The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has conferred the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) on 21 lawyers.
Ahmed Saleh, the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the Committee, said the LPPC approved the award at its 119th meeting.
Mr. Saleh said 124 applications were received this year.
Three academics and 18 advocates, including a woman, made the final list of awardees.
The new SANs, Mr. Saleh said, would be sworn-in on Sept. 21, at a special session of the Supreme Court to mark the beginning of the new legal year.
Among the successful applicants are Muiz Banire and Abimbola Akeredolu, the only female lawyer in the list.
Also awarded are Edward Ashiekaa, Benson Nwankwo, JosephBamigboye, Patrick Okolo, Maxwell Gidado, Tahir Mamman and Akinpelu Onigbinde.
Others are Ibrahim Bawa, Samuel Zibiri, Adeniyi Adegbonmire, Aderibigbe Adedeji, Emmanuel Aguma, Emeka Etiaba, Olumuyiwa Akinboro, Gordy Uche, Uchechukwu Obi, Kehinde Eleja, Paul Idornigie and Oladapo Olanipekun.