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CJN, Wike set for CIARB yearly Confab

By Joseph Onyekwere
01 November 2022   |   3:32 am
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike are among the dignitaries billed to attend the 2022 yearly Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB)

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola and Rivers State Governor, Mr. Nyesom Wike are among the dignitaries billed to attend the 2022 yearly Conference of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIARB), Nigeria Branch.

The conference has as its theme “Restating the legitimacy of arbitration: Africa taking the lead,” and will hold from November 9 to 11, 2022 in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

According to a statement by Messrs Aham Eke-Ejelam (SAN) and Godwin Omoaka (SAN), chairman and co-chairman respectively of the Conference Planning Committee (CPC), aside from an address by the Chairman of CIArb Nigeria Branch, Chief Gbola Akinola (SAN), Sokoto State Governor, Mr. Waziri Tambuwal and Nigerian Bar Association President, Mr. Yakubu Maikyau (SAN) are among those expected to deliver goodwill messages at the conference.

The three-day conference has a rich repertoire of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and arbitration-specific topics lined up for discussion by leading experts in the industry.

The conference also provides an opportunity for participants to socialise and network for career growth.

Among the over 80 confirmed speakers slated for the conference are Rivers State Chief Judge, Justice Elsie Thompson; Justice Nelson Ogbuanya of the National Industrial Court; Justice Roli Harriman of Delta State High Court; Mr Tunde Busari (SAN), Mr. Emeka Obegolu (SAN), Mr. Asamah Kadiri (SAN), and Mr. Kofo Salam-Alada, Director of Legal Services at the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

Others are Rivers State Attorney-General & Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacchaeus Adangor (SAN); Prof. Paul Idornigie (SAN), Mr. Daniel Wilmot, Jacqueline Waihenya, Jackson Shaw Kern, Mrs. Doyin Rhodes-Vivour (SAN), Dr. Elachi Agada, Dr. Wale Olwaoyin (SAN), Dr. Adeyemi Agbelusi, Ms. Folashade Alli, Naa Amorkor Amarteifio, Mrs. Josephine Akinwunmi, Mr. Tunde Adedapo-Olowu (SAN), and Mr. Emuobonuvie Majemite, among others.

The conference, which will be held alongside the Young Members Group (YMG) Conference, is scheduled to hold at the exquisite Horlikins Event Centre, Port Harcourt. It will also witness an induction ceremony and a Gala Nite tagged “African Night.”

CIArb is the recognised global thought leader on Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), operating in over 40 countries.

Based across and supported by an international network of about 42 branches, the Institute supports members’ career development, enabling them to compete in an ever-changing market.

Its network of worldwide branches provides members with the knowledge, skills and resources to improve their arbitration practice, be at the forefront of the growth and development of ADR practice by attending the conference, sharing, and engaging on a global level.

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