Charismatic overly suave Lagos lawyer, Festus Keyamo has yet again been sidelined for the rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
The popular Lagos lawyer was snubbed on Friday, July 10, when the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee conferred the rank on 21 lawyers, who were selected after an interview of the 50 shortlisted candidates held on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Keyamo, who was shortlisted for the final interview last year, was nowhere to be found on this year’s final list as the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court and Secretary to the LPPC, Ahmed Saleh, announced the name of the successful lawyers at a press conference.
The chosen lawyers include, National Legal Adviser of the All Progressives Congress, Dr. Muiz Banire, Dr. Oladapo Olanipekun, who is a son of a former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chief Wole Olanipekun, and Emeka Etiaba, a son of a former Deputy Governor of Anambra State, and Mrs. Virgy Etiaba.
Others include, Legal Services of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Ibrahim Bawa; Edward Ashiekaa, Benson Nwankwo, Joseph Bamigboye, Patrick Okolo, Prof. Maxwell Gidado, Dr. Tahir Mamman, Dr. Akinpelu Onigbinde, Samuel Zibiri, Adeniyi Adegbonmire, Aderibigbe Adedeji, Emmanuel Aguma, Abimbola Akeredolu, Olumuyiwa Akinboro, Gordy Uche, Uchechukwu Obi, Kehinde Eleja and Prof. Paul Idornigie.