As the nation clambered out of recession talented Nigerians keep making us proud in various fields.
A young Nigerian intellectual, Adaku Ufere, has won the ‘Attorney of the Year’ in this year’s edition of the African Legal Awards. 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). Ufere was selected from thousands of entries across the African continent. She is the youngest ever and first Nigerian winner of the annual award.
Adaku was born into the academic family of Chief and Mrs. Kingsley Ufere, from Arondizuogu in Ideato North Local Government Area of Imo State. She is an international oil and gas lawyer and also the Head of the Energy Practice at the Pan African Law firm, the Centurion Law Group with its Headquarters in Johannesburg, South Africa. Last year, she was among a group of recipients of the under 40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria at the Nigerian Legal Awards 2016.
She is a graduate of Law from the University of Nigeria Nsukka and finished from the Nigeria Law School, Abuja with a Second Class Honours Upper Division grade, before proceeding to the University of Aberdeen in Scotland for her Master’s Degree in Law, where she specialised in Oil and Gas Law.