Kemi Nelson, Ikeja Progressives eForum celebrate B.K. Ogala for Senior Advocate Of Nigeria enlistment (FULL LIST)

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Southwest Women Leader, Chief Mrs. Kemi Nelson led the array of congratulatory messages posted on Ikeja Progressives eForum whatsApp group as members of the platform joined her on Saturday in celebrating the enlistment of Barrister Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq Senior Advocate of Nigeria on Friday.
Barrister Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq

The All Progressives Congress (APC) Southwest Women Leader, Chief Mrs. Kemi Nelson led the array of congratulatory messages posted on Ikeja Progressives eForum whatsApp group as members of the platform joined her on Saturday in celebrating the enlistment of Barrister Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq Senior Advocate of Nigeria on Friday.

B.k. Ogala as he is fondly called was named alongside the chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices And Other Related Offences Commission, ICPC, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye and 70 other lawyers named by the Legal Practitioner’s Privilege Committee (LPPC) on Friday.

File Photo: Barr BK Ogala and the National Leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu.

Chief Mrs. Nelson posted on the group timeline; “Congratulations to the newest SAN. We are proud of you BK” averred the amiable Yeye-Sewa of Lagos.

According to report, a total of 137 lawyers were shortlisted for the rank in 2020 — with 116 advocate applicants and 21 academic applicants. Of the 137 candidates shortlisted, 72 were successful, while 60 did not make the cut.

Owasanoye was shortlisted as one of the academic applicants, following his standing as a professor of law across major universities across the world.

The 2020 list of successful applicants doubles the numbers recorded for 2019 when Festus Keyamo, minister of state for Niger Delta; and Akinlolu Osinbajo, brother to the vice-president and the longest-serving attorney general in Ogun state history, were among only 30 successful candidates.

LIST OF SUCCESSFUL SAN APPLICANTS 2020

  1. Terkura Douglas Pepe, Esq
  2. Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq
  3. Jacob Enunwe Ochidi, Esq
  4. Abdulwahab Mohammed, Esq
  5. Moses Alfred Ebute, Esq
  6. Taiye Abimbola Oladipo, Esq
  7. Mumuni Adebimpe Jimoh, Esq
  8. Muhammadu Katu Sani Ndanusa
  9. Mohammed Mohammed Ndarani, Esq
  10. Gideon Musa Kuttu, Esq
  11. Abdullahi Yahaya
  12. Tijanni Alkali Gazali, Esq
  13.  Mella Audu Nunghe
  14.  Yusuf Nya Akirikwen
  15. Yakubu Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba
  16. Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Esq
  17.  Abdul Mohammed, Esq
  18. Hussaini Zakariyau
  19. Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala
  20. Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Esq
  21.  Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Esq
  22. Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Esq
  23.  Afam Josiah Osigwe
  24.  Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa
  25. Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, Esq
  26. Lotanna Chuka Okoli, Esq
  27. Tochukwu  Dominic Maduka
  28.  Chukwuemeka Obiajuru Nwagu
  29. Henry Okechukwu Akunebu, Esq
  30. Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, Esq
  31.  Boma Florence A. Alabi (Mrs)
  32.  Efefiom Otu Efiom Ekong
  33.  Lawrence Fubara Anga, Esq
  34.  Robert Egwuno Emukpoeruo, Esq
  35.  Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, Esq
  36. Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Esq
  37. Jean Chiazor Anishere (Ms)
  38.  Uzoma Henry Azikiwe
  39.  Osayaba Omorodion Giwa, Esq
  40.  Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, Esq
  41.  Babalola George Olatunde
  42.  Taiwo Johnson Kupolati, Esq
  43.  Obafemi  Anthony Adewale, Esq
  44.  Adedapo Osariuyime  Tunde-Olowu, Esq
  45.  Fatai-Ajibola Dalley, Esq
  46.  Aliyu Omeza Saiki, Esq
  47. Bashorun Oluwatoyin Ajoke Ms
  48. Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni Esq
  49.  Olusegun  Johnson Fabunmi, Esq
  50.  John Mofolorunsho  Majiyagbe, Esq
  51.  Funmilayo Adunni  Quadri
  52.  Akinola Olugbenga Akintoye
  53. Dada Adekunle Awosika
  54. Remi Peter Olatubora, Esq
  55. Festus Kayode Idepefo, Esq
  56. Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Esq
  57. Musibau Adetunbi, Esq
  58. Mahmud Kola Adesina, ESQ
  59. Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Esq
  60. Oladapo Akande Akinosun, Esq
  61. Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Esq
  62. Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola, Esq

ACADEMICS

  1. Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki
  2. Prof  Bolaji Olufumunmileyi Owasanoye
  3. Prof Erugo Sampson
  4. Prof Oyewo Edward Oyelowo
  5.  Prof Sani Mohammad Adam
  6.  Prof  Zacheus Adangor
  7. Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri
  8. Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu
  9. Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday
  10. Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa
Total
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