Complete List of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) – From 1975 to 2022

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Complete List of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) - From 1975 to 2022

We are going to list the names of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) from the year 1975 to the year 2022. This is complete and accurate data.

*The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on the 8th of December 2021, oversaw the swearing-in of 72 new SANs and this has necessitated the need for an updated post.

This post which is managed by KikioTolu News was last updated on the 28th of December 2021.

What is a Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN)?

What is a Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN)?

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) is a title that may be conferred on legal practitioners in Nigeria of not less than ten years standing and who have distinguished themselves in the legal profession.

The conferment of the title is made in accordance with the Legal Practitioners Act 207 Section 5 by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, headed by the Chief Justice (as Chairman), and consist of the Attorney-General, one Justice of the Supreme Court, the President of the Court of Appeal, five of the Chief Judges of the States, the Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, and five legal practitioners who are Senior Advocates of Nigeria.

As of 28th December 2021 a total of 670 Advocates had become Senior Advocates in Nigeria.

Who was the first Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN)?

Who was the first Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN)?

The title was first conferred on April 3, 1975. The recipients were Chief F.R.A. Williams and Dr Nabo Graham-Douglas. As of July 7, 2011 344 lawyers had become Senior Advocates of Nigeria. Chief (Mrs.) Folake Solanke is the first female recipient of the rank of SAN 6 years after in 1981.

Since 1975, a varying number of advocates in Nigeria have consecutively been conferred with the rank, with the exception of years- 1976, 1977 and 1994. The conferment is however restricted to fewer than 30 advocates per annum and is made by the Chief Justice of Nigeria on the recommendations of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee.

As of 28th December 2021 a total of 670 Advocates had become Senior Advocates in Nigeria.

New SAN list 2021 – 72 sworn in as Senior Advocates of Nigeria

New SAN list 2021 - 72 sworn in as Senior Advocates of Nigeria

Here is the list of lawyers who were most recently conferred with the SAN title.

While administering the oath of office to the new SANs, the CJN admonished them to forge ahead with the right mindset and disposition to attain more impactful results.

He said the Supreme Court; and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary, has fared well in the outgone legal year even though the horizon was literally roughened by overwhelming challenges.

He said “As this new legal year unfolds, we will like to assure you that we are determined to work assiduously to evolve a judiciary that will remarkably be the pride of Nigerians, home and abroad.

The CJN said, “I must say with pride and exhilaration that during the outgone year, we experienced so many positive heartwarming in the Nigerian judiciary. For the first time in the history of the Supreme Court, we swore in eight honourable justices to fill the positions vacated by our esteemed colleagues who retired as well as enlarging the profile of our judicial strength by increasing the number of justices to an all-time high number of 20. That indeed was first of its kind in our history.

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, while speaking at the ceremony said the judiciary has continued to complement other arms of government despite the challenges by COVID-19, insecurity and dwindling economy, saying the judiciary has helped in the preservation of the country’s hard-earned democracy.

Mr Malami said, “I want to state categorically that the LPPC has done a good job by putting forward deserving and qualifying lawyers, saying they must ensure that due process is followed in subsequent selection.”

Lawyers in the Academic category 2021

1. Prof Bankole Akintoye Sodipo

2. Prof Christian Chizundu Wigwe

3. Prof Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo

4. Prof Rasheed Jimoh Ijaodola

5. Prof Oluyinka Osayame Omorogbe

6. Dr Josephine Aladi Achor Agbonika

7. Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi

8. Prof Edoba Bright Omoregie

9. Prof Abiola Olaitan Sanni

10. Dr Anthony Ojukwu Okechukwu

Lawyers in the Advocate category 2021

11. George Audu Anuga

12. Simon Asember Lough

13. Eko Ejembi Eko

14. Ayo Abraham Olorunfemi

15. Reuben Okpanachi Atabo

16. John Ogwu Adele

17. Shaibu Enejoh Aruwa

18. Eyitayo Ayokunle Fatogun

19. Jacob Johnson Usman

20. Tajudeen Olaseni Oladoja

21. Salman Jawando Ayinla

22. Adeola Rasaq Omotunde

23. Mathew Gwar Bukka

24. Mohammed Ndayako

25. Hassan Usman El-Yakub

26. Ishaq Magaji Hussaini

27. Samuel Atung

28. Mohammed Abdulhamid

29. Kabiru Aliyu

30. Mohammed Abdulaziz Sani

31. Uche Sunday Awa

32. Uchenna Chinyere Ihediwa

33. Philip Ndubuisi Umeh

34. Peter Aguigom Afuba

35. Felix Anayo Onuzulike

36. Benjamin Chukwudi Uzuegbu

37. Benjamin Nworah Osaka

38. Ikenna Okoli

39. Edwin Sunday Chukwujekwu Obiora

40. Emeka Jude-Philip Obegolu

41. Clement Onwuenwunor

42.Chijioke Ogugua Precious Emeka

43. Anthony Obinna Mogboh

44. Victor Ugwuezumba Opara

45. Kamasuode Wodu

46. Charles Udoka Ihua-Maduenyi

47. Sammie Abiye Somiari

48. Ogaga Ovrawah

49. Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye

50. Ikeazor Ajovi Akaraiwe

51. Marcellous Eguvwe Oru

52. Mark Okebuinor Mordi

53. Ehiogie West-Idahosa

54. Fredricks Ebos Itula

55. Ibrahim Idris Agbomere

56. Anthony Ademuyiwa Adeniyi

57. Bolarinwa Olotu

58. Adekola Olawale Fapohunda

59. Adekunle Akanbi Ojo

60. Olaotan Olusegun Ajose-Adeogun

61. Rotimi Sheriff Seriki

62. Olukayode Oluwole Adeluola

63. Adeyinka Moyosore Kotoye

64. Oluwasina Olanrewaju Ogungbade

65. Afolabi Fatai Kuti.

66. Francis Omotosho.

67. Ayodeji Adedipe.

68. Adeleke Olaniyi Agbola.

69. James Akingbola Akinola.

70. Muritala Oladimeji Abdul-Rasheed.

71. Dauda Adekola Mustapha.

72. Kazeem Adekunle Gbadamosi.

SAN list 2020 – See those who made the cut

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Tanko Muhammad, December 2020 swore in 72 legal practitioners who were recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

Mr Muhammad was represented at the ceremony by Olabode Rhodes-Vivour, the most senior justice of the Supreme Court, who administered the oaths, and also warned them against disobeying court rules.

The rank was awarded to senior lawyers who have demonstrated great excellence and have proved themselves as advocates and academics.

Lawyers in the Academic category 2020

  1. Terkura Douglas Pepe, Esq
  2. Aliyu Omeza Saiki, Esq
  3. Jacob Enunwe Ochidi, Esq
  4. Abdulwahab Mohammed, Esq
  5. Moses Alfred Ebute, Esq
  6. Taiye Abimbola Oladipo, Esq
  7. Mumuni Adebimpe Jimoh, Esq
  8. Muhammadu Katu Sani Ndanusa
  9. Mohammed Mohammed Ndarani, Esq
  10. Gideon Musa Kuttu, Esq
  11. Abdullahi Yahaya
  12. Tijanni Alkali Gazali, Esq
  13.  Mella Audu Nunghe
  14.  Yusuf Nya Akirikwen
  15. Yakubu Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba
  16. Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Esq
  17.  Abdul Mohammed, Esq
  18. Hussaini Zakariyau 
  19. Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala
  20. Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Esq
  21.  Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Esq
  22. Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Esq
  23.  Afam Josiah Osigwe
  24.  Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa
  25. Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, Esq
  26. Lotanna Chuka Okoli, Esq
  27. Tochukwu  Dominic Maduka
  28.  Chukwuemeka Obiajuru Nwagu
  29. Henry Okechukwu Akunebu, Esq
  30. Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, Esq
  31.  Boma Florence A. Alabi (Mrs)
  32.  Efefiom Otu Efiom Ekong
  33.  Lawrence Fubara Anga, Esq
  34.  Robert Egwuno Emukpoeruo, Esq
  35.  Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, Esq
  36. Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Esq
  37. Jean Chiazor Anishere (Ms)
  38.  Uzoma Henry Azikiwe
  39.  Osayaba Omorodion Giwa, Esq
  40.  Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, Esq
  41.  Babalola George Olatunde 
  42.  Taiwo Johnson Kupolati, Esq
  43.  Obafemi  Anthony Adewale, Esq
  44.  Adedapo Osariuyime  Tunde-Olowu, Esq
  45.  Fatai-Ajibola Dalley, Esq
  46.  Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq
  47. Bashorun Oluwatoyin Ajoke Ms
  48. Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni Esq
  49.  Olusegun  Johnson Fabunmi, Esq
  50.  John Mofolorunsho  Majiyagbe, Esq
  51.  Funmilayo Adunni  Quadri
  52.  Akinola Olugbenga Akintoye
  53. Dada Adekunle Awosika
  54. Remi Peter Olatubora, Esq
  55. Festus Kayode Idepefo, Esq
  56. Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Esq
  57. Musibau Adetunbi, Esq
  58. Mahmud Kola Adesina, ESQ
  59. Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Esq
  60. Oladapo Akande Akinosun, Esq
  61. Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Esq
  62. Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola, Esq

Lawyers in the Academic category 2020

  1. Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki
  2. Prof  Bolaji Olufumunmileyi Owasanoye
  3. Prof Erugo Sampson 
  4. Prof Oyewo Edward Oyelowo
  5.  Prof Sani Mohammad Adam
  6.  Prof  Zacheus Adangor
  7. Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri
  8. Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu
  9. Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday 
  10. Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa

Full list of 670 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) – 2022 January Update

Full list of 670 Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) - 2022 January Update
1.    WilliamsF.R.A.4th Mar, 1975
2.    Graham-DouglasN.B.4th Mar, 1975
3.    AwolowoObafemi1st Dec.,1978
4.    Fani-KayodeR.A.1st Dec., 1978
5.    OkiT.A. Bankole1st Dec., 1978
6.    MolajoE.A.1st Dec., 1978
7.    SofolaKehinde1st Dec., 1978
8.    AkinjideRichard .O.A.1st Dec., 1978
9.    AjayiG.O.K.1st Dec., 1978
10.  ChukuraOlisa1st Dec., 1978
11.  OkoroNwakanma1st Dec., 1978
12.  OdjeMudiaga1st Dec., 1978
13.  BalonwuP.O.1st Dec., 1978
14.  NwabuezeB.O.1st Dec., 1978
15.  Nnamani,Augustine25th Jan., 1979
16.  OnyiukeG.C.M.25th Jan., 1979
17.  OlowofeyekuB.25th Jan., 1979
18.  LandnerH.A.25th Jan., 1979
19.  OfodileChike25th Jan., 1979
20.  KasunmuA.B.25th Jan., 1979
21. Akinrele.F.O.6th Mar., 1980
22. OgunsanyaAdebayo6th Mar., 1980
23. ArikpoOkoi6th Mar., 1980
24. EgonuG.R.I6th Mar., 1980
25. MajiyagbeJ.B.6th Mar., 1980
26. KehindeBayo5th Mar., 1981
27. AkpofureM. O.5th Mar., 1981
28. SowemimoSobo5th Mar., 1981
29. NylanderArthur5th Mar., 1981
30. SolankeFolake5th Mar., 1981
31. AnyameneN.28th Jan., 1982
32. CokerO. T.28th Jan., 1982
33. EkongEfiom E.O.28th Jan., 1982
34. Brown-PetersideGally28th Jan., 1982
35. IbrahimAbdullahi28th Jan., 1982
36. SikuadeAkin O.1983
37. UmeadiP. G. E.1983
38. BensonBabatunde O.1983
39. IketuonyeB. C.1983
40. SogbesanAbayomi O.1983
41. CokerToye A.13th April, 1984
42. Agbamuche A.13th April, 1984
43. OnafowokanI.13th April, 1984
44. NwadialoFidelis13th April, 1984
45. Okeaya-InnehS.13th April, 1984
46. AbdulrasaqA. G. F.31st July, 1985
47. LadapoLadosu31st July, 1985
48. AkpamgboClement O.31st July, 1985
49. AjibolaBola5th June 1986
50. AdaramajaAkinola5th June 1986
51. IkeazorChimezie5th June 1986
52. AkandeDebo5th June 1986
53. AsemotaSolomon5th June 1986
54. MogbohAnthony D.25th Feb., 1987
55. BabalolaAfe25th Feb., 1987
56. SalmanAliyu25th Feb., 1987
57. OkpokoJ. O.25th Feb., 1987
58. Fadayiro, S.A.NA. A.3rd May, 1988
59. Graham-DouglasA.3rd May, 1988
60. IhensekhienC. O.3rd May, 1988
61. SofundeO.3rd May, 1988
62. MbanefoN.3rd May, 1988
63. AnahN.5th June, 1989
64. AgbajeA. A.5th June, 1989
65. SofolaIdowu5th June, 1989
66. IbironkeA.5th June, 1989
67. Ajayi-ObeP. C.5th June, 1989
68. BensonT. O. S.16th July, 1990
69. EgbeWebber G.16th July, 1990
70. OgunsanyaAdeniran16th July, 1990
71. AjayiF. A.16th July, 1990
72. NwazojieBen Ekigwe16th July, 1990
73. AikuBamidele A.16th July, 1990
74. AjalaJ. A. Taiwo16th July, 1990
75. Olakunri.S. M.19th July, 1991
76. OkoloJerome H. C.19th July, 1991
77. Akin-EsehinF. A.19th July, 1991
78. MowoeD. D.19th July, 1991
79. OhwovorioleM. P.19th July, 1991
80. UmeF. E. O.19th July, 1991
81. OlanipekunOluwole O.19th July, 1991
82. OkunnuOlufemi20th July, 1992
83. OkonkwoC. O.20th July, 1992
84. Orobiyi-RhodesBabashola20th July, 1992
85. AmehSamson Sani20th July, 1992
86. OkonkwoJonny Chukwunweike20th July, 1992
87. AhambaMike Ikenna20th July, 1992
88. AwomoloAdegboyega Solomon20th July, 1992
89. EzeukoGodwin Ekwusiaga7th June, 1993
90. UwechueGeorge Nwokocha Ona7th June, 1993
91. IbikJacob Ogbonnaya7th June, 1993
92. OlorunnisholaP. A. O.7th June, 1993
93. AkinyosoyeFunso7th June, 1993
94. AyodeleOlajide7th June, 1993
95. AdesanyaSariyu Abiodun7th June, 1993
96. Ajayi-OkunugaC. O.24th April, 1995
97. OnyiaEnechi24th April, 1995
98. UmezuruikeN.24th April, 1995
99. EzejioforG.24th April, 1995
100.        NwakamaBon24th April, 1995
101.        OsheNiyi24th April, 1995
102.        AyanlajaAyanlaja24th April, 1995
103.        WilliamsLadi-Rotimi24th April, 1995
104.         EghobamienO.24th April, 1995
105.        SofolaKayode S.24th April,1995
106.        EsanMakanjuola24th April, 1995
107.        OkaforIlochi A.24th April, 1995
108.        OkochaC. J.24th April, 1995
109.        DauduB.24th April, 1995
110.        IgeJames Ajibola Adegoke24th April, 1995
SurnameForenamesDate of Conferment
111.        DelanoAkinwande9th Sept.1996
112.        NjemanzeChukwukammadu Ohiri9th Sept.1996
113.        BasseyAkpan Ekong9th Sept.1996
114.        ToroEmmanuel Jadak John9th Sept.1996
115.        UdechukwuUdechukwu Nnoruka9th Sept.1996
116.        FagbemiLateef Olasunkanmi9th Sept.1996
117.        AkwiwuEmmanuel Chikere15th Sept, 1997
118.        BashuaMikhail Adisa15th Sept, 1997
119.        AdejumoAdeboye15th Sept, 1997
120.        OnwugbuforTochukwu15th Sept, 1997
121.        Muoma.Chuks15th Sept, 1997
122.        AgabiKanu Godwin15th Sept, 1997
123.        OdubaOlujimi Olajide15th Sept, 1997
124.        OkaforGabriel Ofodile15th Sept, 1997
125.        AlukoBankole Olumide15th Sept, 1997
126.        OsanakpoTheophilus Chike15th Sept, 1997
127.        Olujinmi,Charles Akinlolu15th Sept, 1997
128.        AlliYusuf Olaolu15th Sept, 1997
129.        WilliamsAbimbola14th Sept, 1998
130.        SagayI. E.14th Sept, 1998
131.        OnyaliO. B.14th Sept, 1998
132.        WifaM.14th Sept, 1998
133.        OkulajaA. O.14th Sept, 1998
134.        OlawoyinG. A.14th Sept, 1998
135.        SanniMurtala A. O.14th Sept, 1998
136.        JosephO. I.14th Sept, 1998
137.        AkpofureE. L.14th Sept, 1998
138.        AgbakobaOlisa14th Sept, 1998
139.        Akeredolu.Oluwarotimi O.14th Sept, 1998
140.        Gadzama,Joe Kyari14th Sept, 1998
141.        EzebiloChidube20th Sept, 1999
142.        OmotolaJ. A.20th Sept, 1999
143.        AwodeinKola20th Sept, 1999
144.        OjoBayo20th Sept, 1999
145.        SowemimoSeyi20th Sept, 1999
146.        Jimoh-LasisiP.O.20th Sept, 1999
147.        UkalaEmmanuel C.20th Sept, 1999
148.        UzoukwuLivy20th Sept, 1999
149.        AkinreleAdemola20th Sept, 1999
150.        AtakeEyimofe D.20th Sept, 1999
151.        UsmanYunus Ustaz20th Sept, 1999
152.        IzinyonAlex A.20th Sept, 1999
153.        K. JegedeK. Jegede25th Sept, 2000
154.        Aluko-OlokunBayo25th Sept, 2000
155.        AjogwuM. E.25th Sept, 2000
156.        MolajoTanimola Aderinola25th Sept, 2000
157.        KaluAwa U.25th Sept, 2000
158.        AjayiOlukonyinsola25th Sept, 2000
159.        ChigbueChike25th Sept, 2000
160.        FagbohungbeFelix O.25th Sept, 2000
161.        IdigbeA.I.25th Sept, 2000
162.        OlanipekunJibola A.25th Sept, 2000
163.        Uwensuyi-EdosomwanCharles25th Sept, 2000
164.        TarfaRickey25th Sept, 2000
165.        FawehinmiGani10th Sept, 2001
166.        AkanleA.O.10th Sept, 2001
167.        EzeobiT. A.10th Sept, 2001
168.        AdekoyaO. A.10th Sept, 2001
169.        IbegbuN. A.10th Sept, 2001
170.        MahmoudB.10th Sept, 2001
171.        AkpomudjeA.10th Sept, 2001
172.        KayodeA.A.10th Sept, 2001
173.        Belgore,M.D.10th Sept, 2001
174.        NwaiwuA.10th Sept, 2001
175.        Adeniyi,Akintola M.10th Sept, 2001
176.        DodoD.10th Sept, 2001
177.        IwekaRobinson  Isreal  Chukwuma9th Sept. 2002
178.        AdesanyaAdebambo9th Sept. 2002
179.        OsibajoYemi9th Sept. 2002
180.        KasimGaniyu  Adekunle  Adetola9th Sept. 2002
181.        FashanuBabatunde  Aderanti9th Sept. 2002
182.        OsipitanTaiwo  Adebayo9th Sept. 2002
183.        AghimienJonah  Obika9th Sept. 2002
184.        BabalakinBolanle Olawale9th Sept. 2002
185.        AyuaIgnatius  Akaayar9th Sept. 2002
186.        IkpeazuOnyechi9th Sept. 2002
187.        NgigeNnaemeka9th Sept. 2002
188.        TurakiKabiru Taminu9th Sept. 2002
189.        IrukwuJoe8th Sept, 2003
190.        OshoFatai  Aremu8th Sept, 2003
191.        OffiahAnayo8th Sept, 2003
192.        AjumogobiaHerny  Odein8th Sept, 2003
193.        AtoyebiPeter  Oluwafemi8th Sept, 2003
194.        ImadegbeloIghodalo E8th Sept, 2003
195.        UcheChris8th Sept, 2003
196.        NnodumJude8th Sept, 2003
197.        UsoroPaul8th Sept, 2003
198.        WilliamsTokunbo  Eniola8th Sept, 2003
199.        OyetiboEricson  Omotayo8th Sept, 2003
200.        Candide -JohnsonCharles8th Sept, 2003
201.        ObianwuObiora8th Sept, 2003
202.        FashanuMichael  Afolabi8th Sept, 2003
203.        OkunloyeOluseeni Aaron8th Sept, 2003
204.        OsumanMamman  Mike13th Sept, 2004
205.        Ndoma-EgbaNdoma -Egba13th Sept, 2004
206.        SasegbonAyodeji  Oladipo13th Sept, 2004
207.        AgbabiakaAlade  Abiola13th Sept, 2004
208.        NwosuLucuis  Ezeaka13th Sept, 2004
209.        BabatundeOlayiwola  Moronmubo13th Sept, 2004
210.        AribisalaAjijola13th Sept, 2004
211.        AkpedeyeDafe  Jude13th Sept, 2004
212.        IgbokweMicheal  I.13th Sept, 2004
213.        OmonuwaOmoruyi  Augustine13th Sept, 2004
214.        IkwuetoPatrick I.  Nwankwo13th Sept, 2004
215.        NwoforB.E.I13th Sept, 2004
216.        OditahFidelis  Hilary  Izuka13th Sept, 2004
217.        OyeyipoAdetunji  Adetokunbo13th Sept, 2004
218.        FasholaBabatunde Raji13th Sept, 2004
219.        AbayomiKolade  Adeniji26th Sept, 2005
220.        UtuamaAmos  Abe26th Sept, 2005
221.        NsugbeErik Oba26th Sept, 2005
222.        UdoguDonald  Ibezim26th Sept, 2005
223.        HomBernard  Iyorylyam26th Sept, 2005
224.        IdowuEmmanuel  Oludele  Akinsola26th Sept, 2005
225.        AnahCyprain  Okafor26th Sept, 2005
226.        AdebipeIfedayo  Adams26th Sept, 2005
227.        AssamAssam  Ekanem26th Sept, 2005
228.        EliasGbolahan  Olabukola  Aintunde26th Sept, 2005
229.        AshaoluTitus Olasupo26th Sept, 2005
230.        AkuboPius Ademo26th Sept, 2005
231.        AyorindeMobolahi Olukayoda26th Sept, 2005
232.        AdenipekunEzekiel Adebayo26th Sept, 2005
233.        PinheiroOlukemi Adekunle26th Sept, 2005
234.        NwanodiNwodibike24th Sept, 2006
235.        Adelodun, S.A.NAdebayo O.24th Sept, 2006
236.        UgoloOkwuchukwu24th Sept, 2006
237.        AkparantaCharles A.B24th Sept, 2006
238.        OdeyagiJoe24th Sept, 2006
239.        OkeNathaniel  O.24th Sept, 2006
240.        AdokeMohammed Bello24th Sept, 2006
241.        DelanoOluyele24th Sept, 2006
242.        SalehMarkus Y.24th Sept, 2006
243.        IsauSaka Abimbola24th Sept, 2006
244.        AkoniOlawale A.24th Sept, 2006
245.        LamikanraOladejo O.24th Sept, 2006
246.        AdeleyeDuro24th Sept, 2006
247.        Aondoakaa,Michael24th Sept, 2006
248.        KalejaiyeA.B.24th Sept, 2006
249.        OtaruRoland Ifoyah24th Sept, 2006
250.        ShasoreOlasupo24th Sept, 2006
251.        OgunwoleRichard A.24th Sept, 2006
252.        AkinreleAdedapo24th Sept, 2006
253.        ClarkeRobert I.24th Sept, 2006
254.        IkoliAnthony G.24th Sept, 2006
255.        IsiakuIbrahim24th Sept, 2006
256.        IjalayeD.A24th Sept, 2006
257.        JegedeM.I.24th Sept, 2006
258.        AzingeE.24th Sept, 2006
259.        AdesinaJulius Oladele12th Dec., 2007
260.        AjibadeBabatude Ademola12th Dec., 2007
261.        AkumaSolomon Ukaegbu12th Dec., 2007
262.        AlagehAugustine Oyarekhua12th Dec., 2007
263.        AmehSunday Ibrahim12th Dec., 2007
264.        AnachebemAhizechukwu Benbella12th Dec., 2007
265.        BaiyeesheaJohn Olusola12th Dec., 2007
266.        ErokoroPaul12th Dec., 2007
267.        EssienMiannaya Aja12th Dec., 2007
268.        FakunleOlagoke Oloyemi12th Dec., 2007
269.        OcholiJames12th Dec., 2007
270.        NwokediUchema Gregory12th Dec., 2007
271.        OfodileFrancis Chukwuemeka12th Dec., 2007
272.        OkunadeIsreal Olorundare12th Dec., 2007
273.        WaliOkechukwu Emmanuel12th Dec., 2007
274.        IlegbuneCharles Udenze12th Dec., 2007
275.        YakubuMusa12th Dec., 2007
276.        AjuyahCharles16th Dec., 2008
277.        Okeaya-InnehAdekunbo Omorogie16th Dec., 2008
278.        SagayOmatsoguwa Mogbeyi16th Dec., 2008
279.        EghobamienAndrew Osaro16th Dec., 2008
280.        OkpeseyiOladipo Aigbedo16th Dec., 2008
281.        AdogahCharles16th Dec., 2008
282.        OkwusoguClement O.I.16th Dec., 2008
283.        Duru-Iheoma,Eze16th Dec., 2008
284.        Denwigwe,Donald Chika16th Dec., 2008
285.        Obiefuna,Ulasi Raleke16th Dec., 2008
286.        NjemanzeKen Chukwuma Ohir,16th Dec., 2008
287.        BabalolaKola16th Dec., 2008
288.        TunyanKarina16th Dec., 2008
289.        JegedeEyitayo16th Dec., 2008
290.        KokuBabajide Olatokunbo16th Dec., 2008
291.        BabatundeFagbohunlu John16th Dec., 2008
292.        SanusiAlhaji Olasunkanmi Alimi16th Dec., 2008
293.        PedroLawal Mohammed16th Dec., 2008
294.        SoyeboOlabisi Oluyemi16th Dec., 2008
295.        AdeyanjuLawal Rabbana Rafiu16th Dec., 2008
296.        IjohorAnthony Aondoakaa16th Dec., 2008
297.        MalamiAbubakar16th Dec., 2008
298.        AbdulkadirSuleiman16th Dec., 2008
299.        DaramolaLucas Olu16th Dec., 2008
300.        TengerSebatine Tar16th Dec., 2008
301.        EwaNella Andem12th  April, 2009
302.        NwobikeJoseph12th  April, 2009
303.        OffiongOffiong Effiong Bassey12th  April, 2009
304.        OzekhomeMike A.A.12th  April, 2009
305.        ShinabaSylvia E.12th  April, 2009
306.        UfotDorothy Udeme12th  April, 2009
307.        DikeFrancis12th  April, 2009
308.        Ekomaru, S.A.NChukwuma Uchenna12th  April, 2009
309.        OkaforArthur Obi12th  April, 2009
310.        UwaEtigwe12th  April, 2009
311.        BadejoJadegoke Adebonajo12th  April, 2009
312.        LayonuAbiodun Ishola12th  April, 2009
313.        OgunbaAdekunle Babatunde12th  April, 2009
314.        OguntadeGeorge M.12th  April, 2009
315.        PinheiroC.O. Toyin12th  April, 2009
316.        SofolaOlusina R.12th  April, 2009
317.        MosuguSamuel E.12th  April, 2009
318.        ChukwuemerieAndrew I.12th  April, 2009
319.        AjogwuFabian Ikenna12th  April, 2009
320.        OnegbedanPat.7th July, 2010
321.        IjiomahIsaac Nwazue7th July, 2010
322.        MbamaliObiozo Agatha7th July, 2010
323.        OkohDan Ose7th July, 2010
324.        MoziaKenneth Ekene7th July, 2010
325.        MahmoodYahaya7th July, 2010
326.        OrbihFerdinard Oshioke7th July, 2010
327.        OgunlesiOlanrewaju Ayodele7th July, 2010
328.        AkinlawonAnothonia T.7th July, 2010
329.        OgundeOluwemimo Adepoju Revell7th July, 2010
330.        SmithImran Oluwole7th July, 2010
331.        EzechukwuIkechukwu7th July, 2010
332.        AmechiOkechukwu7th July, 2010
333.        OsitadinmaNnadi Jude7th July, 2010
334.        JeliliOwonikoko Abiodun7th July, 2010
335.        DikioFaye7th July, 2011
336.        PwulGarba Shamtu7th July, 2011
337.        AbibioGranville Isetima7th July, 2011
338.        OlogunorisaSamuel Tomi7th July, 2011
339.        LimanHassan Muhammed7th July, 2011
340.        AikuBabatunde Adekunle7th July, 2011
341.        AkperPeter Terkaa7th July, 2011
342.        AjibolaAdesegun Muhammed7th July, 2011
343.        MaikyauYakubu Chonoko7th July, 2011
344.        EfutOkon Nkan7th July, 2011
345.        EzagaDavid Oghenovo7th July, 2011
346.        IgweJames Uko Kalu7th July, 2011
347.        QuakersNorrison Ibinabo7th July, 2011
348.        UmohSolomon Eyibio7th July, 2011
349.        OkutepaJibrin Samuel7th July, 2011
350.        IloguLuke Chukwudi12th Sept, 2012
351.        AdurojaClaudius Olumuyiwa12th Sept, 2012
352.        UmarAliyi12th Sept, 2012
353.        AremuConnie-Jean12th Sept, 2012
354.        OgboduHenry Oghogho12th Sept, 2012
355.        AgbuFrancis Chukwuka12th Sept, 2012
356.        FalanaFemi12th Sept, 2012
357.        MohammedAbeni Obomeileh12th Sept, 2012
358.        AzuomaNnawuchi Ndukwe12th Sept, 2012
359.        ObishaiNwanne Charles12th Sept, 2012
360.        TetengiGarba Usman12th Sept, 2012
361.        Akinseye-GeorgeYemi12th Sept, 2012
362.        OyesanyaTheophilus Adekunle12th Sept, 2012
363.        OpasanyaOluseye Samuel12th Sept, 2012
364.        RajiAhmed Adeniyi12th Sept, 2012
365.        SanusiIllo  Katune12th Sept, 2012
366.        JacobsRotimi12th Sept, 2012
367.        MagajiMahmud Abubakar12th Sept, 2012
368.        DakasDakas Clement James12th Sept, 2012
369.        OnojaOgwu James12th Sept, 2012
370.        AnanabaPaul Chibuike12th Sept, 2012
371.        AkinlajaDayo Moses12th Sept, 2012
372.        OgunesoRotimi Oluseyi12th Sept, 2012
373.        AdesinaJoy Okungbowa12th Sept, 2012
374.        LarrySelekeowei12th Sept, 2012
375.        AtsegbuaLawrence Asekome23rd Sept., 2013
376.        AboyadeOlufunke23rd Sept., 2013
377.        EberechiAdele23rd Sept., 2013
378.        SofoworaOlumide Olusoga23rd Sept., 2013
379.        UdomUko Essien23rd Sept., 2013
380.        AniAnthony Ikechukwu23rd Sept., 2013
381.        Sa’edaSuraj23rd Sept., 2013
382.        AnaenugwuAnthony Chukwuemeka23rd Sept., 2013
383.        AbrahamsJoe Ad’ojo23rd Sept., 2013
384.        KehindeAkinlolu Timothy23rd Sept., 2013
385.        AwomoloVictoria Olufunmilayo23rd Sept., 2013
386.        DamboBiriyai23rd Sept., 2013
387.        UmeChukwuma-Machukwu23rd Sept., 2013
388.        YusufOlalekan Fatai23rd Sept., 2013
389.        OnigbanjoMoyosore Jubril23rd Sept., 2013
390.        AbdullahiAliyu Miatasamu23rd Sept., 2013
391.        OblaGodwin Odumu23rd Sept., 2013
392.        OnagoruwaOlu11th July, 2014
393.        AmupitanJoash. O.11th July, 2014
394.        IdowuOlusola Olaseni11th July, 2014
395.        OjukwuErnest M.11th July, 2014
396.        EjelamAhamefula.I.E.11th July, 2014
397.        OnyemenamChike G.11th July, 2014
398.        TawoTawo E.11th July, 2014
399.        AdejuyigbeO.11th July, 2014
400.        OgwemohA.11th July, 2014
401.        OlawoyinA. A.11th July, 2014
402.        Olatnke??J. O.11th July, 2014
403.        BusariO.11th July, 2014
404.        NwufoKevin. C.11th July, 2014
405.        AbiodunAmuda-Kannike11th July, 2014
406.        BalogunOluwakemi. A.11th July, 2014
407.        AfolabiHakeem. O.11th July, 2014
408.        EzeukoGerald G. E.11th July, 2014
409.        AkeredoluAbimbola21st Sept., 2015
410.        AshiekaaEdward21st Sept., 2015
411.        NwankwoBenson21st Sept., 2015
412.        BamigboyeJoseph21st Sept., 2015
413.        OkoloPatrick21st Sept., 2015
414.        GidadoMaxwell21st Sept., 2015
415.        MammanTahir21st Sept., 2015
416.        OnigbindeAkinpelu21st Sept., 2015
417.        BawaIbrahim21st Sept., 2015
418.        ZibiriSamuel21st Sept., 2015
419.        AdegbonmireAdeniyi21st Sept., 2015
420.        AdedejiAderibigbe21st Sept., 2015
421.        AgumaEmmanuel21st Sept., 2015
422.        EtiabaEmeka21st Sept., 2015
423.        AkinboroOlumuyiwa21st Sept., 2015
424.        UcheGordy21st Sept., 2015
425.        ObiUchechukwu21st Sept., 2015
426.        IdornigiePaul21st Sept., 2015
427.        OlanipekunOladapo21st Sept., 2015
428.        ElejaKehinde21st Sept., 2015
429.        BanireMuiz21st Sept., 2015
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431JOHNNIE NNAEMEKA EGWUONWU2017-07-06
432BERT CHUKWUNETA IGWILO2017-07-06
433SYLVESTER EMENIKE ELEMA2017-07-06
434IKENNA VICTOR EGBUNA2017-07-06
435WILCOX ACHACE ABERETON2017-07-06
436MICHAEL ABAYOMI BISADE ALLIYU2017-07-06
437AKINLOLU OLUYINKA OSINBAJO2017-07-06
438FRANCIS FORUM EGELE2017-07-06
439PROF. ENEFIOK EFFIONG ESSIEN2017-07-06
440PROF. SADIQ SLYVESTER SHIKYL2017-07-06
441PROF. ADEBAMBO ANTHONY ADEWOPO2017-07-06
442PROF. ADEDEJI OLUSEGUN ADEKUNLE2017-07-06
443OLUSOLA ALEX OKE2017-07-06
444NASSER ABDU DANGIRI2017-07-06
445EMEKA PETER OKPOKO2017-07-06
446SANI HUSSANI GARUN-GABBAS2017-07-06
447ABDUL ATADOGA IBRAHIM2017-07-06
448JOHN OLUSEGUN ODUBELA2017-07-06
449GBOYEGA SANMI OYEWOLE2017-07-06
450JOSHUA YUSUF MUSA2017-07-06
451IBRAHIM SANI MOHAMMED2017-07-06
452FESTUS EGWAREWA KEYAMO2017-07-06
453EKEMEJERO OHWOVORIOLE2017-07-06
454OYETOLA OSHOBI2017-07-06
455SULAIMAN USMAN2017-07-06
456KEHINDE OLAMIDE OGUNWUMIJU2017-07-06
457CHIESONU IGBOJAMUIKE OKPOKO2017-07-06
458KAMALDEEN ADEYEMI AJIBADE2017-07-06
459Maduabuchi Oba  2018
460Essien Essien Udom 2018
461Bangbose Oluyemisi Adefunke  2018
462Urombo Metong Bertram Robert 2018
463Egbewole Wahab Olasupo   2018
464Igbokwe George Chinedu 2018
465Taiwo Olubowale 2018
466Iyamu Oluwole Osamudiane 2018
467Olawoye Adekkola Adeyeye 2018
468Zakari Adehi Stephen  O.J. Omeko 2018
469Akinbiyi Oluseun Takintayo 2018
470Achukwu Emmanuel Ozoemenam 2018
471Ahia Kenneth Chukwuemeka 2018
472Alozie Loius Maduforo 2018
473Chiroma Isa Hayatu 2018
474Fagbohun Olarenwaju Adigun 2018
475Olumide-Fusika Adeyinka Patrick 2018
476Ojo Johnson Olalekan 2018
477Agunbiade Wole Seun 2018
478Delano Olayode Olumide 2018
479Inuwa Tanimu Muhammed 2018
480Wogu Sonny Oluchukwu
481Amucheazi Offorinze Dike
482Atake Adewale Eyitemi
483Ehighelua Ikhide
484Kazeem Mosediq Adeniyi 
485Obiagwu Edmund Chinonye
486Akambi Muhammed Mustapha
487Enweluzo Cosmas Ikechukwu
488Mudi Ishiaka Dikko
489Olanipekun Olabode Olutoyin
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490MANGA MOHAMMED NURUDEEN2019-09-09
491JOHN ONUEGBULAM ASOLUKA2019-09-09
492ADEDOKUN MATTHEW MAKINDE2019-09-09
493DANIEL CHWUKWUDI ENWELUM2019-09-09
494EMMANUEL ADEYEYE OYEBANJI2019-09-09
495TUDURU UCHENDU EDE2019-09-09
496ABDUL OLAJIDE AJANA2019-09-09
497AMA VEMAARK ETUWEWE2019-09-09
498OLADIPO ADEKOREDE OLASOPE2019-09-09
499LESLIE ARTHUR OLUTAYO NYLANDER2019-09-09
500OLUSEGUN OYEDIRAN FOWOWE2019-09-09
501ANDREW ESSIEN HUTTON2019-09-09
502OLUKAYODE ABAYOMI ENITAN2019-09-09
503PAUL HARRIS ADKOLE OGBOLE2019-09-09
504OLANIYI MARUPH OLOPADE2019-09-09
505SAMUEL NGOZI AGWEH2019-09-09
506OLUSEGUN OMONIYI JOLAAWO2019-09-09
507PROFESSOR ALPHONSUS OKOH ALUBO2019-09-09
508AYO ASALA2019-09-09
509ABIODUN ADEDIRAN OLATUNJI2019-09-09
510OLUMIDE ANDREW AJU2019-09-09
511CHIMEZIE VICTOR2019-09-09
512CHIKWEM IHEKWEAZU2019-09-09
513PROFESSOR MAMMAN LAWAN2019-09-09
514PROFESSOR UCHEFULA UGONNA CHUWUMAEZE2019-09-09
515USMAN OGWU SULE2019-09-09
516SAFIYA UMAR BABAMASI2019-09-09
517JEPHTHAH CHIKODI NJIKONYE2019-09-09
518ECHEZONA CHUKWUDI ETIABA2019-09-09
519ADEDAYO TOBA APATA2019-09-09
520GODWIN OSEMEAHON OMOAKA2019-09-09
521ADEDOYIN OYINKAN RHODES-VIVOUR2019-09-09
522EMEKA ONYEMAECHI OZOANI2019-09-09
523ALEXANDER CHUKWUDI EJESIEME2019-09-09
524AIKHUNIGBE ANTHONY MALIK2019-09-09
525ALHASSAN AKEJE UMAR2019-09-09
526OYETOLA MUYIWA ATOYEBI2019-09-09
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527Terkura Douglas Pepe, Esq2020
528Aliyu Omeza Saiki, Esq 2020
529Jacob Enunwe Ochidi, Esq 2020
530Abdulwahab Mohammed, Esq 2020
531Moses Alfred Ebute, Esq 2020
532Taiye Abimbola Oladipo, Esq 2020
533Mumuni Adebimpe Jimoh, Esq 2020
534Muhammadu Katu Sani Ndanusa 2020
535Mohammed Mohammed Ndarani, Esq 2020
536Gideon Musa Kuttu, Esq 2020
537Abdullahi Yahaya 2020
538Tijanni Alkali Gazali, Esq 2020
539Mella Audu Nunghe 2020
540Yusuf Nya Akirikwen 2020
541Yakubu Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba 2020
542Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Esq 2020
543Abdul Mohammed, Esq 2020
544Hussaini Zakariyau  2020
545Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala 2020
546Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Esq 2020
547 Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Esq 2020
548Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Esq 2020
549Afam Josiah Osigwe 2020
550Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa 2020
551Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, Esq 2020
552Lotanna Chuka Okoli, Esq 2020
553Tochukwu  Dominic Maduka 2020
554Chukwuemeka Obiajuru Nwagu 2020
555Henry Okechukwu Akunebu, Esq 2020
556Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, Esq 2020
557Boma Florence A. Alabi (Mrs) 2020
558Efefiom Otu Efiom Ekong 2020
559Lawrence Fubara Anga, Esq 2020
560Robert Egwuno Emukpoeruo, Esq 2020
561Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, Esq 2020
562Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Esq 2020
563Jean Chiazor Anishere (Ms) 2020
564Uzoma Henry Azikiwe 2020
565Osayaba Omorodion Giwa, Esq 2020
567Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, Esq 2020
568Babalola George Olatunde 2020
569Taiwo Johnson Kupolati, Esq 2020
570Obafemi  Anthony Adewale, Esq 2020
571Adedapo Osariuyime  Tunde-Olowu, Esq 2020
572Fatai-Ajibola Dalley, Esq 2020
573Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq 2020
574Bashorun Oluwatoyin Ajoke Ms 2020
575Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni Esq 2020
576Olusegun  Johnson Fabunmi, Esq 2020
577John Mofolorunsho  Majiyagbe, Esq 2020
578Funmilayo Adunni  Quadri 2020
579 Akinola Olugbenga Akintoye 2020
580Dada Adekunle Awosika 2020
581Remi Peter Olatubora, Esq 2020
582Festus Kayode Idepefo, Esq 2020
583Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Esq 2020
584Musibau Adetunbi, Esq 2020
585Mahmud Kola Adesina, ESQ 2020
586Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Esq 2020
587Oladapo Akande Akinosun, Esq 2020
588Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Esq 2020
589Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola, Esq 2020
590Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki 2020
591Prof  Bolaji Olufumunmileyi Owasanoye 2020
592Prof Erugo Sampson  2020
593Prof Oyewo Edward Oyelowo 2020
594Prof Sani Mohammad Adam 2020
595Prof  Zacheus Adangor 2020
596Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri 2020
597Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu 2020
598Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday 2020
599Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa 2020
600George Audu Anuga2021
601Simon Asember Lough 2021
602Eko Ejembi Eko 2021
603Ayo Abraham Olorunfemi 2021
604Reuben Okpanachi Atabo 2021
605John Ogwu Adele 2021
606Shaibu Enejoh Aruwa 2021
607Eyitayo Ayokunle Fatogun 2021
608Jacob Johnson Usman 2021
609Tajudeen Olaseni Oladoja 2021
610Salman Jawando Ayinla 2021
611Adeola Rasaq Omotunde 2021
612Mathew Gwar Bukka 2021
613Mohammed Ndayako 2021
614Hassan Usman El-Yakub 2021
615Ishaq Magaji Hussaini 2021
616Samuel Atung 2021
617Mohammed Abdulhamid 2021
618 Kabiru Aliyu 2021
619Mohammed Abdulaziz Sani 2021
620Uche Sunday Awa 2021
621Uchenna Chinyere Ihediwa 2021
622Philip Ndubuisi Umeh 2021
623Peter Aguigom Afuba 2021
624 Felix Anayo Onuzulike 2021
625Benjamin Chukwudi Uzuegbu 2021
626Benjamin Nworah Osaka 2021
627 Ikenna Okoli 2021
628Edwin Sunday Chukwujekwu Obiora 2021
629Emeka Jude-Philip Obegolu 2021
630 Clement Onwuenwunor 2021
631Chijioke Ogugua Precious Emeka2021
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632 Anthony Obinna Mogboh2021
633Victor Ugwuezumba Opara 2021
634Kamasuode Wodu 2021
635Charles Udoka Ihua-Maduenyi 2021
636Sammie Abiye Somiari 2021
637Ogaga Ovrawah 2021
638Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye 2021
639Ikeazor Ajovi Akaraiwe 2021
640Marcellous Eguvwe Oru 2021
641Mark Okebuinor Mordi 2021
642Ehiogie West-Idahosa 2021
643Fredricks Ebos Itula 2021
644Ibrahim Idris Agbomere 2021
645Anthony Ademuyiwa Adeniyi 2021
646Bolarinwa Olotu 2021
647Adekola Olawale Fapohunda 2021
648Adekunle Akanbi Ojo 2021
649Olaotan Olusegun Ajose-Adeogun 2021
650Rotimi Sheriff Seriki 2021
651Olukayode Oluwole Adeluola 2021
652Adeyinka Moyosore Kotoye 2021
653Oluwasina Olanrewaju Ogungbade 2021
654Afolabi Fatai Kuti. 2021
655Francis Omotosho 2021
656Ayodeji Adedipe. 2021
657 Adeleke Olaniyi Agbola 2021
658James Akingbola Akinola 2021
659Muritala Oladimeji Abdul-Rasheed 2021
660 Dauda Adekola Mustapha 2021
661Kazeem Adekunle Gbadamosi 2021
662Prof Bankole Akintoye Sodipo 2021
663Prof Christian Chizundu Wigwe 2021
664 Prof Ajagbe Toriola Oyewo 2021
665Prof Rasheed Jimoh Ijaodola 2021
666Prof Oluyinka Osayame Omorogbe 2021
667Dr Josephine Aladi Achor Agbonika 2021
668Dr Ibrahim Abdullahi 2021
669Prof Edoba Bright Omoregie 2021
670 Prof Abiola Olaitan Sanni 2021
Dr Anthony Ojukwu Okechukwu 2021

How many senior advocates are there in Nigeria?

According to the above list, there are currently 670 Senior Advocates in Nigeria. as we earlier stated, this list and figure were updated on the 28th of December 2021, which makes it the most updated on the internet today.

You can trust our data as they have been verified, and any name not on this list has not been conferred as SAN.

How to become a SAN in Nigeria – Requirements for Senior Advocate of Nigeria

SAN is an honorary rank/title that is conferred on deserving and distinguished legal practitioners in Nigeria. The title was first conferred on April 3, 1975, on chief F.R.A Williams and Dr. Nabo Graham-DOUGLAS. It is equivalent to the rank of Queens’s counsel in the United Kingdom and tends to admit members into the inner bar as opposed to the usual outer bar where other legal practitioners stay in court.

This title comes with respect and lots of prestige, which makes a lot wonder what it actually takes to be conferred with such a title.

I must tell you, the rules are strict, and they are made so as to preserve prestige on the title.

Checkout some of the requirements to attain the SAN title;

  • Applicants must be a citizen of Nigeria.
  • He must have practiced as a lawyer for at least a period of 10years
  • The applicant must be of good/impeccable character and integrity.
  • An applicant must register for the award with a non-refundable fee of 300 000 naira.
  • The applicant must submit to the legal practitioners’ privileges committee a list of 10 judges of the superior courts of record before whom he had appeared and argued important cases. The legal practitioners’ privileges committee will select any 3 of those judges to give testimonial statements about him.
  • He must also submit a list of colleagues with whom he has handled cases, 3 of whom will be selected to give testimonial statements.
  • An applicant must have had at least 8 judgments of the high court, 6 judgments of the court of appeal, and 3 judgments of the Supreme Court. But where he appeared only before the Supreme Court, he will be required to submit 6 judgments of the Supreme Court.
  • He must show evidence that he has been paying his practicing fee and membership dues to his local branch of the Nigerian Bar Association for at least a period of 10 consecutive years preceding the year of applying for the award.
  • He must also show evidence of the payment of income tax for at least 3years preceding his application.
  • The legal practitioners’ privileges committee has a duty to inspect the applicants firm in order to assess the size and quality of his library, the numbers and competence of his staff.
  • Applicants must show evidence of where he rendered pro bono cases as a form of community service.
  • If the applicant is an academic in law, he/she must submit at least 20 copies of outstanding legal works which are published to the committee.
  • The academic must show that his work was published by a reputable and a recognized publisher whose reputation shall be checked by the academic sub-committee of the legal practitioners’ privileges committee.

According to information sighted on LawCareNigeria;

Section 5(1) of the Act states that for a member of the legal profession to get the privilege award of the rank of a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), he must have achieved the following;

  • The applicant must be in full-time legal practice.
  • He must have distinguished themselves as an advocate.
  • Must have made a significant contribution to the development of the legal profession in Nigeria.
  • The rank can also in some exceptional cases be awarded to members of the legal profession who have distinguished themselves as academics by making substantial contributions to the practice of law, through teaching, research, and publications that have become a major source of reference by legal practitioners, judges, law teachers, and law students.
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