The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, (LPPC), has elevated 72 lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN).
The LPPC in a statement by the Acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hajo Sarki Bello, said the decision was made at its 149th plenary session that was held on October 21.
The committee disclosed that the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad would swear in the new SANs on December 8 at the Supreme Court premises.
The committee said it notified prospective applicants that applying for the 2022 exercise would not commence until a date to be announced in January.
According to the LPPC, a sub-committee has been set to review the 2018 guidelines for the award of SAN effective from the 2024 application year.
Successful lawyers who made the 2021 list include the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu, a former Secretary-General of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), Emeka Obegolu, and seven professors drawn from the academics.
George Audu Anuga,Simon Lough, Eko Eko, Ayo Olorunfemi, Reuben Atabo, John Adele, Shaibu Aruwa, Eyitayo Fatogun, Jacob Usman, Tajudeen Oladoja, Salman Ayinla, Adeola Omotunde, Mathew Bukka, Mohammed Ndayako, Hassan El-Yakub and Ishaq Hussaini among others.
Those from the academic are; Bankole Sodipo, Professor Christian Wigwe, Professor Ajagbe Oyewo, Professor Rasheed Ijaodola, Professor Oluyinka Omorogbe, Dr Josephine Agbonika, Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi, Professor Edoba Omoregie and Professor Abiola Sanni.
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