An astute, Fatima Bombom Sani, made history on Wednesday, 21 October 2015 when the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, other members of the Body of Benchers (BOB) and the Council of Legal Education (CLE), other dignitaries and the new wigs (her colleagues just called to Bar); all stood up to hail and honour her.
The standing ovation by such august gathering was said to be first of its kind in the anal history of the Nigerian Law School and call to the Bar ceremonies.
Fatima broke existing record in the Nigeria Law School by bagging nine separate awards compared to existing record of seven awards ever received at Call to the Bar of Nigerian Law School.
The awards include the “Best Student of the Year (1st Prize)’’ donated by Sir Adetokunbo Ademola, Dr. Taslim Elias and Justice Atanda Fatayi-Williams; the ‘’Council of Education Star Award’’; Corporate Law Practice donated by Chief Adegboyega Awomolo SAN; Best Overall Female Student of the year award donated by National Association of Women Judges; and Best Female Student in Criminal Litigation award donated by Mrs. Oluwatoyin Doherty.
The rest are Best Student in Civil and Criminal Litigation award donated by Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN; and the prize for 1st Class Students donated by the Director General of the Nigerian Law School (NLS).
Born to the family of Mr and Mrs Engr Abel A. Sani 26 years ago, Fatima hails from Adavi-Ege in Adavi LGA of Kogi State and attended University of Abuja where she had her LLB with Second Class (Upper).