CJN to confer SAN rank on Kwara AG, Ajibade, others, Monday


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.




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