The prestigious set of the Class of 85 of the Nigeria Law School will on Wednesday honour some of their members who have distinguished themselves in various spheres of the legal profession during their reunion coinciding with the ongoing annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) taking place in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
According to a statement issued by the Chairman of the class, Chief Emeka Ngige (SAN), four high court judges, six Senior Advocates of Nigeria, two professors of law, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and three other members who have distinguished themselves and uplifted the profile of the class would be honoured at the annual reunion of the class taking place at Asia Town Chinese Restaurant in GRA, Port Harcourt.
Among the judges to be honoured are the Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Adepele Oyebola Ojo, Justices Sabiu Yahuza, of Federal High Court, Jude Okeke of High Court of Federal Capital Territory and Justice Ada Onyetenu of Federal High Court.
Among the senior advocates to be honoured are Chief Joe Odey-Agi, Mr. Dejo Lamikanra, Mr. Charles Obishai, Granville Abibo, Emeka Anaenugwu and Mr. Aham Eke-Ejelam.
Similarly, the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr. Taiwo Abidogun and the Director of Civil Litigation in the same ministry, Mr. Dayo Apata would be honoured.
The university dons included in the honour list are Prof. Ayo Atsenuwa, the Dean, Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, and Prof. Sunday Okogbule, also the Dean Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology. The Chief Registrar of National Industrial Arbitration Panel, Hajia Hajara Usman, former Group Company Secretary of NNPC, Mr. Ike Oguine and former Director of Legal Services of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Mr. Moses Adediran are among those to be honored.
The leader of the class, Prince Lateef Fagbemi (SAN) is expected to declare the reunion open.
Ngige enjoined members of the class to turn out in their numbers and grace the occasion.