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Harvard-Trained Cyber Law Expert, David Ashaolu to Speak at TEDxBodija

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Another exciting news on #TEDxBodija2015 is that a prominent Harvard-trained cyber-law practitioner, David Ashaolu will be speaking at the event. The organizers of the event recently announced Splash FM’s Edmund Obilo, Chude Jideonwo, Munyaradzi Gwatidzo (Zimbabwean Techpreneur), Timi Olagunju, Adebola Olomo and Olusola Adewumi as speakers of TEDxBodija 2015. David Ashaolu will join them to explore the theme of the event, which is INNOVATION: THINKING UPSIDE DOWN.

David Ashaolu is the Managing Partner of Velma Solicitors, Velma Publishers and Velma Consulting & Professional Services, Abuja. He is a member of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA, the Internet Society, the International Telecommunications Union and the Global Climate Change Coalition. Locally, he is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and Executive Officer of the Institute of Data Processing Management, Nigeria. His areas of special interests include Cyberlaw/Intellectual Property, Power, Energy & Environmental Law as well as Alternative Dispute Resolution. He has published a book – Fundamental Human Rights in Europe’s Cyberspace, a scholarly well-researched work, in 2012 and has co-authored some others. David Ashaolu’s works has substantially developed the study of Cyber Law in Nigeria, he has been recognised by past presidents of Nigeria and his book is being used by Law Faculties of six universities in Nigeria.

David Ashaolu, as a professional cyber fraud examiner will bring to fore the strategies that will be effective in curbing internet fraud, safeguarding e-commerce from fraudsters and reforming our judicial system to curb cyber crimes. Cyber crimes, as threats to e-commerce, become more prominent in Africa as internet penetration has seen yearly growth. There is therefore a need to create systems and structures that will protect e-commerce. If our judicial system will accommodate this new trend, David Ashaolu belives that stakeholders must think upside down.

David Ashaolu

David Ashaolu

Meanwhile, the organiser of TEDxBodija, according to the information reaching us, plans to make available buses to convey students of Lead City University, The Polytechnic Ibadan, and University of Ibadan to the event. Students of these institutions who are willing to volunteer for the project should therefore contact the Director of Publicity, Damilola Oladehin via 08023038584. Benefits for volunteering will include certificates and international opportunities. The volunteers will also receive various trainings on leadership, project management and administration.

The event holds on Sunday, 6th December, 2015 at the popular Le Chateau Event Centre, Bodija, Ibadan, by 12 noon.

For sponsorship, contact organizers via or +2348036292636.

Registration for the event is free via:


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