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Chidi Anselm Odinkalu

(Member)

Chidi Anselm Odinkalu received his Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and heads the Africa Programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative. He also co-ordinates the practice Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and sits on the Council of the Human Rights Institute of the Nigerian Bar. A pioneer in regional institution-building for human rights in Africa, Odinkalu is the founder of the Coalition for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, and co-founder of the Darfur Consortium and the Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative (CRAI). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several international human rights organisations, including the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) in Kampala; the Fund for Global Human Rights in Washington DC; and the International Council for Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) in Geneva.Chidi Anselm Odinkalu received his Ph.D. in law from the London School of Economics and Political Science and heads the Africa Programme of the Open Society Justice Initiative. He also co-ordinates the practice Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL) at the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and sits on the Council of the Human Rights Institute of the Nigerian Bar. A pioneer in regional institution-building for human rights in Africa, Odinkalu is the founder of the Coalition for the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights, and co-founder of the Darfur Consortium and the Citizenship Rights in Africa Initiative (CRAI). He is also a member of the Board of Directors of several international human rights organisations, including the International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) in Kampala; the Fund for Global Human Rights in Washington DC; and the International Council for Human Rights Policy (ICHRP) in Geneva.


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Etanibi Alemika

(Member)

Etannibi Alemika obtained his PhD with distinction in criminology from University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A in 1985. He is currently a professor of criminology and sociology of law at the University of Jos, Nigeria. He is a leading authority on police and policing in Nigeria and his research interests include criminology, penology, criminal justice policy, sociology of law and research methodology.


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Patrick Olugbenga Eyinla

(Member)

Patrick Olugbenga Eyinla is a Catholic Priest and previously served as Diocesan Director of Justice Development and Peace Commission and as Director, Church and Society, Catholic Secretariat of Nigeria. He is currently on sabbatical but continues to engage in the framing and implementation of strategies to ensure the justice needs of Nigeria’s largely poor population, is met.
 


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Ernest Ojukwu

(Member)

Ernest Ojukwu is the Deputy Director-General and Head of Campus (Council of Legal Education) Nigerian Law School, Enugu. He teaches Civil Procedure and Advocacy Skills at the Law School. Professor Ojukwu is the president of the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) and heads the forum for Law teachers at the Nigerian Bar Association.
 


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Ujudud Sheriff

(Member)

Ujudud Sheriff is the Chief Co-ordinator of the Centre for Economic and Financial Crimes Enlightenment. He worked for several years as a special adviser on media to the chairman of the Economic & Financial Crimes Commission and as a journalist with Daily Trust newspapers. He has also served Kano state as Commissioner for Information.
 


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Huldah Fwangchi

(Member)

Huldah Fwangchi is a lawyer and currently serving as Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, Plateau State. She is a former Solicitor-General and Director of Public Prosecution in the Plateau State Ministry of Justice.


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Staff

Felicitas Aigbogun-Brai

(Executive Director)

Felicitas is the Executive Director of Rights Enforcement and Public Law Centre (REPLACE). She has a Masters degree in International Law and Human Rights from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. Felicitas is one of the founding Directors of REPLACE and she is currently charged with transforming REPLACE’s initial project activities from test cases to recognisable and practical strategies, which are adaptable and which will be utilized in the management of criminal justice administration.


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Mrs. Barbara Uki Aigbogun

(Admin/Finanace Officer)

Barbara Is the Admin Intern for Rights Enforcement and Public Law Centre (REPLACE). She has a Post Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Advertising from the International Institute of Journalism, Abuja. and a Bachelor of Science degree  in Accounting from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. She is currently charged with preparing REPLACE’s Newsletters, coordinating staff meetings, preparation of budgets and general Administrative duties.


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Trustees

Ngozi Uti

(Chairperson)

Ngozi Uti is the Executive Director, Centre for Women Studies and Intervention in Abuja. Rev. sister Uti holds a doctoral degree in Women Studies and is engaged in activities which aim to ensure the practical realisation of the rights and dignity of women in a multi-cultural, multi-religious society with a developing economy.


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Yemi Akinsye-George

(Member)

Yemi Akinseye-George is a Professor of Public Law and head of the Public Law Department at the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. He is Counsel to the law firm of Goldstreet Associates and acts as a Consultant to International Legal & Allied Research Network (ILARN) and Centre for Socio-legal Studies (CSLS). He was a fellow of The Davis Centre for Historical Studies, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA. Professor Akinseye-George served as a special assistant to the Hon. Attorney-General and Minister of Justice of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, from 2003 to 2007. He acts as Secretary to the Network of University Legal Aid Institutions (NULAI) and is a member of the governing board of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria and the Oil and Gas Free Zone Authority, Onne, Port-Harcourt.
 


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Innocent Chukwuma

(Member)

Innocent Chukwuma is the Executive Director of Cleen Foundation. A recipient of the Reebok International Human Rights Award in 1996, Innocent Chukwuma is a leading researcher and consultant on police and policing in Nigeria. He has a Masters degree in criminal justice from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.
 


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Uju Aisha Hassan-Baba

(Member)

Mrs. Uju Aisha Hassan Babas served as the Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Anambra State and had served as the Director-General of the Legal Aid Council of Nigeria for several years until 2007. Her interests include human rights, conflict resolution and access to justice.
 


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Frank Odita

(Member)

Frank Odita is a retired Commissioner of Police and former Public Relations Chief of the Nigeria Police Force. Mr. Odita was responsible for the establishment of the Police Public Complaints Bureau (PCB) during his tenure as the image maker of the Nigeria Police Force in the 90s. He is currently, the presenter of Security Watch on television, a magazine programme that acts as ombudsman on public safety and security in Nigeria.
 


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Ibim Semenitari

(Member)

Ibim Semenitari is a multiple award-winning journalist with two decades of reportorial and editorial experience in political and business journalism. A laureate of the CNN Journalist of the Year award in 1997, Mrs. Semenitari is also a former Alfred Friendly Press Fellow (1999). She has worked as an editor, writer, reporter, and trainer, with leading media houses in Nigeria, the United Kingdom, and the USA. Mrs. Semenitari is the publisher and Editor -in –Chief of BUSSINESS EYE, a magazine focusing on the impact of economic policies, financial institutions and businesses on society.
 


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Ayo Atsenuwa

(Member)

Ayo Atsenuwa is a professor of law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Lagos; member of Governing Council of the Office of Public Defender, Lagos; and former Head, Department of Public Law, University of Lagos


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