The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will swear in 58 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday, November 27, 2023, as a part of the programmes lined as much as formally herald the 2023/2024 authorized 12 months of the courtroom.
No fewer than 114 purposes had been obtained by the Authorized Practitioners’ Privileges Committee for the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2023.
The quantity was pruned all the way down to 69 after a collection of screenings which included the Advocates 1st and 2nd Filtration Levels, Tutorial Pre-qualification, Tutorial 2nd Filtration Train, the Impartial Appeals Listening to, and Chambers Inspection Workouts amongst others.
Nevertheless, the LPPC conferred the title on 58 profitable candidates, out of which 57 are advocates whereas one is an instructional.
Among the profitable candidates are human rights activists, Olukayode Ajulo, Felix Offia, Lawrence Falade, Kingsley Obamogie, Folasade Alli, Abiola Isiaq Oyebanji, Bomo Agbebi, Daniel Uruakpa, and Oseloka Osuigwe amongst others.
An announcement on Sunday by the Supreme Court docket’s Director of Info, Dr. Festus Akande famous that the swearing-in can be heard on the principal Courtroom of the Supreme Court docket.
The assertion partly learn, “After conducting the desired screening and filtration workouts which embody a number of appearances in superior courts, suggestions by Hon. Justices of the Supreme Court docket and Hon. Judges of superior courts, Chamber inspections; approval on eligibility and integrity of the candidates from the Nigerian Bar Affiliation, Physique of Senior Advocates of Nigeria and, after all, most people, amongst others, the LPPC got here up with 58 profitable candidates. Out of this quantity, 57 are advocates whereas one is an instructional.
He stated the CJN, the Legal professional Basic of the Federation, and Minister of Justice, and others will converse on the state of the nation’s justice sector on the particular courtroom session.
Akande stated, “The Supreme Court docket commenced its annual trip after a remarkably profitable 2022/2023 authorized 12 months on Monday, twenty fourth July, 2023. Although the Court docket had began sitting on Monday, 18th September 2023, the brand new authorized 12 months ceremony is now being formally held in accordance with our custom.
“All of the programmes outlined to mark the formal graduation of the brand new authorized 12 months will begin at 10:00 am in the primary Courtroom of the Supreme Court docket
“In step with our age-long custom, throughout the particular courtroom session, the Chief Justice of Nigeria will ship a state-of-the Judiciary handle, to focus on the efficiency of the Supreme Court docket particularly, and the Nigerian Judiciary normally, within the 2022/2023 authorized 12 months. In the identical vein, different main stakeholders within the Justice Sector will current speeches bordering on the state of the justice sector of the nation.
“These embody Hon. Legal professional Basic of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Physique of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, and President of the Nigerian Bar Affiliation amongst others.”