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|21 Lawyers Bags Senior Advocate Of Nigeria (SAN), Title by leekiano(m): 12:02pm On Jul 11, 2015|
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has conferred the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 21 lawyers. Ahmed Saleh, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the Committee, said the LPPC approved the award at its 119th meeting. A total of 124 lawyers applied to be elevated to SAN this year, with Lagos- based lawyer, Mamman Tahir, former Director General of the Nigerian Law School, among those to receive the award. A statement by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, signed by its Chief Registrar/Secretary, Barrister Ahmed Gambo Saleh said the new SANs would be administered an oath on Sept. 21, at a special session of the Supreme Court to mark the beginning of the new legal year. See the names of the new Senior Advocates below: 1. National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire, 2. Dr. Oladapo Olanipekun- son of a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun 3. Emeka Etiaba 4. Ibrahim Bawa 5. Edward Ashiekaa, 6. Benson Nwankwo, 7. Joseph Bamigboye, 8. Patrick Okolo, 9. Prof. Maxwell Gidado 10. Dr. Tahir Mamman 11. Dr. Akinpelu Onigbinde. 12. Samuel Zibiri, 13. Adeniyi Adegbonmire 14. Aderibigbe Adedeji, 15. Emmanuel Aguma 16. Abimbola Akeredolu 17. Olumuyiwa Akinboro 18. Gordy Uche 19. Uchechukwu Obi, 20. Kehinde Eleja and 21. Prof. Paul Idornigie. Gidado, Mamman, and Idornigie were of the academic category while the rest of the 18 lawyers were conferred with the rank as advocates. The only female among the 21 successful lawyers, Akeredolu, was one of the three females in a total of 124 applicants that applied for the rank when the application entry opened in january.
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