Chief Justice to swear-in Senior Advocates of Nigeria

Peter Bahago, Abuja


The Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad will swear-in 38 new lawyers to the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria on Monday 23rd September, 2019 at the  Supreme Court in Abuja, Nigeria.

The swearing-in ceremony is one of the programmes lined up to usher in the 2019/2020 legal year of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

The CJN will also deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address which is to highlight the performance of the Supreme Court, and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary in the outgoing 2018/2019 legal year.

Out  of the 117 legal practitioners that applied for the Rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria in 2019, 38 were successful at the end of the exercise. Out of this number, three are academics while 35 are advocates.

It would be recalled that the Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after a successful 2018/2019 legal year on Monday 29 July, 2019.