Obo Effanga is multi-talented as a lawyer, journalist and human rights activist.
National Diploma in Mass Communications from The Polytechnic Calabar;
LL.B (Hons), University of Calabar;
Called to the Nigerian Bar in1995
MA in Human Rights from the University of Sussex, UK.
Journalist with the Nigerian Chronicle newspaper
Worked for civil society organisations, including ActionAid Nigeria where he worked for 11 years.
General Counsel & Member Editorial Board, NewAge Newspapers Newspaper.
Columnist of the Year 2004 at the Nigeria Media Merit Awards.
Writer, The Nation; NEXT; ThisDay; The Niche; Punch and Premium Times.
Appointed Resident Electoral Commissioner for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in 2017.
A Ford Foundation Fellowship Alumnus, currently heads the alumni in Nigeria.