ISIAKA ABIOLA OLAGUNJU, SAN
He is the founder and Principal Partner of ABIKE CHAMBERS.
Abiola received his Law Degree in 1992 from the prestigious Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Akoka, Yaba, Lagos before he was enrolled to practice as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in December 15, 1993. He started his Legal Practice with the firm of BONAJO BADEJO SAN & CO Lagos from November 1993 to December, 1994. By providence, he moved his practice to Ibadan in January, 1995 when he joined the law firm of Tunde Abimbola & CO. till May, 1995.
He has always had a vision of a first class law firm. This became a reality on 17th July, 1995 when he established ABIKE CHAMBERS®, one of the leading law firms in commercial litigation and advisory legal services emerging from Ibadan.
Abiola is an active Bar Man; He was: (a) the Social Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Ibadan Branch 2000-2001,:(b)the First National Assistant Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) (2006-2008) (c) Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association Human Rights Institute (NBAHRI) (2008-2010), (d) Member, National Executive Council (NEC) of the Nigerian Bar Association, (2006 till date) (e) Member, International Bar Association Pro bono Committee, (f) Member, National Technical Committee on the Provision of Pro Bono Legal services for Children in Conflict with the Law and Setting up family courts in Nigeria, Secretary NBA 2010 Election Committee, Council Member, Section on Legal Practice of NBA (2013 -2016), Prosecutor, Legal Practitioners Disciplinary Committee (LPDC) 2014-2016, Member, Committee for the establishment of Family Courts in Oyo State Judiciary (2015-2016). Elected as General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association (August 2016- August 2018), appointed a member of the Body of Benchers of Nigeria, (2017-2020)
Aare Isiaka Abiola Olagunju SAN is an experienced and skilled advocate and handled many cases which have been reported in several law reports. He is committed to exceeding clients’ expectations thereby earning his clients’ trust.
He has attended several International Conferences and Workshops. He is widely recognized in the Legal community and, as a result, he is frequently called upon to advise on various topics relating to Land Law, Labour Law, Mediation, Arbitration Negligence and Nuisance, Commercial Transactions, Regulatory Compliance, Electoral Matters and Taxation Law.
On 3rd of September 2020, he was appointed as the Chairman of Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission.(OYSIEC), a statutory state’s government agency established to conduct, manage and coordinate elections into the Local Government Councils of Oyo State. In appreciation of his contributions to legal practice, the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) conferred on him the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) an equivalent of Queens Counsel (QC) on 14th December 2020. He is happily married with children.