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Ayo Obe

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Ayo Obe (née Ogunsola) is a legal practitioner and a partner, with Olasupo Shonibare, in the Lagos-based law firm, Ogunsola Shonibare. She is a Trustee of Senegal’s Gorée Institute and of the Brussels-based International Crisis Group. In Nigeria, she is on the boards of the Z.O. Dibiaezue Memorial Libraries and the Ajegunle Community Project. She is an active member of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign and coordinates the African Book Group in Lagos.
Ms. Obe was President of the Civil Liberties Organisation and has also been chair of the Transition Monitoring Group (an election-monitoring/democracy-building coalition of independent NGOs), the Steering Committee of the World Movement for Democracy and Nigerian Civil Society’s panel on Police Reform in Nigeria. She was a member of the Police Service Commission from 2001-2006.
Ms. Obe has written weekly columns on current affairs for Sunday Punch, Next and The Guardian. She presented “You and the Constitution” and “On Point” for the Nigerian Television Authority and currently presents a weekly radio programme about integrity, ethics and accountability in democracy, IDEAS radio.

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