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Associate
Andrew Arome Abogede

Andrew bagged his LLB (Hons) from Kogi State University in 2014. Afterwards he proceeded to the Nigerian law school, where he obtained his BL and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2015. He is licensed to practice law in Nigeria as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He joined the law firm of Babalakin & Co in 2015 where he did his internship and garnered the requisite knowledge in Litigation, Corporate Practice and Maritime law. He also joined the Legal Aid Council, FCT in 2016 as a corp member and as an ardent advocate of human right, he used his good office as the Vice President of the Legal Aid Clinic FCT branch to secure several acquittals and also ensured diligent/expeditious trial of indigent inmates at Kuje Medium Correctional Centre, Pro Bono.

Andrew is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in high value commercial litigation, arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution. He has extensive proficiency in handling complex civil and criminal litigation cases in courts of original and appellate jurisdiction.

His practice focuses mainly on corporate/commercial transactions and incidental matters, such as company registration, company secretarial services, general corporate restructuring, corporate finance, due diligence, corporate compliance, joint ventures, legal advisory services and mergers and acquisitions in Nigeria.

Since joining the firm, Andrew has garnered experience in Aviation law, Trade, Environmental, Corporate, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Human Rights, Maritime, Energy and Infrastructure and Oil and Gas Law.

Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, African Bar Association

abogede@bwalaandco.com

Associate
Sanusi Salisu Dakat

Sanusi Salisu Dakat graduated from the prestigious University of Jos, Jos Plateau State of Nigeria, where he obtained his LLB (Hons) in 2015. Afterwards, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, where he obtained his BL and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016. He is licensed to practice law in Nigeria as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He also obtained his Masters in Business and Commercial Law (MBCL) from Bayero University Kano.

Sanusi Salisu Dakat is a committed and enthusiastic professional, with significant knowledge and experience in law practice acquired over a period of time in both Civil and Criminal Litigation, Arbitration and Negotiation, Corporate, Business and Commercial law and Real Estate. He did his internship at Rickey Tarfa & Co., thereafter he proceeded to Ministry of Justice in Kaduna for his National Youth Service Corp where he also acquired significant knowledge in Criminal Prosecution under the D.P.P, where he is part of the legal team in a number of high profile cases, notably the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (Shiite) before he joined the Law Firm of Oguejiofor K. Obi & Co., as Head of Chambers.

Sanusi salisu Dakat also did an online training with the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) on Conflict Analysis and Mediating Violent Conflict.

Sanusi Salisu Dakat is highly passionate in Litigation and Corporate practice with interest in Oil and Gas, Maritime and Sports Law.

 Membership Of Professional Bodies
  • Nigeria Bar Association (NBA)
  • Young International Council for Commercial Arbitrators (Young ICCA)

dakat@bwalaandco.com

Associate
Enobong Ekwere Ndah

Enobong Ekwere Ndah ESQ., LLB (Hons), called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in November 2018.

She attended the renowned University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and upon successful completion, proceeded to The Nigerian Law School, Yenagoa, Bayelsa State. She also interned at the prestigious Law Firm of F.B. Olorogun & Co., in Year 2018 where she gained versatile knowledge and experience in the legal practice.

Enobong Esq. has keen interests in Human Rights, Corporate Practice, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Taxation Law, Women and Children’s Rights/Family Law, as well as Information Technology Law.

ENOBONG EKWERE NDAH Esq. is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) and has participated in numerous movements geared towards promoting the rights of the girl child as well as the rights of the less privileged in the society.  She is also a seasoned writer and a motivational speaker.

Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

ndah@bwalaandco.com, enobongndah@yahoo.com

Consultant
C. E. Nwanne-Oriaifo

C. E. Nwanne-Oriaifo Esq. (LL.B) Hons (BL), LL.M was called to the Nigerian Bar, as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

She joined the law firm of G.G Onyia & Co in 2009, where she worked till 2010 before moving to the United Kingdom for her Masters programme in International Information Technology Law (IT Law), Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Scotland, where she graduated among the top best in 2011.

She has attended conferences which dwelt extensively on subjects such as International Information Technology, Cyberlaw, ICT, International Antitrust, and International Arbitration.

She recently attended conferences and Training in Antitrust Law hosted by the Section of the Antitrust Law, American Bar Association, Washington, DC, the history of Information Science and Technology organised by the Association for Information Science and Technology, Baltimore, Maryland, Bioethics and the Law, Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Scotland.

She has published various articles and made conference presentations. She is currently an administrator with the National Health Scheme (NHS) in the United Kingdom.

Nwanne-Oriaifo’s interest lies in litigation and corporate practice especially as it relates with Information Technology Law.

Nwanne-Oriaifo is happily married and lives with her husband Dr Odianosen Oriaifo in Norwich, East Anglia, United Kingdom.

Membership of Professional Bodies
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association(NBA)
  • Associate member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association;
  • Member, Association for Information Science and Technology

 nwanne-oriaifo@bwalaandco.com

Associate
Ihuoma C. Nwagboso

Ihuoma C. Nwagboso LLB (Hons), BL, called to the Nigerian Bar as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in December 2017.

She attended University of Nigeria, Nsukka; and was vitally involved in Les Advocate, a legal arm of the Believers Love-World just before she successfully graduated from the University. She attended the Nigerian Law School, Agbani, Enugu Campus, and also did a certificate course in Customer Relations during her National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) in Jigawa State. She also interned at the prestigious Law Firm of Ifebunandu & Co., in Year 2017 where she gained versatile knowledge and experience in the legal practice and worked in JOSHUA OKAH & ASSOCIATES in 2019 as a Counsel.

Ihuoma has genuine passion for; Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Property Law, and Women and Children’s Rights.

Ihuoma C. Nwagboso is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA) and a seasoned motivational speaker.

Membership Of Professional Bodies
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA).

nwagboso@bwalaandco.com

Head of Admin
Ezekiel Ishaya

Ezekiel is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in office administration/management and industrial chemistry. He has consulted for the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 5, the Registrar, College of Education Waka Biu in Borno State, and was the Manager of Dotham Farms Abuja, FCT.

Ezekiel is proficient, diligent and has garnered experience in office organization and procedures, supervision and monitoring of administrative staff.

Since joining the firm, Ezekiel has put out his experience in office maintenance, price negotiations with office vendors, service providers and Schedule of meetings and appointments for the smooth administration of the firm.

Education and Qualifications
  • Kashim Ibrahim College of Education

ishaya@bwalaandco.com

IT/ P.A to the Principal Counsel
Barka Anjili Bwala

Barka is a spirited and tenacious graduate of law who has gained experience under studying in the field of litigation and commercial law.

Since joining the firm, Barka has absorbed experience in the Ethics associated with practice, Corporate law, Commercial law, Methods of instituting actions in Court and the various rules of Court from the associates in the firm as an intern.

He’s the Personal assistant to the Principal Counsel and doubles as an IT personnel,  He carries out his duties with due diligence and efficiency

Education and Qualifications
  • LL.B University of Maiduguri

barka@bwalaandco.com

Front Desk
Ndukwu Esther Chiamaka

Ndukwu Esther Chiamaka graduated from Madonna University Elele Campus Rivers State, where she obtained her BSc. in 2016. Afterwards, she proceeded to the JPTS (Joint Professionals Training and Support Int’l), where she obtained her HSE (Health, Safety and Environment) level 1, 2 & 3 respectively.

Ndukwu Esther Chiamaka is an experienced front desk officer who has acquired experience and knowledge in secretarial duties and duties of a good front desk officer.

Ndukwu Esther Chiamaka have a vast knowledge of duties of a secretary/front desk officer and also good in information and communication technology (ICT) with proficiency effort in microsoft words, excel and others to mention but a few. She is also a good analyst and has good writing and editing skills. She is very effective and efficient in management of resources, good managerial, administrative and organizational skills, ability to accomplish set objectives in timely fashion, ability to generate creative and innovative ideas, good communication and presentation skills.

Ndukwu Esther Chiamaka has good relationship and bonding skill, integrity and reliability, good sense of responsibility and acceptance, pro-active and eager to learn with high sense of integrity.She is dedicated to work, tenacious and have a team working attitude.She has a competitive attitude and can thrive under pressure. She applies all these qualities while working with the firm as the front desk officer.

Membership of Professional Bodies
  • JPTS (Joint Professionals Training and Support Int’l)

ndukwu@bwalaandco.com

Librarian
Gladys Elisha

Ms. Gladys Elisha is an experience librarian who has over the year acquired proficient knowledge in library science and record keeping.

Ms. Gladys Elisha has vast experience in secretarial work and office management, before joining the law firm of Bwala & Co. as a librarian, in 2017, she also worked as assistant director in Scondon Computers where she acquired considerable know in ICT.

elisha@bwalaandco.com