Rapulu Ernest Nduka had his Secondary School Education at Dennis Memorial Grammar School, Onitsha, where he graduated 1998 in flying colours.
Afterwards he proceeded to Abia State University Uturu to study Law. Following the successful bag of LLB from Abia State University, Uturu, his next port of call was the Nigerian Law School (Lagos Campus).
He was subsequently admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2005, having passed the qualifying Bar exams finishing with a Second Class Upper Division (2.1).
In further quest for knowledge He enrolled for his Master of Laws (LLM) degree in Information Technology and Telecommunications Law, finishing from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom in 2009 and followed same with a Doctor of Laws (LLD) degree in Cyber-Law from the University of South Africa, Pretoria in 2020.
Dr. Nduka has served the Bar in various capacities both at the Branch and National levels. At the Branch level He served as the Secretary of the Branch from 2016 – 2018. Prior to being the Secretary of the Branch, he was the Branch’s Publicity Secretary.
In his service to the Branch , his activities in office were engraved in the legacies that gave a face lift rooted in excellence to the bar, a few of which are :
He initiated the publication of the first newsletter of the Branch and also the Bar Journal of the Branch known as the Premier Bar Newsletter and the Premier Bar Journal respectively.
He reorganized the secretariat in line with modern technological trends and ensured that members of the Branch and the Public were kept abreast with the activities of the Onitsha Branch of the NBA.
He was an efficient member of the law week committee from 2014 till date. He currently on behalf of the NBA Onitsha Branch which resonates with his doting stance for welfare and dignity of colleagues handles the civil aspect of the suit (Suit No. 0/56/2019- Chiamaka Caroline Nwangwu vs. Jane Mbanefo & 2 Ors).
The facts which flowed from the said Police Officer- Mbanefo’s assault on Chiamaka Nwangwu, at 3-3 Police Station, where the latter went to discharge her professional responsibilities, to seek for police bail of her client.
At the national level, Dr. Nduka was the Secretary of the 2018 Branch Election Monitoring Committee (South East Zone) set up to resolve electoral disputes that followed the various Branches elections in 2018. He was also a member of the National Executive Committee 2016-2018.
Dr. Nduka, in furtherance of his flair for academics and scholarship, has presented several papers especially in his area of specialty latching on Electronic evidence, Information and Communication Technology amongst others.
He is the author of “Telecommunications Law in Nigeria – A case for development” published by LAP Publications Germany.
Dr. Nduka is into active law practice, the Deputy Head of Chambers of J.R Nduka & Co. with core areas of legal practice cascading through litigation and corporate law practice. He is also a Justice of the Peace.
Dr. Nduka is a recipient of several awards including the Onitsha Branch Best Executive member 2016/2018.
Dr Nduka is an affiliate of several other professional associations, a few of which includes; International Association for Artificial Intelligence and Law (IAAIL), Internet Attorneys Association (IAA), Advocates International, Technology Law Society of Nigeria (TSLN) among others.
Dr. Nduka is passionate about the Bar, he believes that the perception of the members of the Bar and public in general can receive a touch of class and efficiency that will harness and project a working NBA.
He believes that a positively rebranded bar is desirable and possible.
Dr. Nduka is happily married to a Magistrate and blessed with kids.