The Supreme Court of Nigeria has announced the new Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) which include the Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko and twenty one other lawyers.
The conferrement of the prestigious rank on the 22 lawyers brings a total number of Senior Advocates of Nigeria to 451.
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Ahmed Gambo Saleh who doubles as the Secretary of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC), announced the list in Abuja.
Ahmed disclosed that a total of 55 lawyers were shortlisted out of the 131 that applied.
On the list of the 22 successful candidates are three academicians and two females.
The list has the names of Mr. Olanrewaju Onadeko (D.G Law School); Nnamonso Eminem; Prof. Muhammed Tabiu; Dr. Valerie-Janette Azinge; Olufunke Agbor; Olusola Ojutalayo; Richard Akintunde; Oyesoji Oyeleke; James Njeze Ikeyi and Elisha Kurah.
The rest are Adewunmi Ogunsanya; Olatubosun Olanipekun; Chief Kalu Umeh; Adewale Adesokan; Andrew Igboekwe; Fredson Okoli; Olaseni Adio; Olasheni Ibiwoye; Abdulhakeem Mustapha; Mba Ukweni; Edward Gyang Pwajok (former Attorney General Plateau State) and Prof. Chukwu Omaka (academic).
The Chief Registrar said the new SANs will be sworn in on September 19, 2016