The magnificent interiors of the Reiz Continental Hotel in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city, were at their sparkling best as the hotel hosted the second edition of the Annual Cocktail and Dinner of the Nigerian Law School 1995 Call to Bar Set.

According to NEWSWIRE Law & Events Magazine’s correspondent in the federal capital city, the event was one of a kind, and recorded a robust attendance as more than sixty legal practitioners converged at the venue in their most resplendent outfits, determined to have a good time and make the most of what promised to be a memorable evening.

Among the attendees, who represented both the Bench and the Bar, were the following: Hon. Justice Abdulaziz, Waziri JCA who was joined by a number of other jurists from various jurisdictions.

The Bar, in particular, was well-represented, with the presence of Senior Advocates of Nigeria such as Chief Dr. James Onoja, SAN, Prince Yusuf Asamah Kadiri SAN, and Chukwuka Ikwuazom SAN, among others. Other legal luminaries present were Damian Okoro, SAN, Andrew Malgwi SAN, Dr. Sam Amadi, Prof. Faith Osadolor, Prof. Nasiru Adamu Aliyu SAN, as well as Hon. Laory, a member of the federal House of Representatives from Adamawa State.

The class and glamour exuded by the ambience, colour and richness of the event was a testimony to the work and planning of the Moses Alfred Ebute SAN-led Dinner Planning Committee.

Members were treated to comedy and rousing music performances from the Live Band.

It was an evening of many highlights. One of them was the Health Talk, as the instructor spoke extensively on the need to take one’s health more seriously, advising the Law School Class of 1995 set to do everything to do away with unhealthy practices and habits, such as limiting their alcohol intake, in order to enhance their physical well-being. The instructor also dwelt at length on the prevalent nature of diabetes in our society – especially the Type 2 diabetes.

Stressing the vital importance of water and good physical exercise to health and wellness, she reiterated the need cut down on one’s weight and eat with moderation. She urged the Dinner guests to reduce or avoid smoking and taking refined sugar altogether, as well as try to make lifestyle modifications where necessary.

The Keynote Address was delivered by Dr. Sam Amadi, who lauded Nigerian lawyers for still holding forth in the temple of Justice, and dedicated to the public good, rather than just working for their pockets.

Also speaking, the Chairman of the Cocktail/Dinner committee, Moses Alfred Ebute, Esq., thanked the leadership of the NSL 1995 set and the larger NBA, as well as individuals, whose support made the Party a success.

Welcoming guests to the event, the President of the NSL Class of 1995 Set, Mrs. Cordelia U. Eke prayed God to grant everyone the grace to celebrate their 30 years of practice in two years’ time, noting that the NLS 1995 started about two years ago when the need arose for the class to unite and help one another. Eke added that the NSL Class of 1995 had grown into a global association with members scattered across the country and in the Diaspora.

The essence of events such as this, she said, was to enable networking opportunities, and chances to connect among members. The Set President encouraged her colleagues to do what they can to strengthen the association, stressing the truism that it is better to start late than never. These networking opportunities, she said, were vital because, in her words, *we are stronger together and will surely get to the place of our dream but everyone should see and look at the bigger picture.’

Eke concluded her speech by urging her colleagues to give back to society, and disclosed that this would be the subject of a major project to mark the 30 years anniversary of the association in two years’ time.

Another highlight of the Dinner was the formal presentation of awards in recognition of individuals who have contributed to raising the profile and enhancing the fortunes of the NSL Class of 1995 Set.

The event drew to a close against the backdrop of rousing music, fine dining and wining, photo ops and robust encounters among old friends and new acquaintances.

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