|New SAN,DG Nigerian Law School|
Lagos lawyer ,Festus Keyamo for the third time lost out in his bid to become a Senior Advocate of Nigeria as the list of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) rose Monday with the conferment of the rank on 22 outstanding lawyers.
With the conferment of the rank on the 22, including Olaseni Abiodun Adio, son of former Oyo State Chief Judge, Yekini Adio and Director General of the Nigerian Law School, Olanrewaju Adesola Onadeko, the number of the holder of the rank in the country has risen to 451.
131 lawyers applied for the ranks this year. 55 were shortlisted for interview. Including four women, from which the 22 emerged victorious.
Of the 22, 19 are from among the advocate category while 3 are from the academics. Only two women made it this year.
Others include lawyer to the governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-rufai, Abdulhakeem Uthman Mustapha, Nnamonso Udo Ekanem, Prof Muhammed Tabiu, Dr Valerie-Janette Ogonna Azinge and Olufunke Abimbola Agbor.
Also named are Olusola Oladimeji Ojutalayo, Richard Ayodele Akintunde, Oyesoji Gbolahan Oyeleke, James Onyeanwuna Njeze Ikeyi, Elisha Yakubu Kurah, Adewunmi Adedeji Ogunsanya, Olatubosun Ola Olanipekun, Kalu Ikwuonwu Umeh and Adewale Sunday Adesokan.
Others are Fredson Chijioke Alexander Okoli, Olasheni Ibiwoye, Abdulhakeem Utman Mustapha, Mba Ekpezu, Edward Gyang Pwajok and Prof Chukwu Amari Omaka.