Full List: 72 Lawyers Elevated To Senior Advocates
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee has elevated 72 lawyers to the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
The statement by Dr Festus Akande said the LPPC elevated the successful candidates at its 143rd meeting held on Friday.
It read in part, “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee at its 143rd plenary session held today November 13, 2020, has elevated seventy-two legal Practitioners’ to the inner bar.
“The rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have Distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.
“The swearing in of the seventy-two legal practitioners is scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2020.”
The new appointees whose swearing-in ceremony has been fixed for December 14 consist of 62 Advocates and 10 from the Academia.
The appointees include Obafemi Adewale, Chukwuemeka Nwagwu, Jacob Ochidi, Mela Nunghe, Lawrence Anga, Akinola Akintoye, Abdullahi Yahaya, Uzoma Azikiwe, Efefiom Ekong, Taiye Oladipo, Babatunde Ogala, Funmilayo Quadri, Jean Anishere, Taiwo Kupolati, Aliyu Saiki, Richard Ahonaruogho, Yusufu Akirikwen, Adedapo Olowu, Olumide Ayeni and Robert Emukpoeruo
Others are Oluwatoyin Bashorun, Chukwudi Obieze, Boma Alabi, Olusegun Fabunmi, Lotanna Okoli, Peter Mrakpo, George Babalola, Osayaba Osagie, Ejike Ezenwa, Jimoh Mumini, Muhammad Ndanusa, Yakubu Hussani-Ruba, Henry Akunebo, Oladapo Akinosun, Doctor Uwadiogbu Ajala, Gideon Kuttu, Ukachi Onuobia, Uwemedimo Nwoko, Joseph Mbadugh and Isiaka Olagunju.
The 22 other lawyers who benefitted from the elevation include Nureni Jimoh, Remi Olatubora, Abimbola Mobolaji, Moses Ebute, Nasiru Aliyu, Yusuf Kadiri, Festus Idepefo, Dada Awosika, Afam Osigwe, Musibau Adetunbi, John Majiyagbe, Abdulwahab Muhammed, Fatai Dalley, Chukwuka Ikuazom, Terkura Pepe, Rasheed Adegoke, Hussaini Zakariyau, Tochukwu Maduka, Mahmud Adesina, Tijjani Gazali, Abdul Muhammed and Mohammed Mohammed
On the part of the academia, the successful appointees comprise Professor Afeisimi Badaiki, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye, Professor Oghenemaro Emiri, Professor Damilola Olawuyi, Professor Zacchaeus Adangor, Professor Edward Oyewo, Professor Sani Adam, Professor Joseph Abugu, Professor Samson Erugo and Omo-Eboh Ikheowa.