Barrister Nosa Ihaza
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BARR. Nosa Ihaza was born in Benin City, in the then Bendel State (now Edo State) of
Nigeria. After his secondary education at Western Boys’ High School in Benin, he
proceeded to study Diploma in Social Works from the University of Benin. While
studying social works, he simultaneously enrolled at the Nigerian Institute of Public
Relations (NIPR) which he successfully completed at the same time he completed
his programme in Social Works, and was awarded a professional certificate in Public
Relations, thus making him a certified public relations practitioner. He thereafter
applied to study Law at the University of Benin and was offered admission.
Having bagged his law degree, Nosa proceeded to the Nigerian Law School for his Bar Part 2 training, after which he was called to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria on November 8, 2005.
After working as a lawyer in Benin City for two years plus - from 2005 to 2007 - he decided to relocate to Lagos, the commercial nerve-center of Nigeria, so as to expand his horizon in legal experience. Indeed, he gained robust experience in legal practice by working with some reputable law firms in Lagos. While working in one of the law firms, he was engaged by the media house of Biscon Communications (owned by Mr. Bisi Olatilo) as Head of HR and Legal. He also used the opportunity of working at the media house to produce and present PEOPLES COURT TV programme, a public legal education programme. It was a live phone-in programme on the HITV cable station, and was aimed at educating the general public on all aspects of the law.
In 2009, Nosa floated Wig & Gown Communications, which has today become the pace-setters in public legal education, engaged in legal seminars, trainings and publishing. The following year, 2010, he floated his own law firm by setting up Skyline Solicitors, with office in Lagos. His law firm has a knack for commercial and corporate practice, and presently consults for several high net-worth individuals as well as blue-chip companies in Nigeria especially leading banks and real estate companies like the LIFEPAGE GROUP, PERTINENCE GROUP, etc.
As a facilitator of repute, Nosa handles Business Law both at the monthly Success, Business and Leadership School (SBLS), and also at The Entrepreneurship Academy (TEA) – where he is a faculty as well as board member - under the leadership of the Common Sense Guru, Dr. Olumide Emmanuel. He also facilitates regularly at Enterprise Training and Resource Acquisition Centre (ETRAC) organized by the Pertinence Group. Indeed, he is a much sought-after speaker on legal issues.
Nosa is the Director of Superminds Schools (Nursery & Primary) and Skyline Academy (Secondary), both in Lagos. He is also an advisory board member of the Lifepage Group of companies where he deploys his wealth of legal knowledge and experience to oversee the overall legal aspects of the group. Nosa is a prolific writer who has four published books to his credit, namely 101 Legal Facts Every Landlord and Tenant Must Know; Church and the Law: Avoiding Deadly Lawsuits in Ministry; Legal Framework for Doing Business in Nigeria; and Common Legal Mistakes in Business and How to Avoid them.
Nosa is married to Christie, an educationist and child-care practitioner who directly runs the affairs at Superminds School and Skyline Academy, and their union is blessed with three lovely children. They presently make their home in Lagos.