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Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by CallMeDrino: 7:57am On Aug 04, 2020
Olumide Akpata, a former chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Section on Business has been elected as president of the esteemed body of legal practitioners despite not belonging to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

After an election that was conducted and votes casted virtually early Friday, July 31 and monitored by the public, Akpata was announced by the chairman of the NBA Electoral Committee Taiwo Taiwo (SAN) as the winner.

The newly elected NBA president won the election with 9891 votes (54.3 percent) defeating Babatunde Ajibade (SAN) who had 4328 votes (23.8 percent) and Dele Adesina (SAN) who got 3982 votes (21.9 percent).

His joy knows no bound as he was seen in a video, dancing with well-wishers who came to felicitate with him.

Here are some facts Featured24 wants you to know about the man who promised to move NBA to higher places for the next two years:

1. Akpata is a head and a senior partner of the Corporate and Commercial Practice Group at Templars Law Firm.

2. He was born in Warri, Delta State in October 7, 1972, where he had his early education. He furthered his education pursuit in King's College, Lagos then proceeded to University of Benin (UNIBEN) to study law. He graduated in 1992 and was called to the Nigerian bar on 15th of December, 1993.

3. Akpata served his father's nation by partaking in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) porgramme in Kano State in Kano State. He joined the law firm of Dr. Mudiaga Odje & Co. in Warri.

4. Akpata stated on his profile on the NBA official website that β€œIt was under Dr Mudiaga Odje, SAN, that I learnt the rudiments of litigation and court room advocacy.”

5. In 1996, Akpata relocated to Lagos and partnered with his cousin Oghogho Akpata who just established the Templars law firm the previous year. He has been with the firm till date.

6. The 47-year-old sits on the board of several private companies in non-executive capacity.

7. He has also participated in some path-breaking deals that has modified Nigeria commercial law practice. He was one of those who ensure the amalgamation of Diamond Bank and Access Bank Plc. He also advised the Nigerian Bureau of Public Enterprises on the restructuring and unbundling of the now inoperative state-owned power monopoly, National Electric Power Authority (NEPA).

8. When bored, the newly elected NBA president love to hang out with friends and family, attend social events, travel and read biographies of distinguished personalities.

9. He is a practicing Christian and a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).

https://featured24.com/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-the-newly-elected-nba-president-olumide-akpata/

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Sammy07: 8:04am On Aug 04, 2020
Okay, we've know.
Should we Fry beans

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Goldencheese(m): 8:05am On Aug 04, 2020
Congratulations Olumide Akpata.

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Henrydata(m): 8:06am On Aug 04, 2020
He has done well

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by OkuFaba(m): 8:23am On Aug 04, 2020
How about his corruption status, we're interested in that also

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by JesusJesus: 10:26am On Aug 04, 2020
Is he still alive

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Slawormir: 10:26am On Aug 04, 2020
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Isoright
Congrats......

Why the cousin come dey answer Bini name
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by ProfAmaben(m): 10:26am On Aug 04, 2020
So being a member of the Redeemed church is now an achievement in this dispensation? This is laughable grin

See no 9.

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by BOOKWORMLUX(m): 10:27am On Aug 04, 2020
By my comment being the 10th, i offer my signature as a financial sacrifice
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by MANNABBQGRlLL: 10:27am On Aug 04, 2020
He is a fine lawyer
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Pr0cter: 10:28am On Aug 04, 2020
What happened to his hands

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by DrObum(m): 10:28am On Aug 04, 2020
Congratulations to him.

Adesina wey dey claim rigging came a distant third sef.

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Nigerianleleyi0: 10:28am On Aug 04, 2020
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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by dyera: 10:28am On Aug 04, 2020
Why must they always elect a fat man as NBA president?

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Tobimercy(f): 10:29am On Aug 04, 2020
Educative
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Realdeals(m): 10:29am On Aug 04, 2020
Privileged! Graduated at age 20

Quality education is what eluded many Nigerians, and the elites deliberately destroyed public education, so that many children of ordinary Nigerians will not be able to compete with their kids.

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Houseofglam7(f): 10:29am On Aug 04, 2020
undecided
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Currentlygrown: 10:29am On Aug 04, 2020
Pr0cter:
What happened to his hands

Vitiligo sir.

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Sundaypaul12345: 10:30am On Aug 04, 2020
Nice
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by IvarTheBoneless: 10:30am On Aug 04, 2020
cool

Heard he clearly articulated his vision for the NBA and hence beat the shiit out of the SANs who contested against him and underestimated him being a non SAN.

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Nobody: 10:31am On Aug 04, 2020
Uniben tends to produce Best of the Best

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Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by tosine102: 10:31am On Aug 04, 2020
Hh
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Ghostmode2two(m): 10:31am On Aug 04, 2020
No corruption?
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Segzy19: 10:32am On Aug 04, 2020
Corruption status or ranking on a rating scale of 0 - 10..!
Hmmm! May your wisdom never diminish...
OkuFaba:
How about his corruption status, we're interested in that also
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by Ventura1: 10:32am On Aug 04, 2020
He is a practicing Christian and a member of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG)
I could perceive Osinbajo influence in his victory.
Re: Olumide Akpata Biography: 9 Things To Know About The Newly Elected NBA President by aaking(m): 10:33am On Aug 04, 2020
ProfAmaben:
So being a member of the Redeemed church is now an achievement in this dispensation? This is laughable grin

See no 9.
He is a Christian,he attend RCCG is na your problem. You no know say warri no de carry last

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