2022: Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee Approves Elevation Of 62 Legal Practitioners To Rank Of SAN [FULL LIST]

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The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday announced the elevation of 62 seniort lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.

A breakdown of the list showed that the lawyers comprised 9 academics and 53 advocates.

A statement by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the LPPC, Hajo Sarki Bello, said the new SANs would be inaugurated on 21st November, 2022.

He said “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) under the chairmanship of His Lordship, Hon Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, at its 154th plenary session held today 29th September, 2022, has approved the elevation of 62 legal practitioners to the Inner Bar. The rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.”

The swearing – in ceremony of the 62 legal practitioners is scheduled to take place on Monday the  21st day of November 2022.The new appointees for year 2022 exercise are:

ADVOCATE  APPOINTEES (IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AT THE BAR) 

  1. MOHAMMED ABDULLAHI ABUBAKAR, ESQ.
  2. JOHNSON TARIGHO OMOPHE UGBODUMA, ESQ.
  3. LAWRENCE SUNDAY OKO-JAJA, ESQ.
  4. CHRISTOPHER AGBOMEIRHE SUNDAY OSHOMEGIE, ESQ.
  5. SANUSI OLUGBENGA SAI’D, ESQ.
  6. WAHAB KUNLE SHITTU, ESQ.
  7. EMMANUEL IDEMUDIA OBOH, ESQ.
  8. DIRI SAID MOHAMMED, ESQ.
  9. OLADIPO AKANMU TOLANI, ESQ.
  10. AYODEJI OYEWOLE OMOTOSO, ESQ
  11. CHIJIOKE OGBONNA ERONDU, ESQ.
  12. AJOKU KINGSLEY OBINNA, ESQ.
  13. YAKUBU MAIKASUWA, ESQ.
  14. HENRY ESHIJONAM OMU, ESQ.
  15. DAGOGO ISRAEL IBOROMA, ESQ.
  16. JOSEPH ADEMU AKUBO, ESQ.
  17. GOZIE BERTRAND OBI, ESQ.
  18. INAM AKPADIAGHA WILSON ESQ.
  19. ABUBAKAR BATURE SULU-GAMBARI, ESQ.
  20. ABIOYE ARAOYE OLOYEDE ASANIKE, ESQ.
  21. SYLVANUS TAHIRU, ESQ.
  22. BOLARINWA ELIJAH AIDI, ESQ.
  23. TONYE TOMBERE JENEWARI KRUKRUBO, ESQ.
  24. ADEREMI MOSHOOD BASHUA, ESQ.
  25. KOLAPO OLUGBENGA KOLADE, ESQ.
  26. SAMUEL PETER KARGBO, ESQ.
  27. IFEANYICHUKWU SYLVESTER OBIAKOR, ESQ.
  28. OLASOJI OLAIYA OLOWOLAFE, ESQ.
  29. MUTALUBI OJO ADEBAYO, ESQ.
  30. VICTOR ODAFE OGUDE, ESQ.
  31. SULAYMAN OLAWALE IBRAHIM, ESQ.
  32. MUMINI ISHOLA HANAFI, ESQ.
  33. TANKO TANKO ASHANG, ESQ.
  34. DAMIAN OHAKWE OKORO, ESQ.
  35. ANDREW MWAJIM MALGWI, ESQ.
  36. ETUKWU ONAH, ESQ.
  37. ADEBORO LATEEF ADAMSON, ESQ.
  38. BANKOLE JOEL AKOMOLAFE, ESQ.
  39. KELECHI CHINEDUM OBI, ESQ.
  40. ANDREW OSEMEDUA ODUM, ESQ.
  41. OKORO OKECHUKWU EDWIN, ESQ.
  42. GODSON CHUKWUDI UGOCHUKWU, ESQ.
  43. STEVEN ONYECHI ONONYE, ESQ.
  44. IKANI KANU AGABI, ESQ.
  45. MUSTAPHA SHABA IBRAHIM, ESQ.
  46. MUIZUDEEN YUNUS ABDULLAHI, ESQ.
  47. MAGAJI MATO IBRAHIM, ESQ.
  48. SUNUSI MUSA, ESQ.
  49. OLADOYIN OLUSEYI AWOYALE, ESQ.
  50. ROTIMI ISEOLUWA OYEDEPO, ESQ.
  51. CHUKWUDUBEM BONAVENTURE ANYIGBO, ESQ.
  52. LUKMAN OYEBANJI FAGBEMI, ESQ.
  53. MICHAEL JONATHAN NUMA, ESQ.

ACADEMIC APPOINTEES (IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AT THE BAR)

  1. KATHLEEN EBELECHUKWU OKAFOR
  2. MUHAMMED TAOFEEQ ABDULRAZAQ
  3. AMOKAYE OLUDAYO GABRIEL
  4. ISMAIL ADENIYI OLATUNBOSUN
  5. ABDULLAHI SHEHU ZURU
  6. JOY   NGOZI EZEILO
  7. ASS/PROF. THEODORE BALA MAIYAKI
  8. OLAIDE ABASS GBADAMOSI
  9. ASS/PROF. CHIMEZIE KINGSLEY OKORIE

The meeting further approved a new Guidelines for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria and all matters pertaining to the rank to guide future exercises.

Dated at Abuja, Federal Capital Territory this 29th day of September, 2022

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