Keyamo, Osinbajo’s brother, 28 others bag SAN title 

At last Keyamo gets SAN rank; Osinbajo’s brother, 28 others picked

Festus Keyamo

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


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