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ELIZADE UNIVERSITY SHINES AS NIGERIAN LAW STUDENTS COMPETE

Elizade University, Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State has emerged first in the female category of the 2018 edition of the National Law Students Debate, held at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State. Miss. Azubike Oluchi, a 100 level Law student who represented the University at the debate outshined her counterparts from University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University, University of Abuja, Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti, Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, and Imo State University. Speaking in favour of the topic, “Not-Too-Young-To Run: a Development or a Fabricated Lie for Youths’ Political Participation”, Miss Azubike marshalled her points to the admiration of the judges. She convinced the panel of judges that the bill, recently passed by the National Assembly and signed by President Mohammadu Buhari, was done in good spirit for Nigerian youths. She posited that the youths, with the bill, have their destinies in their hands. The bill reviewed the age qualification for public office holders. For president, the age was reduced from 40 to 35; governor from 35 to 30; senator from 35 to 30; House of Representatives membership from 30 to 25 and State House of Assembly membership from 30 to 25. Other universities that participated in the inter-universities debate were University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago-Iwoye, Delta State University, Abraka, Osun State University, Osogbo, Bowen University, Iwo, Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo and Lead City University, Ibadan.