A Nigerian woman, Adaku Ufere from Imo state is the youngest ever winner of Africa Attorney of the year award. Besides being the youngest winner of this prestigious award, she is also the first Nigerian to win it.
Here is an excerpt of how this great story was reported by The Sun “a glittering ceremony was held penultimate week in Johannesburg, South Africa, where Adaku made history after she was selected among thousands of entries across the continent.
The African Legal Awards recognises exceptional achievements from within Africa’s legal community and is hosted by Legal Week (organisers of the British Legal Awards) in association with the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa (CCASA). Only last year, Adaku was named and received award as one of the 40 Under-40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria at the Nigerian Legal Awards 2016 which held at the Civic Centre, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The continent’s 2017 Best Attorney is a graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria (UNN), Nsukka. She also bagged a Second Class Honours Upper Division from the Nigerian Law School, Abuja before proceeding to the University of Aberdeen in Scotland for her Master’s Degree in Law, where she specialised in Oil and Gas.
Born into the 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 Energy Practice at the Pan African Law firm, the Centurion Law Group with its Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa.”