara is also a member of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Academy of Environmental Law, and a consultant to several international organizations such as UNEP, UNDP and the World Bank.

5. Mr. Yemi Adeola - Group Managing Director, Sterling Bank, Nigeria.

Mr. Adeyemi Adeola is a lawyer and accomplished banker with hands-on experience spanning over 20 years.  A John F. Kennedy Scholar, Yemi Adeola was a former Council Member of the Financial Institution Training Centre.  At different times he worked with PricewaterhouseCoopers and Nigeria International Bank (Citibank Nigeria) where he rose to the level of an Executive Director in 1998.  He held this position up till 2003 when he joined Trust Bank of Africa Limited on a turn-around assignment as Deputy Managing Director.  He turned the bank from a loss making position to a profit making institution before the bank’s consolidation exercise.  Following the emergence of Sterling Bank Plc aftermath of the merger exercise, he was appointed Executive Director of the Bank and later became its Group Managing Director.

6. Prof. Emmanuel Olukayode Oladipo

7. Dr. Yashua Hamza - Head, Pediatrics Department, Muritala Mohammed Hospital, Kano State, Nigeria.

Dr. Yushua Alkali Hamza is the Head of Paediatrics, Murtala Mohammed Hospital, Kano State, Nigeria.  She participated at the Senegal leg of the Inter Action Africa Leadership Programme Pan – Africa Event, sponsored by the British Council. She has written in several local and foreign reviewed Journals.

8. Dr. Romauld Haule - Senior Lecturer, Faculty of International Law St. Anthony University of Tanzania, Tanzania.

Dr. Romuald Haule is from Tanzania and is a Lecturer in Law, Ruaha University College, Iringa.  He was at one time a Visiting Lecturer in Law at Tumaini University College, Iringa, and Director of Postgraduate Studies Research, Publications and Consultancy at Ruaha University College.  He is also a Director, African Institute for International and Comparative Law. Dr. Haule is fluent in Kiswahili, English, Italian, German, and proficient in Spanish and French.

9. Rev. Father Mathew Hassan Kukah - St. Andrews Catholic Church, Kaduna.

10. Mr. Mansour Jarmakani

Mr. Manssour Jarmakani attended the American Community International School for his primary education, from where he proceeded to the United Kingdom for his secondary education.  After his secondary education, he bagged a degree in Marketing and Management, and later obtained another
degree in Information Technology from the North Eastern University, Boston, United States of America.

Mr. Jarmakani who speaks English, Arabic, French and Yoruba languages is currently the Group Executive Director, Jagal Group, an indigenous conglomerate.  At different times, Mr. Jarmakani has engaged in charity works to orphanage homes.  He was one of those at the forefront in giving
relief materials to victims of the bomb blast incident at the Ikeja Cantonment. In recognition of his passion to contribute to the growth and development of Nigeria, Mr. Manssour Jarmakani was in 2007 granted Nigerian citizenship. His father is also a naturalized Nigerian likewise his brother.

Prof. Olanrewaju  Fagbohun -

Professor OlanrewajuFagbohun - is currently the Vice Chancellor of the Lagos State University (LASU), Ojo. Until his appointment he was the Executive Director of ELRI. Presently, he is on leave of absence from ELRI.. He was formerly co-cordinator of the Environmental Law and Allied Disciplines of the Centre for Environment and Science Education of the Lagos State University; Member, National Work Group for the Streamlining of Environmental Laws in Nigeria and Development of Environmental Law and Policy Curriculum for Nigerian Universities; and Member, Expert Group for the Development of Climate Change Policy and Legislation for Nigeria. Professor Fagbohun has published extensively in local and international journals, and frequently acts as consultant and advisor to state governments, international development agencies and corporate bodies on issues relating to sustainable development and environmental protection. His latest work is: The Law of Oil Pollution and Environmental Restoration: A Comparative Review.

Olukayode Ogunjobi

Olukayode Ogunjobi is the head of Litigation and ADR at Rouq and Company. He has over 25 years experience in legal practice. He is a professional attorney with substantial experience in civil and criminal litigation at the Federal and State High Courts and Appellate Courts in diverse areas of the law.

Olukayode Ogunjobi is experienced in case management, case development/preparation, pre-litigation case analysis as well as client advisory matters. He is also an effective mediator, conflict-resolver and inter-personal communicator

Muyiwa Olusa

Muyiwa has a background in Business Administration and a Master Degree in Industrial and Labour Relations.  He later read law at the University of Lagos up to a Master of Laws Degree (LLM) level and was called to the Nigerian Bar.  He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Management.

Prior to qualification as a Lawyer, Muyiwa worked with Image Technologies Limited, Lagos Nigeria.  – an IT company that represents BULL France in the territory of Nigeria where he rose to the position of Assistant General Manager (Finance and Administration). He later co-founded Nistech Group, a company that is involved in Management Consultancy, Education and Fast Food.    For his practice experience he had a brief stint at the law firm of Debo Akande & Co. and with Victor Kolade & Co. both in Lagos.  He is presently the Principal Partner in the law firm of Muyiwa Olusa & Co. Muyiwa has created a passion for corporate governance and he sometimes contribute topical corporate governance issues in the Guardian newspaper. Among his contributions are: Corporate Governance and Employees, Corporate Recklessness and Corporate Governance, Corporate Governance versus Cadbury Plc.

Muyiwa is presently a Ph.D student at The Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies and his research areas are Corporate Governance and Legislative Drafting. Muyiwa is married with children.

Ms. Miyeni Ogbor

Loveth is a legal, finance and business consultant. She has played advisory role in formation of several oil trading companies. Providing the management with access to tap from her vast Legal/Business experience of over 11 years that spans across all manner of legal/consulting role.

She is a graduate of Law from Lagos State University and has attended several legal, finance and business courses over the years. She also holds a Masters Degree in Environmental Law from the same school and she is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association. She had an active law practice in the firm of Olisa Agbakoba(SAN) before moving to the business sector.  She is presently the Managing Director of Pando Energy Services Limited.

Bunmi Moses

Ms Moses holds a degree in law LLB (Hons.). She also holds an Advanced Diploma in Commercial Law & Practice; Advanced Diploma in Office Management, and a Diploma in Secretarial Studies & Administration. Her professional career started with the British Council Nigeria.  She frequently, conceptualized, designed, and implemented empowerment programs using innovative, participatory, and culturally sensitive approaches. 

Her professional excellence saw her Governance & Youth Officer portfolio to the successful management and delivery of some key projects which includes, the first summit on “The role of effective taxation in a sustainable development in Lagos State, a two day forum on women political participation – within the six south western states of Nigeria; Corporate Governance & Social Responsibility training for key stakeholders  in collaboration with UNIC, UK International Business Leaders Forum, NEPAD, Standards Organization of Nigeria, Lagos Business School (Pan African University) and Celtel Nigeria (now Zain); Coordinated capacity building training for NGOS in South East, Nigeria and also the reception for Princess Anne visit to Nigeria. She elected to take early retirement 0n November 16, 2007 having served (16) years and joined the Environmental Law Research Institute as the Programme Director.

Ebere Akwuebu

Ebere holds an LL.B (Hons) from the Lagos State University, Lagos State and has a certificate in International Environmental Law.  She obtained her Bachelors –at – Law (B.L) at the Nigeria Law School, Lagos.

Prior to qualification as a Lawyer, Ebere worked with 4th Generation Computers an IT based Human Resources provided as Head of Department, Training. She is a member of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), and also an accredited member of the Corporate Affairs Commission of Nigeria (CAC).

Ebere has over 5 five years experience of working with nongovernmental organization. She is a strong advocate for the human rights of women and children. Before joining ELRI, she worked with the West African NGO Network (Wangonet) as the Administrative Officer Projects.

Ebere has attended a number of empowerment programs and capacity building trainings on Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights Litigation and Project Management (PMP).


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