Valentino Buoro

Valentino Buoro is a Lagos based Attorney – Mediator and Multi-Door Courthouse practitioner.

He is an alumnus of both the Nigerian Institute of Journalism and the Lagos State University, where he obtained his Master of Laws degree.

Prior to his call to the Nigerian Bar in 1999, as a member of the pioneer class of the Nigerian Law School, Bwari, Abuja, Valentino garnered over two decades of distinguished experience in print journalism, having worked variously as a Chief Correspondent, Acting Editor Community Concord Newspaper, as well as a Senior Assistant News Editor of the defunct Concord Group of Newspapers.

In the year 2008, he had his associate mediator skills training offered by the Negotiation and Conflict Management Group (NCMG). It was in the course of that training that he had contacts with the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA, UK) and registered as its first Nigerian member.

Through dint of hard work and entrepreneurial foresightedness, Valentino facilitated the introduction of the concept and practice of mediation advocacy into the Nigerian jurisdiction.

He is presently a Director and Associate Convenor of the Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates (SCMA Nigeria), a service provider to the Nigerian Bar Association’s Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE)

Gifted with an unusual ability to think ahead and plan creatively, Valentino takes credit as Founder, Landlords and Tenants Rights Initiative; Founder, Attorney-Mediators Association, as well as Founder, Association of Multi-Door Courthouse Practitioners.

A federally Certified Trainer and Management Consultant, he has attended a number of other skills training and obtained certifications as: Associate Member, Nigerian Institute of Chartered Arbitrators; Accredited Mediator, Lagos Multi-Door Courthouse; Master of Arbitration Certificate holder of the Lagos Court of Arbitration, as well as Entrepreneurial Certificate in Real Estate, from the School of Estate, Lagos.

Valentino is a Co- Mediator at the Nigerian Court of Appeal Mediation Centre as well as a member of the Neutrals Panel of the Federal High Court ADR Centre, the Lagos Court of Arbitration, the Edo State Multi-Door Courthouse as well as Oyo State Multi-Door Courthouse.

He is an adjunct law lecturer at the Nigerian Institute of journalism and has over the last seven years offered volunteer services as a Mediator at the Lagos State Citizens Mediation Centre (CMC).