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FULL LIST: 72 lawyers appointed senior advocates of Nigeria

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The executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anthony Ojukwu has been named a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Ojukwu is one of 72 lawyers named by the legal practitioners privilege committee (LPPC) at its 149th plenary session on Thursday.

Anthony Ojukwu

A total of 130 lawyers were shortlisted for the rank in September — including 95 advocate applicants and 35 academic applicants. Of the 130 candidates shortlisted, 72 were successful, while 58 did not make the cut.

Other notable persons that were elevated to SAN are Ikeazor Akaraiwe, former vice-president of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), as well as Emeka Obegolu, former NBA general secretary.

The LPPC, in a statement on Thursday, said the swearing-in ceremony of the 72 legal practitioners by the chief justice of Nigeria (CJN)is scheduled for December 8, 2021 at the supreme court premises in Abuja.

The LPPC also reminded the public that it had set up a sub-committee to review the 2018 guidelines for the award of the rank, effective from the 2023 application year.

The new appointees are:

  1. Adeniyi Anthony Ademuyiwa
  2. Umeh Philip Ndubuisi Evaristus
  3. Ovrawah Ogaga
  4. Afuba Peter Aguigom
  5. Ajose-Adeogun Olaotan Olusegun
  6. West-Idahosa Ehiogie
  7. Awa Uche Sunday
  8. Mekwunye Charles Dumbiri
  9. Oladoja Tajudeen Olaseni
  10. Akaraiwe Ikeazor Ajovi
  11. Omotosho Francis
  12. Onuzulike Felix Anayo
  13. Oru Marcelluous Eguvwe
  14. Ihua-Maduenyi Charles Udoka
  15. Agbola Adeleke Olaniyi
  16. Uzuegbu Benjamin Chukwudi
  17. Akinola James Akingbola
  18. Ihediwa Uchenna Chinyere
  19. Adeluola Olukayode Oluwole
  20. Olotu Bolarinwa
  21. Hassan Usman El-Yakub
  22. Olorunfemi Ayo Abraham
  23. Atabo Reuben Okpanachi
  24. Fapohunda Adekola Olawale
  25. Okoli Ikenna
  26. Mordi Mark Okeibunor
  27. Seriki Sheriff Rotimi
  28. Opara Victor Ugwuezumba
  29. Ndayako Mohammed
  30. Ojo Adekunle Akanbi
  31. Adele John Ogwu
  32. Wodu Kemasuode
  33. Ayinla Salman Jawondo
  34. Obiora Edwin Sunday Chukwujekwu
  35. Abdulhamid Mohammed
  36. Atung Samuel
  37. Itula Fredricks Ebos
  38. Anuga George Audu
  39. Mustapha Dauda Adekola
  40. Idris Ibrahim Agbomere
  41. Gbadamosi Kazeem Adekunle
  42. Aliyu Kabir
  43. Nworka Chidi Benjamin
  44. Abdul-Rasheed Muritala Oladimeji
  45. Kotoye Adeyinka Moyosore
  46. Obegolu Emeka Jude-Phillipe
  47. Aruwa Shaibu Enejoh
  48. Somiari Sammie Abiye
  49. Onwuenwunor Clement
  50. Omotunde Adeola Rasaq
  51. Mogboh Anthony Obinna
  52. Emeka Chijuoke Ogugua Precious
  53. Lough Simon Asamber
  54. Adedipe Ayodeji
  55. Kuti Afolabi Fatai
  56. Fatogun Eyitayo Ayokunle
  57. Eko Ejembi Eko
  58. Usman Jacob Johnson
  59. Sani Abdulaziz Mohammed
  60. Burkaa Matthew Gwar
  61. Hussaini Ishaq Magaji
  62. Ogungbade Oluwasina Olarenwaju

ACADEMIC APPOINTEES

  1. Oyewo Ajagbe Toriola
  2. Omorogbe Oluyinka Osayame
  3. Ojukwu Anthony Okechukwu
  4. Ijaodola Rasheed Jimoh
  5. Sodipo Bankole Adekunle
  6. Wigwe Christian Chizindu
  7. Agbonika Josephine Aladi Achor
  8. Sanni Abiola Olaitan
  9. Omoregie Edoba Bright
  10. Abdullahi Ibrahim

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a title that may be conferred on legal practitioners in Nigeria of not less than ten years’ standing and who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession.

It is the equivalent of the rank of Queen’s Counsel in the United Kingdom, from which Nigeria became independent in 1960 (Republic 1963), as well as in South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Canada (except Ontario and Quebec).


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