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Eunice Atuejide Is The Founder Of The World’s First Online Political Party, National Interest Party

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Eunice Atuejide was born Eunice Uche Julian Atuejide on August 16, 1978 to parents of Enugu origins. She was born in Lagos state and spent the formative years of her life there. She attended Onike Girls Primary School in Lagos, spent one year in the affiliated secondary school before transferring to Reagan Memorial Girls Secondary School also in Lagos.

Eunice Atuejide Founder of National Interest Party

Afterwards she moved to University of Ibadan to study Agricultural Economics. She however dropped out of Agricultural Economics at the University of Ibadan and took the Diploma in French Language at the Institut Internationale d’Etudes Française, in Université Marc Bloch, Strasbourg, France.

It was here that she met her first husband, Frank Becker, a union that lasted just 4 years (2002-2006), she however remarried Emmanuel Ikwueto in 2009.

Her first marriage relocated her to Germany. While in Germany, she did the Diploma in German Language at the Sprahenschule Siegerland. She also took the Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang (DSH) and enrolled at the University of Siegen, where she studied Business Administration.

She also took a Diploma in Film Making and Acting at the New York Film Academy and Sally Johnson’s Studios respectively, both in New York City, USA. Her Academic pursuit didn’t end there, after about 7 years of making and promoting Nigerian movies, she went back to school to Study Law.

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She completed the Graduate Diploma in Law, the Graduate LLB, the Legal Practice Course, and the LLM in Professional Legal Practice at BPP University, London, United Kingdom. She then moved back to Nigeria where she completed the professional training programme required for enrolment as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

As a Lawyer, Eunice Atuejide practices in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria. She is also a business woman in the IT sector involved in IT Consultancy including website development and management for SMEs and charities. She also sources funding for businesses in Europe and infrastructure projects in Africa, Latin America and Asia.

Eunice Atuejide is also deeply interested in politics. Her interests in politics piqued while in Law School while she was at the Nigerian Law School in Abuja. She pulled together her colleagues at the law school who shared similar political ideals with her, and they together set out on the journey to form a political party.

This resulted in the formation and registration of the National Interest Party (NIP) – the world’s first online based political party, in 2018. Eunice Atuejide currently serves as the National Chairman of the National Interest Party (NIP), a post she has held since 2017.

This article was written by Musa Nadir Tochukwu Sani.

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