Collins Okeke

Associate Partner/Head, Public Sector Practice Group

Practice Areas:

Government Affairs and Public Policy

Corporate Governance

Compliance and Regulation

Aviation and Space Law

Human Rights

Brief Profile

Collins is an Associate Partner and Head of Public Sector Practice Group; an aspect of law that examines the role of laws, institutions, and legal systems in both domestic and international jurisdictions. He is grounded in legal, regulatory, and public policy advisory services and assists governments at every level (Federal, State, and local), private organisations and multilateral developmental agencies in addressing complex development issues. He helps clients manage risks, improve measures and enhance the overall quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of public service through legal, regulatory reforms, and disciplined programme oversight. He is a member of several recognized legal bodies across Nigeria and Africa. He has project management skills that cut across civil societies, advocacy groups, and consulting firms. Collins is an author, a thought leader, trainer, an excellent researcher and analyst.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Member - Nigerian Bar Association
  • Associate - Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)
  • Fellow & Member - Nigerian Institute of Management Consultants
  • Member – Risk Management Association of Nigeria (RIMAN)
  • Member - Compliance Institute of Nigeria (CIN)
  • Member – Fintech Association of Nigeria
  • Member –Space Law and Arbitration Association
  • Member - Pan African Law Union
  • Member - Nigerian Global Affairs Council

  • Olisa Agbakoba Legal (Associate Partner/Head of Public Sector Practice Group)  
  • Olisa Agbakoba Legal (Senior Associate)
  • Human Rights Law Service (Senior Legal and Programmes Manager)
  • Obumneme F. Ezekwueche & Co (Associate) 
  • Danjuma F.G. Ayeye and Co. (Associate)
  • Yobe State House of Assembly (Legal Officer)

  • Certificate in Sustainable Business  – International Business Management Institute, Berlin –Germany 2022
  • Certificate of Public Leadership and Policy - School of Politics, Policy and Governance - 2022   
  • Certificate in Project Management - Piston & Fusion Business Academy: 2021
  • Master of Laws (LL.M) - University of Lagos: 2014
  • Bachelor of Law (B.L) - Nigerian Law School: 2004
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) - University of Abuja: 2003

  • Judiciary Funding In Nigeria: Analysis Of The Supreme Court Decision In Attorney General, Abia State & 35 Ors. vs. Attorney General Of The Federation SC/CV/655/2020 Mondaq, 16 May 2022
  • Emerging Changes In The Global Space Landscape; The Need For New Rules Mondaq Apr 21, 2022
  • Is INEC The Primary Constitutional Regulator Of Elections In Nigeria? Mondaq 10 Jan 2022 | Nigeria
  • Resolving the Legal and Regulatory Challenges Of Fintech In Nigeria, Mondaq, 18 November 2021
  • Needed: A Democratic System at Local Government, Thisday Newspaper May 4, 2021
  • Legal consequence of non-compliance with Group Life Insurance provision of the Pension Reform Act Business Day Newspaper January 17, 2021
  • ‘A Human Rights and Rule of Law Assessment of Legislative and Regulatory Responses to COVID -19 Pandemic across 27 Jurisdictions’ (pp.329-338). Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, Bonavero Report Series n. 7/2020, Oxford University, 30 October 2020.
  • Judicial Application of the 2019 Election Petition Laws in Nigeria September 2020 Lagos, Nigeria: HURILAWS
  • Stemming Extra-Judicial Killings by Nigerian Security Agents, Punch Newspaper December 1, 2019
  • Sex test for female athletes and privacy right Punch Newspaper August 8, 2019
  • The need for a constitutional amendment to improve voter participation in elections in Nigeria Business Day Newspaper April 7, 2019
  • Rebuilding Nigeria's electoral processes and institutions using the Justice Uwais Report, Business Day Newspaper March 17, 2019
  • Issues that may emanate from 2019 election petition proceedings Guardian Newspaper, March 5, 2019
  • Anti-Torture Act 2017: Issues, implication for police officers Vanguard Newspaper May 31, 2018
  • Nigeria: Enforcement Of The Judgments Of The ECOWAS Court, Monday, 20 November 2018
  • The War Against Corruption: A Focus on International and Regional Conventions, Blog Olisa Agbakoba Legal, Dec 14, 2015
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