BusinessDay’s Legal Business Unit (LBU) has been expanded by hiring two additional legal business associates, Onyinyechi Ukegbu and Chuba Agbu, both of who come to the newspaper with at least four years’ legal experience and impressive writing skills.
Ukegbu, who graduated in law from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana in 2010, has a Masters in creative writing and poetry from Sarah Lawrence College in the United States.
Before returning to Nigeria, she worked at the New York Public Library as well as Lumina Journal in New York and served as an associate at S.P.A Ajibade and Co. Legal Practitioners in Lagos. From 2007-2011, she spent the summers as an intern in several law firms in the UK and Nigeria.
Agbu earned a Bachelor of Law degree from Nottingham Trent University and a Masters degree in Information Technology Law and Intellectual Property Law from the University of East Anglia in the United Kingdom, obtaining a second class upper for his course work on patents and the deontological rights of owners in the context of competition law.
He brings to his new role legal and analytical strengths from years as an in-house in a leading technology start-up and from corporate and commercial legal work at top-tier firms.
BusinessDay Legal Business Unit was established last year to curate and distribute bespoke legal business content for Nigeria’s legal community. The department is headed by Theodora Kio-Lawson.