CJN to swear in 58 new SANs Nov 27, as Supreme Court marks legal year

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Olukayode Ariwoola, will on November 27, swear in 58 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SANs.

The Supreme Court made the disclosure in a statement that was signed and made available to newsmen on Sunday by its Director, Press & Information, Dr. Akande Festus.

According to the statement, the new silks would be inaugurated, as part of programmes that have been lined up to formally herald the 2023/2024 legal year of the apex court.


“In line with our age-long tradition, during the special court session, the Chief Justice of Nigeria, will deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address, with a view to highlighting the performance of the Supreme Court in particular, and the Nigerian Judiciary in general, in the 2022/2023 legal year.

The total number of qualified Applicants shortlisted after the Advocates 1st and 2nd Filtration Stages, Academic Pre-qualification, Academic 2nd Filtration Exercise, the Independent Appeals Hearing and Chambers Inspection Exercises, etc., was 69; comprising 57 advocates and 12 academics.


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