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June 26, 2017

Nigeria Law Schl Class of 77 celebrates 40yrs of graduation

Nigeria Law Schl Class of 77 celebrates 40yrs of graduation

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo with the Gov. Willie Obiano and Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, flanked by Justice Amina Augie and other members of the Association during the 50th Anniversary of NIGERIA ASSOCIATION OF LAW TEACHERS (NALT) in Anambra State. 12th June 2017

Members of the Nigerian Law School Graduating Class of 1977 have concluded plans to hold their anniversary lecture on Friday to commemorate what they called: ‘’The milestone of 40 years since graduation.’’

The lecture titled: “We are Lawyers, We are Judges; Now Justice”, will take place at the Lagos Campus of the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos.

The Director-General of the Nigerian Law School (NLS),  Dr Olanrewaju Onadeko, SAN, who is also  an alumnus of the set, would be the guest lecturer at the event.

According to the organizers, between 1977 and now, members of the set have distinguished themselves in the legal profession and other fields of endeavour, contributing to the social and economic development of Nigeria, Africa and the world at large.

“Outside the shores of  Nigeria, Hon Justice Hassan BubacarJallow, another alumnus of the set was in February 2017 appointed as the Chief Justice of Gambia.

“He had previously served as Gambia’s Attorney-General and Prosecutor of the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (UNICTR),” the organizers stated.

Some of the distinguished personalities expected to be on the panel included another alumnus of the set, Prof. Ameze Guobadia of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies (NIALS) and Prof. Akin Oyebode of the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Others are Boma Ozobia,  past President of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association and Mr Yomi Orimobi, a legal practitioner and Cambridge University alumnus.

The panel will be chaired by Chief Kole Abayomi SAN, a former lecturer at the Nigerian Law School.

The Lecture will be followed by a panel session with erudite discussants drawn from different backgrounds, to provide diverse perspectives on the topic.