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The Proclamation of a State of Emergency in Parts of Nigeria: Problems and Prospects Epiphany Azinge

Mar 28, 2014, 12:30pm-2:30pm

A distinguished scholar and jurist, Professor Epiphany Azinge, SAN, has served since 2009 as the fifth director general of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, Abuja (Nigeria’s apex institution for advanced studies in law), and is a renowned senior advocate of Nigeria (i.e. member of the inner bar).

Professor Azinge has previously served as the special assistant to the honourable attorney general of the Federation and minister of justice, where he served from 1991 to 1997, and as a member of Nigeria’s legal team at the International Court of Justice in the so-called Bakkasi Case (Cameroon v. Nigeria). He holds PhD (1986) and LLM (1983) degrees from the University of London and an LLB in the Second Class Upper Division from the University of Lagos (1976). He was called to the Nigerian bar in 1980. His specializations are in comparative constitutional law, public law and shipping law. His doctoral thesis was on “Electoral Laws in Nigeria”. The progression of his educational attainment has clearly portrayed a path of brilliance and excellence that his professional career has also been known for.

A talented educationist and administrator, Professor Azinge began his career as an academic at the University of Benin in 1981. As a lecturer in law, and later a professor of law, he taught several courses in a wide diversity of areas. He has also engaged in LLM and PhD thesis supervision.


Location:2027 Osgoode Hall Law School
Sponsor:Nathanson Centre and Osgoode Hall Law School
Posted by:Lielle Gonsalves
Web Sitehttp://nathanson.osgoode.yorku.ca/
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