Age is No Barrier to Success: Daughter Celebrates 91-Year-Old Father Named Among 72 Lawyers Elevated to SAN

Age is No Barrier to Success: Daughter Celebrates 91-Year-Old Father Named Among 72 Lawyers Elevated to SAN

  • Mrs Adekitan Adeagbo, a broadcaster with the BCOS, has celebrated his father, Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo
  • Oyewo, a 91-year-old professor of law was named among the 72 lawyers elevated to the prestigious rank of SAN
  • The law professor was among the 10 academics in the legal profession who were promoted to the rank

Ibadan, Oyo state - Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo, a 91-year-old professor of Law was on Thursday, October 21, named among the 72 lawyers elevated to the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank.

Nigerian Tribune reported that 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.

Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo: 91-Year-Old Professor Named Among 72 Lawyers Elevated to SAN, Daughter Celebrates
A 91-year-old Professor of Law, Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo, named among 72 lawyers who got the new Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rank. Photo credit: Kunle Mckmouth Daramola
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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, The Guardian also stated.

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

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“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."

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Meanwhile, Anthony Ojukwu, the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), is also 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.

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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.

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.

Nigerian lady who wanted to become lawyer as a child achieves her dream

Similarly, a young and brilliant Nigerian lady identified as Ijeoma Olagunju has attained her childhood dream of becoming a lawyer after she was recently called to the bar.

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In a post sighted by Legit.ng on her LinkedIn page, Ijeoma shared adorable pictures from her Call-To-Bar ceremony as well as a photo of herself in a lawyer's wig when she was only a young girl.

Although she graduated with a second-class upper, Ijeoma indicated that her disappointment of not getting first-class turned into pride when she saw her results.

Source: Legit

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