By Kayode Adeoti
The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, will on Monday confer the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on Kwara State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr Kamaldeen Ajibade and 29 others.
A statement by the Director of Press and Information, Supreme Court , Dr Festus Akande , on Tuesday , said the conferment of SAN on the lawyers was part of the events lined up for the commencement of 2017/2018 legal year.
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee had on July 6 announced the Kwara AG among the 30 successful candidates to be awarded the prestigious rank.
A former Attorney-General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State and a brother to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Akinlolu Osinbajo; a former Director – General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission , Prof Adebambo Adewepo ; and the Director – General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies , Prof Adedeji Adekunle , were also on the list.
The only female among the successful applicants is Oluwatoyin Bashorun .
The successful applicants announced by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Secretary to the LPPC, Mrs . Hadiza Mustapha , were Chibuike Nwokeukwu , Johnnie Egwuonwu, Bert Igwilo , Sylvester Enema, Ikenna Egbuna and Wilcox Aberton.
Michael Alliyu , Akinlolu Osinbajo and Francis Egele , Olusola Oke , Nasser Dangiri , Oluwatoyin Bashorun , Emeka Okpoko , Sani Garun – Gabbas , Abdul Ibrahim , John Odubela, Gboyega Oyewole and Joshua Musa also made the list .
Others are Ibrahim Mohammed , Festus Keyamo , Ekemejero Ohwovoriole , Oyetola Oshobi , Sulaiman Usman , Kehinde Ogunwumiju , Chiesonu Okpoko.
The successful candidates in the academic category are Professors Enefiok Essien , Sadiq Shikyl , Adebambo Adewepo , and Adedeji Adekunle .
Announcing the names on July 6 , Mustapha had said the successful candidates emerged after three days of final interview in which 72 shortlisted candidates participated.