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See full list of 72 legal practitioners elevated to the rank of SAN

The Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC) has elevated 72 legal practitioners in Nigeria for conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) to be sworn in by Justice Tanko Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

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 practitioners privilege committee.

According to her, the SANs-designate are made up 62 on the advocate category and 10 in the academic category.

Those to be conferred include amongst others; Anthony Ojukwu, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC); Olawale Fapohunda, the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice of Ekiti State; Ikeazor Akaraiwe, former vice-president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), as well as Emeka Obegolu, former NBA general secretary.

According to the statement, the of rank 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.

The inauguration ceremony will be held at the Supreme Court premises in Abuja on December 8, 2021.

The Committee has set up a subcommittee to review 2018 guidelines for the awards of the rank which will take effect from 2023 application year.

Lawyers in the Academic category

1. Prof Bankole Akintoye Sodipo

2. Prof Christian Chizundu Wigwe

3. Prof Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo

4. Prof Rasheed Jimoh Ijaodola

5. Prof Oluyinka Osayame Omorogbe

6. Dr Josephine Aladi Achor Agbonika

7. Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi

8. Prof Edoba Bright Omoregie

9. Prof Abiola Olaitan Sanni

10. Dr Anthony Ojukwu Okechukwu

Lawyers in the Advocate category

11. George Audu Anuga

12. Simon Asember Lough

13. Eko Ejembi Eko

14. Ayo Abraham Olorunfemi

15. Reuben Okpanachi Atabo

16. John Ogwu Adele

17. Shaibu Enejoh Aruwa

18. Eyitayo Ayokunle Fatogun

19. Jacob Johnson Usman

20. Tajudeen Olaseni Oladoja

21. Salman Jawando Ayinla

22. Adeola Rasaq Omotunde

23. Mathew Gwar Bukka

24. Mohammed Ndayako

25. Hassan Usman El-Yakub

26. Ishaq Magaji Hussaini

27. Samuel Atung

28. Mohammed Abdulhamid

29. Kabiru Aliyu

30. Mohammed Abdulaziz Sani

31. Uche Sunday Awa

32. Uchenna Chinyere Ihediwa

33. Philip Ndubuisi Umeh

34. Peter Aguigom Afuba

35. Felix Anayo Onuzulike

36. Benjamin Chukwudi Uzuegbu

37. Benjamin Nworah Osaka

38. Ikenna Okoli

39. Edwin Sunday Chukwujekwu Obiora

40. Emeka Jude-Philip Obegolu

41. Clement Onwuenwunor

42.Chijioke Ogugua Precious Emeka

43. Anthony Obinna Mogboh

44. Victor Ugwuezumba Opara

45. Kamasuode Wodu

46. Charles Udoka Ihua-Maduenyi

47. Sammie Abiye Somiari

48. Ogaga Ovrawah

49. Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye

50. Ikeazor Ajovi Akaraiwe

51. Marcellous Eguvwe Oru

52. Mark Okebuinor Mordi

53. Ehiogie West-Idahosa

54. Fredricks Ebos Itula

55. Ibrahim Idris Agbomere

56. Anthony Ademuyiwa Adeniyi

57. Bolarinwa Olotu

58. Adekola Olawale Fapohunda

59. Adekunle Akanbi Ojo

60. Olaotan Olusegun Ajose-Adeogun

61. Rotimi Sheriff Seriki

62. Olukayode Oluwole Adeluola

63. Adeyinka Moyosore Kotoye

64. Oluwasina Olanrewaju Ogungbade

65. Afolabi Fatai Kuti.

66. Francis Omotosho.

67. Ayodeji Adedipe.

68. Adeleke Olaniyi Agbola.

69. James Akingbola Akinola.

70. Muritala Oladimeji Abdul-Rasheed.

71. Dauda Adekola Mustapha.

72. Kazeem Adekunle Gbadamosi.

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