Radical Lagos lawyer, Mr. Festus Keyamo and 22 others, have been shortlisted by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee for an interview preparatory to the award of the rank of the Senior Advocate of Nigeria on them.
The names of shortlisted candidates were contained in a statement on Tuesday by the Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary to the LPPC, Mr. Sunday Olorundahunsi.
According to Olorundahunsi, the interview would take place on July 8 and 9, 2014.
Apart from Keyamo, others shortlisted candidates are Gerald- Godwin Ezeuko (Jnr), Samuel Zibiri, Dr. Joshua Olukayode Olatoke, Dr. Adewale Adedamola Olawoyin, Olusola Olaseni Idowu, Chukwudi Obieze, Kevin Chukwudi Nwufo and Chief Wale Taiwo,
They also include Dr. Theophilus Akinpelu Onigbinde, Teslim Busari, Olatunde Oluranti Adejuyigbe, Richard Ayodele Akintunde, and Sylvanus Ogwemoh.
Others are Adewale Adesokan, Tawo Tawo, Andrew Igbokwe, Chike Onyemenam, Fredson Chijioke Okoli, Dr. Amuda-Kannike Abiodun, Oluwakemi Balogun, Ahamefula Ikechukwu Ejelam, and Hakeem Afolabi Olatunde.
The LPPC enjoined the general public to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence of the shortlisted applicants on or before July 7, 2014.
The statement reads, “This serves to notify the general public that the under listed applicants have been found worthy to attend the interview preparatory to the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, 2014.
“The interview dates shall be on the 8th and 9th July, 2014. The general public is at liberty to comment on the integrity, reputation and competence of any of the applicants. Such comments if any shall reach the undersigned on or before 7th of July, 2014”.
In the same vein, the LPPC has threatened to withdraw the SAN rank of a lawyer, Mr. Jadegoke Badejo, if he did not desist from engaging in “professional misconduct”.
The committee said upon investigating a petition against Badejo, it decided to warn him against unprofessional practices.