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BREAKING: Again, court declines to grant Nnamdi Kanu bail

Mazi Nnamdi Kanu. A Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 dismissed a fresh application for bail by the detained leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, Nnamdi Kanu. The application was filed pending the determination of the treasonable felony charge against him by the Federal Government. Kanu, who is currently facing a seven-count charge, had in the application he filed through his team of lawyers led by Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN), also challenged the revocation of…

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Federal High Court orders uniform cut-off mark for all Unity Schools

By Advocatenewsng.com. A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has granted an order mandating the Federal Government to apply a uniform cut-off mark to all candidates seeking admission into Federal Government Colleges, also known as Unity Schools, irrespective of their states of origin.Trial judge, Justice John Tsoho, who is also the Chief Judge of the court in a landmark decision, declared as unconstitutional, the state-based admission inequality in Federal Government colleges.Former President of the Nigerian Bar Association, (NBA), and…

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Buhari swears in acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Ariwoola, as Tanko Muhammad bows out

Acting Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola (left), in a handshake with President Muhammadu Buhari after he was sworn in at the Council Chambers, State House, Abuja……… on Monday. By Advocatenewsng.com. WITH the sudden resignation of Justice Tanko Muhammad as the Chief Justice of Nigeria on Monday, perhaps due to a unanimous memo raised by 14 of his brother Justices accusing him for maladministration, financial misappropriation and outright corruption which are hampering the day to day running of the…

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LEDAP celebrates International Day for victims of torture, asks govt to implement SARS panel report

By Advocatenewsng.com. EVERY June 26, the world commemorates the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. It is a day set aside for stakeholders to raise critical awareness about torture and rally support for those who have experienced any form of torture, inhuman and degrading treatment and punishment by state actors. In commemoration of this year’s International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), has called on the Nigerian government to implement…

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NASRDA DG harps on space law for industry development

By Advocatenewsng.com. THE Director General of the National Space Research and Development Agency, NASRDA, Dr. Halilu Ahmad Shaba has called on legal practitioners within the Agency to update their knowledge in the field of space law which has a direct bearing on the development of the space industry in the country. Dr Shaba made this call during the inauguration of the committee on the implementation of the Memorandum of understanding MOU, signed with Olisa Agbokoba Legal on space regulation…

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S84(12) of Electoral Act stands, Supreme Court rules, dismisses Buhari’s suit

By Advocatenewsng.com. SUPREME Court of Nigeria on Friday June 24, 2022 looked the bull in the eye and asked it to stop forum shopping and face the facts about the enactment of Electoral Act, 2022 already signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari. The apex court while striking out the suit filed by Buhari and the Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, against the National Assembly which challenged the legality of section 84 (12) of the Electoral…

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BREAKING: Ike Ekweremadu, wife arrested, charged by UK Police for alleged organ harvesting attempt

Former Deputy Senate President, Barr. Ike Ekweremadu. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE United Kingdom Metropolitan Police have formally charged two Nigerians, a serving Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Ike Ekweremadu and his wife, Beatrice Nwanneka with conspiracy to facilitate travel of another person for organ harvesting. The suspects were arrested and charged over their plan to bring a child into the country to allegedly harvest the said child’s organs. The two arrested suspects were identified as Beatrice Nwanneka Ekweremadu,…

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Soyinka, nine others receive Cambridge University honorary degrees

Nobel Laureate, Professor Soyinka. By Advocatenewsng.com. Nobel Laureate, Professor Wole Soyinka, was, alongside nine others, conferred with a honorary degree from the University of Cambridge. One of the most prestigious honours in the world, the Cambridge varsity honorary degree is bestowed upon people “who have made outstanding achievements in their respective fields,” the varsity’s official site noted. The ceremony, which took place on Wednesday, was held at the varsity’s Senate House with over 400 staff, students and other guests…

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Obi visits Wike in Rivers amidst defection rumours

Governor Wike of Rivers State, (left), welcoming Labour Party presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi at the governor’s residence in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, visited the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike in Port Harcourt on Wednesday. The closed-door meeting lasted for a few hours at the governor’s private residence in Port Harcourt. Though the outcome of the meeting was not known, the two politicians were seen shaking hands in…

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‘Obidient’ Nigerians don’t want PDP, APC, says Obaseki

Governor Obaseki of Edo State. By Advocatenewsng.com. GOVERNOR of Edo State, Godwin Obaseki, has raised the alarm about the impact of the ‘Obidient’ movement on the chances of the ruling All Progressives Congress and Peoples Democratic Party at the 2023 presidency elections. The ‘Obidient’ movement refers to the supporters of the presidential candidate of Labour Party, Peter Obi. In a video published by the AIT, which has now gone viral, Obaseki noted that youths in Nigeria no longer want…

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