The 72 lawyers, who are successful applicants for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) this year, would be formally conferred with the title at a ceremony scheduled for December 8 at the Supreme Court, Abuja.

The Director of Press and Information, the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Dr. Festus Akande said, in a statement, that the event was part of activities to formally herald the court’s new legal year.

The statement reads: “The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Dr. Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad, CFR, will confer the highly coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria on 72 senior lawyers on Wednesday, 8th December 2021 at the main Courtroom of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

“The swearing-in ceremony is one of the several programmes outlined to officially herald the 2021/2022 legal year of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, even though the Court has already commenced sitting in this new legal year since Monday, 13th September 2021.

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