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Nigerian Law School – Yenagoa Campus

Hey Guys! 

Guess who is in Law School? Yours Truly. I am scared as hell. 

I never applied for Bayelsa, Yenagoa campus. My roomate never applied for Bayelsa but got it too. I met a guy who filled : Abuja, Kano and Yola but who still got Bayelsa. So I was not alone in this sudden change of plans. I cried for a week and it did not help that my friends were not posted to Bayelsa. 

Since my 400 level days as a Law undergraduate at the University of Ibadan, I have dreamt of being in Lagos Campus for two reasons;

a) I wanted the Lagos drill. I wanted the extreme stress of Lagos campus as I felt the stress was going to make me do better in school.

b) I wanted to be able to attend AKE FESTIVAL. I wanted to be close to all the literary activities in Lagos. I wanted to be close to KAWE BOOKCLUB.

But Life happens. And here I am, in Bayelsa, surrounded by large mosquitoes. Mosquitoes like bats. 

In Bayelsa, you will learn that some things are compulsory necessities: 

1) Mosiquto net

2) Long and thick trousers

3) Socks

4) Handgloves

These mosquitoes are not here to play. They are like bats. I found a dead mosquito in my indomie last night. 

I have tried to compensate myself with the fact that I spent my gap year in Lagos interning at one of the best accounting and tax firms in the world and I have also tried to compensate myself with the hostel accomodation in Bayelsa campus. It is perfect albeit being five in a room. But there is still room for everyone to mind his or her business, the ensuite bathrooms and toilets and the tiled floors.

I am not quite impressed with the learning hall. It is quite small for the number of students, the seats are few and half of them are bad. They are actually not fit for purpose. At all. I made a comment about it and a lecturer replied saying:

Your senior colleagues spoilt it. You guys will have to pay the prize. 

Sadly, law school is not a place to wear your cape of heorism and your Ned Stark cloak. 

Second Day Of Induction

I talked to a senior friend about my fears and she told me: 

Chimdinma

Enjoy the process. Let your life and heart be richer for the experience.

Remember to laugh. Study hard but eat and sleep too. Follow the rules but dont be bullied, by the system or by its people.

Guard your mental health. 

I cut her short telling her about my fears…the annoying grading system…and how I thought my brain was not that hot…

She replied:

You don’t need be a hot brain, babe. You need to study consistently and take care of your health and know whats important in the big fat curriculum and most importantly, let God guide you.

Pray for me guys!!!

I have met some interesting people – people from Universities like Usman Dan Fodio and the University of Maiduguri. The blogger in me could not help but ask of their stories. 

I have decided to create a category on my blog : STUDENTS OF NLS YENAGOA!!!

In this category, I would ask them questions about their lives, universities and one very important question : WHY LAW?!?

This question is important to me because I am quite indifferent to Law right now…and so I am hoping that maybe, just maybe…asking these questions and seeing law through the eyes of these people would stir something in me. 

Because of the busy nature of law school, the interviews may not be published as often as I would want them to. But be rest assured, you would definitely read their stories. 

Wish me well guys…

Pray for me…

Love and Light…

Always!

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THE PARIS CLIMATE CHANGE AGREEMENT 2015: IMPLICATIONS FOR NIGERIA.

I am interested in a lot of legal things. Litigation isn’t one of them. I believe there is so much one can do with a law degree. This rigid litigation goal is quite choking. 

I am fascinated with International law, Energy and Environmental law and a little bit of Taxation and Revenue. I think there is so much that we can do in those regards. 

Picking a topic for my project was quite stressful. I thought about a lot of things and asked senior friends for help. Then one evening, I was in the sitting room watching the evening news and VIOLA! The inspiration to write about the Paris Climate Change Agreement came. 

With the help of a lecturer and a supervisor I was able to coin out the perfect topic. 

I have always loved Environmental law. Growing up, my dad had these video cassettes of the animal world and planet. He would make us watch and tell us intersting stories. Sometimes, my dad would go outside and just gaze at the stars. 

“God is beautiful” he would say. 

So I guess it was natural for me to waltz in and register for Environmental law as an elective in my 400level. I would go on to become the VICE PRESIDENT OF THE CLEAN EARTH SOCIETY, CLASS OF 2016. 

I’m actually sad that President Trump thinks Climate Change is a hoarse. Climate change is real and the faster we work towards saving our planet, the better for us all.

According to Independent.co.uk,

“A former climate change adviser to Donald Trump has said the US President will pull America out of the landmark Paris agreement and an executive order on the issue could come within “days”.

Myron Ebell, who took charge of Mr Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) transition team, said the President was determined to undo policies pushed by Barack Obama to restrict greenhouse gas emissions.

He said the US would “clearly change its course on climate policy” under the new administration and claimed Mr Trump was “pretty clear that the problem or the crisis has been overblown and overstated”.

If the US pulls out, the developing countries would bear the grunt and the deal might end up failing completely.

My paternal granny indirectly gave me plenty stories. Everyday, i wish she had the opportunity to go to school. I wish she said NO to patriarchy. One day, I’ll tell her story. I have wings. And because of her I am. My Best Friend Stella Is always in my heart. I miss them. I wish they stayed much longer.

On the 12th of December 2015, 195 countries reached an agagreement by gathering in Paris to discuss a possible new global agreement on climate change, aimed at reducing global gas emissions and thus avoiding the threat of dangerous climate change.

The aim of my work was to examine the 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement and its implication for Nigeria. The work also disussed key elements of the agreement, the legal status of the agreement and the structure of the agreement. The implications for the different sectors in Nigeria were critically discussed and recommendations were given.

Climate change is one of the environmental challenges of the 21st century. And so there is need for legal obligations to further ensure compliance of the Paris Climate Change Agreement. In conclusion, the future of climate change and the aim of the Paris Climate Change Agreement will all depend upon the legal approach taken by the Nigerian government. Having stricter measures and taking a legal approach while following the recommendations will reduce the impacts of climate change in Nigeria.

I wonder what the future holds for us. The burden is on the government to prioritize on investments that will make good use of the Paris Agreement Framework. Example, creating awareness on the use of solar panels. 

Love and Light. 

Adriel©2017

MERRY CHRISTMAS WITH PICTURES

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Graduation Portrait.

Beautiful people, It’s been a while. Merry Christmas!
Forgive my absence. I have been trying to get my life together; from graduation to a tax summer school and to preparations for a job interview. I’ll explain with loads of pictures.

Stay with me.
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WE DO NOT WANT TELEPHONE TAXES

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My butterfly frames. Moved on from mother hen frames! Graduating in TWO MONTHS TIME!

Hey guys!

I got new glasses today. I was always having this terrible headache, almost like a migraine and so I decided to visit the eye clinic.
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L. L. B ULTIMATE CLASS RANT TWO

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Hello beautiful people!

It’s been 10days since I last posted here and it seems like forever. There’s so much I want to say and talk about but I do not have the words yet; I know I’ll write about them one day because one thing is sure; dying with an untold story inside you is a big loss.
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L. L. B ULTIMATE CLASS RANT ONE

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Today was supposed to be a “Terrific Tuesday”. Good Terrific. First day in the faculty as a final year student, my teeny weeny afro out there for everyone to see and say :

“Oh my God, Chimdinma, you cut your hair!”…
“Why did you cut hair!”

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#ORANGETHEWORLD : SPOUSAL RAPE AND OTHERS

Violence undermines the basic universal human right of any person – to be treated with dignity.

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So a friend sent me this. It was innocently supposed to pass as a joke. But I didn’t find it funny. Probably because I wasn’t in the mood already but I just didn’t get the joke. Apparently, what exactly made friend laugh was :
THE JUDGES ARE STILL RECOVERING.

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MOOT AND MOCK – PART 1

Start and there would be no stopping you –  Chimdinma Adriel Onwukwe

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Senior Colleague, Victor, Glad to be associated with such a brilliant young man. Learnt a lot from him. Picture after the "Trial"

For YEARS, I have lived with this FEAR : YOU CAN NEVER BE AS GOOD AS THEY ARE.
I remember telling my mum that I don’t want to practice law. She was so upset with me. So upset that I became the topic of her morning prayers. I would constantly hear her say :
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MY “TORTS” – CHIEF (MRS) FOLAKE SOLANKE (SAN)

Women Perspire, Men Sweat – CHIEF (MRS) FOLAKE SOLANKE (SAN)
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