Supreme Court shortlists VP Osinbajo’s brother, 90 lawyers for SAN award — FULL LIST

Supreme Court of Nigeria
Supreme Court of Nigeria

The Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC), has unveiled a list of candidates to be considered for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for 2017.

A statement by the secretary of LPPC, Ahmed Gambo Saleh, who also serve as the Registrar of Supreme Court, said Tuesday that 91 lawyers were screened for this year’s SAN award, bringing them another step closer to joining the elite club of legal practitioners.

Mr. Saleh gave a breakdown of the candidates as comprising 67 practising lawyers and 24 legal scholars.

Akinlolu Osinbajo, a brother of Acting President Yemi Osinbajo was amongst those who made the list from practising lawyers category; while Bolaji Owasanoye of the presidential anti-corruption panel was picked from the academia.

The number of shortlisted candidates this year rose sharply over the number of those considered for the award in the previous year.

The committee shortlisted 50 candidates in the 2016 exercise, but eventually cleared 22 and conferred them with the award, which is the highest for the Nigerian bar.

Out of 124 applications received in 2015, the LPPC elevated only 20 Nigerians with senior advocate status.

More than 400 Nigerians have been conferred with the award since it began in 1973 with the elevation of the late legal luminary, Rotimi Williams, as the first awardee.

The LPPC said it would welcome contributions from the general public in further deyermining the character of the individuals named for the award.

See the full list of the 91 candidates as released by the LPPC bellow:

ADVOCATE CATEGORY  
S/NNAMES
1OLANIYI MARUPH OLOPADE, ESQ.
2ADEYINKA PATRICK OLUMIDE - FUSIKA, ESQ.
3COSMAS IKECHUKWU ENWELUZO, ESQ.
4METONG BERTRAM ROBERT UROMBO, ESQ.
5SYLVESTER EMENIKE ELEMA, ESQ.
6ABDUL ATADOGA IBRAHIM, ESQ.
7EKEMEJERO OHWOVORIOLE, ESQ.
8AYO ASALA, ESQ.
9JOHN OLUSEGUN ODUBELA, ESQ.
10IKENNA VICTOR EGBUNA, ESQ.
11OMOKAYODE ADEBAYO DADA, ESQ.
12CHIESONU IGBOJAMUIKE OKPOKO, ESQ.
13EDWIN SUNDAY CHUKWUJEKWU OBIORAH, ESQ.
14CHUKWUDI NWABUFO OBIEZE, ESQ.
15GBOYEGA SANMI OYEWOLE, ESQ.
16BENJAMIN NWORAH OSAKA, ESQ.
17STEPHEN OJOMEKO ZAKARI ADEHI, ESQ.
18FESTUS EGWAREWA KEYAMO, ESQ.
19LOUIS MADUFORO ALOZIE, ESQ.
20KAMALDEEN ADEYEMI AJIBADE, ESQ.
21JOSHUA YUSUF MUSA, ESQ.
22OLUMIDE FOLARIN DAVID AYENI, ESQ.
23SULAIMAN USAMAN, ESQ.
24OROK INANG COFFIE IRONBAR, ESQ.
25EMEKA PETER OKPOKO, ESQ.
26WOLE SEUN AGUNBIADE, ESQ.
27OLUSEGUN JOHNSON FABUNMI, ESQ.
28SONNY OLUCHUKWU WOGU, ESQ.
29ADEWALE EYITEMI ATAKE, ESQ.
30WILCOX ACHACE ABERETON, ESQ.
31OLUWOLE OSAMUDIAME IYAMU, ESQ.
32KENNETH CHUKWUEMEKA AHIA, ESQ.
33OLUKAYODE ABAYOMI ENITAN, ESQ.
34OLUBOWALE TAIWO, ESQ.
35GEORGE CHIEDU IGBOKWE, ESQ.
36KEHINDE OLAMIDE OGUNWUMIJU, ESQ.
37AKEEM ADEDEJI AGBAJE, ESQ.
38ADEKOLA ADEYEYE OLAWOYE, ESQ.
39IKHIDE EHIGHELUA, ESQ.
40OLUSEGUN OMONIYI JOLAAWO, ESQ.
41GODWIN OSEMOHON OMOAKA, ESQ.
42FRANCIS FORUM EGELE, ESQ.
43AKINLOLU OLUYINKA OSINBAJO, ESQ.
44ISHAKA DIKKO MUDI, ESQ.
45OLUSOLA ALEX OKE, ESQ.
46EMMANUEL OZOEMENAM ACHUKWU, ESQ.
47MICHEAL ABAYOMI BISADE ALLIYU, ESQ.
48AMA VEMAARK ETUWEWE, ESQ.
49ABDUL OLAJIDE AJANA, ESQ.
50JOHNSON TARIGHO OMOPHE UGBODUMA, ESQ.
51JOHNNIE NNAEMEKA EGWUONWU, ESQ.
52OLAYODE OLUMIDE DELANO, ESQ.
53BERT CHUKWUNETA IGWILO, ESQ.
54JOHNSON OLALEKAN OJO, ESQ.
55OYETOLU OSHOBI, ESQ.
56EJIKE CHUKWUGEKWU EZENWA, ESQ.
57JOHN MOFOLORUNSHO MUSTAPHA MAJIYAGBE, ESQ.
58CHIBUIKE ADINDU NWANNE NWOKEUKWU, ESQ.
59PRINCE ORJI NWAFOR - ORIZU, ESQ.
60OLUSEUN TAKINTAYO AKINBIYI, ESQ.
61OLUSEGUN OYEDIRAN FOWOWE, ESQ.
62IBRAHIM SANI MOHAMMED, ESQ.
63EDMUND CHINONYE OBIAGWU, ESQ.
64SANI HUSSANI GARUN - GABBAS, ESQ.
65OBA MADUABUCHI, ESQ.
66OWOSENI NATHANIEL AJAYI, ESQ.
67CHARLES CHUKWUMA OGUEJIOFOR, ESQ.
ACADEMIC CATEGORY
1DR. GANIU ADEYEMI OKE
2PROF. BOLAGI OLUFUNMILEYI OWASANOYE
3PROF. JOSEPH E.O ABUGU
4PROF. OFFORNZE DIKE AMUCHEAZI
5PROF. OLAREWAJU ADIGUN FAGBOHUN
6PROF. ADEDEJI OLUSEGUN ADEKUNLE
7PROF. ADEBAMBO ANTHONY ADEWOPO
8PROF. OLADEJO JUSTICE OLOWU
9PROF. ENEFIOK EFFIONG ESSIEN
10PROF. OGHENEMARO FESTUS EMIRI
11PROF. MUHAMMED MUSTAPHA AKANBI
12PROF. OLUYEMISI BAMGBOSE
13PROF. RASHEED JIMOH IJAODOLA
14PROF. SYLVESTER SADIQ SHIKYIL
15PROF. ALPHONSUS OKOH ALUBO
16PROF. IKECHI CHIBUZO MGBEOJI
17PROF. SAMPSON IHESIENE ERUGO
18PROF. JAMES IBHAYANOR AKHERE
19PROF. MOHAMMED YUSUF YUSUF
20PROF. DAMILOLA SUNDAY OLAWUYI
21PROF. OLAYINKA OSAYAME OMOROGBE
22PROF. MAMMAN LAWAN
23PROF. BANKOLE ADEKUNLE SODIPO
24PROF. SANI MUHAMMED ADAM

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  • El Patron

    I wish them all the best

  • Ferra Realman

    Only few are true SAN, others are Senior advocate of Corruption.

  • Thomlife

    Is it a Yoruba San award

  • Boogie man

    At last Festus Keyamo is getting elevated to join my erudite professor Itse Sagay in this exclusive club. Bravo.

  • Toyee

    Thom life, let us know your real name and the schools you attended because you try to see everything from ethnic angle. Is this how Nigeria is going to be better in your generation with this kind of your mind set?
    And for the publisher, you direct the parochial thinking of some gullible Nigerians without discerning minds. What do you want to achieve by saying Osinbajo’s brother……
    Is he qualified or not?
    You are the one painting every issue in religion or ethnic colour.
    Repent so that we can have better Nigeria.

  • Julius

    Wetin concern man for the useless list.

  • Julius

    Yes, in his fable , delusional minds. Next he will tell us the list was compiled by Tinubu and Pa. Awolowo. Keep reading bro.