Yakubu Maikyau, elected NBA President


The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), has elected Yakubu Maikyau, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), as its president. Announcing the result of the election, the Electoral Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (ECNBA), said Maikyau polled a total of 22,342 to Joe Gazama, (SAN) who polled 10,842 votes while Jonathan Taidi, scored 1,373 votes.
A total on 59,392 lawyers were accredited to vote in the election which held on Saturday online.
The new NBA President was
born on February 6, 1965 in Kebbi state.
He obtained a bachelor of law (LLB) degree from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna state in 1989, and proceeded to the Nigerian Law School, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Maikyau was called to the Nigerian bar on December 12, 1990.
After completing the mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme in 1991, the senior advocate went into private law practice and joined the law firm of Messrs. Danladi Bamaiyi and Company in Sokoto, where he spent about 12 years and rose to become the head of chambers.
In 2003, he founded his law firm – Y. C. Maikyau & Co. – with offices in the FCT, Sokoto and Kebbi states.


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