Bolaji Owasanoye, Chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has been named Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Owosanoye was one of 72 lawyers named by the Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC) on Friday.
A total of 137 lawyers were shortlisted for the rank in 2020 — with 116 advocate applicants and 21 academic applicants. Of the 137 candidates shortlisted, 72 were successful, while 60 did not make the cut.
Owosanoye was shortlisted as one of the academic applicants, following his standing as a professor of law across major universities across the world.
The 2020 list of successful applicants doubles the numbers recorded for 2019 when Festus Keyamo, minister of state for Niger Delta; and Akinlolu Osinbajo, brother to the vice-president and the longest-serving attorney general in Ogun state history, were among only 30 successful candidates.
LIST OF SUCCESSFUL SAN APPLICANTS 2020
Terkura 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, Tijanni Alkali Gazali, Mella Audu Nunghe Yusuf, Nya AkirikwenYakubu, Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba, Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Abdul Mohammed, Hussaini Zakariyau, Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala, Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Afam Josiah Osigwe, 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 Lawrence Fubara Anga, 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, Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni, Olusegun Johnson Fabunmi, John Mofolorunsho Majiyagbe, Funmilayo Adunni, Quadri Akinola Olugbenga, AkintoyeDada Adekunle Awosika Remi Peter Olatubora, Festus Kayode Idepefo, Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Musibau Adetunbi, EsqMahmud Kola Adesina, Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Oladapo Akande Akinosun, Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola.
Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki, Prof Bolaji Olufumunmileyi Owasanoye, Prof Erugo Sampson, Prof Oyewo Edward Oyelowo, Prof Sani Mohammad Adam, Prof Zacheus Adangor, Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri, Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu, Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday, Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa.