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LPPC Shortlists 64 Lawyers for 2018 SAN Award… See the list

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee has released the names of 64 legal practitioners who it is considering for admission into the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN for 2018.

Among the shortlisted applicants are the General Secretary of the NBA Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Lagos lawyer and human rights activist Ebun-Olu Samuel Adegboruwa, the Director-General of the Nigerian Law School, Prof. Isa Chiroma amongst several other eminent legal practitioners

In a statement obtained by LAWYERS BAR, the Secretary of the LPPC, Hadizatu Mustapha Esq, who also doubles as the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, stated that the Committee shortlisted 55 practicing lawyers and 9 Academics. The successful candidates emerged after two advocates’ filtration, academic pre-qualification exercise and the appeal process.

The LPPC advertorial reads thus

NOTICE OF CANDIDATES SHORTLISTED FOR CONSIDERATION FOR THE CONFERMENT OF THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA – 2018 (PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPHS 12(2) AND 24 OF THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS’ PRIVILEGES COMMITTEE GUIDELINES 2017).

1. The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee hereby issues a notice of candidates that were successful after the first and second advocates’ filtration, academic pre-qualification exercise and the appeal process.

2. Every successful candidate is graded in accordance with the category system of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Guidelines as stated here under:

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ADVOCATE CATEGORY
1. WOLE SEUN AGUNBIADE ESQ.
2. CHARLES CHUKWUMA OGUEJIOFOR ESQ.
3. OLANIYI MARUPH OLOPADE ESQ.
4. IKHIDE EHIGHELUA ESQ.
5. AYO ASALA ESQ.
6. OLUWOLE OSAMUDIAME IYAMU ESQ.
7. KENNETH CHUKWUEMEKA AHIA ESQ.
8. NUREINI SOLADOYE JIMOH ESQ.
9. OLADIPO ADEKOREDE OLASOPE ESQ.
10. MOSEDIQ ADENIJI KAZEEM ESQ.
11. GEORGE CHIEDU IGBOKWE ESQ.
12. ESSIEN ESSIEN UDOM ESQ.
13. OLABODE OLUTOYIN OLANIPEKUN ESQ.
14. ADEWALE EYITEMI ATAKE ESQ.
15. JEPHTHAN CHIKODI NJIKONYE ESQ.
16. OLUSEGUN OMONIYI JOLAAWO ESQ.
17. ISIAKA ABIOLA OLAGUNJU ESQ.
18. OLUSEUN TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI ESQ.
19. ISHAKA DIKKO MUDI ESQ.
20. PRINCE ORJI NWAFOR- ORIZU ESQ.
21. EDMUND CHINONYE OBIAGWU ESQ.
22. EBUN-OLU SAMUEL ADEGBORUWA ESQ.
23. IBRAHIM AGBOMERE IDRIS ESQ.
24. COSMAS IKECHUKWU ENWELUZO ESQ.
25. SONNY OLUCHUKWU WOGU ESQ.
26. OLUBOWALE TAIWO ESQ.
27. PROF. WAHAB OLASUPO EGBEWOLE
28. ADEYINKA PATRICK OLUMIDE-FUSIKA ESQ.
29. CHUKWUDI NWABUFO OBIEZE ESQ.
30. OLAYODE OLUMIDE DELANO ESQ.
31. ABDUL OLAJIDE AJANAESQ.
32. ROBERT EGWONO EMUKPOERUO ESQ.
33. AMA VEMAARK ETUWEWE ESQ.
34 OLUMIDE ANDREW AJU ESQ,
35. STEPHEN OJOMEKO ZAKARI ADEHI ESQ.
36. OLUSEGUN OYEDIRAN FOWEWE ESQ.
37. OBA MADUABUCHI ESQ.
38. MUSIBAU ADETUNBI ESQ.
39. EMMANUEL OZOEMENAM ACHUKWU ESQ.
40. ADEKOLA ADEYEYE OLAWOYE ESQ.
41. LOUIS MADUFORO ALOZIE ESQ.
42. GODWIN OSEMEAHON OMOAKA ESQ.
43. JOHNSON OLALEKAN OJO ESQ.
44. TANIMU MUHAMMED INUWA ESQ
45. DANIEL CHUKWUDI ENWELUM ESQ.
46. DR. OLUMIDE FOLARIN DAVID AYENI
47. RICHARD OMA AHONARUOGHO ESQ.
48. MICHAEL FOLORUNSO LANA ESQ.
49. LESLIE ARTHUR OLUTAYO NYLANDER ESQ.
50. KINGSLEY OSABUOHIEN OBAMOGIE ESQ.
51. OROK INANG COFFIE IRONBAR ESQ.
52. USMAN OGWU SULE ESQ.
53. METONG BERTRAM ROBERT UROMBO ESQ.
54. ECHEZONA CHUKUWDI ETIABA ESQ.
55. EJIKE CHUKWUGEKWU EZENWA ESQ.

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ACADEMIC CATEGORY
1. PROF. JOSEPH EFEYEMINEN I.O. ABUGU
2. PROF. OLANREWAJU ADIGUN FAGBOHUN
3. PROF. OLAIDE ABASS GBADAMOSI
4. PROF. MAMMAN LAWAN
5. PROF. ISA HAYATU CHIROMA
6. PROF. OLUYEMISI ADEFUNKE BAMGBOSE
7. PROF. BANKOLE ADEKUNLE AKINTAYO SODIPO
8. PROF. MUHAMMED MUSTAPHA AKANBI
9. PROF. OFFORNZE DIKE AMUCHEAZI

4. The General Public is at liberty to comment on the integrity and reputation of any of the above candidates.
5. Any complaint(s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee shall be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to before a Court of Record in Nigeria.

6. Ten (10) copies of such comments or complaints must be submitted at the Office of the Secretary, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee at the Supreme Court of Nigeria Complex, Abuja not later than 4.00pm on Monday 14th May, 2018. Any request for additional information should be sent via electronic mail to: [email protected]

HADIZATU MUSTAPHA ESQ.

Chief Registrar of Supreme Court/ Secretary, Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee

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