Monday, 19 December 2011

Chile Eboe-Osuji



49 year old Chile is Nigeria's first Judge of the International Criminal Court. Chile who was elected on December 12 2011 got 102 votes to pick up the final vacant seat, and also eventually got the highest number of votes cast for any of the 18 contestants.

Eboe-Osuji, who is enrolled both at the Nigerian and Canadian bars is currently the Legal Advisor of the UN High Commission for Human Rights and before that he was the Head of Chambers for the UN International Criminal Tribunal on Rwanda. This is his second attempt at the ICC Judgeship having stood also in 2008 ICC elections.


Osuji who hails from Imo State has a Doctor of Laws (PhD) degree [in international criminal law] from the University of Amsterdam. He is married, with three children.

Monday, 5 December 2011

Kelechi Amadi-Obi



Kelechi Amadi-Obi, after obtaining a law degree and his call to bar in 1993, settled to full-time studio art. He has earned international renown for both his photography and paintings. His unique style and mastery of aesthetics and creative lighting in his paintings have been reinvented in his photography to create understanding, dynamic and result oriented photography for his clients.

Some of his works have been featured in exhibitions within and outside Nigeria. These include; 2006 "Snap Judgement" - New Position in Contemporary African Photography, International Centre of Photography, New York, USA,2005 "Depth of Field" South London Gallery, UK, 2004, "Lagos" Ifa Gallery, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003 "Transferts" Africalia, Brussels, Belgium. In 2004, he won the St.Moritz Style Award for Photography.

Some of his clients include Guiness Nigeria Plc, MTN Nigeria Plc, PZ Nigeria Plc,British American Tobacco, The Ford Foundation, PrimaGarnet Ogilvy, SO&U, InsightGrey, Nigerian Flour Mills and Orange Drugs Nigeria Ltd.



Dim Chukwuemeka Odumegwu-Ojukwu (1933-2011)