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2017 African Legal Awards: Nigerian Wins Attorney Of The Year

2017 African Legal Awards: Nigerian Wins Attorney Of The Year

Adaku Ufere

A young Nigerian Attorney, Adaku Ufere has won the “Attorney of the Year” in the 2017 edition of the African Legal Awards.

Adaku Ufere is the youngest ever, and first Nigerian winner of the Attorney of the Year award. She was selected from thousands of entries across the African continent.

The African Legal Awards recognizes exceptional achievements from within Africa’s legal community, and is hosted by Legal Week (organizers of the British Legal Awards), in association with the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA).

Adaku is a graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria. She also bagged a Second Class Honours Upper Division grade from the Nigeria Law School Abuja before proceeding to the University of Aberdeen in Scotland for her Master’s Degree in Law, where she specialized in Oil and Gas Law.

Born into the largely academic family of Chief and Chief Mrs. Kingsley Ufere, from Arondizuogu in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State, Adaku is an international Oil and Gas lawyer and is Head of the Energy Practice at the Pan African Law firm, the Centurion Law Group with its Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Only last year Adaku was named, and received an award as one of the 40 under 40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria at the Nigerian Legal Awards 2016, which held at the Civic Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos.

 

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