Law School Class of ‘85 Holds Reunion; Honours Distinguished Members, Others


The annual reunion of the Law school class of 1985 will hold on Monday 21st August on the sidelines of the 2017 Annual General Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association ( NBA)  taking place in Lagos between 18th and 25th August.

Lawyers of Class of the 1985 call set will honour their teacher and former Secretary of the Council of Legal Education (CLE),  Oba DVF Olateru-Olagbegi at their annual reunion luncheon slated for Lagos.

Oba Olateru-Olagbegi will be honoured alongside a member of the class and the Chief Judge of Akwa Ibom State, Justice Godwin Abraham and other deserving members of the class who have distinguished themselves in various spheres of the legal profession.

A statement signed by the chairman of the class, Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN) stated that five judicial officers, five Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN), a professor of law, five top executives in the federal public service and another traditional ruler will also be honoured at the annual reunion holding at Four Points by Sheraton, Victoria Island, Lagos.

Among the judges to be honoured are US based jurist, Judge Adetokunbo Fasanya of Family Court , State of New York, Justice A. B. Mohammed and  Justice Angela Otaluka, both of the High Court of FCT, and Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo of the High Court of Lagos State.

Among the Senior Advocates to be honoured are: Chairman of Multi-Choice Nigeria , Chief Adewunmi Ogunsanya, Mr. Elisha Kura, Mr. James Ikeyi and Mr Ayo Akintunde. The only scholar in the honours list is Prof. Jerry Agbo Madaki of School of Law, Catholic University of East Africa, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Also to be honoured are the National Commissioner at Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and former Thisday Lawyer Editor, Mrs. May Agbamuche-Mbu; the newly appointed  Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Hadiza Mustapha; Executive Secretary of Pension Transition Arrangements Directorate (PTAD), Ms. Sharon Ikeazor, and Group Legal Adviser of Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Hajia Hadiza Coomassie. Also to be honoured  are the General Counsel  and  Corporate Secretary, Canadian National Insurance Crime Services (CANATICS) in Ottawa Canada;  Dr. Alexander Adeyinka, Company Secretary, Capital Hotels Plc, owners of Abuja Sheraton,  Mr. Alex Ugwuanyi  and the Onogie of Ihieve-Ogben in Owan East Local Government of Edo State, Chief Andrew Otokhina.

The leader of the class, Prince Lateef Fagbemi, SAN is expected to chair the occasion.

Chief Ngige enjoined members of the class to turn out in their large numbers for the exquisite reunion dinner.

Source: The nation

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