Winners emerge at Babalola’s law dictionary quiz competition
Winners have emerged at the maiden edition of the Babalola’s Law dictionary Quiz Competition for young lawyers, with Temidayo Adewoye of Perchstone & Graeys coming first and taking home N250, 000 prize money.
In a keenly contested competition held at the Onikan Youth Centre, Lagos last Friday, Adewoye, an associate at the law firm beat nine other participants to emerge the winner.
In the words of the Editor of Babalola’s Law Dictionary, Mr. Olumide Babalola, the competition was organized to deepen the culture of reading amongst young lawyers especially as it pertains to legal/procedural words and terminologies.
The competition had 10 finalists but Temidayo Adewoye emerged the winner, carting home the ultimate prize money, courtesy of the firm of Olumide Babalola LP and Law Pavilion electronic report.
Morisola Alaba emerged the 1st runner up with N150, 000 and Omowunmi Akinmuleya came 2nd runner up with N100, 000 courtesy of the firm of Esher and Makarios.
The competition judges were Faruq Abbass, (managing partner of Abdul Salam & Co.); Mofesomo Tayo-Oyetibo Of Tayo Oyetibo LP; Issa Adedokun, former Chairman NBA, Young Lawyers Forum (YLF) Ikeja; Mrs Ope Odejayi, Legal officer at (CBN); Omolade Lawal from Lawpavilion; Adedunmade Onibokun, publisher of LegalNaija blawg; Busola Ajala, Legal officer at 9Mobile and Faith Obafemi, Blockchain and crypotcurrency lawyer.
The event, which is billed to be an annual affair, had all the contestants smiling home with FWLR Law reports and practice books donated by Mr. Bimbo Atilola of Hybrid Consult, Mr. Taiwo Kupolati of Renaissance publishers and Mr. Lere Fashola of Legal Blitz Ltd., publishers of Esq. Magazine.tion.
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