How 26-yr-old female graduate rewrote Nigerian Law School History
History was recently made at the Call to Bar of the Nigerian Law School, when a University of Abuja graduate, Fatima Bombom Sani, broke existing record by bagging nine separate awards compared to existing record of seven awards ever received.At the event, Fatima was honoured with standing ovation by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, other members of the Body of Benchers (BOB) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE), other dignitaries and the new wigs (her colleagues just called to Bar) for her remarkable achievements.
The awards she bagged include the “Best Student of the Year (1st Prize)’’ donated by Sir Adetokunbo Ademola , Dr. Taslim Elias and Justice Atanda Fatayi-Williams; the ‘’Council of Education Star Award’’; Corporate Law Practice donated by Chief Adegboyega Awomolo SAN; Best Overall Female Student of the year award donated by National Association of Women Judges; and Best Female Student in Criminal Litigation award donated by Mrs. Oluwatoyin Doherty.
The rest are Best Student in Civil and Criminal Litigation award donated by Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN; and the prize for 1st Class Students donated by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School (NLS).
Born to the family of Mr and Mrs Engr Abel A. Sani, Fatima hails from Adavi-Ege in Adavi Local Government Area of Kogi State and got her LLB with Second Class (upper) from the University of Abuja.