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Legal Officer
Job Type: Full-Time

Education

From 0 to 2009
LL.M (Master of Laws: Courses studied-ENERGY RESOURCES LAW, MARITIME LAW, INTERNATIONAL LAW OF THE SEA AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW) UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS
From 0 to 2007
BL. Nigerian Law School
From 0 to 2006
LL.B Hons. UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
From 0 to 2012
ACIArb (Associate Chartered Arbitrator) CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS, UK
From 0 to 2012
CTSM - (Certifed Top Strategic Manager) Strategic Business School, Lagos
From 0 to 2012
PMP - (Project Management Professional) Dexnova Consulting
No added languages

Experience

HEAD, LEGAL AND COMPANY SECRETARY
SEME RESEARCH LIMITED
December 2011 - Present Day (5 years 4 months)

 Negotiating, drafting, review of different contractual agreements

 Advising all units of the company and the subsidiaries (Freepaperplus Limited, Purchaseforme

Limited, Airwifi Limited and Nmobility Limited) on all legal matters.

 Liaising with company external solicitors in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria.

 Ensuring protection of the company’s intellectual property rights (IPRs) and compliance with

regulatory bodies.

 Registration of subsidiaries of the holding company.

 Supervising and appraising the roles of some team members

 Company secretarial, Human Resources, Administrative, and Procurement roles

 Research and project management

 Ensuring compliance with various local and international laws

LEGAL OFFICER
HI MEDIA LIMITED (HiTV)
June 2010 - November 2011 (1 year 6 months)

Legal Officer

 Rendering legal services to all departments of the holding company (Hi Media Group) and its

subsidiaries (Entertainment Highway Limited, HITV UK, Hi Publishing Limited, One Music Limited and

For Real Television Limited) in areas of compliance, documentation, recovery and other legal

advisory services.

 Liaising with the Company’s external Counsel and other legal service providers.

 Assist in managing the legal transactions, cases, financial issues, review of standard forms for

facilities with banks.

 Drafting and reviewing all forms of media and sponsorship agreements.

 Managing contractual relationships with content suppliers like the F.A. Premier League on English

Premier League (EPL) and Carling Cup, Union of European Football Association (UEFA) on UEFA

Champions League and Europa League.

 Involved in the company’s bid to allow foreign and local investment in the company (Private

placement).

 Supervised the company’s external lawyers in bringing legal actions against various

entertainment companies such as Communication Trends Limited (CTL) and Metro Digital Limited

that were involved in pirating the company’s services, signals and other licensed programmes.

 Company secretarial duties: Attending and taking minutes of management meetings, giving

notice of meetings, ensure statutory filings with CAC, keeping company seal and incorporation

documents, maintaining a good filing system and carrying out other administrative functions.

 Managing relationships with our regulators such as National Broadcasting Commission (NBC),

Nigeria Copyright Commission (NCC), Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) etc.

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
OLAWOYIN AND OLAWOYIN LAW FIRM
May 2010 - May 2010 (1 month)

 Drafting and vetting all forms of legal agreements and other documents.

 Legal research

Litigation

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
DR. CHIEF FIDELIS E. O. UME S.A.N. & Co. LAW CHAMBERS
September 2008 - September 2009 (1 year 1 month)

 Drafting and vetting legal documents.

 Rendering legal advice and liaising with retainers.

 Legal research and litigation

INDEPENDENT IMPLEMENTATION FIELD MONITOR
UNICEF
May 2008 - September 2008 (5 months)

 Field Information Gathering on areas covered by agents.

 Identification of marks and collection of data on immunized children.

 Collection of data on the number of eligible but unimmunized children seen on the

Streets, Nursery schools and Koranic schools.

 Monitoring the exercise of field agents and writing a report.

 Reporting to the Focal persons and UNICEF experts in the area.

LEGAL OFFICER
LEGAL UNIT, ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT
February 2008 - September 2008 (8 months)

 Drafting and vetting legal documents including agreements

 Drafting and reviewing contractual agreements of the Local Government.

 Rendering legal advice to the Chairman of the Local Government.

 Rendering other legal services to the workers at the Secretariat.

CORPS LIAISON OFFICER
NYSC OFFICE, ZARIA LOCAL GOVERNMENT
February 2008 - September 2008 (8 months)

Corps Liaison Officer (CLO)

 Rendering administrative service and advice to the officials.

 Visiting corps members at their places of primary assignment.

 Ensuring that corps members’ welfare is well catered for by employers.

 Enforcement of corps members’ participation in community development.

 Coordination of the affairs of corps members’ in Zaria Local Government.

 Diplomatic agitation for improvement on corps members’ welfare in Zaria.

 Ensuring peaceful co-existence of corps members’ within the community.

ASSOCIATE COUNSEL
J.A.MADAKI AND CO. LAW OFFICE
December 2007 - April 2008 (5 months)

 Drafting and vetting legal documents.

 Rendering legal advice and liaising with retainers.

 Legal research and litigation