Justina Ego Amanda Demechi Asagba is a detribalized, courageous, passionate, dependable and Result oriented, Nigerian lawyer, Human Rights Activist, Private Prosecutor, Mediator and Notary Public. She graduated from the Ambrose Ali University Ekpoma (formerly Bendel State University) and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1990. She is a woman of many parts who sees law as a tool for social engineering for national development particularly as it relates to access to justice, eradication of injustice, corruption, poverty and inequality. To achieve this, lawyers must be equipped and motivated to fulfill their professional calling.

She worked with leading law firms of Ajumogobia, Okeke, Oyebode & Co, Akinola Aina & Co, and Sanya Ayeni & Co. She is currently the Managing Partner of Amanda D Asagba Chambers, an ever growing law firm. She is a member of NBA Ikeja branch (Excellent Bar) where she has served in many committees including Insurance Committee, Human Rights Committee, Continued Legal Education Committee, Disciplinary Committee, Legislative Advocacy Committee among others. She served in the Human Rights Committee of the NBA national and as a co-opted member of NBA NEC. She holds LLM in International Law and Diplomacy and Masters in Divinity (M.Div). She is trained in Mediation and Arbitration skills and was on the Board of Citizens Mediation Center, and currently a member of the Criminal Law Sector Reform Committee, a Fellow of the ICMC (F.I.C.M.C) and a Comrade with Advanced Certificate in Industrial and Labour Relations (ACILR).

She is the immediate past Country Rep of African Women Lawyers Association (AWLA) Nigeria chapter and currently the World President of AWLA, elected in recognition of her achievements. She is a member of NBA Women’s Forum (NBAWF), International Bar Association, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, International Alliance for Women (IAW), International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA), African Bar Association (AFBA), African Lawyers Association (MD USA), Legal Pool for Justice and Equity Initiative LPJEI (President), Legal Defence and Assistant Project (LEDAP), Council of Legal Education, Institute of International Affairs, Negotiation and Conflict Management Group, Immigration Lawyers Forum among others. She is a recipient of many awards for her commitment, infectious passion and excellence.


Popular lawyer and telecoms litigation expert, Mr. Kunle Adegoke has endorsed Mr. Olayinka Sokoya to win the race for Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) come July 30, 2020.

In a statement made available to CITY LAWYER, Adegoke who is also active in the election petitions circuit noted that having x-rayed the professional and personal lifestyle of the candidate, “I can confidently say that his sense of honesty, integrity and professionalism is excellent.”

His words: “I have the opportunity of relating with and carefully studying the professional and personal lifestyle of Olayinka Sokoya and as a senior who is in a position to rate him, I can confidently say that his sense of honesty, integrity and professionalism is excellent. He is an advocate that enjoys the practice of law and is committed to the development of the legal profession. His sense of duty, discipline and knowledge of law make him a lawyer with a difference. It is, therefore, with ease that I endorse him as the best material for the office Publicity Secretary of the Nigerian Bar. K Rad.”

Meanwhile, Sokoya’s campaign received a major boost at the weekend with his clearance by the Electoral Committee of NBA (ECNBA) to contest for the position of NBA Publicity Secretary. Announcing the successful appeal of his disqualification, Sokoya however noted that “This is not the time to rest on our oars but to intensify efforts until our victory is announced.” The former NBA Ilesa Branch Secretary and Publicity Secretary urged his supporters to “change the narrative and make the voice of the bar to be heard.”

His words: “Precisely on the 12th day of June, 2020 at exactly 8:42 Pm after celebrating the Democracy Day and having been interviewed by the media on Democracy Day, I received a mail from ECNBA informing me of its decision disqualifying me as a candidate in the forthcoming NBA election.

“Upon a careful and holistic perusal of the sole ground for the disqualification, I swiftly lodged an Appeal to ECNBA and to the glory of God, I received another mail from ECNBA on the 3rd day of July, 2020 at exactly 11:57 pm that I have been cleared as a candidate to the office of the Publicity Secretary of our noble Association.

“I give Glory to God Almighty for this first stage of Victory, I equally thank my revered and highly respected leaders and friends who have been calling me on daily basis to ascertain the decision of the ECNBA on my meritorious Appeal.”

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