Sarah B. Oloko-Ph. D in Social Anthropology from Harvard (1979). She’s a Professor of Sociology of Education and former Director of the Distance Learning Institute at the University of Lagos.
Some of her specializations include child development and children in need of special protection measures. On the latter, she has carried out large-scale studies in various geo-political zones of Nigeria, sponsored by international organizations such as Ford Foundation, UNICEF, ILO, UNDP, IWGCL and the Federal government.
Cyril I Obi—Ph. D
Cyril I Obi—Ph. D in Political Science from the University of Lagos (1992). He’s a Senior Research Fellow at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs. He has researched and is published in Africa, Europe, USA and Japan. His research interests include International Political Economy, Environmental Security, Conflict and Politics, Human Development and Security, Globalization, and Democratization in Africa.
He is currently a Visiting Senior Researcher at the Nordic Africa Institute (NAI), and the 2004 Claude Ake Visiting Professor at the Department of Peace and Conflict Research, University of Uppsala, Sweden.
Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Augie
Hon. Justice Amina Adamu Augie is a Justice of the Court of Appeal in Nigeria. Formerly Legal Aid Officer in Sokoto State of Nigeria and Lecturer at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Justice Augie moved to the judiciary after a stint as Senior State Counsel in the Office of the Chief Counsel to President Shehu Shagari in 1982/84 and Lecturer at the Nigerian Law School, Lagos between 1984 and 88. She was Chief Magistrate, Sokoto State Judiciary, 1988 -92; High Court Judge, Sokoto State Judiciary, 1992-2002.
She was appointed a Justice of the Court of Appeal in 2002. She has served as Chairman of various Tribunals/Commissions including Recovery of Public Properties Tribunal, Sokoto, 1995/96; Failed Banks (Recovery of Debts) and Financial Malpractices in Banks Tribunal, Lagos, 1996/99; National Assembly, Governorship and Legislative Houses Election Tribunal, 2000/02; and Judicial Commission of Inquiry into Nigerdock, 2001/02. She also served as Member of the National Committee on Prisons Reform, Member, National Working Group on Juvenile Justice Administration; Chairman, Experts Consultative Meeting on the Passage of the Child Rights Bill and Member, National Child Rights Implementation Committee (NCRIC).
Oluyinka Esan—Ph. D
Oluyinka Esan—Ph. D in Sociology from University of Glasgow (1993). Currently a Senior Lecturer in Media Studies at the University College, Winchester, UK. She’s interested in the impact of the media on society particularly from a development perspective. Her work has focused on the social relevance of media messages, audience reception (women and children), studies on production practices and advocacy on child rights and health issues. Much of her experiences as a lecturer comes from the Department of Mass Communication, University of Lagos. She has a broad portfolio of consultancy experience in advocacy and behavior change communication, working with agencies, international bodies and local NGOs in Nigeria.
Prof. Omololu Soyombo
Prof. Omololu Soyombo Graduated from the University of Lagos with a B.Sc in Sociology in 1977 and obtained his masters degree in Sociology from the University of Essex, England. He is a Professor of Sociology with the Department of Sociology at the University of Lagos; former Managing Director at University of Lagos Consult and former Dean faculty of Social Sciences. Prof. Omololu Soyombo has researched and published extensively, he is also a consultant sociologist for various institutions and Government agencies.
He is a member of the Nigerian Anthropological and Sociological Association and member Integrated Transport Initiative. One of his areas of specialisation is sociology of deviant behaviour in youths.
Dr. Ngo Iyagba
Dr. Ngo Iyagba graduated from University of Ibadan with an M.B.B.S in 1976 and obtained a fellowship from University of Lagos Teaching Hospital in 1987. Formerly lecturer at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, she is a Fellow of West Africa College of Surgeons (FWACS 1997), Fellow of Nigeria College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (FMACO 1987).
Dr. Ngo Iyagba is currently Medical Director/Consultant Obstetrician Gynaecologist at the Ultimate Charry Medical Center which is one of the leading gynaecological medical centers in Nigeria. She has a number of articles in her area of specialization. She is also a member of Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology of Nigeria (SOGON), member of Nigeria Medical Association and member of Nigeria Women Medical Association. She is also very active in sports (Athletics), loves community health delivery programmes and music.
Professor Bolaji Owasanoye
Bolaji Owasanoye obtained his LL.B and LL.M in 1984 and 1987 from the Universities of Ife and Lagos respectively.
• A socio-legal human rights advocate with about 25 years experience in social development, he combines his work as Professor of Law at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies with the Executive Directorship of Human Development Initiatives one of the leading women and children’s rights NGOs in Nigeria.
• Professor Owasanoye began his career at the Lagos State University in 1986 as Assistant Lecturer. He moved over to the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 1991 and became a professor of law with effect from 2001 at age 38.
• He consults for various national and international bodies including Federal and state Ministries and agencies, including the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), UNICEF, ILO/IPEC, DFID, the World Bank just to name a few.
Olufunso Owasanoye obtained her B.Sc. Ed and Masters degree in Educational Administration and Management in 1987 and 1998 respectively. She also holds a Masters degree in Social work and Community Development in 2013 from the University of Lagos. Olufunso holds a Diploma certificate in Counseling with Adolescents and Families (2010) from the United Kingdom. She is an educationist, Counselor and Social worker who combines her work as Acting Executive Director of HDI with mentoring and Counseling of children and adolescents. She began her working career with the Lagos State Teaching Service Commission in 1993, where she worked before joining the Civil Societies world. She currently builds the capacity of school counselors, consults for UNICEF as well as the association of social workers.
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