Okechukwu Aholu is a Lecturer at Nottingham Law School, where he teaches Public Law, Land Law, Tort Law and Law in Action for law undergraduate suits. In this role, he facilitates learning for the different modules and help undergraduates build the confidence to tackle legal questions and acquire research skills necessary for higher legal education.
Dr. Aholu joined NTU in September 2022. Prior to that, he was a staff member at the Bristol Law School, University of West of England, Bristol where he taught different modules in law (International Trade law, public law, Natural resources law, International environmental law, Human rights law and law and institutions).
Dr. Okechukwu Aholu is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He was the prizeman of the Rivers State University of Science and Technology, Nigeria in 2007 where he emerged the overall best graduating student winning the Dean's Prize for Academic Excellence and the Public Law Department Prize for Academic Industry. He also obtained a Master's degree in International Oil and Gas Law Regulation from the Law School of the prestigious University of Aberdeen in 2013. He recently concluded a survey course in International Human Rights Law with Florida State University under a scheme sponsored by the International Bar Association (IBA). He holds a PhD in international Environmental and natural resources law from the Bristol Law School, University of West of England.
Dr. Aholu has made presentations at different international conferences including the South-Western University's Environmental Law Conference where his presentation on "Greening African Union Environmental Law" emerged as second-best presentation.
Aholu is a member of the editorial team of the African Journal of International Energy and Environmental Law and a reviewer with the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Law Review. He is also the current Deputy Director of the African Energy and Natural Resources Network (ANREL). He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association. His research interests are energy law, international environmental law, hydrocarbon regulation, international human rights law, green infrastructure, and nature-based solutions to climate change.
Dr. Aholu’s research is focused on Energy law (especially just transitions from a Global South Perspective) ; International Environmental Law (especially nature-based solutions to climate change and the regulation and taxation of externalities) and Natural Resources Law (especially the Hydrocarbon Regulation).
Dr. Okechukwu Aholu is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the International Bar Association (IBA), and the United Kingdom Environmental Law Association. He is also the current Deputy Director of the African Energy and Natural Resources Network (ANREL). He is also part of a team of researchers from Escrow Tech Limited, a UK company that has successfully applied for an won an innovate UK Smart Grant on innovative solutions to climate change.
Sponsors and collaborators
- The Niger Delta Development Commission, Nigeria (NDDC)
- Professor Jona Razzaque (University of West of England Bristol)
- Professor Elena Blanco (University of West of England)
- Professor Olugbenga Akinade (Teesside University)
- Dr. Chukwuka Monyei (Sussex University)
- Dr. Magnus C. Abraham-Dukuma (Senior Climate Change Advisor Gisbon Council, New Zealand).
- C. G Monyei, K. O Akpeji, O. Oladeji, Okechukwu C. Aholu and O.M. Babatunde et al., “Regional Cooperation for Mitigating Energy Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa” (2022) 159 Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 112209
- Magnus C. Abraham-Dukuma, Okechukwu C. Aholu and S. Nakanwagi, “Improving Regulatory Approaches for Abating Upstream Gas Emissions in a Low Carbon Era: Case Study of Algeria, Egypt and Nigeria” (2022) 20 (2) Oil Gas & Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL) 1-21
- Magnus C. Abraham-Dukum, Michael O. Dioha and Okechukwu C. Aholu et al., “A Marriage of Convenience? Research and Policy Implications for electrifying Upstream petroleum production systems with renewables”, (2021) 80 Journal of Energy Research and Social Science.
- Okechukwu C. Aholu and Wifa Eddy Lenusira, “Regulatory Governance: The Petroleum Industry Bill and Nigeria’s Oil Future”, (2020) ANRELN working paper Series 001.
- C.G Monyei, R. E.H Jenkins and Okechukwu C. Aholu et. al, ‘Examining Energy Sufficiency and Energy Mobility in the Global South through Energy Justice Framework” (2019) Journal of Energy Policy.
- Okechukwu C. Aholu, “Does the Application of the Polluter Pays Principle Promote Environmental Justice?” (2021) Thesis submitted to the University of West of England in partial Fulfilment of the Award of Doctor of Philosophy.
- M.C Abraham-Dukuma, Okechukwu C. Aholu, J. Nyokabi and M.O. Dioha, “The Political Economy of decarbonising African Petroleum Cities: Governance Reconfigurations for the Future” (Springer Upcoming 2022).
- Magnus C. Abraham-Dukuma, Okechukwu C. Aholu and Kemi Hughes, “The Future of Fossil Fuels Supply and Impacts on Sustainability” (Elsevier 2022 Upcoming)
- Okechukwu C. Aholu, “Is the Polluter Pays Principle Recognized Under African Union Law and Policy?” Part 1.
- Okechukwu C Aholu, “Is the Polluter Pays Principle Recognized Under African Union Law and Policy?” Part 2.
- Okechukwu C. Aholu, “What is the Most Pressing Concern of International Human Rights Law:? Climate change?”
Conference and Seminar Presentations:
- Aholu O.C, “Greening African Union Environmental Law: How Can Harmonization Help?” being a paper delivered at the Energy and Natural Resources Conference held on the 19th of June 2019 at the University of Aberdeen
- Aholu O.C, “ECOWAS Extractive Industries Law: Does the Addition of Harmonization Subtract Sub optimality?” being a paper delivered at the South Western Universities Environmental Law Conference held at the University of Swansea.
- Aholu O.C, “Does the Application of the Polluter Pays Principle in Nigeria’s Oil Industry Promote Environmental Justice?” Being a paper presented at the 2018 edition of the Environmental Law Conference held at the University of West of England, Bristol.