The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, is set to inaugurate 58 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday, November 27, within the main courtroom of the Supreme Court.
This event marks the commencement of the 2023/2024 legal year and includes the age-old tradition of a special court session where the CJN delivers a state-of-the-judiciary address that would highlight the performance of the Supreme Court in particular and the Nigerian judiciary in general in the 2022/2023 legal year.
The statement by the Director of Press and Information of the apex court, Dr. Akande Festus, indicated that speeches on the state of the justice sector will be presented by key stakeholders, including the Attorney General of the Federation, the Chairman of the Body of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (BOSAN), and the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) among others.
It will be recalled that 114 applications were received by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) for the award of the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2023.
Out of the number, 101 are advocates while 13 are academics.
Out of the 114 applications received, 58 candidates were successfully awarded the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria after a thorough screening process by the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee.