Barr. Chief COC Akaolisa Honoured at Arise Africa Magazine Awards


Congratulations to  Barr. Chief  COC Akaolisa as you bag Award for your outstanding community development services, unquantifiable contributions to your community, visions, enterprise and youth development across Africa


Barr. Chief COC Akaolisa, was born into the Catholic Family of Late Nobel Sir H. N Akaolisa KSJ and Lady Josephine Akaolisa of Ezeogwu Okwuamaraihe Autonomous Community of Awo-Idemili Clan in Orsu L. G. A Imo State on the 15th of October 1962. He started his Primary Education at Amaraihe Primary School Ezeogwu Awoidemili and ended at St. John\’s Primary School Agbani in Nkanu L. G. A Enugu State from where he proceeded to C.I.C Enugu. He completed his Secondary career at Community Secondary School Awo -Idemili before Campus where he was a pioneer student in 1981 and graduated in 1985. He was called to the bar in 1986 and has been in full legal practice since 1990 when he was elected State Legal Adviser of SDP.  He was also the Orsu National Delegate to the Jos Convention of 1993. He was the National Coordinator/Campaign Manger of Chief Ralph Obioha Presidential Campaign Organization 1993 and later member of the Chief MKO Abiola Campaign Organization -Eastern Caucus. He left Imo State after the annulment of the June 12 election to join other members of NADECO in the fight to de-annual the 1993 presidential election. He stated his legal Career in the following law firms: MB Alonge & Co. Owo Ondo State,  I.I.E NNODUM & CO (Under Late Justice I. I. E NNODUM)  Orlu.  In 1990 he founded COC Akaolisa & Co, Ultimate Chambers Lagos. He came back to Imo State in 1998 and is the present Principal, COC Akaolisa & Co.  (Amaraihe Chambers, Teachers House, Port-Harcourt Road, Owerri)

He has held the following positions in government :

Special Assistant (Political to the Secretary to Imo State Government -1999 -2001, Executive Assistant to the Governor on Administration (Cabinet Office )- 2001-2002.

Executive Assistant to the Governor on Electoral Matters 2002

Member of the Enlarged Executive Council Imo State Government 2001-2002. Transition Committee Chairman Orsu LGA 2008 -2010.

Sole Administrator Orsu LGA 2010

He has served in various Government panels and Committees, including the Chairman Voters Registration Mobilization Committee, Chairman Owerri Timber Market Reallocation and Development Committee, Member Panel on Review of Imo State Local Government System.

He is a member of several professional bodies including the International Bar Association (Anti -Corruption Commitee)
Nigerian Bar Association (Owerri Branch)  He is the Founder and President, Citizens Watch Initiative,  a Pro-democracy Advocacy group and also President Ezinwanne Foundation -A widow Assistance Network.

He is a recipient of several awards too numerous to mention including NAFDAC GRASSROOT AMBASSADOR 2009, Distinguished Award by the NBA Owerri Branch 2001. Certificate of Merit as PATRON and ADVOCATE by the spinal injuries Association of Nigeria and Award of Special recognition by the Orlu Diocesan Mass Servers Association. As a pioneer Christian Father of St. Paul\’s Boys Secondary School Chaplaincy. He has received the following awards from the chaplaincy:

1. Special Ambassador Award by the Chaplaincy -2010

2. IDE CHAPLAINCY Award by the CWO -2012

3. Certificate of Merit by the Chaplaincy CMO -2013

4. Pillar of the Church Award by the Chaplaincy Council -2015

He holds the following Chieftaincy titles:

1. Ezinwanne Orsu -Presented by all the Traditional Rulers Orsu LGA

2. Ezinwanne Okporo -Presented by Late Eze Silver Ibenye Ugbala

3. Ezinwanne Okigwe-Presented by HRH Eze Ugochukwu of Ubaha Okigwe

4. Egbe Eji Eje Ogu-Presented by HRH Eze Mike Ebighi Amara of Okwuamaraihe Orsu L.G.A

5. Ezinwa of Awo -Idemili -Presented by HRH Eze Dr I. Okoligwe, Okokoro of Awo -Idemili Ancient Kingdom

He is a prolific writer on National issues whose articles are published by National dailies. He has also written three books one of which has become a highly recommended research document on Igbo legal issues -PRINCIPLES OF IGBO LAW AND JURISPRUDENCE

He was the former State Legal Adviser, People\’s Democratic Party Imo State and is today watching the political horizone. He is married and has three children

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PROFILE OF IKECHUKWU ANYANWU Ikechukwu Anyanwu is an Imo State born Nigerian. An Author, Public Speaker, Humanitarian, Blogger, Media Guru and Start-up Coach. He has inspired millions through Arise Africa Network Platform He Is Into Education, Media, Entertainment, Showbiz and Hospitality Industry. Having calved a nitche for himself as a leadership expert, human capital development and management consultant. He is currently the Chairman, Online Media practitioners Association of Nigeria, Imo State Chapter. Ceo Arise Africa Magazine, Founder Arise Africa Network – a non-profit organization. Face of Arise Africa, Managing Consultant GCFN Consult. Member, Imo State Bloggers Association. Ag National President, Association of Pageant CEO’s of Nigeria Human Resource Specialist and Leadership Coach with astute impact on many seeking to maximize their skills, intellectuals and innate potentials He has a track record of reproducing leaders and helping them to gain dominance within their nitch. Mr Anyanwu after a rich career that spanned for 18 years having worked as Human Resources Manger, Outlet Manager Rennys Foods Limited from 2004 – 2019, Management Consultant for various Quick Service Restaurants in Abuja, Enugu, Rivers State, Abia, Ebonyi, Kogi and Imo State is now focusing on helping young people to discover, develop their talents. He has built lots of platforms for young people of Africa to express their talents. He is passionate about writing, consulting, coaching and training. He blogs regularly via and has a thriving social media followership. He is a graduate of Sociology/Anthropology, Imo State University whose passion is to impart knowledge by educating, equipping and empowering young minds for the future. He is an alumni of Living Word Training Center He is also the West African Representative of All African Media Networks He is married to Mrs Carol Anyanwu and blessed with 3 sons.


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