A Day of Glory for University of Ibadan Graduates At The Nigerian Law School.

UI carted 28 Out of 38 Prizes - By Vice Chancellor Idowu Olayinka.

The University of Ibadan community is highly pleased with the outstanding performance of her law graduates who won 28 out of the 38 prizes at the Bar Final Examinations January 2020 as approved by the Council of Legal Education, Bwari, Abuja. The information was published by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Professor Isa Hayatu Chiroma, SAN.

We received the news with much joy in our hearts, coming barely two weeks after our great University was ranked the best in West Africa, number 7 in Africa and among the top 500 universities in the world. We will continue to post superior performance in the years ahead. We congratulate our students, knowing full well that in the words of our University Anthem, this is “Greatness won with honest toil”. We acknowledge with gratitude the persistence, hard work, innovation and perseverance of the members of the Faculty. The University Management will continue to support you as we appreciate that Law is one of our flagship programmes.

It is worth noting that the University of Ibadan produced the Overall best graduating student, in the person of Olalere Yusuf Asamu, who won a total of 12 prizes. Adebayo, Deborah IbukunOluwa emerged the Best Overall Female Student of the Year, in addition to her winning four other prizes. Madu, Kelechi Chris-Angelo; Ayeku, Adeyemi Kehinde and Udeh, Kosisochukwu Chukwunonso won two prizes each, while Anyaeji, Ohizoba Theodora; Adebayo, Temilade Jumoke; Adewole Enifeoluwa Philip; Banjo, Afolasade Omobowale and Ojini. Ese Isioma won one prize each.

The prizes won by the Ibadan-trained lawyers are in Property Law Practice; Civil Litigation; Criminal Litigation; Corporate Law Practice; Professional Ethics and Skills; Best Overall Male Student of the Year; Best Female Student in Civil Litigation; Best Female Student in Civil and Criminal Litigation; Best Student of the Year (1st Prize); Best Overall Male Student; Most Promising Student; Prize for 1stClass Students and the Council of Legal Education Star Prize. The complete list is presented in Table 1.

It is trite to state that we have never been so pleased. In the words of Professor Oluyemisi Adefunke Bamgbose, SAN, former Dean of Law and member of the Governing Council: The outstanding performance of our students at the Nigerian Law School year 2020 is a consequence of a combination of the following: faithfulness of God; Uncompromising and supportive University Management; and first class and committed faculty staff and intelligent and diligent students.

The Dean of Law, Professor Simisola Olutoyin Akintola was extremely happy and pleased with the outstanding performance of the UI students. She said that since nearly all the prize winners are UI students that she was just looking for the very few on the list who are not Ibadan products.

To Professor Israel Adeniyi Olatunbosun, the immediate Past Dean of Law and currently the Acting Vice-Chancellor KolaDaisi University, Ibadan: Our admission policy has been an added advantage and contribution to outstanding performances we have been recording at the Nigerian Law School. Once again, UI law graduates have done the University proud at the 2020 Call to Bar ceremony with outstanding records carting away 28 out of 38 prizes and awards, including the star prize by Yusuf Olalere. Remarkably UI graduates have proven consistently superlative records of high quality and attest to our maxim that certainly if it must be from UI, it must be of outstanding quality.

Dr. John Akintayo a Reader in Law, Quondam Head of Department and one of the first generation of students of Law at the University of Ibadan in the 1980s Praise the Lord Jesus. God has done it again for us. I have asked a colleague to identify all our graduates so that I don’t leave anyone out. Madu, Ayeku are UI Graduates. Congratulations sir. Thank you for your support sir. My VC sir, we are quite excited. This has proved to the whole world that Ibadan is the best place to study Law in Nigeria.

Dr. Afolasade Adewumi, a Senior Lecturer in Law and a member of the University Senate said, Greatest UItes won almost all the Law School Prizes; UItes won 28 out of 38 prizes. Thank you very much Sir. You have done excellently well for all of us. You provided the conduicive environment for us to work in.

We once again congratulate these great ambassadors of the University of Ibadan for doing their alma mater proud and wish you and all your other colleagues who were also called to the Bar today greater successes in their career. Having received the best legal training at Ibadan and Abuja, the world is now under your feet. Higher still. Thank you. Idowu Olayinka Vice-Chancellor University of Ibadan, Ibadan, NIGERIA #1 in Nigeria; #7 in Africa Top 500 in the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2021 Tuesday, 15th September 2020 📷 Chief O C J Okocha SAN, MFR, Chairman, Body of Benchers presenting prizes to Yusuf Asamu OLALERE, 2020 Nigerian Law School Overall Best Student on 15 September, 2020 Table: List of UI Law Graduates who are Prize winners at the Nigerian Law School 2020 Subject of Award Names of Donor Names of Donee Property Law Practice Sir Darnley Alexander, KBE 1st Prize Olalere Yusuf Asamu Chief Rotimi Williams, CFR, SAN. 2nd Prize Chief Ernest Shonekan, GCFR. 3rd Prize Madu, Kelechi Chris-Angelo Civil Litigation Justice Olujide Shomolu. 1st Prize Olalere Yusuf Asamu Criminal Litigation Sir Lionel Brett, KBE. 1st Prize Olalere Yusuf Asamu Babatunde Abiodun Ibironke, SAN

(Former Director-General, Nigerian Law School). 1st Prize Olalere Yusuf Asamu Corporate Law Practice Justice J. O. Shofolahan

(Former Director-General, Nigerian Law School). 1st Prize Ayeku, Adeyemi Kehinde Justice Ayo Irikefe, GCON Banjo, Afolasade Omobowale Dr. Nebo Graham-Douglas, CFR, SAN. 2nd Prize Adewole Enifeoluwa Philip Chief Adegboyega Awomolo, SAN. 3rd Prize Adebayo, Deborah IbukunOluwa Professional Ethics and Skills Hon. Justice Kayode Eso, CFR. 1st Prize Udeh, Kosisochukwu Chukwunonso The Body of Benchers. 1st Prize Udeh, Kosisochukwu Chukwunoso Mr. Mohammed Bello Adoke, CFR, SAN. 2nd Prize Adebayo, Deborah IbukunOluwa Mr. Damian D. Dodo, OFR, SAN. 3rd Prize Ayeku, Adeyemi Kehinde Best Overall Female Student of the Year National Association of Women Judges Boinime Jackson Lott Foundation Adebayo Deborah IbukunOluwa Best Overall Male Student of the Year Mallam Yusuf Olaolu Alli, SAN Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Best Female Student in Civil Litigation Hon. Justice Aloma Mariam Muktar, GCON Anyaeji, Ohizoba Theodora Best Female Student in Civil and Criminal Litigation Chief J. K. Gadzama, OFR, MFR, SAN Adebayo, Temilade Jumoke Best Overall female Student Nigerian Bar Association Adebayo, Deborah Ibukunoluwa Best Overall Male Student Nigerian Bar Association Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Best Student of the Year (1st Prize) Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, KBE, GCON Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Dr. Taslim Elias, GCON, SAN Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Justice Atanda Fatai-Williams, GCON Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Best Student of the Year (3rd Prize) Chief T. O. S. Benson, CFR, SAN Ojini. Ese Isioma Most Promising Student Donated by Hon. Justice Silvanus Ayere Ajuyah, OFR Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Prize for 1st Class Students Director-General, Nigerian Law School Adebayo, Deborah IbukunOluwa Madu, Kelechi Chris-Angelo Olalere, Yusuf Asamu Council of Legal Education Star Prize Donated by the Council of Legal Education Olalere Yusuf Asamu File: Law School Prizes September 2020

Idowu Olayinka - VC U.I

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