– Olisa Agbakoba Legal OAL

Collins Okeke

Senior Associate

Practice Areas:

Public Sector (Public Interest/Development Law)

Brief Profile

Collins Okeke is the 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. He has served in advisory capacities for both Federal and State Governments, initiated institutional and regulatory reforms as well as led public interest litigation programmes contributing positively to Nigeria’s socio-economic and political environment.

He 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.

He is an effective communicator, a strategic planner, an emotionally intelligent leader, and an excellent researcher and analyst.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association Section on Public Interest and Development Law 
  • Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law 
  • Pan African Law Union
  • Pan African Law Union Section on Public Interest and Development Law

  • Olisa Agbakoba Legal (OAL)
    (Head of Public Sector Practice Group, Lagos)
  • Human Rights Law Service
    (Senior Legal and Programmes Manager)
  • Danjuma F.G. Ayeye & Co
    (Associate)

  • Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Lagos
  • Bachelor of Law (B.L), Nigerian Law School, Abuja
  • Bachelor of Laws (LL.B), University of Abuja

  • Legal consequence of non-compliance with Group Life Insurance provision of the Pension Reform Act Business Day Newspaper January 17, 2021
  • Bonavero Institute for Human Rights, ‘A Human Rights and Rule of Law Assessment of Legislative and Regulatory Responses to COVID -19 Pandemic across 27 Jurisdictions’ (pp.329-338). 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 l
  • 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

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