The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has approved the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 21 legal practitioners.
Mr Ahmed Saleh, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the Committee announced this at a media briefing at the Supreme Court on Friday.
Saleh said that LPPC took the decision at its 119th General Meeting on Friday, July 10, following a series of screenings of 124 applications received this year.
He said three academics and 18 advocates made the final list, and only one female made it this year.
The new SANs, he said, would be sworn-n on Sept. 21, at a special session of the Supreme Court to mark the beginning of the new legal year.
Those conferred with the rank, which he described as “a mark of excellence’’ to the conferees are:
Mr Edward Ashiekaa, Mr Benson Nwankwo, Mr Joseph Bamigboye, Mr Patrick Okolo, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, Dr Tahir Mamman, Dr Akinpelu Onigbinde, Mr Ibrahim Bawa and Mr Samuel Zibri.
Others areMr Adeniyi Adegbonmire, Mr Aderibigbe Adedeji, Mr Emmanuel Aguma, Dr Muiz Banire, Mr Emeka Etiaba, Mrs Abimbola Akeredolu, Mr Olumuyiwa Akinboro, Mr Gordy Uche, Mr Uchechukwu Obi.
Also conferred are Mr Kehinde Eleja, Prof. Paul Idornigie and Dr Oladapo Olanipekun.