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Wike’s group pulls out of Atiku’s campaign council

Ex-VP, Atiku Abubakar (left), Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers and PDP chairman, Dr. Iyorchia Ayu. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE crisis rocking the nation’s main opposition party, Peoples Democratic Party deepened on Wednesday as Governor Nyesom Wike’s team reportedly pulled out of the campaign Council of the party’s presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar. This came following a meeting early on Wednesday morning in Port Harcourt, the Rivers State capital. Our correspondent gathered that members of the Rivers State Governor’s team vowed not…

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Royals’ grief for Queen shows through ceremonial pageantry

The Royal Family of late Queen Elizabeth 11. By Advocatenewsng.com. Queen Elizabeth’s closest relatives were ashen-faced throughout Monday’s solemn funeral rituals in London and Windsor, silently playing their parts in meticulously choreographed processions that nevertheless betrayed the high emotions of the day. Elizabeth’s son King Charles and his three younger siblings, Anne, Andrew and Edward, followed the gun carriage pulled by 142 Royal Navy sailors that bore the queen’s coffin to Westminster Abbey https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/westminster-abbey-traditional-church-royals-life-death-2022-09-18/ for her state funeral service….

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Nigerian Police, Benue Command invade seminar on ‘witchcraft beliefs, persecution of witches’, chase away attendees

Officers on mar operation. By Advocatenewsng.com. OPERATIVES of the Nigeria Police Force have reportedly invaded a seminar venue on “witch persecution” which held on Saturday in Makurdi, the Benue State capital.The executive director of Advocacy for Alleged Witches (AfWA), Dr Leo Igwe, confirmed the police invasion in a media release on Saturday, describing the action of the police as unacceptable more so when the Commissioner of Police in the state was duly invited for the programme.Igwe disclosed that all…

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UK Government publishes 56 dead Nigerians with unclaimed estates, assets

Some of the estates belonging to dead Nigerians. By Advocatenewsng.com. AT least 56 dead people of Nigerian descent reportedly left unclaimed estates in the United Kingdom, according to data published by the United Kingdom Government. One of the oldest identified Nigerians, identified as Mark N’wogo, died on December 9, 1992, in Surrey, United Kingdom, but the assets he left behind have gone unclaimed for nearly 30 years, which means that his properties would be surrendered to the British Government…

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ICPC uncovers N49.9bn ‘ghost’ workers’ salaries

Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission, Prof Bolaji Owasanoye. THE Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission on Thursday opened up that the N13.59trillion 2021 budget was padded by the various Ministries, Departments and Agencies, with duplicated projects worth N300b. The ICPC Chairman, Prof. Bolaji Owasanoye, during an interface with the Senate Committee on Finance, also disclosed that projects duplication worth N100billion were also inserted into the N17.12 trillion 2022 budget by some MDAs asides…

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King Charles III appears to signal an end to climate change activism

King Charles 111. By Advocatenewsng.com. OUTSPOKEN about the “existential” threat posed by climate change when he was Prince of Wales, King Charles III on Friday seemed to signal an effective end to his decades-long public advocacy for lowering greenhouse gas emissions, which are warming global temperatures. In his first speech as king, Charles pledged to uphold the constitutional principles that kept the sovereign, including his late mother, Queen Elizabeth II, from weighing in on what could be seen as…

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Court of Appeal at 45: A spotlight towards enhanced judicial prowess

Justice Monica Bolna-an Dongban-Mensem, President, Court of Appeal, Nigeria. LEGAL OPINION. By Barr Hafizu Isah. WHEN the Federal Court of Appeal was established in 1976 following Decree (now Cap. C36 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004) the aim was to help lighten the burden of the Supreme Court. In other words, it came to serve as a bridge between the Lower Courts and the Apex Court. Owing to the 31st December, 1983 Military Intervention and the promulgation of…

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Queen Elizabeth takes eternal rest after 96 years on earth

By Advocatenewsng.com. Queen Elizabeth II, the monarch of the United Kingdom and head of the Commonwealth, has proceeded to the eternal reals of existence at the age of 96, Buckingham Palace has just announced. The queen passed on Thursday as members of her immediate family rushed to her side, including her son and heir, Prince Charles. “The Queen passed on peacefully at Balmoral this afternoon,” the statement read. “The King and The Queen Consort will remain at Balmoral this…

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Lawyer gets five years jail term for drug trafficking

By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos, on Tuesday, sentenced a 26-year-old lawyer, Yetunde Sulaimon, to five years imprisonment for drug trafficking. Justice Daniel Osiagor handed down the sentence to the convict after she pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy and unlawful export of 1.10 kilograms of Cannabis Sativa. Earlier, when the convict was arraigned, the prosecutor, Mr. Abu Ibrahim, had told the court that the convict, who resided around Aguda, Surulere area of Lagos, was arrested…

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