Full List of 72 Prominent Lawyers Elevated to SAN Emerges

Full List of 72 Prominent Lawyers Elevated to SAN Emerges

The number of Nigerian lawyers with the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank has significantly increased as the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) elevates 72 new legal practitioners to the prestigious position.

The SAN rank is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.

Full List: 72 Lawyers Elevated to SAN
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee elevates 72 lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN). Photo credits: Daily Times Nigeria, PDP Grassroots Support Foundation
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The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, is expected to swear in the new senior advocates during an inauguration ceremony to be held on Wednesday, December 8 at the Supreme Court premises in Abuja, Channels TV reported.

Below is a full list of those to be conferred with the honour, as filed by The Cable:

ADVOCATES

  1. Adeniyi Anthony Ademuyiwa
  2. Umeh Philip Ndubuisi Evaristus
  3. Ovrawah Ogaga
  4. Afuba Peter Aguigom
  5. Ajose-Adeogun Olaotan Olusegun
  6. West-Idahosa Ehiogie
  7. Awa Uche Sunday
  8. Mekwunye Charles Dumbiri
  9. Oladoja Tajudeen Olaseni
  10. Akaraiwe Ikeazor Ajovi
  11. Omotosho Francis
  12. Onuzulike Felix Anayo
  13. Oru Marcelluous Eguvwe
  14. Ihua-Maduenyi Charles Udoka
  15. Agbola Adeleke Olaniyi
  16. Uzuegbu Benjamin Chukwudi
  17. Akinola James Akingbola
  18. Ihediwa Uchenna Chinyere
  19. Adeluola Olukayode Oluwole
  20. Olotu Bolarinwa
  21. Hassan Usman El-Yakub
  22. Olorunfemi Ayo Abraham
  23. Atabo Reuben Okpanachi
  24. Fapohunda Adekola Olawale
  25. Okoli Ikenna
  26. Mordi Mark Okeibunor
  27. Seriki Sheriff Rotimi
  28. Opara Victor Ugwuezumba
  29. Ndayako Mohammed
  30. Ojo Adekunle Akanbi
  31. Adele John Ogwu
  32. Wodu Kemasuode
  33. Ayinla Salman Jawondo
  34. Obiora Edwin Sunday Chukwujekwu
  35. Abdulhamid Mohammed
  36. Atung Samuel
  37. Itula Fredricks Ebos
  38. Anuga George Audu
  39. Mustapha Dauda Adekola
  40. Idris Ibrahim Agbomere
  41. Gbadamosi Kazeem Adekunle
  42. Aliyu Kabir
  43. Nworka Chidi Benjamin
  44. Abdul-Rasheed Muritala Oladimeji
  45. Kotoye Adeyinka Moyosore
  46. Obegolu Emeka Jude-Phillipe
  47. Aruwa Shaibu Enejoh
  48. Somiari Sammie Abiye
  49. Onwuenwunor Clement
  50. Omotunde Adeola Rasaq
  51. Mogboh Anthony Obinna
  52. Emeka Chijuoke Ogugua Precious
  53. Lough Simon Asamber
  54. Adedipe Ayodeji
  55. Kuti Afolabi Fatai
  56. Fatogun Eyitayo Ayokunle
  57. Eko Ejembi Eko
  58. Usman Jacob Johnson
  59. Sani Abdulaziz Mohammed
  60. Burkaa Matthew Gwar
  61. Hussaini Ishaq Magaji
  62. Ogungbade Oluwasina Olarenwaju

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ACADEMICS

  1. Oyewo Ajagbe Toriola
  2. Omorogbe Oluyinka Osayame
  3. Ojukwu Anthony Okechukwu
  4. Ijaodola Rasheed Jimoh
  5. Sodipo Bankole Adekunle
  6. Wigwe Christian Chizindu
  7. Agbonika Josephine Aladi Achor
  8. Sanni Abiola Olaitan
  9. Omoregie Edoba Bright
  10. Abdullahi Ibrahim

NHRC boss among 72 lawyers named SAN

Meanwhile, Anthony Ojukwu, the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), is among the newly elevated SANs.

Legit.ng gathers that Ojukwu and 71 other lawyers were elevated to the SAN rank by the LPPC at its 149th plenary session on Thursday, October 21.

A total of 130 lawyers were shortlisted for the rank in September. Of the 130 candidates shortlisted, 72 were successful, while 58 did not make the cut.

Nigerian man becomes a lawyer in America, many celebrate him

In other news, a young Nigerian man identified as Chudi Ofili has joined the enviable league of the nation's citizens who are making great waves abroad.

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On Thursday, December 10, 2020, the man announced he had just become a lawyer in New York, the United States as he shared the virtual oath he took.

Ofili said that he is happy and grateful for the opportunity of being called to bar in America. The two photos he shared showed a laptop connecting him to judges admitting the oath. The man said that for other Nigerians who want the same, they could also write the New York bar exams and be on their path to be licensed.

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