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NBA Ikeja awards N200,000 prize to best graduating law school student

  15 Janvier      0        Sport (2563),


Abuja, Jan. 15, 2019 (NAN) The Ikeja Branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has awarded Miss Naomi Ekob, a cash prize of N200,000 as best student at the 2018 Bar Final examination of Nigerian Law School.

Ekob, currently working as a legal assistant to a judge, received the prize at the 15th Chief Gani Fawehinmi Annual Lecture on Tuesday in Lagos, Nigeria.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the lecture was themed: « Securing the Independence of INEC-A Panacea for a Free, Fair and Credible Elections in Nigeria ».

Mr Dele Oloke, the Chairman of the NBA Ikeja Branch while presenting the award to Ekob, said the kind-hearted nature of Fawehinmi had prompted the branch to establish the award.

He said the branch had institutionalised the annual scholarship to encourage and reward academic excellence at the Nigerian Law School.

« This scholarship award attracts a cash processing of N200,000 and the first of such award will be given today, » Oloke said.

He revealed that some senior lawyers who were members of the branch had promised to sponsor some editions of the scholarship.

« Mr Patrick Olumide-Fusika (SAN) undertook to fund the first to third edition of the award while Mr Oladele Adesina (SAN) equally announced that he would fund the fourth to the sixth editions of the award.

« In following the philanthropic attributes of Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), Mr Olukayode Enitan has also graciously announced his willingness to fund the seventh to ninth Edition of the scholarship award, » he said.

NAN reports that the recipient is a graduate of Afe Babalola University and the first recipient of the award.

She graduated as the best out of the 161 students who bagged first class degrees; and received 13 awards during her Call to Bar ceremony.

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