Sina Akinmusire, a final year student of Law at Lagos State University, and four students from other universities in Nigeria have been awarded scholarships by the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN) for excelling in the BOSAN competition organised for university Law students in Nigeria.
The 2021 Scholarship Scheme kick-started on Monday, May 17, 2021 with a letter to the Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities, both public and private, requesting a list of nominated candidates of 400 Level students on first-class.
About 114 students were nominated from 34 universities across the nation and these 114 were selected for the qualifying examination. The examination was graded by Prof. Enefiok Essien SAN and Prof. Lanre Fagbohun SAN.
The top 12 students with the highest scores in the examination were shortlisted for the follow-up oral interview. The Panel of interview was made up of Mr Dele Adesina SAN, Mr Sebastine Hon SAN, Mr. Liman Hassan SAN, Prof. Oluyemisi Bamgbose SAN and Prof. Ayodele Atsenuwa.
The BOSAN 2021 Annual Dinner and Scholarship Awards was held on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the Lagos Continental Hotel. The event was attended by distinguished persons including the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo SAN, His Excellency General Abdulsalami Abubakar, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN and other eminent persons.
Akinmusire’s Scholarship comes shortly he, alongside Titilayo Ibrahim, won the Intellectual Property Law Advocate Contest, held earlier this month.