Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation,Dr. Olu Onagoruwa, was on Friday named among 17 lawyers awarded the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) this year.
The Registrar of the Supreme Court, Sunday Olorundahunsi, who made the list public in Abuja, said 109 lawyers applied for the rank this year, among who were three women.
Olorundahunsi said two out of the lucky 17 are from the academics.
According to him, the choice of who to get the rank was taken at the LPPC’s general meeting held Friday.
Listed alongside Onagoruwa, who was the AGF during the late Gen. Sani Abacha’s regime are – Sylvanus Aghumele Ogwemoh, Prof. Joash Ojo Amupitan (from the University of Jos), Olusola Olaseni Idowu, Dr. Ernest Mabuachi Ojukwu (Of the Nigerian Law School), Ahamefula Ikechukwu Eke Ejelam, Chike George Onyemenam, Tawo Eja Tawo and Olatunde Oluranti Adejuyigbe.
Others are – Dr. Adewale Adedamola Olawoyin, Dr. Joshua Olukayode Olatoke, Teslim Olatunde Busari, Kelvin Chukwudi Nwufo, Dr. Amuda-Kannike Abiodun, Oluwakemi Mufutau Balogun, Hakeem Olatunde Afolabi and Gerald Godwin E. Ezeuko.