Supreme Court on Friday announced the conferment of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN on 38 Lawyers.
Chief Registrar of Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, hinted this at a news conference in Abuja on Friday.
She said the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Adedayo Apata, and 37 others have been elevated to the highly coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
She said they were elevated by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) at the committee’s 138th plenary session held on Thursday.
She noted that the successful candidates who were selected from 117 applicants for the rank, are to be sworn in at the ceremony marking the upcoming new 2019/2020 legal year of the apex court which will hold in September.
Apart from Apata, among the newly elevated lawyers is Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, who is the wife of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.
The rest include, Prof. Mamman Lawan Yusufari ,Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Abdullahi Haruna, Manga Nuruddeen, John Asoluka, Adedokun Makinde, Daniel Enwelum, Emmanuel Oyebanji, Tuduru Ede, Abdul Ajana, Ama Etuwewe, Oladipo Olasope, Leslie Olutayo Nylander, Olusegun Fowowe and Andrew Hutton.
They also include, Olukayode Enitan, Paul Ogbole, Olaniyi Olopade, Samuel Agweh, Olusegun Jolaawo, Prof. Alphonsus Alubo, Ayo Asala, Abiodun Olatunji, Olumide Aju, Chimezie Ihekweazu, Prof. Uchefula Chukwumaeze, Usman Sule, Safiya Badamasi, and Echezona Etiaba.
The rest are Godwin Omoaka, Emeka Ozoani, Alexander Ejesieme, Jephthah Njikonye, Aikhunegbe Malik, Alhassan Umar and Oyetola Muyiwa.
While announcing the list on Friday, the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar said four of the 117 applicants were female, among whom two were successful.