Drama As Supreme Court Drops SAN's Name Hours After Promotion

Drama As Supreme Court Drops SAN's Name Hours After Promotion

  • The list of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) released by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) contains an error
  • This revelation was made in a statement on Friday, October 22, by the LPPC's secretary, Hajjo Sarki Bello
  • However, Bello while apogising to Nigerians for the error, noted that it has been corrected in a new list

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) on Friday, October 22, admitted an error it made in the list of lawyers promoted recently to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Hajjo Sarki Bello, the LPPC's secretary and acting chief registrar of the Supreme Court, in a statement on Friday, disclosed that one of the names in the list was a grave mistake, The Nation reports.

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LPPC said the error has been corrected
Source: UGC

Bello noted that whereas the actual name of the appointee is Osaka, Benjamin Nwora esq, the name on the list at the time it was released was Nworka Chidi Benjamin esq.

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He said:

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“In the press release issued by this office yesterday, 21st October 2021 announcing the list of successful applicants for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Nworka, Chidi Benjamin, Esq, listed as No 43 was mistakenly included in the list of advocate appointees.
“The actual successful applicant that ought to be in the said list is Osaka, Benjamin Nwora, Esq."

The committee's head, therefore, apologised to Nigerians for the mix-up and added that the error has been fixed as Osaka Benjamin Nwora is now listed as number 21.

Age is no barrier to success: Daughter celebrates 91-year-old father named among 72 lawyers elevated to SAN

Meanwhile, Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo, a 91-year-old professor of Law was on Thursday, October 21, named among the 72 lawyers elevated to the SAN rank.

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Oyewo, a traditional chief in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital, was among the 10 academics in the legal profession who were promoted to the prestigious position.

In her congratulatory remarks, the daughter of the new SAN, Mrs Adekitan Adeagbo described her father’s elevation at the age of 91 as divine.

Adeagbo, a broadcaster with the Broadcasting Corporation of Oyo State (BCOS), said:

“Daddy, no doubt, the Lord has been merciful unto you as He preserved you to get to the pinnacle of the profession you have been passionate about. Who says age is a barrier to success in life? This elevation is divine."

Source: Legit.ng

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