Moses Oruaze Dickson (born 13th August 1985) is a Nigerian born Lawyer, entrepreneur, publisher and philanthropist. He is the Managing Solicitor, Triax Solicitor , and also chairman of the Boards of many companies – Chairman, Board of Directors, Solalina Investment Limited Chairman Board of Directors, Strong Ideas Limited and founder of Goldcoast developmental Foundation.
His dedication to duty at any level of responsibility is one of his personality traits. In his early years, Moses was awarded the Most Dedicated Official of Law Week, Law Students Association of Nigeria (LAWSAN) Niger Delta University Chapter, far back in his university days and at many instances in his life. He was recognized as one of the region’s most consistent and successful young entrepreneurs, having launched his entrepreneurial presence since his 20s.
He will always say he developed capacity for effective and efficient law practice and communication skills through study of law from his undergraduate and postgraduate levels as well as through professional training at the Nigerian Law School and his work as counsel in Kemeasuode wodu & Co. up to his law firm TRIAX solicitors. He is a man who believes in thinking and acting rightly and mostly enjoys quiet moments.
Born in Toru-Orua, Bayelsa State, in 1985. an Ijaw by birth, from Bayelsa State. He attended Police Children’s school in Port Harcourt and later Bereton College. He has a degree in Law from Niger Delta university. He is an alumnus of Nigerian Law School, Harvard Division of Continuing Education, London School of Economics And Political Science, University of Bedfordshire, Salford Business School , City University University, London, all in the United Kingdom. Moses Dickson married Grace Dickson and Anita Dickson, and they have children together. He has seven siblings, one of which is Henry Seriake Dickson, the immediate past Governor of Bayelsa State (2017).
He began his career earlier as a classroom teacher immediately after his O’Level at Bright Future Int’l Group of Schools, Port Harcourt, after which he commenced his law degree at the Niger Delta University. Shortly after his bachelors degree, he proceeded to the Nigerian Law School Bwari, Abuja wherein he was called to the Nigerian Bar on February 14th 2012- a day he holds dearly as it not only was a festive Global St. Valentine’s day but also that his older brother Hon Seriake Dickson was sworn in as Governor of Bayelsa State. He was appointed Senior Special Assistant on special duties to the Bayelsa State Governor, a position he later resigned to further his educational pursuits. Prior to this, he also worked with Kemeasuode Wodu & Associates as an intern.
In 2013, he founded the GoldCoast Developmental Foundation, an NGO he named after his beloved but now late mother Goldcoast Dickson. The NGO is dedicated to empowering youths and Capacity building. A year after, Moses founded his first company Solalina Investment Limited which later grew to become Solalina Investment Group of Companies Limited, a frontier organization in building partnerships for the purposes creating wealth and bettering humanity.
He is also the progenitor of Triax Solicitors, a niche expertise law firm and Strong Ideas Limited an ideal company that turns Ideas into products.
Goldcoast Developmental Foundation is a Non- Governmental Organization established in 2012 and registered under the relevant Laws of Nigeria, with its base in Bayelsa State. With her Mission to continuously render selfless service and improve the general well-being of the needy and vulnerable through collective participation.
The Foundation deploys its resources to generate solutions to challenges that inhibit the growth of the Nigerian youth. Through its commitment to catalytic philanthropy, the Gold Coast Development Foundation seeks to achieve its mission by enhancing the development and capacity of youths and, supporting and driving policies that promote competitiveness, deploying financial capital through impact investments, and educating public and private sector actors through rigorous research.
The foundation has earned awards jointly by the Red Cross, Bayelsa State Government, Nigerian Air Force etc. for its selfless services to humanity. The foundation is also the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of all his companies.
M.O.D as he is known approaches life with a core belief that anyone can accomplish anything. According to him, there is in this world no greater force than that of the human heart determined to succeed.
His motivation is to be better than yesterday.
He is a man who believes in living on in the heart of others.
S/No Certificate Obtained Date
- First School Leaving Certificate 1997
- West African School Certificate (WASC) 2003
- LLB Certificate 2009
- Call to Bar Certificate 2012
- National Youth Service Corps Discharge Certificate 2013
- Leadership and Decision Making (Harvard) 2014
- Short course on Financial Regulation (LSE) 2014
- Research methods for the online world all at (London School Economic and Political Science ) 2014
- Mediation organised by Chambers mediation international in the University of Bedfordshire 2014
- LLM International Commercial Law (University of Bedfordshire, School of Law) 2015
11 MSc Financial Services Management (University of Salford, Salford Business School) 2020
12 Institute of Advanced Legal studies Abuja. 2018
13 LLM International Business Law (City University, London, School of Law)
14 Contract Administration( GeorgeTown University, United States ) 2021
15 Community Journalism(2021)
16 LLM Legislative Drafting (School of Advanced Study, University of London) in view
17 PhD in Law (University of Bradford, School of Law) in view
- Member, Nigerian Bar Association (NBA)
- Member, Advertising Practitioner’s Council of Nigeria (APCON)
- Member, Nigeria Union of Journalists
- Member, Chartered Institute of Administrators of Nigeria
lnternational Journal of Law and Management
- Rebalancing International Investment Agreements in Favor of Host States: Is it time for a regional investment court, Emerald publishing limited
- Party autonomy and justice in international commercial arbitration, International Journal of Law and Management, Int. J.L.M. 2018, 60(1), 114-134.
- Financial regulations and the Basil Accords
- Duties and Liabilities of the paying bank under the bill of exchange
- Tactical litigation in the post-recast Brussels Regulation era, European Competition Law Review E.C.L.R. 2017, 38(10), 457-469.
- Replacing lis pendens with forum non conveniens: a viable solution to tactical litigation in the EU? European Competition Law Review E.C.L.R. 2017, 38(11), 491-500.
- Scope for an appeals facility within International Commercial Arbitration, International Company and Commercial Law
- Proposal for an appeals Tribunal in Investment Treaty Arbitration, International Company and Commercial Law Review
- A case for a Regional Investment Court for Africa, North Carolina Journal of International Law
- “The AFCFTA: towards an integrated intra African policy” in Rebalancing international investment agreements in favour of host states, Wiley Simmonds and Hill publishing, 2018
Reading, jogging, meditation and swimming.