The wife of human rights activist and constitutional lawyer, Funmi Falana and 58 others have been confered with the Senior Davocate of Nigeria (SAN) title by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC)
The others are Kayode Ajulo, Felix Ota Offia, Lawrence Bankole Falade, Kingsley Obamogie, Folasade Alli, Abiola Isiaq Oyebanji, Bomo Olakunle Agbebi, Daniel Uruakpa, and Oseloka Godwin Osuigwe.
The remaining include Babatunde Adeoye, Babaseyi Joseph, Emmanuel Moses Enoidem, Kehinde Olufemi Aina, Nghozi Oleh, Aaron Chile Okoroma, Ibrahim Angulu and Olayiwola Afolabi.
The committee headed by the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, after several hours of deliberation, confirmed the appointment of the new SANs, which comprised of legal practitioners and one from the academia.
According to the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court/Secretary of the LPPC, Hajo Sarki-Bello, the new SANs were appointed due to their excellence in the law profession and adherence to the Code of Ethics of the profession.
The statement said that the LPPC meeting assessed four different petitions against some of the applicants but dismissed due to lack of merit.
The new SANs are to be inaugurated on November 27 by the CJN at the Supreme Court complex.