[FULL LIST]: Obegolu, Akaraiwe, Ojukwu, 127 Others Shortlisted For Award of SAN Rank

A former General Secretary of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Chief Emeka Obegolu, Former Vice President of NBA, Akaraiwe Ikeazor, Ojukwu and 127 lawyers have been shortlisted for the award of the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

 




The names of the shortlisted candidates were contained in a public notice released on Wednesday.

According to the Acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and Secretary of the LPPC, Mrs Hajo Bello, the shortlisted candidates emerged from both the advocate filtration stages and academic pre-qualification exercise, “preparatory to the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria for the year 2021”.


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Last year, the committee had shortlisted 137 lawyers which was the highest number so far to be nominated.

Out of the 130 shortlisted for the year 2021, 95 are of the Advocate category, while the remaining 35 are of the
academic category.

Some in the Advocate category are Ojukwu, Offia Ota, Nwafor-Orizu Orji, Adeniyi Ademuyiwa, Ovrawah Ogaga, Abubakar Adamu and West-Idahosa Ehiogie.

Among those in the academic category are Braithwaite Onikepo, Thisday Law Page Editor; Prof. Oyewo Toriola, Prof. Omorogbe Osayame, Dr. Okafor Ebelechukwu, Prof. Sholanke Olusegun, Ojukwu Okechukwu and Dr Agbonika
Achor, amongst others.

The Acting CR of the Supreme Court however informed the public that they are at liberty to comment on the integrity,
reputation and competence of the shortlisted candidates.

“However, any complaint(s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee must be accompanied with a verifying affidavit deposed to before a court of record.

“Please be informed that in relation to paragraph 12(2) of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee Guidelines 2018, 12 copies of such comments or complaints must be received at the office of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee not later than 4pm on Tuesday September 28, 2021,” she said.

See full list below

LIST OF SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA (SAN) ADVOCATE CATEGORY FOR 2021.

1. OFFIA FELIX OTA, ESQ.

2. NWAFOR-ORIZU ORJI, ESQ.

3. ADENIYI ANTHONY ADEMUYIWA, ESQ.

4. UMEH PHILIP NDUBUISI EVARISTUS, ESQ.

5. OVRAWAH OGAGA, ESQ.

6. UGBODUMA JOHNSON TARIGHO OMOPHE, ESQ.

7. AFUBA PETER AGUIGOM, ESQ.

8.  ODIONU JOHNSON, ESQ.

9. ABUBAKAR ADAMU, ESQ.

10. AJOSE-ADEOGUN OLAOTAN OLUSEGUN, ESQ.

11. WEST-IDAHOSA EHIOGIE, ESQ.

12. AWA UCHE SUNDAY, ESQ.

13. MEKWUNYE CHARLES DUMBIRI, ESQ.

14. OGUEJIOFOR CHARLES CHUKWUMA, ESQ.

15. OLADOJA TAJUDEEN OLASENI, ESQ.

16. AKARAIWE IKEAZOR AJOVI, ESQ.

17. OMOTOSHO FRANCIS, ESQ.

18. ONUZULIKE FELIX ANAYO, ESQ.

19. OKO-JAJA LAWRENCE SUNDAY, ESQ.

20. OSHOMEGIE CHRISTOPHER AGBOMEIRHE, SUNDAY, ESQ.

21.ORU MARCELLUOUS EGUVWE, ESQ.

22. ALADESANMI ROTIMI ADEFEMI, ESQ.

23. IHUA-MADUENYI CHARLES UDOKA, ESQ.

24. AGBOLA ADELEKE OLANIYI, ESQ.

25. UZUEGBU BENJAMIN CHUKWUDI, ESQ.

26. AKINOLA JAMES AKINGBOLA, ESQ.

27. IHEDIWA UCHENNA CHINYERE, ESQ.

28. FATUNDE ADEWUMI RICHARD, ESQ.

29. ADELUOLA OLUKAYODE OLUWOLE, ESQ.

30. OSAKA BENJAMIN NWORAH, ESQ.

31. OLOTU BOLARINWA, ESQ.

32. ILAVBARE HABEEB ORISAVBIA, ESQ.

33. LANA MICHAEL FOLORUNSO, ESQ.

34. HASSAN USMAN EL-YAKUB, ESQ.

35. OLORUNFEMI AYO ABRAHAM, ESQ.

36. FAPOHUNDA ADEKOLA OLAWALE, ESQ.

37. BELLO HENRY ADEDAYO, ESQ.

38. ERONDU CHIJIOKE OGBONNA, ESQ.

39. OKOLI IKENNA, ESQ.

40. MORDI MARK OKEIBUNOR, ESQ.

41. ATABO REUBEN OKPANACHI, ESQ.

42. SERIKI SHERIFF ROTIMI, ESQ.

43. OPARA VICTOR OGWUEZUMBA, ESQ.

44. NDAYAKO MOHAMMED, ESQ.

45. OJO ADEKUNLE AKANBI, ESQ.

46. IBOROMA DAGOGO ISRAEL, ESQ.

47. OMU HENRY ESHIJONAM, ESQ.

48. AKUBO JOSEPH ADEMU, ESQ.

49. ADELE JOHN OGWU, ESQ.

50. WODU KEMASUODE, ESQ.

51. AYINLA SALMAN JAWONDO, ESQ.

52. AIDI BOLARINWA ELIJAH, ESQ.

53. OBIORAH EDWIN SUNDAY CHUKWUJEKWU, ESQ.

54. OLOYEDE-ASANIKE ABIOYE ARAOYE, ESQ.

55. ABDULHAMID MOHAMMED, ESQ.

56. ATUNG SAMUEL, ESQ.

57. OLOLADE COLE SEGUN, ESQ.

58. ITULA FREDRICKS EBOS, ESQ.

59. ANUGA GEORGE AUDU, ESQ.

60. SHU’AIBU SULE, ESQ.

61. MUSTAPHA DAUDA ADEKOLA, ESQ.

62. IDRIS IBRAHIM AGBOMERE, ESQ.

63. GBADAMOSI KAZEEM ADEKUNLE, ESQ.

64. IBRAHIM SULAYMAN OLAWALE, ESQ.

65. OGUDE VICTOR ODAFE, ESQ.

66. ALIYU KABIR, ESQ.

67. NWORKA CHIDI BENJAMIN, ESQ.

68. DANIEL-EBUNE JOSIAH OJOCHIDE, ESQ.

69. ABDUL-RASHEED MURITALA OLADIMEJI, ESQ.

70. KOTOYE ADEYINKA MOYOSORE, ESQ.

71. ADAMSON ADEBORO LATEEF, ESQ.

72. AKOMOLAFE BANKOLE JOEL, ESQ.

73. OBEGOLU EMEKA JUDE-PHILLIPE, ESQ.

74. ARUWA SHAIBU ENEJOH, ESQ.

75. SOMIARI SAMMIE ABIYE, ESQ.

76. ONWUENWUNOR CLEMENT, ESQ.

77. OMOTUNDE ADEOLA RASAQ, ESQ.

78. MOGBOH ANTHONY OBINNA, ESQ.

79. EMEKA CHIJIOKE OGUGUA PRECIOUS, ESQ.

80. OKORO EDWIN OKECHUKWU, ESQ.

81. OGUNGBADE OLUWASINA OLANREWAJU, ESQ.

82. BALOGUN RAFIU OYEYEMI, ESQ.

83. LOUGH SIMON ASAMBER, ESQ.

84. ADEDIPE AYODEJI, ESQ.

85. KUTI AFOLABI FATAI, ESQ.

86. UGOCHUKWU GODSON CHUKWUDI, ESQ.

87. FATOGUN EYITAYO AYOKUNLE, ESQ.

88. ONONYE ONYECHI STEVEN, ESQ.

89. EKO EJEMBI EKO, ESQ.

90. USMAN JACOB JOHNSON, ESQ.

91. SANI ABDULAZIZ MOHAMMED, ESQ.

92. BURKAA MATTHEW GWAR, ESQ.

93. DANGANA YAHAYA DAN’ASABE, ESQ.

94. ROTIMI OYEDEPO ISEOLUWA, ESQ.

95. HUSSAINI ISHAQ MAGAJI, ESQ.

LIST OF SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES FOR THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA (SAN) ACADEMIC CATEGORY FOR 2021.

  1. PROF. OYEWO AJAGBE TORIOLA

  2. PROF. OMOROGBE OLUYINKA OSAYAME

  3. DR.OKAFOR KATHLEEN EBELECHUKWU

  4. PROF. NWEBO OSY EZECHUKWUNYERE

  5. PROF. SHOLANKE OLADIPO OLUSEGUN

  6. PROF. IJAODOLA RASHEED JIMOH

  1. DR. AJALA TAIWO FRANCIS

  2. OJUKWU ANTHONY OKECHUKWU, ESQ.

  3. PROF. SODIPO BANKOLE ADEKUNLE AKINTOYE

  4.  DR. WIGWE CHRISTIAN CHIZINDU

  5.  DR.AGBONIKA JOSEPHINE ALADI ACHOR

  6.  PROF. AHMADU MOHAMMED LAWAL

  7.  PROF.OLUDAYO GABRIEL AMOKAYE

  8.  PROF. SHAAKAA AKKARREN SAMUEL

  9.  PROF. CHUKWU LAWRENCE OBINNA COLLINS

  10.  DR. EFEVWERHAN DAVID IGHOJOHWEGBA

  11.  DR. ABILA VENUS ELIJAH SYLVANUS

  12.  PROF. IMBWASEH AKAA TYOZUA

  13.  PROF. KENEN EMMANUEL AYANGARUMUN

  14.  PROF. SANNI ABIOLA OLAITAN

  15.  PROF. ABDULLAHI SHEHU ZURU

  16.  PROF. UMENWEKE MESHACH NNAMA

  17.  BRAITHWAITE ABIMBOLA ONIKEPO, ESQ.

  18.  PROF. OMOREGIE EDOBA BRIGHT

  19.  A/PROF. MAIYAKI THEODORE BALA

  20.  PROF. ISAH MOHAMMED

  21.  DR. ONI BABATUNDE ADETUNJI

  22.  DR. AGABA JAMES ATTA

  23.  PROF. ABDULQADIR IBRAHIM ABIKAN

  24. PROF. GBADAMOSI OLAIDE ABASS

  25.  PROF DAWUD KAMAL ALHAJI

  1.  A/PROF. ADBULLAHI IBRAHIM

  2.  DR.  ABUBAKAR ABDULKARIM KANA

  3.  DR. OKORIE CHIMEZIE KINGSLEY

  4. DR. AMADI JERRY

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