Sunday, 4 March 2018

First Nigerian to Graduate With 2:1 in Law from a Nigerian University

Prof. Itse Sagay

I am certain that you know Professor Itsejuwa Sagay. You probably know him as a distinguished Professor of Law, a respected Senior Advocate of Nigeria, former Dean of Law of Universities of Ife and Benin, author of landmark legal texts and of course, as the Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Anti-Corruption.
The Trailblazers: First Set of Unife Law Students Called to the Nigerian Bar [1966]

But did you know that Professor Itse Sagay made history in 1965 when he graduated from the University of Ife? He passed in the Second Class [Upper Division] and thus became the first Nigerian law student graduate from any Nigerian university to achieve such a distinction. That was 53 years ago!


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    1. I have also come across the image and the accompanying write up. I have not however been to establish with any degree of certainty that the person in the picture is Ms. Sade Olabisi Ajala. If I do, I will let you know.

  2. You always enrich me intellectually. God bless Onigegewura

  3. sir, can you please tell us the story of BODE THOMAS, i heard he barked till death. Can you please tell us more about this. thank you sir.