Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, Mela Audu Nunghe Gets Honorary Chieftaincy Title at Annual Ekinrin-Adde Day Celebrations 2023.

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His Royal Majesty, Olu-Adde of Ekinrin Adde land, Olu Anthony Bamigbaiye Idowu ACA, CON.has concluded arrangements to honour one of Nigeria’s legal luminaries Barr. MELA AUDU NUNGHE (SAN)with the Chieftaincy title of Otunba Amofin of Ekinrin Adde Land.

The decision of the First Class Monarch to coronate Barr. Mela Audu was communicated to the public in a press briefing by the National Publicity Secretary of Ekinrin Adde Community Development Association (EACDA), Mr. Adewale Victor Adekanye.

Mr. Adekanye stated that, the community has enjoyed good relationship with the eminent lawyer and this has culminated in him being honoured .

Honoring such a personality according to Adekanye, is an intentional plan to strengthen the bond between the community and her friends.

Mela Audu Munghe (SAN) was born at Billiri in Gombe state on 14th October, 1960. He attended ECWA Primary School, Billiri and Doma Government Secondary School, Gombe State where he got his First School Leaving Certificate (FSLC)in 1973 and Senior Secondary School Certificate in 1978 respectively.

He proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University for his Law degree. MELA AUDU also got his master of Law at the University of Jos, Plateau state.

MELA AUDU attended different types of institutions both local and international and has acquired varying degrees of knowledge in Data Processing, Business Management, and so on.

He is the Founder and Principal Partner at Mela Audu Nunghe S.A.N & Co (Samkong Chambers)

An industrious and purpose driven Barrister, Solicitor and Notary Public with over 37 years of experience in civil, criminal and corporate practice globally. He is Always eager to continue to impact the legal profession in a positive way, while maintaining high ethical values, decorum, discipline and comportment in practice.

His work experience includes; Notary Public of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. Strong inclination and expertise in Civil litigation • Corporate and property consultancy • Consultant in family and matrimonial causes • Arbitrator. Prosecutor for The Gambia (Nigeria/Gambia (Ministry of Justice: Banjul, The Gambia) and Drafting 1981 Bilateral Technical Agreement): (1996 to 1999)

He participated in the prosecution of several attempted coup trials. Counsel to the Government in the liquidation of Gambian Airways, counsel to the commission of Enquiry into the property and assets of the Gambia, defended the interest of the Government from the lower to the superior courts in several cases.

Legal Adviser to Rims Securities Ltd (1995 to 1996)Lagos, Abuja, Nigeria Advising in general investment and stock broking matters. Company, he was secretary to the Board of Rims Securities Ltd, his schedule included preparation and filing of corporate documents to the Corporate Affairs Commission.

Mela was legal Officer at the Federal Capital Development Authority (1985 to 1987) Abuja, Nigeria
General legal advice and defending the Authority on several civil cases. Chairman of debt recovery,
Counsel to the Authorities Pension Board, Counsel to the Ministerial Tenders Board.

Counsel to various Adhoc committees (1984 to 1985)Legal Intern at the Federal Capital Development Authority (NYSC): (Abuja, Nigeria)
Defending the interests of the Authority in the court, Preparation and vetting of several contract agreements, vetting and rendering of advice on international turnkey projects. Counsel to several Adhoc investigative committees in land administration and other departments •

Barr. MELA AUDU has held different types of political leadership and belongs to different associations. He is a Member Associate ACIArb. UK. Senior Advocate of Nigeria, conferred on December 14, 2020. Honourable Commissioner of Special Duties, Gombe State November (2019) to March (2021) Secretary/Hon. Commissioner, Gombe State Committee on Distribution of palliative. Chairman of the FCDA Committee on Debt Recovery. Chairman of the Bethany Christian Academy Board of reference.

Chairman of Governing Board: Nigeria Reinsurance Corporation PLC. Chairman of The Lagos International Trade Fair Management Board. Chairman of Nigeria Bar Association Abuja Branch , 1996. Secretary NBA, Abuja Branch 1989 • Member of the Judicial Service Commission, Gombe State (1999-2003). Member of the 2019 Gombe state Transition committee (Chairman of the Justice sub sector).

The SAN is a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC), member of the Board of reference, Bethany Christian Academy, member of the International Bar Association.

Barr. MELA AUDU has received several awards in recognition of his contributions to the course of legal profession in Nigeria. Among the Awards are;

Committed Bar Leader Award, presented by the Nigerian Bar Association, Abuja Branch. (Unity Bar),
Pillar of Support Award, presented by the Nigerian Bar Association, Bwari Branch. (Capital Bar)

Board of Trustees Award, presented by The Leprosy Mission: Nigeria.

Award in recognition of services, presented by ECWA LCB Pissukko, L/Daji and Pakla

Ambassadorial Award by ECWA TV.

Distinguished Africa Transformation Ambassador- African Free Press 2021 Distinguished Award of Excellence for being the 1″ recipient of the prestigious rank of a Senior

Advocate of Nigeria 5.A.N from Tangale Chiefdom in Gombe state Nigeria. December 2020 among others. He is a household name in the legal profession.

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