Seventeen Nigerian lawyers, including Ms. Olufunke Aboyade, an Editor at Thisday Newspapers, the Attorney General of Enugu State, Mr. Anthony Ikechukwu Ani and notable lawyer to Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Godwin Odumu Obla were on Friday appointed as Senior Advocates of Nigeria.
Also on the list is Victoria Olufunmilayo Awomolo, wife of Adegboyega Awomolo, who became a SAN in 1992. Victoria was a 1981 Chemistry graduate of the University of Benin and even taught the subject for a decade at Queens College Ilorin, before going to read law at the University of Ibadan. She and her husband
The Secretary of the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee, Mr Sunday Olorundahunsi who announced the names of the new SANs said they would be inaugurated at a date to be announced later.
Other are Adele Eberechi, Olumide Sofowora, Uko Udom, Suraj Sa’Eda, Anthony Anaenugwu, Joe Abrahams, Akinlolu Timothy Kehinde, Prof Lawrence Asekome Atsegbua, Biriyai Dmabo, Chukwuma-Machukwu Ume, Olalekan Fatai Yusuf, Moyosore Jubril Onigbanjo, Aliyu Maitasamu Abdullahi and Victoria Olufunmilayo Awomolo.
Prior to their emergence, they were among the 44 senior lawyers short-listed for interview for the award. [PMNews]