The Supreme Court of Nigeria (SCN) will today, October 21 in Abuja, unveil a new set of Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs.
WITHIN NIGERIA reports that their unveiling is coming after four months of suspense and following the final ratification of the selected applicants into the prestigious rank by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, LPPC.
The names of the successful candidates in the highly contested exercise will be made public at the Supreme Court Complex by 5 p.m. by the acting Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, who also serves as the Secretary of the LPPC.
According to reliable sources, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Honourable Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, who has been holding the list of successful applicants close to his chest to avoid leaks, has now given the go-ahead for the revelation of the lucky senior lawyers.
At the time of publication, our correspondent was unable to determine the exact number of silk-clad attorneys who received the LPPC’s final approval.
However, sources said a total of 95 shortlisted applicants were between October 18 and 20 subjected to rigorous oral interviews carefully conducted by some retired Justices of the Supreme Court along with some senior lawyers.
The interview which was held at the main Supreme Court Foyer was “Pursuant to paragraph 5 of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee Guidelines 2018”.
It was the final preparation for the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria SAN, for the year 2021.
Director of Press and Information, Dr Akande Festus confirmed that barring any unforeseen circumstances, the new SAN beneficiaries would be made public today.