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Festus Keyamo, SAN

Festus Keyamo (born 21 January 1970) is a Nigerian lawyer, social crusader, critic, columnist and human rights activist. He is SAN-designate after being named by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), Nigeria in July 2017 as one of the outstanding Nigerian lawyers to be awarded the rank of SAN. Keyamo and others named on the 2017 SAN-list will be inaugurated into the elevated league of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in September 2017

He was born on January 21, 1970 at Ughelli, a town in Delta State southern Nigeria but his father hails from Effurun, a city in Warri. Keyamo had his primary education at Model Primary School and secondary education at Government College, Ughelli, where he obtained the West African School Certificate in 1986. He later proceeded to Ambrose Alli University at Ekpoma, in Edo State southern Nigeria where he received a Bachelor of Law degree in 1992 and was called to the Nigerian Bar on December 1993

He began his legal career in 1993 at Gani Fawehinmi's Chambers in Lagos State, southwestern Nigeria. After he spent two years at Gani Fawehinmi's chambers, he left to established Festus Keyamo Chambers.

He was counsel to the leader of the Niger-Delta Peoples’ Volunteer Force, Mujahid Dokubo-Asari in his trial for treasonable felony and lead counsel in the treason trial of Ralph Uwazuruike, the leader of the Movement For The Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB). Keyamo was also a counsel in the murder of Bola Ige. 

In 2008, he took the Federal Government of Nigeria to court over illegal appointments of service chiefs. 

In 2017, Stephanie Otobo, a Canadian-based singer and stripper, accused Apostle Suleman Johnson, through her lawyer Festus Keyamo, of failing to keep a marriage promise made to her after allegedly having several sexual relationships with her.

Mobirise
Festus Keyamo Chambers is a law firm providing fully-integrated legal services to both private individuals, corporate organisations and government establishments. The firm is made up of highly proficient and experienced lawyers.
The firm, which was established in 1995 by its Head of Chambers, Festus Keyamo, Esq., has since grown rapidly with its Head Office in Lagos, and branches in Abuja and Warri (Delta State). There are also liaison offices in many States across Nigeria.
Presently, the firm comprises the Head of Chambers, two Practice Managers, one Deputy Head of Chambers, and three Assistant Heads of Chambers for the three branches. Overall, there are twenty-two lawyers and twenty-one support staff in all the three offices.
The firm’s reputation speaks for itself as a thriving Law firm in Nigeria. Accordingly, the firm has handled several landmark cases, some of which have been generally regarded as controversial. The firm also represents the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the prosecution of high-profile corruption cases.
The areas of core practice, interests and expertise include, but not limited to, the following;
CORPORATE AND COMMERCIAL PRACTICE
CRIMINAL PROSECUTION
LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY
ARBITRATION & ADR
AVIATION
ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES
BANKING & FINANCE
LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY
DEVELOPMENT LAW
LITIGATION
REGULATORY & COMPLIANCE
SHIPPING & MARITIME
TRUST & ESTATE
DISPUTE RESOLUTION
HUMAN RIGHTS LAW

CONTACT FORM

Lagos: No. 1, Festus Keyamo Lane, Off Gbagada Expressway,  Behind Hotel Newcastle, Anthony, Lagos State.
Abuja: No. 13, Nouakchott St, Near Keystone Bank, (formerly bank PHB), Wuse, Zone 1, Abuja FCT
Warri: No. 1, Festus Keyamo Close, Off Agric Road, G.R.A Effurun, Warri, Delta
Phone Contact: 08033371229, 08055028515, 08157365097

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