The Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof Isa Hayatu Chiroma; Vice Chancellor, Lagos State University (LASU), Prof. Olanrewaju Adigun Fagbohun and Ondo State’s Attorney General, Adekola Adeyeye Olawoye were among 31 legal practitioners elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria this year by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC).
Also on the list are Adeyinka Patrick Olumide-Fusika, Johnson Olalekan Ojo; two officials of the Independent National Commission(INEC), Oluwole Osamudiame Iyamu and Taminu Muhammed Inuwa; and the only woman on the list, Prof Oluyemisi Adefunke Bangbose.
Equally elevated are the National Coordinator, the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), Edmond Chionye Obiagwu and son of former President of the Nigeran Bar Association (NBA), Wole Olanipekun, Olabode Olutoyin Olanipekun.
Also elevated are Oba Maduabuchi, Essien EssienUdom, Metong Bertram Robert Urombo, Prof. Wahab Olusola Egbewole, George Chiedu Igbokwe, Oluwole Taiwo, Stephen Ojomeko Zakari Adehi, Oluseun Takintayo Akinbiyi and Emmanuel Ozoemenam Achukwu.
Others are Kenneth Chukuwuemeka Ahia, Louis Maduforo Alozie, Wole Seun Agunbiade, Olayode Olumide Delano, Sonny Oluchukwu Wogu, Prof. Offorinze Dike Amucheazi, Adewale Eyitemi Atake, Ikhide Ehighelua, Mosediq Adeniji Kazeem, Prof Muhammed Mustapha Akanbi, Cosmas Ikechukwu Enweluzo and Ishaka Dikko Mudi.
Announcing the names on Thursday, LPPC’s Secretary and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha said 106 lawyers applied, 83 from the advocate category, while 23 were from the academic category. She added that two females applied this year.
She said the new SANs would be sworn in on September 24 at the commencement of the Supreme Court’s new legal year.