The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, LPPC, has elevated 72 legal practitioners to the inner bar for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.
The elevation of the legal practitioners took place at its 143rd plenary session on November 13, 2020.
Among them are the Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission, ICPC, Professor Bolaji Owasanoye; the immediate past National Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Afam Joshua Osigwe; the Attorney General of Delta State, Mr. Peter Marakpo, six professors and 63 others have been awarded the rank SAN.
The prestigious rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academic.”
Also in the list are; Terkura Douglas Pepe, Esq, Aliyu Omeza Saiki, Esq, Jacob Enunwe Ochidi, Esq, Abdulwahab Mohammed, Esq, Moses Alfred Ebute, Esq, Taiye Abimbola Oladipo, Esq, Mumuni Adebimpe Jimoh, Esq, Muhammadu Katu Sani Ndanusa, Mohammed Mohammed Ndarani, Esq, Gideon Musa Kuttu, Esq, Abdullahi Yahaya, and Tijanni Alkali Gazali, Esq
Others in the list are; Mella Audu Nunghe, Yusuf Nya Akirikwen, Yakubu Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba, Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Esq, Abdul Mohammed, Esq, Hussaini Zakariyau, Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala, Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Esq, Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Esq, Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Esq, Afam Josiah Osigwe and Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa.
Others are; Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, Esq, Lotanna Chuka Okoli, Esq, Tochukwu Dominic Maduka, Chukwuemeka Obiajuru Nwagu, Henry Okechukwu Akunebu, Esq, Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, Esq, Boma Florence A. Alabi (Mrs), Efefiom Otu Efiom Ekong, Lawrence Fubara Anga, Esq, Robert Egwuno Emukpoeruo, Esq, Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, Esq and Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Esq
Still others; Jean Chiazor Anishere (Ms), Uzoma Henry Azikiwe, Osayaba Omorodion Giwa, Esq, Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, Esq, Babalola George Olatunde, Taiwo Johnson Kupolati, Esq, Obafemi Anthony Adewale, Esq, Adedapo Osariuyime Tunde-Olowu, Esq, Fatai-Ajibola Dalley, Esq, Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq, Bashorun Oluwatoyin Ajoke Ms. and Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni Esq.
Others who got the rank are; Olusegun Johnson Fabunmi, Esq, John Mofolorunsho Majiyagbe, Esq, Funmilayo Adunni Quadri, Akinola Olugbenga Akintoye, Dada Adekunle Awosika, Remi Peter Olatubora, Esq, Festus Kayode Idepefo, Esq, Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Esq, Musibau Adetunbi, Esq, Mahmud Kola Adesina, ESQ, Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Esq. and Oladapo Akande Akinosun, Esq, Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Esq. and Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola, Esq
The successful applicants from the academics are; Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki, Prof Bolaji Olufumunmileyi Owasanoye, Prof Erugo Sampson, Oyewo Edward Oyelowo, and Prof Sani Mohammad Adam.
Others are; Prof Zacheus Adangor, Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri, Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu, Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday and Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa.
A statement signed by the Director, Press and Information of the Supreme Court, Dr. Festus Akande, 65 of the new Senior Advocates are legal practitioners, while seven of them are from the academics.