2 Kano NBA Members Make List of 2020 Senior Advocates of Nigeria
Two prominent members of the Kano branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Nureini Soladoye Jimoh and Nasiru Adamu Aliyu have been conferred with the revered rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
They are among the 72 successful applicants that the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee named on Friday to have been conferred with the rank.
The director of press and information of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Dr Festus Akande, said in a press release that they will be sworn in on December 14.
He said “The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee at its 143rd plenary session held today November 13, 2020, has elevated seventy-two legal Practitioners’ to the inner bar.
“The rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria is awarded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have Distinguished themselves as advocates and academics.
“The swearing in of the seventy-two legal practitioners is scheduled for Monday, December 14, 2020.”
The list of 72 successful candidates, comprising 62 advocates and 10 in the academics category, was signed on behalf of the LPPC secretary by Akande.
The successful candidates include the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practice and other related offences Commission (ICPC), Prof Bolaji Owasanoye, in the academics category.
Also on the list are two former general secretaries of the NBA, Isiaka Olagunju and Afam Osigwe.
The list also contained the name of a lawyer in the federal ministry of justice, Mr Tijjani Gazali, a former national legal adviser of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Babatunde Ogala, a former Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Lagos, Prof Oyelowo Oyewo.
The 2020 conferment of the SAN rank on 72 lawyers in one batch is record-breaking, as only 38 lawyers were conferred with the rank in 2019; 31 in 2018; 30 in 2017 were elevated and 22 in 2016.
Other successful candidates in the list for 2020 are: Terruka Douglas Pepe, Aliyu Omeza Saiki, Jacob Enunwe Ochidi, Abdulwahab Mohammed, Moses Alfred Ebute, Taiye Abimbola Oladipo, Mumuni Adebimpe Jimoh, Muhammadu Katu Sani Ndanusa, Mohammed Mohammed Ndarani, Gideon Musa Kuttu, Abdullahi Yahaya, Mella Audu Nungh, Yusuf Nya Akirikwen, and Yakubu Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba.
They also include Abdul Mohammed, Hussaini Zakariyau, Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala, Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa, Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, Lotanna Chuka Okoli, Tochukwu Dominic Maduka, Chukwuemeka Obiajuru Nwagu, Henry Okechukwu Akunebu, Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, Boma Florence A. Alabi(Mrs), Efefiom Otu Efiom Ekong, and Lawrence Fubara Anga.
Others are, Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki, Prof Erugo Sampson, Prof Sani Mohammad Adam, Prof Zacheus Adangor, Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri, Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu, Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday, and Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa.
Others include Robert Egwuno Emukpoeruo, Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Jean Chiazor Anishere (Ms), Uzoma Henry Azikiwe, Osayaba Omorodion Giwa, Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, Babalola George Olatunde, Taiwo Johnson Kupolati, Obafemi Anthony Adewale, Adedapo Osariuyime Tunde-Olowu, Fatai-Ajibola Dalley, Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Bashorun Oluwatoyin Ajoke (Ms), Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni, and Olusegun Johnson Fabunmi.
The rest are John Mofolorunsho Majiyagbe, Funmilayo Adunni Quadri, Akinola Olugbenga Akintoye,Dada Adekunle Awosika,Remi Peter Olatubora, Festus Kayode Idepefo, Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Musibau Adetunbi, Mahmud Kola Adesina, Oladapo Akande Akinosun, and Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola.
Meanwhile, the Kano branch of the NBA has issued a congratulatory message to its newly appointed SANs.
The branch’s secreatary, Haruna Saleh Zakariyya, said in the message: “Nigerian Bar Association NBA Kano Branch congratulates two of its members- Dr. Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Esq and Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Esq for making it to the list of those to be conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria ( SAN). May God bless the new development and guide them in their future endeavours.
Congratulations once again our branded learned silks.”
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