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Lagos court convicts cosmetic surgeon, Adepoju over client’s death

The convicted cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Adepoju. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Federal High Court sitting in Lagos State has convicted a medical doctor and founder of MedContour Services Ltd., Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, who conducted a failed plastic surgery that resulted in the death of one Nneka Onwuzuligbo in 2020, FIJ reports. This was disclosed by a former Director-General of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Babatunde Irukera on Friday. In his tweet, Irukera, tweeting as #TundeIrukera, wrote, “Today is a…

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NLC, TUC protesters reject NERC chairman’s appeal, insist on reversal of tariff hike

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress blocked the entrance of the headquarters of the Nigerian Electricity Distribution Company over the Band A tariff hike in Abuja on Monday. By Advocatenewsng.com Protesters under the umbrella of the Organised Labour on Monday rejected the appeal by the Chairman of the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission, Sanusi Garba, to go back to the “drawing board”. Garba, while addressing the protesters at the NERC Headquarters in Abuja, noted that…

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Senate makes drug trafficking capital offence, convicts to die by hanging

Nigeria Senate in plenary. By Advocatenewsng.com BRIGADIER-General Buba Marwa, an ex-military governor of Lagos State and the current chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, (NDLEA) has succeeded to secure the nod of the Upper Chamber of the National Assembly, as the Senate on Thursday, May 9, 2024 passed the amended Bill on drug trafficking by making it an offence that now attracts death penalty for convicted offenders. The resolution followed the Senate’s consideration of a report of…

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Ex-Nigerian governor, Yahaya Bello, missing, court orders his arrest, to account for N84.2b belonging to Kogi State

JUDICIAL TRIAL OF EX-KOGI GOVERNOR. Wanted missing ex-governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello. By Advocatenewsng.com FOR going into hiding and missing for a month now, a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, where the former governor of Kogi State, Yahaya Bello’s charge is pending, on Friday ordered for the search and immediate arrest of the fugitive ex-governor. Bello, who governed the state for eight years is the immediate chief executive of the poor state where at the age of…

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Protesters demand release of FIJ journalist, Daniel Ojukwu held by Nigeria Police

The protesters at the Force Headquarters, Abuja…….today. By Advocatenewsng.com SOME Civil Society Organisations and journalists today stormed the Force Headquarters in Abuja, demanding the release of Daniel Ojukwu, a detained journalist with the Foundation for Investigative Journalism. The protesters, include a legal practitioner, Deji Adeyanju; a Pro-democracy activist and presidential candidate of the African Action Congress in the 2023 general elections, Omoyele Sowore; amongst others. As seen in a now-viral video on X.com today, protesters carried banners with the…

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N2.7b alleged fraud: EFCC to arraign Sirika, daughter tomorrow

Former Aviation Minister, Mr. Sirika. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to arraign former Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, his daughter, Fatimah, and two other suspects in court on Thursday. The suspects are facing charges over alleged N2.7 billion contract fraud uncovered in the Aviation Ministry under Sirika. The embattled former Minister would be arraigned for trial for the first time before Justice Sylvanus Oriji of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Thursday….

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BREAKING: ALGON accuses Fubara of withholding LG funds, supports his impeachment

Governor Fubara of Rivers State. By Advocatenewsng.com The Rivers State chapter of the Association of Local Government Areas of Nigeria has accused Governor Siminalayi Fubara of withholding its funds meant for the 23 LGAs in the state. The state ALGON said the action had denied them of their functions in the administration of the third tier of government. The LG chairmen said the action of the Governor is tantamount to proscribing local government councils in the state, even as…

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Businessman sues Police, others to enforce his fundamental rights

By Advocatenewsng.com UPON incessant intimidation and harassment suffered in the hands of men from the Nigeria Police, allegedly instigated by his estranged wife, Mrs Endurance Modupe Makolo, a Lagos-based businessman, Paul Makolo, has filed a fundamental rights enforcement suit before the Ikeja Division of the Lagos State High Court to stop the unwarranted rights abuse. The applicant Paul Makolo brought the application for an order for the enforcement of his fundamental right under Sections 35 and 46 of the…

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EFCC likely to drop case against Cubana Chief Priest, enters out of court settlement

Cubana Chief Priest. By Advocatenewsng.com WITH the endorsement of a Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos on Thursday, the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has been permitted, if it wishes, to enter into out of court settlement with Pascal Okechukwu, popularly known as Cubana Chief Priest, in the charge of alleged naira abuse brought against him by the anti-graft agency. The Chief Priest was arraigned on April 17, 2024 on a three-count charge of allegedly spraying and tampering with…

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Church gets quit notice for allegedly violating Lagos land law, converting residential house to worship centre

The property in dispute.   By Advocatenewsng.com A Lagos-based lawyer, Chief Michael Agbamuche, who is also the son of late Michael Ashikodi Agbamuche (SAN), a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, has accused Our Saviour Anglican Church, Surulere,, Lagos of violating the land grabbing laws of Lagos state by occupying his bequeathed property illegally without offering any consideration for it.    The lawyer, who has already served eviction notice to the officiating priest, Rev Abiodun Oderinde in…

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