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Anambra Reps member goes amok with own thugs, inflicts injuries on constituent

The injured victim, Chinedu Anaukwu in a hospital bed. By Advocatenewsng.com POLITICIANS are at it again as Nigeria goes into another cycle of politicking in an election year. Like every other election cycle over the yeas, it has not been devoid of violence, maiming of citizens, attacks on innocent people and indeed, in several occasions, outright killings of opponents and other people who are critical of the particular politicians’ ambitions. Recent reports wafting from Kaduna, Katsina, Imo, Ebonyi, Enugu,…

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Court summons Emefiele over $53m Paris Club debt

Godwin Emefiele, CBN governor. By Advocatenewsng.com A Federal High Court, Abuja has summoned the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele, over a $53 million judgment debt arising from the Paris Club refund. In an application for garnishee made on October 20, 2022, Justice Inyang Ekwo, ordered Emefiele to appear on Wednesday, January 18 as the hearing date for the matter. Prior, on January 23, 2020, the court ruled that Emefiele must appear “to be examined on oath…

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Presidential election: Agbakoba writes INEC chairman, seeks S.134 of 1999 Constitution clarification

INEC chairman, Professor Yakubu. By Advocatenewsng.com AHEAD of the February 25, 2023 presidential election, a former president of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), and a front-line social and human rights advocate, Olisa Agbakoba, Ph.D, SAN, has addressed an open letter to the chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mamoud Yakubu seeking his attention to the interpretation of Section 134 of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), as it concerns the requirements a candidate for the office of…

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DSS allegedly takes over CBN, sacks Emefiele as governor

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. By Advocatenewsng.com THERE was confusion Monday afternoon at the Central Bank of Nigeria’s headquarters in Abuja as the embattled governor of the bank, Godwin Emefiele, resumed duty weeks after he left the country on alleged health grounds. Mr Emefiele has been out of the country for several weeks amidst fears he would be arrested by operatives of the State Security Service (SSS) who are investigating allegations against him, including corruption and terrorism financing, even though…

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Sharing formula will change to production formula for states, says Peter Obi

Mr. Peter Obi, Presidential standard bearer of Labour Party. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Presidential candidate of the Labour Party (LP), and two-term governor of Anambra State, Mr Peter Obi, recently visited Akwa Ibom State for his campaign. Speaking with newsmen before the campaign rally, he revealed his plans for Nigeria if elected president of Nigeria next month including the development of the Niger Delta region, and making Nigeria as a country to work again. We are talking about how we…

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CAC denies registering Wickedness Association of Nigeria

By Advocatenewsng.com THE Corporate Affairs Commission has dismissed a claim making rounds that it registered “Wickedness Association” as a business entity. Reacting to the viral “certificate of registration” containing the name of the business and the date it was registered as December 24, 2022, with registration number: BN 74101,  the Commission described it as forged. In a statement made available to newsmen on Tuesday and e-signed, the Commission said, “the name and object of the ‘association’ offend the provisions…

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Buhari begs NASS to approve CBN’s N22.7tr loan to FG as he signs N21.83tr 2023 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari, Nigeria. By Advocatenewsng.com PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has asked the National Assembly to reconsider its position on his request to pay an outstanding N22.7 trillion to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). He made the appeal on Tuesday when he signed the 2023 budget into law. The money, he had said, was taken by the federal government from the apex bank and it is the balance accumulated for over 10 years. PREMIUM TIMES reported how senators disagreed…

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How Lagos cop killed my 7-month pregnant wife – Lawyer’s husband

Late Bolanle Raheem and killer cop, Drambi Vandi • Killer policeman 33 years in service, Atiku, Sanwo-Olu, NBA fume By Advocatenewsng.com Gbenga Raheem, the husband of a female lawyer, Omobolanle, who was shot dead by an Assistant Superintendent of Police, Drambi Vandi, has narrated how his wife was killed. Gbenga spoke on Monday when sympathisers visited his house in the Ajah area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro had exclusively reported that Omobolanle was coming from an eatery with some…

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Court sacks ADC’s chair, Ralph Nwosu, NWC

Sacked ADC chairman, Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu. By Advocatenewsng.comA Federal High Court, Abuja, sitting before Justice Binta Nyako, today delivered judgment in favour of Kinglsey Temitope Ogga and other plaintiffs in suit No FHC/ABJ/CS/1541/2022, and barred the African Democratic Congress (ADC) and Chief Ralph Okey Nwosu from extending Nwosu’s tenure of office after it expired going by the extant provisions of the ADC Constitution. The court held that the party was bound by the extant provisions of its Constitution…

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Alleged terrorism financing: Court stops DSS from arresting CBN governor

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Chief Judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice John Tsoho, has rejected the suit filed by the Department of State Services to arrest governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Godwin Emefiele over terrorism financing charges. The Chief judge described the suit as an illegal operation and plot to deceive the court into granting a frivolous order to help them arrest and deprive an innocent man of his personal liberty. Delivering…

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