Prof of Law, Aisha Maikudi emerges Ag VC Uniabuja

Professor of Law, Aisha Maikudi Emerges Ag. VC UniabujFollowing the end of the tenure of Professor AbdulRasheed Na’Allah as the 6th Vice Chancellor of the University of Abuja on 30th June 2024, the Senate of the University has elected Professor Aisha Sani Maikudi as the Acting Vice Chancellor of the University pending the inauguration of the University Council and the appointment of a substantive Vice-Chancellor.

Maikudi is a professor of international law and the current deputy vice-chancellor (academic).

Born in Zaria on the 31st January 1983 and hailed from Katsina State, Aisha attended Queens College, Lagos where she obtained her West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE).

After her secondary school education, she attended the University of Reading and the London School of Economics in the United Kingdom, where she obtained her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) and Master of Laws (LLM) degrees, respectively. She also attended the Nigeria Law School, Abuja, for her call to the Bar and the University of Abuja for her Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Law.

In 2007, Aisha participated in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) at the Corporate Secretariat and Legal Division of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).

In 2008, she joined the University of Abuja as a Lecturer and became the first female and youngest Head of the Department, Faculty of Law in 2014; the first female and youngest Deputy Dean, Faculty of Law in 2018; and the pioneer Director University of Abuja.

It was gathered that she is the youngest Professor of the University of Abuja and indeed Nigeria, as well as the first female Professor of Law in the North West and the University of Abuja. She specializes in United Nations Law and has written extensively on the area.

Aisha floated a Postgraduate course on United Nations Law and has supervised numerous undergraduate and postgraduate works. She has also taught Company Law for over 12 years and is well-versed in its mechanics. She has participated in numerous conferences and trainings worldwide.

She is also a Member of various professional associations, including the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), the Nigerian Law Teachers Association (NLTA), and the International Federation of Women Lawyers (IFWL)

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