Meet our team

PRAXIS and GNOSIS is structured as a partnership and is a fairly medium-sized law firm.

We are deliberately brilliant, youthful, stylish and energetic, and even more, we are dedicated, knowledgeable, motivated and innovative.

Ayodeji Bamigbola (LL.B, BL., LLM, ACIS, Phd – in view)

Partner


Ayodeji is a Corporate Governance and Regulatory Compliance expert. His efficiency and ability to spur great work place systems has resulted in consistently managing teams that achieve targets and meet Clients’ business expectations’.

Education & Professional Affiliation
PHD (in view) from the University of Abuja, Abuja, Nigeria.
Masters in Corporate Governance and Law from Portsmouth Business School, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, England.
Law School – Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus
Law graduate from Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria

Before joining the firm
Ayodeji spent the first 5 years of his legal career at the law firm of Banwo & Ighodalo, where he developed his commercial legal practice and grew into the fine lawyer, now championing our business practice.

Memberships
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (United Kingdom, Nigeria)
  • Publicity Committee of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)
Growing up keeps you up, not jumping!

Nnamdi Nwaiwu (BL, LLB, LL.M, ACIS)

Partner


Nnamdi is a very sound legal practitioner. He has 6 years cognitive experience in Civil and Criminal Litigation, particularly involving labour laws, debt recovery and banking sector.

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His proficiency in International Corporate Law coupled with the dispute resolution and negotiation experience has made him highly sought after in the legal and business field.

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Education & Professional Affiliation
Masters in International Corporate Law, from the University of Reading, United Kingdom.
Law School – Nigerian Law School, Bayelsa Campus
Law graduate from Igbinedion University, Okada, Edo State, Nigeria

Before joining the firm
Nnamdi served the law firm of Akinlolu kehinde (SAN) & Co as a litigation lawyer for 4 years before venturing into his own private practice. His private practice continued to thrive, which he has now extended to the Firm.

Memberships
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (Nigeria)

Jake Okechukwu Effoduh LL.B. (Hons), MSt. (Oxon), B.L. (Hons), LL.M. (Osgoode), PhD (in view)

Partner


Jake Okechukwu Effoduh has a demonstrated history of working in the private law sector. He is skilled in dispute resolution, with focus on human rights and regional community law. He has also worked in the executive branch of government and the media industry.

Education & Professional Affiliation
Ph.D (Doctor of Laws) Candidate, Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada (in view)
LL.M (Master of Laws) Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada
MSt. Masters in International Human Rights Law, University of Oxford, UK
B.L, Barrister-at-Law Nigerian Law School, Abuja, Nigeria
LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) Public & International Law University of Abuja, Nigeria
Diploma in Law University of Abuja, Nigeria

Before joining the firm
Effoduh has gained 5 years of experience as a private legal practitioner. He also served as the Assistant Director of the Council on African Security and Development (CASADE) for 4 years where he convened the first ever Summit on National Security in Nigeria

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(involving 200 top security experts from 40 countries to develop a security strategy for the Nigerian government). He worked as legal officer of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) a think tank set up by the Nigerian President, before proceeding with his keen pursuit for academics.

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Memberships
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • World Economic Forum Expert on Human Rights
  • Fellowship at Harvard Law School
  • Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School of Government
  • Fellowship at Osgoode Hall Law School
  • Fellowship at University of Cape Town's Mandela School of Public Governance
I don’t see leadership through a position of authority. I believe that leadership is an activity; a commitment to do something positive towards addressing an adaptive challenge.”

Oluwatobiloba Ariyo (LL.B, BL., Grad.ICSAN)

Associate


Oluwatobiloba is a result-driven professional with excellent management and organization skills. She has over 5 years of leadership experience. She is focused on Corporate legal practice and compliance as a practice area; a focus which has made her an expert in the field and highly sought after.

Education & Professional Affiliation
Law School – Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus
Law graduate from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Before joining the firm
Oluwatobiloba started her professional career at the law office of Dele Oye & Associates before joining the firm

Memberships
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Nigeria (ICSAN)

Nkemjika Magbo (LLB., BL.)

Associate


Nkemjika is a vibrant and meticulous lawyer. She has her expertise in Patent, Trademark, Design where she has researched and practiced over the past 3 years of her legal practice. She is adept at providing comprehensive intellectual property right protection.

Education & Professional Affiliation
Law graduate from Enugu State University of Science and Technology
Law School Nigerian Law School, Abuja Campus

Before joining the firm
She previously worked in Grays & Gold during her mandatory National Youth Service Year as an associate and subsequently worked with OKEY IP before joining us.

Memberships
  • International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • Nigerian Bar Association

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