On Wednesday 27th of October 2021, DealHQ Partners, an Africa Focused Transaction Advisory Law Firm, has announced the winners of its inaugural law undergraduate essay competition. In the presence of participants, sponsors, and its media partners, the Firm at its offices in Lekki, Lagos, held the awards ceremony where prizes were presented to the top 3 finalists in the competition.
In her welcome address, the Lead Advisor of DealHQ, Mrs Tosin Ajose, noted that the Competition was This competition focused on promoting research and policy advocacy amongst law undergraduates in Nigerian Universities by providing a platform for the student community to participate effectively in economic and political re-engineering driven by forward-thinking and innovation which are synonymous with youth.
The Competition opened on the 22nd of September and closed on the 11thOctober 2021. The coordinator of the Competition, Mr. Praise Darego noted that the Firm received several submissions fr1om over 50 Nigerian Universities, out of which a first shortlist of top 10 finalists had been announced, these 10 finalist proceeded to the second round of the competition where these, three finalists emerged :
- Olayinka Shado Ayomide a 300-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University coming first place;
- Emiemokumo Gesiye-Emi a 500-level student of Niger Delta University coming second place;
- Ayorinde Oluwasoji Temidire a 400-level student of Obafemi Awolowo University coming third place.
In addition to the cash prizes of [NGN350,000] [NGN200,000] [NGN100,000] to the 1st , 2nd , and 3rd positions respectively, the winners were also awarded internship opportunities with DealHQ Partners and Tangerine Africa for the 2022 summer opening whilst also being admitted into the first cohort of the DealHQ Partners Undergraduate Mentorship Programme.