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MUSIBAU ADETUNBI(SAN ): CELEBRATING A NEW SILK FROM EDE MAPO AROGUN

The people of Ede Kingdom, in Osun State has been celebrating one of their own ,Barrister Musibau Adetunbi Esq who has just been conferred with the prestigious rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) along with other 71 members of the learned body.

Drums are being rolled for Barrister Musibau Adetunbi to thank God for his new achievement and attainment, and to also welcome him into the league of other Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) from the ancient city of Ede.

Musibau Adetunbi is the Principal Legal officer of Musibau Adetunbi & Co (Raji Chambers) with its Head Office at 38 Ladoke Akintola, New Bodija, Ibadan, Oyo State. Musibau Adetunbi & Co, (Raji Chambers) – is a full-service law firm, providing comprehensive legal services to leading multinational and Nigerian companies, international and Nigerian financial institutions, international organizations, regulatory agencies and governments‎.

Felicitating with the new Senior Legal Practitioner, the erudite Professor of Intellectual History and Executive Director of Center for Black Culture and International Understanding, Professor Siyan Oyeweso, said that the conferment of SAN on barrister Adetunbi is well deserved for his professionalism and admitted that the glory is not only for Ede Kingdom but for entire Osun State.

Professor Oyeweso, an indigene of Ede and a distinguished alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife couldn’t hide his mood of happiness that Barrister Musibau Adetunbi makes Ede Kingdom and Obafemi Awolowo University proud.

Ede Kingdom has been known for Academic and professional excellence for so long a time with records of having her sons and daughters attaining one zenith position or the other in their chosen careers on annual basis. The new silk, Musibau Adetunbi (SAN) is from Jagun Olukosi Compound, Ede.

Barrister Adetunbi (SAN) is one of the Seventy-Two (72) high ranking Legal practitioners recently conferred with the silk title by the Legal Practitioners Privileges Committee. The conferment of the highly coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria underscores professionalism and performance as a learned advocate and a respected legal luminary of distinction.

As at November 2020, Nigeria has produced a total of 598 Senior Advocates of Nigeria since the title was first conferred on April 3, 1975. According to report, a total of 137 Lawyers were shortlisted for the rank of Senior Advocates of Nigeria in 2020 – with 166 advocate applicants and 21 academic applicants. Of the 137 candidates shortlisted, 72 were successful, while 60 did not make the cut. Musibau Adetunbi was shortlisted as one of the advocate applicants following his standing as a distinguished Legal practitioner over the years. Prior to 2020, Ede had earlier produced two Senior Advocates of Nigeria in persons of Dr. Ismail Abiodun Layonu (2009) and Chief Yomi Aliyu (2017).

Musibau Adetunbi, a distinguished Alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, also holds B.L, Nigeria Law School and MCIArb, United Kingdom. He is also a proud member of such professional bodies as the Nigeria Bar Association, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), International Bar Association and Commonwealth Lawyers Association. He is a Chartered Arbitrator, Federal Attorney, and Litigator among others.

Eulogizing  barrister Adetunbi further, Professor Oyeweso said: “There is no doubt that our new silk is an experienced legal practitioner in complex criminal or civil cases in several areas of law such as banking, criminal law, election-petition, real estate, maritime, arbitration, customary law, law of tort and intellectual property. His exploits in litigation has earned him several favourable judgments in all the superior courts of record in Nigeria. He has equally been highly commended by all these courts. Adetunbi’s experience and knowledge is however not limited to litigation; as he equally solves tasking non-litigation legal problems with ease of simple arithmetic. His passion in ensuring that complex legal problems are tackled with full commitment and dedication is adjudged excellent by his legal colleagues.”

All hail the New Silk, Musibau Adetunbi Esq. Ede is proud of you and considers you as one of her worthy ambassadors. Osun State, your state of birth rejoices with you on the attainment of the highest coveted rank of Senior Advocate of Nigeria. Nigeria is also proud of you.

The 2020 list of Successful Senior Advocates of Nigeria applicants
1. Terkura Douglas Pepe, Esq
2. Babatunde Kohn Kwame Ogala, Esq
3. Jacob Enunwe Ochidi, Esq
4. Abdulwahab Mohammed, Esq
5. Moses Alfred Ebute, Esq
6. Taiye Abimbola Oladipo, Esq
7. Mumuni Adebimpe Jimoh, Esq
8. Muhammadu Katu Sani Ndanusa
9. Mohammed Mohammed Ndarani, Esq
10. Gideon Musa Kuttu, Esq
11. Abdullahi Yahaya
12. Tijanni Alkali Gazali, Esq
13.  Mella Audu Nunghe
14.  Yusuf Nya Akirikwen
15. Yakubu Abdullahi Hussaini-Ruba
16. Nasiru Adamu Aliyu, Esq
17.  Abdul Mohammed, Esq
18. Hussaini Zakariyau
19. Uwadiogbu Sonny Ajala
20. Ukachi Fredrick Onuobia, Esq
21.  Joseph Nnabuezeh Mbadugha, Esq
22. Chukwudi Chudi Obieze, Esq
23.  Afam Josiah Osigwe
24.  Ejike Chukwugekwu Ezenwa
25. Chukwuka Nwabueze Ikwuazom, Esq
26. Lotanna Chuka Okoli, Esq
27. Tochukwu  Dominic Maduka
28.  Chukwuemeka Obiajuru Nwagu
29. Henry Okechukwu Akunebu, Esq
30. Uwemedimo Thomas Nwoko, Esq
31.  Boma Florence A. Alabi (Mrs)
32.  Efefiom Otu Efiom Ekong
33.  Lawrence Fubara Anga, Esq
34.  Robert Egwuno Emukpoeruo, Esq
35.  Peter Adogbejire Mrakpor, Esq
36. Richard Oma Ahonaruogho, Esq
37. Jean Chiazor Anishere (Ms)
38.  Uzoma Henry Azikiwe
39.  Osayaba Omorodion Giwa, Esq
40.  Yusuf Asamah Kadiri, Esq
41.  Babalola George Olatunde
42.  Taiwo Johnson Kupolati, Esq
43.  Obafemi  Anthony Adewale, Esq
44.  Adedapo Osariuyime  Tunde-Olowu, Esq
45.  Fatai-Ajibola Dalley, Esq
46.  Aliyu Omeza Saiki, Esq
47. Bashorun Oluwatoyin Ajoke Ms
48. Olumide Folarin-David Ayeni Esq
49.  Olusegun  Johnson Fabunmi, Esq
50.  John Mofolorunsho  Majiyagbe, Esq
51.  Funmilayo Adunni  Quadri
52.  Akinola Olugbenga Akintoye
53. Dada Adekunle Awosika
54. Remi Peter Olatubora, Esq
55. Festus Kayode Idepefo, Esq
56. Rasheed Okiki Adegoke, Esq
57.  Musibau Adetunbi, Esq
58. Mahmud Kola Adesina, ESQ
59. Isiaka Abiola Olagunju, Esq
60. Oladapo Akande Akinosun, Esq
61. Nureini Soladoye Jimoh, Esq
62. Oluseun Mobolaji Abimbola, Esq

ACADEMICS
1. Prof Afeisimi Dominic Badaiki
2. Prof.  Bolaji Olufumunmileyi Owasanoye
3. Prof Erugo Sampson
4. Prof Oyewo Edward Oyelowo
5.  Prof Sani Mohammad Adam
6.  Prof.  Zacheus Adangor
7. Prof Festus Oghenemaro Emiri
8. Prof Joseph Efeyemineni Abugu
9. Prof Sunday Damilola Sunday
10. Dr Omoh-Eboh Omgbai Ikheowa

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