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Y.C Maikyau Biography, Real Name, Profile, Origin, Career, Age

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Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, also known by his stage as “YC,” is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and one of the winners of the recently held general elections of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA). The e-voting process was used for the 24-hour election that took place on July 16, 2022.


On February 6, 1965, Yakubu Chonoko Maikyau, SAN, was born. Y. C. Maikyau is a native of Kebbi state in Nigeria’s North West, Stechitegist Media gathered. He is currently 57 years old (2022).


The Nigerian Bar Association’s 31st president is Maikyau, SAN (NBA). In order to overcome Joe-Kyari Gadzama, SAN, and Jonathan Taidi, he received 22,342 of the 34,564 total votes cast (abstentions excluded).

Y.C. is an attorney who has worked in dispute resolution for over 32 years, specializing in litigation and arbitration.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws in 1989 from Zaria’s esteemed Ahmadu Bello University. In 1990, he was then admitted to the Nigerian Bar.


He started out as a conflict resolution attorney in the law office of Messrs. Danladi Bamaiyi & Co. in Sokoto.
In 2003, he established Y.C. Maikyau & Co., a law practice with offices in the states of Abuja, Sokoto, and Kebbi.
On August 26, 2011, he received the esteemed title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators and the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators, both of London, United Kingdom (FCIArb) (FICMC).


Maikyau served as a lawyer for the Oputa Panel of the Human Rights Investigation Commission of Nigeria, which was established by President Olusegun Obasanjo in 1999 as the nation transitioned back to democracy. The Commission was established to look into abuses of human rights under the military rule.

He intends to ensure diversity at the Bar by advancing the interests of the various sectors and fora of the NBA as part of his mission for “Building a Dynamic Bar.”

The introduction of an uniform minimum salary of 100,000 Naira for young lawyers in Nigeria is another commitment he made in his manifesto. He envisions the money being divided between law firms and the NBA on a sixty-forty basis.


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