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62 legal practitioners elevated to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, see full list

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The Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC) has elevated 62 legal practitioners in Nigeria to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

This was announced in a statement on Thursday by Hajo Sarki Bello, the acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, who doubles as the secretary of the legal practitioner’s privilege committee.

She noted that the LPPC committee chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola approved the list at its 154th plenary meeting held on Thursday.

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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.

According to the statement, the SANs-designate is made up of 53 in the advocate category and 9 in the academic category. They will all be sworn in on November 21 at the Supreme Court premises in Abuja.

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Appointees in the Academic category

  1. PROF. KATHLEEN EBELECHUKWU OKAFOR
  2. PROF. MUHAMMED TAOFEEQ ABDULRAZAQ
  3. PROF. AMOKAYE OLUDAYO GABRIEL
  4. PROF. ISMAIL ADENIYI OLATUNBOSUN
  5. PROF. ABDULLAHI SHEHU ZURU
  6. PROF. JOY NGOZI EZEILO
  7. ASS/PROF. THEODORE BALA MAIYAKI
  8. PROF. OLAIDE ABASS GBADAMOSI
  9. ASS/PROF. CHIMEZIE KINGSLEY OKORIE

Appointees in the Advocate Category

  1. MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR, ESQ.
  2. JOHNSON TARIGHO OMOPHE UGBODUMA, ESQ.
  3. LAWRENCE SUNDAY OKO-JAJA, ESQ.
  4. CHRISTOPHER AGBOMEIRHE SUNDAY OSHOMEGIE, ESQ.
  5. SANUSI OLUGBENGA SAI’D, ESQ.
  6. WAHAB KUNLE SHITTU, ESQ.
  7. EMMANUEL IDEMUDIA OBOH, ESQ.
  8. DIRI SAID MOHAMMED, ESQ.
  9. OLADIPO AKANMU TOLANI, ESQ.
  10. AYODEJI OYEWOLE OMOTOSO, ESQ
  11. CHIJIOKE OGBONNA ERONDU, ESQ.
  12. AJOKU KINGSLEY OBINNA, ESQ.
  13. YAKUBU MAIKASUWA, ESQ.
  14. HENRY ESHIJONAM OMU, ESQ.
  15. DAGOGO ISRAEL IBOROMA, ESQ.
  16. JOSEPH ADEMU AKUBO, ESQ.
  17. GOZIE BERTRAND OBI, ESQ.
  18. INAM AKPADIAGHA WILSON ESQ.
  19. ABUBAKAR BATURE SULU-GAMBARI, ESQ.
  20. ABIOYE ARAOYE OLOYEDE ASANIKE, ESQ.
  21. SYLVANUS TAHIRU, ESQ.
  22. BOLARINWA ELIJAH AIDI, ESQ.
  23. TONYE TOMBERE JENEWARI KRUKRUBO, ESQ.
  24. ADEREMI MOSHOOD BASHUA, ESQ.
  25. KOLAPO OLUGBENGA KOLADE, ESQ.
  26. SAMUEL PETER KARGBO, ESQ.
  27. IFEANYICHUKWU SYLVESTER OBIAKOR, ESQ.
  28. OLASOJI OLAIYA OLOWOLAFE, ESQ.
  29. MUTALUBI OJO ADEBAYO, ESQ.
  30. VICTOR ODAFE OGUDE, ESQ.
  31. SULAYMAN OLAWALE IBRAHIM, ESQ.
  32. MUMINI ISHOLA HANAFI, ESQ.
  33. TANKO TANKO ASHANG, ESQ.
  34. DAMIAN OHAKWE OKORO, ESQ.
  35. ANDREW MWAJIM MALGWI, ESQ.
  36. ETUKWU ONAH, ESQ.
  37. ADEBORO LATEEF ADAMSON, ESQ.
  38. BANKOLE JOEL AKOMOLAFE, ESQ.
  39. KELECHI CHINEDUM OBI, ESQ.
  40. ANDREW OSEMEDUA ODUM, ESQ.
  41. OKORO OKECHUKWU EDWIN, ESQ.
  42. GODSON CHUKWUDI UGOCHUKWU, ESQ.
  43. STEVEN ONYECHI ONONYE, ESQ.
  44. IKANI KANU AGABI, ESQ.
  45. MUSTAPHA SHABA IBRAHIM, ESQ.
  46. MUIZUDEEN YUNUS ABDULLAHI, ESQ.
  47. MAGAJI MATO IBRAHIM, ESQ.
  48. SUNUSI MUSA, ESQ.
  49. OLADOYIN OLUSEYI AWOYALE, ESQ.
  50. ROTIMI ISEOLUWA OYEDEPO, ESQ.
  51. CHUKWUDUBEM BONAVENTURE ANYIGBO, ESQ.
  52. LUKMAN OYEBANJI FAGBEMI, ESQ.
  53. MICHAEL JONATHAN NUMA, ESQ.

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