At last Keyamo gets SAN rank; Osinbajo’s brother, 28 others picked
Ade Adesomoju , Abuja
The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday awarded Lagos lawyer , Mr . Festus Keyamo , the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria after he was denied eight previous times .
Twenty – nine others, including the Alliance for Democracy ’ s candidate in the last governorship election in Ondo State , and a former National Legal Adviser of the Peoples Democratic Party , Chief Olusola Oke was also among the the 30 successful candidates announced on Thursday .
Also a brother to the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Akinlolu Osinbajo, who is a former Attorney- General and Commissioner of Justice in Ogun State ; a former Director – General of the Nigerian Copyright Commission , Prof . Adebambo Adewepo , and the Director -General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies , Prof . Adedeji Adekunle , were also on the list.
The only female among the successful applicants is Oluwatoyin Bashorun .
The full list of the successful applicants announced by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and the Secretary to the LPPC , Mrs . Hadiza Mustapha included , Chibuike Nwokeukwu, Johnnie Egwuonwu , Bert Igwilo , Sylvester Enema , Ikenna Egbuna and Wilcox Aberton .
Others include , Michael Alliyu , Akinlolu Osinbajo and Francis Egele, Olusola Oke, Nasser Dangiri , Oluwatoyin Bashorun , Emeka Okpoko , Sani Garun – Gabbas, Abdul Ibrahim , John Odubela, Gboyega Oyewole and Joshua Musa .
They also include , Ibrahim Mohammed , Festus Keyamo , Ekemejero Ohwovorile , Oyetola Oshobi , Sulaiman Usman , Kehinde Ogunwumiju, Chiesonu Okpoko and Kamaldeen Ajibade .
The successful candidates picked under the academic category are Professors Enefiok Essien, Sadiq Shikyl , Adebambo Adewepo , and Adedeji Adekunle .
Announcing the names on Thursday , Mustapha said the successful candidates emerged after three days of final interview in which 72 shortlisted candidates participated .
Source: The Punch