By Vivian Okejeme, Abuja
The Chief Justice of Nigeria(CJN), Justice Ibrahim Muhammad Tanko, will Monday, 23rd September, swear-in 38 new Senior Advocates of Nigeria(SAN)
In a statement released by the Director, Press and Information, Dr. Akande Festus, the swearing-in ceremony is one of the several programmes lined up to herald the 2019/2020 legal year of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
According to him, the CJN will as well on that day, deliver a state-of-the Judiciary address to highlight the performance of the Supreme Court, and by extension, the Nigerian Judiciary in the outgoing 2018/2019 legal year.
It will be recalled that 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 rigorous exercise.
Out of this number, three are academics while 35 are advocates.
The Supreme Court commenced its annual vacation after a remarkably successful 2018/2019 legal year on Monday 29 July, 2019.