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Nnamdi Kanu to remain in custody to attend trial, as court denies him bail

Mazi Kanu. By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court, Abuja, sitting before Justice Binta Nyako on Wednesday asked the Department of State Security Service (DSS), (The Secret Police), to return the self acclaimed leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, (IPOB) and the mastermind of the Eastern Security Network, (ESN), Mazi Nnamdi Kanu, to its detention facility after it roundly rejected his bail plea for a temporary freedom. The court which hinged its refusal on Kanu’s bail application, blamed it…

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Chinese plane crash which killed 132 in March caused by intentional act, say US officials

Investigators at the crash site. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE China Eastern Airlines plane crash that killed 132 people on board is believed to have been caused by an intentional act, according to U.S. officials who spoke to ABC News. The Boeing 737-800 passenger jet was flying from Kunming to Guangzhou on March 21 when it plunged into a mountainous area in Guangxi, China. All 123 passengers and nine crew members were killed. The officials who spoke to ABC News point…

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Flying Eagles Squad. Nigeria qualify for 2023 Africa U-20 Cup of Nations By Advocatenewsng.com. NIGERIA’s U20 boys, Flying Eagles, overpowered fit-fighting Ivory Coast in an explosive semi-final match to reach the final of the ongoing WAFU B U-20 Championship in Niamey. The late Tuesday night’s match 2-1 victory not only gave them a ticket to Saturday’s final match but also came a ticket to next year’s Africa Under-20 Cup of Nations scheduled for Egypt, NFF said in a statement…

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Presidency slams Northern Elders Forum over secession call

Garba Shehu, SSA to President Buhari on media and publicity. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Presidency, on Tuesday, slammed the Northern Elders Forum for what it called “delusional arrogance” over its call for some section of the country to secede. According to a statement signed by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, the Presidency insisted that only democratically elected leadership can take decisions that steer the nation, and no one else. The statement is…

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EFCC arrests Accountant-General for N80bn fraud

Ahmed Idris, AGF By Advocatenewsng.com. The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested the serving Accountant General of the Federation, Mr. Ahmed Idris, in connection with diversion of funds and money laundering activities to the tune of N80bn. The Spokesman for the EFCC, Wilson Uwujaren, said this in a statement on Monday titled, ‘EFCC arrests Ahmed Idris, Accountant General of the Federation, for N80bn Fraud’. According to the commission, Idris was arrested after failing to honour an invitation. The…

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ABU postgraduate student withdraws admission to protest Deborah’s gruesome murder

Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education. By Advocatenewsng.com. A postgraduate student of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, Mr. Oyeniyi Oyewole Iwakun has written a strong worded letter to the Vice Chancellor of the institution announcing his withdrawal from the university in protest of the gruesome murder of the second year student of Shehu Shagari College of Education, Sokoto, Miss Deborah Samuel by her colleagues over alleged blasphemy of Prophet Muhammad. Mr. Iwakun whose admission number is P21SSPS8018 in…

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Nigeria appoints Jose Peseiro as new Super Eagles coach

Coach Peseiro of Portugal. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) has announced José Santos Peseiro as the new Head Coach of the Super Eagles, the country’s senior men’s national team.The NFF announced the appointment on Sunday, saying his appointment is with immediate effect but subject to the signing of agreed terms between the coach and the football federation. The NFF said Mr Peseiro, 62, will take charge of the Super Eagles starting with friendlies with Mexico and Ecuador…

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President Buhari sends forth ambitious ministers, urges capable one to succeed him

President Buhari (centre) with outgoing ministers at the Council Chambers, Abuja…..today, May 13, 2022. By Advocatenewsng.com. President Muhammadu Buhari met with the outgoing members of his cabinet today, May 13, 2022 who are vying for various electoral offices in next year’s general elections. In a valedictory speech to the nine of them who were present at the Council Chambers, the President thanked them for their contributions to his administration and wished them well in their future political endeavours, adding…

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2023: Nigerians having heart attacks over my ambition, says Emefiele after meeting Buhari

CBN Governor, Emefiele (left) in a heart to heart chat with President Buhari. By Advocatenewsng.com. The Central Bank Governor, Mr Godwin Emefiele, said his fate is still being decided as regards the controversy surrounding his rumoured presidential bid. When newsmen approached him on Thursday after meeting with the President Muhammadu Buhari  in Abuja with the notion that his current position as a presidential aspirant and the CBN governor is a major point of concern for Nigerians and even the…

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Section 84 (8) of Electoral Act, 2022 as politicians’ albatross ahead of party primaries, 2023 general elections

Mr. A.J. Owonikoko, SAN, FCArb. LEGAL OPINION. By Abiodun Owonikoko. At our law firm’s Weekly Chambers meeting last week Thursday 5th Inst , we took time to analyze section 84 of the Electoral Act , 2022.  The choice of that section for intellectual interrogation was deliberate . It was in acknowledgment of the onset of phase 1 in the 2023 elections cycle – the 2nd will be due in earnest after the general elections in 2023.  A brand new legislation…

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