Showing posts with label IKEJA NBA. Show all posts
Showing posts with label IKEJA NBA. Show all posts

Thursday, 19 July 2018

 Olayinka Oyeniyi Farounbi,Esq.

Olayinka Oyeniyi Farounbi, a candidate for the position of the Legal Adviser in the forthcoming elections of the NBA is a bar man per excellence. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws, LL.B in 1992 from the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Osun State and had his Barrister at Laws, B.L from the Nigerian Law School, Lagos in 1993 and he was subsequently called to the Bar the same year, 1993.  He had his Master of Laws, LL.M from the University of Lagos in 2006.

He did his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) with the Law firm of Fola Ajijola & Co in Ikeja, Lagos State between 1993/1994 service year. From 1995 to 1999, he worked as a Counsel in the Law firm of Olubunmi Oyewole & Co, now Justice of the Court of Appeal, Calabar Judicial Division. In the same 1999, he set up his own Law firm of 'Yinka Oyeniyi Farounbi & Co, 114, Ikorodu Road, Fadeyi, Lagos State.

He is a member of the Ikeja Branch of the NBA and had served the branch in various capacities at one time or the other as the Auditor, Assistant General Secretary, Financial Secretary, 1st Vice Chairman and Chairman between 2000 and 2016. In addition, he served in some important Committees of the branch as member, Secretary and Chairman. He was a member of the Human Rights Committee and the Chairman when he became the Ist Vice Chairman of the branch. He is the Chairman of the Conference Planning Committee in 2008 and 2009 AGC in Abuja and Lagos respectively. He was the Secretary of the Building Committee of the branch under the Chairmanship of Mr. Kemi Pinheiro, SAN. He has been, among others, a member of the Law Week Committee, the Countinuous Legal Education Committee, Pro Bono Committee, Local Organising Committee of the 2017 AGC in Lagos. In fact, he was the Alternate Chairman of the Sport Committee which successfully organised a football competition among the branches where trophies and cash prices were won.

The candidate for the position of the Legal Adviser has been an attendee of the NBA NEC meetings and the AGC since 2000 either as participant or Delegate. . He was a co-opted member of NEC in 2012 - 2014, a statutory member, as the Chairman of the Ikeja Branch, in 2014 - 2016 and the NEC Representative of the branch between 2016 - 2018. At the national level, he was a member of the Legislative Drafting Committee, 2012 - 2014, the Building Committee, 2016 - 2018 and the Legislative Drafting Committee, 2016 - 2018. He was among the NBA Delegates on Legal Services Trade Mission to Netherlands in 2016.

In all the positions so far held, he has not been found wanting and the various experiences gained in those years of sourjourn prepared him adequately for a day like this, and as the Legal Adviser, he will serve our association creditably well and strive to avoid any embarrassment whatsoever to the association. A crushing judgment was recently gotten against the association which almost brought its existence to an end, and this could have been avoided with a competent, diligent, painstaking and meticulous Legal Adviser. Never will such repeat itself under my stewardship as your Legal Adviser.

Gentlemen, trust me with your votes as your Legal Adviser and I promise to serve you positively in a way never to be forgotten in the existence of our organisation. 

Long live NBA, long live Nigeria.

Olayinka Oyeniyi Farounbi 
Legal Adviser candidate.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

With the tenure of the incumbent administration of NBA-YLF Ikeja Branch Executives coming to an end, a five man Electoral Committee was inaugurated on the 10th of May, 2018 and date for the NBA-YLF 2018 Election was set for 7th June, 2018. The Electoral Committee was basically saddled with the responsibility of ensuring a free and fair election.  The Electoral committee promptly swung into action, held several meetings where guidelines were promulgated, and list of eligible voters were compiled and passed across to members.  In as much as there was limited time for the five man electoral committee to make preparations for the election, they proved to be up to the task.
On the 7th of June, 2018, the day of the long awaited election, the contestants were screened by the Electoral Committee in preparation for the election. Out of the 56 declared eligible voters, 43 voters were marked present to vote while a few others who were not eligible to vote observed the voting exercise.
Contestants gave a few minutes explanation of their manifestos to the members present after which the electoral committee commenced the election.  The Post of the Chairman was contested between Tunji Akinyemi,Esq.  and Ezekiel Bodunde,Esq. while the post of the Vice President was contested between Olubukola Adebiyi,Esq. and Adejoke Adeosun. The other posts were unopposed and votes were casted for each of the posts.
The outcome of the election on the 7th of June,2018 was quite remarkable as the post of Chairman ended up as a tie with 21 votes apiece and a void vote. This geared up an interesting momentum as the electoral committee quickly deliberated amongst themselves and decided Monday, 11th June, 2018 as the run off date. Interestingly, it is remarkable of note that Tunji Akinyemi,Esq. had declared his intention ofcontesting for the post of NBA-YLF Chairman long before the election while Ezekiel Bodunde,Esq. only declared his intention barely a week before the election.  On the other hand, Olubukola Adebiyi,Esq. emerged the winner for the post Vice-Chairman.
On the 11th of June, 2018, the run off for the post of Chairman was conducted by the able Electoral Committee. While Tunji Akinyemi,Esq. had 19 votes, Bodunde Ezekiel,Esq. managed to garner 23 votes, hence becoming the NBA- YLF Ikeja Chairman Elect. For Bodunde, it must have been a sweet and bitter experience for him because while he basked in the beam of victory, he is also making plans to bury his father this Friday 15th June, 2018 at Ilupeju- Ekiti State.   
The incumbent administration led by Charles Ajiboye,Esq. has slated today 14th June, 2018 for the hand over and dinner tagged “Appreciation Night” at Banquet Hall, Presken Hotel, 17, Alade Avenue, Off Obafemi Awolowo Way, (Opposite Airport Hotel), by Allen Avenue, Ikeja. At the dinner, there would be a dinner speech titled @The Young Lawyer… A Crave for Novelty. Guest of Honour is Hon. Justice Opeyemi Oke (Chief Judge of Lagos State.). Chief host is Adesina Ogunlana,Esq. (Chairman, NBA, Ikeja Branch) . Host is Charles Ajiboye,Esq. (Chairman, NBA- YLF Ikeja Branch). 

The full list of the new NBA-YLF, Ikeja Branch Excos-elect are as follows: 

Bodunde Ezekiel,Esq.                      Chairman
Olubukola Adebiyi,Esq.                   Vice-Chairman
Mordecai Adejo,Esq.                         Secretary
Femi Dodo,Esq.                               Assistant Secretary
Kayode Agbedejobi,Esq.                   Publicity Secretary
Muniretu Maiza,Esq.                        Treasurer
Aisha Sadiq                                       Financial Secretary           

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