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Firdaus Amasa Finally Called To Bar Wearing Her Hijab In Abuja

A female Nigerian law student banned from last year’s call to bar ceremony for wearing a headscarf was finally called to the bar on Tuesday, sparking praise and elation among the nation’s Muslims.

In 2017 Firdaus Amasa was denied access to the call to bar ceremony in the capital Abuja for insisting on wearing her headscarf in the hall, triggering a backlash from the country’s Muslim community, which accused the law school of religious discrimination. The controversy led to lawsuits, especially after Nigeria’s parliament called a public hearing on the issue.

Amasa attended the Tuesday event wearing her headscarf, commending the authorities for standing down their opposition to her choice as well as the Muslim and human rights communities for “standing by her during the struggle.”

Nigeria’s Body of Benchers (BOD), an ultra-conservative body of serving and retired senior judges and lawyers with the final say on the codes applicable for the legal profession, last month resolved to induct Amasa into the legal practice despite ongoing court cases on the matter. The BOD is not a party to any of the court cases.

Her induction led to jubilation within the Muslim community. On Wednesday, the JusticeForFridaus coalition is set to hold a news briefing on the matter featuring the young jurist herself.

Headscarves have become a contentious issue in Nigeria, as some government institutions attempted to restrict their use amid protests and litigation by the Muslim community.

In 2016 an appeals court held that headscarves arefundamental human rights of every female Muslim and may be worn anywhere of her choice, striking down a government circular that had restricted its use in public schools.

The government has appealed the ruling at the Supreme Court.

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Law School Graduates 1,562 Students

The Nigerian Law School on Tuesday says 1,550 students were successful after the April 2018 Bar final examinations while their success rate is put at 68.6 per cent.
The school also called to the Bar 12 other graduates from the previous 2018 final examinations.
The Director-General of the school, Prof. Isa Ciroma disclosed this at the July Call to Bar ceremony for the successful candidates in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that a summary of the examinations showed that two, out of the 1, 550 made second class lower while others had pass mark.
He said that the performance was justified following the approval of the Council of Legal Education that re-sit students for the final Bar examinations must undertake two months revision exercise for eligibility to write the examination.
While presenting the candidates, he said that they took the prescribed examinations as well as the dining terms and met all required conditions set by the Council of Legal Education.
“I am happy to affirm that they all exhibited good manners and decorum during their training.
 
“They have also been groomed in the best ethics and ethos of our noble profession,” he said.
He congratulated the graduating students and called on them to make the best use of the profession while ensuring strict adherence to the norms of the practice and ethics.
Also speaking, the Chairman of the Body of Benchers, Alhaji Bashir Dalhatu, called on the graduating students to shun all forms of vices capable of denting the image of the profession.
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10 best universities to study Law in Nigeria

If you want to study law in a Nigerian University and you are in doubt about which university to choose for your Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, don’t worry, we will help you out.

Law is one of the most patronized courses in Nigerian Universities. As a prospective student of Law, you need to be careful in your choice of university as some institutions still battle with accreditation issues.

Lagos State University has a fine history and reputation when it comes to LAW as a course of study. But, University of Lagos has been said to be the only institution in Nigeria with full accreditation to offer Law according to the Council of Legal Education.

Nevertheless, there are some other Universities endorsed by the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, NIALS in 2013.

These universities according to the Director-General of this Institutes, Professor Epiphany Azinge, SANare considered to have best faculties of Law ”after assiduous research and collation of scientific data on Nigerian law faculties.

These Universities are:

  1. Faculty of Law, University of Lagos,

  2. Faculty of Law, Obafemi Awolowo University,

  3. Faculty of Law, University of Jos,

  4. Faculty of Law, University of Benin,

  5. Faculty of Law, Lagos State University,

  6. Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University,

  7. Faculty of Law, University of Nigeria,

  8. Faculty of Law, Babcock University,

  9. Faculty of Law, University of Maiduguri

  10. Faculty of Law, Igbinedion University

Following the release of the ranking, Professor Azinge said:

“This ranking is not interminable as law faculties that were not captured in the top ten rank are encouraged to improve their standards significantly so as to stand a chance in subsequent years. Whilst those ranked are encouraged also not to rest on their oars but to work tirelessly to maintain already set standard”.

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UNILAG, OAU, UNN students top Law School results

Law School – The students of the University of Lagos, Obafemi Awolowo University and the University of Nigeria have emerged tops in the 2017 Bar Final Examination.

The analysis of the performance of the institution states that six UNILAG students, four from UNN and three OAU finished with first class honors at the end of the examination.

Also, two students each from Lagos State University, University of Ibadan, Osun state University, Babcock and Uyo graduated with first-class grade.

Others schools with first-class grade students are Igbinedion University, University of Ilorin, Ambrose Ali University, Afe Babalola University and Adekunle Ajasin University.

Out of the 5,924 students that sat the examination, 29 students emerged with first class, 211 with second class upper grade, 1,046 had the second class lower grade, 3,000 had pass grade, 333 conditional pass and 33 did not sit the examination. Law School 

However, none of the foreign students that participated in the exams graduated with first class. Out of the 515 of them, 275 passed while 134 failed.

The performance analysis also showed that 73 of the foreign students finished with second class lower, 11 of them with upper while 19 had a conditional pass and three did not write the examinations.

72% pass rate was recorded and based on the analysis, UNILORIN has the highest record of pass with 93.3 followed by UNILAG with a total pass of 91.8

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UNIABUJA Suspended: Only University Of Lagos Has Full Accreditation For Law

The Council of Legal Education disclosed this in a list of accredited and approved faculties of Law in Nigeria published on Wednesday and signed its Secretary and Director of Administration of the Council.

The accreditation of three universities; Lagos State University, University of Abuja and Benue State University have been suspended.

Twenty-seven others have Provisional Accreditation; five have Interim accreditation while 19 others have the approval to commence.

According to the Council, Suspended Accreditation means the faculty of Law has its accreditation suspended while those with Interim accreditation are still subject to further accreditation.

The facilities of those given approval to commence still have to be subjected to further verification for Interim Accreditation status.

The Council explained that the accreditation status and approved quotas of recognized faculties was published for the benefit and guidance of the public, parents, and students.

FEDERAL UNIVERSITIES

  • UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN                 PROVISIONAL    150
  • UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS                   FULL                   270
  • UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA, NSUKKA    PROVISIONAL    220
  • UNIVERSITY OF MAIDUGURI              PROVISIONAL   200
  • UNIVERSITY OF BENIN                     PROVISIONAL   180
  • UNIVERSITY OF JOS                         PROVISIONAL   170
  • UNIVERSITY OF CALABAR                 PROVISIONAL  170
  • UNIVERSITY OF ILORIN                     PROVISIONAL   150
  • UNIVERSITY OF UYO                         PROVISIONAL   150
  • OBAFEMI AWOLOWO UNIVERSITY       PROVISIONAL  250
  • BAYERO UNIVERSITY                         PROVISIONAL   220
  • USMAN DAN FODIO                           PROVISIONAL   80
  • AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY              PROVISIONAL   280
  • UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA                       SUSPENDED      –
  • NNAMDI AZIKWE UNIVERSITY            PROVISIONAL 180
  • UNIVERSITY OF PORT-HARCOURT      COMMENCE    50

STATE UNIVERSITIES

  • Adekunle Ajasin University        Provisional             50
  • Ebonyi State University               Interim                150
  • Ekiti State University                   Provisional            60
  • Abia State University                   Interim                 130
  • Delta state University                  Provisional           120
  • Enugu State University of
  • Science and Technology             Provisional             100
  • Kogi State University                  Provisional              60
  • Rivers State University               Provisional            250
  • Nasarawa State University         Provisional             40
  • Ambrose Ali University               Provisional             120
  • Olabisi Onabanjo University        Provisional             170
  • Osun State University                  Interim                    50
  • Bukar Abba Ibrahim                     Commence             50
  • Umaru Musa Yar’adua                 Commence              50
  • Imo State University                    Provisional            100
  • Bauchi State University               Commence              50
  • Chukwuemeka Odimegwu
  • Ojukwu University                       Interim                    100
  • Lagos State University                 Suspended               –
  • Benue State University                Suspended                –
  • Niger Delta University                 Provisional              80

 

PRIVATE UNIVERSITIES

  • Igbinedion University                       Provisional      100
  • Afe Babalola                                   Commence      180
  • Crescent University                         Commence         50
  • Babcock University                          Provisional      100
  • Baze  University                              Commence         50
  • American University of Nigeria           Commence          50
  • Bowen University                           Provisional             50
  • Benson Idahosa                             Interim                 60
  • Nigerian Turkish Nile                      Commence             50
  • Joseph Ayo Babalola                       Commence             50
  • Al-Hikmah University                    Commence              50
  • Lead City                                    Commence              50
  • Ajayi Crowther                          Commence              50
  • Edwin Clark                                Commence             50
  • Madonna University                 Provisional                 50
  • Elizade University                     Commence               50
  • Salem University                       Commence              50
  • Gregory University                    Commence              50
  • Edo University                           Commence             50
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Two UniUyo, Four UNN Students Made First Class at The Nigerian Law School

The Nigerian Law School Recently released the final Bar examination results conducted from April 22 to 28, 2017.

The Result which gives the analysis of 29 students were graded First Class, 211 Second Class Upper, 1, 046 made Second Class Lower, 2, 999 accounted for Pass, while 334 came out with conditional Pass.

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Out of the 29 students who made first class, two exceptional students came fromUniversity of Uyo law students, Inyene John and Kuseme Iseh and four came from University of Nigeria, Nusuka.

 

UNN Student

Chisom Anameje, Viola Ebechima, Cyril Jennifer Okafor and Kosoko Nnona John graduated from UNN in 2016 and enrolled to the NLS for their compulsory one-year law school programme.

 

While Jennifer Okafor and Viola Ebechima graduated with First Class from UNN, John Nnona and Chisom Anameje had 2.1 from UNN.

Recall that last year, two students from UNN also had first class from the law school. Since the inception of the University of Uyo, the two students were the first to achieve such feat.