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Youngest law professor appointed as UNIABUJA DVC

The appointment took effect from May 5, 2023, for a period of two years in the first instance.
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Aisha Maikudi, the youngest professor of law in Nigeria and the first female professor from Northwest Nigeria, has been appointed by the Governing Council of the University of Abuja, alongside Professor Philip Afaha as Deputy Vice Chancellors Academic and Administrative respectively.

The Council approved the appointments during its 96th Regular Meeting held between Thursday, May 4 and Friday, May 5, 2023.

According to the statement released by the university on Monday, the appointments were made in accordance with the provision of the University of Abuja Act, following the selection of the duo at the 78th extraordinary meeting of the senate held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

The appointments took effect from May 5, 2023, for a period of two years in the first instance.

Maikudi, a professor of International Law, was born on January 31, 1983. She obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Reading in 2004, her Master of Laws degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005, and her doctorate in International Law in 2015 from the University of Abuja. Maikudi joined the services of the university in 2008 as a lecturer 2 and rose to the rank of professor in 2022. She became the first female Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law, in 2018, and later the pioneer director of the University of Abuja International Centre in 2019.

Philip Afaha, the new DVC administration, was born in 1972. He obtained his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Uyo in 1995 and 2004, respectively. Afaha later earned a doctorate degree in History in 2011 from the University of Abuja. He joined the services of the university in January 2013 as a senior lecturer before rising to the rank of professor.

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