Founding Partner/Consultant

He obtained LL.B (Hons.) in 1985 from the University of Maiduguri and was called to the Bar in 1986 upon completion of the Nigerian Law School Programme at Lagos. He practiced Law in Jos, Maiduguri, Lagos , Kaduna and Abuja before  starting this Partnership in 2001.

He was appointed the Attorney-General of Borno State in 1999 and had also served the Borno State Governor as Senior Special Assistant on Legal Matters. As Attorney General, he was involved in the drafting of so many legislations. In  his capacity as the Attorney General of Borno State,  he served as a member of the Body of Benchers, the General Council of the Bar  and the Council of Legal Education in Nigeria. In 2001, he was elected the Chairman of  the  Nigerian Bar Association, Maiduguri Branch. In 2003, the Chief Justice of Nigeria appointed him as a Notary Public of Nigeria.

He attended the Tulane University, New Orleans, U.S.A, for  post-graduate studies in International Legislative Drafting in 2000. His legislative drafting skill was deployed when he drafted various laws in Borno State. He was engaged in the comprehensive drafing and publishing of the Local Government Bye-Laws of Yobe State, 2014. He has also served in various Constitution Drafting Committees.

An ardent Advocate, he has successfully handled many complex and high profile cases on varied subjects at Superior Courts. Worthy of mention is the fact that he represented Borno State in the famous ‘Resource Control’ Case before the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

Out of Court, he is a seasoned Mediator and has mediated in the International Boundary Dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria as a member of the United Nations Cameroon- Nigeria Mixed Commission (CNMC). While at the CNMC, he was the Leader of the Observer Team to Lake Chad/Land boundary to review the humanitarian needs of the affected populations as a result of the decision of the International Court of Justice at The Hague. He was also involved in Public procurement management as a member of the Presidential Committee on Resettlement of affected populations in the Lake Chad Basin as a consequence of the boundary dispute between Cameroon and Nigeria. An avid researcher, he utilised his experience at the CNMC in writing an Article on Fishing Rights under the Anglo-German Agreement of 11 March, 1913, an Instrument that defines part of the boundary between Nigeria and Cameroon and its impact on the affected populations in the Bakassi Peninsula. He has presented seminar Papers on Election Tribunals, National Industrial Court, Professional ethics, Local Governments, etc. 


As a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), he has actively maintained membership of the following IBA Committees: