The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, will on Monday, September 23, swear-in 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
The event which holds at the main courtroom of the Supreme Court is one of the several programs lined up to herald the 2019/2020 legal year of the apex court.
A statement by A Akande, Director Press, and Information, Supreme Court on Wednesday stated that out of the 117 legal practitioners that applied for the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2019, only 38 were successful at the end of the rigorous exercise.
Out of this number, three are academics while 35 are advocates.
Among the lawyers are the Solicitor-General of the Federation and Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Justice, Justice Adedayo Apata, and Lagos lawyer, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa.
Apart from Apata and Adegboruwa, among the newly elevated lawyers is Mrs. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour, who is the wife of a Justice of the Supreme Court, Justice Olabode Rhodes-Vivour.
The also include, Abdullahi Haruna, Manga Nuruddeen, John Asoluka, Adedokun Makinde, Daniel Enwelum, Emmanuel Oyebanji, Tuduru Ede, Abdul Ajana, Ama Etuwewe, Oladipo Olasope, Leslie Olutayo Nylander, Olusegun Fowowe and Andrew Hutton.
Including, Olukayode Enitan, Paul Ogbole, Olaniyi Olopade, Samuel Agweh, Olusegun Jolaawo, Prof. Alphonsus Alubo, Ayo Asala, Abiodun Olatunji, Olumide Aju, Chimezie Ihekweazu, Prof. Mamman Lawan, Prof. Uchefula Chukwumaeze, Usman Sule, Safiya Badamasi, and Echezona Etiaba.
The rest are Godwin Omoaka, Emeka Ozoani, Alexander Ejesieme, Jephthah Njikonye, Aikhunegbe Malik, Alhassan Umar and Oyetola Muyiwa.
The Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after the 2018/2019 legal year on Monday 29 July 2019.
“As customary, the Honourable Chief Justice of Nigeria will deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address which is ostensible to highlight the performance of the Supreme Court, and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary in the outgoing 2018/2019 legal year.