Meet Muyiwa Atoyebi, Nigeria’s youngest SAN ever at 34

Meet Muyiwa Atoyebi, Nigeria’s youngest SAN ever at 34

A graduate of the University of Ilorin, Muyiwa Atoyebi is among the 38 lawyers to be conferred with the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Aged 3

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A graduate of the University of Ilorin, Muyiwa Atoyebi is among the 38 lawyers to be conferred with the senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN) title. Aged 34, Muyiwa Atoyebi is the youngest Nigerian lawyer elevated to that height.

SAN is conferred on Nigerian lawyers who have practiced for not less than 10 years, and have achieved distinction in the profession.

A managing partner at Omaplex law firm, Muyiwa is in charge of the firm’s government business practice as well as litigation, international dispute resolution, maritime and shipping law amongst others. He is presently a team leader of the Emerging Areas of Practice of the Firm, which focuses on public expenditure management, project and corporate finance, privatization, general corporate governance, compliance, obtaining practicing licenses and approval by regulatory agencies. He is a trusted advisor to many government agencies and international organizations including CBN, NPF, Nigerian Military e.t.c.

In a statement, Hadizatu Mustapha, secretary of the Legal Practitioners’ Privileges Committee (LPPC) said the new SANs would be sworn in during the 2019/2020 new legal year of the supreme court in September.

Below are the names of the new SANs:

  1. Adedoyin Oyinkan Rhodes-Vivour
  2. Abdullahi Haruna
  3. Manga Muhammed Nurudeen
  4. Adedayo Toba Apapta
  5. John Onuegbulam Asoluka
  6. Adedokun Mathew Makinde
  7. Daniel Chukwudi Enwelum
  8. Emmanuel Adeyeye Oyebanji
  9. Tuduru Uchendu Ede
  • Abdul Olajide Ajana
  • Ama Vemaark Etuwewe
  • Oladipo Adekorede Olasope
  • Leslie Arthur Olutayo Nylander
  • Olusegun Oyediran Fowowe
  • Andrew Essien Hutton
  • Olukayode Abayomi Enitan
  • Paul Harris Adakole Ogbole
  • Olaniyi Maruph Olopade
  • Samuel Ngozi Agweh
  • Olusegun Omoniyi Jolaawo
  • Alphonsus Okoh Alubo
  • Ayo Asala
  • Abiodun Adediran Olatunji
  • Olumide Andrew Aju
  • Chimezie Victor Chikwem Ihekweazu
  • Mamman Lawan
  • Uchefula Ugonna Chikwumaeze
  • Ebun-Olu Samuel Adegboruwa
  • Usman Ogwu Sule
  • Safiya Umar Badamasi
  • Echezona Chukwudi Etiaba
  • Godwin Osemeahon Omoaka
  • Emeka Onyemaechi Ozoani
  • Alexander Chukwudi Ejesieme
  • Jephthah Chikodi Njikonye
  • Aikhunegbe Anthony Malik
  • Alhassan Akeje Umar
  • Oyetola Muyiwa Atoyebi