The Legal Practitioners Privilege Committee, LPPC, has shortlisted 10 more candidates to be considered for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, for 2017.
In a public service announcement signed by Ahmed Saleh, the following 10 persons were cleared by an independent appeal panel in accordance with the guidelines of the LPPC:
- Wahab Olasupo Egbewole
- Daniel Enwelum
- Nasser Abdu Dangiri
- Salman Jawondo Ayinla
- Olumide Andrew Aju
- Sunday Samuel Obende
- Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun
- Jephthah Chikodi Njikonye
- Michael Folorunsho Lana
- Tuduru Uchendu Ede
The LPPC said it would welcome contributions from the general public to further determine the character of the individuals named for the award. All those who have comments, observations or concerns about the individuals should make 20 copies of their respective correspondences and address them to the committee.
The additions came a month after the body announced 91 legal practitioners to be considered for the top bar honour, bringing the total to 101.
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.
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