Dr. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode

Championing Well-being for African Women and Children.
Lawyer. Author. Leader. Entrepreneur

Meet Dr. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode, a distinguished Nigerian lawyer, entrepreneur, author, activist, and philanthropist. She is the Group Chief Executive Officer of Asset Management Group Limited and the Chief Executive Officer of Murtala Muhammed Foundation. Dr. Oyebode was born on December 24, 1963, and is the first child of the late General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, a former Head of State of Nigeria, and Ajoke Murtala Muhammed.

Dr. Oyebode’s educational journey is as illustrious as her professional career. She attended Queen’s College in Lagos for her secondary education before pursuing a Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B. Honors) degree at the University of Buckingham, UK. She continued her academic pursuits with a Master’s in Law specializing in Public International Law from King’s College, University of London. In addition, she holds a Doctorate from S.O.A.S. University of London.
As a lawyer, Dr Aisha’s legal career commenced in 1986 when she attended Nigerian Law School, earning her a Barrister of Law (BL). She furthered her legal studies, obtaining an L.L.M. in Public International Law from King’s College, University of London, in 1988 and an M.B.A. in Finance from Imperial College, University of London, in 1996. She is a distinguished member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Dr Aisha is a visionary entrepreneur committed to fostering socio-economic change in Nigeria and beyond. She is the Founder and C.E.O. of the Murtala Muhammed Foundation (MMF), spearheading impactful initiatives in humanitarian support, education, and gender-based violence prevention. Moreover, as the Group C.E.O. of Asset Management Group Limited (A.M.G.), Dr Aisha is pivotal in driving the company’s success in real estate, ranging from luxury to mass housing.
Besides her legal and entrepreneurial pursuits, Dr. Aisha is an accomplished author. Her Ph.D. thesis titled “The Suicide Bombing Women of Boko Haram: Re-Thinking Complicity” challenges established legal frameworks, offering critical insights into the legal culpability of female Boko Haram suicide bombers. Her authored work, “The Stolen Daughters of Chibok,” delves into the plight of the abducted girls by Boko Haram in 2014, highlighting the ongoing trauma experienced by the Chibok community.
Dr. Aisha’s exceptional contributions to civil society, women’s empowerment, and humanitarian efforts have earned her numerous awards and recognitions, including:
  • The New African Woman Award for Civil Society, Women’s Forum Global Meeting Amazing Woman and Change Leader,
  • Shortlist New African Women Award,
  • Zonta International Inspirational Award for Commitment to the Underprivileged in Society,
  • Global Funds for Widows – Humanitarian of the Year Award.
Dr. Aisha Muhammed-Oyebode stands as a beacon, championing the well-being of African women and children.
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