Friday, 11 July 2014

17 Lawyers Conferred With SAN Awards

17 distinguished Nigerian legal practitioners were on Friday conferred with the title of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC).

Mr Sunday Olorundahunsi, the LPPC Secretary and Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, announced this while briefing newsmen at the Supreme Court.
He said that the committee found the recipients of the awards worthy for the title at the end of its general meeting held in Abuja on Friday.
Out of an initial 109 legal practitioners that applied, 23 were shortlisted before the final confirmation of the new Senior Advocates.
He explained that two academicians made the final list and no female lawyer got the award this year, although three of them had applied.
He said that the awardees would be inaugurated at the beginning of the new legal year in September. The new Senior Advocates are:
1: Dr Olu Onagoruwa (OFR) 
2: Prof. Joash Amupitan 
3: Mr Olusola Idowu 
4: Dr Ernest Ojukwu 
5: Mr Ahamefula Ejelam
6: Chief George Onyemenam
7: Mr Tawo Eja Tawo.
8: Mr Olatunde Adejuyigbe
9: Mr Sylvanus Ogwemoh
10: Dr Adewale Olawoyin
11: Dr Joshua Olatoke
12: Mr Teslim Busari
13: Mr Kevin Nwufo 
14: Dr Amuda-Kannike Abiodun
15: Mr Oluwakemi Balogun
16: Mr Hakeem Afolabi 
17: Mr Gerald Ezeuko. [NAN]


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