Some highly renowned political scholars and thinkers have come out with a nearly unmistakable assertion about Diaspora Igbos in America, Europe and other parts of the world.

In this very definitive conclusion, these social and political academic giants told those, who care to know that the Igbos in Diaspora are the big brains of Igbo extraction, who hold the key to Igbo political administration and preferred economic sustainability.

It is their candid opinion that the Igbo people should use their diaspora sons and daughters, who are abreast with the political realities and economic challenges of the present Nigeria to fill all political space in Igbo States.

In full adherence to the advice of these Igbo intellectual personalities, we initiated a meticulous but an expeditious search for Igbo Big Brains in Diaspora.
Our searchlight has methodically spotted an intellectually sophisticated and incorruptible Igbo Personality, whose placid manner and silent political activism will attract your attention.

Ndigbo, meet one of your sons, Chief Barr Mike Merenini. He lives in the United kingdom.

Chief Barr. Mike Ugo Merenini Esq, a Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme court of Nigeria;  Group Chairman M-99 International Ltd comprising interests in integrated farming, shipping, importation, printing & publishing, clearing & storage of goods and general merchandise; President, MIKENINI Consultancy Services UK.  
Chief Bar Merenini was born into the family of late Duru Michael Chiaka Merenini (Mbuba Ekwueme) and late Lolo Harriet Ngawunwa Merenini of Umuogida Emeke Obibiezena in the present Owerri North L.G.A of Imo State Nigeria. 
He attended Development Primary School and later St. Peter's Primary School, both in Obibiezena where he obtained the Primary School certificate. For his secondary education, he attended Community Comprehensive Secondary School Egbu, Owerri and Igbobi College, Yaba Lagos where he obtained both WASC and HSC/A' level G.C.E respectively.
He graduated from Imo State University Okigwe (the present Abia State University) in 1989 with LL.B (Hons.). Next, he attended the prestigious Nigeria Law School Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria and having satisfied all academic requirements, was admitted in 1990 to the Nigerian Bar as a Solicitor & Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. 
He worked briefly with the Federal Ministry of Justice as a State counsel handling intricate matters for the Federal Government of Nigeria including the celebrated case of ABN VS FGN before joining the chambers of D.O.K.C Ihekuna & Co. (Legal Practitioners and Notaries Public) as Associate partner. 
In the quest for further knowledge, Mike U. Merenini Esq. travelled to Germany where he undertook a post graduate course in speech writing, and computer programming/networking at the Media Design Akademie Regensburg Germany. 
At the untimely death of his first wife Irmgard, he married Mrs Maryann Ihuoma Merenini and the marriage is blessed with 4 lovely children, all schooling in the United Kingdom. His first son Bobby Chikezie is presently an undergraduate student at Duke University in North Carolina, USA studying Astrophysics.
It was while working at the Federal Ministry of Justice that Mr. Merenini in conjunction with High Chief Mike Ozekhome, SAN and other fellow legal practitioners founded the Universal Defenders of Democracy (UDD), a human rights organisation based in Lagos Nigeria. He is the author of "Blame African Leaders", a political satire about the political developments in Nigeria and Africa; UN & undemocratic use of veto. He is a former Chairman of APGA in the U.K & Northern Ireland and also an active member of Obibiezena Union, UK.
Mr. Mike Ugo. Merenini has contributed immensely to the development of his community, Obibiezena. While in legal practice, he offered free legal representations to most Obibiezena indigenes that required his services. Before philanthropy became a "big business", he, in his quiet nature has assisted and continues till this day to assist indigent students of Obibiezena with their school fees and other school necessities. Most widows, the aged and the very poor in his community will attest to the fact that he has on numerous occasions assisted them in varying ways including but not limited to cash gifts, medications and various needful supplies. He followed the footsteps of his father who provided employment to numerous Obibiezena indigenes at the Nigerian Ports Authority in Lagos. 
Most importantly, he has been a bastion of peace in Obibiezena.
He is of the Anglican faith and is currently a member of the PCC (Parochial Church Council) of St. Peter's Anglican CoE, Brockley, London UK.

Full details of political activism, sagacity and sociocultural affinities coming shortly.‎


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