Lecturers’ Profiles

CURRICULUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR (MRS) OMOROGBE

 

PERSONAL AND OTHER DETAILS

 

1.1     FULL NAME                                     OLUYINKA OSAYAME OMOROGBE

1.2.      SEX                                                                 FEMALE

1.6       DATE OF BIRTH                                         21ST SEPTEMBER 1957

1.7       NATIONALITY                                            NIGERIAN

1.12.  UNIVERSITY AND PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

1.12.1. UNIVERSITY OF IFE, NOW OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE,

1975 – 1978:                                                                          LL.B HONS.

1.12.2. LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS, UNIVERSITY OF LONDON

1981 – 1982:                                                                           LL.M.

1.12.3. NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL

1979:                                                                                       B.L.

 

1.12.4. THE CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS (U.K)

2004:                                                                                       MCIArb

 

2.0. PREVIOUS AND CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

 

2.1. JANUARY 1ST 2013 –DATE                               NABO GRAHAM DOUGLAS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR OF LAW, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES, ABUJA,NIGERIA

2.2. JANUARY 12TH 2009- 28TH JUNE 2011              SECRETARY TO THE CORPORATION AND LEGAL ADVISER, NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC). (THROUGHOUT THAT PERIOD I WAS ON LEAVE OF ABSENCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY.)

 

2.3.      JULY 1ST 2002 –DECEMBER 31ST 2012                   PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC

AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, NIGERIA

2.4.    AUGUST 1ST 2005- JANUARY 12TH 2009    DEAN, FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY

OF IBADAN

 

2.5. FEBRUARY, 1990 TO JUNE 2002                              SENIOR LECTURER, DEPARTMENT OF

JURISPRUDENCE & INTERNATIONAL

LAW, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS.

 

2.6. OCT. 1, 1983 – JAN. 31, 1990                                        LECTURER/ SENIOR LECTURER,

DEPARTMENT OF JURISPRUDENCE

AND INTERNATIONAL LAW,

FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF

BENIN.

 

2.7.      1980 – 1981                                                    LEGAL PRACTITIONER,SOLOMON

ASEMOTA & Co. (BENIN AND

LAGOS)

2.8.      1979 – 1980                                                    YOUTH CORPER COUNSEL,

KADUNA STATE, MINISTRY OF

JUSTICE, /LEGAL AID COUNCIL,

KADUNA.

 

3.0. AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

3.1       OIL AND GAS LAW

3.2       INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC LAW

3.3       ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW

3.4       INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS LAW

3.5.      INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW

  • ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
  • HUMAN RIGHTS

 

4.0. NATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

4.1. MEMBER, OIL AND GAS SECTOR REFORM IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (OGIC) AND CHAIR, LEGAL AND REGULATORY COMMITTEE, 2000- 2006,

OGIC WAS THE STEERING COMMITTEE OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF PRIVATISATION, CHARGED WITH RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE PRIVATISATION OF THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR IN NIGERIA AND FOR THE CREATION OF THE NATIONAL OIL AND GAS POLICY.

 

4.2. MEMBER, RECONSTITUTED OIL AND GAS SECTOR REFORM IMPLEMENTATION COMMITTEE (OGIC) UNDER THE PRESIDENCY, AND CHAIR, LEGAL AND REGULATORY SUBCOMMITTEE IN 2007.

OGIC WAS CHARGED WITH THE RESPONISBILITY FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE NATIONAL OIL AND GAS POLICY, INCLUDING THE NEW LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND RESTRUCTRUCTURING. IT WAS IN FURTHERANCE OF THAT PROCESS THAT I WAS APPOINTED AS SECRETARY TO THE CORPORATION AND LEGAL ADVISER, NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION.

 

4.3. ADJUNCT PROFESSOR, CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM ENERGY ECONOMICS AND LAW (CPEEL), UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, SINCE 2012.

 

4.4. GOLD MEDAL AWARD (FOR LONG SERVICE), NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF LAW TEACHERS (NALT) 2013.

 

4.5. FELLOW, NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ECONOMISTS (NAEE), FEBRUARY 2013

 

4.6. GOLD MEDAL AWARDEE, (FOR DISTINCTION IN SCHOLARSHIP) NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (NSIL) NOVEMBER 2013

 

4.7. MEMBER OF COUNCIL, IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY, OKADA, SINCE 2015.

 

5.0. INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

5.1. I HAVE BEEN LISTED SINCE 1990 IN VARIOUS WHO’S WHO VOLUMES SUCH AS THE FOLLOWING REPUTABLE, NON-FEE PAYING VOLUMES:-

 

  • THE INTERNATIONAL WHO’S WHO, EUROPA PUBLICATIONS, 18 BEDFORD SQUARE, LONDON WCIB 3 JN ENGLAND

 

  • WHO’S WHO IN THE WORLD, MARQUIS WHO’S WHO, 121 CHANLON ROAD, NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ 07974 U.S.A.

 

5.2.      I AM THE FIRST AFRICAN MEMBER OF THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY GROUP (AAG) OF THE SECTION ON ENERGY ENVIRONMENT NATURAL RESOURCES AND INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (SEERIL) INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION. IT IS THE LEADING GROUP OF INTERNATIONAL ENERGY ACADEMICS AND REGULARLY RESEARCHES ON CUTTING –EDGE ISSUES OF ENERGY LAW AND POLICY.

 

5.3.      I WAS A RESOURCE PERSON FOR THE UNCTAD WORLD INVESTMENT REPORT 2007 EXPERTS MEETING IN JOHANNESBURG SOUTHAFRICA IN APRIL 2007, AND AM EXTENSIVELY QUOTED WITHIN THAT VOLUME.

 

5.4.      MEMBER, EDITORIAL BOARD, JOURNAL OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW, PUBLISHED BY SWEET AND MAXWELL.

 

5.5.      HONORARY ASSOCIATE, GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATURAL RESOURCES, LAW, POLICY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SINCE 2011.

 

5.6.      MEMBER, WORLD BANK THEMATIC WORKING GROUP ON ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE ON THE LEGAL ASPECTS OF SEFA (SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL), SINCE 2013.

 

5.7.      ORGANISER AND SOLE FACILITATOR, ONE DAY WORKSHOP ON THE CREATION AND MANAGEMENT OF A FUNCTIONAL PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN LIBERIA, CUSTOMISED FOR OFFICIALS OF RELEVANT AGENCIES OF THE GOVERNMENT OF LIBERIA, GRAND HOTEL, MONROVIA, LIBERIA, 2ND DECEMBER 2013.

 

5.8.      SPEAKER, PANEL DISCUSSION ON FALLING OIL PRICES: CHANGING IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL PRODUCERS, WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCHOLARS, WASHINGTON DC, 4TH FEBRUARY 2015.

5.9.      MY WORKS ARE CITED IN PUBLICATIONS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD AND FORM PART OF THE CURRICULA FOR ENERGY COURSES IN VARIOUS UNIVERSITIES AROUND THE WORLD.

 

6.0. PUBLICATIONS

 

BOOKS

 

6.1       Y. OMOROGBE                               OIL AND GAS LAW IN NIGERIA

MALTHOUSE PRESS, 2000

6.2       Y. OMOROGBE                               THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY: EXPLORATION

AND PRODUCTION  CONTRACTS, MALTHOUSE PRESS 1997.

 

6.3       Y. OMOROGBE (ED)                      INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DEVELOPMENT:

                                                          STRATEGIES AT THE THRESHOLD OF

                                                                       THE 21ST CENTURY. NIGERIAN SOCIETY

OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 1998

  •    DONALD ZILLMAN,

LILA-BARRERA-HERNANDEZ,

YINKA OMOROGBE,

CATHERINE REDGEWELL. (Eds.)         MOVING BEYOND THE CARBON ECONOMY: ENERGY LAW IN TRANSITION, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008

6.5. YINKA OMOROGBE                  ENERGY POLICY AND THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL, INTER LINEAR LIMITED, 2017.

6.6. YINKA OMOROGBE AND

ADEOLA ADENIKINJU              NATIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT AND THE DOWNSTREAM PETROLEUM INDUSTRY, INTER LINEAR LIMITED 2017.

6.7. YINKA OMOROGBE AND ADA

ORDOR (Eds,)                                   LAW AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO MODERN ENERGY SERVICES IN AFRICA, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2017 (IN PRESS)         

 

MONOGRAPHS

 

6.8. Y.OMOROGBE                              NIGERIA: ENERGY LAW, ENCYCLOPEDIA OF LAWS, KLUWER LAW INTERNATIONAL, THE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS. 2003.

6.9. Y. OMOROGBE                             WHY WE HAVE NO ENERGY, IBADAN UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008

6.10. Y. OMOROGBE                                  GOD-GIVEN WEALTH, MAN-MADE POVERTY AND THE RULE OF LAW IN NIGERIA, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY, 2013

ARTICLES IN LEARNED JOURNALS:

 

6.11.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “IMF AND WORLD BANK LOANS:

CONDITIONALITY, STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT & THIRD WORLD PROBLEMS” 1984 NIGERIAN CURRENT LAW REVIEW, 130 – 140.

6.12.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “AN APPRAISAL OF NIGERIAN NATURAL    

                                                                        GAS LEGISLATION”, OIL & GAS LAW &

TAXATION REVIEW (OXFORD,

ENGLAND), VOL. 4 ISSUE 2 1985 AT 51 – 53.

6.13.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “CONTRACTUAL FORMS IN THE OIL

INDUSTRY: THE NIGERIAN EXPERIENCE WITH PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACTS”, VOL.20,(LONDON), 342 – 349.

6.14     Y. OMOROGBE                               “FUNCTIONALISM IN THE UPU AND ITU”

ISSUE 1, VOL. 27, 1987.INDIAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, (DELHI, INDIA)

6.15.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR THE

PRODUCTION OF PETROLEUM IN NIGERIA” VOL. 5 NO. 4. JOURNAL OF ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (JERL) (LONDON, ENGLAND)1987, 273 – 291.

6.16     Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE QUESTION OF THE OWNERSHIP OF

NATURAL GAS IN NIGERIA (1988/89) 3. OIL & GAS LAW AND TAXATION REVIEW, OXFORD ENGLAND. 75

6.17     Y. OMOROGBE                               “WOMEN IN THE FAMILY IN NIGERIA”

PROCEED. AFRIC. 1989,192.

 

6.18     Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE PREVAILING SITUATION IN THE

WORLD OIL INDUSTRY. IT’S EFFECT ON PRODUCTION CONTRACTS & DEVELOPING

COUNTRY ECONOMIES”, 1989/90, 2 OIL & GAS LAW AND TAXATION REVIEW. 40.

6.19     Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK AND POLICY

FOR TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA,” VOL. 3 PT. 2, 3 RADIC (1991) 156.

6.20.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE GROWTH OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAWS

IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES: PROBLEMS & PROSPECTS” THE ENVIRONMENTAL & FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS, TRANSACTIONS THE XII, THE INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON SOCIAL DEFENCE, 8 – 12 OCTOBER 1991 PARIS, FRANCE.

6.21.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR ECONOMIC

INTEGRATION IN THE ECOWAS REGION: AN ANALYSIS OF THE TRADE LIBERALISATION SCHEME” VOL. 5 PT. 2. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF INTERNATIONAL & COMPARATIVE LAW, (RADIC).

6.22     Y. OMOROGBE                               “ECONOMIC INTEGRATION AND AFRICAN

                                                          NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT” ASICL PROC. 7

LONDON, ENGLAND (1995) 279 .

6.23.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “LAW AND INVESTOR PROTECTION IN THE

NIGERIAN NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY” VOL. 14 NO. 2. JOURNAL OF ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW (JERL) LONDON, ENGLAND. 179.

6.24.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “PETROLEUM SUBSIDIES AND THE

PETROLEUM TRUST FUND: THE NIGERIAN ALTERNATIVE” VOL. 13, ISSUE 6, OIL AND GAS LAW AND TAXATION REVIEW (OXFORD, ENGLAND) 203.

 

6.25.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “INVESTMENT GUARANTEES AND

INCENTIVES IN THE NATURAL GAS INDUSTRY” VOL. 2. NO. 3, MODERN PRACTICE JOURNAL OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT LAW.

 

6.26.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “FUNDAMENTAL ISSUES RELATING TO THE

DEVELOPMENT OF MARGINAL FIELDS IN NIGERIA” VOL. 3 NO. 4 1999 MODERN PRACTICE JOURNAL OF FINANCE AND INVESTMENT LAW.

6.27.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “EXPANDING HORIZONS OF

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW,” VOL. 1 NO. 1. AFRICAN JOURNAL OF PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES, JUNE 2003, 45 – 60

 

6.28. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “RIGHTS OF THE CITIZENS OF THE

NIGERIAN NIGER DELTA,” VOL.1 NO.1, JOURNAL OF JURISPRUDENCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, RIVERS STATE UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY.

6.29. Y. OMOROGBE,                                 “A STATUS REPORT ON CLIMATE CHANGE

CONTROL AND THE KYOTO PROTOCOL IN NIGERIA,” INTERNATIONAL ENERGY LAW AND TAXATION REVIEW, SWEET AND MAXWELL, LONDON, ISSUE 2, 43.

CONTRIBUTIONS TO BOOKS:

 

6.30.    CHRISTOS THEODOROPOLOS AND YINKA IGHODARO:    “THE USE OF ARBITRATION AS MEANS     SETTLEMENT OF OIL INDUSTRY DISPUTES” PAPER PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PETROLEUM LAW AT THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES, LAGOS FROM 29TH MAY – 2ND JUNE 1984, BOUND IN PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP ON PETROLEUM LAW.

 

6.31.    Y. OMOROGBE                              “THE REGULATION OF INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TRADE” I.O. AGBEDE, A. UCHEGBU & K.A. DINAKIN (EDS) THE LAW & PRACTICE OF INTERNATIONAL TRADE, DEPARTMENT OF JURISPRUDENCE & INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS PRESS 1992, 27 – 35.

 

6.32.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR PETROLEUM PRODUCTION & DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA,”  C.O. OKONKWO (ED), CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN NIGERIA LAW: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF JUDGE BOLA AJIBOLA, 185 at. 204.

6.33.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “PERSPECTIVES ON RURAL & URBAN

WOMEN” IN A.O. OBILADE (ED) WOMEN IN LAW, SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY LAW CENTRE & FACULTY OF LAW/UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, 1993, 82 – 97.

6.34.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “REGULATION OF OIL INDUSTRY

POLLUTION IN NIGERIA” IN E. AZINGE (ED) NEW FRONTIERS IN LAW, OLIZ PUBLISHERS, BENIN CITY 1993, 147 – 168.

6.35.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “BALANCING INTERESTS: MILITARY

NECESSITY v INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW” I.O. AGBEDE, Y. OMOROGBE, K.A. DINAKIN (EDS) INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW DEPARTMENT OF JURISPRUDENCE AND INTERNATIONAL LAW, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS.

6.36.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “INDIGENOUS OIL COMPANIES AND THE

NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY” IN A.O OBILADE (ED) A BLUEPRINT FOR NIGERIAN LAW, FACULTY OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, 1995, 112 – 128.

6.37.    I.O. AGBEDE/Y. OMOROGBE      “ARMED CONFLICTS IN AFRICA: THE ROLE

AND IMPORTANCE OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW TODAY” A.O. AJALA – I.E. SAGAY (EDS) IMPLEMENTATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW IN NIGERIA, INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF THE RED CROSS, 1997 AT 73.

6.38.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “AFRICAN ECONOMIC INTEGRATION: A

PROGRESS REPORT ON THE AEC” IN Y. OMOROGBE (ED) INTERNATIONAL OAW AND DEVELOPMENT: STRATEGIES AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE 21ST CENTURY, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 1998, AT 91.

6.39.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE KYOTO PROTOCOL AND THE INTERNATIONAL ENERGY INDUSTRY: THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE KYOTO PROTOCOL IN NIGERIA”, IN PETER CAMERON, DONALD ZILLMAN (EDS). KYOTO: FROM PRINCIPLES TO PRACTICE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2000.

 

6.40.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “GENDER PERSPECTIVES AND THE PEACE,

SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT, QUESTION,” IN C.A. OGAN (ED.). THE CHALLENGE OF PEACE, SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, 2002, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW, 2002

 

6.41.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR

PARTICIPATION IN DECISION MAKING ON MINING AND ENERGY DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA: GIVING VOICES TO THE VOICELESS,” DONALD ZILLMAN, ALASTAIR LUCAS, GEORGE (ROCK) PRING (EDS) HUMAN RIGHTS IN NATURAL RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, PUBLIC PARTICIPATION IN THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT OF MINING AND ENERGY RESOURCES, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2002, 549.

 

6.42.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “THE MILITARY AND INTERNATIONAL

HUMANITARIAN LAW” IN D.R.A. NDEFO (ED) THE NIGERIAN MILITARY AND PARADING SHIFT IN GLOBAL POLITICS AND ECONOMICS. PROCEEDINGS OF THE TRAINING CONFERENCE OF 2 DIVISION, NIGERIAN ARMY, IBADAN, 20 – 22 NOVEMBER 2002.

 

6.43.    Y. OMOROGBE                               “REGIONAL AND NATIONAL FRAMEWORKS

FOR ENERGY SECURITY IN AFRICA” IN BARRY BARTON, CATHERINE REDGEWELL, ANITA RONNE, DONALD N. ZILLMAN, (EDS) ENERGY SECURITY: MANAGING RISK IN A DYNAMIC LEGAL AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2004.

 

6.44. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “ALTERNATIVE REGULATION AND

GOVERNANCE REFORM IN RESOURCE-RICH COUNTRIES IN AFRICA, BARRY BARTON, ALASTAIR LUCAS, LILA BARRERA- HERNANDEZ, ANITA RONNE (EDS,) REGULATING ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2006, 39 -64.

 

6.45. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “PROMOTING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY

THROUGH THE USE OF RENEWABLE ENERGY: THE ROLE OF THE LAW”, DONALD ZILLMAN, LILA-BARRERA-HERNANDEZ, YINKA OMOROGBE, CATHERINE REDGWELL (EDS.), MOVING BEYOND THE CARBON ECONOMY: ENERGY LAW IN TRANSITION, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008)

 

6.46. DONALD N. ZILLMAN,           “INTRODUCTION,” DONALD ZILLMAN ET AL

        CATHERINE REDGWELL                  OP. CIT. P.1

        YINKA OMOROGBE

        LILA BARRERA-HERNANDEZ

        BARRY BARTON

 

6.47.  DONALD N. ZILLMAN           “OVERVIEW AND CONCLUSIONS,”

CATHERINE REDGWELL       DONALD N. ZILLMAN ET AL, OP. CIT. 543

YINKA OMOROGBE              

LILA BARRERA- HERNANDEZ

BARRY BARTON

 

6.48. YINKA OMOROGBE               “PROPERTY RIGHTS IN OIL AND GAS UNDER PETER ONIEMOLA                   DOMANIAL REGIMES,”

AILEEN MCHARG, BARRY BARTON, ADRIAN BRADBROOK, LEE GODDEN (EDS.), PROPERTY AND THE LAW IN ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2010, 115.                      

6.49.  YINKA OMOROGBE               “POLICY, LAW AND THE ACTUALISATION OF

THE RIGHT OF ACCESS TO ENERGY SERVICES,” KIM TALUS (ED), RESEARCH HANDBOOK ON INTERNATIONAL ENERGY LAW, EDWARD ELGAR PUBLISHING, (UK/ USA) 2014.

6.50.  YINKA OMOROGBE               “ENERGY UNDERGROUND AND WATER

SUSTAINABILITY: STRATEGIES FOR A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT, DONALD ZILLMAN, AILEEN MCHARG, LILA BARRERA-HERNANDEZ, ADRIAN BRADBROOK (EDS.), THE LAW OF ENERGY UNDERGROUND: UNDERSTANDING NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SUBSURFACE PRODUCTION, TRANSMISSION AND STORAGE, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2014.

6.51.  YINKA OMOROGBE               “RESOURCE CONTROL AND BENEFIT

SHARING IN NIGERIA, LILA BARRERA-HERNANDEZ, BARRY BARTIN, LEE GODDEN, ALASTAIR LUCAS, ANITA RONNE (EDS.), SHARING THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF ENERGY AND RESOURCES ACTIVITY: LEGAL CHANGE AND IMPACT ON COMMUNITIES, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS 2016, 259.

6.52.    YINKA OMOROGBE                   THE ROLE OF LAW IN PROMOTING

RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN AFRICA, O.C. RUPPEL, B. ALTHOUSMANN (EDS.), RENEWABLE ENERGIES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA- PRACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES AND REGULATORY CHALLENGES, 2ND EDITION, MACMILLAN PUBLISHERS WINDHOEK, NAMIBIA, 2016.

6.53.    YINKA OMOROGBE                   NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY REFORM:

LEARNING FROM THE PAST TO PREDICT THE FUTURE, ADEOLA ADENIKINJU, AFIEKHENA JEROME, OLAWALE OGUNKOLA (EDS.) THE QUEST FOR DEVELOPMENT: ESSAYS IN HONOUR OF PROFESSOR AKIN IWAYEMI AT 70, CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM, ENERGY ECONOMICS AND LAW (CPEEL), 2016, 53.  

6.54. YINKA OMOROGBE                      UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO ENERGY SERVICES: THE CENTRALITY OF THE LAW, YINKA OMOROGBE, ADA ORDOR (EDS.) LAW AS AN INSTRUMENT FOR THE PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO MODERN ENERGY SERVICES IN AFRICA, OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS ( DUE IN DECEMBER 2017)

7.0. DISTINGUISHED LECTURES/ KEYNOTE SPEECHES

I HAVE BEEN KEYNOTE SPEAKER/ DISTINGUISHED LECTURER IN VARIOUS FORA WITHIN AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA. THESE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:

7.1. UNIVERSITY LECTURER, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN LECTURE 2008, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, NIGERIA.

TOPIC: WHY WE HAVE NO ENERGY

7.2. KEYNOTE ADDRESSEE, COURSE ON DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS FOR GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE FOR ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 11TH OCTOBER 2010

TOPIC: DRAFTING AND NEGOTIATING CONTRACTS FOR GOVERNMENT: RANDOM THOUGHTS

7.3. SPEAKER, ANNUAL LUNCHEON MEETING OF THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PETROLEUM NEGOTIATORS (AIPN), (U.S. CHAPTER) HOUSTON CLUB, TEXAS, USA, 19TH JANUARY 2011:

TOPIC: THE PHOENIX ARISING: NIGERIA AND PETROLEUM INDUSTRY REFORM

7.4. KEYNOTE SPEAKER,  3RD TRIENNIAL DELEGATES CONFERENCE, PENGASSAN- NNPC GEC, ROCKVIEW HOTEL, ABUJA, 19TH DECEMBER 2012

TOPIC: THE POST PIB REGIME: LABOUR CHALLENGES IN NNPC,

7.5. DISTINGUISHED LECTURER, 4TH PUBLIC LECTURE, OBAFEMI AWOLOWO INSTITUTE OF GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC POLICY, RENAISSANCE HOTEL, IKEJA, LAGOS, 24TH OCTOBER 2013

TOPIC: GOD-GIVEN WEALTH, MAN-MADE POVERTY AND THE RULE OF LAW IN NIGERIA

7.6. DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER, NIALS ROUNDTABLE ON ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL IN NIGERIAUNDER THE AUSPICES OF NABO GRAHAM DOUGLAS DISTINGUISHED PROFESSORIAL CHAIR, HILTON HOTEL, ABUJA, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2013

TOPIC: LAW, POLICY AND ACCESS TO ENERGY

7.7. KEYNOTE ADDRESSEE, ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ECONOMICS, (NAEE), SHERATON HOTEL, ABUJA, FEBRUARY 17TH 2014.

TOPIC: ENERGY ACCESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: POLICIES, INSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORKS AND STRATEGIC OPTIONS

7.8. PANEL SPEAKER, WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCHOLARS, WASHINGTON DC, USA, 4TH FEBRUARY 2015

 FALLING OIL PRICES: CHANGING IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL PRODUCERS, 

8.0. MAJOR RESEARCH IN PROGRESS

8.1. EDITOR AND COORDINATOR, MINERAL LAW IN AFRICA: NIGERIA, CURRENTLY WORK IN PROGRESS. EXPECTED PUBLICATION BY JUTA LAW PUBLISHERS, SOUTH AFRICA, 4TH QUARTER 2017.

9.0. SELECTED CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR PRESENTATIONS

I HAVE CHAIRED SESSIONS AND DELIVERED PAPERS AT NUMEROUS CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS WITHIN AND OUTSIDE NIGERIA. THE FOLLOWING REPRESENT A SAMPLING OF MY PRESENTATIONS SINCE 2003:

 

9.1.      Y. OMOROGBE                               THE ROLE OF LAW IN THE

DEVELOPMENT OF THE NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY: NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES, PRESENTED AT THE SHELL SPECIAL OIL AND GAS SEMINAR FOR LEGISLATORS, HELD IN FOUR SEPARATE GROUPS DURING OCTOBER/NOVEMBER 2003.

9.2.      Y. OMOROGBE                          PETROLEUM FISCAL REGIMES:

REVIEW AND REFORM, PRESENTED AT THE THIRD OIL AND GAS SUMMIT ORGANISED BY THE NIGERIAN ECONOMIC SUMMIT GROUP, (NESG) 12TH-14TH NOVEMBER 2003, NICON HILTON HOTEL, ABUJA, LAGOS.

9.3.      Y. OMOROGBE                         RIGHTS OF THE COMMUNITIES OF THE

NIGER DELTA, PRESENTATION AT THE 2ND NATIONAL ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES SEMINAR, ORGANISED BY ADEYEGBE SEMINARS IN COLLABORATION WITH NIGERIAN GAS ASSOCIATION, 18TH-19TH NOVEMBER 2003, LAGOS

9.4.      Y. OMOROGBE                         PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACTS:

EVOLUTION, DEVELOPMENT AND PROSPECTS IN THE NIGERIAN OIL INDUSTRY, PRESENTATION FOR THE MANDATORY CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION (MCPE) PROGRAMME (PETROLEUM AND ENERGY SECTOR) ORGANISED BY THE INSTITUTE OF CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS OF NIGERIA (ICAN) MAY, SEPTEMBER AND NOVEMBER 2003, IN IBADAN, BENIN AND LAGOS RESPECTIVELY.

9.5.      Y. OMOROGBE                        THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT POLICY

IN THE FORMULATION OF EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT CONTRACTS

9.6.      Y. OMOROGBE                         EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION

CONTRACTS: JOINT VENTURES, PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACTS, SERVICE CONTRACTS AND OTHER ARRANGEMENTS

 

9.7.      Y. OMOROGBE                         EVALUATION AND ANALYSES OF

VARIOUS CONTRACT CLAUSES,

7.5-7.7. PRESENTED DURING THE SEMINAR ON UNDERSTANDING CONTRACTS FOR THE EXPLORATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF CRUDE OIL, ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (CEPEDS) 14TH-15TH OCTOBER 2003, LAGOS, NIGERIA

9.8.      Y. OMOROGBE                          JOINT VENTURES, PRODUCTION

SHARING CONTRACTS AND OTHER LEGAL ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION OF PETROLEUM, PRESENTATION AT A WORKSHOP ON ESSENTIALS OF OIL AND GAS LAW, ORGANISED BY THE CENTRE FOR PETROLEUM, ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES, 7TH-8TH OCTOBER 2003, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

9.9. Y. OMOROGBE                                                “ENERGY SECURITY IN AFRICA: THE

ONE THING THAT MATTERS MOST”, PRESENTED AT THE CONFERENCE OF THE SECTION ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES LAW OF THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION, 9-12TH MAY, 2004, SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.A.

9.10. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “DOWNSTREAM SECTOR REFORMS IN

THE NIGERIAN OIL INDUSTRY: THE ROLE OF THE LEGISLATURE” PRESENTED AT THE NIGERIA DOWNSTREAM OIL SUMMIT ORGANISED BY THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON DOWNSTREAM PRODUCTS, 6TH SEPTEMBER 2004, ABUJA, NIGERIA.

9.11. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK: DETERMINANT OF A VIABLE DOMESTIC GAS MARKET” PRESENTED AT THE NIGERIA OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY CONFERENCE, ORGANISED BY NIGERIA OIL AND GAS CO (PUBLISHERS OF NIGERIA OIL AND GAS JOURNAL) AND ROCKSTAND CONSULTING, 26TH NOVEMBER 2004, LAGOS, NIGERIA.

9.12. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “THE LEGAL ENVIRONMENT: GUIDELINES FOR NEW ENTRANTS” PRESENTED AT THE NATIONAL STAKEHOLDERS WORKING GROUP OF THE EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE, 15TH FEBRUARY 2005, PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, ABUJA, NIGERIA

9.13. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “ACHIEVING NATIONAL OBJECTIVES THROUGH APPROPRIATE LEGISLATION IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY” PRESENTED AT A RETREAT FOR MEMBERS OF THE PETROLEUM RESOURCES COMMITTEE OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, 4TH MARCH 2005, ASABA. DELTA STATE.

 

9.14. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “LEGAL AND POLICY FRAMEWORKS FOR ENERGY RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA: PERSPECTIVES ON PUBLIC PARTICIPATION,” PARLIAMENTARIAN FORUM ON ENERGY LEGISLATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, UNITED NATIONS DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL AFFAIRS (UN DESA) AND THE PARLIAMENT OF SOUTH AFRICA, CAPE TOWN, 5-7 OCTOBER 2005

 

9.15. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “THE NATIONAL OIL AND GAS POLICY: CHALLENGES FOR LABOUR,” PENGASSAN WORKSHOP ON LABOUR AND THE CHALLENGES OF REFORMS IN THE OIL AND GAS SECTOR, 17 -18 NOVEMBER 2005 BENIN CITY, EDO STATE.

 

9.16. Y. OMOROGBE                                  “THE ROLE OF THE LAW IN PROMOTING RENEWABLE ENERGY IN AFRICA”, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON RENEWABLE ENERGY IN AFRICA, ORGANISED BY THE GOVERNMENT OF SENEGAL, THE AFRICAN UNION, THE GERMAN FEDERAL MINISTRY FOR ECONOMIC COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT, AND THE UNITED NATIONS INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT ORGANISATION (UNIDO), DAKAR, SENEGAL, APRIL 16-18, 2008

 

9.17. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “ENERGY AND DEVELOPMENT”, SYMPOSIUM ON CLIMATE AND ENERGY LAW, FACULTY OF LAW, INIVERSITY OF COPENHAGEN, DENMARK, APRIL 25TH 2008

9.18. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “OIL AND GAS SECTOR REFORM IN NIGERIA: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK,” BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE SECTION ON ENERGY, ENVIRONMENTAL AND INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (SEERIL), COPENHAGEN, DENMARK APRIL 27TH-30TH 2008

9.19. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “OIL AND GAS SECTOR REFORM IN

NIGERIA: THE LEGAL FRAMEWORK,” WORKSHOP OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT MARKETERS, ABUJA, 2008

9.20. YINKA OMOROGBE                         CONSENTING TO THE EXPLOITATION OF OIL, CONFERENCE ON CORPORATE WAR CRIMES: PROSECUTING THE PILLAGE OF NATURAL RESOURCES, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ORGANISED BY THE DUTCH AND CANADIAN MINISTRIES OF JUSTICE, THE OPEN SOCIETY INSTITUTE, THE UNIVERSITIES OF BRITISH COLUMBIA AND LEIDEN, THE HAGUE, AMSTERDAM, 29TH-30TH OCTOBER 2010

9.21. YINKA OMOROGBE                         ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE: AN IMPERATIVE FOR GREEN DEVELOPMENT, THE KURAMO CONFERENCE: INTERNATIONAL COLLUQUIUM ON LAW AND DEVELOPMENT, ORGANISED BY LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT, LAGOS, NOVEMBER 2ND-3RD 2010

9.22. YINKA OMOROGBE                         NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY REFORM, THURGOOD MARSHALL SCHOOL OF LAW, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, 21ST JANUARY, 2011

9.23. YINKA OMOROGBE                         THE NOC PERSPECTIVE ON THE NEW

OIL AND GAS FRAMEWORK, NIGERIA OIL AND GAS 2011 (NOG 2011) INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABUJA, 22ND FEBRUARY 2011

9.24. YINKA OMOROGBE                         IMPACTS OF THE DISCOVERY AND EXPLOITATION OF OIL AND GAS IN A DEVELOPING COUNTRY, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE AVOIDANCE OF THE OIL CURSE IN GHANA, NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COMMISSION AND MINISTRY OF ENERGY, GHANA, 24- 27 NOVEMBER 2011, CAPITAL VIEW HOTEL, KOFORIDUA, GHANA

9.25. YINKA OMOROGBE                         PERSPECTIVES ON US ENERGY SECURITY, AFRICAN OIL AND AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT, THURGOOD MARSHALL LAW REVIEW 2012 ENERGY SYMPOSIUM, TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY, HOUSTON, TEXAS, USA, 28TH– 29TH MARCH 2012

9.26. YINKA OMOROGBE                         THE LEGAL REGIME FOR OIL AND GAS CONTRACTS, OIL AND GAS LAW AND CONTRACTS WORKSHOP, NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES (NIALS), ASABA, DELTA STATE, NIGERIA, 1ST– 2ND MAY 2012

9.27. YINKA OMOROGBE                         THE NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY: THE IMPERATIVE OF REFORM, ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT NEGOTIATORS (AIPN) WORKSHOP, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 21ST MAY 2012

9.28. YINKA OMOROGBE                         CORPORATE GOVERNANCE: THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY PERSPECTIVE, CORPORATE GOVERNANCE IN THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS INDUSTRY, NIGERIAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 1ST JUNE 2012

 

9.29. YINKA OMOROGBE                         THE OIL AND GAS POLICY, THE PIB, AND THE ROLE OF NEITI, NEITI STAKEHOLDERS WORKSHOP, NIGERIA EXTRACTIVE INDUSTRIES TRANSPARENCY INITIATIVE, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 20TH– 21ST SEPTEMBER 2012

 

9.30. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “THE PIB, LOCAL REFINERIES, IMPORTATION AND CHALLENGES: A NEW PHASE?” YEAR 2012 AGM/ SYMPOSIUM, PETROLEUM DOWNSTREAM GROUP, LAGOS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 1ST NOVEMBER 2012

9.31. YINKA OMOROGBE                         REFORM IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY: PROGRESS AND CHALLENGES, 6TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF PETROLEUM ECONOMICS, LAGOS, NIGERIA, 22ND APRIL 2013

9.32. YINKA OMOROGBE                         ENERGY UNDERGROUND: AN AFRICAN PERSPECTIVE, CONFERENCE ON ENERGY UNDERGROUND: INNOVATIVE LAW AND POLICY FOR TRANSFORMATIVE TECHNOLOGIES,

GOVERNMENT OF NEW ZEALAND, WELLINGTON, NEW ZEALAND, 15TH MAY 2013

9.33. YINKA OMOROGBE                         AN INTRODUCTION TO THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL (PIB), ORIENTATION COURSE FOR STAFF OF FEDERAL MINISTRY OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES, ORGANIZED BY E AND E TECHNOLOGY CONSULTING LIMITED, OCTOBER 10TH 2013, BEST WESTERN HOTEL, GUDU, ABUJA

9.34. YINKA OMOROGBE                         THE NIGERIAN PETROLEUM INDUSTRY AND THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION, RETREAT OF THE NIGERIAN GOVERNORS FORUM, SOKOTO, SOKOTO STATE, NIGERIA, 15-16TH NOVEMBER 2013

9.35. YINKA OMOROGBE                         NATIONAL SECURITY AND SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL, ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (NSIL), LAGOS, 16TH NOVEMBER 2013.

9.36. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “LAW AS A STIMULANT TO ENERGY ACCESS,” PRESENTATION AT THE 7TH CONFERENCE OF THE NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ECONOMICS (NAEE), SHERATON HOTEL, ABUJA, TUESDAY 18TH FEBRUARY 2014

9.37. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF

UNSUSTAINABLE ENERGY,” PANEL PARTICIPANT AT THE BIENNIAL CONFERENCE OF THE INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION SECTION ON ENERGY ENVIRONMENT AND INFRASTRUCTURE LAW (IBA-SEERIL), BERLIN, APRIL 29TH, 2014.

9.38. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “ENERGY UNDERGROUND AND WATER

SUSTAINABILITY: STRATEGIES FOR A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT,” WORKSHOP ON ENERGY UNDERGROUND: ENERGY LAW AND TRANSFORMATIONAL CHANGE, ALL SOULS COLLEGE, OXFORD, ENGLAND, MAY 2ND 2014.

9.39. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “FALLING OIL PRICES: CHANGING

IMPLICATIONS FOR GLOBAL PRODUCERS, PANEL DISCUSSANT, WOODROW WILSON INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCHOLARS, WASHINGTON DC, USA, 4TH FEBRUARY 2015.

9.40. YINKA OMOROGBE                         “REFORMING THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION,” INCOMING APC GOVERNMENT TRANSITION SUBCOMMITTEE ON GOVERNANCE, ABUJA, 11TH MAY 2015.

10.0. PETROLEUM NEWS ARTICLES

 

I am the writer of ‘Law Notes’ for Petroleum News, which was the leading monthly newsletter on the oil and gas industry in Nigeria until it stopped publication around 2000. Law Notes was aimed at disseminating oil and gas law to the non-legal oil and gas practitioner. The column started in August 1998 and the following articles were written:

 

  1. ‘A legal look at the Oil Industry’ (August, 1998)
  2. ‘Law and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation’ (September 1998)
  3. ‘Joint Venture Agreements in exploration and Development’ (October 1998)
  4. ‘Production Sharing Contracts’ (September 1998)
  5. ‘The Service Contract’ (February 1999)
  6. ‘The Rule of Law and the Development of the Nigerian Oil and Gas Industry’ (March 1999)
  7. ‘Relinquishment’ (April 1999).
  8. ‘A Commentary on the deep Offshore and Inland Basin Production Sharing Contract 1999’ (July 1999).
  9. ‘Rights of Oil Communities over their Natural Resources (September, 1999).

 

 

11.0. LAWS OF NIGERIA PROJECT

 

I WAS ONE OF A GROUP OF LEGAL SCHOLARS DRAWN FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY WHO WORKED ON THE FIRST EVER ANNOTATION OF THE LAWS OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA IN FORCE, (A PROJECT UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE NIGERIA INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES) BETWEEN 1991 TO 1994.

12.0. PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND SELECTED ACTIVITIES

 

12.1.    MEMBER, NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION

12.2.    MEMBER, INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

12.3.    MEMBER, ASSOCIATION OF INDEPENDENT PETROLEUM NEGOTIATORS

12.4.    MEMBER, CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITTRATION (UK)

12.5.    DEPUTY PRESIDENT I, NIGERIAN SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

12.6.    FELLOW AND MEMBER, NIGERIAN ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY ECONOMICS

(NAEE)

12.7.    CHAIRPERSON AND TRUSTEE, ASSOCIATION OF ENERGY AND PETROLEUM LAW RESEARCHERS IN NIGERIA

12.8.    CHAIR, COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES, ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT, INTERNATIONAL LAW ASSOCIATION (NIGERIA BRANCH).

12.9.    SECRETARY/TRUSTEE, DR. IRENE IGHODARO MEMORIAL FOUNDATION

12.10.  CHAIRPERSON AND TRUSTEE, EDO WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVE, BENIN CITY

12.11.  TRUSTEE/ SECRETARY, CHRIST AGAINST DRUG ABUSE MINISTRY (CADAM), LAGOS

12.12.  TRUSTEE, VINE HERITAGE HOME, ABUJA

12.13   INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR, HERITAGE BANK

12.14   MEMBER OF COUNCIL, IGBINEDION UNIVERSITY OKADA.

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR WORIKA

 

FULL NAMES:                                                Professor Ibibia Lucky Worika

 

LEGAL CAREER

 

2014-till date  Professor of Law and Dean                                  

                   University of Port Harcourt                                              Faculty of Law

 

  • Oversees the affairs of the Faculty as Dean and Chairman of the Faculty Board of Law;

 

  • Represent the Faculty at the University Senate and contributes towards the development of the Faculty and University at large;

 

  • Exemplary leadership of both academic and non-academic staff of the Faculty and ensure moral as well as ethical code of conduct in their dealings with each other and students of the Faculty of Law;

 

  • Teaching, conducting research and publications on Nigerian national and international laws and policies as well as making valuable contribution in developing good character and learning in the legal profession;

 

  • Lead the drivetowards a successful accreditation of the recently established Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, by the University Senate;

 

  • To give legal support to legal courses offered at other institutes, faculties or colleges of the University of Port Harcourt

 

  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations with other Centres, Institutes and Colleges of the University in multi-disciplinary research, conferences, seminars and other programmes

 

  • Delivering series of training seminars/workshops and participation at workshops organized by the Law Faculty, other Institutes, Centres and several Colleges/Faculties of a multidisciplinary kind.

 

  • After accreditation of the Faculty of Law by the Council of Legal Education, to teach such law courses, invigilate examinations and assess undergraduate students of the Faculty of Law as necessary for the progressive development of the Faculty.

 

 

2011-2014     Senior Legal Adviser, Natural Resources                                            http://www.thecommonwealth.org/

Commonwealth Secretariat                                                     Economic and Legal Section, London, UK

 

  • Provided specialist legal advice to Commonwealth member countries regarding legal, regulatory, contractual, fiscal and institutional arrangements, for natural resources (oil, gas, minerals), energy and renewable sectors, including inter aliagood governance and sustainable management Diagnostic assessment of policy frameworks for the exploration, production, utilisation, transportation and marketing of natural resources.

 

  • Organized high-level meetings and interfacing with top-government officials in Commonwealth Member Countries with a view to understanding the challenges and issues pertaining to the natural resources and energy sectors.

 

  • Designed international projects, preparing concept notes and defining project parameters and budgets in response to request from Government for assistance; securing project approvals, monitoring project performance and managing and reporting on project implementation.

 

  • Written analysis and recommendations for natural resources management.

 

  • Negotiating, vetting and drafting natural resources contracts, policy, laws and regulations.

 

  • Capacity building, organizing seminars/workshops/conferences and delivering presentations in the natural resources/energy sectors.

 

  • Prepared terms of reference (TOR) for engagement of consultants, working with consultants on areas of limited expertise to deliver on specific project goals.

 

  • Promoted the Commonwealth Secretariat’s position in international fora of professionals in the natural resources and energy industries.

 

 

2008-2011     General Legal Counsel (2008-2011)                                                     http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en/              

                   OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries                              OPEC Secretariat, Vienna, Austria

 

Provision of specialist expert legal advice to the Secretary General, Senior Secretariat Management and Governing bodies of OPEC Member Countries (MCs), producers of two-thirds of the World’s oil based in the Middle East, Africa and South America on matters that impact the organization and MCs.

 

LEGAL RESEARCH & ADVISORY ROLE

 

  • Research and advice on legal matters with regard to the international energy industry, environmental matters and the implementation of new policies and resolutions.

 

  • Advising on multitude of matters, including inter alia antitrust, intellectual property law and international commercial contracts.

 

  • Reviewing aspects of the global energy industry and international developments and determining howthe interests of OPEC and MCs might best be served and protected.

 

  • Contributions to Management Committee Meetings and rendering advice on contracts, Staff Regulations, Financial Regulations, and Financial Rules & Procedures.

 

  • Initiation of programmes for legal research into global issues, new policies and resolutions, arising from the OPEC Ministerial Conference and the Organization’s Board of Governors.

 

LEADERSHIP, TRAINING & DEVELOPMENT

 

 

  • Organisation of workshops including inter alia an International Legal Workshop for high-level officials and experts to brainstorm on legal issues of significance to OPEC and MCs, which led to publication of “OPEC and the International Law.”

 

  • Instructing and managing external law firms and specialist consultants.

 

  • Development and enhancement of staff knowledge on legal issues pertaining to energy, petroleum marketing, public relations, human resources, administration, and data services.

 

 

 

 

LITIGATION MANAGEMENT

 

  • Coordination of OPEC Legal Defence Team (LDT)and contribution to litigation processes in the US.

 

  • Instructing external counsel from Shearman & Sterling LLC. (US Law firm) in the case of Prewitt Enterprises v. OPEC(which was submitted to the US Supreme Court) and integral in the review and preparation of legal briefs related thereto.

 

  • Drafting and coordination of amicus curiae briefs for OPEC member countries, especially in the consolidated case of In re: Refined Petroleum Litigation(now pending before the US Court of Appeals.)

 

 

COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS, AGREEMENTS & OPINIONS

 

  • Drafting commercial contracts/agreements and preparation of opinions on internal competition and regulatory issues.

 

  • Negotiation and review of Memoranda of Understanding (MOU), including the MOU between the Russian Federation and OPEC in 2008.

 

  • Negotiating and drafting frameworks andagreements for OPEC and/or its MCs with respect to research and development “R&D”.

 

 

 

                   CONFERENCES & POLICY DECISION-MAKING

 

  • Representing OPEC and promoting its legal position at international symposiums and conferences.

 

  • Review of OPEC’s Statutes, Regulations and Rules of the Organisation, the Economic Commission Board (ECB) and OPEC Board of Governors (BoG) and making propositions for and supervising amendments in accordance with the OPEC Conference Resolutions.

 

  • Making presentations and proffering advice on external and internal legal issues of significance to OPEC and its MCs at OPEC Ministerial Conferences and BoG.

 

  • Re-negotiating and reviewing Austria-OPEC Headquarters Agreementand supplementary Protocols with a view to protecting the interest of OPEC and its MCs.

 

2004-2008     Senior Legal Counsel (2004-2008)                                                          OPEC Secretariat, Vienna, Austria

                   OPEC: Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries                                           http://www.opec.org/opec_web/en     

 

  • Rendering advice and expertise on legal issues arising from the OPEC Conference and the Board of Governors through the Secretary General of OPEC.

 

  • Providing legal advice and expertise on both internal and international legal issues impacting on OPEC and its Member Countries to the OPEC Conference and Board of Governors through the Secretary General, or upon the request of relevant Division/departments of the OPEC Secretariat.

 

  • Maintaining regular collaboration and coordination with OPEC Member Countries’ Legal Defence Team (LDT).

 

  • Interfacing and liaising with externally retained lawyers and consultants.

 

  • Promotion of OPEC’s legal position in international arenas.

 

  • Participating in various Meetings of OPEC Management Committees such as Personnel Committee and Contracts and providing advice as and when required.
  • Recommending programmes for legal research, based on sound objectives and priorities approved by the Secretary General; and suggesting new policies and resolutions.

 

  • Organizing workshops for legal and other staff from other departments of the Secretariat in respect of the legal aspects of energy, petroleum marketing, public relations and information, administration and human resources, data services and other issues of global significance that may impact on the Organization.

 

  • Discharge of all other duties as may be assigned by the Secretary General from time to time.

 

2002 – 2004  Senior Associate & Managing Solicitor (Part-Time) Arbitrators)                Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Messrs.AELEX (Anga&Emuwa) (Legal Practitioners)                                                             www.aelex.com/                  

                  

  • Representing multinational energy companies and advising on maritime and other miscellaneous issues

includinginter alia offshore oil and gas, exploration, and development.

 

  • Preparation, co-ordination and supervision of court cases.

 

  • Negotiating and drafting documentation for mortgages and other commercial matters.

 

  • Conduct of property searches and handling other real estate matters.

 

1993 – 1995 Deputy Managing Solicitor (Part-time)

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Anpez Centre for Environment & Development (NGO)                                             www.anpez.org/

 

  • Management of the Centre and NGO, Organized conferences, workshops, seminars and symposia as well as

lectured on energy, environment and development issues.

 

  • Deputising, acting for and on behalf of Managing Solicitor “MS”, as and when required.

 

1990-1993    Associate Solicitor

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Serena David Dokubo& Co (Legal Practitioners)

 

  • Taking instructions

 

  • Participating in client meetings and negotiations

 

  • Drafting commercial contracts

 

  • Drafting and filing pleadings

 

  • Advocacy in courts of superior record

 

  • Legal drafting and conveyancing

 

  • Writing legal opinions and other documentation

 

  • Drafting, filing and moving motions

 

  • Prosecuting chronic debtors on the undefended list

 

  • Prosecuting civil suits and holding watching briefs in criminal cases, amongst others.

 

ACADEMIC CAREER

 

2016 –Till date                                    Professor of Law andDean, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt

                  

  • Oversees the affairs of the Faculty as Dean and Chairman of the Faculty Board of Law;

 

  • Represents the Faculty at the University Senate and contribute towards the development of the Faculty and University at large;

 

  • Exemplary leadership of both academic and non-academic staff of the Faculty and ensure moral as well as ethical code of conduct in their dealings with each other and students of the Faculty of Law;

 

  • Teaching, conducting research and publications on Nigerian national and international laws and policies as well as making valuable contribution in developing good character and learning in the legal profession;

 

  • Lead the drive towards a successful accreditation of the recently established Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt, by the University Senate;

 

  • To give legal support to legal courses offered at other institutes, faculties or colleges of the University of Port Harcourt

 

  • Cross-disciplinary collaborations with other Centres, Institutes and Colleges of the University in multi-disciplinary research, conferences, seminars and other programmes

 

  • Delivering series of training seminars/workshops and participation at workshops organized by the Law Faculty, other Institutes, Centres and several Colleges/Faculties of a multidisciplinary kind.

 

  • After accreditation of the Faculty of Law by the Council of Legal Education, to teach such law courses, invigilate examinations and assess undergraduate students of the Faculty of Law as necessary for the progressive development of the Faculty.

 

2014 – 2015                                         Professor of Law and Head, Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt

 

  • Oversees the affairs of the Department of Private and Property Law

 

  • Represents the Department at the Senate of the University

 

  • Works cooperatively with the Dean of Law in the establishment of the a full-fledged Faculty of Law in accordance with extant rules and regulations of National Universities Commission and the Council of Legal Education

 

  • Conducts research, publishes in both local and international journals concerning legal issues generally and more particular in the fields of energy and environmental law and policy.
  • Collaborates with other institutes, centres and faculties of the University as the occasion arises.

 

2000-2004     Senior Lecturer-in-Law, Rivers State University of Science &Technology (RSUST)                        Port Harcourt, Nigeria     

 

  • Lecturer post-graduate level in international law and environmental law; and at undergraduate level in law of contract, jurisprudence and legal theory, petroleum law, and environmental law and policy.

 

  • Supervision of dissertations and theses.

 

  • Conduct of research and international publications on constitutional law, environmental and comparative energy law and policy

 

  • Provision of legal consultancy services.

 

1999 – 2000  University of Dundee, Scotland, UK                                                                   http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/

Post-doctoral Legal Research Scholar     Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), Scotland UK

                                                                   

  • Researchand publication in international law and comparative law, international environmental and comparative energy law and policy, individually or in association with other Senior Academic Staff of CEPMLP.

 

1995 – 1999  CEPMLP, University of Dundee                                                                          http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/

Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholar Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) Scotland, UK

 

(Doctoral study at the CEPMLP, under the sponsorship of the Commonwealth Secretariat in London)

 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

 

1995 – 1999   Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)inInternational Environmental and Comparative Petroleum Law & Policy(with a distinction in Course Work).

 

Thesis:Managing the Environmental Aspects of Upstream Petroleum Investments: The Way Forward for Africa.

 

1988 – 1989   Master of Laws (LL.M.)    University of Lagos, Nigeria                                             http://www.lawschoollagos.org/

 

Core Courses: Constitutional Laws of OAU and Commonwealth Countries; Law of Secured Credit Transactions; Jurisprudence and Legal Theory and Comparative Company Law

 

1986 – 1987   Certificate of Call-to-Bar (BL)    Nigerian Law School, Nigeria                        http://mynlsp.com/

 

1983 – 1986   Bachelor of Laws (LLB (Hons) 2.1       University of Lagos, Nigeria                                             http://www.lawschoollagos.org/

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

  • International Bar Association(IBA)

 

  • Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)

 

  • British International Studies Association(BISA)

 

  • Climate and Energy Specialist Group of the Commission on Environmental Law of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)

 

  • Nigerian Association of Law Teachers (NALT)

 

  • Advisory Board of the Vienna Economic University’s Executive Academy for the Masters Business Administration (MBA) Energy Management Programme.

 

SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA APPEARANCE

 

  • Appeared in numerous courts of both inferior and superior records, including the Supreme Court of Nigeria in Attorney General of the Federation Attorney General, Abia State et al [2001] 11 Nigeria Weekly LawReports (N.W.L.R.) 689. Member of legal team representing the Rivers State Government (32nd Defendant) see page 725.

 

CONSULTANCIES

 

Dec., 2015

 

 

Oct 2006

Consultant for Fichtner Consulting, in a project to reform the African Petroleum Producers Association

(APPA) and its various organs (on-going).

 

Consultant to the United Nations Institute for Advanced Legal Studies (UNU-IALS) to contribute to Chapter 13 titled, “FDI and Sustainable Development in the Petroleum Sector in Nigeria” with a view to examining laws, policies and practices in the petroleum sector in Nigeria; discuss whether such laws, policies and practices promote SD in the sector; identify best practices if any; identify challenges that affect the realization of SD in the sector; suggestappropriate policy interventions to make FDI in the sector align with the goal ofSD due October, 2006.

 

Oct 2002 – Jan 2003

 

Legal Consultant for the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), formulation of a Rivers State Environmental Policy

 

2002-2003

 

Legal Cosultantant for MacAuthur Foundations (an International Non-Governmental Organisation) inEnvironmental Law and Policy of a Sustainable Biodiversity Conservation for the Niger Delta of Nigeria under the auspices of ND-HERO, a Niger Delta based NGO.

 

Aug – Sept 2000

 

Legal Consultant for the Rivers State Government in Attorney General of the Federation v. Attorney General of Abia State et al. , Supreme Court of Nigeria, Nigerian Weekly Law Reports (NWLR) Part 725 p. 689. (A case between the Federation and some of its constituent units over the derivation principle and offshore boundaries for the purpose of calculating accruable revenues reported in the Legal Consultant for the Centre for Advanced Social Science (CASS), in respect of the Investigation of Human Rights Violations in the South Zone 1966-1999 with particular reference to Rivers State.)

 

Jan 1999 -Jan 2000

 

Legal Consultant for the European Community under the Supervision of Professors Peter Cameron and Thomas Walde in the alignment of legislation of applicant countries with the EU Legal Acquisition for Off-site Emergency Preparedness (Nuclear Energy Law Project No.PH6.02.97).

 

Jan – May 1999

 

Legal Consultant for the International Bar Association (IBA) Academic Advisory Group under the auspices of Prof. Peter Cameron on the “Kyoto Protocol: Implications for the Energy Industry”

 

March 1999

 

Legal Consultant for the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) under the auspices of Dr. (Mrs.) Patricia Wouters in the preparation of a Background paper on “Development of a Strategy for Compliance with the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes and Guidelines on Public Participation in River B as in Management in the Context of the Convention for the UN Economic Commission for Europe”

 

Sept 1998

 

Legal Consultant for the United Nations University in conjunction with Prof. Thomas Walde in respect of a paper, “Contractual Aspects of the Clean Development Mechanism and Other Flexible Mechanisms Under the Kyoto Protocol.”

 

RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS

 

  1. IbibiaLucky Worika, “Rural Applications of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy”, eds. Richard Ottinger, et al, UNEP Guide for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Nairobi: UNEP, 2016), a revised and updated version of a book chapter titled, “Rural Applications of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy” in United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) et al, Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Nairobi, Kenya: UNEP, 2007) at https://wedocs.unep.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.11822/9932/UN-Environment-Guide.pdf?sequence=1&isAllowed=y

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and UzuazoeEtemire, “Enhancing Good Governance for Africa’s Development A Socio-Legal Perspective on Women Empowerment” in International Journal of Gender Studies in Developing Societies (IJGSDS) 2016, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 327-348 available at http://www.inderscience.com/info/inarticletoc.php?jcode=ijgsds&year=2016&vol=1&issue=4

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “ECOWAS Energy and Natural Resources: Law and Policy”in 40 Years of ECOWAS. Abuja: National Institute for Legislative Studies, 2015, chap. 14.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “International Legal Issues of Significance to OPEC and its Member Countries”, in A. Reinisch, ed., OPEC and International Law, The Netherlands: Eleven International Publishing, 2010, pp. 1-22.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Production Management, OPEC and the WTO”, in J. Pauwelyn, ed., Global Challenges at the Intersection of Trade, Energy and Environment

See http://graduateinstitute.ch/webdav/site/iheid/shared/summer/WTO2010/JP1.pdf

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Rural Applications of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy”, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UNEP Handbook for Drafting Laws on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Resources. Nairobi: UNEP, 2007, pp. 216-239. http://www.unep.org/environmentalgovernance/Portals/8/documents/UNEP_Energy_Handbook.pdf

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Energy Development and Utilization in Africa”International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Environmental Law Programme Newsletter (2004), pp. 8-11. See also Cambridge Books online:http://ebooks.cambridge.org/chapter.jsf?bid=CBO9780511511387&cid=CBO9780511511387A036

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Environmental Impact Assessment of Oil and Gas Projects” Oil, Gas and Energy Law (OGEL), 2003.

See http://www.ogel.org/article.asp?key=770

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Regulating Government Agencies over Offshore Oil and Gas Operations in Nigeria”The Nigerian Journal of Maritime Law, 1, No. 1, May,2004 The Nigerian Journal of Maritime Law.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “African Petroleum Resources: Is Sustainable Development Possible”, Port Harcourt Law Journal, 2, 2003, pp. 1-21.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “From Coal to Renewable Energy: The Regulatory Architecture for Sustainable Energy in Nigeria” 1, 2003 Rivers State University, Journal of Public Law. See Centre for African Legal Studies (CLS), Nigerian Legal Bibliography (Peer Reviewed Articles) at http://www.library.up.ac.za/law/docs/NigerianLegalBibliography.pdf

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Environmental Law and Policy of Petroleum Development: Strategies and Mechanisms for Sustainable Management in Africa”, Port Harcourt: Anpez Centre for Environment and Development, 2002, pp. 1-386.

 

  1. Sergei Vinogradov and Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Global Stakeholders: The Impact of International Law on the Resources Industry”, The Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, International Resources Law and Projects: Straddling the Millennium, published in the CEPMLP Internet Journal: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/journal/html.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Deprivation, Despoliation and Destitution: whither environment and human rights in Nigeria’s Niger Delta?”8 International Law Students Association (ILSA) Journal of International and Comparative Law (J. Int’l & Comp. L.) 1 (2001-2002) at pp. 1-30.
  2. See: http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?collection=journals&handle=hein.journals/ilsaic8&div=7&id=&page=; See also: Nigeria Law Journal (2000-2001).

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika,“Towards a Sustainable Offshore Abandonment Rehabilitation Policy in Africa”, (November/December 2000), Issue 11/12, International Energy Law and Taxation Review (I.E.L.T.R), 266-275.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Towards a Sustainable Offshore Abandonment Rehabilitation Policy in Africa” Part 1, Issue 10 (October, 2000), International Energy Law and Taxation Review (I.E.L.T.R), pp. 235-240.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, Michael Brown and Sergei Vinogradov, “The Use of Contract Forms in Implementing the Kyoto Protocol: Promising Precedent or Pious Hope?” CEPMLP Website: http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/journal/html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Technology Transfer under Petroleum Legislation and Contracts in Africa: Issues, Trends and Future Directions”, Port Harcourt Law Journal (P.H.L.J.) 1(1999) at pp. 167-199.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, Thomas Walde, Michael Brown and Sergei Vinogradov, “Contractual Architecture for Implementing the Kyoto Protocol: From Hard and Soft Laws to Concrete Commitments”,Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (RECIEL), Volume 8, Issue 2, (1999): 180-190.

See:http://www.law.fsu.edu/journals/transnational/vol9_3/worika.pdf

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, Michael Brown, Sergei Vinogradov and Thomas Walde, “Contractual Aspects of Implementing the Clean Development Mechanism and Other Flexible Mechanisms Under the Kyoto Protocol” in W. Bradnee Chambers, Global Climate Governance: Inter-linkages between the Kyoto Protocol and Other Multilateral Regimes. Tokyo, Japan: The United Nations University (UNU), Global Environment Facility (GEF), and UNU Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (UNU/IAS), 1998, pp. 77-114.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Environmental Concepts and Terms in Petroleum Legislation and Contracts: A Preliminary Study” in ZhiguoGao ed., Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas, London: Kluwer Law International, 1998, pp. 393-415.

See: www.gbv.de/dms/spk/sbb/recht/toc/250292149.pdf

 

  1. ZhiguoGao and Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Environmental Checklist for Petroleum Exploration and Production Activities” in Z. Gao ed., Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas. London: Kluwer Law International, 1998, pp. 531-545.

See: http://www.gbv.de/dms/spk/sbb/recht/toc/250292149.pdf

 

  1. ZhiguoGao and Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Petroleum Environmental Glossary”, in Z. Gao ed., Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas. London: Kluwer Law International, 1998, pp. 547-568. See also http://www.gbv.de/dms/spk/sbb/recht/toc/250292149.pdf

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and Richard AducheWokocha, “Separation of Powers under the 1999 Constitution: Theory, Practice and Future Directions” in K. Nwosu, ed., Law and Practice of the Legislature in Nigeria, Nigeria: Mayee Publishers, 2002 at pp. 7-37.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Writing Research Papers, Dissertations and Thesis: From Choice of Topic to Final Work” in K. Nwosu, ed., Legal Practice Skills & Ethics in Nigeria: Essays in Honour of Chief BabatundeAbiodunIbironke, SAN. Nigeria: DCon Consulting, 2004 at Chap. 17. See http://apnm.8m.net/catalog.html

 

  1. Richard A. Wokocha, F. O. Akakaar, Ibibia Lucky Worika and E.S. Nwauche, “The Legal and Regulatory Challenges of Resource Control”, Paper delivered at the Annual Law Teachers Conference, Lagos State University (LASU), Lagos, 23rd-26th April, 2002.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and EnyinnaNwauche, “Offshore Oil and Gas Resources Ownership and Fiscal Federalism in Nigeria: A Legal Opinion” (2002), submitted to the University of Maiduguri Faculty of Law, Maiduguri, Nigeria and accepted for publication.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Environmental Taxation of Mining and Petroleum Investments” 15(10) Oil and Gas Law and Taxation Review (OGLTR) (1997): 367-374.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Contending Perspectives on the Concept of Human Rights”Journal of the International Federation of Women Lawyers (FIDA) (1994): 25-38.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Secession: Implications for Constitutionalism and Legality” in A. E. Ogbuigwe and A. Uchegbu eds., Essays in Honour of Nabo Graham Douglas. Port Harcourt: RSUST, 1992, pp. 203-212.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, Book Review of Rose Anne Devlin and R. Quentin Grafton, Economic Rights and Environmental Wrongs: Property Rights for the Common Good. Massachusetts, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing Inc., 1998, pp. 1-140 in CEPMLP Annual Review:The Dundee Yearbook of International Natural Resources & Energy Law & Policy, Vol. 2, No. 1, 1998, pp. 116-118. See also http://www.dundee.ac.uk/cepmlp/car/html/car2.php

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, Book Review of Joyeeta Gupta, The Climate Change Convention and Developing Countries: From Conflict to Consensus? London: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1997, pp. 1-249 in OGLTR, Issue 6, June 1998, pp. 260-261.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, Book Review of ZhiguoGao ed., Environmental Regulation of Oil and Gas. London: Kluwer International Publications, 1998, pp. 1-613 in the CEPMLPAnnual ReviewVol. 1, No. 1, pp. 151-157.

 

 

 

CONFERENCES/WORKSHOP PAPERS AND OTHER COMPLETED PRODUCTIVE WORKS

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Constitutional Powers of the Legislature” being a paper presented at the Rivers State House of Assembly 2016 Retreat for Honourable Members and Principal Staff at Le Meridien Hotel, Uyo, Cross Rivers State, Thursday 13th – Saturday 15, October, 2016.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “ECOWAS at 50: The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice and Legal System of ECOWAS” being a paper presented at a workshop in Abuja organized under the auspices of the ECOWAS Secretariat at Valentia Hotel, April 25-26, 2016.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Adherence to Party Discipline, Ethical Conduct and Moral Rectitude: Effective Tools for Political Reorientation” being paper presented at the People’s Democratic Party Workshop held at the PDP Secretariat, Port Harcourt, December 15, 2015.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Legal Implications of Shells Divestment from the Niger Delta: Implications for Ogoni Land – A Position Paper” delivered at a workshop to facilitate training of NOSDRA Staff and Communities on enhancing the Joint Investigation (JIV) process 1st December, 2015 at Aldgate Hotel, Abacha Rood Port Harcourt.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Rejuvenating the Niger Delta for Peace, Security and Social Economic Development: What reasons for the North East ofNigeria”. A paper and presentation requested and submitted to an NBA – session on the Niger Delta and North East Security at the August 2015 NBA Conference at Abuja.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Community Land Tenure and the Voluntary Guideline in the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in Cross Rivers State”  Paper delivered at a Capacity building workshop against large scale plantations within strengthening communal rights and land tenure guidelines. Hotel at Akamkpa, Cross River State, 8 – 9 May, 2015.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Copyright and Choral Music Production and Performance in Nigeria” delivered this paper at the 2nd Sir Clement Nimenibo Memorial Lecture at the AmatuBraide Lecture Theatre on Saturday, March 12th, 2016.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Good Governance and sustainable Social Engineering” being a paper delivered at a Workshop organized by the National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Rivers Chapter at East Lake Hotel, GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt – May, 2015.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Strategies for engaging Multinational Companies in Bonny Island” A Power Point Presentation at a Seminar organized by the Amayanaba of Grand Bonny and His Council of Chief under the auspices of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company, Bonny Island September 2015.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika,“Ecological Concerns for Sustainable Development in Bonny Island” – Power Point Presentations at a Seminar organized by the Amayanabo of Grand Bonny and His Council of Chiefs under the auspices of the NLNG Bonny September, 2015

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and EkpenOmonbude, “Review of Namibia’s Energy Regulatory Framework: Advisory Reports on the Restructuring of the Namibian Electricity Control Board (ECB)” (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, November, 2011), pp. 1-39

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and EkpenOmonbude, “Review of Namibia’s Energy Regulatory Framework: Advisory Report on Natural Gas Legislation” (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, March 2012), pp. 1-44

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and EkpenOmonbude, “Technical Assistance to the Government of Malawi on Petroleum Matters: Overview of Petroleum Agreements” (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, February, 2012), pp. 1-22

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and EkpenOmonbude, “Review of Malawi’s Legal and Institutional Regime” (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, October, 2012), p. 1-37

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika and EkpenOmonbude, “Malawi’s Oil and Gas Policy Discussion Working Paper” (London, Commonwealth Secretariat, February, 2013), pp. 1-50

 

  1. Daniel Dumas, Ibibia Lucky Worika and EkpenOmonbude, “Guyana Petroleum Sector Reform: Advisory Report on Petroleum Legislation and Institutions” Prepared for the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment, (London: Commonwealth Secretariat, April 2012), 1-72.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “The Role of OPEC in International Energy Law”, a review and submitted in October 2005 through Prof. Walde to Prof. Barnadi, Editor of the Encyclopaedia of International Energy Law.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Environmental and Related Laws in Nigeria: An Overview”. Presented at a one-day workshop for the Movement for the Survival of the Ogoni Peoples (MOSOP) on 3rd April, 2003 at Agura Hotels Port Harcourt.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Financing Oil and Gas Investments in Nigeria”. Paper presented at a two-day workshop for Banking and Oil Industry Executives at the Presidential Hotel, Mar 2003, Port Harcourt.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, A Book Review of Chief E.B.A.P. Awoala, Okrika Land Matters with Thesis on the Land Use Act. Port Harcourt: Fortune Printers Ltd., 2002, pp. 1-259.

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Joint Development of Offshore Oil and Gas Resources in the Bakassi Peninsular: A Fanciful or Feasible Idea?” submitted and accepted for publication in the Journal of Jurisprudence & Contemporary Issues, August 2001.

 

 

PUBLISHED CONTRIBUTIONS TO NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL DISCOURSE

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “What would it take for Nigeria to build a World-class International Airport?” at http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/nvnews/115430/1/what-would-it-take-for-nigeria-to-build-a-world-cl.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Good Governance Conundrum: Beyond Freedom and Anti-corruption Fighters in Nigeria (Africa)”delivered at the 15thWole Soyinka Annual Lecture in London July 14, 2012. http://www.nas-int.org/nas-seminars-and-lectures/622-beyond-a-new-generation-of-freedomanti-corruption-fighters-in-nigeria-africa.html?showall=1&limitstart=

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika. “Boko Haram: Jonathan’s Challenges and Options” at http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/115224/1/boko-haram-jonathans-challenges-and-options.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Boko Haram: Court Martial Run-away Soldiers” at http://www.thenigerianvoice.com/news/139639/1/boko-haram-court-martial-runaway-soldiers.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “When is the best time to remove petroleum subsidy in Nigeria?”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2012/jan/121.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “The Paradox of South Africa’s Afro-phobia”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2008/may/273.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Are rich nations blocking Africa’s growth (I)?”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2008/jun/041.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Are rich nations blocking Africa’s growth? (II)”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2008/jun/112.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Are rich nations blocking Africa’s growth (III)?”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2008/dec/122.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Emerging Scenario in the Administration of Justice in Nigeria”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2003/aug/164.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Deregulating Poverty Alleviation: Obasanjo’s Quagmire”http://nigeriaworld.com/articles/2000-2001/poverty_alleviation.html

 

  1. Ibibia Lucky Worika, “The Poverty of Education in Nigeria” (cited in Tonye David-West Jnr. http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/david-west/051101.html

 

 

 

CONFERENCES & CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION ATTENDED

 

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Constitutional Powers of the Legislature” being a paper presented at the Rivers State House of Assembly 2016 Retreat for Honourable Members and Principal Staff at Le Meridien Hotel, Uyo, Cross Rivers State, Thursday 13th – Saturday 15, October, 2016.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “ECOWAS at 50: The ECOWAS Community Court of Justice and Legal System of ECOWAS” being a paper presented at a workshop in Abuja organized under the auspices of the ECOWAS Secretariat at Valentia Hotel, April 25-26, 2016.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Adherence to Party Discipline, Ethical Conduct and Moral Rectitude: Effective Tools for Political Reorientation” being paper presented at the People’s Democratic Party Workshop held at the PDP Secretariat, Port Harcourt, December 15, 2015.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Legal Implications of Shells Divestment from the Niger Delta: Implications for Ogoni Land – A Position Paper” delivered at a workshop to facilitate training of NOSDRA Staff and Communities on enhancing the Joint Investigation (JIV) process 1st December, 2015 at Aldgate Hotel, Abacha Rood Port Harcourt.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Rejuvenating the Niger Delta for Peace, Security and Social Economic Development: What reasons for the North East of Nigeria”. A paper and presentation requested and submitted to an NBA – session on the Niger Delta and North East Security at the August 2015 NBA Conference at Abuja.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Community Land Tenure and the Voluntary Guideline in the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in Cross Rivers State”  Paper delivered at a Capacity building workshop against large scale plantations within strengthening communal rights and land tenure guidelines. Hotel at Akamkpa, Cross River State, 8 – 9 May, 2015.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Copyright and Choral Music Production and Performance in Nigeria” delivered this paper at the 2nd Sir Clement Nimenibo Memorial Lecture at the AmatuBraide Lecture Theatre on Saturday, March 12th, 2016.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Good Governance and sustainable Social Engineering” being a paper delivered at a Workshop organized by the National Association of Seadogs (NAS), Rivers Chapter at East Lake Hotel, GRA Phase III, Port Harcourt – May, 2015.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Memorandum of Understanding (MOU): Strategies for engaging Multinational Companies in Bonny Island” A Power Point Presentation at a Seminar organized by the Amayanaba of Grand Bonny and His Council of Chief under the auspices of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Company, Bonny Island September 2015.

 

  • Ibibia Lucky Worika, “Ecological Concerns for Sustainable Development in Bonny Island” – Power Point Presentations at a Seminar organized by the Amayanabo of Grand Bonny and His Council of Chiefs under the auspices of the NLNG Bonny September, 2015

 

  • Chatham House Conference, “Guidelines for Good Governance in Emerging Oil and Gas Producers” October, 2012

 

  • Natural Resources Forum, April 2011, Commonwealth Secretariat, London.

 

  • International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference 2010, 3-8 October 2010, Vancouver, Canada.

 

 

  • Global Challenges at the Intersection of Trade, Energy and the Environment 22nd – 23rd October 2009, Geneva.

 

  • International Bar Association Conference 2008, 12-17 October, 2008, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

 

  • OPEC International Legal Workshop 2008, October, 2008, Vienna, Austria.

 

  • British International Studies Association (BISA) Annual Conference, 16-18 Dec. 2006, Cork, Ireland.

 

  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 7TH Session Experts Group on Competition Law and Policy,30 Oct. – 2 Nov. 2006, Geneva.

 

  • Global Local Content Summit for Oil and Gas 2006, 26-27 October, 2006, London.

 

  • International Petroleum Joint Ventures: Strategy, Negotiation & Management, 16-19 October 2006, Houston, Texas, USA.

 

  • International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) Expert Meeting on Energy, Climate Change &InternationalTrade, 27th September, 2006, Geneva.

 

  • International Bar Association (IBA) Annual Conference 2006, 18-22, September 2006, Chicago.

 

  • Nigerian Bar Association Annual Conference (NBA) Annual Conference, 26 Aug.-1 Sept. 2006, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

 

  • United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Meeting of the Bureau & Experts on the Harmonization of Fossil Energy & Mineral Resources Terminology, 6-7 July, 2006, Geneva.

 

  • International Security and the Rule of Law, 13 January, 2006, Vienna.

 

  • Sovereignty and its Discontents, 19-20 Dec. 2005, St. Andrews, Scotland, U.K.

 

  • Optimizing Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) and Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) for Sustainable E&P Growth, , 25-26 Oct. 2005, London.

 

  • IBA Annual Conference, 25-30 Sept. 2005, Prague, Czech Republic.

 

  • The Hague Joint Conference on Contemporary Issues of International Law, 30 June – 2 July, 2005, The Hague, Netherland.

 

  • 1st Annual Meeting of Officials of the Petroleum R&D Institutions in OPEC Member Countries, Doha, Qatar, 2-3 May, 2005.

 

  • Legal and Legislative Forum of Natural Resources, 21-22 March 2005, Kuwait.

 

  • The World Trade Organization (WTO) at 10: The Role of the Dispute Settlement System, Stressa, Italy, 11-13 March, 2005.

 

  • Antitrust in Europe: A Year in Practice, 9-11 March, 2005, Brussels.

 

  • Workshop on OPEC Member Countries’ Experts on Upstream Petroleum Contracts, 22-24 Nov. 2004, Margarita Island, Venezuela.

 

  • 8th Annual Competition Conference, 17-18 Sept. 2004, Fiesole, Italy.

 

  • Joint Workshop on Legal Aspects of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Capture and Storage, 12-13 July, 2004, Paris, France.

 

  • World Legal Systems and Contracts for Oil and Gas, 14-18 June, 2004, London, UK.

 

 

 

OTHER POSITIONS OF RESPONSIBILITY

 

  • Dean of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt (Jan 2016 till date) following the appointment of the previous Dean of Law, Prof. K.S.A. Ebeku as Commissioner of Education by the Governor of Rivers State.

 

  • Head of Department, Department of Private and Property Law, Faculty of Law, University of Port Harcourt (2014-2015)

 

  • Ag, Head, Economic and Legal Section, Commonwealth Secretariat, London, UK (2011-13)

 

  • Head, Office of the Secretary General OPEC, Vienna, Austria (2004-2009).Co-ordinator, OPEC’s Legal Defence Team (LDT) (2004-2011).

 

 

 

 

  • Head, Department of Private & Property Law, Faculty of Law, RSUST (2002-2004).

 

  • Senate Member, Rivers State University of Science & Technology, P.H. (2002-2004).

 

  • Co-ordinator of the Postgraduate Programme, Faculty of Law, RSUST (2001-2002).

 

  • Postgraduate Students’ Representative, Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy, University of Dundee, Dundee, Scotland, U.K. (1994-1995).

 

  • Co-ordinator, Part-Time Law Evening Programme, Faculty of Law, RSUST, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1992-1994).

 

  • Secretary, Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), RSUST Chapter, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1993-1994).

 

  • Secretary, Rivers State Students Union, University of Lagos Branch, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria (1984-1985).

 

  • President, Drama Society of Federal Government College, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1982-1983).

 

  • President, Debating Society, Government Sea School, Isaka, Port Harcourt, Nigeria (1980-1981).

 

 

AWARDS/HONOURS

         

  • OPEC Secretariat Award for Distinguished Service 2011

 

  • Award of Honour, Ogu Council of Chiefs, Ogu-Bolo Local Government Area, Rivers State of Nigeria, 2009

 

  • Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship Award 1995-1998

 

  • Best Graduating Student in History, F.G.C., Port-Harcourt 1983

 

  • Federal Government of Nigeria “A” Levels Scholarship 1981-1983.

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR ENGEL

 

Full names:                                                                                     Keith E. Engel

 

CAREER EXPERIENCE

January 2016 to the present:                Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Tax (SAIT) Professionals:  Leading executive officer at the Institute.  Besides providing strategic oversight and vision for the organisation, the role entails tax policy and revenue authority operational engagement, initiating the regional African programme, news media engagement and conference presentations / training.

Part-time lecturing:  Lecturing the basic income tax and indirect tax courses (LLM) at University of Johannesburg; honorary tax adjunct Professor at the University of Cape Town, Northwest University and Rhodes University.

January to 31 December 2015:           Deputy Chief Executive Officer, South African Institute of Tax (SAIT) Professionals:Leading all technical issues in terms of tax policy engagement and SARS interpretation, radio, television and written media, key tax conferences (e.g. Tax Indaba, Transfer Pricing Summit and Continental African Conference) and a supporting role in Institute strategy.

Part-time lecturing:  Lecturing the basic LLM tax course at University of Johannesburg plus guest lectures; honorary tax adjunct Professor at University of Cape Town and Rhodes University.

July 2013 to December 2014:     Partner (EY), African Tax Policy:  In charge of monitoring and assisting private/government clients in respect of tax policy matters within Sub-Sahara Africa.  Main focus was on the English speaking countries within Africa (e.g. Nigeria, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Uganda, Namibia and Mauritius).  Primary subject matter involved cross-border taxation.  Work included small thought-leadership articles.

November 2005 to June 2013:    Chief Director:  Legal Tax Design, (South African) National Treasury.Manager of a 15-person legal team engaged in legal design and drafting for all tax legislation, including the Income Tax, the Value-Added Tax, Indirect Transaction Taxes, Mineral Royalties as well as oversight of Tax Treaty negotiations.  This post entailed significant policy formulation that was annually approved by the Minister of Finance.  Task involved continual engagement with SARS, tax firms, large companies, representative bodies and academia.Awards: Consistently receive top-level bonuses for annual performance

Mar. 2005 to October 2005:               Senior Advisor to the General Manager, South African Revenue Service: Large Business Centre.  Senior advisor to the General Manager for strategic projects within the Large Business Centre.  Projects included analysis of derivatives, risk engine for audits, assistance on audit planning, management information systems, and teaching at the SARS Academy.  Also Acting Sector Manager for Manufacturing (managing all processing, assessing, audit, and collections for the sector).

Sept. 2001 to Feb. 2005:                     Director:  Tax Legislative Oversight & Policy Co-ordination, (South African) National Treasury.  Senior legal advisor for the oversight of all SARS-drafted tax legislation, including corporate reorganisations; cross-border rules; strategic incentives; proposed mineral royalties; pension reform as well as other annual changes; regular presentations before Parliament.Awards: Consistently receive top-level bonuses for annual performance.

Other:  Occasionally lectured on tax issues at the South African Tax Institute and at Rand Afrikaans University.

Aug. 2000 to Sept. 2001:                     U.S. Tax Policy Advisor to South Africa:  U.S. Treasury Technical Assistance Program.  Centrally involved in the legislative introduction of worldwide taxation, taxation of controlled foreign subsidiaries and the capital gains tax.

July 1995 to July 2000:       Professor in the U.S. at Washington & Lee Law School (plus visits at Boston University, Georgetown Law Center and Texas University Law School).  Taught international tax, corporate tax, individual tax and partnership tax on a regular basis (also taught a corporate reorganisation seminar and taxation of small (flow-through)business corporations).  Awards:  Best Teacher of the Year Award 1997, 1998 and 1999 (awarded by students).See Academic Publications below (page 3).

Dec. 1992 to June 1995:                      Senior Associate:  U.S. Law Firm of King & Spalding.

Worked on multiple tax opinions involving corporate reorganisations, bankruptcy workouts, partnerships and tax treaties.  All clients served were large U.S. companies and most of the tax partners had a previous history in the U.S. Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service.

Nov. 1991 to Dec. 1992:                     Attorney Advisor:  U.S. Internal Revenue Service, International Tax, National Office (Washington D.C.).  Drafted international tax regulations and advanced rulings involving reorganizations and real property transfers.  Award:  Special Act Award 1992.

Sept. 1988 to Oct. 1991:                     Attorney Advisor:  U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Corporate  Tax, National Office (Washington D.C.).  Drafted advanced rulings and regulations involving company reorganizations, bankruptcy and consolidated returns.  Awards:  Special Act Awards 1989, 1990 and 1991.  Other:  I.R.S./New York University Courses in Tax Treaties, Basic International Tax, Tax Credits, Bankruptcy and Consolidated Returns.

Aug. 1987 to Sept. 1988:                     Judicial Clerk for Chief Judge Smith, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Drafted opinions for the Chief Judge in tax and constitutional expropriation claims.

Sept. 1987 to Sept 1988:                      Judicial Internfor Chief Judge Smith, U.S. Court of Federal Claims.  Assisted the Chief Judge in drafting tax opinions.

June 1986 to Aug. 1986:                      Judicial Intern for Judge Miller, U.S.  Court of Federal Claims.Assisted the judge in a tax opinion and a procedural opinion.

EDUCATION

Advanced Tax Degree:                        Georgetown Law Center

Master of Laws in Taxation, 1991

Concentration:  Corporate and cross-border taxation

Law Degree:                                        Georgetown Law Center

                                                            Juris Doctorate, 1987

Concentration:  Tax

University Degree:                              Georgetown University

                                                            Foreign Service School

Bachelor of Science, 1984

PUBLIC DISCOURSE

Speeches

In SAIT Capacity:  Chair of the 2015 and 2016 annual South African Tax Indaba as well as Transfer Pricing / Continental African Tax Conferences, SAIT post-budget breakfasts televised on Business Day TV, Chair of the Shepstone and Wylie 2016 Durban conference, lectured the Zimbabwe Finance Ministry for a week on international tax and a week on VAT, key presenter at the ACCA Uganda tax conference, regular presenter at the Deloitte Post-Budget Breakfast, honorary speaker at the EY Tax Academy at University of Pretoria and presentation of the Davis Committee on public benefit organization taxation; visiting university lectures, SAIT colloquia,CFO conference, television and radio appearances at CNBC, ANN7, classicFM, Fin24 and SABC; regularly quoted inthe Business Day, IOL, Moneyweb as well as other mainline press publications.

 

In EY Capacity:  Speeches for African Finance Ministers, Reserve Bank Governors and deputies with South and East Africa (MEFMI) (October 2014, November 2013, October 2013);Davis Commission (BEPS, Mining and Small Business December 2013, February 2014 and March 2014); conferences for tax practitioners (ACCA Uganda November 2014), SAIT BEPS November 2014, SAICA Annual October 2014, Ghana Institute of Taxation September 2014, SAIT Transfer Pricing September 2014, SAIT Tax Indaba June 2014, SAIT Transfer Pricing September 2013); EY Annual Conferences (September 2014 and September 2013) and EY Post-South Africa Budget (February and April 2014); SA-REITS Association (October 2014);ASISA (June 2014); London Mining Group (November 2013); American Chamber (June 2013);GBSN lecture (November 2014); WITS (BEPS Lecture April 2014); University of Pretoria (GAAR Lecture January 2014 and African Trends October 2014).

In National Treasury (Chief Director) Capacity:  Annual South African Post-Budget Speeches (2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 at PWC, Deloitte, KPMG and EY), Parliamentary Legislative Presentations – All Tax Bills and most post-Budget (2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 (plus in previous Director capacity dating back to 2000); PWC retreat Mozambique (2011); SA-REITS (May 2013), ASISA (November 2010); SAICA (November 2011); SAPOA (property 2007); IIT – Company reorganisationsNovember 2008); University of Pretoria (tax policy speeches 2012 and corporate reorganisations 2011 and international outbound and inbound 2011); Thomas Jefferson webinars (2013); WITS.

 

        Academic Writing

Cross-Border Share Sales:  Source Versus Resident Country Claims, doctorate dissertation approved by University of Cape Town (in progress).

Features of African Tax Systems:  Be Careful of the Unexpected.  Published in International Tax Notes (June 2014).

Uncertain Times in Sub-Sahara Africa:  Rising Constraints for Private Investors.  Journal of International Taxation – China (2014).

Neutrality to the Left, Competitiveness to the Right, Stuck in the Middle with Subpart F.  Published in the Texas Law Review (2001) (received 2001 Keith Morrison Tax Award from Texas University Law School).

Hybrid Entities, published as a chapter in Corporate Law Series (2000).

Importing Assets into the United States.  Published in the (Georgetown) Tax Lawyer (1999).

Report on the 1996 United States Model Income Tax Convention and Attached Explanation, Chair of Model Treaty Tax Force, Published in the (Georgetown) Tax Lawyer (1998).

Deductibility of Underpayment Interest.  Published in the Virginia Tax Lawyer (1997).

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR YUSUF

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Profile

Professor Yahaya Yusuf is a Visiting Professor at the Umaru Shinkafi Centre for Africa Extractive Policy research. His research is actively within the area of Business and Management and is the Director of the Institute of Logistics and Operations Management. His main research interests are in agile manufacturing, supply chain agility, sustainable operations and supply chains and decision support systems. He was the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Agile Systems and Management. He is currently exploring agility and sustainability in the oil and gas industry as well as lean practices in developing economies.

Full Profile

Professor Yahaya Yusuf is the Director of the Institute of Logistics and Operations Management. His main research interests are in agile manufacturing, supply chain agility, sustainable operations and supply chains and decision support systems. He has published in a number of well-established journals including the International Journal of Operations and Production Management, International Journal of Production Economics, and European Journal of Operational Research. His research has been supported by grants from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC) and industry. He serves on the international advisory boards of a number of academic conferences. He was the founding Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Agile Systems and Management and currently on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management, Benchmarking: An International Journal and a member of the EPSRC Peer Review College.

PhD Operations Management, University of Liverpool, 1996
MSc Productions Engineering, Ahmadu Bello University, 1991
BEng Mechanical Engineering, Bayero University Kano, 1986

Member, Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT)

Recent Select Publications:

Yusuf, Y.Y., et al., (2012) The UK oil and gas supply chains: An empirical analysis of adoption of sustainable measures and performance outcomes, International Journal of Production Economics.

Yusuf, Y.Y., et al., (2012) ‘A relational study of supply chain agility, competitiveness and business performance in the oil and gas industry’, International Journal of Production Economics.

Yusuf, Y.Y., et al (2012) A study of the diffusion of agility and cluster competitiveness in the oil and gas supply chains, International Journal of Production Economics.

Gopalakrishnan, Kavitha, Yusuf, Yahaya Y., Musa, Ahmed, Abubakar, Tijjani and Ambursa, Hafsat M. (2012) Sustainable supply chain management: A case study of British Aerospace (BAe) Systems. International Journal of Production Economics, Volume 140, Issue 1, Pages 193–203.

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR PEREIRA

FULL NAME: Professor Eduardo Pereira

SUMMARY: Eduardo G Pereira has been active in the oil and gas industry for several years and is an international expert on joint operating agreements. His experience in this area – both academic and practical – is extensive. He played a key role in assisting Petra Energia in becoming Brazil’s leading onshore oil and gas company and developing its international business throughout Europe, Africa and Asia. He has practical experience in over 40 jurisdictions covering America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Dr Pereira concluded his doctoral thesis on oil and gas joint ventures at the University of Aberdeen. He is a professor of natural resources and energy law at the Externado University of Colombia Law School (Colombia), an adjunct professor of energy law at the University of Eastern Finland Law School (Finland) and a research fellow at the Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law – University of Oslo (Norway). He is also a managing editor for UEF Energy Law Review and an associate editor of OGEL. He is also the author and editor of several leading oil and gas textbooks.

EDUCATION:  Aberdeen, Scotland  July 2012 University of Aberdeen – Aberdeen, Scotland PhD in Law (Oil and Gas) Aberdeen, Scotland Nov. 2010 University of Aberdeen – Aberdeen, Scotland Masters Degree of Laws (Oil and Gas) Recife, Brazil Jan. 2008 Catholic University of Pernambuco, Brazil Bachelor of Law

QUALIFICATIONS:  Lisbon, Portugal Feb. 2015 Portuguese Bar Association  Attorney at Law Recife, Brazil April 2008 Brazilian Bar Association Attorney at Law

AWARDS:  Aberdeen, Scotland Dec. 2011 University of Aberdeen Precedent – PhD finished within 6 months, submitted within 12 months and approved within 14 months Aberdeen, Scotland Nov. 2010 University of Aberdeen Dissertation approved with distinction (19 out of 20) Aberdeen, Scotland Jun. 2009 University of Aberdeen CB Davidson Bequest fund to cover partial costs of LLM degree course in Oil & Gas Law Recife, Brazil Jan. to Mar. 2008 Brazilian Bar Examination Approved (grade 9 out of 10)  Recife, Brazil Jan. 2008 Catholic University of Pernambuco Rank 2 (class of 35) Recife, Brazil Dec. 2007 Catholic University of Pernambuco Graduation Monograph with distinction (highest grade: 10)

EXPERIENCE –  CURRENT POSITIONS:  Bogotá, Colombia March 2017 to Present Externado University of Colombia Professor for Natural Resources and Energy Law Oslo, Norway Feb. 2015 to present The Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law – University of Oslo Researcher Fellow Joensuu, Finland Feb. 2014 to Present University of Eastern Finland Adjunct Professor for Energy Law

PREVIOUS POSITIONS:  Lisbon, Portugal  2015 to 2017 Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados Sociedade de Advogados (MLGTS) Counsel

Responsibility:  Support the international capabilities of the firm on a variety of legal and commercial issues concerning oil and gas business, regulations and transactions.

Amsterdam, Netherlands  2012 to 2015

STR Group (International)

Managing Director & Chief Legal Officer (Holland, Austria, Switzerland, Sudan and Morocco offices).

Responsibilities (Austria/Holland/Switzerland): To oversee the international business, policies and compliance as the main headquarter for the international business from STR group. Responsibilities (Chad): Member of the negotiation team with the Government of Chad and SHT to conclude and execute a PSA.  Revising and approving the company policies and recruitment strategy. Drafting and negotiating several agreements to comply with the minimal work program established in the relevant PSA. Responsibilities (Sudan): Leading negotiator with the Government of Sudan, Sudapet and a third party to conclude and execute EPSAs and FOAs. Revising and approving the company policies and recruitment strategy. Drafting and negotiating several agreements to incorporate a local branch and to comply with the minimal work program established in the relevant EPSAs and Study Agreement. Responsibilities (Morocco): Leading negotiator with the Government of Morocco/ONHYM to conclude and execute recognaissance contracts.  Revising and approving the company policies and recruitment strategy. Drafting and negotiating several agreements to incorporate a subsidiary and to comply with the minimal work program established in the relevant recognaissance contracts.

Key transactions: Execution of a PSA in Chad. Execution of two FOAs, two EPSAs and one Study Agreement in Sudan. Execution of two recognaissance contracts with ONHYM in Morocco.

São Paulo, Brazil 2008 to 2015

STR Group (Brazil) Legal Counsel & Corporate Director

Responsibilities:  Supporting all legal affairs from the group with a particular emphasis on oil and gas business, transactions, new business and operations. Drafting and negotiating NDAs, JSBAS, JOAs, FOAs, qualifying the company for the ANP´s bid rounds, supporting environmental permits, drafting and negotiating agreements to comply with the minimal work obligations established in the relevant concession agreements, supporting corporate affairs, revising company policies, supporting the compliance team, leading negotiator with potential investors and JV partners, managing dispute resolutions and mediations, among others.

Key transactions: Acquired 7 blocks during the 9th Bid Round, obtained successful court decisions to acquire more blocks related to the 7th Bid Round and to defend labor claims, executed a FOA/JOA with OGX for 7 blocks and another FOA/JOA with HRT for 21 blocks, among others. Acquired 1 block during the 10th Bid Round, acting as the leading negotiator with TNK-BP over 800 MM USD transaction and for BTG Pactual over 100 MM USD transaction, among others. SECONDMENT  Rio de Janeiro, Brazil  Sep/2016 to Dec/2016 Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados (Mattos Filho) Secondee from MLGTS

Responsibility:  Support the international  and domestic capabilities of the firm on a variety of legal and commercial issues concerning oil and gas business, regulations and transactions.

London, England Aug/2011 to Jan/2012

Ashurst LLP Secondee from Petra Energia

Responsibility: Supporting international oil and gas transactions (including JSBAs, JOAs, FOAs), as well as local advice to participate on upstream business in Brazil.

PREVIOUS RESEARCH POSITIONS:  Oxford, England Apr. 2012 to April 2013

Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (University of Oxford) Research Fellow & Co-Director of the African Programme

Recife, Brazil Jan. to Dec. 2007

Catholic University of Pernambuco  Research on Joint Operating Agreements (In the perspective of International Petroleum Law)

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:  Bogotá, Colombia March 2017 to Present

Externado University of Colombia Professor at the LLM – Oil, Gas, Mining and Energy Regulations

Luanda, Angola April. 2016 to Present

Agostinho Neto University Visiting Professor at the LLM – Oil and Gas Business, Management and Law

Reykjavik, Iceland Sep. 2013 to Present

University of Reykjavik Visiting Professor at the LLM – International and European Energy Law & International Petroleum Course

Joensuu, Finland Jan. 2013 to Present

University of Eastern Finland Adjunct Professor at the LLM – International and European Energy Law & Policy VISITING LECTURER  Oct. 2010 to Present Externado University of Colombia (Colombia), University of Eastern Finland (Finland), University of Oslo (Norway), University of Reykjavik (Iceland), University of Aberdeen (Scotland), University of Dundee (Scotland), University of Houston (USA), Texas A&M University (USA), University College of London (Australian campus), Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration (Austria), University of Warsaw (Poland), National University of Singapore (Singapore), Central European University (Hungary), University of Copenhagen (Denmark), European Law Student Association (Romania), Catholic University of Portugal (Portugal), Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal), University of Ljubljana (Slovenia), SciencePo (France), European University of St. Petersburg (Russia), University of Tartu (Estonia), ADA University (Ajerbaijan), Faculdade Getulio Vargas (Brazil), University of Athens (Greece), Agostinho Neto University (Angola), among others.

SELECTED KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS:

  1. Beirut, Lebanon – Marc. 2017 Lebanese Bar Association “Legal challenges for natural gas developments” ;

 

  1. Houston, USA – Oct. 2016 Association of International Petroleum Negotiators “Decommissioning challenges in the petroleum sector” Houston, USA Oct. 2016 University of Houston “Brazilian Upstream Investments”;

 

  1. Buenos Aires, Argentina – August 2016 Instituto Argentino del Petróleo y Gás “Legal developments in the Joint Operating Agreements”

 

  1. London, England Jul. 2016 International Bar Association “Current legal challenges in the oil and gas sector”

 

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:  Jul 2013 to Present  Monographs:

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira, Joint Operating Agreements: Risk Control to the Non-Operator (Globe Law and Business 2013),

 

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira, Joint Operating Agreements: A Comparison Between National Oil Company and International Oil Companies Perspectives (Globe Law and Business 2015) (with Anna Ovcharova).

Edited books:

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira (ed.), Brazilian Upstream Oil and Gas: A practical Guide to the Law and Regulation (Globe Law and Business 2012);

 

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira, Kim Talus (eds.), Upstream Law and Regulation: A Global Guide (Globe Law and Business 2013),

 

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira (ed.), The Encyclopedia of Oil and Gas Law: Volume 1 (Globe Law and Business 2014),

 

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira (ed.), Joint Operating Agreements: Challenges and Concerns from Civil Law Jurisdictions (Kluwer International Law 2015),

 

  1. Eduardo G. Pereira (ed.), Understanding Joint Operating Agreements (Intersentia 2016).

Articles: 

  1. “Enforceability of Joint Operating Agreements: A Perspective under Brazilian Legislation” – Journal of World Energy Law and Business 5 (2012) 1,

 

  1. “Protection Against Default in Long Term Petroleum Joint Ventures,” Oxford Institute for Energy Studies WPM 47 (2012),

 

  1. “National Oil and Gas Companies Operating in Upstream Projects and Participating in Joint Operating Agreements” OGEL 11 (2013) 4 (with Meri-Katriina Kanervisto),

 

  1. “National Petroleum Supply Reservations: Background and Comparison” (Journal of World Energy Law and Business 7 (2014) 6 (with Kim Talus),

 

  1. “Governmental Participation in Upstream Projects: The Brazilian Pre-Salt Case,” UEF Energy Law Review (2016) 1,

 

  1. “Regulatory and Contractual Challenges for Unconventional Resources: an International Perspective,” UEF Energy Law Review (2016) 1 (with Leonie Reins, Leslie Zhang, Hirdan Costa.

MEMBERSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS:

  1. Nairobi, Kenya Dec. 2016 to present Strathmore Extractives Industry Centre – Strathmore University International Project Manager of Extractive Resources Governance;

 

  1. Lisbon, Portugal February 2016 to present Catholic Research for Future of Law – Catholic University of Portugal Research Fellow Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 2015 to present Centro de Estudos em Regulação e Infraestrutura (Fundação Getulio Vargas)

 

  1. Research Fellow Oslo, Norway Feb. 2015 to present The Scandinavian Institute for Maritime Law – University of Oslo Research Fellow;

 

  1. Lisbon, Portugal Feb. 2015 to present Portuguese Bar Association  Member  Joensuu, Finland Jan. 2015 to present UEF Energy Law Review;

 

  1. Managing Editor, Aberdeen, Scotland Aug. 2013 to present Centre for Energy Law – University of Aberdeen;

 

  1. Associate Member, Vienna, Austria Marc. 2013 to present Oil Gas Energy Law (OGEL);

 

  1. Journal Associate Editor Oxford, England Jan. 2012 to April 2013 Oxford Institute for Energy Studies;

 

  1. Research Fellow & Co-Director of the African Programme, Colorado, USA May. 2011 to present Rock Mountain Mineral Law Foundation  (RMMLF) Member Aberdeen, Scotland Oct. 2010 to present;

 

  1. Energy Institute (IE) Member Melbourne, AUS Feb. 2011 to present Australian Mining and Petroleum  Law  Association (AMPLA) Member;

 

  1. Houston, USA Jul. 2009 to present Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) Member São Paulo, Brazil Feb. 2009 to 2016 Brazilian Bar Association Member of São Paulo Sectional Recife, Brazil Dec. 2008 to present Organisation called Sanctuary of Three Kingdoms Founding Member Recife, Brazil April 2008 to present Brazilian Bar Association Member of Pernambuco Sectional

LANGUAGES Fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF PROFESSOR SANNI

 

  1. Name:                                                             Abiola Olaitan SANNI
  2. Nationality:                                          Nigerian

 

  1. Secondary & Post Secondary School Education with dates

 

Degrees                                                                  Year                              Institutions

(a) Doctorate Degree (Ph.D) Commercial Law       2010                   University of Lagos.

(b) Master of Laws (LL.M.))                                   1993                    Obafemi Awolowo University.

(c) Barrister at Law (B.L)                                        1990             Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

(d) Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Hons.),                    1989       Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.

(e) WASCE O’level                                                 1983                   St. Lawrence Grammar School, Ilesa.

  1. Academic/Professional Qualifications  with Dates & Institutions

 

Degrees                                                                 Year                    Institutions

(a) Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) Commercial Law         2010               University of Lagos.

(b) Master of Laws (LL.M.))                                       1993          Obafemi Awolowo University.

(c) Barrister at Law (B.L)                                           1990.               Nigerian Law School, Lagos.

(d) Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) (Hons.),                       1989                Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife.

(e) WASCE O’ level                                        1983  St. Lawrence Grammar School, Ilesa.

(f) Fulbright Fellow (Beasley School of Law,

Temple University, Philadelphia, USA)              2002-2003         Temple University, USA.

(g) Research Fellow of the Institute of

International Law and Policy, Temple

University, Philadelphia, USA                             2002-2003         Temple University, USA.

(h) Junior Trainee Fellow, Faculty of Law,

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife                 1991-1992      Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife

  1. Statement of Experience Including Full Details of Former And Present Position

 

(i)       Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos                                 2016 till date

(ii)       Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos                 2012 till 2016

(iii)     Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos                      2001 till 2012

(iv)     Lecturer 1, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos                                  1999-2001

(v)      Lecturer 1, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University                    1997-1999

(vi)     Lecturer II, Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University                    1993-1997

(vii)    Junior Trainee Fellow, Obafemi Awolowo University                            1991-1993

 

 

  1. List of Publications

 

            Foreign Publications

  1. Sanni, A.O., “Problems of Determining the Applicable Tax Laws in Nigeria – Resolving the FIRS and Taxpayers Dilemma”, Journal of African Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, (SOAS), University of London – Vol. 56 No.1, 2012, 55-68.
  2. M.T. Abdulrazaq & Sanni, A.O., “Recent Legal Developments in Nigeria” University of Botswana Law Journal, 1 2005, pp.153-9
  3. Sanni, A.O., “Fiscal Federalism”, in ed Abdulrazq, M.T., CITN Nigerian Tax Guide and Statutes, 2nd ed, (South Africa: Lexis Nexis), 2010, pp.31-69,
  4. Sanni, A.O., “Fundamental Rights Enforcement Procedure Rules, 2009 As a Tool For the Enforcement of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights in Nigeria: The need for far-reaching reform, African Human Rights Law Journal, Vol.11,No.2,2011 (University of Pretoria, South Africa)
  5. Sanni, A.O. “Recent Development in Companies Income Taxation in Nigeria”, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentations (IBFD) Bulletin. Issue 1 (January) of 2011, available at http://online.ibfd.org/kbase/.
  6. Sovereign Rights of Tax Havens and the Charge of Harmful Tax Competition, Tax Talk, The Official Journal of the South African Institute of Issue 31, pp14-18.
  7. Oyewunmi Adejoke & Sanni, A.O., (2013) “Challenges for the Development of Unfair Contract Act in Nigeria, University of Western Australia Law Review, (Special Edition on Unfair Contract Term)  vol. 37, Dec 2013 Issue 1. Pp.86-106

National Publications

(a) Articles in Learned Journals

  1. Sanni, A.O., “Dismissal of Employees for Conduct Amounting to a Crime – A Review of the Nigerian Law”, The Quarterly Journal of Administration, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, The QJA, XXX:3&4 Sept. 1998 pp345- 355
  2. Sanni, A.O., “The Controversial Lagos Property Tax – The Flip Side of the Coin”, (2003) Vol. 23 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp. 71-92.
  3. Sanni, A.O., “Taxation in the Guise of Administrative Charges – Imperative of Curbing Abuses of Regulatory Power for Revenue Purposes in Nigeria”, Faculty of Law, UNILAG, Current Law Series, 2006, Vol. 1, pp.1-41.
  4. Sanni, A.O., “Deductible Expenditure Under the Petroleum Profits Tax Act: Shell Petroleum Development Company v. FBIR, Lagos State University (LASU) Law Journal, Vol. iv, Issue 1 (2001) pp.53-71
  5. Sanni, A.O., “The Resource Control Case and Issues in Fiscal Federalism”, Nigerian Journal of Legislation, January – March 2006, Vol. 2 No. 1, pp.73-95.
  6. Sanni, A.O., “Division of Taxing Powers under the 1999 Constitution” MODUS International Law & Business Quarterly,  September, 2000, Vol.5 No 3, pp.25-38.
  7. Sanni, A.O., “Issues in Local Government Taxation in Nigeria”, The Nigerian Journal of Private and Commercial Law, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Vol. 2 2001, pp. 324-347.
  8. Sanni, A.O., “Sanctions and Current Issues in Stamp Duties Act”  Vol. 1(2003-4) International Journal of Tax Laws, Fiscal Policies and Administration, Faculty of law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology,  pp.170—184.
  9. Sanni, A.O., “Tax and Fiscal Implications of the Pension Reform Bill”, Nigerian Journal of Legislation, January – March 2004 Vol. 1 No. 1.
  10. Sanni, A.O., “An Appraisal of the Taxation Miscellaneous Provision Bill 2004”, Nigerian Journal of Legislation, January – March 2004 Vol. 1 No. 2, pp.25-35.
  11. A.O. Sanni, “F.G.N. v. Zebra Energy Ltd.: Emergence of the First Nigerian Case on Unilateral Contract or a Mirage?” (2004) Vol. 25 Journal of Private & Property Law, pp. 71-92.
  12. Sanni, A.O., “Review of Judicial Control of Administrative Process in Nigeria”, by B.U. Eka,  ODU, Obafemi Awolowo University Press, New Series No. 41, January/July 2001, pp.222-227.
  13. Sanni, A.O., Odyssey of Local Government Creation: An Examination of the Constitutionality of the Allocation of Local Government Revenue from the Federation Account, Ife Juris Review (2005) Vol 2 IFJR Part 1, pp83-102.
  14. Sanni, A.O., The Power to Prosecute Tax Offences – A Critique of Unipetrol Nigeria Plc v Edo State Board of Internal Revenue, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies Supreme Court Review, (2011) Vol. II, NSCR,pp.142- 161.
  15. Sanni, A.O., “Understanding the Basis of Taxing Powers of Local Governments – A Review of Eti-Osa Local Government v Jegede, The Appellate Review, 2, No. 2, March 2012, pp. 53-68.

 

 Chapters in Books

  1. Sanni, A.O., Interpretation of Tax Statutes: “An Examination of the Supreme Court’s Approach,” in The Uwais Court: The Supreme Court and the Challenges of Development (1995-2006), 2006, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, pp74-102.
  2. Sanni, A.O., “Contemporary Legal Issues in Government Budgeting”, in ed. Fabunmi J.O. Themes and Jurisprudence – Essays in Honour of Professor Ayodele Ajomo, (Lagos: Total Communication Ventures, 2009) 354-383.
  3. Sanni, A.O., “Lagos State Sales Tax: Matters Arising”, in ed. Dr. A. Popoola, Essays in Honours of Prof. D.A. Ijalaye, pp. 188-214.
  4. A.O. Sanni ‘Law in Social Context” in ed A.O. Sanni, Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method, 2nd ed  (Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 2006), p.1-57.
  5. Sanni, A.O., “Character Evidence”, in ed Afe Babalola, Nigerian Law of Evidence, (Ibadan: Sibon Books Ltd, 2001), pp.113-134.
  6. Sanni, A.O. “Respecting the Rights of University Clients” in ed. Prof Lai Olurode & S.O. Akinboye Ethical Issue in University Governance (Lagos: University of Lagos Press, 2008) pp.71-85.
  7. J. Akintayo & Sanni, A.O., “Methods of Social Control Through Law” in ed A.O. Sanni Introduction to Nigerian Legal Method, 2nd ed  (Ile-Ife: Obafemi Awolowo University Press, 2006), pp. 78-111.
  8. Sanni, A.O. Legal Issues for Contemporary Justice in Nigeria, Essays in Honour of Hon. Justice M.O. Onalaja, ed, Dr. I.A. Olatunbosun, (Ile-Ife, Department of Jurisprudence & Private Law, 2007), pp.155-184.
  9. Sanni, A.O., “Possible Negative Impacts of Consent Fee on the Mortgage and Property Law 2010 – Need To Streamline the Regulatory & Fiscal Policies” in edS. I.O Smith (SAN) & Oni B, Essays on Mortgage & Property Law of Lagos State 2010 (Lagos: Department of Private & Property Law, University of Lagos, 2015), pp. 83-102.

 

Monographs

  1. Sanni, A.O. “Revenue Law” Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigerian (CITN) Tax Practice Series, 2010, No. 28.
  2. Sanni, A.O., “Draft Tax Appeal Tribunal (Procedure) Rules in Nigeria – A Synoptic Evaluation”, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigerian (CITN) Tax Series, No.29, 2010.
  3. Sanni, A.O. “VAT Refund System – A Critique”, Chattered Institute of Taxation of Nigerian (CITN) Tax Practice Series No. 3. 2004, pp. 1-23

Books

  1. Sanni, A.O. Introduction to Nigerian Business Law, (Lagos: Malthouse Press Limited, Lagos, 2005).

Law Reports

  1. Ed., Sanni, A.O. All Nigerian Tax Cases (1922-2015), 2015 Vols.1-11.
  2. Ed., Sanni, A.O. African Tax Law Reports, 2013. (One Volume)

(xiii)  Recent Conferences Attended

 

  • Critical Tax Conference, 2012, Seton Hall University, School of Law, Newark, New Jersey, United States, March 29-31, 2012.
  • The 1st Meeting of the Association of African Tax Administrators Forum (ATAF) General Assembly from 25th to 27th July 2011 at the Intercontinental Mauritius Resort Balaclava Fort in Mauritius.
  • South African Institute of Taxation (SAIT) Annual Conference, on ‘Tax Administration in an African Context” 8th -9th September, 2009 at Indaba Hotels, Fourways, Johannesburg, South Africa.
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation Ghana, Annual Conference on ‘Shaping Strategies for Combating the Challenges of Global Economic Meltdown” on 24th -26th August, 2011 at Alicia Hotel, Northridge, Accra, Ghana.
  • Kuramo International Conference, International Colloquium on Law and Development, at Eko Hotels and Suite International Conference Centre, 2nd-4th November, 2010.
  • 2nd International Tax Conference by the Joint Tax Board (JTB) on Taxation and Governance – A recipe for Sustainable Growth” on 5th -7th October, 2011 held at Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.
  • Annual Tax Conference, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (Four year consecutively).
  • 3rd International Tax Conference Organised by the Joint Tax Board (JTB) on “Taxation and Development: Key to National Transformation” on 29-30 October, 2013 held at Congress Hall, Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

 

(xiv) Services to the University

  1. Ag, Head, Dept of Business Law, Obafemi Awolowo University – 1997-98
  2. Coordinator, Diploma in Commercial & Industrial Law, UNILAG – 1999 -2002
  • Staff Adviser, Law Society, UNILAG – 2003-2008
  1. Member, Students’ Disciplinary Board, UNILAG – 20011-Date
  2. Founder & Staff Adviser – Tax Club, University of Lagos – 2007 – Till Date
  3. Staff Adviser, Kayode Esho Chambers, University of Lagos – 2009 – Till Date
  • Chairman, Roundtable Committee, Faculty of Law, UNILAG – 2007 – 2009
  • Panel on the Investigation of Allegation on Boniface Igbinehu, UNILAG.
  1. Member, University Inter-Faculty Debating Committee, UNILAG – 2010-2013
  2. Member, Legal Advisory Board, UNILAG – 2012- Till Date
  3. Member, Panel on the Investigation of Allegation of Assault by Dr Henry Boyo, UNILAG –

2010

  • Faculty of Law Representative, Academic Staff Union of Nigeria Universities, University of Lagos – 2008 – Date Member, Panel to Investigate Allegation of Irregularity in Contract Award   by Works  Department by a Whistle-Blower, 2013.
  • Member, ULSU Constitution Drafting Committee 2014
  • Chairman, ULSU Electoral Petition Committee 2014-2016.
  1. Legal Adviser, ASUU UNILAG 2012 till date
  • Chairman, Academic Staff Union of Universities, University of Lagos Chapter, Welfare, Gender and Social Justice Committee 2015 – Till date
  • Member, Panel investigating the allegation of Rape of a Student Seeking Admission in the Faculty of Administration, 2016.
  • Secretary General, Ransome Kuti Road Residents’ Association, University of Lagos Senior Staff Quarters – 2000-2015
  • Member, Octagon 90 University of Lagos
  1. Member, University of Lagos Staff Club.

 

(xv) Other Activities Outside the University

 

  • External Examiner, Lagos State University 2013- till date
  • Part-Time Teacher at Master of Laws Programme, Lagos State University 2001-2002
  • External Examiner, Doctorate Degree (Phd) University of Ilorin 2013 & 2014.
  • Consultant to the House of Representative and Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on Tax Bills – 2004-5
  • Consultant to the House of Representative on Fiscal Responsibility Bill 2006
  • Legal Adviser, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria 2007 till date
  • Member of Council, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. 2010-2015
  • Member, Lawyers Interested in Free and Fair Election (LIFFE) 2010 – date
  • Legal Adviser, Saint Lawrences’ National Old Students’ Association 2000 – till date
  • Adviser, National Ife Descendants’ Association of Nigeria (NIDSA)

 

(xvi) Current Research

  • States & Local Government Taxes in Nigeria – Case Study of Lagos State
  • Designing an efficient property tax for the Federal Capital Territory Abuja
  • Taxation of e-commerce
  • The challenges of taxing the high net individuals in Nigeria.
  • The Legal Framework of Withholding Tax in Nigeria- An Appraisal.

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR SOLA KASIM

FULL NAME : Sola Kasim

Personal Profile • I am an experienced multi-skilled professional in energy economics and currently a researcher/lecturer at the University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (UK), with a wide range of transferable skills in academia and industry.      • My key strengths have been gained from years of training, personal interests and varied career in Nigeria and the UK in the areas of energy consultancy, university teaching and research in energy and climate change mitigation economics.   • Highly motivated to leverage over thirty years of post-PhD experience to meet challenges in the study and practice of energy economics.

  1. Skills Profile

A.1 Major Consultancy, project management and provision of technical and expert advice 

  1. In Nigeria

As an energy and regulatory economics consultant, I led a consultancy firm in executing a number of energy-related assignments that fed into policy in Nigeria including as:

World Bank Short-term consultant (1995-1999)  • Designing (1995-1996), a workable electricity tariff-fixing framework for Nigeria.  Engaged as a World Bank Short Term consultant (under the Bank’s Economic Management Technical Assistance Programme: Credit Number 2431-UNI), I reviewed Nigeria’s historical electricity- and petroleum products – pricing records and, thereafter constructed tariff models in a report titled “An Appropriate Analytical Framework for Determining Electricity Tariffs in Nigeria”.  The consultancy assignment was the third attempt by the World Bank and the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) to adopt a workable framework.  The two earlier reports on the subject conducted by UK-based consultants on one hand and Nigeria-based experts on the other were inconclusive. (1995-1996)  • Implementing (1996-1999), the electricity tariff-fixing framework.  Having officially adopted the aforementioned tariff model, Nigeria’s energy regulator, the Utilities Charges Commission (UCC) (with role equivalent to the UK’s Office of Gas and Electricity Markets (OFGEM)) engaged my professional expertise to implement it.  Advised the Commission on the National Electric Power Authority’s (NEPA) tariff-raising requests.

Consultant to the Presidency, Federal Government of Nigeria (Natural Resources Conservation Council) (1991-1992) • Co-advising the FGN on renewable energy.  Was involved at the highest level of government in Nigeria in proffering solutions to the problem of deforestation and desertification.  In particular, advised, and compiled the report for a FGN – appointed Working Group established to recommend a technologically-feasible and socio- economically viable “Fuelwood Substitution Programme to arrest Deforestation and Desertification in Nigeria”. The Working Group under the chairmanship of the then Minister for Mines and Power was inter-Departmental and multi-disciplined.  My role included conducting a national household survey to assess the degree of fuel wood consumption, the attendant environmental damage and the potential fuel wood substitutes.  Also, worked closely with the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) to assess the barriers to that Corporation’s attempts (at the time) to encourage widespread domestic gas utilisation through a proposed butanization programme.

 

Conference organiser (January – February 1991) • Initiated and organised a multi-disciplinary national conference on the development and conservation of energy resources in Nigeria.  Theme: Energy Efficiency – Key to Economic Progress. Venue: Airport Hotel, Ikeja, Lagos.    2          In the United Kingdom (UK)

Subject Matter Expert (2014-2015), Laureate Education Inc. • Was appointed by Laureate Education Inc. and the University of Liverpool as a Subject Matter Expert (equivalence of an Honorary Teacher at the University of Liverpool, UK) to design course a module in oil and gas economics for the university’s MSc online degree programme in Petroleum economics (Course KMGT647 – Economics of Oil, Gas and Energy).  Expert witness (April 2016) • Was invited by the UK Parliament to give oral evidence to the House of Commons Select Committee on International Development, regarding the activities of the Department for International Development (DFID) in Nigeria.

A.2 Creativity, data analysis and problem solving 

I consider myself as being a very resourceful and creative thinker, both attributes being valuable assets in consultancy and evidence-based academic research which I routinely undertake.   • I am adept at approaching problems with an open mind, spotting gaps in the Knowledge Base on any issue of interest, defining research/consultancy questions accurately, finding and using my expertise in econometrics, economic and financial modelling to analyse the relevant data, construct micro- or macro-econometric models as may be appropriate to solve complex problems and assist rational decision-making. I have expertise in using a number of mathematical, statistical, econometric and financial software packages – including EViews, Oracle’s Crystal Ball, GAMS and SPSS – to enhance analysis.   • Some evidence of my creativity/new thinking and problem solving skills include the following two examples of evidence-based research and their outcomes published in reputable international peer-reviewed journals (more details of publications in the attached Appendix):  • Proposing a systems-based approach to the econometric modelling of oil and gas exploration, production and development in the UKCS (United Kingdom Continental Shelf). Prior to that research the conventional approach predominantly relied on single equation systems. Arguably, the systems-based approach is superior to the seriatim equation modelling, as the former better captures the full supply chain fundamentals. • Querying the conventional wisdom of oil and gas production rate being exponential while providing evidence that in the UKCS, at least, the decline rates in a majority of the fields are better characterised by non-exponential declines, such as the logistic and bi-logistic.  The findings were well received by the industry and academia.  Indeed, the IEA (International Energy Agency) used and cited the paper in their “2003 Insights into World Energy Investment Outlook”.

A.3 Effective and confident communicator 

As an effective and confident communicator, I routinely deliver oral and written information clearly, accurately and sensitively.  • Specifically, I regularly write and convey ideas in energy economics to academic and non-academic international audiences at seminars, workshops and conferences in the UK, Nigeria and recently in Dubai in February 2015.  I write convincingly peer-reviewed academic articles and contribute to the University of Aberdeen’s North Sea Occasional Papers series, targeting mainly the non-academic practitioners and professionals in the oil and gas industry. • I simplify for my undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Aberdeen complex ideas and research at the frontiers of statistics, energy and petroleum economics, conveying these to them using different methods to aid understanding.

A.4 Teamwork, collaboration and mentoring 

I strive always to act as a responsible team member, developing sound working relationships with colleagues, while recognising and respecting their individual strengths and cultural differences. • As the Team Leader in my consultancy outfit in Nigeria (1986-1999), I learnt that accurately defining expectations, responsibilities, and deliverables at the beginning of a consultancy/research assignment is of utmost importance. Equally important is the flexibility to allow team members to get on with the defined tasks the best way possible within agreed limits. These lessons were and continue to be put to good use.  • Recently (in 2010) assembled an international interdisciplinary research team of senior natural and social scientists in the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Brazil and Thailand to submit an Expression of Interest for a research grant from one of UK’s Research Councils. In addition to regularly exchanging ideas via emails, I kept the team’s collaboration effort strong through designing, deploying and maintaining a Microsoft SharePoint web site for the team. • In universities both in Nigeria and the UK, I have mentored, supervised and examined over 50 MSc dissertations and PhD theses.  Teaching, research, supervising and examining responsibilities reflect the trust of colleagues in my capabilities.

A.5 Commercial astuteness and technical expertise 

Both as a self-employed consultant and academic researcher I am keenly aware of the importance of maximally using limited available resources to gain valuable insights into the nature and manner of any research problems/issues at hand. In particular, I have a good track record of: • Meeting deadlines on research agreed with clients and research collaborators. • Maintaining a rapid response to requests for information, and, diligently enhancing the quality of service delivery.  • My retention as an External PhD Examiner, Reviewer of Energy Economics (a reputable international journal on energy economics), and Reviewer of two of UK’s prestigious research grant awarding bodies – the Economics and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council – attest to the recognition of my technical expertise beyond the walls of my current employer.

A.6 Industry knowledge  

I have a good knowledge of UK and Nigeria’s electricity and oil and gas industries. • I developed an above-average interest in NEPA’s affairs while consulting for Nigeria’s UCC.  Since then I have keenly followed the transformation of the erstwhile power generator through its name change to the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), its unbundling in the 2005 Electric Power Sector Reform Act ending in the recently-concluded privatisation of the industry. • With my regulatory economics background honed in Nigeria, I have since arriving in the UK in 1999 keenly followed, with academic and consumer interests, the developments in the country’s electricity industry as it adjusts to the realities of privatisation and competition.  I am acutely aware of some of the difficulties and challenges faced by the regulator OFGEM in regulating a privatised industry.   • Since 2005, I have researched jointly and severally into how (a) UK power generators can least-costly meet the climate change mitigation challenge of emission reduction; and, (b) oil operators enhance oil recovery through investment in Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology.

A.7 Information Technology

  • Hands-on knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. • Extensive experience in the design and maintenance of SharePoint, a team collaboration website. • Routinely conduct internet research and use email for professional and personal correspondence.

A.8 Interpersonal skills

  • A proven record of effective interpersonal skill developed both in Nigeria and UK through leading team- based research, committee membership and headship. • Diplomacy, achieving results and customer relations skills sharpened over time, including thirteen years as a self-employed consultant.
  1. Work and professional experience

Research Experience

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK.   Research Fellow (Grade 1A), Sept. ‘99 – Sept. 2004 & Research Fellow (Grade 7), Sept. 2004 – present  • Conduct academic research in conjunction with internal and external collaborators in the areas of the economics of (a) oil and gas exploration, production and development in the UKCS; and (b) carbon capture and storage (CCS). Recently concluded research into the commercial viability of an integrated CCS supply chain in the UK/UKCS.  Currently investigating the economics (including the effects of taxation) of enhancing oil recovery in the UKCS through CO2-flooding and low salinity water flood, among other solutions. • Communicate research results to various audiences including publishing in reputable academic and non- academic journals. • I remain since 2010, an external PhD examiner at the University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, a Reviewer of grant applications for two top Research Councils (the ESRC and EPSRC) and a Reviewer of articles for a top-notch academic journal – Energy Economics.

Nigeria Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER), Ibadan, Nigeria.   Associate Research Fellow (1982-1985) • Collaborated with other researchers in a nation-wide policy-oriented multi-disciplinary research titled:  “The Development and Utilisation of Nigeria’s Energy Resources”.  The study was funded by Nigeria’s Federal Government.   (Nigeria’s NISER is equivalent to the UK’s National Institute for Social and Economic Research (NISER).)

Consulting Experience

University of Aberdeen  Research Consulting (1999 to present) • Co-authored (1999-2000), (with Professor Alexander Kemp) an advisory report for the Japanese Government through its National Oil Corporation titled “Lessons from the Development of North Sea Oil and Gas for Future Development of the Industry in Sakhalin Province”.  The study drew heavily on the evolution and operational experience of British Gas in the production and marketing of natural gas in the UK/UKCS.    • Since 1999 the bulk of my fact-based research at the University of Aberdeen into various aspects of oil and gas market fundamentals have been discussed with the Department of Energy and Climate Change (now the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) and/or sponsored by a number of oil and gas operators (majors and independents in Oil & Gas UK) in the UK, who all duly receive the reports on the research outcomes.  Some of the outcomes have fed into UK’s Government and corporate policies.

SKAL Energy Study Group, Lagos, Nigeria.   Team Leader/Managing Consultant (1986-1999) • Self-employed and Team Leader in all of the firm’s consultancy assignments in the areas of energy and utilities/regulatory economics; environmental protection; training workshops and conferences; public sector capital sourcing/privatization.  • Public-sector assignments included (a) Client: Ogun State Ministry of Finance, Abeokuta, Nigeria.  Assignment:  Organising the private placement of the State Government’s shares in its erstwhile wholly- owned insurance company Gateway Insurance Company Ltd; (b) Client: Ogun State Environmental Protection Agency, Abeokuta, Nigeria.  Assignment:   Designing for the Ijebu-Ode Local Government a participatory domestic and municipal waste management system that won commendation from the Country Representative, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); (c) Client: Ijebu-Ode Local Government, Ijebu-Ode, Nigeria.  Assignment: Mobilising and advising three communities (Imowo, Iwade, and Porogun) to establish their development associations and community banks.  Upon their establishment, was engaged by the community banks to monitor performance and handle staff training.  Two of the three community banks remain operational since 1995.

Lecturing experience

University of Aberdeen 2009 to present • Lecture and examine postgraduate students in the economics of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) as part of Course BU5557 (Issues in Petroleum and Energy Economics) in the MSc degree programme in Petroleum Energy Economics and Economics Finance.  I am the first person to teach the brand new CCS course at the university. • Supervise and examine Masters dissertations and PhD theses in economics.

  • Lecture on the Resource Curse Theory to LLM students in the University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Energy Law as part of the Course LS501D (Oil and Minerals for Good). • Lecture undergraduate students in statistics. Course: PO2508 (Understanding Statistics).

Ogun State (now Olabisi Onabanjo) University, Ago-Iwoye, Nigeria.  1985-1986 • University teaching and research.  Lectured, supervised and examined students’ dissertations in economic theory, statistics and the economics of natural resources management.

Federal University of Technology (now Agriculture), Abeokuta, Nigeria.  1983-1984 • University teaching and research.  Lectured and examined undergraduate courses in the economics of natural resources management.

University of Lagos, Lagos.  Nigeria, 1975-1983 • University teaching and research.  Lectured courses, supervised and examined (under- and post-graduate) students’ theses in statistics, econometrics and economic theory (micro and macro).

Administrative experience

University of Aberdeen • I sit on a number of committees including the Steering Group of the Centre for Sustainable International Development.  Also, I am the Convenor of the University of Aberdeen Nigeria Research Group (Aberdeen NRG) whose main goal is to support research studies within the University of Aberdeen, Higher Education Institutions in Aberdeen and Nigeria on the social, political, economic and cultural development peculiarities of Nigeria.

Ogun State (now Olabisi Onabanjo) University  • Sub-Dean, Faculty of Social and Management Sciences.  Assisted the Dean in administering the Faculty with the specific tasks of coordinating examination arrangements, student admissions and timetabling administration.

Federal University of Technology (now Agriculture)   • Acting Head, School of Management and Acting Head, Department of Natural Resources Management.  Assigned duties and responsibilities to the pioneer academic (10) and non-academic (7) staff of the School. • Collaborated with colleagues in designing course curricula. • Led discussions in the preparation of the School’s budget. • Generally responsible for the smooth-running of the Department and School.

University of Lagos, Lagos   • I was the Economics Department’s Examinations and Student Admissions Officer.

Civil Service experience

Economic Planning Officer (1976-1977) • Was an Economic Planning Officer at the Bauchi State Ministry of Finance, Bauchi, Nigeria during my National Youth Service (NYSC) year.

Sola Kasim

  1. Education
  • PhD (Natural Resources and Petroleum Economics), University of Aberdeen, September 1978 – April 1982. Thesis: Optimal Generation and Use of Oil Revenues – A Case Study of Nigeria under the supervision of Professor Alexander Kemp and Dr. Ian McAvinchey. Passed without a correction.
  • M.Sc. (Development Economics & Project Evaluation), University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria, 1973-1975. Awarded Dutch Government Scholarship.
  • B.Sc. (Hons) Economics (specialism: Quantitative techniques), University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria (1973)

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR SAMUEL AMADI

EDUCATION:

SJD (Ph.D.) Law (focusing on Administrative Law, Human Rights, Political Philosophy Jurisprudence, and Legal Theory). 2004, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

M.P.A., concentrating on policies of Economic Development, Social Institution and Leadership, 2003, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard, Cambridge, Massachusetts

LL.M., focusing on Human Rights, Jurisprudence, Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Law, International Environmental Law, International Trade and Administrative Law, 2001, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

B.L.1993, Nigeria Law School, Nigeria.

LL.B.1992, University of Calabar, Nigeria.

 

LANGUAGES: English (Excellent)

 

GEOGRAPHIC EXPERIENCE: Nigeria, Senegal, London and United States

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

February 2017, Chairman, Senate Technical Committee on Competition and Consumer Protection Bill

March 2017, Chairman Senate Joint Technical Committee on Transport Sector Reform Bill

September 2016- Date, Head of Department of Jurisprudence and International Law, Baze University, Abuja (teaches Administrative Law, Jurisprudence and Constitutional Law

March 2016- Date, Visiting Research Fellow, Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS)

December 2010 – December 2015, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC)

December, 2012, Member, Advisory Council of Global Electricity Initiative, a body of the United Nation 

Goodwill Ambassador, University of Calabar, 2012

March, 2011, Member, Presidential Committee on Review of Contracts in the FCT

March 2011, Member, Presidential Committee on Reform Processes in the Public Service in Nigeria

June 2010, Member, US-Nigeria Bi-National Commission to ensure effective implementation of Nigeria-US bilateral agreements and engagements on democracy, transparency and accountability and good governance

April 1, 2010, Presenter, High-Level Roundtable with Stakeholders organized by Nigeria Extraction Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) on the Role of Civil Society in Promoting accountability in public revenue and expenditure, Abuja, Nigeria

March 21-24, 2010, Course Director, Corporate Governance for Anticorruption Public Sector Institutions organized by African Diaspora Initiatives for Anti Corruption Senior Officials in NNPC, Central Bank and other government agencies

March 14-17, 2010, Lecturer, Legislative Workshop for Members of Kebbi State House of Assembly on legislative intervention on accelerated development and Transparent Governance

March 2-6, 2010, Member of Federal Government Election Monitoring Team to Togo Presidential Election, to monitor preparations for the election and the voting process and report to the Nigerian government.

January 2010, Member, Expert Group of 4 to advise the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Foreign Affairs Ministry on strategic bilateral and multilateral engagements by Nigeria in the wake of its listing in the country of interests in the war against terror after the December 25, 2009 attempted suicide bombing of a US Airplane. My tasks include analysis of foreign policy issues and drafting of strategic communication for the Foreign Affairs Ministry

September- October 2009, Expert and Lecturer on Rule of Law for Military-Community Relations organised by the Office of the Chief of Defence Staff for Officers and Men of the Nigerian Military at the various bases across the country. I taught Officers and Men the fundamentals of rule of law as they affect military operations, institutional management and community relationship

August, 2009, Consultant and Member of the Ministerial Committee on ‘Bloody Oil’ constituted by the Minister of Foreign Affairs to propose to the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria an Action-Plan for a United Nations’ campaign for the initiation of a process similar to Kimberly Process to stem illegal bunkering that encourages conflicts in Niger Delta. I designed the concept paper and chaired the subcommittee that drafted the responses of the Federal Government of Nigeria to international governmental and non-governmental organizations on the consequences of illegal oil sale on peace and security in the Gulf of Guinea.

2009, Southern Nigerian Expert, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Conflict Mitigation through Local Abatement (CALM): I coordinated research into conflict mitigation and management processes and institutions in two modal states in Southern Nigeria: Rivers, Delta and one Northern States: Kaduna to help fashion out new modes for USAID engagement with conflict and peace building in Nigeria. Together with Professor Victor Adetula and Mrs. Dierdre, I wrote the report which forms part of USAID strategic document for Nigerian peace and conflict program.

2008, Member, Ministerial Committee on the Rebranding of Nigeria, Federal Ministry of Information. Part of 20 illustrious Nigerian public relations experts, renowned entertainment icons and development experts charged with developing a framework for rebranding Nigeria for global competitiveness

2008, Consultant, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation of Nigeria on Capacity Building for State Civil Service and Local Government Administration; and Private and Public Management Development Institutions (MDIs) to Implement the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), Nigeria.

Responsibilities and Accomplishment:

  • Design technical papers on how to implement MDGs using state and local government civil service bureaucracy
  • Conduct audit of the analytical and programmatic capability of Nigerian civil service to implement the MDGs, highlight gaps in competencies, structures and organizational coherence. Also, conduct audit of the capacity of Management Development Institutes who can leverage their expertise and competences to upgrade the analytical and programmatic capability. The project results in a road-map for implementing the

2008, Nigerian Labor Law Expert, United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Nigeria Labor Law Review Project; I assisted a team of US based researchers and M& E experts to review labor relations in Nigeria, especially as they contribute to economic development and competitiveness. I wrote the expert policy papers for the team and participated in field research and interviews.

2008, Member of the Federal Government appointed Niger Delta Technical Committee and Chair of its Sub-Committee on Youth, Women and Community Empowerment.

  • Established by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review all reports on the Niger Delta and recommend development and peace initiatives that will solve the conflict and militancy in the region. The committee submitted a report for the federal government. The recommendations of the report inform the strategic responses of the federal government to the Niger Delta, including the on-going amnesty initiative. I am one of the five experts who wrote the report.

2008, Member, Nigerian Delegation to the 2008 Organization of Petroluem Exporting Countries (OPEC) in Riyaldh, Saudi Arabia.

  • Participated in the deliberations on how to handle the global oil crisis as a member of the delegation from Nigeria.

2008, Member, Nigerian Delegation to the 12th Ministerial Meeting of the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Participated in both the Foreign Minister’s conference and the Heads of State Summit as advisor and prepared policy papers and talking points for bilateral meetings.

2008, Member, Nigerian Delegation to the 10th  General Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

  • Participated in both the Foreign Ministers’ conference and the Heads of State Summit as advisor and helped to prepare policy papers and talking points for bilateral meetings

2006, Specialist Consultation, House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights and Nigerian Police Service Commission on police reform, Nigeria.

  • Prepared a policy paper on the reform of the Nigerian Police Force, and also presented papers at technical workshops to get insights of legislative work on policing in Nigeria organized by the House Committee on Human Rights.

2004-2005 Special Consultant, CLEEN Foundation (funded by MacArthur Foundation) on Human Security Reform, Abuja

  • Was a resource person to advise the CLEEN FOUNDATION on human security issues and policing in Nigeria. Presented papers on law enforcement for police officers and other security operatives. I also produced a comprehensive Legal Drafting Report on a law to reform the Nigerian Police comparing experiences in Britain and South Africa

2007, Member, Nigerian Delegation to the Commonwealth and Heads of Government Summit (CHOGM), Uganda.

  • Participated in both Foreign Minister’s conference and the Summits of Heads of State in the capacity of advisor and help to prepare policy papers and talking-points

June 6, 2006, Expert Resource Person, National Stakeholders’ Conference on the Reform of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Laws, organized by  the Federal Ministry of Justice, Abuja

  • Produced a policy paper on how to avoid jurisdictional conflict on the proposed ADR law

May 30-June 1, 2006, Expert Resource Person, Policy Dialogue on Building the Capacity for Pro-Poor Reforms in the National Assembly, organized by the National Democratic Institute (NDI) for Nigerian legislators in Jos, Plateau State

  • Presented paper on how to promote poverty reduction through legislative intervention

2006,  Facilitator, Workshops on Civil Society Legislative Advocacy, fiscal responsibility and Budget Monitoring, the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI), Nigeria.

  • Facilitated policy discussion by civil society leaders and legislators on how to audit fiscal policies in the public sector and effectively monitor the federal budget to ensure promotion of economic welfare

April- August, 2008 Consultant, Open Society Initiative of West Africa on Migration, Globalization, and Human Rights, Dakar, Senegal

  • Conducted research on freedom of movement, migration and illegal deportation in Africa. The project resulted in a policy paper for the advocacy work on human rights and migration within the African Union mechanism and the development of advocacy and litigation paper for the West African Public Interest Litigation Centre in Abuja. I also organised a high-level judicial colloquium on Migration for West African experts and civil society activists

2005-2007, Special Adviser, Research and Strategy, Office of the Senate President, Abuja, Nigeria.

  • Advised the President of the Senate on policy and legislative matters
  • Conducted research on legislative matters for the Senate
  • Chief Speech Writer and Chief Strategist to the President of the Senate.

2004-Present, Coordinator & Policy Director, West African Institute of Public Policy & Legislative Advocacy (WAIPPLA), Abuja

  • Help to arrange meetings and policy dialogue between civil society advocates in West Africa interested in using law and legal drafting to transform West African societies

November, 2004, Resource Person, Policy Roundtable on Management of Oil Resources for Legislatures in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, African Network for the Environment and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Nigeria.

  • Presented a policy paper for legislators in Ondo State on how to best manage oil wind-fall from the federal government in other to improve human and infrastructural development and avoid the resource curse

2004, Technical Expert, (Drafting) Police Act Reform Bill, Abuja

  • Drafted the new Police Act on behalf of the House Committees on Human Rights and Police and CLEEN Foundation, and supported by the Open Society Justice Initiative. The bill I drafted was revised and enacted by the House of Representatives.

2004, Technical Expert, (Review) Fiscal Responsibility Bill, Lagos on behalf of the House Committee on Finance, WARD-C and the Budget office of the Federation

  • Participated in expert meeting on how to draft fiscal responsibility and budget laws to ensure transparency and money for value in public procurement

2004, Technical Expert, proposed Budget Enforcement Bill (sponsored by the members of the House of Representatives, Abuja

  • Part of a small team of lawyers and policy experts that review the proposed Budget Enforcement Bill to ensure its effectiveness

2004 Advisor, Drafted Bills for Senator Ken Nnamani (especially, a bill establishing a research institute for the National Assembly), Cambridge, Massachusetts

2007 Advisor, Drafted two bills for Senator Eze Ajoku on local government finance and project monitoring, Abuja

2004-2005 Lead consultant, technical review of Nigeria’s National Economic Empowerment & Development Strategy (NEEDS), Heinrich Boll Foundation and the Centre for Public Policy Research (CPPR), Nigeria.

  • Conducted research on the federal government implementation of the National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS) which was the economic reform of the federal government. I produced a critique of the program in a book form

2005-2007, Lead Consultant, technical review of Nigeria’s privatization program, the Open Society Institute of West Africa, Nigeria.

  • Reviewed the impacts of privatization on different social classes of Nigerians and whether privatization is implemented in accordance with due process and promotes the economic and social rights of the Nigerian citizens.

1997-1998 Coordinator, Nigerian Court Civil Procedure Project, sponsored by the British Council and USIS, Nigeria.

  • I was desk officers responsible for the implementation of a programme to reform rules of court to improve access to cost and cost of litigation.

1999,  Facilitator, Roundtable on Multi-donor Justice Sector Reform Project, supported by DFID, UNDP, USAID, and the Japanese Government,            Lagos.

  • Helped to facilitate series of workshops for lawyers, judges and other court users to streamline civil and criminal justice in Nigeria

2003, Course Assistant, Human Rights and International Law: Basic Policy Dilemma, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

  • Was course assistant to Professor Michael Ignatief, co- taught clinical classes and marked student scripts

2002, Convener and Facilitator, Stakeholders Consultative Workshop of Civil Society Advocates, Academic Researcher and Policy People on Socio-Economic Transformation through Legal and Institutional Reform, Abuja and Accra

Worked together with Dr. Raymond Atuguba of University of Ghana to improve the jurisprudence of human rights litigation and advocacy in West Africa. Several policy papers and dialogues were executed.

1995, Defense Counsel, Ken Saro-Wiwa and Ogoni Leaders, Port Harcourt, Nigeria

  • I was one of the lawyers who defended the criminal charge of murder trumped up against leaders of the Movement for the Survival of Ogoni People (MOSOP) by the Military dictatorship of General Abacha. I handled defence in trials and also argued applications on their behalf in appellate courts.

1996-97, Coordinator, Project 1000, prison decongestion program, European Union (EU), Lagos.

  • Coordinated prison decongestion in Lagos state. I filed cases in court and made administration petitions for release of prisons who were not charged with any offences

1996-1998 Coordinator, Strategic Impact Litigation (SIL) on basic themes under the Nigerian Constitution, European Union (EU), Nigeria.

  • Argued cases in court to litigate basic rights and freedoms in the constitution

2001-2003, Convener, West African Institute on Legal Drafting for Social Democratic Change (WAILDC), Accra and Lagos

  • Brought some legislative advocated in Nigeria and Ghana to share insight on how to transform society through drafting implementable laws.

March, 2002, Keynote Speaker, “Realizing Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa: Progress and Challenges”, Community Law Center University of Western Cape, South Africa.

2002-Present, Director, Center for Public Policy & Research, Lagos.

2001, LL. M Advisor, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

2001- 2003 Teaching Assistant, Perspective on American Law, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA. And also Teaching Fellow, Human Rights: Basic International Policies at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

2001, Coordinator, Reading on African Perspective on Law, Human Rights, and Development, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA.

2000, Visiting Lecturer, “Globalization and Local Resistance”, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

2002-2003 Graduate Researcher, Harvard University Human Rights Committee, Cambridge, MA.

1998-1999, Coordinator, Social & Economic Rights Enforcement Through Litigation Project, EU, Nigeria.

  • Coordinated lawyers engaged in public interest litigation to secure norms favourable to enforcement of economic and social rights. I personally litigated in court and won many cases advancing human rights.

1998, Counsel, Fishing Communities, claiming damages against Mobil Nigeria for pollution of Nigerian Coastal waters, Nigeria.

  • Prosecuted case on behalf of two fishing communities in the Niger Delta adversely affect by oil spill on Ibeno Platform of Exxon Mobile in Nigeria. I could not complete the cases before I travelled for graduate studies.

1998, Contributing Editor, “Society for the Welfare of Women Prisoners, (SWEWPS) Review,” A Journal of Women Prisoners Rights, published in Enugu, Nigeria.

1997-1998, Contributing Editor, “Eraction,” official newsletter of the Environmental Rights Action (ERA), location?.

1996-2007, Legal Consultant, Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), Shelter Rights Initiative (SRI), and The Social Economic Rights Action Center (SERAC), Nigeria

  • Advised these organizations on human rights issues, especially social and economic rights issues. Often made presentations and delivered lectures in conferences and workshops they organised.

2004-2006,  Lead Consultant, Better Business Initiative, World Bank, Nigeria

  • Made presentation and prepared a policy paper published in a edited book on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Nigeria and how the ADR framework can help in promoting business competitiveness; advised the Rule of Law and Institutional Sector of the Better Business Initiative

2002, Consultant, Clinical Legal Education in Nigeria, Open Society Justice Initiative, Nigeria.

Made presentation to some law schools in Nigeria on behalf of the OSJI and also presented paper at a conference for Deans of Laws of Nigerian Universities on Clinical Legal Education

1997-2000, Editor, Human Rights Newsletter, Lagos, Nigeria.

1995-2000, Associate, Olisa Agbakoba and Associates, Lagos.

1995-1996, Editor, The Maritime Newsletter, Lagos, Nigeria.

1995-Present, Policy Advisor, Human Rights Law Service (HURILAWS), Lagos, Nigeria

  • Director, Legal Reform and Policy (consulting status). (2004-Present)
  • Senior Legal Officer. (2001-2003)
  • Legal Officer and Editor. (1995-2000)

1994-1995, Assistant Editor, Nigerian Weekly Law Report (NWLR), Nigeria.

1993-1995, Associate, Gani Fawehinmi Chambers, Lagos.

2005-Present, Senior Advisor/President, 6th Sense Consulting, Abuja, Nigeria

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Editorial Board Member, Daily Independent Newspaper, Lagos. 2004-2005
  • Member, Board of Directors, Center For Law and Social Action (CLASA), Lagos. (2004- present)
  • Member, Board of Director, Maldova Foundation – a Washington-based policy Think Thank for the promotion of socio-political and economic development in Maldova. 2004- present

AWARDS AND HONORS:

  • Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. (2003-2004)
  • Deans’ Scholarship, Kennedy School of Government, 2003
  • Lucius Littauer Fellowship for Academic Excellence and Public Service, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. (2003)
  • Edward Mason Fellowship in Public Policy and Management, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard. (2002)
  • Graduate Program Fellowship, Harvard Law School. (2001)
  • Reginald Lewis Fellowship, Harvard Law School. (2000)

SAMPLE PUBLICATIONS/WRITINGS/CONFERENCE PAPERS:

Improving Electricity Access through Policy Reform: the Successes and Failures of legal Reform in the Power Sector in Nigeria” a chapter of a book edited by Professor Yinka Omeroege of NIALS and to be published by Oxford University in the last quarter of 2017

Engendering Public-Private Partnership in the New Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry” (to be published as a chapter in a book edited by Prof Idognige for the Nigerian Institute of Advanced legal Studies in 3rd Quarter of 2017

“The Rule of Law and Accountability” in Winning Hearts and Minds: A Community Relations Approach for the Nigerian Military (edited by Professor Ebere Onwudiwe and Professor Egbosa E. Osaghae (John Archer Publisher, Ibadan, 2010)

Religion and Secular Constitution: Human Rights and the Challenge of Sharia” published by the Carr Centre On Human Rights, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University and also published as e-journal by the University of Alberta, Canada as Academic Paper

Ensuring Public Accountability of Oil Proceeds”, Paper Presented at the Annual National Conference of Association of National Accountants of Nigeria, October 6, 2010 at Abuja International Conference Centre, Abuja, Nigeria

Transnational Organized Crime and its Threat to West African Security”, Paper Presented at a Two-Day Conference on ‘Nigeria’s Non-Permanent Membership of the United Nations Security Council: An Agenda’ 21-22 January 2010 in Abuja

Corruption and the Law: A Case of Unequal Justice” Public Lecture on the 2nd Conference on Law and Social Development, Lagos Nigeria, October 26, 2009

Rule of Law and Accountability”, paper presented to officers of the Nigerian military at their various military bases on the orders of the Chief of Defence Staff, September-October, 2009

Privatization and the Public Good: The Rule of Law Challenge, Lagos Center for Public Policy & Research, 2008).

The Rule of Law and Economic Development: Fundamental Insights and Institutional Design for Economic Development in Nigeria” (Policy Paper for Nigerian Bar Association for its 2008 Conference).

Transparency and Accountability Framework in Fundraising and Stewardship,” a Paper Presented at an International Workshop on Excellency in Fundraising, Capital Campaign, and Stewardship organized by the Ken Nnamani Center for Leadership and Development, October 6-10, 2008

Strategies for Effective Issues-Based and Pro-Poor Legislative Advocacy,” Presentation at Strategic Workshop for Legislative Aides, September 11, 2008.

New Perspectives on Budget and Budget Implementation,” a Presentation on NDI Training on Budgeting for MDGs, September 2008.

Issue-Based Advocacy as a Critical Component of Effective Pro-Poor Legislative Advocacy by Civil Society,” a Presentation at an NDI Civil Society Policy Dialogue, July 4, 2008.

Generating Information for Legislative Efficiency,” Presentation to Members of the Lagos State House of Assembly, 2007.

Beyond Ratification: Assessment of Nigeria’s Economic, Social and Cultural Rights Practices,” paper presented at the International Conference on “Building Nigeria’s Capacity to Implement Economic, Social and Cultural Rights: Lessons Learned, Challenges and the Way Forward,” September 27-28, 2006 at Abuja.

Legislative Framework and Constitutional Basis of the Proposed Arbitration and Conciliation Act,” paper presented at the National Stakeholders’ Conference on the Reform of Arbitration and ADR Laws, June 6, 2006 at Abuja.

Legal Education, Public Interest Lawyering, and Social Justice” (Paper Presented at the 1st Nigerian Clinical Education Colloquium February 13, 2004).

Colonial Legacy, Elite Contention and the Making of Genocide” a Chapter of a Book: Stepping from the Brink: Studies in De-escalation of Group Targeted Violence, Published by the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, Washington, 2004.

Freedom of Religion and Plural Democracy: Sharia as a Critique of Liberal Legality” (a Doctoral Dissertation, Harvard University), 2004.

National Economic Empowerment and Development Strategy (NEEDS): Contextualizing Economic Reform in Nigeria,” book published by the Heinrich Bolle Foundation, Germany and the Center for Public Policy & Research, Lagos, 2004

“Privatizing Without Reform: A Tale of Nigeria’s Disoriented Public Sector Reform. CPPR, Lagos 2009”

Mixed Intent, Mixed Result: The Travails of Democracy and Civil Society in Africa,” Seminar Paper, Harvard Law School, 2002.

John Rawls’ Overlapping Consensus: Moral Skepticism or Relativism,” Seminar Paper, Harvard Law school, 2002.

“Between Norms and Fact: a Critique of Habermas,” Harvard Law School Seminar Paper, 2002.

“Globalization and African Poverty: The Challenge of International Law,” 2001 (Seminar Peer-reviewed Paper for Osgood Law School, Canada).

Sovereignty, Ethics, and Religious Conflict and the Nature and Function of the State in Africa,” Literature Review for the University Human Rights Committee, Harvard University, 2001.

The Political Economy of Human Rights: A Critique of the Justificatory Rhetoric of Military Dictators in Nigeria” (LL.M Harvard Law School Thesis).

“Hangman’s Court”- an analysis of the trial of Ken Saro-Wiwa and other Ogoni leaders, presented on behalf of the Nigerian Human Rights Community to the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission to Nigeria.

Access to Justice, Ouster Clause, Standing to sue and Public Rights Advocacy, Hurilaws Newsletter, 1999

African Charter and the Judicial Protection of ECOSOC Rights in Nigeria, published in Human Rights Newsletter, June 1998.

Judicial Review of Preventive Detention, Human Rights Newsletter, 1998.

A legal Critique of the Judgment of the Ogoni Civil Disturbance Tribunal, published in “Ogoni: Trials and Travails Pages 225-245,” Civil Liberties Organization (CLO), 1996.

 

             CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR TOLORUNSE

SURNAME:                                        TOLORUNSE

OTHER NAMES:                              JOSEPH ADEBOLA

SEX:                                                    MALE

STATE OF ORIGIN:                                    KOGI

NATIONALITY:                               NIGERIAN

SCHOOLS ATTENDED WITH DATES

  1. UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, UK –           2010-2013

2          UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, LAGOS, NIGERIA                             –           1998-1999

3          OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, NIGERIA     –           1991-1992

4          NIGERIAN LAW SCHOOL, LAGOS, NIGERIA                           –           1988-1989

5          OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY, ILE-IFE, NIGERIA     –           1985-1988

6          SCHOOL OF BASIC STUDIES, KWARA STATE COLLEGE

OF TECHNOLOGY, ILORIN, NIGERIA                                        –            1982-1984

  1. ST. AUGUSTINE’S COLLEGE, KABBA, NIGERIA –           1978-1982

QUALIFICATIONS OBTAINED WITH DATES

  1. PhD, PETROLEUM LAW& POLICY            –          2010-2013

2          MASTERS DEGREE IN INTERNATIONAL

LAW & DIPLOMACY (M.I.L.D)                                                             – 1998-1999

  1. MASTERS OF LAWS DEGREE (LL.M)                                     –           1991-1992

4          BARRISTER-AT-LAW (B.L)                                                                       –           1988-1989

  1. BACHELLOR OF LAWS (LL.B)                                     –           1985- 1988
  2. G.C.E (ADVANCED LEVELS CERTIFICATE) –          1982- 1984

7          W.A.S.C (ORDINARY LEVELS CERTIFICATE)                                      –          1978-1982

 

PUBLICATIONS:

1        BOOK TITLED: PROTECTION OF PROPERTY RIGHTS IN DISCOVERED PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS, PUBLISHED BY KLUWER LAW INTERNATIONAL OF NETHERLANDS, 2014

2          FREEDOM OF SPEECH: HOW FREE UNDER THE CONSTITUTION AND MILITARY             DECREES, 1987 (PUBLISHED IN “THE JURIST” MAGAZINES OF THE LAW             SOCIETY, UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN)

PROJECT TITLE

1          STRADDLING PETROLEUM FIELDS: BETWEEN UNITISATION AND UNILATERAL CAPTURE-TOWARDS PROTECTING PROPERTY RIGHTS IN DISCOVERED PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS. (THESIS SUBMITTED FOR THE AWARD OF PHD)

2          AN APPRAISAL OF INTERNATIONAL LAW ON ABANDONMENT OF OFFSHORE             OIL&GAS   INSTALLATION, 1999 (UNPUBLISHED)

3          FEDERALISM IN NIGERIA 1992 (UNPUBLISHED)

4          LABOUR LAW IN NIGERIA, 1993 (PAPER DELIVERED AT MIILS, ILORIN.

5          MECHANISM FOR ADJUDICATING CRUDE OIL THEFT AND ILLEGAL TRANSHIPMENT WITHIN LITTORIAL STATES: LEGAL PERSPECTIVE (PAPER DELIVERED AT ARMED FORCES COMMAND AND STATFF COLLEGE, JAJI, 2014

WORK ASSIGNMENTS

  • DRAFTING OF GUIDELINES ON OIL AND GAS ASSETS DIVESTMENT AND

PROCEDURE FOR OBTAINING MINISTER’S CONSENT

  • PARTICIPATED IN THE REVIEW OF PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL (PIB)
  • DRAFTING AND PERIODIC REVIEW OF PETROLEUM LAWS AND

REGULATIONS IN NIGERIA

  • PERIODIC REVIEW OF ENVIRONMENTAL GUIDELINES AND STANDARDS

IN THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA (EGASPIN)

  • DRAFT THE FIRST NATIONAL DATA REPOSITORY REGULATIONS FOR

THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

6    PREPARE AND REVIEW PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACTS (PSC) FOR THE PETROLEUM INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

1          ASSOCIATION OF INTERNATIONAL PETROLEUM NEGOTIATORS (AIPN)

2          ENERGY INSTITUTE, UK

  1. NIGERIAN BAR ASSOCIATION
  2. INTERNATIONAL BAR ASSOCIATION

COGNATE EXPERIENCE:

LECTURER IN BUSINESS LAW AND LAW OF CONTRACTS AT  LEGAL STUDIES DEPARTMENT, KWARA STATE POLYTECHNIC AND KOGI STATE POLITECHNIC FROM 1990 TO 1993

CURRENT POSITION:

LEGAL ADVISER AND HEAD OF LEGAL DEPARTMENT, THE DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES (DPR)

(1994-DATE)

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR VAN NIEKERK

 

FULL NAME :                               Heleen Van Niekerk

 

EDUCATION

 

TERSIARY EDUCATION

Period:                        1999 – 2001

Institution:                   Rand Afrikaans University (now University of Johannesburg)

Degree obtained:         BCOM LAW

 

Period:                        2002 – 2003

Institution:                   University of Johannesburg

Degree obtained:         LLB (Cum Laude)

 

Period:                        2004 – 2005

Institution:                   University of Johannesburg

Degree obtained:         LLM CONSTITUTIONAL LAW (Cum Laude) – done by dissertation

 

Period:                        January 2013 – June 2016

Institution:                   University of Cape Town

Degree obtained:         PHD PRIVATE LAW (Mining Law)

Title of thesis:             “Towards a new understanding of mineral tenure security: the demise of the property-law paradigm”

 

SECONDARY EDUCATION:

Institution:                   Hoërskool Dr E.G. Jansen

Period:                        1994 – 1998

Certificate obtained:    Senior certificate (with one distinction)

 

EXPERIENCE

 

RESEARCH AND WRITING

Summary:

  • Extensive legal research and writing experience including writing an LLM dissertation, PHD thesis in mining law, articles published in peer-reviewed journals and a book chapter (see titles below);
  • Presenting work at various academic conferences and colloquiums;
  • Providing research and advising on regulatory trends in the mining laws of various African countries, for example, Guinea, Ghana, Tanzania and the DRC;
  • Providing research and advising on the success of different regulatory measures to combat corruption and the trade in conflict minerals in Africa, with a particular focus on the impact of these measures on mining companies;
  • Acting as sole content-editor of the Mineral Law in Africa website (part of the DST/NRF SARChl Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa – http://www.mlia.uct.ac.za/);
  • Drafting a chapter on the Helen Suzman Foundation’s parliamentary submissions on the disbanding of the Scorpions;
  • Curriculum development (Law of Property at UJ: developed the subject from a semester module taught in the second year LLB to a year module taught in the third year of the LLB; Law of Negotiable Instruments and Banking Law at UJ: developed the module from focussing primarily on cheques and promissory notes to focussing on payment methods in general;Family Law at IIE: developed the module and wrote the first learning guide for the institution);
  • Writing learning material;
  • Analysing judgements of the Constitutional Court for purposes of creating a database on the Constitutional Court website.

 

LECTURING

Summary:

  • Extensive experience lecturing a wide array of subjects toNational Diploma, LLB,BCOM LAW and LLM students;
  • Subjects lectured include Mineral Law, Law of Property, Jurisprudence, Interpretation Theory, Private International Law, Law of Negotiable Instruments and Banking Law, Law of Persons and Mercantile Law;
  • Setting and marking of tests, assignments and examinations;
  • General administration and managerial duties relating to subjects taught, including administration of marks;
  • General consulting and management of students;
  • Providing academic support to students;
  • Supervising two LLB dissertations.

 

EMPLOYERS:

 

Institution:            Herbert, Smith Freehill (South Africa office)

Period:                        November 2016 – (current)

Position:                      Independent research consultant

 

Institution              University of Cape Town

Period                         June 2016 – (current)

Department                 Private Law

Position                       Post-doctoral fellow DST/NRF SARChl Research Chair: Mineral Law in Africa

 

Institution:             Independent Institute of Education

Period                         March 2015 – May 2016

Department                 Social Sciences

Position                       Independent contractor (course development)

 

Institution              Varsity College, Sandton

Period                          January 2016 – June 2016

Department                 School of Law

Position                       Lecturer

 

Institution              University of Johannesburg

Periods                        July 2012 – December 2013

February 2005 – December 2010

Departments                Private Law, Mercantile Law and Practical Business Law

Position                       Lecturer

 

Institution              Midrand Graduate Institute

Period:                         January 2012 – December 2012

Department:                School of Law

Position:                      Lecturer

 

Institution:             Constitutional Court of South Africa

Period:                         September 2004 – January 2005

Position:                      Research assistant, Constitutional Court library

 

 

PUBLICATIONS

 

Peer-reviewed articles:

  1. Van Niekerk “Unlocking mineral tenure security: the application procedures under the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 28 of 2002 2015 Obiter 387.
  2. Mostert and van Niekerk “Expropriation of unused old order mineral rights: the court has its first say” 2010 (1) Stell LR 158.
  3. Els “Die doel van ʼn beperking van ʼn handvesreg (slot) 2006 (3) TSAR 537.
  4. Els “Die doel van ʼn beperking van ʼn handvesreg (deel I)” 2006 (2) TSAR 253.
  5. Forthcoming: van Niekerk “Limitations of property law for mineral tenure security: comments and solutions” (submitted for publication in SALJ).

 

Chapters in books:

  1. Forthcoming: Mostert and van Niekerk “Energy Justice: Institutions and Frameworks” in Omorogbe et al (eds) Sustainable Energy for All (NIALLS-CCLA).

Other:

  1. Van Niekerk “Mining Mine Dumps: the interests of mining companies that create dumps” 26 May 2016 available at http://www.mlia.uct.ac.za/news/mining-mine-dumps-south-africa-interests-mining-companies-create-dumps.

 

CONFERENCES

 

Conference:                 Law Teacher’s Conference

Date:                            July 2006

Place:                           Cape Town

Paper:                         The role of the purpose of the limitation in establishing and determining different levels of scrutiny for the justification of limitations of constitutionally enshrined human rights

 

Conference:                Property Law Teacher’s Conference

Date:                           October 2013

Place:                          University of the Free State, Bloemfontein

Paper:                         Security of tenure in the application and granting procedures for prospecting rights (with reference to mining rights) in the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act 28 of 2002

 

Conference:                Property Law Teacher’s Conference, Post-graduate day

Date:                           October 2015

Place:                          North West University, Potchefstroom Campus

Paper:                         Mineral tenure security and the private law nature of rights to minerals

 

Conference:                Property Law Teacher’s Conference, Post-graduate day

Date:                           November 2016

Place:                          University of Johannesburg

Paper:                         Acquisition of ownership of extracted minerals

Conference:                Mineral Law in Africa

Date:                           November 2016

Place:                          Swakopmund, Namibia

Paper:                         Conflict minerals in the DRC: regulatory and governance predicament?

    ———————————————————————          CURRICULUM VITAE OF MARK DIKE

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

UNIVERSITY OF IFE – Ile-Ife, Osun State

Bachelor of Science (Economics) – 1979

 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

Fellow Chartered Tax Institute         (FCTI)                       –                       1998

Associate Chartered Accountant (ACA)                   –                       1992

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENTS

 Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria

  • President June 2013 – June 2015
  • Vice President June 2011 – June 2013
  • Deputy Vice President June 2009 – June 2011
  • Chairman, Oil, Gas and Solid Minerals Faculty

EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Director, Tax Policy and Legislation

26th Jan. 2009 – September 2013

 

  • Acting Head, Large Taxpayers Department (Oil & Gas)

Jan. 2007 to Jan. 2009

 

  • Tax Controller, Large Taxpayer Office (Oil & Gas)

 Feb. 2005 Jan. 2009

 

  • Area Tax Controller, Petroleum Division

Jan. 2003 – Jan. 2005

 

  • Head, Special Investigation Branch

Feb. 1997 – Dec. 2002

 

  • Deputy Head, Tax Audit Branch

Jan. 1992 – Feb. 1997

 

COMMENDATION

  • Nominated by FIRS Management as an official Federal Government of Nigeria Expert on Tax Practice

1997

 

SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

 

 

  • Coordinator, Sub Technical Committee’s Working Teams on;
  • Tax Implications of the Adoption of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Withholding Tax
  • Presumptive Tax
  • Exchange of Information
  • Non Interest Banking
  • Tax Law Redrafting

      2010 – 2013

 

  • Coordinator, Redrafting of Nigerian Tax Laws in Plain English

2010 – 2013

 

  • Member, Inter Agency Committee on Review of 2000 Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Oil and Gas Industry

2005 – 2008

 

  • Member, Inter Agency Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill 2010

2008 – 2010

 

  • Member (Ex-Officio) Technical Committee on Petroleum Industry Bill 2012

Jan. – July, 2012

 

  • Member, Technical Sub-Committee of the Federal Board of Inland Revenue

     1990 – 2004.

 

  • Secretary, Study Group on the Review of the Nigeria Tax System

July 2002 – July 2003

 

  • Rapporteur- General, FIRS Tax Laws Review Workshop

2002

 

  • Member, Harmonization and Codification Committee On Nigerian Tax Laws

1994

 

  • Secretary, Personal Income Tax Decree Drafting and Harmonization Committee

1993

 

  • Secretary, Tax Laws Drafting Committee on the Federal Governments White Paper on the Study Group’s Report

1992

 

  • Assistant Secretary, Technical Study Group on Review of the Nigerian Tax Structure and Administration

January – July 1991

 

COURSES/SEMINARS ATTENDED

 

  • Observer, Sub Committee on Transfer Pricing of the United Nations Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters

August 2011 – October 2012

 

  • Course on Comparative Tax Policy and Administration at Harvard Kennedy School Executive Education Programme

20th June – 1st July, 2011

 

  • Modernising Tax Authority – FIRS, Nigeria, RIPA International

9th – 20th May, 2011

 

  • Global Energy Tax Conference organised by the Natural Resources Directorate of the United States Internal Revenue Service

27th – 29th April, 2011

 

  • Conference on Revenue Mobilization in Sub Saharan Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

21st – 22nd March, 2011

 

  • Petroleum Revenue Management, Lagos and London, UK

February and March 2007

 

  • Accounting, Auditing and Fiscal Issues in the Oil & Gas Industry

29th Jan. – 2nd Feb. 2007

 

  • Legal Framework for the Oil & Gas Industry Lagos, Nigeria

15th – 17th Jan. 2007

 

  • Special Oil & Gas Seminar for Senior Government Officials at Nicon Hilton, Abuja, Nigeria

2nd – 4th June 2004.

 

  • KPMG Seminar on Economics, Accounting & Tax Issues In The Oil & Gas Industry, Lagos Nigeria

8th – 17th Jan. 2003

 

  • Petroleum Accounting, Auditing and Taxation Residential Training Program Organised by the firm of Peat Marwick, Ani, Ogunde & Co At Gateway Hotel, Ijebu Ode, Ogun State, Nigeria

4th March – 14th April, 1994

 

*Paper Presentations

  1. Potential Fiscal Incentives to Encourage Local Participation in Oil and Gas

Presented in Lagos Sheraton Hotels And Towers, Ikeja, Lagos Monday, on 31st October To Wednesday, 2nd November 2005.

  1. The Structure of Large Tax Office and Integrated Tax Office and their Implication on Work Flow, presented at the FIRS enlarged management meeting held at Abuja, 21st – 22nd February, 2005.
  2. An Overview of Petroleum Profit Taxation in Nigeria: presented to members of the Tax Appeal Tribunals at their induction programme held at the New Chelsea Hotel, Central Business District Abuja on 9th February, 2010.
  3. An Overview of Petroleum Industry Bill presented on 13th May, 2009
  4. Improving Voluntary Compliance Through the Application of Sanctions on Erring Taxpayers presented to North West Regional Retreat Held At Katsina, Katsina State, 2009
  5. Management And Control of Assessment Programme at Tax Operations Group Retreat on 10th & 11th November, 2008
  6. Overview of National Tax Policy, presented on the 12th Annual Tax Conference of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria held at Nicon Luxury Hotel Abuja on 7th May, 2010.
  7. Payment / Collection Procedures, presented at Strategic Planning Retreat of the Field Operation Processes and Programmes Department held at Nicon Luxury, Abuja on Friday, 11th and 12th September, 2009
  8. An Overview of Petroleum Profit Tax and Education Tax with Particular Emphasis on Returns and Payments Processing and Examination of Accounts delivered at the management and development training for regional coordinators and tax controllers of Federal Inland Revenue Service on 2nd March, 2009.
  9. Uniform Accounting Data on Banking Industry – Issues and Challenges (Basic Accounting Issues and Tax Implications) presented at the seminar organised by the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN) at Ocean View Restaurant, Victoria Island on 5th November, 2009.
  10. An Overview of Petroleum Profits Taxation in Nigeria delivered to UNILAG Tax Club on 5th August, 2008.X
  11. Overview of Current Tax Developments presented at the Third NNPC In-House workshop on tax held at NNPC Training School, Off Ikorodu/ Sagamu Road, Mosimi, Ogun State on 23rd February to 2nd March, 2010.
  12. Transfer Pricing & Corporation Taxation in Nigeria. Presented at WTS corporation Tax Summit at Protea Hotel, Ikeja Lagos on 13th July, 2009.
  13. Withholding Tax Administration: Challenges and Prospects delivered at the Sensitization Seminar of Large Taxpayer Office (Non-Oil) Lagos Held on 1st March, 2010.
  14. An Overview of the Nigeria Tax System: Implications for Foreign Investors presented at the Nigerians in Diaspora Organization (NIDO) UK South Investment Conference on 17th – 18th March, 2014.
  15. Tax Implications of REITs in Nigeria presented at Stanbic IBTC Real Estate Investment Trust Round Table on 31st January, 2013.
  16. Fundamental Issues in Petroleum Taxation in Nigeria delivered at Retreat organized by the House Of Representatives Ad Hoc Committee on the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) Held at Eko Hotel and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos on 18th– 20th March, 2013.
  17. Personal Income Tax (Amendment) Act 2011: Impact on Tax Compliance presented at Tax Policy & Legislation Department Technical Session.
  18. Nigeria National Tax Policy Reform presented at the 2013 OPTS International Tax Conference/ Workshop, Lisbon, Portugal.
  19. Positioning Nigerian Tax System in Line With 21st Century Trend at the Joint Tax Board International Tax Conference held at Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria on 29th October, 2013.
  20. Improving The Value Added Tax Harmonisation for More Perfect Regional Economic Community (RECs) presented at the African Tax Forum: Tax Coordination in Africa, Transcorp Hilton, and Abuja on 6th May, 2012.
  21. Tax Issues For The Operation Of Bank Holding Companies and Their Subsidiaries presented at the 47th Meeting of Financial System Regulatory Coordination Committee on April 12, 2012.
  22. Tax Policy and Legislation: Tax Policies and Laws Governing FIRS Operations presented at the 2010 induction program for new Federal Inland Revenue Service staff on 23rd August, 2010.

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF AHMED YABO

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                                                         10th SEPTEMBER, 1963

SEX:                                                                            MALE

STATE OF ORIGIN:                                                   SOKOTO

 

Summary of Qualifications and Experience:

  • Over 26 years cumulative work experience in private, public and owner-managed enterprises interspersed with academic pursuit.
  • Over 14 consecutive years of legal education, training and practice.
  • Over 11 consecutive years of post-graduation cognate experience in public sector oil/gas, corporate and general legal practice as in-house counsel/regulator as well as company secretary/legal adviser of a limited liability company.
  • Over 5 consecutive years of top level management (Head of Unit) experience in a bilateral public institution.
  • Over 8 consecutive years of Ministerial/Board corporate governance and secretariat practice/administration.
  • Over 8 consecutive years of cognate experience in production sharing contract (PSC) management & regulation (including drafting, interpretation, taxation & auditing involving operations of IOCs, such as ChevronTexaco, Total, Anadarko, Addax, SINOPEC, etc.).
  • Over 10 consecutive years of up-to-date professional/career development/Executive Education acquired from acclaimed World-class institutions/organizers, including Harvard University, USA (Law School & Kennedy School of Government), INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), CEPMLP (Scotland, UK), PetroSkills (Singapore), CWC School for Energy, Rocky Mountains Mineral Law Foundation (USA), AIPN (USA), etc., etc.
  • Solid Multi-disciplinary educational background in Law, Energy Economics, Energy Finance, General Management (including project management) and Teacher Training acquired in Nigeria, the UK and USA.
  • Track-record of professional and educational attainments evidenced by accelerated career progression and awards and commendations.
  • Strong written and oral presentation and communication skills to suite varied audiences and themes, such as preparation and presentation of reports and business/legislative proposals.
  • Articulate in strategy formulation and execution.
  • Demonstrable cognate experience in Legal, Regulatory and Managerial practice in public & private organisations as well as owner-managed small scale enterprises.
  • Access to, and participation in high-level decision-making through management level appointments, involvement at Ministerial/Board corporate secretariat and secretaryship of high-level standing and ad hoc committees, special assignments, etc.
  • Active & up-to-date full membership (including Fellowships) of relevant national and international professional bodies.
  • Vast exposure to diverse organisational and people cultures through work, studies and traveling.
  • Multi-lingual & proficient in basic computing.

 

Highlights of Major Achievements:

  1. In my capacity as head of the Legal Unit of JDA, I advised the Board on the PSC and applicable regulations. This effort resulted, for instance, in significant increase in JDA’s take in assignment fees from US$0.5 Million to a minimum of US$1.5 Million and up to US$3.9 Million. Accordingly, JDA has since moved away from charging only US$0.5, which was hitherto the case, to assessing request for assignments based on value of assets and value of transaction with third parties, which is referenced from sale & purchase agreements. General compliance level by IOCs has also increased significantly as a result of my proactive approach of holding multi-stakeholder consultations where critical issues are explained and discussed. This has helped in largely addressing the concerns of investors/IOCs.

 

  1. I proposed the formulation of a 5-year strategic business plan for the JDA. The proposal was adopted by the Board of JDA and sent to the Joint Ministerial Council, which approved it. The aim is to re-focus the JDA from its current status of a subvention-dependent institution to a sustainable business-oriented national oil company like Petronas of Malaysia and Petrobras of Brazil. This will reduce its dependence on States Parties for funding and ensure its long term survival as an efficient business unit. The JDA is currently working with consultants to actualize this proposal. A major step in this regard, to which I am instrumental, is the resuscitation of the business arm of JDA (JDZ Investments Limited) in 2011, after being dormant since incorporation in 2005. I am currently the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser of the Company.

 

  1. I proposed the formulation of a local content policy for the Nigeria-Sao Tome & Principe Joint Development Zone. The Board of JDA adopted my proposal and engaged a consultant to draft a suitable local content policy and regulations. This will significantly encourage State Party participation and boost local capacity building in the oil & gas industry and economic empowerment of citizens of Nigeria & Sao Tome & Principe.

 

  1. In line with Article 32 of the JDZ Treaty, I proposed the formulation of a tax regime for non-petroleum activities in the JDZ. The Board of JDA adopted my proposal and engaged a consultant who drafted tax policy & regulations for non-petroleum activities in the JDZ. Hitherto, only petroleum activities were taxed since the inception of the JDZ in 2001. Taxes from non-petroleum activities will significantly increase JDA’s/State Parties’ share of revenue relating to non-petroleum activities in the JDZ. Already, the JDA has started receiving tax revenues from seismic data licensing and brokerage.

 

  1. I proposed the setting up of a JDA contract monitoring and administration committee to reduce/eradicate contract schedule slippages that resulted in huge costs and disputes to the JDA. The Board accepted the proposal and set up a standing committee for that purpose. The initiative has eliminated/reduced contract schedule slippages and the attendant contract cost overruns and disputes.

 

  1. In line with the JDZ Treaty provisions and practice in JDZ PSCs, I initiated the entrenchment of binding arbitration as a means of resolving disputes in all other contracts and agreements in the JDA.  This has helped to avoid needless litigation with its attendant costs and other negative implications, especially in contracts of employment.

 

  1. In my capacity as Head, Legal Unit and Secretary, JMC Tenders Committee, I proposed the articulation of a procurement manual to address the obvious lapses in the current Accounting Principles & Procedures Manual, which briefly addresses procurement issues. The Board of JDA accepted my proposal and is in the process of engaging a consultant to draft a suitable procurement manual for the JDA. This will enhance transparency in procurement in the JDA with other attendant benefits, such as cost savings.

 

  1. In recognition of the professionalism of the Legal Unit under my leadership, which reduced out-sourcing to its barest minimum, I secured Management’s cooperation and increased materials in the JDA Law Library from 35 volumes procured over a 3-year period to over 159 volumes (an increase of over 124 volumes) procured over a period of 4 years. This has increased our productivity and savings to the JDA.

 

  1. Although Articles 18 & 19 of the JDZ Treaty require the review of the Zone Plan after every 3 years, I initiated the first review in 2013, after 12 years of the JDZ’s existence. My detailed memo proposed a comprehensive review of JDZ/JDA operations and a paradigm shift in petroleum operations based on existing operational results. Experts have already been commissioned to carry out detailed consultancy and advisory work, the result of which will significantly alter operations in the JDZ for better and sustainable results.

 

  1. As Production Manager of Barkaji Rice Mill, in 1989, I introduced the use of a new high yield paddy rice variety grown at the Bakalori Irrigation Scheme in Talata Mafara, Zamfara State. This increased the Company’s profits by about 20% and market share by about 7% despite the cost of transporting the paddy over long distances.

 

EDUCATION:

Institutions Attended and Qualifications Obtained with Dates:

 

  1. CWC School for Energy, London, UK

“Oil & Gas Mini Management & Business Administration”: Lagos, Nigeria (9-12 June, 2014)

Courses: Strategic Thinking & Developing Strategy, The Economic Characteristics of the Oil & Gas Industry, LNG: A Strategy Overview, Implementing Strategy: Using the Strategic Toolkit -4, Company Analysis, Essential Financial Awareness in the Oil & Gas Industry (The Flow of Finance within an Organisation, Understanding the Crucial Role of Cashflow, Structuring Financial Statements, The Capital Investment Decision), Building Indigenous Companies to Compete in the Nigerian Oil & gas Industry, Learning & Managing Others – Understanding Self/Others, An Assessment of Nigeria’s Regulatory Framework & Petroleum Industry Bill, Leading & Managing Others – Tools and Techniques -7, Gas Development & Monetisation in Nigeria, Oil & Gas Project Management & Delivery Excellence, Leadership & Managing Change – People, Leading & Managing Change – Process, Action Planning – Looking into Your Future, Group Exercises & Case Studies.

  1. INSEAD Business School for the World, Fontainebleau, France

Executive Education: Awarded Certificate of Completion in respect of the programme “Managing Partnerships & Strategic Alliances”, 8 – 13 September, 2013

Courses: Alliance Dynamics; Alliance Catalysts; Alliance Building; Alliance Leadership Skills; Partner Selection & Alliance Design; Partner Selection, Alliance Structure & Trust Building; Building Alliances: Actors & Processes; Network Advantage: Information, Cooperation & Power; Collaboration Crises & Handling Collaboration Crises, Case Studies, etc..

  1. Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, USA

Executive Education: Awarded a Certificate of Completion in respect of the programme “Comparative Tax Policy & Administration”, 18 – 29 June, 2012.

Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria: Nigerian Certificate in Education (N.C.E. – Credit) [Courses: Context of Taxation; Design and Assessment of Tax Systems; Tax System Implementation; International Taxation; Compliance and Fraud; OECD Tax Reforms; Hot Issues in Taxation; Tax Incentives; Taxpayer Advocacy Services; Future Tax Strategies, Case Studies, etc.

  1. University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (Graduate School of Business, College of Arts and Social Sciences & Center for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy): MSc. in Energy Studies with Specialisation in Energy & Mining Finance [May 2008].

Courses: Multi-disciplinary Induction – Law, Finance, Economics, Geology, Petroleum and Mining Engineering (B+), Energy Economics I (C), Energy Economics II (B+), International Project Finance (B), Petroleum Policy & Economics (A), Mineral Resources Policy & Economics (B-) Marketing (A), Technology Venture Management (B+), Dissertation (A+) Title of Dissertation: “A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT ATTRACTION, PROTECTION AND RETENTION FOR OFFSHORE E & P: CAN THE NIGERIA-SAO TOME & PRINCIPE JOINT DEVELOPMENT ZONE TREATY AND MODEL PRODUCTION SHARING CONTRACT SERVE AS EFFECTIVE TOOLS?”

  1. Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria: Masters in Business Administration (MBA) [August 2004].

Courses: Organisation Dynamics, Theory & Practice of Management, Production & Operations Management, Research Methodology, International Business, Consumer Behaviour, Industrial Relations, Security Analysis & Portfolio Management, Managerial Economics, Dissertation/Project. Title of Project: “THE PRIVATISATION OF PUBLIC ENTERPRISES IN NIGERIA: AN ASSESSMENT”.

  1. University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (Department of Law & Accountancy/Center for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy – LL.M in Energy Law and Policy (PASS WITH DISTINCTION) [May, 2004]. 

Courses: Multi-disciplinary Induction – Law, Finance, Economics, Geology, Petroleum and Mining Engineering (B+), Downstream Energy Law & Policy (A), International & Comparative Energy Law & Policy (A), Transnational Investment Law Policy (A-), Human Rights & International Natural Resources Industry (A+/overall best), International Business Law (B), International Environmental Law & Policy (B), European Community Energy, Environmental & Natural Resources Law & Policy (B), Mineral Law & Policy (D), Dissertation (A+); Title of Dissertation: “THE PROSPECTS OF AN OIL BOOM IN SAO TOME E PRINCIPE: CAN THE COUNTRY AVOID THE ‘DUTCH DISEASE’ BY DIVERSIFYING ITS AGRICULTURAL SECTOR?”

  1. University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (Department of Law & Accountancy) – Certificate in Environmental Regulation [October – December, 2003].
  2. Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria – LL.B (Combined Hons.) (Upper Second Class Division and Best Graduating Student – 1995 – 2000)
  3. The Nigerian Law School: Certificate of Call to Bar & Eligibility to Practice Law as Solicitor & Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (Barrister-at-Law (Hons.) – April, 2002.
  4. 10. Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria: Postgraduate Diploma in Management Studies (Upper Credit) (May 2000).
  5. Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria: Higher Diploma in Management Studies (Lower Credit) [December, 1997].
  6. Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto, Nigeria: Advanced Diploma in Management Studies (Upper Credit) (May, 1996)
  7. Institute of Education, Ahmadu October, 1983 – June, 1986]
  8. College of Arts and Arabic Studies, Sokoto, Nigeria (G.C.E. ‘O’ Level (Nov/Dec. 1982; Teachers’ Grade II Certificate (September, 1978 – June, 1983)
  9. J.N.I. Primary School, Yabo, North-Western State, Nigeria (First School Leaving Certificate – 1977 -1978).
  10. Army Barracks Primary School, Nsukka, East Central State, Nigeria: Transfer Leaving Certificate – Elementary 5 ([1972 – 1977).

 

WORK EXPERIENCE AND SPECIALISED SKILLS:

A: The Nigeria-Sao Tome & Principe Joint Development Authority (June 2004 – date):

Positions held with dates:

  • October, 2013 to date: Head, Legal Unit
  • April, 2012 to date: Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, JDZ Investments International Ltd.
  • January, 2009 to October, 2013: Ag. Head, Legal Unit
  • March, 2008: Promoted to Deputy Chief Legal Officer/Ag. Head, Legal Unit
  • February, 2009: Appointed Ag. Head, Legal Unit
  • August, 2006 to March, 2008: Principal Legal Officer, Legal Unit.
  • July, 2006 – August, 2006: Principal Legal/Admin Officer, JMC/Board Secretariat
  • April, 2006 – July, 2006: Principal Legal Officer, Legal Unit
  • March, 2005 – April, 2006: Principal Admin Officer, JMC/Board Secretariat
  • March, 2005: Employed as permanent and pensionable staff & confirmed after 1 year probation, JMC/Board Secretariat.
  • June 6 – August 7, 2004: Intern/Legal Officer, Legal Unit

 

B: CAPITAL CHAMBERS, ABUJA, NIGERIA (September 2000 – June 2004)

Head of Administration and Deputy Head, Commercial Law Department 

My duties included law firm management, client interviews as well as general legal drafting and documentation. In this respect, I  performed specific tasks such as advocacy, litigation, incorporation of companies, registration of business names, conducting legal due diligence and searches at Corporate Affairs Commission & FCT Land Registry, attending meetings (including board meetings) with or on behalf of clients, etc., etc.

 

C: SELCON GROUP: LAGOS, GUSAU, SOKOTO, MAIDUGURI (1993 – 2000).

Operations Manager (airlines division) and Manager, Commodities & Lubricants:

Duties included co-ordinating airlift of Muslim pilgrims from Maiduguri, Kano, Sokoto and Lagos airports in Nigeria to Jeddah Airport, Saudi Arabia. This involved logistics operations such as organising several thousands of pilgrims from different socio-cultural backgrounds into contingents to be airlifted to and from Saudi Arabia, as well as flight ground operations such as passenger manifest, checking-in and boarding. I did this job for approximately two months every year for seven consecutive years (1993 – 2000). At other times I was the Manager, Commodities and Lubricants divisions (Sokoto and Gusau) of the company.

 

D: BARKAJI RICE MILL, YOLA, NIGERIA (1989 – 1992):

Operations manager: Duties included procurement of paddy and other raw materials; production supervision and marketing of milled rice and other by-products (mostly in North-Eastern Nigeria). I was responsible for the general running of the mill with the technical assistance of a milling engineer.

 

E: KAUTAL HAIRU COMPANY LIMITED, LAGOS (1989 – 1992):

Administrative Officer: The company was involved in exporting commodities such as gum Arabic and ginger to Europe. My duties included procurement of the commodities from Northern Nigeria and handling export logistics such as documentation in banks and Lagos ports.

 

F: BAGUDU CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, KADUNA, NIGERIA (1986 – 1989):

Site Administrator: My duties here were mainly administrative. I worked with different categories of skilled professionals (engineers, architects, surveyors, etc.,) and unskilled professionals (masons, bricklayers, etc.,) professionals. I was also involved in general management such as materials procurement, personnel management and public sector liaison, such as securing building permits, etc.

 

SPECIAL SKILLS:

Opinion Writing:

  • Analysis, Opinion and Advice on various complex legal issues pertaining to the JDA and the States Parties to the JDZ Treaty (Nigeria and Sao Tome & Principe).
  • Opinion and advice in respect of all aspects of the JDZ Treaty.
  • Opinion and advice in respect of all aspects of Regulations applicable in the JDZ.
  • Opinion and advice in respect of all aspects of relevant laws of the States Parties.
  • Opinion and advice in respect of all aspects of JDZ production Sharing Contracts.
  • Opinion and advice in respect of all aspects of taxation in the JDZ and personal income tax of the States Parties.
  • Opinion and advice on all corporate and labour/personnel issues.  
  • Legal research and documentation, etc.

 

Advocacy, Litigation, Litigation Management, Arbitration & ADR

As solicitor and advocate of the Supreme Court of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, I was involved in advocacy/litigation at Messrs Ibrahim Imam & Co., Sokoto and Capital Chambers, Abuja. Currently as in-house counsel at the JDA, I manage all litigation and arbitration in which JDA is involved.

Drafting:

Legal:

  • Drafting of agreements such as: the Nigeria-Sao Tome & Principe JDZ Blocks 2 to 6 Production Sharing Contracts and other commercial agreements (e.g., JVAs, MOU, etc.).
  • Drafting & vetting of draft regulations for approval by the Joint Ministerial Council.
  • Drafting of and advising on permit/licence being issued by the JDA.

Legislative:

  • Drafting and Vetting of Parliamentary Instruments relating to Nigeria & DRSTP, such as Vetting the Bill for an Act for the establishment of the JDZ, drafting of the MOU between Nigeria and DRSTP for the setting up of Bilateral Military Commission for the Joint Policing of the JDZ.
  • Drafting in respect of JDA conditions of service.

Corporate Governance:

  • Corporate risk analysis and advise
  • Corporate internal control analysis and advise

Secretarial:

  • Organizing Board and Ministerial Council meetings
  • Drafting memos for Joint Ministerial Council and Board meetings,
  • Drafting Resolutions of Joint Ministerial Council and Board meetings,
  • Drafting/vetting minutes of Joint Ministerial Council and Board meetings,
  • Preparation of papers and speeches for Secretary to the JMC and the Board,
  • Preparation of aide memoirs for the Secretary to the JMC and the Board, etc.
  • Attending and preparing minutes of Management Committees of PSCs.

 

Effective Presentation & Communication Skills

  • Preparing and making presentation to the Board
  • Preparing and making presentation to external/international audience on behalf of the JDA.
  • Writing Board and Ministerial briefs.
  • Preparing Presidential and inter-governmental briefs, letters, reports, etc.

 

 Research Skills

I am skilled and proficient in legal and academic research. In this respect, I have written over fifteen (15) graduate academically assessed papers in Petroleum Law, Power Law (Electricity), Environmental Law & Regulation, Energy & Petroleum Economics, Mineral Law, International Investment and Financial law etc; seven (7) projects and three (3) dissertations. Furthermore, I have been admitted as a Ph.D student in Energy Law & Policy at the University of Dundee, Scotland, UK.

As evidence of the quality of my research work, apart from earning distinction grades in most of my assessed works, some of my research papers have been peer-reviewed and published at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP) University of Dundee website (www.cepmlp.org/car).

 

Multi-lingual Skills

I am multi-lingual with written and spoken proficiency in English as well as written proficiency and conversational ability in Arabic. I have also obtained a grade 1 certificate in French and basic understanding of Portuguese. Furthermore, in addition to my mother tongue, Hausa, living in various parts of Nigeria has afforded me the opportunity to acquire conversational level capability in major Nigerian languages such as Ibo, Yoruba, etc.

 

Effective Negotiation Skills

As a lawyer, negotiation is part of my education, training and practice. This skill was sharpened the more during my involvement in the JDZ Blocks 2-6 PSC negotiations where I acted as head of JDA’s sub-committee on drafting. I have also attended several courses and seminars on negotiation, including one at the prestigious Harvard Law School, USA.

 

Analytical Skills

My ability to analyse energy policies, laws, regulations and academic literature enabled me to comment on energy policies and score very high grades at CEPMLP. That training has assisted me greatly in analysing complex legal, policy and other issues and offering opinion/advice in the course of my private legal practice and as in-house counsel at JDA.

 

SPECIAL STANDING AND AD HOC PROFESSIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  1. Member/Secretary, JDZ Block 1 Bid Evaluation & Award Recommendation Committee: Aug. – October 2014.
  2. Member, JDA Head Office Construction Monitoring Team: 2013 to 2014
  3. Member/Secretary, JMC Tenders Committee: 2009 – date.
  4. Member/Secretary, JDA Appointments, Promotions & Disciplinary Committee: 2012-‘14.
  5. Member/Secretary, JDA Asset Management & Disposal Committee: 2006 – 2010.
  6. Member, JDZ Treaty Review Committee: 2010.
  7. Member/Secretary, JDA Audit team to PGS Seismic Services Contract audit, London: 2009 to 2011.
  8. Member/Secretary, JDA Negotiation Team with Schlumberger/WesternGeco on 3D Seismic Acquisition in the JDZ.
  9. Member/Secretary, JDA Negotiation Team with PGS on 3D Seismic Acquisition in the JDZ.
  10. Member/Secretary, JMC/JDA/FIRS Technical Committee on Tax matters: 2008/9 & 2011 to 2014.
  11. Member/Secretary, JDA PSC Audit team, JDZ Block 2: 2006 & 2007.
  12. Member/Secretary, JDA PSC Audit team, JDZ Block 3: 2007 & 2008.
  13. Member/Secretary, JDA PSC Audit team, JDZ Block 4: 2009 & 2013
  14. Chairman, Caretaker Committee, Law Students Association, UDU, Sokoto: 1999 – 2000.
  15. Secretary, National Association of Small-Scale Industrialists, Sokoto State Chapter: 1995 –1997.
  16. Member, Students Representative Assembly, ATC/ABU, Kano: 1985 – 1986.

 

BOARD ROLES/LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE:

  1. Chairman, Board of Governor: Center for Petroleum & Mineral Law Research, Ltd/GTE, Abuja, Nigeria: October 2014 – date.
  2.  Member, Board of Governor: Center for Petroleum & Mineral Law Research, Ltd/GTE, Abuja, Nigeria: June – October 2014.
  3. Chairman, Board of Trustees, JADIZET Development Association: 4th June, 2010 to date.
  4. Resource Person, Gulf of Guinea Consulting Ltd., Abuja: 2009 – date.
  5. Barkaji Company Limited, Lagos & Yola: 1992 – 1994
  1. Director, Transtrade Nigeria Limited, Lagos & Abuja: 1992 – date

 

SELECTED AWARDS:

  1. Chartered Fellow (by assessment), Chartered Management Institute, London, UK (February, 2013).
  2. Fellow, Institute of Chartered Economists of Nigeria (21 October, 2010).
  3. First position (teachers colleges category) in essay competition organised by the defunct Sokoto State (now Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara states) organised by the Ministry of Youths, Sports and Culture (1982).
  4. Letter of Commendation by the Board of JDA for continuous personal professional development and professional national/international recognition (April, 2013).
  5. Special recognition by the Board of JDA for performing duties beyond job description/rank without supervision (e.g. drafting JDZ Blocks 2-6 Production Sharing Contracts and the Environmental Baseline Study Contract, which saved the JDA huge sums of money that would have been paid to consultants 2006).
  6. Recipient of the Nigeria Petroleum Technology Development Fund (PTDF) Merit Scholarship (2003).
  7. Overall Best Graduating Student, Faculty of Law, Usmanu Danfodio University (UDU), Sokoto (2000).
  8. Best Graduating Student (Common Law) Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto (2000).
  9. Second Best Graduating Student (Islamic Law), Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto (2000).
  10. Overall Best Graduating Student (8 Distinctions, 1 Credit), Coll. of Arts & Arabic Stu. (1983).
  11. Overall Best Student (1978/9 Session) College of Arts and Arabic Studies, Sokoto.

SELECTED SEMINARS/WORKSHOPS:

  1. Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme: “Ethical Standards, Issues and Sanctions in Tax Practice and Administration” (5-6 November, 2014 – Lagos) & “Understanding the Dynamics of Tax Appeals” (19-20 Nov. 2014 – Abuja) Organised by the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.
  1. Continuing Professional Development Workshop: “AIPN 2014 Model Contract Workshop” – Four Seasons Hotel, San Francisco, USA (22-25 June, 2014).  
  2. Continuing Professional Development Workshop: “Offshore Marginal Field Development Workshop”, In-house Workshop organised by Houston-USA-based Energy & Corporate Africa School of Energy & Corporate Leadership, JDA Conference Room, Abuja, Nigeria (19 – 24 August, 2013).
  3. Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme: “Navigating the New Transfer Pricing Landscape in Nigeria”, organised by Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Ibro Grand Hotel, Abuja, Nigeria (5 December, 2013).
  4. Mandatory Continuing Professional Development Programme: Organised by Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria, Abuja (23 – 31 October, 2013).
  5. Continuing Professional Development Conference: “64th Annual Oil & Gas Law Conference”, organised by the Institute of Energy Law, USA, JW Marriot Hotel, Houston, USA (20 – 21 February, 2013).
  6. Continuing Professional Development Workshop: “Oil & Gas Valuation & Decision Analysis Workshop”, organised by AIPN, Omni Houston Hotel, USA (18-19 February, 2013).  
  7. Continuing Professional Development Seminar: “Monitoring & Regulation of the Upstream Petroleum Sector”, CEPMLP University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (14-18 May, 2012).
  8. Continuing Professional Development: “Nigerian Content in the Oil & Gas Industry”: CWC School for Energy, Lagos, Nigeria (27-30 June, 2011).
  9. Continuing Professional Development Seminar: “International Energy Law Short Courses: Upstream and Midstream Issues”, AIPN/RMMLF; Houston TX. USA (21 Sept 2009 to 2 Oct. 2009).
  10. Continuing Professional Development: Programme of Instruction for Lawyers at the Harvard Law School: “Advanced Negotiation Skills: Creating Value in Deals & Disputes and Deal Design & Implementation”, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA (June 9-20, 2008).
  11. Professional Seminar (Discussant representing the JDA): “Appraising the Awareness of International Legal Instruments in the Maritime Environment”. Department of Maritime Warfare, Senior Course 30, Armed Forces Command & Staff College, Jaji-Kaduna, Nigeria. (6 November, 2007).
  12. Continuing Professional Development Short Course: “Negotiating & Documenting Petroleum Industry Transaction”, “Natural Gas Negotiations & Contracts” & “Petroleum Industry Service Agreements”: CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (3-19 September, 2007).
  13. Continuing Professional Development Workshop: “Intensive in-house Workshop on Production Sharing Contract Audit”. Ademola Ogunbiyi Consultant, JDA Head Office, Abuja. (9-13 July, 2007).
  14. Continuing Professional Development Seminar: “International Petroleum Contracts and Negotiations”. PetroSkills, Singapore (April 13 – 17, 2007).
  15. Continuing Professional Development Short Course: “Modern Practice in Petroleum Licensing and Contracts Used in International Petroleum Development”. CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (16 – 27 May, 2005).
  16. Continuing Professional Development Seminar: “Understanding the Fundamental Elements of International Oil and Gas Investments”. CEPMLP, University of Dundee, Scotland, UK (19 – 23 May, 2003).
  17. Entrepreneurial Training Seminar: “Small & Medium Enterprise Potential Entrepreneurs Development Programme”. SOKOTO STATE GOVT. /UNDP; SOKOTO, NIGERIA (18 – 19 December, 1996).
  18. Entrepreneurial Training Workshop: “Workshop on Institutional Credit for Small & Medium Enterprises”. ILO/NECCA/SOCCIMA; SOKOTO, NIGERIA. (10 – 11 July, 1996).

 

LANGUAGE CAPABILITIES:

  • English: fluent (language of instruction at all levels of education)
  • Arabic: Proficient in Reading & Writing, Conversational in Speaking
  • Hausa: mother tongue

 

MEMBERSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS/ASSOCIATIONS:

  1. Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) (since April, 2002)
  2. International Associate Member, American Bar Association (Sept. 2013)
  3. Member, International Bar Association (IBA) (since March, 2007)
  4. Member, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) (since April, 2007)
  5. Full Member, Nigerian Institute of Management (NIM) (Chartered) (since August, 2002)
  6. Chartered Fellow, Chartered Management Institute, London, UK (since March, 2011)
  7. Full Member, International Dispute Resolution Institute, UK/Nigeria (since September, 2010)
  8. Member, The International Institute of Internal Auditors, Global/Nigeria (since March, 2012)
  9. Full Member, Nigerian Economic Society (NES) (since May, 2011).
  10. Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (since November, 2011)
  11. Affiliate Member, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, UK (since March, 2011)

 

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CURRICULUM VITAE OF DR ONIEMOLA

 

 

NAME:                                                      Peter Kayode ONIEMOLA

 

DATE OF BIRTH:                                    27 July, 1979

SEX:                                                                   Male

STATE OF ORIGIN:                                               Kogi

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS:      

 

University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom                              2010-2014

University of Ibadan, Ibadan                                                   2007-2009

Nigerian Law School, Enugu Campus                                     2005-2006

University of Ilorin, Ilorin                                                       2000-2004

Saint Barnabas’ Secondary School, Kabba, Kogi State            1994-1998

 

LANGUAGES: English (Excellent) Yoruba (Excellent) and Hausa (Excellent) 

 

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS:

 

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom (Awarded in 2014) – Thesis Topic: Developing a Legal Framework for Promoting Investment in Renewable Energy in the Nigerian Power Sector: An Analysis of the Design and Implementation Challenges

 

Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2009 – Dissertation Topic: A Case for Renewable Energy Policy and Law in Nigeria

 

Barrister-at-Law (BL)-Second Class (Upper Division), Nigerian Law School, 2006

 

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B)-Second Class (Upper Division), University of Ilorin, Nigeria, 2004

 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Principal Counsel, PKO Practice, Abuja, September 2009-date

 

Roles: law office management, offering contractual and legal opinion on Legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial and fiscal matters that arise in oil, gas, power, and renewable energy transactions; offering legal and contractual opinion on Clean Development Mechanism (CDM); presentation in workshops and conferences on electricity and gas transmission, distribution and supply, power purchase agreements, and energy project finance, litigation of cases before the courts and offering general consultancy services; land documentations, searches and perfection of title deeds.

 

  • Legal Consultant, Nigerian Oil and Gas Reform Implementation Committee (OGIC), April 2009-July 2009

 

Roles: Drafting and review of the Petroleum Industry Bill; offered advice on provisions dealing with gas utilisation for the power sector.

 

  • Graduate Intern, Faculty of Law, University of Ibadan, March 2008-March 2009

Roles: taught energy law, oil and gas law; research on the Nigerian power sector; research on development of renewable energy policy and law for Nigeria.

 

  • Counsel, A. A. Fabode & Co., Ibadan, September 2007-September 2009

 

Roles: Litigation, providing legal opinion, general legal advice and consultancy; land documentations, searches and perfection of title deeds.

 

  • Legal Officer, Legal Aid Council of Nigeria, Enugu September 2006-September 2007

 

Roles: Litigation of disputes before the courts, providing legal opinion, general legal advice and consultancy.

 

  • Research Assistant, D. Akin Akintoye & Co., Legal Practitioners, November 2004-October 2005

 

Roles: General legal research, review of briefs and contractual documents; conducting searches on land, land documentation and perfection of title deeds.

 

PUBLICATIONS:

 

Journal Articles

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Why should Oil-rich Nigeria make Law for the Promotion of Renewable Energy in the Power Sector?’ Journal of African Law (forthcoming).

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Legal Response to Support Renewable Energy in China’ (2014) Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law 179-202.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘International Law on Renewable Energy: The Need for a Worldwide Treaty’ (2013) 56 German Yearbook of International Law 281-314.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘The UK Commitment for Renewable Energy Investment under the EU 2009 Renewable Energy Directive and the Challenges of Regulatory Risks’ (2014) 5 International Company and Commercial Law Review 186-191.

 

  1. PK Oniemola and EO Olowononi, ‘Application of the Doctrine of Locus Standi in Proceedings for Judicial Review in Nigeria, The Gambia and Canada’ (2014) 17 (1) The Nigerian Law Journal 131-161.

 

  1. PK Oniemola and EO Olowononi, ‘A Critical Appraisal of Mediation as a Dispute Resolution Mechanism in Nigeria’ (2013) 8 Nigerian Bar Journal 163-186.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Attorney General of Rivers State v Attorney General of Akwa Ibom State and Another: Credence given to Political Solution Method Agreement in Boundary Demarcation for Oil Revenue Allocation.’ (2011) 7 International Energy Law Review, 293-296.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Comparative Analysis of the Evolving Status of Ultra Vires under Company Law and Practice’ (2011) 1 Law and Policy Review 118-144.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘The Statute of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA): A Road set for the Promotion of Renewable Energy,’ (2011) 3 International Energy Law Review 72-75.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘A Case for the Promotion of Renewable Energy through the use of Economic Instruments’ (2011) 1 Dublin Legal Review Quarterly 34-46.

                                                                                                     

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Integrating Renewable Energy into Nigeria’s Energy Mix through the Law: Lessons from Germany’ (2011) 1 Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review 29-38.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Recognition and Enforcement of Arbitral Awards in Nigeria and Ukraine under the New York Convention’ (2010) 8 (2) The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law 34-36.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Post-2012 Climate Change International Negotiations and the Copenhagen Accord’ (2010) 2 (1) Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 43-62.

 

  1. PK Oniemola ‘Appraisal of the European Union Emission Trading Scheme,’ (2010) 8 (9) The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law 31-33.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Nigerian Biofuel Policy and Incentives (2007): A Step towards Climate Change Mitigation?’ (2009) 1 (1) Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 145-155.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Extending the Paradigms of International Law and International Institutions in Advancing the Development of Renewable Energy’ (2009) 1 (2) Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 1-24.

 

  1. PK Oniemola and M Adigun ‘Application of Copyright Theories to Copyright Laws of Nigeria and Ukraine,’ (2010) 8 (4) The Ukrainian Journal of Business Law 30-32.

 

  1. PK Oniemola and G Sanusi, ‘Nigerian Biofuel Policy and Incentives (2007): A Need to follow the Brazilian Pathway,’ (2009) 4 International Association for Energy Economics Energy Forum 35-39.

 

  1. M Adigun and PK Oniemola, ‘Appraisal of the Tension between the Environment and Development’ (2009) 1 (3) Nigerian Journal of Petroleum, Natural Resources and Environmental Law 67-88.

 

Book Chapters

  1. Y Omorogbe and PK Oniemola, ‘Property Rights in Oil and Gas under Domanial Regimes’ in B Barton, A Bradbrook, L Godden and A McHarg (eds.), Property and the Law in Energy and Natural Resources (Oxford University Press, 2010).

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Any way forward after Copenhagen?’ in A Iwayemi, W Iledare and A Adenikinju, Proceedings of the 2010 NAEE Conference (Book Merit Publishers, 2010).

 

  1. GA Efemuaye, IB Okafor, JE Egbeadumah and PK Oniemola ‘Submission of the University of Ibadan’ in L Nielsen, P Pagh and A Rønne (eds.), The Copenhagen Protocol on Climate Change-An International Negotiation Competition (Djøf Publishing, Copenhagen 2009).

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Investment in Renewable Energy and World Trade Law’ in A Iwayemi, W Iledare and A Adenikinju, Proceedings of the 2011 NAEE Conference (Atlantis Books, 2011).

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Regulation of Debentures under the Provisions of the Companies and Allied Matters Act’ in OA Adegoke and SO Oshamolu, Topical Issues in Nigerian Law: Essays in Honour of Justice S.K. Otta (Ben Oketola Publications 2011) 149-194.

 

Book Reviews

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Martha M Roggenkamp, Lila Barrera Hernández, Donald N Zillman and Iñigo del Guayo (eds), Energy Networks and the Law: Innovative Solutions in Changing Markets’ (Oxford University Press, 2012)’ (2012) 14 (4) Environmental Law Review, 338-339.
  2. PK Oniemola, ‘BJ Richardson, Yves le Bouthillier, H McLeod-Kilmurray and S Wood (eds.), Climate Law and Developing Countries: Legal and Policy Challenges for the World Economy (Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 2009)’ (2011) 13 (1) Environmental Law Review 77-76.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS:

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Renewable Energy Policy and Law: Veritable Instruments in the Power Sector Reforms in Nigeria’. A presentation at the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/International Association for Energy Economics International Conference, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, 23 to 24 April, 2009.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Climate Change and Sustainable Development: Any way forward after Copenhagen?’ A presentation at the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/International Association for Energy Economics International Conference, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, 19 to 20 April, 2010.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘The Relevance of International Environmental Law to the Promotion of Renewable Energy for Climate Change Mitigation’ A Presentation at the 2011 Scottish Young Legal Researchers Colloquium, University of Dundee, 22 April 2011.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Investment in Renewable Energy and World Trade Law’ A Presentation at the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/International Association for Energy Economics International Conference, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, 28 to 29 April, 2011.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘A Case for an International Legal Regime on the Promotion of Renewable Energy’ A presentation at the Rural Law Research Group Seminar, University of Aberdeen, 22 June 2011.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘A Need for a Multilateral Treaty on the Promotion of Renewable Energy’ A Presentation at the Moving Forward  2011 8th Annual College of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Conference, University Aberdeen, 20-22 July 2011.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Sustainable Development and the Clean Development Mechanism: What has the International Legal Regime on Climate Change offered Oil Rich Niger Delta?’ A Presentation at the 2nd Centre for Sustainable International Development Cross College Seminar on Research on Nigeria, University of Aberdeen, 5 August 2011.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Can the Legal Regime for Renewable Energy Support Schemes in the United Kingdom Promote Investment in Climate Friendly Technologies?’ A Presentation at the DSA Scotland Mini Conference, University of Aberdeen, 14 October, 2011.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Creating a Legal Framework for the Promotion of Renewable Energy in the Nigerian Power Sector through the use of Feed-in Tariff Scheme.’   A Presentation at the Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/International Association for Energy Economics International Conference, FCT, Abuja, Nigeria, 23 to 24 April, 2012.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Developing a Legal Framework for Renewable Energy Support Schemes in the Nigerian Electricity Sector: What Lessons can be learnt from the United Kingdom?’ A Presentation at the University of Strathclyde Postgraduate Colloquium on Environmental Law and Governance, Glasgow, 6 June 2013.

 

  1. PK Oniemola, ‘Implementation of the EU 2009 Renewable Energy Directive in the UK Electricity Sector through Support Schemes and the Challenges of Regulatory Risks’, A Presentation at the Society of Legal Scholars (UK) PhD Conference, hosted by University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, 3 September 2013.

 

AWARDS/RECOGNITION:

 

  • Petroleum Technology Development Trust Fund (PTDF), Nigeria, PhD Overseas Scholarship Scheme 2010.
  • CB Davidson Scholarship, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2013.
  • School of Law Conference Funding, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2013.
  • School of Law Conference Funding, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom, 2012.
  • BP Funding for Energy Overview Conference, 2011.
  • School of Law Conference Funding, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom 2011
  • J. D. Catherine T. and MacArthur Foundation Scholar, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, 2008-2009.
  • Third Prize Winner, Nigerian Association for Energy Economics/International Association for Energy Economics Students Theses/Dissertation Presentation Contest, 2009.
  • Participant, International Climate Change Negotiation Competition: The Copenhagen Competition, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, 2009.
  • Jackie Ogbeha Foundation Scholar, University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Nigeria 2001-2004 .
  • Member, Students’ Representatives’ Council, Nigerian Law School, 2005-2006.
  • President, Millennium Youth Club, Kabba, Kogi State, Nigeria 2000-2006.
  • Perfect Gentleman Award, Being an Award by the Graduating Students of Law, UNILORIN, 2004.
  • Overall Best Student, Nigerian Children and Youth Annual Essay Competition (Junior Category) Kogi State, Nigeria, 1995.
  • Third Prize Winner, Nigerian Children and Youth Annual Essay Competition (Senior Category) Kogi State, Nigeria, 1997.

 

 

 

 

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE OF  DR DEMA

                  Full Names:             Dr. Perisuo DEMA

          Academic Qualifications:  LLB; LLM (Oil and Gas Law), PhD in Petroleum Finance Law

                        Certifications:   Barrister –at – Law Qualifying Certificate (BL) of the Supreme Court of Nigeria

                               [since May 1991];

                         Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of United Kingdom (ACIArb)

[since 2008];

                         Associate Member, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (ACITN)

Areas of Practice Competence: Legal and Tax issues in Oil, Gas and Solid Minerals Mining

                CURRENT EMPLOYMENT:    

*  Director – General , Umaru Shinkafi Centre for Africa Extractive Policy Research,

                          Km 26, Abuja – Keffi Expressway, Nasarawa State, Nigeria (June 2016- Date)

                 PREVIOUS LECTURING EXPERIENCE:

                        * Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Baze University, Abuja (January 2015 – June 2016)

[Taught Oil and Gas Law, Law of Taxation and Law of the Seas]

               NATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS ON PETROLEUM AND MINING TAX SECTORS: 

                 Consultant on Fiscal Regime for Mining, World Bank, Nigeria Office (February, 2014 to

December 2014)

*Consultant on Legal Regime for Mining in Nigeria, FOSTER Office, United Kingdom

Department for Foreign and International Development [DFID]  ( From September to

November 2014)

* Appointed as Tax Consultant to the Joint Committee on Justice and Finance of the House of

                Representatives for the Investigation of the Merger of Certain Petroleum Producing Companies in Nigeria – September 2014

* Appointed as Associate Director, Tax (Oil and Gas), Ernst & Young [Nigeria] (October, 2013

– March 31, 2014);

*Appointed Consultant by the World Bank to advise it on the legal/fiscal regime on mining in

Tanzania   [October 2013];

* Appointed as Secretary, Inter-Ministerial Committee on Solid Mineral Tax/Royalty Regime

(w.e.f. 01/02/2013)

        * Appointed as Legal / Fiscal Adviser on the Petroleum Industry Bill to the House of

Representatives [Nigeria] ([Appointment on a United Kingdom Department for International

Development (DFID)’s Facility Oil Sector Transparency (FOSTER) in Nigeria grant] w.e.f.

01/02/2012 to date);

*Appointed by DFID/FOSTER as Mining Revenue Stream Specialist to advise the Coordinating

                   Minister of the Economy/Federal Ministry of Finance of Nigeria on processes to increase

oversight and scrutiny of mining revenues in Nigeria [October – November 2012];

* Appointed as Chairman, Tax and Fiscal Sub-Committee on Mining and Solid Minerals of

                   Economic Management Team,   The Presidency, Abuja – July / August 2013

 *I was the Legal Counsel to the House of Representatives Ad-hoc Committee on Petroleum

                  Subsidy in my capacity as Special Adviser on Petroleum to the Deputy Speaker [January March

                  2012];

* I am a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) Ad – Hoc

                 Advisory Panel on Mining (since May 2015 to date)

 

* Employed as Assistant Director, Tax Policy (Oil, Gas and Solid Mineral), Federal Inland

           Revenue Service (FIRS) [from 01/07/2010 to 31/12/2013]

 

  • Track record of my key deliveries on tax policy advisory:

 

 

  • I was appointed the FIRS representative on the Ministerial Committee appointed by the Minister of Finance to review the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority [NSIA] Bill (now an Act) with the National Assembly whereat I negotiated and redrafted Clause 57 (1) of the Bill [now an Act].My review as approved by the FIRS management led to the elimination of all possible tax avoidance loopholes by recommending the removal of “affiliates” from the tax exempt list which  were in the original draft of the Bill;

 

  • I advised on a progressive tax regime for cross border activities in joint development zones;

 

  • I advised on the mechanism for the establishment of a Decommissioning Security Fund;

 

  • I was involved in the legal review of the tax component of the Petroleum Industry Bill;

 

  • I anchored the analysis of the distinction between “custom area” and free zone area” in the Nigeria Export Free Zone Act and the Nigerian Export Processing Zone Act with a view to determining the tax exemption coverage;

 

 

 

  • I participated in the assessment process for foreign investment banks short listed by the Nigerian Minister of Finance for the Nigerian Sovereign Hedging Programme for Petroleum Prices whereat I made a recommendation for the selected banks to operate offices in Nigeria in order to ensure that they are not removed from Nigeria’s tax net by their having a Permanent Establishment in Nigeria;

 

  • I reviewed the process for the grant of Pioneer Status in Nigeria wherein I emphasised the need for FIRS to consider applications for and grant the Certificate of Qualifying Capital Expenditure as a condition precedent to the grant of Pioneer Status Certificate by NIPC. This is in accordance with Section 6(5) of the Industrial Development (Income Tax Relief ) Act,1971;

 

  • I was the Rapporteur – General of the First Nigerian National Workshop on International Tax Treaties (my committee prepared the verbatim report of the workshop);

 

  • I was the in-house Legal Counsel of the FIRS in its arbitration over tax matters with Agip and Oando PLC; and

 

 

  • I was the Secretary of the FIRS Standing Committee on National Assembly Matters and in this capacity; I participated in the drafting and preparation of FIRS memorandum on the Personal Income Tax [Amendment] Bill which has been enacted by parliament.

    

             Nationality (State/ LGA):      Nigerian (Rivers State /Abua-Odual LGA)

             Date of Birth:                         March 29, 1967

               TERTIARY INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED AND COMPLETED (WITH DATES AND 

                 QUALIFICATIONS):

22nd July 2014    University of Aberdeen, Scotland     PhD in Law on “Legal and Tax Issues in the

                                                                                              Structuring of Reserve Based Finance for

                                                                                              Petroleum Production in Nigeria”

June – Dec 2011   Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs  Advance Management Programme (AMP)

(Jointly with Cranfield University)       on Achieving Management Potentials

 

September 2008    University of Aberdeen, Scotland       LL.M in Oil and Gas Law  

        

1989- 1990            Nigerian Law School, Lagos              BL [Barrister-at Law Certificate]

 

1985 – 1989         Rivers State University of Science      LL.B {Bachelor of Laws degree}

and Technology and Technology,

Port Harcourt

       PROFESSIONAL OIL AND GAS COURSES ATTENDED IN THE LAST FIVE YEARS:

  • Oil and Gas Joint Venture Management and Forensic Accounting  Training Course for FIRS   (October 10 – 24, 2010);

 

  • 2011 International Tax Course conducted by IBFD,PWC and  Cambridge University on  Tax Law Drafting, Impact of Tax Treaties, Transfer Pricing ,Intangibles, IFRS  and Tax Reporting on Oil and Gas Taxation  in Nigeria”, organised by Oil Producers Trade Section, Lagos Chamber  of Commerce ,Nigeria  (held at London office of Chevron, June 28-30,2011)

 

 

  • Gulf of Guinea Oil and Gas Conference organised by CWC, November 18 2010, London. I presented a paper on Changes in Nigeria’s Legal Framework: Petroleum Industry Bill Explained.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE:

DURATION                                        ORGANISATION/TASKS                                               JOB TITLE

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE-

OIL AND GAS FISCAL LEGISLATIVE PRACTICE EXPERIENCE:

Dec 2008 to June 2010             Oil and Gas Industry Reform Committee (OGIC) /    Legal Consultant                                                          

                                                    Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation                             

  • I provided legal drafting services of fiscal regime and

legislative advocacy for the Petroleum Industry Bill, 2008.

OIL AND GAS REGULATORY/ LEGISLATIVE PROCESS EXPERIENCE:

Dec 2008 to June 2010             Umaru Shinkafi & Co (Legal Practitioners)              Head, Oil and Gas

  • I coordinated the firm’s oil and gas practice                     Law Practice Group

 

July 2005- Sept 2007              Ministry of Petroleum Resources (MPR)                Special Assistant on

Legislative Matters to

The Minister of Energy

 

I provided legislative liaison to the Minister of Energy/OPEC President.

I also provided legal advice to the Ministerial

                                                  Committee on  Oil /Gas Expatriate Quota;

I participated in legal preview of the 2005

Production Sharing Agreements  and due diligence

vetting of applications for oil blocks

 

Nov1991-June 2005           Shinkafi, Kusamotu & Olojo (Legal Practitioners)                   Solicitor 

          ARBITRATION AND INVESTMENT CONFLICT MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

  • Retained as a Solicitor by Mabon Geophysical Limited to prepare the legal presentation in the matter of their dispute with the Department of Petroleum Resources of Nigeria over taxation,royalties and third party infringement into their duly allotted seismic areas;

 

TRANSACTIONAL NEGOTIATION AND DRAFTING EXPERIENCE:

  • Worked as an external solicitor to Platform Petroleum Limited.

 

Was retained to prepare the legal aspects of the proposal by Platform Petroleum for the issuance of a marginal oil   license (including  the JOA, performance bond) to the company which they got;

INVESTMENT SYNDICATION EXPERIENCE:

  • Was retained to incorporate and set-up the Nigeria-Romania Chamber

of Commerce which included special petroleum technical service provisions;

  • Was the solicitor retained by the promoters of  Petrogas and Energy Plc to structure and incorporate the company with the Rivers State Government as the institutional investor of the company. I also served as the Company Secretary/General Manager (Legal Services);

 

             CORPORATE INVESTMENT PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:   

  • I prepared the administrative, legal and investment documentations

for the grant of a licence for petroleum products sales/ storage in floating coastal barges   by the Dept of Petroleum Resources as well as negotiated and drafted it’s Through-Put Agreement with AP Plc.

Was also retained by Channels Oil Ltd and Transit Oil Ltd to draft    Through Put Agreements with the owners of tank farms;

            CORPORATE MANAGEMENT / PROJECT FINANCE SYNDICATION EXPERIENCE:

  • I also represented PETROGAS in it’s negotiation with the Africa Project

Development Facility (APDF) of the World Bank Group

for the preparation of a feasibility study by APDF

for a US$ 2,000,000.00 baryte processing plant in Rivers State,

Nigeria, further negotiated on behalf of Petrogas with the International

                          Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group for IFC’s funding

                                        of the baryte plant. IFC accepted to provide 60% of the project cost.

 RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:

 “Proposal for an International Protocol on Offshore Petroleum Production Licence Stabilization”,

Presented at the 2008 Nigeria CWC Oil and Gas Summit, International Conference Centre, Abuja (February 21, 2008);

  “Legal Mechanisms for Protecting the Investments of Licensees on Sovereignty Transferred Offshore Petroleum Acreages”,        

    LLM Dissertation submitted to the University of Aberdeen, Scotland on July 29, 2008;  

 “Challenges and Strategies for the professionalization of the Tax Policy Department of the Federal Inland Revenue Service of Nigeria on Specialists and Sectoral Team basis” ( research essay submitted for the  Achieving Management Potential  [an advanced management programme] of Commonwealth Association of Tax Administrators (CATA) conducted by Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and Cranfield University School of Management (October 1,2011);

Structuring of Innovative Finance Schemes for Petroleum Production in Nigeria: Legal and Tax Issues”     (Book published by Centre for Petroleum and Mineral Law Research,2015);

“Stemming Tax Base Erosion and Profit Sharing in Africa: Case Study of Cross – Border and Digital Economy Transactions in Nigeria”, Presented at Africa Tax Conference, 17th September 2013, International Conference Centre, Sandston, Johannesburg, Republic of South Africa

“Taxation of Natural Resources – Legal Framework Choices”, to be presented at the 1st Africa Tax Conference organised by the International Bureau for Fiscal Documentation (BFD) of Amsterdam, 19th – 20th June, 2015, at Zambesi Sun International Hotel, Livingstone, Zambia.

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