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How Tinubu, APC abruptly closed their defence in Peter Obi, Labour Party case

Senior lawyers in court at the PEPC proceedings. By Advocatenewsng.com. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu and his ruling All Progressives Congress (APC), at the sitting of the Presidential Election Petition Court (PEPC) Abuja, yesterday unsuspectingly and abruptly announced the closure of their case against the petition raised by the Labour Party (LP) and its presidential candidate, Mr. Peter Obi challenging Tinubu’s declaration as president. The duo closed their case after calling a star witness, Opeyemi Bamidele, a Senator of the…

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Crisis Of The Nigerian Judiciary

By Akin Osuntokun Before grappling with the subject matter of this column today, I feel encouraged to get readers acquainted, if they are not already, with certain universally applicable concepts and perspectives of law. They are Natural law, Positive law, Judicial activism and the Separation of powers.They provide a meaningful backdrop to the surveillance of the rule of law in Nigeria  According to my sources, ‘the theory of natural law believes that our civil laws should be based on…

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Proposal for media coverage of Atitoju.com Elders’ Home

Co-founder, Atitoju.com Elders’ Home, Akute, Ogun State. Attention: Dr. Badmus. INTRODUCTION OF OUR COMPANY The Advocate News online is a media company registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) in 2018 under Nigerian laws. We maintain high level standard in our research, news coverage, publication, training and consultancy. We also identify with big players in the media industry. We cooperate, collaborate and share information for better performance in our professional discharge of our duties. Again, we have carried out…

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China-Exim Bank declines to grant FG $22.8bn loan two months before Buhari’s exit

China/Exim Bank. By Advocatenewsng.com THE outgoing House of Representatives, on Tuesday, approved the Federal Government’s request to borrow $973,474,971.38 from China Development Bank. This is coming on the heels of China-Exim Bank’s decline of an earlier agreement to grant Nigeria a loan of $22,798,446,773 earlier approved by the National Assembly. Chairman of House Committee on Rules and Business, Abubakar Fulata, moved a motion for the legislative chamber to amend its resolution granting approval to the failed commercial deal. The…

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Nothing must truncate May 29 hand-over date, group tasks FG, security agencies

Convener, SRG, Dr. Oludare.  By Yusuf Sodeinde, (Advocatenewsng.com). Convener/National Coordinator of a socio-political organisation,  Social Rehabilitation Gruppe (SRG), Dr. Marindoti Oludare, has tasked the Federal Government and all security organs to work assiduously towards ensuring a hitch-free handing over of government  to the President-elect,  Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu on May 29, 2023.Oludare who gave the charge in a statement on Sunday, said the alarm raised by the Department of State Service (DSS) that some groups were plotting to instigate…

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Court dismisses Lulu-Briggs’ suit challenging Moni Pulo Ltd ownership

Justice John Tsoho, FHC Chief Judge. By Advocatenewsng.comA Federal High Court, Abuja has dismissed the suit challenging the late Kalabari High Chief, O.B. Lulu-Briggs’ transfer of his shares in Moni Pulo Limited to his wife, Dr. Seinye O.B. Lulu-Briggs, his daughters and the O.B. Lulu-Briggs Foundation. The suit was filed by the chairman of Platform Petroleum, Chief Dumo Lulu-Briggs and three others. Justice James Kolawole Omotosho while throwing away the case noted that Dumo’s suit, marked FHC/ABJ/CS/1481/2021, was the…

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US-based toxicologist, Oludare urges support for Sanwo-Olu

Governor Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State.Nigeria-born medical doctor,  based in the US, Dr Marindoti Oludare, a committed believer in true federalism as espoused by the President-elect, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu,  has taken a deep look at this Saturday’s Lagos governorship election, in the firm belief that the incumbent,  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is most qualified to continue in continue in office for a second term. Oludare is the National Converner of Social Rehabilitation Gruppe  (SRG).He, however…

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Federal High Court defers hearing on new naira notes’ suit, awaits apex court decision

CBN Governor, Godwin Emefiele. By Advocatenewsng.com A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State, on Thursday resolved to wait on the Supreme Court, as it adjourned hearing in a suit brought against the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) by a group, Social Rehabilitation Grace and Supportive Initiative (SRG), challenging the CBN over the voiding of old N200, N500 and N1000  Naira notes within a period considered too short.When the matter was mentioned, the trial judge, Hon. Justice T….

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APC v Machina: Why Supreme Court delivered a legacy judgment in favour of Lawan

Justice Olukayode Ariwola, CJN. Incontrovertible legal perspective. By Advocatenewsng.comThe decision of the Supreme Court on 6th February, 2023 in the case of Machina v. APC has raised a lot of dust.Much of the comments are largely made based on uninformed view of how the case played out and how civil proceedings work. I will throw more light on these issues so that we can see how some of us are acting like the proverbial fowl’s neck that is keeping malice with…

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Thoughts on Osun governorship election tribunal judgment

Dr. Agbakoba, SAN. Legal analysis. By Olisa Agbakoba and Collins Okeke. Introduction WITH less than one month to the general elections scheduled to hold on February 25, the decision of the Osun State Election Petitions Tribunal nullifying the July 16 governorship election, on the basis of over-voting even with the deployment of Bimodal Voters Accreditation System (BVAS) has raised concern amongst Nigerians. The tribunal in its Judgment invalidated the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of the People’s Democratic Party…

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