This book has been made possible by the Almighty God to whom we owe the inspiration and empowerment for writing it.
I must thank the lead author, the very distinguished, first female Learned Senior Advocate of Nigeria, the renowned Chief ‘Folake solanke, SAN, CON, for accepting to co-author this book with me. It has been a very valuable intellectual journey – truly rich in depth and meaning. As the norm of our profession, the learned senior leads.
A number of people have been helpful in the publication of this book. We are grateful to the lead author’s elder sister, Chief (Mrs.) Stella O. Odesanya, MFR, her two daughters, Dr Oluyemisi Solanke-Koya Esq., and Ms. Olubusola Solanke, Mr. Femi Olulowo Esq., Mr Kunle Osibogun Esq., her legal executive/personal assistant, Pastor Alao Gbadamosi, her publishers, Mrs Chris Bankole, Pastor John O.O. Oyewole, and Ms. Olaide Tokunboh-Ekunsumi, SAN in the writing of this book. A huge debt of gratitude is also owed to her entire family, members of her Alabukun Law-Chambers and her home staff for their enormous support and encouragement during the literary pre-occupation.
Much appreciation also goes to the staff of Kenna Partners, my Law Firm, for their invaluable support. In the forefront of people who have in no little way, contributed to the successful completion of this book are, my father, Dr Michael E. Ajogwu, SAN, Mr Charles Nwabulu, Ms. Olubusola Otedola-Olusanya, Ms. Olufunke Cole, Mr. Augustine Okafor, Ms. Chiamaka Okorie, Mrs. Chioma Mordi, Mrs. Ananya Kaul and Mr Thomas Aunde. We are grateful for their immense support and contribution towards the completion of this book. Olubusola and Olufunke deserve special mention for painstakingly assisting with the editing of the book.
Finally, much appreciation goes to my good wife, Mrs. Ifeoma Ajogwu, and our children, Nnaedozie, Kenechukwu, and Chiemedo, for their support during the period of writing this book.
Professor Fabian Ajogwu, SAN, FCIArb,
LL.B (Hons), BL, LL.M, MBA, Ph.D (Law), (Aberdeen)
Kenna Place, Lagos
21st day of March 2016