Biogaphy Profile: Ned Nwoko

Prince Ned Munir Nwoko is a Nigerian lawyer, politician and businessman. He was a member of the Nigerian House of Representatives between 1999 and 2003. Nwoko is a Muslim. He represented Aniocha North-South and Oshimili North-South.

Nwoko was born on December 21, 1960 into the Royal Palace at Idumuje-Ugboko, in Aniocha North LGA, Delta State. His heritage and environment allowed him to excel in academic and professional achievements. He is married with children, although his first son, Tarik, died in 2014 at the age of 22.

Nwoko got his first degree in Law and History from the University of Keele in Staffordshire, United Kingdom, followed by King’s College London where he graduated with a Masters in Law. He got his honorary doctorate from the Commonwealth University College in Belize.

In 2019 he got married to Regina Daniels through traditional rites.

Career

Nwoko served at the Nigerian National House of Representatives between 1999-2003. Nwoko set up and maintained a law firm in the UK, where he practiced as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

Nwoko is a Senior Consultant with Ned Nwoko Solicitors, a London-based law firm engaged in management and verification of foreign debts of third world countries, including their component states. He also served on the Vision 2010 Committee and is a member of the capital market. He served as Chairman of the External Committee of Vision 2010. Nwoko is also the Chairman of Project Tourism Nigeria, a Nigerian government initiative aimed at advancing the country’s struggling entertainment and tourism industry.

On 26 April 2019, Nwoko was given an honorary doctorate by the Federal University of Petroleum, Delta State. A nomination letter signed by the Vice Chancellor of the university, Professor Akii Ibhobode, said that Nwoko was chosen for the award based on his pedigree of philanthropy, service and integrity.

On 10 May 2019, INEC withdrew the certificate of return given to Peter Nwaoboshi, his opponent for the Delta North Senatorial District, and presented it to Nwoko. The decision was however reversed by The Court of Appeal in Abuja. The lead judge held that the case filed by Nwoko was not actionable as it had exceeded the time limit for legal consequences. The court held that the Federal High Court had no jurisdiction over the case.

Since 2003, his law firm was engaged by various states to verify and reconcile their foreign loans (Paris and London clubs loans) they have since been refunded all the over deductions. From 2009, his company Linas International Limited was engaged by all the local governments following the exit of Nigeria from the foreign debts, where funds belonging to local governments where wrongly utilized to settle the lenders. The local governments have since been refunded in full, following the various court judgements obtained by Linas International Limited on their behalf.

 

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