The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, on Thursday in Abuja, approved the appointment of 25 lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN).
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Sunday Olurundahunsi, who presented the names of successful candidates to journalists, said that the selection was done in accordance with the provisions of the Legal Practitioners’ Act 2004.
Olurundahunsi, who is also the Secretary of the Committee, gave the names of the beneficiaries as Prof. Yemi Akinseye-George, Prof. Clement James-Dakas, Femi Falana, Joy Adesina, Connie-Jean Aremu, Mahmud Magaji, Ogwu Onoja, Garuba Tetengi.
Others, according to him, are Selekeowei Larry, Abenny Mohammed, Charles Obisishai, Luke Illogu, Francis Agbu, Paul Ananaba, Akinlaja Moses, Ahmed Raji and Adekunle Oyesanya, Rotimi Oguneso, Oluseye Opasanya, Aduroja Olumuyiwa, Aliyu Umar, Ilo Sanusi, Rotimi Jacobs, Ndukwe Nnnawuchi and Henry Ogbodu.
He said that the swearing-in of the new Senior Advocates would be done after the court had returned from its annual break in September.
The Secretary said that the application of stringent selection criteria accounted for the low number of applications received.
A total of 125 persons applied, but only 71 names were shortlisted.