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Full list of shortlisted 98 lawyers for SAN

98 lawyers have been shortlisted by the Legal Practitioners Privilege Committee (LPPC) for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

This was contained in a statement signed by the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary of the LPPC, Hajo Sarki Bello, on Monday, 1st July 2024, inviting the general public to make comments on the integrity, competence, and reputation of the lawyers and not an indication of their success in the process.

According to the statement, a total of 87 lawyers were shortlisted for the advocate category and 11 in the academic category.

The document stated that every complaint(s) made must be accompanied by a verifying affidavit deposed to by the author before a Superior Court of Record in Nigeria or before a Notary public which must be in twenty copies.

“Every complaint(s) must be accompanied by a verifying affidavit deposed to by the author before a Superior Court of Record in Nigeria or before a Notary Public and be in twenty (20) copies.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the publication of the names of the shortlisted applicants is not an indication of their success in the process,” the statement read in part.

The shortlisted lawyers for SAN (Advocate Category) are:

1. Lateef Karim, Esq.

2. Godwin Ike, Esq.

3. Johnson Odionu, Esq.

4. Nnodim Duru, Esq.

5. Innocent Ovbagbedia, Esq.

6. Soronnadi Njoku, Esq.

7. Adamu Abubakar, Esq.

8. Charles Musa, Esq.

9. Udochi Iheanacho, Esq.

10. David Onietan, Esq.

11. Elele Casmir, Esq.

12. Josiah Nduka, Esq.

13. Godwin Obeta, Esq.

14. Habeeb Ilavbare, Esq.

15. Moses Obafemi, Esq.

16. Mathew Esonanjor, Esq.

17. Baba Dalah, Esq.

18. Babatunde Sodipo, Esq.

19. Mustapha Abubakar, Esq.

20. Emmanuel Esene, Esq.




21. Henry Bello, Esq.

22. Boniface Moore, Esq.

23. Clement Ezika, Esq.

24. Omokayode Dada, Esq.

25. Edwin Anikwem, Esq.

26. Roy Nwaeze, Esq.

27. Olumide Olugbenga, Esq.

28. Monday Ubani, Esq.

29. Ayoola Ajayi, Esq.

30. Paul Obi, Esq.

31. Olasupo Ati-John, Esq.

32. Cole Ololade, Esq.

33. Charles Adeogun-Phillips, Esq.

34. Okechukwu Ajunwa, Esq.

35. Jacob Ifere, Esq.

36. Emmanuel Adekile, Esq.

37. Christopher Okeke, Esq.

38. Waziri Mamman, Esq.

39. Oluronke Adeyemi, Esq.

40. Oluwole Olawale Afolabi, Esq.

41. Toboukebide Kekemeke, Esq.

42. Akinbamigbe Adesomoju, Esq.

43. Victor Owarienomare Odjemu, Esq.

44. Josiah Ojochide Daniel-Ebune, Esq.




45. Olukunle Ogheneovo Edun, Esq.

46. Abdulaziz Enebi Ibrahim, Esq.

47. Stanley Chidozie Imo, Esq.

48. Charles Oladipo Titiloye, Esq.

49. Abdulkarim Kana Abubakar, Esq.

50. Kingsley Chuku, Esq.

51. Adeyinka Oluwaseun Aderemi, Esq.

52. Olaolu Akintunde Owolabi, Esq.

53. Adedeji Sharafadeen Abdulkadir, Esq.

54. Idowu Omotunde Benson, Esq.

55. Kolawole James Olowookere, Esq.

56. Chinasa Thelma Unaegbunam, Esq.

57. Ademola Oluwawolemi Esan, Esq.

58. Omosanya Atilola Popoola, Esq.

59. Taiye Ayotunde Oniyide, Esq.

60. Emonye Oga Adekwu, Esq.

61. Aderemi Oguntoye, Esq.

62. Kashopefoluwa Olawale Balogun, Esq.

63. Abdul Adamu, Esq.

64. Theodore Ezeobi, Esq.




65. Rilwan Umar, Esq.

66. Chienye Okafor, Esq.

67. Kaka Lawan, Esq.

68. Abba Muhammed, Esq.

55. Kolawole James Olowookere, Esq.

56. Chinasa Thelma Unaegbunam, Esq.

57. Ademola Oluwawolemi Esan, Esq.

58. Omosanya Atilola Popoola, Esq.

59. Taiye Ayotunde Oniyide, Esq.

60. Emonye Oga Adekwu, Esq.

61. Aderemi Oguntoye, Esq.

62. Kashopefoluwa Olawale Balogun, Esq.

63. Abdul Adamu, Esq.

64. Theodore Ezeobi, Esq.

65. Rilwan Umar, Esq.

66. Chienye Okafor, Esq.

67. Kaka Lawan, Esq.

68. Abba Muhammed, Esq.

69. Wendy Kuku, Esq.




70. Ekele Iheanacho, Esq.

71. Okechukwu Edeze, Esq.

72. Akinyemi Olujinmi, Esq.

73. Gyang Yaya Zi, Esq.

74. Idris Abubakar, Esq.

75. George Ibrahim, Esq.

76. Boonyameen Lawal, Esq.

77. Terkaa Aondo, Esq.

78. Tochukwu Tochukwu, Esq.

79. Uchenna Njoku, Esq.

80. Paul Daudu, Esq.

81. Chukwudi Enebeli, Esq.

82. Yusuf Ogunrinde, Esq.

83. Tobechukwu Nweke, Esq.

84. Ademola Abimbola, Esq.

85. Yunus Abdulsalam, Esq.

86. Mofesomo Tayo-Oyetibo, Esq.

87. Chukwuemeka Nnawuchi, Esq.




Shortlisted lawyers (Academic Category) in order of seniority at the bar:

88. Prof. John Agbonika

89. Prof. Osy Nwebo

90. Prof. Nlerum Okogbule

91. Prof. Nnamdi Obiaraeri

92. Prof. Nathaniel Inegbedion

93. Prof. Collins Obioma

94. Prof. Violet Aigbokhaevbo

95. Prof. Augustine Agom

96. Prof. Ibrahim Abikan

97. Prof. Chima Ubanyionwu

98. Prof. Ganiyu Oke

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