The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) has released the names of 80 lawyers it is considering for the conferment of the award of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for this year.
Among the 80 shortlisted lawyers were Lagos-based rights activist, Mr Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa, a governorship aspirant under the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Osun State, Rasheed Adekunle Adegoke and 13 professors, who are being considered for the award under the academic category.
The 13 professors are Joseph Abugu, Damilola Olawuyi, Olaide Gbadamosi, Mamman Lawan, Uchefula Chukwumaeze, Oludayo Amokaye, Alphonsus Alubo, Rasheed Ijaodola, Sampson Erugo, Edward Oyewo, Oghenemaro Emiri, Bankole Akintoyesodipo and Afeisimi Badaiki.
The screening of the shortlisted candidates would be conducted by the Chief Justice of Delta State according to the letter written by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Mahmud Muhammed
And in a Monday newspaper advertorial signed by the LPPC’s Secretary/Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Hadizatu Mustapha, the body said the 80 shortlisted lawyers had scaled through the “first and second advocates’ filtration, academic pre-qualification exercise and the appeal process, preparatory to the award of SAN for the year 2019.”