98 Lawyers Shortlisted for Senior Advocate Of Nigeria Rank [FULL LIST]

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has released a list of 98 lawyers who have been shortlisted for the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The list includes some of the country’s most prominent lawyers, including Prof. Abdulkarim Kana, Monday Ubani, Kunle Edun, and Dr. Rapulu Nduka.

According to a document, the shortlisted lawyers include 87 in the advocate category and 11 in the academic category.

The list also includes Wendy Kuku, legal adviser to the Independent National Electoral Commission, Terkaa Aondo, a notable human rights lawyer, and Paul Daudu, chairman of the NBA Bwari branch.

The LPPC said the general public is invited to comment on the integrity, competence, and reputation of the shortlisted lawyers. However, the committee has clarified that the publication of the names is not an indication of their success in the process.

The document states that any complaints must be accompanied by a verifying affidavit deposed to before a Superior Court of Record in Nigeria or a Notary public, and must be submitted in twenty copies.

The Supreme Court will swear in successful candidates during its new legal year ceremony, which takes place annually.

The shortlisted lawyers are:

1. Lateef Karim, Esq.

2. Godwin Ike, Esq.

3. Johnson Odionu, Esq.

4. Nnodim Duru, Esq.

5. Innocent Ovbagbedia, Esq.

6. Soronnadi Njoku, Esq.

7. Adamu Abubakar, Esq.

8. Charles Musa, Esq.

9. Udochi Iheanacho, Esq.

10. David Onietan, Esq.

11. Elele Casmir, Esq.

12. Josiah Nduka, Esq.

13. Godwin Obeta, Esq.

14. Habeeb Ilavbare, Esq.

15. Moses Obafemi, Esq.

16. Mathew Esonanjor, Esq.

17. Baba Dalah, Esq.

18. Babatunde Sodipo, Esq.

19. Mustapha Abubakar, Esq.

20. Emmanuel Esene, Esq.

21. Henry Bello, Esq.

22. Boniface Moore, Esq.

23. Clement Ezika, Esq.

24. Omokayode Dada, Esq.

25. Edwin Anikwem, Esq.

26. Roy Nwaeze, Esq.

27. Olumide Olugbenga, Esq.

28. Monday Ubani, Esq.

29. Ayoola Ajayi, Esq.

30. Paul Obi, Esq.

31. Olasupo Ati-John, Esq.

32. Cole Ololade, Esq.

33. Charles Adeogun-Phillips, Esq.

34. Okechukwu Ajunwa, Esq.

35. Jacob Ifere, Esq.

36. Emmanuel Adekile, Esq.

37. Christopher Okeke, Esq.

38. Waziri Mamman, Esq.

39. Oluronke Adeyemi, Esq.

40. Oluwole Olawale Afolabi, Esq.

41. Toboukebide Kekemeke, Esq.

42. Akinbamigbe Adesomoju, Esq.

43. Victor Owarienomare Odjemu, Esq.

44. Josiah Ojochide Daniel-Ebune, Esq.

45. Olukunle Ogheneovo Edun, Esq.

46. Abdulaziz Enebi Ibrahim, Esq.

47. Stanley Chidozie Imo, Esq.

48. Charles Oladipo Titiloye, Esq.

49. Abdulkarim Kana Abubakar, Esq.

50. Kingsley Chuku, Esq.

51. Adeyinka Oluwaseun Aderemi, Esq.

52. Olaolu Akintunde Owolabi, Esq.

53. Adedeji Sharafadeen Abdulkadir, Esq.

54. Idowu Omotunde Benson, Esq.

55. Kolawole James Olowookere, Esq.

56. Chinasa Thelma Unaegbunam, Esq.

57. Ademola Oluwawolemi Esan, Esq.

58. Omosanya Atilola Popoola, Esq.

59. Taiye Ayotunde Oniyide, Esq.

60. Emonye Oga Adekwu, Esq.

61. Aderemi Oguntoye, Esq.

62. Kashopefoluwa Olawale Balogun, Esq.

63. Abdul Adamu, Esq.

64. Theodore  Ezeobi, Esq.

65. Rilwan Umar, Esq.

66. Chienye Okafor, Esq.

67. Kaka Lawan, Esq.

68. Abba Muhammed, Esq.

69. Wendy Kuku, Esq.

70. Ekele Iheanacho, Esq.

71. Okechukwu Edeze, Esq.

72. Akinyemi Olujinmi, Esq.

73. Gyang Yaya Zi, Esq.

74. Idris Abubakar, Esq.

75. George Ibrahim, Esq.

76. Boonyameen Lawal, Esq.

77. Terkaa Aondo, Esq.

78. Tochukwu Tochukwu, Esq.

79. Uchenna Njoku, Esq.

80. Paul Daudu, Esq.

81. Chukwudi Enebeli, Esq.

82. Yusuf Ogunrinde, Esq.

83. Tobechukwu Nweke, Esq.

84. Ademola Abimbola, Esq.

85. Yunus Abdulsalam, Esq.

86. Mofesomo Tayo-Oyetibo, Esq.

87. Chukwuemeka Nnawuchi, Esq.

SHORTLISTED ACADEMIC APPLICANTS, IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AT THE BAR:

1. Prof. John Agbonika

2. Prof. Osy Nwebo

3. Prof. Nlerum Okogbule

4. Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri

5. Prof. Nathaniel Inegbedion

6. Prof. Collins Obioma

7. Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevbo

8. Prof. Augustine Agom

9. Prof. Ibrahim Abikan

10. Prof. Chima Ubanyionwu

11. Prof. Ganiyu Oke

The LPPC, chaired by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, is responsible for conferring the Senior Advocate of Nigeria rank on deserving lawyers.

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