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Not every Nigerian is a fraudster
SIR: I am writing to bring to your notice that many Nigerians are working hard to uplift the image of our country. Recently, I set a record at Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada as the first Ph.D student in the history of the law school to complete the Osgoode doctoral programme in less than three years. I have been informed there will be an official recognition and award from the university on the convocation day (June 24, 2009) for achieving this outstanding feat.
A brief profile about me is that I graduated from Enugu State University of Science and Technology in 1998. I came out with Second Class (Honours) Upper Division; and also made the overall best result at the Faculty of Law of the University. I proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Abuja in 1999 and was called to the Nigeria Bar in 2000. At Law School we were only 15 students out of about 4,500 students that made second class (Honours) Upper Division after the May 2000 Nigerian Law School's Bar finals. Immediately, after my NYSC in 2001-2002, I secured a full-funded Dalhousie Graduate scholarship from Dalhousie University, Canada for an LL.M programme. I completed the LL.M programme in 10 months (from September 2002-July 2003). Subsequently, I worked for two years before commencing my Ph.D programme in September 2006.
My case is that it will be nice if you help publish my achievements at Osgoode Hall Law School in your newspaper to remind many who think that the name Nigeria is synonymous with fraud that they are completely wrong. Many of us are working hard in our little ways to give our country a good name.
I am hoping you will help get this information out there because it is a very big thing here. For your information, Osgoode was founded in 1889 and later got affiliated to York University in 1968. You can do your own research about the history and antecedents of the Law School. Throughout the history of the Law School, a Nigerian happens to be the first person ever to complete the Osgoode's doctoral programme in less than three years. I think we Nigerians should be proud of this and not just to bemoan our fate whenever it is reported that some of our citizens are caught up in crime. For me, I am tired of negative news about Nigeria. Let us get some positive news out there.