- A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, is one of the 30 newly approved SANs
- Keyamo’s application last year was not successful as he could not scale to the final stage
- Out of 156 lawyers who applied, 72 were shortlisted, before 30 were approved by the NJC
Thirty candidates have been approved as Senior Advocates of Nigeria by the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC).
NAIJ.com gathered that prominent on the list is Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Festus Keyamo, the Director-General of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, six academics, one female, Mrs Oluwatoyin Ajoke Bahorun and other practising lawyers.
Also approved were the Attorney-General of Kwara state, Mr Lamaldeen Adeyemi Ajibade and a former DG of the National Copyrights Commission, Professor Adebambo Adewopo.
156 lawyers applied, 72 were shortlisted and only 30 were approved by the NJC.
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NAIJ.com had previously reported that Lagos radical lawyer, Festus Keyamo failed to clinch the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) for the second time as his name was missing in the list of 21 lawyers conferred with the rank by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) on Friday June 10.
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