The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has shortlisted 69 persons for consideration as Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN).In a statement issued on Thursday in Abuja, the council listed a constitutional lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, Funmi, wife of human rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN), the daughter of Chief Afe Babalola (SAN), Mrs. Folashade Alli, Abiola Oyebanji and Bomo Agbebi, among those considered for the rank.
Also on the list are – Daniel Uruakpa, Felix Offia, Lawrence Falade, and Kingsley Obamogie, amongst others.
Ajulo is a rights activist whose areas of interest are litigation, constitutional law as well as corporate and commercial law.He currently serves as a research scholar at Lincoln University College and volunteers his expertise as an adjunct lecturer at several universities, including the Adekunle Ajasin University in Ondo State.
The statement read: “The LPPC by this notice announced the shortlisting of Applicants who qualified after the Advocates 1st and 2nd Filtration Stages, Academic pre-qualification, and Academic 2nd filtration Exercise“Also after the Independent Appeals Hearing and Chambers Inspection Exercise, preparatory to the interview stage in the process for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on the successful Applicants for the year 2023.
“All qualified shortlisted Applicants are graded under two-category systems by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, namely Advocates and Academic Applicants respectively.”