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Title: Nigeria Judiciary Score High As Olatunde Philips Get Elected into the Prestigious Fifa Ethics Committee
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Former Chief Judge of Lagos state, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has been elected as a member of the FIFA Ethics Committee The ele...

Former Chief Judge of Lagos state, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has been elected as a member of the FIFA Ethics Committee

The election was ratified by the congress of FIFA at its 67th Congress in Manama, Bahrain

She is also the chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

The string of groundbreaking feats with regards to global recognition for Nigeria in world football continued on Thursday, May 11, with the election of immediate past Chief Judge of Lagos state, Hon. Justice Ayotunde Phillips as a member of the highly respected FIFA Ethics Committee.


In what amounted to another remarkable accomplishment for Nigerian women, Justice Phillips’ election was ratified by the congress of FIFA at its 67th Congress in Manama, Bahrain.

Recall that former Minister for Environment Amina Mohammed was in February sworn-in as the fifth Deputy Secretary-General of the UN at the UN Headquarters in New York.

This latest appointment is a further evidence of the rising profile of Nigeria in international football circles as shown by the recent appointments of the NFF president into important CAF and FIFA roles.


The new FIFA Ethics Committee (Adjudicatory Chamber) is headed by Vassilios Skouris (Greece), the longest –serving president of the European Court of Justice.

Fiti Sunia (American Samoa), a Judge and former Attorney General of American Samoa, is deputy chairman.

Other members are Mohammad Ali Al Kamali (United Arab Emirates: Asia), Aivar Pohlak (Estonia: Europe), Margarita Echeverria (Costa Rica: North and Central America and the Caribbeans), Jack Kariko (Papua New Guinea: Oceania) and Flavio Zveiter (Brazil: South America).


Justice Phillips is presently the chairman of the Lagos State Independent Electoral Commission (LASIEC).

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