PUC At The Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) 2021

Paul Usoro & Co was present at the recently concluded (5-6 October 2021) inaugural edition of the The Nigeria International Maritime Summit (NIMS) as a Platinum Sponsor.

Our Managing Partner, Mfon Ekong Usoro, was present as the Session Chair for the Opening Keynote Session – “Becoming a Significant Maritime Nation.” She also serves as the chairman of the Board of Governance at NIMS.

The event was very enlightening and featured engaging sessions that drew local and international professionals from the private and public sectors. Attendance was a combination of physical and virtual.

2021 PUC Challenge Winners

Following several entries and a rigorous screening exercise, two winners emerged emerged from the 2021 edition of the ‘PUC Challenge’ organized by our prestigious Law Firm.

This year’s edition centered on essay entries on the Court of Appeal decision in James v Governor of Edo State (2021) LPELR – 54203 (CA) which borders on the pronouncement that executive declarations on restriction of movements must be made pursuant to a written law before it can be effective or have legal sanctions. The exercise is an initiative to encourage young lawyers to acquaint themselves with our judicial system and to test their legal skills.

The lucky winners were selected after entries received were evaluated by a panel of independent judges comprising of 3 learned Silks; Mr Adeniyi Adegbonmire, SAN; Mr. Olumide Aju, SAN & Mr. Bode Olanipekun, SAN.

The first prize winner is Sylvester Isaac Agih, a lawyer who works with a Non-Governmental Organization with passion for rendering pro bono services. Sylvester received a cash prize of N150,000.00 (One Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira) while Adeyemi Ayeku, the First runner up who works with a Law Firm in Lagos, received the sum of N50,000.00 (Fifty Thousand Naira).

In order to further encourage these young brilliant minds, on Wednesday, 29 September 2021, our Senior Partner, Paul Usoro, SAN prior to the presentation of the cash awards to the winners had impactful discussions with them on their essays and their future ambitions.

We at PUC wish them the best in their future endeavours.