Bridget Edokwe, Founder of BarristerNG! The Woman With A Rugged Passion For Blogging  

You can’t be the best if you’ve not been put to test. Bridget Edokwe has an unbelievable passion for ‘rugged’ but modest journalism which is what has made her a household name in Nigeria’s legal environment as the founder of BarristerNG. Just ask around, Nigerian lawyers in any part of the world will confirm to you that BarristerNG is the number one law blog in Nigeria.

What makes Bridget feel fulfilled is that she is bridging the gap between the wig and the “we”; and what does this mean? While the wig is used here to refer to legal practitioners, the “we” here refers to the public, cutting across people in every profession who are hungry for information on the practice of law in Nigeria, and related issues. That is what BarristerNG represents – providing up-to-date contents on emerging trends in the Nigerian and international legal environment.

Bridget is unassuming, always looking calm, but with an infectious seriousness and professionalism that reflect an innate flare for blogging. After graduating from Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University (COOU) in 2010, and was called to Bar in 2012, Bridget took some time to nurture her talent in news gathering and dissemination. This calm, humble lawyer didn’t just jump into blogging. She spent some time to get ready before launching BarristerNG in 2016. This is a high-profile Law and Politics news platform which has become the leading Law news blog in Nigeria.

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BarristerNG The blog provides interesting contents for everyone with interest in Law, Law enforcement and Politics. Most lawyers in Nigeria are hooked up to BarristerNG for minute-by-minute info on emerging trends in law profession, legal issues and related developments.

Truly, when you browse through BarristerNG.com, you will see a Bridget that is bright, brave, brilliant and big in blogging. She has worked so hard to keep this blog at the top echelon of Law news reporting in Nigeria. “It took sleepless nights, hard work and commitment to get started and stabilize. You need to look for that thing that gives you joy. Keep doing it, one day it will surely pay off,” she told Massmediang. “The major problem is that we always look at immediate results. Just keep working on what you are passionate about. Even if you do it for two or three years and you don’t get the result you are looking for, don’t run away because it could be in the fourth year that it will work out. When it does, you will not even remember how you suffered to get to the top.” This is inspirational, coming from a successful blogger in a special field of law news reporting.

Bridget is one of the very few that inspire a lot of young ladies out there to believe that they can make it to the top through hard work and perseverance. One thing is sure, COOU is proud of Bridget.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

Nwabueze is a communication researcher with several years of lecturing experience in Nigerian universities.

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