LPPC elevates Adegboruwa, Apata, Malik, Rhodes-Vivour, 34 others to SAN rank

The Solicitor-General of the Federation (SGF) and Permanent Secretary, in the Federal Ministry of Justice, Mr Adedayo Apata, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, Mr Aikhunegbe Malik Mrs Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, who is the wife of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour and 34 others have been elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Other beneficiaries of the SAN title as announced by the Chief Registrar of Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, who doubles as the   secretary of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee include, Abdullahi Haruna, Manga Nuruddeen, John Asoluka and Adedokun Makinde,

Mustapha said, out of the 117 lawyers that applied for the title, 38 of them succeeded and we’re elevated by the LPPC at the committee’s 138th plenary session held on Thursday.

The successful candidates according to her, will be sworn in at the ceremony marking the upcoming new 2019/2020 legal year of the apex court which will hold in September.

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Others include, Daniel Enwelum, Emmanuel Oyebanji, Tuduru Ede, Abdul Ajana, Ama Etuwewe, Oladipo Olasope, Leslie Olutayo Nylander, Olusegun Fowowe and Andrew Hutton.

They also include, Olukayode Enitan, Paul Ogbole, Olaniyi Olopade, Samuel Agweh, Olusegun Jolaawo, Prof. Alphonsus Alubo, Ayo Asala, Abiodun Olatunji, Olumide Aju, Chimezie Ihekweazu, Prof. Mamman Lawan, Prof. Uchefula Chukwumaeze, Usman Sule, Safiya Badamasi, and Echezona Etiaba.

The rest are Godwin Omoaka, Emeka Ozoani, Alexander Ejesieme, Jephthah Njikonye, Alhassan Umar and Oyetola Muyiwa.

While announcing the list on Friday, the Supreme Court’s Chief Registrar said four of the 117 applicants were female, among whom two were successful.

Of the 38 successful candidates, three of them are of the academics category while the rest of them are of advocacy.

Mustapha said, “The rank (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 38 legal practitioners will take place during the 2019/2020 new legal year of the Supreme Court scheduled for September 2019.”.

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