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November, 2021


November 1-5: Professor Olawuyi, SAN chairs 3rd MENA Environmental Law Scholars Conference in Doha, Qatar (Gulf Times) 


October, 2021

October 20: Avoid Leadership Mistakes Of Past Generations, Professor Olawuyi, SAN Urges Nigerian Students (Nigerian Tribune, GuardianVanguard News, The Sun, The Nation News)

September 2021


Sept. 29, 20221: New Publication Alert:  Afe Babalola, SAN and Professor Damilola S. Olawuyi, SAN have co-authored a new article titled "Advancing Environmental Education for Sustainable Development in Higher Education in Nigeria: Current Challenges and Future Directions" published by Sustainability, a Q1, Scopus-Indexed journal. 

Sept. 22, 2021: Professor Olawuyi calls for regular transparent disclosure of financial information by oil and gas regulators (Tribune Newspaper; Guardian; The Nation)

Sept 09, 2021: Gold, Copper, Other Precious Metals’ Development Can Turn Around Nigeria’s Economy- Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Tribune;

Vanguard Newspaper

September 09, 2021:  In an interview with Global Finance Magazine, New York, Professor Olawuyi comments on Shell's Divestment of its oil and gas assets in Nigeria 


August, 2021

August 15:  New Publication Alert: Professor Olawuyi unveils new book, Climate Change Law and Policy in the Middle East and North Africa Region (Routledge)


August 07: Southwest Can Compete Globally If Its Mineral Resources Are Developed ― NEITI Board Member, Prof Damilola Olawuyi, SAN (Tribune Newspaper; Vanguard Newspaper)

July, 2021


July 23: Professor Olawuyi has been appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari as a member of the Governing Board of the Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) (The NationNigerian TribuneNigeria Lawyer News; Vanguard News; Daily Post; The Cable; Guardian News

June, 2021


June 11: Twitter ban will enhance misinformation, says Professor Olawuyi, SAN (Guardian Newspaper; The NationNigerian Tribune)


May, 2021


May 06, 2021: Prof. Olawuyi has called for a reform of legal education in Nigeria (Nigerian Tribune; The Nation; The Sun, The Guardian News; Nigerian Lawyer News)


April, 2021

April 26: Prof. Olawuyi has edited a Special Issue on "Extractive Industries in the Middle East and North Africa Region," and is now available in the Extractive Industries and Society Journal (Elsevier)


March, 2021

March 27: Professor Olawuyi participated as a speaker at the first biennial symposium of the Institute for Global Understanding at Monmouth University. He spoke on "The Search for Energy Justice in the Global South." See full transcript here.


March 09: Prof. Olawuyi has been appointed as co-Chairman of the NBA Committee on Legal Education (Premium TimesNation News)


January, 2021


January 20: New Year, New Book: Professor Olawuyi unveils new book, Local Content and Sustainable Development in Global Energy Markets published by Cambridge University Press (The Nation Newspaper; Nigerian Lawyers News)

December, 2020

December 19, 2020: Professor Olawuyi is honored by his hometown, Igbajo, Osun State of Nigeria on his elevation to the Inner Bar (Nigerian Tribune, The Nation News; Nigerian Lawyers; The Sun;  Watch Video)

December 09:  Professor Olawuyi has received the 2020 Innovative Law Teaching Award, by LexisNexis Middle East & North Africa, at the annual Qatar Business Law Awards (Gulf Times; Qatar Peninsula News)

November, 2020

November 20: Prof. Olawuyi has received the Fellowship of the Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators at the 2020 Annual Investiture and Awards Ceremony.


November 20: Professor Olawuyi addressed the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission, in the 'Panel on the Extractive Industries and Illicit Financial Flows from Africa' More information here (ISHR News)

November 14:  Congratulations to Professor Olawuyi on his well deserved elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (Queen's Counsel eqv.) (NigeriaLawyers News; Nations News; Gazelle News; Boss Newspaper)


October 2020


October 14:  Prof. Olawuyi will deliver a talk on addressing mining conflicts in Africa, at a webinar organized by the International Bar Association and the University of Dundee, UK. More information here


October 13: Prof. Olawuyi has called for the urgent development of a national policy on arbitration in Nigeria (The Nation Newspaper, Nigerian Lawyers News)


September 2020


September 25, 2020: Prof. Olawuyi has been appointed as an Independent Expert on the African Commission's Working Group on Extractive Industries, Environment and Human Rights ( The Nation Newspaper; Nigerian Lawyer News; Punch Newspaper)

September 09, 2020: Prof. Damilola S. Olawuyi chairs expert panel on Racism, Sustainability and the Law, organized by HBKU Law School, Qatar. See full video here


August 2020

August 17:  Prof. Olawuyi delivers keynote lecture at the American Society of International Law (Africa Interest Group ) Webinar, on The Role of Africa in Addressing Remote Work post-COVID-19: The UN's Sustainable Development Goal of Economic Growth


August 16:  Prof. Olawuyi calls for greater accountability, transparency and competitiveness in the Nigerian national oil company, NNPC (The Guardian Newspaper)

July 2020


July 23:  COVID-19: Economic recovery plans must be underpinned by SDGs – says Professor Olawuyi (Vanguard News; Guardian News; Punch Newspaper; The Nation; EnviroNews, NigeriaLawyer News)

July 22: Prof. Olawuyi to speak on Decommissioning of Oil and Gas Installations at a session organized by the University of Dundee's Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy

July 07: Listen to Prof. Olawuyi's insightful discussion on Breaking Systemic Racism Through Shaping Law and Society


July 06:  Prof. Olawuyi has called on the Nigerian government to investigate and address the importation of ultra-dirty 'refined' fuels to Nigeria. (Guardian Newspaper)


July 05:  Don’t rejoice yet over $2.8b AKK Gas Pipeline Project’ -Socio-political challenges, climate change may undermine project, says Prof. Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper)

June 2020

June 30:  'We must address how our legal systems prepare for pandemics', says Professor Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper)

June 25: Prof. Olawuyi will speak at the International Bar Association's Webinar on "Energy Justice and Energy Law". Register here

June 11: On World Environment Day, Prof. Olawuyi called for comprehensive and sustained action on environmental infection control (Punch Newspaper)

June 04: Professor Olawuyi discusses the role of Islamic ADR in the Post-COVID-19 Legal Order (Modern Diplomacy EU;  Gulf Times, Qatar Tribune, MENA FN)

May 2020


May 22: Professor Olawuyi discusses how African extractive industries can play active roles in the global energy transitions at the African Energy Transitions Conference organized by Extractives Hub, University of Dundee, United Kingdom

May 15:  Professor Olawuyi interviewed by the Green Institute, on the role of extractive industries in sustainable development post-COVID19. Full interview is available here

May 14: COVID-19: Lawyers And The Judiciary Must Be Equipped To Handle The Impending Tsunami Of Cases, Says Professor Olawuyi (Guardian Newspaper, Vanguard Newspaper, The Nation, Independent News; NigeriaLawyers News)


May 8: Professor Olawuyi joins other eminent speakers to reflect on required innovation in law practice Post-COVID 19 (NigeriaLawyers News)

May 1:  Professor Olawuyi's book chapter titled, Energy Poverty in the MENA Region: Divergent Tales and Future Prospects, has been published in the new book Energy Law and Energy Justice (Oxford University Press, 2020)

April 2020

Professor Olawuyi's latest article on Water-Energy-Food Nexus has been published in the 4th Edition of Environmental Law and Policy (Toronto: Emond Publisher)

March 2020

March 31, 2020:  President Buhari’s COVID-19 Regulation Aligns With International Best Practices On Infectious Disease Control, Says Professor Olawuyi (The Nation Newspaper, NigeriaLawyers News, Daily Independent Newspaper, This Day Newspaper, )

March 30, 2020: In 2014, during the Ebola Crisis, I published an article titled "An Evaluation of Nigeria’s Legal Framework for Environmental Infection Control" and is available here:  4 (1) UNIV. OF IBADAN LAW JOURNAL.

March 04, 2020: Prof. Olawuyi's latest article explores the important role of natural gas in the global energy transition. The article is titled "Can MENA extractive industries support the global energy transition? Current opportunities and future directions", and is now available in the Extractive Industries and Society Journal (Elsevier)

February 2020

February 24, 2020: Prof. Olawuyi's book chapter titled, "Local Content Policies and Their Implications for International Investment Law" has been published in the Handbook of International Investment Law & Policy (Springer, 2020).


January 2020

January 29, 2020: Professor Olawuyi delivers public lecture at Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada on the topic The Search for Energy Justice and Sustainable Development in the Global South

January 02, 2020: New Year New Book: Professor Olawuyi releases new co-edited book on Negotiating Enforceable Joint Operating Agreements in Civil Law Jurisdictions (Kluwer, 2020)


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