DOUBLE BILL FRIDAY: THE ADR TEA TIME X THE MARITIME SPELLING BEE

The big boys are back, and as always, they are not here to play. It was only fitting that on the 15th of March, 2019, the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society and the Maritime Forum officially kicked off their respective proceedings for the year. Both programmes offered both associations the equal chance to reintroduce their ensembles to attract prospective members. While we have it on good authority that a good number of people left the programmes convinced, it is only fitting for everyone to be treated to a glimpse of both events, particularly absentees and those that were unable to, you know, multitask.

TEA TIME WITH THE ADR SOCIETY

I went in the middle of this event and trust me, I regretted not going there earlier. The first speaker was mind-blowing, speaking about the advantages of Arbitration and all how to dive into this sector, places to intern at as well. As for the second speaker, Efemena Iluezi-Ogbaudu, an Associate at Strachan Partners and past President of the ADR Society, who was equally expository, I heard a girl at the back asking for his Instagram handle. Faculty of Law girls…sigh. The MC, Deborah Oguike was fire, not just because of her cherry red gown (she obviously slayed in it) but she kept the people up and popping. In fact, she took my sleep away. All in all, ADR killed it and I would be definitely be going to any event that has ADR in it.”

THE MARITIME SPELLING BEEQUIZ COMPETITION

The program started on time much to people’s surprise considering Faculty of Law programs and “African time”. The officials were able to maintain decorum to an extent so the program was not rowdy. The first round of the competition entailed spelling while the second round was about general questions about the Maritime Forum. When it got to the third round, they had to battle it out with spelling once more. By the fourth round, only two people were standing: a Law ’21 student and a Law ’23 student. Funny how the Law ’21 student lost to the Law ’23 student because he didn’t know the largest ocean in the world. And news flash: the Year 1 dude that actually won the competition was not a member and had to buy a form after the program. Speaking of forms, two were given out in spellings thrown to the audience. A Maritime T-shirt was also given as well. After the program, they shared Item 7. Apparently, the drinks were more than the small chops. People at the back didn’t get. Not even the cake reached everyone. Very painful. The program was nice all in all.

STRAY OBSERVATIONS

“The program was organised, sound and fun. I look forward to another program organised by the Maritime Forum.” – a Law ’22 student.

“Hmm. Those people that did not give me small chops. You do not want to hear my view.” – a Law ’21 student.

Over to you, Tax Club.

PRISCILLA & BENITA; EDITED BY THE GRANDMASTER.

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