About 21 lawyers were on Friday, July 10, 2015 conferred the ranks of Senior Advocate of Niger (SANs) by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC).
The Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the Committee Ahmed Saleh, said the LPPC approved the award at its 119th meeting of the committe .
Mr. Saleh said 124 applications were received this year.
Threeacademics and 18 advocates, including a woman, made the final list of awardees.
He said the newly promoted Senior Advocates of Nigeria, would be sworn-in on September, 21, 2015 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.