For the first time in the history of Nigeria legal jurisprudence , a book specially devoted by to the tourism sector has been published and publicly presented in Abuja Nigeria.
The book, a product of 1O years legal research was planted by Dr Emmanuel Oluwafemi Olowononi, a Senior Lecturer , Nigerian Law School , Abuja , Nigeria. Nigerian youths at the launch of Sports Law and Practice book in Abuja.
The Governor of Ondo State,
Governor Akeredolu who was the Special Guest Of Honour at the impressive event which commanded the presence of Governors Aminu Tambulwa, Gov Yayaha Bello, Governor Ben Ayade, Sunday Dare, Minister of Sport , President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Senator Smart Adeyemi, Mr Olumide Akpata, SAN, Solomon Lalong , Asiwaju A Awomolo SAN, and other distinguished legal minds in Nigeria, commended the author of the book, Dr Oluwafemi Olowononi,for thinking out of the box by venturing into a new area of legal jurisprudence hitherto unnoticed and unrecognised.
He said that he was enamoured by the author for exploring his exuberance mental capacity as a young man to fish out a lucrative aspect of the law that some of them, who belong to the old generation of legal practitioners never thought off.
Gov Akeredolu pointed out that, Dr Olowononi has employed his mental capacity to excavate what has been hidden from the old and wise and adumbrates it for the benefit of all.
Gov Akeredolu said that the situation in the country is hard and stiff and seems that the solution lies not within the mental capability of the old but within the polished superior exuberance of the youths who should take back their country.
He thus tasked youths in Nigeria to likewise and in unison put their thoughts together and take back their country.
The Minister of Sports, Mr Sunday Dare, who was represented by Mr Akinlolu Folu, Head, Legal Services, Ministry of Youth and Sports Development commended Dr Olowononi for coming out with an indispensable material for the Ministry.
According to Mr Akinlolu Folu, Sports Law and Practice have come to fill a gap and invalidate the dearth of legal materials in Nigeria pointing out that it will go a long way in relieving the Ministry of the burden of searching for legal materials when needed.
Mr . Olumide Akpata, the outgoing President of, the Nigeria Bar Association, said he had to grace the public presentation of the book purposely because of being a new area of law and of other importance is the personality of the author as a brilliant teacher of the law who has a unique style of imparting knowledge.
Mr Akpata pointed out that the publication of this unique book of the law is a testimony of the character of the author who daily seeks or foray into new knowledge areas.
Asiwaju Awomolo described the book as a gift to the sports sector, legal practitioners, law students and spot lovers.
Reviewing the book, Dr Peter Oniemola deftly and clinically highlighted the essential paragraphs of the book chapter by chapter and revealed to the guests the hidden relevant legal nuggets of the book.
He described the book as an unputdownable product of a classical legal mind not only to fill a vacuum in the legal space but to pathfind a new course and new professional concern for lawyers.
Representatives of Governors Ayade, and Yahaya Bello delivered commendable messages of congratulations to the author for expanding the frontiers of legal practice in Nigeria.
Mr Paul Kashim , who represented Gov Tambuwal also described the book as a must to be acquired by every lawyers and law students because it is a novel area of law.
Senator Osita Osinachi and Hon Luke Inok delivered Goodwill messages and commendable words for Dr Emmanuel Olowononi who they described as an intelligent teacher of the law who is not only humble but diligent at work.
Prof Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN, Director General, stamped the confidence and trust which the school reposed in the author by not only leading a team of lecturers from Abuja Campus of the Nigerian Law School which include Dr and Mrs Osamolu, Director and Head of Academic, . U Ononye, S.M. Rilwan. PS Okorie and others but waited till the close of the impressive ceremony.
The event which was anchored beautifully awesomely by Kanayo .O. Kanayo and Prof Mrs, Professor Mabel Envierhoma ,former Dean of Art, University of Abuja,the duo who were ex-students of Abuja Law School was attended by Professor Paul Idornigie, SAN
Pastor Peter Balogun,
Bishop David Asoore,
HRM Etim Edet
Professor O. Abifarin,
Professor K Adam,
Chief Judge, Federal High Court
VC, Kwara State University
Dr Mohammed Ndarani, SAN
Baba JB Daudu, SAN,
Prof Ademola Adegoke,
Professor Mabel Envierhoma ,Former Dean of Art, University of Abuja
Dr Reuben Atabo, SAN
A. Atoyebi, SAN
Tayo Fatogun, SAN
Chief Ogwu Onoja, SAN
Chief Henry Akunebu, SAN
Rt Hon Luke Offiong
Professor Dan Fulani
Professor Alemika, Professor J. Amupitan, SAN,
Mr. Monday Adjeh, Chairman, Bwari Branch, Mr Clement CHUKWUEMEKA, Former Chairman, Bwari Branch and 2nd Vice President Elect,
Representative of NDLEA, FCCPC,
Capping the event were two testimonies of brilliance and diligence at work rendered by three students of the Nigerian Law School Abuja Campus rendered by Mrs Bala Bola Briggs, Vice-Chairman, Elders Council Jackie Odukoya, and Mr Etaba, Chairman, Law School students’ Representative Council.
Dr Olowononi in his short thank you message gave glory to God almighty for the event and expressed his unlimited gratitude to everyone who has been used by God to make the public presentation of the book Sports Law and Practice a huge success.
The book which is a product of over 10 years of research, publications and interrogation of the various laws regulating sports in Nigeria will not only shore up the image of Nigeria in the comity of Sports nations but will endear Nigeria sports to global embrace for sustainable economic engagement.