June 10, 2023


The Arewa YLF 2 days Summit is scheduled to take place at National Merit House, Abuja on 31st March and 1st April, 2022 themed: *Building A Sustainable Legal Practice* with *Prof. Ali Ahmad, the Dean Faculty of Law Baze University as the keynote Speaker*. *Seun Okinbaloye, the anchor of Politics Today, Channels TV* to moderate the opening ceremony and first session. The Former Senate President of Nigeria, His Excellency; Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki CON, Rt. Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal; the Executive Governor of Sokoto State, His Excellency Rt Hon. Simeon Lalong; the Executive Governor of Plateau State, Mallam Garba Shehu; the Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to President Muhammadu Buhari are also billed to speak to the audience.

The following are the speakers listed for the Maiden Summit by the Central Planning Committee chaired by Mr Dayo Ashonibare:

*First Session*:

*Arewa Young Lawyers And Peacebuilding Amidst Insecurity In The Northern Part Of Nigeria*

Y.C Maikyau SAN, Chairman, Welfare Committee, NBA – Session Chair


Tijjani Alkali Gazali SAN, Director of Appeal; Federal Ministry of Justice Abuja, Mr Daniel Bwala; S.A on legal and constitutional matter to DSP Nigeria, Barbara Omosun; Former Chairman NBA-YLF Governing Council, Comrade Deji Adeyanju, an activist.

Second Session:

*The Role Of The Nigerian Bar Association In Building Careers And Mentorship For Young Lawyers In Nigeria*

Mazi Afam Osigwe SAN, Former Gen Sec, NBA -Session Chair


Chukwuka Ukwazom SAN; Former Chairman NBA Lagos Branch, Prof Ibrahim A Abikan; Lecturer Faculty of Law University of Ilorin, Paul Daudu; Former Chairman NBA-YLF Governing Council, Ogbom Goodluck Ogbom; Former Chairman EBF-YLF, Dayo Ashonibare, Lecturer Faculty of Law Baze University, Abuja.

Third Session:

*Today’s Legal Marketplace: Understanding The New Legal Economy.*

Adaeze Nwoba (Senior Associate Firma Advisory) – Session Chair


Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi, SAN (Managing Partner Omaplex Lawfirm), Saadatu Falila Hamu (Managing Partner Hamu Legal), Rilwan Iliyasu Idris (Lead Partner Trans-Advisory Legal) Desmond Yamah Esq.; Former Chairman NBA Unity Branch Abuja, Charles Ajiboye; Former Chairman NBA-YLF Ikeja Branch,


Fourth Session:

*Developing And Communicating Your Value As A Young Lawyer*

Darlington Onyekwere (Partner J-K Gadzama LLP) – Session Chair


Olayinka Arasi – Babalakin & Co, Tolulope Ogundele – Lead regulatory Compliance Tech Hive Advisory, Thelma Okorie – Associate Banwo & Ighodalo, Andi Daze – Managing Partner Andi Daze Legal, Wada Ahmed Wada; Former Chairman NBA-YLF Governing Council.

Fifth Session:

*The practice of Law in Northern Nigeria: The Place, Plight & Prospects of Young Lawyers*

Chief J.K Gadzama SAN,
Senior Partner J.K Gadzama LLP – Session Chair

Abdul Mohammed SAN, FCIArb(UK)- Principal Partner – Madyan Legal Consult – Lead Contributor.


Ishaka Mudi Dikko SAN; Senior Partner Liman, Liman & Co,
Dashuwar Nantok Dashuwar Esq; Head of Chambers, G. S. Pwul, SAN & Partners, Maryam Idris Abdulkadir; Lecturer Faculty of Law Baze University, Ummahani Ahmad Amin – Managing Partner Metropolitan Law Firm,

Final Debate/Essay Competition: PUPILAGE IN LAW: SHOULD IT BE MANDATORY?


Auta Nyada, Member NBA Welfare Committee,

Dhikrullah Adewale Balogun, Vice Chairman NBA Ilorin.

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