Bemigho Reno Omokri, was born in Nigeria and has an LLB and a BL from the Nigerian Law School. He also has a Masters in Law from the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom.
He founded the Council for Youth Empowerment with Malam Nasir El Rufai, which is a non governmental organisation involved in pro-democracy work and youth development.
He helped organised Nigeria’s civil society and opposition elements in a group called G-57 and was co author and signatory to the letter of prominent Nigerians calling for a probe into the health of former Nigerian President, Umaru Yar’adua. His name is the 48th name.
Reno has worked at the British House of Commons and the Nigerian Presidency known as Aso Rock Presidential Villa. He has produced a series of short films and documentaries presenting the positive side of Nigeria that is often over looked by the Western media including ‘The Banker’ and ‘The Barbershop’. He also produced the documentary ‘Facts V Fiction’ which was a viral hit in Nigeria and the Diaspora.
Reno has been featured prominently as a political analyst on Nigeria’s major newspapers including in Thisday, 234next and The Guardian.
He has given expert opinion on Nigeria as a panelist at the United States Institute of Peace and was amongst the select group of panelists who assessed the 2011 Nigerian elections at the Atlantic Council in Washington DC and is currently a consultant at the U.S. Political Consultancy firm Joe Trippi and Associates where he helps develop democracy support programmes for Africa.