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.