SHATI ADR Center and Services
Our mandate is to sufficiently equip trainees with the relevant skills needed for the adoption of ADR services at all levels of human endeavors.
We believe as an organization that disputes are events we encounter every day in our society. Putting it in the words of R. J. Intindola “Life is simply a long journey of problem-solving and conflicts resolution”. Having this in mind, our services are streamlined to cover all ADR mechanisms such as mediation, mediation advocacy, arbitration, negotiation, conflict resolution, management, and conciliation among others.
– R. J. Intindola
The listed neutral and their profiles are as follows:
Oladipo Tolani Esq
Oladipo Tolani Esq. FICMC, FCIARB (UK)
Oladipo Tolani is a partner at Abdullahi Ibrahim & Co where he heads the Kaduna office.
He obtained his LL.B (Hons) in Law from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria in 1987 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 1988.
Oladipo Tolani is a thorough-bred litigator with an uncommon flair for both civil and criminal trials; he also specializes in Commercial Law, Banking, Real Estate and Construction, and Public and Administrative Litigation. He was appointed a Notary Public for Nigeria in 1998.
He has served on various boards and until recently as a member of the National Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association. He was a member of the Conference Planning Committee of the NBA between 2005 and 2010.
He was recently elevated into the inner bar as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee of Nigeria.
Oladipo Tolani is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (United Kingdom) and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators, Nigeria. He holds the prestigious Diploma in International Arbitration from Oxford University, London. He was the Kaduna Chair for the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.
Rosecana Galadima Ankama Esq.
Rosecana Galadima Ankama Esq. LLM, FCARB, CEDR (UK) Certified Mediator.
Chairman, SHATI Governing Body
Rosecana Galadima Ankama is a lecturer with Kaduna polytechnic, department of legal studies. She is a graduate of Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, where she obtained her first degree in law, LL.B (Hons) and Master of Laws LL.M respectively. She was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2000. She developed interest in conflict resolution as far back as her secondary school days when she served as a mediator between friends and classmates. She nurtured her interest in the practice of ADR by attending training at the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators and other ADR processes in and outside Nigeria. She is an ADR expert with a special interest in Mediation and Negotiation. Her drive for mastery and specialization has made her to further obtain a diploma certificate in Negotiation Mastery, Harvard Business School.
Rosecana mediates workplace, a range of family disputes, property, and breach of contract disputes. She also anchors conflict resolution talk shows on Liberty Radio organised by House of Justice, Kaduna. She co-developed a mediation training package for Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
She has published many articles on ADR and other legal matters in international and local academic journals.
She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Nigerian Red Cross Society, Nigerian Institute of Chartered of Arbitrators, CEDR (UK) trained mediator, Conflict Dynamics (South Africa) accredited mediator, International Certified Negotiator (Australia), Institute of management Consultants, International Association of Applied Psychology and a Notary Public. She is a listed Arbitrator/Mediator of the Kaduna Multi- door Court House Kaduna state. She is the current Chairman Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, Kano/ Kaduna Branch.
Ifeanyi Anago Esq.
He is a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, Chairman of its Fellows Forum, a Fellow of the Institute of Construction Industry Arbitrators, a Registered Quantity Surveyor with QSRBN and a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He was a Federal Government nominee to the QSRBN and was the Chairman of its Accreditation Committee, responsible for certifying all Quantity Surveying educational programmes in Nigerian Universities and Polytechnics.
He also served as the Federal Government-appointed consultant to oversee the implementation of the MDGs ‘Quickwins’ project on Health, Education and Water sectors in Anambra State.
He is a listed Neutral with the Abuja Multi-Door Court House of the Abuja High Court and is presently a sitting Arbitrator at the same court. He has served on several court-ordered Arbitral referrals and has also functioned as counsel in several Arbitrations.
He is a construction industry resource person having authored over 40 papers on various construction–related topics. Under Divine Inspiration, he propounded the concept of Mediative Conciliation as a dispute resolution model in the Construction Industry, which model has been adjudged by the Community Relations Service (CRS) of the U.S. Department of Justice, as the best model for resolving school-based hate crimes in the United States of America. This novel concept has now been Trademark- Patented as Anago Mediative Conciliation with certificate N0. 92036.
He has been a very active participant in Engineering and Construction practice spanning over 28 years as a respected Quantity Surveying and Total Cost Management Consultant. He was the Executive Director-Contract/Vice-Chairman with Paul-B Nigeria Plc; a notable building and civil engineering company. He is currently a member of the Infrastructure Policy Commission of the Nigerian Economic Summit Group (NESG) and serves on its Roads and Rails sectoral working groups.
Oludare Aborowa LLM, M.Sc ASCMA(UK)
Oludare Aborowa is a trained attorney-mediator and an experienced commercial alternative dispute resolution specialist with over a decade of experience that cuts across various sectors. He acts for a number of commercial clients as well as private individuals dealing with both commercial and private dispute and conflict resolution matters.
He holds a Masters of Law degree LLM in Law and Technology from Tilburg University, Netherlands.
He holds numerous certifications and belongs to several professional bodies and associations relevant to the field of law, alternative dispute resolution, information technology and data protection.
Fola Alade Esq.
Fola Alade Esq. (ASCMA, UK), (IADT, UK).
Fola Alade is a Notary Public and an Accredited Attorney- Mediator based in Lagos. He is the Founder/ Principal Partner at FOTEFA PARTNERS LP (MEDIATORS & MEDIATION ADVOCATES), a bespoke Mediation firm in Nigeria
Fola Alade is a Fellow, World Mediation Organization (WMO), Mediator of the Global Mediation Panel at the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes, a Certified Mediation Advocate with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (U.K), a trained Mediator on the Panel of Neutrals of the Federal High Court(FHC), Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse (LMDC), Edo State Multi- Door Court House (EMDC), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and Lagos Chamber of Commerce and International Arbitration Centre (LACIAC), a trained Negotiator from the Lagos Business School (LBS), a Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist and a Certified Trainer(International Award in Delivering Training[IADT] UK) with the London Professional Training Centre.
He is the Founder/Principal of Fotefa Mediation Academy, another bespoke Mediation Training Academy where he trains on the business and practice of Mediation. He is also the Executive Director of the Incorporated Trustees of Attorney-Mediators Association (ATMA), a Consultant/Facilitator/Trainer with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA Nigeria), Betaworka Cosmopolitan Partners Limited, Au Courant Legal Research Firm, Legally Engaged Academy and the Resource HQ Ltd where he trains on Negotiation, Mediation, Mediation Advocacy, Workplace Conflict and Emotional Intelligence.
He was a Judge at the 8th Edition of the 2TG-RMLNLU International Mediation Competition and the 17th Edition of the International Commercial Mediation Competition.
Fola was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2007 after obtaining his LLB Hons Degree from the University of Lagos in 2006. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and the Section on Business Law (SBL), Lagos Court of Arbitration (LCA) and a Partner member with the NCMG International (Negotiation and Conflict Management Group International).
Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo
Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo is a marketplace apostle and ordained minister at Reconcilers World Ministry based in Nairobi, Kenya. A sought-after conference speaker and Negotiation Dispute Resolution (NDR/ADR) specialist, scholar, practitioner, leader, and trainer with a cumulative experience of over 5 years in the dispute resolution industry.
He holds a law degree (LLB) and M.A in International Relations (magna cum laude) from the United States International University, Africa (USIU). He has a host of certificates under his belt that includes-strategic management and leadership, mediation training, mediation and conflict management (Harvard University), and mediating the litigated case (Pepperdine University).
Presently, Victor Baba Emmanuel Aligo is an adjunct lecturer at the Global University of Somalia, based in Mogadishu. Similarly, he is an expert trainer with Accords International (India) and a faculty member at the Three C Institute (Nigeria). Additionally, he is developing a curriculum on the intersectionality of diplomacy, mediation, and negotiation at the Institute of Public policy and International Affairs (IPPIA), an offshoot of the United States International University-Africa situated in Nairobi, Kenya. Victor Baba is a recipient of the prestigious JAMS Weinstein Fellowship program 2020.
Isaac Asare is the Director of Programmes and Facilitator at the Institute of Paralegal Training and Leadership Studies-IPLS. He is also the current administrator of the Ghana National Association of ADR Practitioners (GNAAP) and the Executive Director of the Centre for Citizens Empowerment (CCE). He is a Mediator, Negotiator, Arbitrator, Paralegal, and Peace expert and has one book to his credit: Commercial mediation handbook. As an Alternative Dispute Resolution Practitioner (ADR), he has sat on several cases ranging from Family Disputes, Labour Disputes, Mining Disputes, Commercial Disputes, Land Disputes and other disputes. He has to his credit a Master of Arts in Peace and Development Studies from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, a Certificate in Peacekeeping and International Conflict Resolution and a Certificate in Civil-Military Coordination from Kofi Anan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre, an Executive Master in Alternative Dispute Resolution from Institute of Paralegal Training and Leadership Studies-IPLS, BSc. Management with Computing (Marketing) from Regent University College of Science and Technology, Ghana. He is a member of the ADR International Register and the Ghana National Association of ADR Practitioners (GNAAP)
Maryam Osiri Esq
Maryam Osiri is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB. Hon.) with a specialization in Private Law
She is a Senior Associate at M. Osiri & Associates a law firm with a focus on Corporate and Property law Practice.
She is a Certified Dispute Resolution Specialist and a promoter of Alternative Dispute Resolution as a more sustainable method of resolution of disputes and the Administration of Justice in Nigeria and in Africa at large.
She has skills in Mediation and has intervened in settling disputes within the family sphere. She is also the Convener of the Virtual Hangout where family issues are discussed and solutions recommended within the family and business sphere.
She is the author of the book “Preserving Business Relationships: Beginner’s Guide”.
She attended Business Management Masterclass under the YOUWIN program organized for Youths by the Federal government of Nigeria and also holds a Certificate in Project Management issued by Pheek Foundation, an organization that specializes in providing business development and Consulting services through its Business arm, iCentra Consulting.
She is currently undertaking her Master of Laws Program at the University of Abuja, Nigeria, under the Department of Public and International Law.
She is happily married with two lovely kids.
Zechariah Maleeks Junior
Zechariah Maleeks Junior LL.M, ACIArb.UK
Zechariah Maleeks Junior is a legal practitioner called to the Nigerian bar in 2016 and holds a Master of Laws degree from the prestigious University of Jos. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (UK), a Dispute Resolution Specialist, the Principal Counsel at Hydorzon Attorneys, a member of ICC Young Arbitration and ADR Forum, and a Member of ODR Africa Network. He is passionate about dispute resolution with a particular interest in Online Dispute Resolution (ODR).
Sewuese Yaji Aondo Esq. AICMC
Sewuese Yaji Aondo is a graduate of Law from the renowned Faculty of Law, Benue State University, Makurdi, a lawyer, called to the Nigerian Bar in 2018. She is also an alternative dispute resolution specialist, a certified mediator and ADR secretary/ registrar, by the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC) and the Abuja Chamber of Commerce Dispute Resolution Center ( ACCDRC) respectively with over half a decade of experience in resolving workplace conflicts, commercial and family disputes. She is the founder of Prime SPG Legal Consult and Advisory Services, a firm that specializes in Legal Consultancy and dispute resolution services. She is currently the Company Secretary and Legal Adviser for a group of companies and is on the board of trustees and secretary for a number of NGOs. Her areas of practice include commercial law, corporate practice, intellectual property, FINTECH, and alternative dispute resolution.
Lolia Deal- Oligbo
Lolia Deal- Oligbo LL.B, B.L, LL.M, ASCMA (UK), is an Accredited Attorney- Mediator with the Lagos Multi- Door Courthouse (LMDC).
She is also an Accredited Mediation Advocate with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) UK.
She is the Founder & Principal Partner at MITALE LEGAL PRACTICE a full service law firm with a strong focus and a comprehensive knowledge in the areas of Employment & Labour law and Mediation.
In addition to practicing Law and Mediation, she is also a Facilitator and Trainer with MITALE ADR where she conducts trainings in the areas of Workplace Conflict Management for Organisations, Companies and SME’s.
Other areas of interest are in Customer Conflict in the Hospitality Industry as well as being a Conflict Coach.
Lolia also has a keen interest in the promotion of Online Dispute Resolution to help businesses and individuals resolve issues without recourse to litigation.
Her legal background and common-sense approach gives her a holistic approach to the issues.
Lolia’s legal background includes a Bachelor degree in Law (LL.B) from the University of Lagos, Nigeria
Barrister at Law (B.L) from the prestigious Law School, Abuja, Nigeria where she was Called to the Nigerian Bar.
She also holds a Master’s Degree in International Trade Law (LL.M) from the Queen Mary University of London, England.
She is a Senior Associate at FOTEFA PARTERS LP (MEDIATORS & MEDIATION ADVOCATES) where she co-mediates on several disputes within her area of expertise and interest.
She was a panellist at the World Mediators Conference 2022 and was also a Judge & Expert Assessor at Mediate Guru’s 1st International Negotiation Competition which was Hosted by Newcastle University.
Likewise, she was a Judge & Expert Assessor at the IMC-V-2022 2nd International Mediation Competition.
Judge & Expert Assessor ALSINC 2022 International Mediation Competition.
Judge & Expert Assessor ODRC 4.0 International Negotiations Competition 2022.
She is a member of the World Mediation Circle and runs several Mediation Circles within Lagos, Nigeria where she currently resides.
Lauretta Onwuegbuzie is a Legal practitioner and Executive Assistant to the Principal at FOTEFA PARTNERS LP & FOTEFA MEDIATION ACADEMY.
Lauretta graduated from the University of Lagos, Akoka, Lagos. She is an Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators of Nigeria (ICMC).
Lauretta is passionate about spreading the gospel of Mediation in Nigeria.
Hon. Dorcas Levy Daniel
Hon. Dorcas Levy Daniel FICMC, MCArb, MTI (Nigeria) Trained Mediator, (Upper Customary Court Judge)
Dorcas Levy Daniel is a Lawyer and Upper Customary Court Judge with the Kaduna State Judiciary. She is a Member of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators, an MTI (Mediation Training Institute Nigeria) trained Mediator, a Member of the Child Justice Coordination Committee of Kaduna State and a member of FIDA, with a profound interest in communal and amily mediation.
Prof. Timothy Bulus
Prof. Timothy Bulus is a professor of Biochemistry at Kaduna State University, with academic and research experience of more than seventeen years. He has served as the head of the department of Biochemistry for two terms spanning four years during which the department had witnessed tremendous improvement in organization, course curriculum, quality of teaching and the establishment of several postgraduate programmes. He is currently the pioneer director of the Directorate of Laboratory Management and Maintenance of the university and had previously played key roles in pioneering the establishment of the first-ever well-equipped Kaduna State University Molecular Biology Laboratory. He has served the university in many capacities at senate and management cadres, as well as in many of its committees.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the prestigious University of Nigeria, Nsukka. In addition, he has a Master of Science degree and a Doctor of Philosophy, both from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, on the potential of developing vaccine constructs against malaria pathogen, research he partly carried out at the Center of Glycobiology, Universitate de Bremen, Germany. He has lectured many biochemistry courses and supervised original research at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels in Biochemistry and Biotechnology with attendant scholarly scientific articles to his credit. He is a member of several scientific societies which he served in different leadership and committee responsibilities.
Professor Timothy Bulus is a community development person and has provided a lot of community services across fields and communities. He was a visiting lecturer at the Department of Biological Science, Nigeria Defence Academy (NDA) Kaduna, where he helped in the establishment of M.Sc. Biotechnology programme. He was a visiting research scientist at the Nigerian Institute for Trypanosomiasis, Kaduna, and had provided research training and mentoring opportunities to younger researchers in the institute. He has been equally involved in several other society training in the capacity development of younger scientists. Because of his leadership roles and his passionate interest in peaceful co-existence, he has recently undergone the basic intensive, theoretical and practical training course in Dispute Resolution Skills and Proficiency with the Settlement House ADR Training Institute (SHATI) and attended capacity building workshop for academic leaders at central State University, Ohio, USA. Prof. Timothy Bulus is practically involved in conflict management within the University and has participated in resolving several conflicts and disputes among staff and students such as theft cases, online platform-related disputes, examination irregularities and intra-union conflicts.
He is a principled, fair-minded and amiable teacher and leader. On the basis of his competence and trustworthiness, he was invited by Bowen University for a sabbatical leave during which helped to restructure and stabilize the Biochemistry Programme and has, on several occasions, been invited to examine undergraduate and postgraduate students of Ahmadu Bello University, University of Jos and Bingham University. He has written letters of recommendation and served as a guarantor to many youths. He is a Christian teacher, counsellor and leader. He is a patron and advisor to student organizations and is happily married to Mrs Martha and their marriage is blessed with three children: Blessed (12), Joseph (10) and Grace (5).
Lauretta Ikyaagba LLB, BL, MIMS(UK) MICMC, ASCMA(UK)
Lauretta Ikyaagba is a passionate Legal practitioner, a Mediator, a Mediation Advocate and an Alternative Dispute Resolution Registrar. She is also a member of the Institute of Management Specialists (UK), a member of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators (ICMC Nigeria), and an Associate Member Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. Her vast knowledge and skills have equipped her to serve as a mediator in commercial and Family conflicts.
She is the Founder/Principal Partner at FENNA MEDIATION AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION SERVICES – a full-service law firm in Lagos with a liaison office in Abuja that specializes in commercial and family disputes.
She is also a Project Manager, an emotional intelligence enthusiast, and a Legal Volunteer on dispute resolution for several NGOs.
Dorothy Wobin Avongpeter
Dorothy Wobin Avongpeter LLB, BL, MCJ (Senior Registrar I, National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Kaduna Division.
Dorothy Wobin Avongpeter In addition to her bachelor’s degree in law, obtained a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Kanuna State, University, Kaduna.
She was into Private Legal Practice with B.S.C Asogwa & Co, before joining the Kaduna State Judiciary (High Court of Justice) as a Legal Research Officer. She vast and experienced in research work generally including but not limited to legal research.
She is presently a Senior Registrar I, at the National Industrial Court of Nigeria, Kaduna Division, having transferred her service from Kaduna State Judiciary.
She has undergone n intensive theoretical and practical training in Dispute Resolution Skills and Proficiency, with the Settlement House ADR Training Institute (SHATI).
Nanchang Nangwang Esq
Nanchang Nangwang Esq DRS, MICRPC, PDE, ASCMA (UK)
He started his early education by enrolling in ABU Zaria, an accredited IJMB program at the Institute of Education, University of Jos center. He was thereafter admitted into the faculty of law, University of Jos, Jos Plateau State, where he graduated and obtained his first degree in law, LL.B (Hons) and he is currently pursuing a master of Laws in Public law, LL.M degree at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna. He was duly called to the Nigerian Bar in 2013.
Nanchang Nangwang is a Lawyer and the Principal Partner of the law firm, N. NANCHANG & CO. He is also the Executive Director of Settlement House ADR Training Institute (SHATI). He is a Certified Dispute Resolution Specialist, an Attorney-Mediator, Mediation Advocate, an Arbitrator, a Certified Negotiator, an ADR Practitioner and Advocate, a Restorative Justice Practitioner, a Certified Emotional Intelligence Specialist He is a Certified Conflict Manager, a Certified ADR Registrar/Secretary, a holder of Mediator Academy, United Kingdom certificate in Commercial Mediation-Accredited by Institute of Chartered Arbitrators (UK), a Medical Law enthusiast and Employment and Labour law Expert.
He has keen interest in medical and negligence disputes, workplace disputes, commercial mediation, faith-based mediation and arbitration, land dispute, family disputes among others. As a Dispute Resolution Specialist, he has handled several disputes which were amicably settled out of court. He also carries out all kinds of registration at Corporate Affairs Commission as an accredited agent.
He is an Associate Member of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, a Member of Institute of ADR Registrars and Secretaries, a member of the Institute for Crisis Resolution, Peace-building and Conciliators, a Fellow of Leadership Institute of Administration and Business Studies, a Member of Institute of Industrialists and Corporate Administrators, a member of the Nigerian Red Cross Society, a Member of the Nigerian Bar Association and an accredited associate of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates, United Kingdom.
He has a certificate in International Law in Action: the Arbitration of International Disputes from Leiden University, Netherlands, a certificate in Foundations of Teaching for Learning: Introduction, from Common Wealth Education Trust, London, United Kingdom, a certificate in English for Career Development from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, a certificate in Learning how to Learn: Powerful mental tools to help you master tough subjects, from McMaster University, San Diego, Ontario, Canada, a certificate in Persuasive Communication: Evidence, Storytelling and Legal Practice from the Institute of Communication & Corporate Studies, Lagos, Nigeria, He Holds a Profession Diploma in Education from Institute of Education, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna. He holds certificate in restorative Justice course organized by the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA) and African Forum for Restorative Justice (AFRJ) and a certificate of Mentorship in Medical Law by the Medical Law Hub, Certificate In Emotional Intelligence, the Mediators Inner Strength from the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators as a well as a certificate in Emotional Intelligence and Stress Management from the Institute for Crisis Resolution, Peace Building and Conciliation. He is a listed neutral of the Kaduna Multi- door Court House, Kaduna state.
Francis Ojok, LLM., MA., LLB.
Francis Ojok, LLM., MA., LLB.
Francis Ojok is a Ugandan-trained lawyer with extensive experience in International Arbitration and Dispute Resolution (Negotiation and Mediation). He’s an International Mediation Institute’s Qualified Mediator and a co-founder of Kuponya Peace & Justice Initiative, based in Uganda.
Francis holds a Master of Laws (LLM). from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, Caruso School of Law, Pepperdine University. Master of Arts (MA). in Conflict Resolution and Coexistence from Brandeis University’s Heller School for Social Policy and Management, Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Law Development Centre, and a Bachelor of Laws (LLB). Degree from Kampala International University, Uganda.
Francis has extensive experience working with culturally diverse teams in a multicultural and multi geographical environment. He began his career interning at the Chief Magistrate Court of Gulu, Northern Uganda, before joining one of Uganda’s top law firms, Onyango & CO. Advocates, as an Associate. His experience expands to working in academic institutions like Brandeis and Pepperdine University. He has also worked with NGOs in Uganda and America.
He is a member of the Association of Young Arbitrators and IMI’s Young Mediators’ Initiative (YMI). And a frequent public speaker on Negotiation, Mediation, Arbitration, and Conflict Resolution. He also frequently writes and has published several articles on these topics. Currently, Francis consults with a Los Angeles-based Company.
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