FULL LIST: Keyamo, 29 others named Senior Advocates of Nigeria

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Photo: Bellanaija

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) on Thursday announced the appointment of 30 legal practitioners to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN.

The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, made the announcement in Abuja while briefing journalists at the end of the committee’s 127th meeting.

Festus Keyamo, who is believed to have been unsuccessful on previous applications, is among the 30 new SANs.

Also, Oluwatoyin Bashorun, emerged as the only female approved for the legal rank among five females that applied.

Mr. Mustapha, who is the Secretary of LPPC, said 156 candidates applied for the prestigious rank out of which 123 qualified for the first round of interview.

According to her, 72 candidates proceeded to the final stage and 26 were admitted from the inner bar, while four were from the academic community.

She added that those from the academic community included Adedeji Adekunle, the Director-General of the National Institute for Advanced and Legal Studies.

“Out of the 30, four are lawyers from the academic community and we have 26 court room advocates that were so elevated, including one female.

“This is the first time that we have a high number of academic lecturers that were successful in the interview.”

The others from the academic community are Enefiok Essien of the University of Uyo, Sadiq Shikyl of the American University, Yola and Adebambo Adewopo, former Director-General, Nigerian Copyrights Commission.

The former Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Olusola Oke, was also named SAN as well as the Attorney-General of Kwara, Kamaludeen Ajibade.

Mr. Mustapha added that the swearing-in of the new SANs would be in September, on a date that would be communicated to the public.

The LPPC is a committee created and empowered by the Legal Practitioners Act (Cap L11 LFN 2004) to award the rank of SAN to deserving lawyers.

It has its secretariat at the Supreme Court of Nigeria and is headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, who is the chairman.

See Full List of new SANs

1. Chibuike Adindu Nwanne Nwokeukwu

2. Johnnie Nnaemeka Egwuonwu

3. Bert Chukwuneta Igwilo

4. Sylvester Emenike Elema

5. Ikenna Victor Egbuna

6. Wilcox Achace Abereton

7. Michael Abayomi Bisade Alliyu

8. Akinlolu Oluyinka Osinbajo

9. Francis Forum Egele

10. Prof. Enefiok Effiong Essien

11. Prof. Sadiq Slyvester Shikyl

12. Prof. Adebambo Anthony Adewopo

13. Prof. Adedeji Olusegun Adekunle

14. Olusola Alex Oke

15. Nasser Abdu Dangiri

16. Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bashorun

17. Emeka Peter Okpoko

18. Sani Hussani Garun-Gabbas

19. Abdul Atadoga Ibrahim

20. John Olusegun Odubela

21. Gboyega Sanmi Oyewole

22. Joshua Yusuf Musa

23. Ibrahim Sani Mohammed

24. Festus Egwarewa Keyamo

25. Ekemejero Ohwovoriole

26. Oyetola Oshobi

27. Sulaiman Usman

28. Kehinde Olamide Ogunwumiju

29. Chiesonu Igbojamuike Okpoko

30. Kamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade



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  • El Patron

    Congrats Festus Keyamo after so much disappointment. Gods time truly is the best

  • George

    No one among them that isn’t a secret cult member that is first qualification to be a SAN.

    iF you doubt visit their meeting place at Ojodu.

    If you doubt go and read Fawehimi wife interview after the man died when he tries unsuccessfully to use Mohammed their first son which lead him cripple from car accident when they went for burial of Fewahimi mother in their village. Till today the boy Mohammed Fawehimi is a cripple

    • MilitaryPolice01

      Can you please post a link to this interview. thanks

      • Tunji Olarewaju

        You are asking a mad man for a link? Gooood!

      • George

        google it.

        The woman said she was banned from their bedroom they shared together before his death because of what his member said he kept there which belong to their cult. She said further she never knew her husband is a member of any secret group until his demise.

        I have the paper in Nigeria but I am not there with you people.

        The news was carried for complete two Saturday by Sun NEWS, Guardian and News-watch magazine.

    • I love Korea

      Please don’t say things you are not sure about

      • Netanyahu

        No one will expose your membership. No fear.

        • I love Korea

          They ones in cult are obviously your relatives. Since you know their activities

    • mejabi

      It take a criminal to identify another criminal.

  • I love Korea

    Congratulations Prof. Sadiq Sylvester shikyl ❤️

  • Lanre

    I have not seen any name from Daura??? What’s happening here? The DSS, SSS and Nigerian Air force recruiters association, where art thou?

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    Kenyamo hasn’t won a case in over 2 decades, even tho he lands the most assignments, and is as politically connected as Dangote, from both sides of the political divide. Is his tokenism?

  • Tunji Olarewaju

    Keyamo, Keyamo, welcome to the Sinners Amalgamated Of Nigeria! Congratulations, your next brief will be coming from Evans

  • Ikoko


    THIS IS UNFAIR. Oba of Lagos Rilwanu Akiolu is a lawyer too. And since S.A.N is now two for a penny
    or better still a chieftaincy title Oba Rilwanu Akiolu should have been given S.A.N free as a custodian
    of chieftaincies and culture, especially for his public advocacy that all Igbo-speaking people in Lagos
    will drown or be drowned by FORCE MAJEURE initiated by the gods if the Igbo do not vote for his own
    anointed candidate. In the history of legal jurisprudence, no legal advocacy can better deserve S.A.N.

  • Lanre

    Keyamo, a SAN? No wonder some people say the award is really useless. What in Nigeria has prestige?

  • Netanyahu

    Nwokeukwu and Egwuonwu ought to have been SANs over 10 years ago if they came from the “right” parts of the country. Nonsense. Comments are welcome.

  • tsunami1earthquake

    Aw, give over! Very soon, all lawyers in Nigeria will become SANs! Nigeria is a place where any craze suddenly becomes a crazy craze! Why must the SAN be conferred on people every year? If these SANs have really made some legal contributions worthy of note in the legal profession, let’s see those publications and what their contributions have amounted to in legal circles.

    Please, stop bastardizing the SAN. This award should be made every 10 years and must be tied to solid and groundbreaking contributions to law and justice.

  • mejabi

    I congratulate Festus Keyamo.