The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), yesterday, released a final list of 38 senior lawyers who were conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
The chief registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Uwani Mustapha,
who doubles as Secretary of the LPPC, released the list, yesterday, in Abuja.
Mustapha noted that out of the 117 legal practitioners across the country that applied for the rank, 80 of them were shortlisted and invited for interview, while only 38 were lucky enough to be conferred with the rank.
The Solicitor-General of the Federation (SGF) and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Adedayo Apata, wife of Supreme Court Justice, Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour and Lagos based human rights activist, Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, were among the notable names on the list.
Others conferred with the title are; Olusegun Jolaawo, Prof Alphonsus Alubo, Prof Maman Lawan, Prof Uchefula Chukwumaeze, Abdullahi Haruna, Manga Nurudeen and John Asoluka.
Also conferred are; Adedokun Makinde, Daniel Enwelum, Emmanuel Oyebanji, Tuduru Ede, Abdul Ajana, Ama Etuwewe, Oladipo Olasope, Leslie Nylander, Olusegun Fowowe and Andrew Hutton.
Also on the list released at the Supreme Court, yesterday, are; Olukayode Enitan, Paul Ogbole, Olaniyi Olopade, Samuel Agweh, Ayo Asala, Abiodun Olatunji, Olumide Aju, Chimezie Ihekweazu, Usman Sule, Saffiya Badamasi, Echezona Etiaba, Godwin Omoaka and Emeka Ozoani.
Others include Alexander Ejesieme, Jephthah Njikonye, Aikhunnegbe Malik, Alhassan Umar and Oyetola Atoyebi.
Mustapha further disclosed that two out of the four women who applied were awarded, while three out of the 38 new senior advocates are from the academics community.
The successful candidates would be inaugurated September this year.