Thursday, November 15, 2007

The newest Barrister/Solicitor in Town!

On wednesday, I was called to the Nigerian Bar.

On thursday, I was enrolled at the Supreme Court.

We thank God for all the progress He grants us. But at the risk of soundcing anti-social I was not excited about any of it, and though I kept up the act cause it was one day my dearest dearest mum was so proud about, I forbade most other people around me from making too much of it.

I see nothing to be proud of in graduating from college. Tens of thousands of graduates come out of Nigeria yearly, and at least 5000 people were called to bar with me this week - so what is there to be so proud of?

Now, my albino friend who, with both parents dead, left his village in Edo State, went through tears and blood, severe physical and financial difficulties, to graduate along with us, with a 2'1 Degree at University and another at Law School, and was the only Unilag graduate from our set to win a Law School prize is a story I can celebrate. And I do. Examples like his make it extremely difficult for anyone to have any excuses for failure.

What I AM excited about is the fact that with school done with and all the certificates receieved, the second and most important phase of my life begins. Let the REAL games begin!

20 comments:

Ifreke said...

I'm really delighted for you Chude.You have ran the race and you have finished the course.Thats a reason to at least celebrate cos its not everyone that made it to the finish line.Whilst you embark on the latter part of your two-fold life (lol),make you get across my rice and juice..Pls dnt forget to send the reply to that my mail too. Cheers

Anonymous said...

Congratulations my learned friend

SassyCassie

Anonymous said...

Congrats!!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chude!We're so proud of you!!!!

Ide.

Nonesuch said...

Congrats

2ndCorin5:17 said...

U have a blog?? YIPPIE!! Now, I'll keep visiting! BIG CONGRATULATIONS on ur successes! A Nigerian Lady is proud of You!!
I'm thinking about Law School too, always wanted to be a lawyer.....
Can i mortgage 3 or 4more years? Lol...

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!
proud of u
i am feeling like your big sister...

let us celebrate ...
i am dancing to ' the land is green' for u ...

WE THANK GOD FOR UUUUUUUUU...
enjoy ur weekend....

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chude! The real world gets pretty tricky, but you'll live!

Jude Dibia

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

Thank God for ur friend too..
i love stories that gives us hope ...

NO EXCUSES FOR FAILURE....GOD DEY... E NO EASY OOOOOOO.....

Chude! said...

@Ifreke,
thanks! will send it to you by this week abeg. so sorry

@sassy,
thks!

@anon,
thanks! reveal thyself too!lol

@ide,
thanks! and nne open ur blog make i fit enter now haba!

@none,
thanks!

@2nd,
e go hard o! but all things are possible

@my stories,
You ARE my sister!! thank you, thank you, thank you!

@JD,
Thanks! Thankfully i've been living one foot in it already! The Lord will protect his own!

@mystories,
yes o my sista!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chude!

Osa

Anonymous said...

Congrats. You boasted that the exams were a "breeze" and pleased to know you are now a Barrister. Was it a first class ?

Calabar Gal said...

Congratulations Chude! Welcome to the bar!

Chude! said...

@Osa,

thanks! where dem post you? biko give me ya email lets keep in touch!

@anon
whaddya think??lol. oh by the way, i didnt boast that it was a breeze - i was thankful it was a breeze. big difference. rgds

@calabar,
thank you my sista!

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Aloofaa said...

Congrats

Waffarian said...

Congrats oh, u do well!

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Anonymous said...

@aloofa, thanks

@waffy, thank u oh bros!
chude

habeeb said...

good for u chude, u should be proud of yourself and all you have achieved. Just want to congratulate you on the success of the future awards.