Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen briefing State House Correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari (file photo)

The Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee on Thursday promoted 31 legal practitioners to Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN).

The swearing-in ceremony would hold during the commencement of the new legal year of the Supreme Court on 24 September.

”The Legal Practitioner’ Privileges Committee at its 133rd plenary held July 12 has elevated thirty-one legal practitioners to the inner bar,” Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Mrs Hadizatu Mustapha, said.

“The rank (SAN) is warded as a mark of excellence to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as advocates and academics,’’ she added.

The new SANs are: Madu Abuchi, Essien Udom, Prof. Oluyemisi Bangbose, Metong Urombo, Prof. Waha Egbewole, George Igbokwe, Olubowale Taiwo, Oluwole Iyamu, Adekole Olawoye, Stephen Adehi and Olusuen Akinbiyi.

Others are: Emmanuel Achukwu, Kenneth Ahia, Loius Alozie. Prof. Isa Chiroma, Prof. Olanrewaju Fagbohun, Adeyinka Olumide-Fusika, Johnson Ojo, Wole Agunbiade, Olayode Delano, Tanimu Inuwa, Sonny Wogu and Prof. Offorinze Amucheazi.

The elevated are: Adewale Atake, Ikhide Ehighelua, Mosediq Kazeem, Edmund Obiagwu, Prof. Muhammed Mustapha-Akanbi, Cosmas Enweluzo, Isiaka Mudi as well as Olabode Olanipekun.