Funmi Falana, five other women make silk’s shortlisted list

Ogunsakin Mustapha
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Mrs Funmi Falana

Funmi, wife of human rights lawyer, Femi Falana SAN is one of the six women shortlisted for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee (LPPC) in an unprecedented move to admit women into the inner Bar.

It is the first time that such a number of women will be shortlisted for admittance to the prestigious rank. Others include Folashade Abosede Alli, Ngozi Chico Olehi, Olayemi Badewole, Prof Violet Aigbokhaevbo, and Prof Benedicta Lopez Daudu. While the first four are in practice, the two professors obviously ate in the academics.

LPPC had on Thursday released the shortlist of 69 senior lawyers to the rank of SAN.

LPPC by notice announced the shortlisting of Applicants who qualified after the Advocates 1st and 2nd Filtration Stages, Academic pre-qualification, Academic 2nd filtration Exercise, the Independent Appeals Hearing and Chambers Inspection Exercise, preparatory to the interview stage in the process for the conferment of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on the successful Applicants for the year 2023.

“All qualified shortlisted Applicants are graded under two-category systems by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee, namely Advocates and Academic Applicants respectively.

The shortlisted Applicants in the two categories are follows:

Mrs Funmi Falana

SHORTLISTED ADVOCATE APPLICANTS IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AT THE BAR

FELIX OTA OFFIA, ESQ

LAWRENCE BANKOLE FALADE, ESQ

KINGSLEY OSABUOHEIN OBAMOGIE, ESQ

FOLASHADE ABOSEDE ALLI, ESQ

ABIOLA ISIAQ OYEBANJI, ESQ

BOMO OLAKUNLE AGBEBI, ESQ

DANIEL OSINACH URUAKPA, ESQ

OSELOKA GODWIN OSUIGWE, ESQ

BABATUND E ADEOYE, ESQ

BABSEYI SIGISMUND JOSEPH, ESQ

EMMANUEL MOSES ENOIDEM, ESQ

KEHINDE OLUFEMI AINA, ESQ

NGOZI CHIDO OLEHI, ESQ

AARON CHILEOKWU OKOROMA, ESQ

IBRAHIM DALHATU ANGULU, ESQ

OLAYIWOLA EMMANUE L AFOLABI, ESQ

SULE SHU’AIBU,ESQ

ABIODUN OLANREWAJU OLALERU, ESQ

ALFRED OLUFEMI ATTEH, ESQ

KAZEEM ADEKUNL E SOBALOJU, ESQ

SHEHU WADAABDULLAHI, ESQ

BAMIDELE IBIRONKE OLAWOYE,ESQ

OLUWASEYILAYO AKINKUNMI OJO, ESQ

FUNMI FALANA, ESQ

FELIX TAMARA UDENKE MEFA OKOROTIE, ESQ

OLUWAGBENGA SEUN AJAYI, ESQ

FRIDAY RAMSES AKU ONOJA, ESQ

JOHN AGADA ELACHI, ESQ

BOLA RAZAQ GOLD, ESQ

PAUL KASIMANU WAMAD UEMENE, ESQ

RAFIU OYEYEMI BALOGUN, ESQ

OLUWOLE ALADEDOYE, ESQ

PAUL YN OSOBHASE ABHULIMEN, ESQ

JONATHAN TAIDI GUNU, ESQ

TOCHUKWU JUDE ONYIUKE, ESQ

OLUKAYODE ABRAHAM AJULO, ESQ

CHRISTPHER ADAPAR UMAR , ESQ

CHIBUEZE OGECHI OGBONNA,ESQ

YEMI ADEWALE M’SBAUDEEN ADESINA, ESQ

OMOYEMI LATEEF AKANGBE, ESQ

OLUMIDE AKIN WALE OLUJINMI , ESQ

MUSA ADAMU ALIYU, ESQ

FIDELIS CHUK WUNONYE MBADUGHA, ESQ

ONYEMAECHI CHKWUDI ADIUKWU, ESQ

IKECHUKWU PHILIP ONUOMA, ESQ

YAKUBU PHILEMON, ESQ

JOHNNY UGWUGWAYE AGIM, ESQ

ALIYU LEMU IBRAHIM, ESQ

ISAIAH BOZIMO, ESQ

PRISCA OZOILOESIKE, ESQ

YAHAYA DAN’ASABE DANGANA, ESQ

ADEOLA OLUWASEUN ADEDIPE, ESQ

ADEDAYO SAMUE LADEDEJI, ESQ

CHIKAOSOLU OJUKWU, ESQ

MUSAAHMED ATTAH, ESQ

AYOTUNDE FOLUSO OGUNLEYE, ESO

OLAYEMI BADEWOLE, ESQ

SHORTLISTED ACADEMIC APPLICANTS IN ORDER OF SENIORITY AT THE BAR

PROF. JOHN ALEWO AGBONIKA

PROF. OSY CHUKWU CHUKWUNYERE NWEBO

PROF. NLERUM SUNDAY OKOGBULE

PROF. NNAMDI ONYEKA OBIARAERI

PROF. MOHAMMED LAWAL AHMADU

PROF. NATHANIEL AHAGBUE INEGBEDION

PROF. VIOLET AIGBOKHAEVBO

PROF. BABATUNDE ADETUNJI ONI

PROF. CHIMA JOSEPHAT UBANYIONWU

PROF. GANIYU ADEYEMI OKE

PROF. BENEDICTA LOPEZ DAUDU

PROF. OMONIYI BUKOLA AKINOLA

“The General Public is at liberty to comment on the integrity, reputation, and competence of the above-listed Applicants.

Any complaint(s) presented to the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee must be accompanied by a verifying affidavit deposed to by the author before a Court of Record in Nigeria” the Notice reads.

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