Olisa Agbakoba Biography, Net Worth, Profile & Age
BIRTH NAME: Olisa Agbakoba
STYLE RATING: 4.3%
DISPLAY NAME: Olisa Agbakoba
NET WORTH: $190 Million Dollars
Olisa Agbakoba was born on the 29th of May, 1953 in Jos, Plateau State, Nigeria. His parents are Chief Justice Godfrey Ubaka and Mrs Phina Agbakoba. Before the Nigerian Civil War, Olisa Agbakoba moved to the city of Onitsha in 1965.
He schooled at Government Primary School, Jos (from year 1959 and leaving the school in1960), Hillcrest School, Jos (in 1961), Government Primary School Jos (in 1962 and left in 1963), Zixton Public School Ozubulu (in 1964) and finally at the Christ the King College, Onitsha (from 1966 to 1967).
From 1970 to 1972, he schooled at the Immaculate Conception located in Enugu State, Nigeria. In 1973, he schooled at the Government College, Ughelli, and then proceeded to the University of Nsukka where he schooled for four years, from 1973 to 1977.
In 1978, Olisa Agbakoba schooled at the Nigerian Law School, and from year 1979 to 1980, he schooled at the London School of Economics & Political Science. He holds a Master of Law (LL.M) from the University of London, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from the University of Nsukka, Nigeria, and BL of the Nigerian Law School.
After Law School, he worked at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs’ (NIIA) Law and Intelligence Department as a researcher. After a year with the institute, he willingly left to found his own firm known as Olisa Agbakoba and Associates.
Based in Lagos State, his firm focuses commercial and maritime law. In the prodemocratic movement of Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba was a key leader and voice that helped push the movement to reality.
More so, he’s a Principal Partner and founder of an advocacy and law nongovernmental organization known as Human Rights Law Services (HURILAWS). Olisa Agbakoba is also the founder of Nigerian Shipping Chamber of Commerce (NCS). He’s both the founder and the maiden president of the NSC.
From 2006 to 2008, Olisa Agbakoba served as the President of the Nigerian Bar Association. He’s the founder of a leading maritime law firm based in Lagos State, Olisa Agbakoba and Associates, and he’s the founder of AfroNet (a Zambian Pan-African Human Rights Organization), United Action for Democracy, and Civil Liberties Organization – a human rights organization.
Through his works which directly pertained human rights and democracy in Nigeria, Olisa Agbakoba gained recognition nationwide. Olisa Agbakoba was a diehard sympathizer of Ken Saro-Wiwa, a political voice who was severally arrested and executed for agitating for democracy in Nigeria.
Olisa Agbakoba has been a recipient of Roger Baldwin Medal for Civil Liberties (1991), Human Rights Award of the German Association of Judges (1993), Aachen Peace Award which he was honoured with in 1996.
He was shortlisted as one of the 15 Great Legal Practitioners of Distinction in Nigeria, and Vanguard’s 40 Outstanding Young Nigerians Award.
Olisa Agbakoba is a Fellow of the Institute of Administrative Management of Nigeria and has been awarded by the association. He has served as the Co-director of British Council Conference on Managing Human Rights, Abuja, Nigeria.
Also among his awards are the Dr. Kwame Nkrumah African Leadership award and FRA Williams Legal Practitioner of the Year award, both he won in 2006. For his contributions to the Rule of Law, Human Rights, and Promotion of Access to Justice, Olisa Agbakoba was honoured with the International Human Rights Award of the American Bar Association.
He has written and published a handful of articles, among which are the one published by LexisNexis, South Africa titled Federal High Court Practice Manual.
Also part of his publications are Maritime Newsletter Volumes one and two, Journal of Human Rights Law and Practice: Nigeria’s State Security (detention of persons) Decree No 2 of 1984, The Legal Basis Of the Organization of African Unity Force in the Chad, Manual on Election Petition in Nigeria, The Statute of Limitation in Admiralty Proceedings: A Case for Fresh Initiatives in Maritime Laws and Reforms in Marine Insurance Law, Bankruptcy Proceedings in Nigeria, Development Law Books (comes in three volumes), Towards A People Constitution in Nigeria, Journal of International Law, Exposing the Myth of Judicial Impotence with Tunde Fagbohunlu (1991), Maritime Cabotage in Nigeria, Incursions into the Legal Profession, Transcending the Wall: A manual for Prisoners Reform and more.
Olisa Agbakoba is happily married with three children to his wife, Lilian Agbakoba. He’s a grandfather with 6 grandchildren (as of 2018).
Olisa Agbakoba has an estimated net worth of $190 million dollars. He’s a big time democracy and human rights activist, a maritime lawyer, and founder of several associations and organizations.
He earns from several sources, and has won several professional awards nationally and internationally.
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