Thursday, July 12, 2012

Femi Falana, Nigeria’s rights lawyer becomes SAN

Mr Femi Falana, a Nigerian lawyer and human rights activist, alongside 24 others has been elevated to the elite lawyers’ rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, by the Legal Practitioners Privileges committee.
The elevation was endorsed at its meeting held today at the Supreme Court complex in Abuja, in accordance with the provisions of the Legal Practitioners’ Act 2004. Congratulations to Mr. Femi Falana, SAN.
The other new entrants are Professor Yemi Akinseye- George, a lecturer at the University of Ibadan, Professor Dakas Clement James Dakas, Joy Okungbowa Adesina, Chief Mrs. Connie – Jeanne Aremu, Mahmud Abubakar Magaji, Ogwu James Onoja, Garuba Usman Tetengi, Henry Oghogho Ogbodu, Selekeowei Larry, Abenny O. Mohammed and Charles Nwanne Obishai.
Others are Luke Chukwudi Illogu, Francis Chuka Agbo, Paul C. Ananaba, Akinlaja Dayo Moses, Ahmed Raji, Adekunle Theophilus Oyesanya, Rotimi Oluseyi Oguneso, Oluseye Samuel Opasanya, Aderoja Claudius Olumiyiwa, Aliyu Umar, Illo Katune Sanusi, Rotimi Jacobs and Ndukwe A. Nnawuchi.
Their swearing in will be announced later.
Falana, whose elevation was for many years, being anticipated was the former president of the National Association of Democratic Lawyers and he is also a former chairman of the West African Bar Association, WABA.
He is also a politician having contested and lost the governorship election of Ekiti State in 2007 on the ticket of the National Conscience Party.

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