Mr Awogbade - AELEX Managing Partner

Two former foreign affairs ministers, Prof Bolaji Akinyemi and Senator Ike Nwachukwu are among the guests expected at this year’s annual lecture organised by Aelex Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators.

They will join other leading experts in policy, law and business to tackle fundamental issues in Nigeria’s political development.

The event will hold tomorrow at the Agip Recital Hall, Muson Centre, Lagos, by 2pm, with the theme: Politics, democracy and ethnicity.

Speakers will discuss vital issues on the theme, such as how the aspirations of minority and majority ethnic groups affect the stability of a nation. They will answer questions around political stability and proffer solutions on how to integrate an economy in a multifaceted and pluralistic society.

Among discussants will be Dr. Sa’idu Ahmad Dukawa of the Department of Political Science, Bayero University, Kano and Mrs. Yemi Adamolekun, a social media activist.

The Aelex lecture is an annual event to mark the formation of Aelex Legal Practitioners and Arbitrators in 2004; borne out of a merger of four leading law firms with diversified practice areas.

A leading international law firm based in Nigeria with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Abuja and Accra, Ghana, Aelex was recently named Nigeria’s Law firm of the Year by one of the world’s leading legal referral guides. It was also ranked as a top-tier firm in seven key practice areas in its latest rankings for Nigeria by the IFLR 1000 – a global Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms. The areas include, Mergers and Acquisition, infrastructure, oil and gas, banking, energy, project finance and capital markets.

AELEX supports “Child lifeline” a Nigerian charity geared towards taking children from the streets and providing better quality of life as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).

The first of the annual series commenced in 2005 with the theme: “The Regulator in a Deregulated Economy”- (2005). Others were: “Competition Policy as an Engine for Economic Growth” (2006); “Corporate Governance: Who profits?” (2007); “Freedom of information: Balancing the Public’s right to know against the individual’s right to privacy”(2008); “How Ghana Kept the Lights On” (2009), “Taxation without Represen-tation” (2010); “Corruption, the Thief in Broad Daylight” (2011); “This House Must Not Fall: Constitutional Reform and the People’s Will” (2012); “In God’s Name: Politics, Religion and Economic Development” (2013).

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