Nigeria gets 22 new Senior Advocates, SAN
The Legal Practitioners Privilege Committee on Monday announced the elevation of 22 lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Saleh, who is also the Secretary of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, said the new senior advocates were picked at the committee’s 123rd meeting held on July 4 in Abuja.
The new SANs include the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Onadeko, and the Secretary of the 2014 National Conference, Valerie Azinge.
Other successful candidates are
Nnamso Udo Ekanem,
Prof. Mohammed Tabiu,
Olufunke Abimbola Agbor,
Olusola Oladimeji Ojutalayo,
Richard Ayodele Akintunde,
Oyesoji Gbolahan Oyeleke,
James Njeze Ikeyi,
Elisha Yakubu Kura
Kalu Ikwuonwu Umeh,
Adewale Sunday Adesokan,
Andrew Igboekwe, Fredson
Uba Ekpezu Ukweni
Chukwu Omaka also made the list.
Mr. Saleh said they would be inaugurated on September 19.
He also said 131 lawyers applied for the conferment of the rank while 55 were shortlisted at the end of which 22 of them got the approval of the committee to move to the Inner Bar.
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