Onyekachi Umah, Esq. has received a "Special Award" in recognition of his contribution to the growth of young lawyers in the Corps legal Aid Scheme and Nigeria in general. Mr. Umah was awarded along side Prof. Ernest Ojukwu, SAN and other distinguished senior lawyers by the Corps Legal Aid Group of Federal Capital Territory, at an event at the Abuja Film Village Theatre, Cyprian Ekwensi Centre for Arts and Culture, Area 10, Abuja on Monday 24 September 2018. The award recipients were chosen after a rigorous selection process anchored on integrity and transparency. Speaking at the event, Kenechukwu Agwu, Esq (President of the Corps Legal Aid Group), commended Mr. Umah for his immense support in training, mentoring and inspiring young lawyers as well as increasing access to free legal information for young lawyers in the scheme and across Nigeria.

It is recorded that Mr. Onyekachi Umah had delivered two powerful lectures to lawyers of the Corps Legal Aid Group within this year, as part of his free  Sabi law lecture Series (#SabiLawLectureSeries). His lectures covered emerging areas of law, like electricity law, with paper titled "Electricity Law Practise In Nigeria; Role of Young Lawyers" and then on Lawyers Bill with paper titled "Effective and Realistic Billing System for Nigerian Lawyers".    

 

 

   

DAILY LAW TIPS
by Onyekachi Umah,Esq.
(Tip 139)
“Persons Exempted From National Youth Service Corps in Nigeria”.

Every Nigerian graduate is mandated to enrol for a compulsory one year national service.
Conditions that may exempt a Nigerian graduate from National Youth Service Corps, includes;
1. The person is over thirty (30) years old at the point of graduation.
2. The person served in the Nigerian Army or Police for more than 9 months.
3. The person is a staff of State Security Service and National Intelligence Agency.
4. The person holds a National award.

My authority; section 2 of National Youth Service Corps Act.

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