CJN Swears in 72 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria

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The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Tanko Muhammad, on Wednesday, swore in 72 legal practitioners recently elevated to the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN).

The ceremony which took place at the main courtroom of the Supreme Court in Abuja marked the commencement of a new legal year for the apex court.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that out of the 159 senior lawyers that applied for the rank during the year, 72 made the list, of which 10 are academic appointees and 62 advocate appointees.

The CJN admonished them to forge ahead with the right mindset and disposition to attain more impactful results.

He said the Supreme Court and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary had fared well in the outgone legal year even though the horizon was roughened by overwhelming challenges.

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