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Member, Nigerian Bar Association

Lady Debbie N. Obodoukwu is a principal Counsel of Lady Debbie N. Obodoukwu & Co. She graduated from Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1983 with Diploma in Law and in 1986 with L.L.B. She holds a Master’s Degree from University of Lagos in 1995.

She had her NYSC programme in 1998 at Federal Ministry of Justice, and finished from the Nigerian Law School Victoria Island in 1989 with BL. She obtained Diploma in Law at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria) and was admitted as an Associate Member of the Institute in 2007.  She obtained training in International Law from the Institute of Maritime Law, University of Southampton, United Kingdom in 2009. She holds a distinguished Certificate in MA. 504 Project Management and Leadership from the Worldwide Solutions, Reston V.A USA 2010.

She also obtained a Certificate from Michigan, USA in 2011 and another Certificate in Making Board Governance more Effective from the Harvard Business School, Boston USA in 2012. She also holds a certificate in TARP Related cases from Euronesuey Training Institute, New York in 2013.

Lady Debbie N. Obodoukwu has appeared in many cases before State and Federal High Courts, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Nigeria and Election Tribunals. She worked as a counsel and later as Associate Partner of Dickson D.I Osuala & Co.

She is a member of many Professional bodies amongst which includes: Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association (IBA), Nigeria Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Federation of International Women Lawyers (FIDA).

She has held Federal appointment from 2006 till date such as; Member – Legal Aid Council (2006-2007), Federal Commissions – Federal Judicial Service Commission (2008-2013), Life Bencher – Body of Benchers.

She has attended both domestic and international conferences. She was an award winner of ladies of the Fellowship from Full Gospel from the Full Gospel Business Men Fellowship International.

Her hobbies include Traveling, Reading, and Charity work.