Mohammed Bello Adoke

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Mohammed Bello Adoke
Former Attorney General of Nigeria
In office
6 April 2010 – 29 April 2015
Preceded by Adetokunbo Kayode
Succeeded by [ [Abubakar Malami]]
Personal details
Born (1963-09-01) 1 September 1963 (age 53)
Kogi State, Nigeria

Barrister Mohammed Bello Adoke, Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (born 1 September 1963) was appointed Nigerian Attorney General and Minister of Justice on 6 April 2010, when Acting President Goodluck Jonathan announced his new cabinet.[1]

Adoke was born on 1 September 1963 in Kogi State. He gained a degree in law from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and 1985, and was called to the Nigerian Bar in October 1986.[1] He also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Tax Law from Robert Kennedy University in Zurich, Switzerland and a Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration from Keble College, Oxford.[2]

He held positions with the Kwara State Schools' Management Board, Kano State Ministry of Justice and private law firms before establishing his own practice. He was a member of the Board of Peugeot Automobile from 2006 to 2008 and Chairman of the Board Audit Committee of Unity Bank.[1] He has acted as an arbitrator in England and Nigeria, handling commercial disputes involving Shell Ultra Deep and the Federal Government of Nigeria, Global Steel Holdings and the Bureau of Public Enterprises Investment, and AES Nigeria Barge and Lagos State Government.[2]

His appointment as Minister of Justice and Attorney General on 6 April 2010 was seen as an attempt by Jonathan to introduce a fresh approach in pushing through electoral reforms. He ceased to be attorney general on 29th May 2015 [3]

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  1. ^ a b c "Ministers - the Profiles". ThisDay. 7 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-13. 
  2. ^ a b "Profile of Mohammed Bello Adoke, FCIArb, S.A.N. General Counsel, M.A. BELLO & CO". Point Blank News. 03/26/10. Retrieved 2010-04-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Madueke, Adoke, Wya, Suleiman, get juicy portfolios". Peoples Daily. 05/04/2010. Retrieved 2010-04-13.  Check date values in: |date= (help)