The Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) Lagos Branch, Mr. Ikechukwu Uwanna, has congratulated 14 members of the branch who were yesterday conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
A similar message by Mrs. Josephine Akinwunmi (FCIArb), the Branch Secretary of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria Branch noted that 20 members of the global body were also conferred with the coveted rank.
Meanwhile, the pioneer Chairman of the NBA Section on Public Interest and Development Law (SPIDEL), Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama (SAN) has congratulated the former Head of Chambers of J-K Gadzama LLP, Mr. Fred Itula SAN and other awardees on their elevation to the new rank.
Below are the statements:
14 MEMBERS OF THE NBA LAGOS BRANCH CONFERRED WITH THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA
The Chairman of the NBA Lagos Branch, Mr. Ikechukwu Uwanna, on behalf of all Executive Committee members and all members of the Branch, congratulates the 14 members of the Branch conferred with the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria today, 8th December, 2021. They include:
- Prof Bankole Akintoye Sodipo SAN
- Prof Abiola Olaitan Sanni SAN
- Ayo Abraham Olorunfemi SAN
- Mathew Gwar Bukka SAN
- Philip Ndubuisi Umeh SAN
- Ikenna Okoli SAN
- Chijioke Ogugua Precious Emeka SAN
- Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye SAN
- Mark Okebuinor Mordi SAN
- Olaotan Olusegun Ajose-Adeogun SAN
- Olukayode Oluwole Adeluola SAN
- Afolabi Fatai Kuti SAN
- Adeleke Olaniyi Agboola SAN
- James Akingbola Akinola SAN
Their elevation is a testament to their hardwork, leadership and contributions to the development of legal practice in Nigeria. We wish them well in all their future endeavors.
TWENTY-ONE MEMBERS OF THE CIARB NIGERIA BRANCH SWORN-IN AS SENIOR ADVOCATES OF NIGERIA
The Executive Committee, Staff and entire members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, (CIArb) Nigeria Branch congratulate our Branch Chairman, Chief J. Akingbola Akinola, SAN, C.Arb and twenty (20) of our members on their elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria, (SAN). They are Ikenna Okoli, SAN, FCIArb, Emeka Jude-Philip Obegolu, SAN, FCIArb, Mark Okebuinor Mordi, SAN, FCIArb, Marcellous Eguvwe Oru, SAN, FCIArb, Charles Dumbiri Mekwunye, SAN, FCIArb, Kazeem Adekunle Gbadamosi, SAN, MCIArb, Bolarinwa Olotu, SAN, MCIArb, Olaotan Olusegun Ajose-Adeogun, SAN, MCIArb, Rotimi Sheriff Seriki, SAN, MCIArb, Ayodeji Adedipe, SAN, MCIArb and Eko Ejembi Eko, SAN, MCIArb. Others include Eyitayo Ayokunle Fatogun, SAN, MCIArb and Mohammed Ndayako, SAN, MCIArb, Chijioke Ogugua Precious Emeka, SAN, MCIArb, Charles Udoka Ihua-Maduenyi, SAN, ACIArb, Sammie Abiye Somiari, SAN, ACIArb, Ogaga Ovrawah, SAN, ACIArb, Ikeazor Ajovi Akaraiwe, SAN, ACIArb, Muritala Oladimeji Abdul-Rasheed, SAN, ACIArb and Dr. Josephine Aladi Achor Agbonika, SAN, ACIArb.
We believe that their elevation is a result of their hard work and dedication.
Once again, we congratulate them on their elevation to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).
Mrs. Josephine Akinwunmi, FCIArb
FORMER HEAD OF CHAMBERS, MAIDUGURI OFFICE OF J-K GADZAMA LLP, FRED ITULA AND OTHER DISTINGUISHED LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ASCEND THE RANK OF SENIOR ADVOCATE OF NIGERIA
The apex court on Wednesday, 8th of December, 2021 conferred the revered status of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on seventy-two candidates who emerged successful from the screening exercise. Amongst these, ten were from the academics whilst sixty-two were advocates.
Fred Itula, SAN who was formerly the Head of Chambers in the Maiduguri Office of J-K Gadzama LLP where he worked assiduously and handled a plethora of high profile cases on behalf of the firm, was one of the advocate conferees.
In view of this, the Principal Founding Partner of J-K Gadzama LLP, Chief Joe-Kyari Gadzama, OFR, MFR, SAN on Wednesday, 8th of December, 2021 extended warm congratulations to his former Head of Chambers, Maiduguri Office, Fred Itula, SAN and other distinguished Learned Silks upon their elevation into the coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
Learned Silk, Joe-Kyari Gadzama, heartily welcomed the new Silks to the Inner Bar and wished them a fruitful and purposeful experience in their respective career pursuits whilst urging them to continue to elicit aspirations towards maintaining the nobility and eminence of the exalted rank. He further wished them higher heights and greater accomplishments in their future professional and personal endeavors.
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