Headline

Advocate News is totally an independent online newspaper. Feel free to make your comments.

Kadiri denies authorising congratulatory message in the media

Kadiri, SAN. By Editor. A Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Mr. Asamah Kadiri, whose photograph appeared in congratulatory message last week in a national daily has denied that he neither approved, nor authorised any such message to be published on him in any newspaper.In a release he said: ‘It has come to my attention that a couple of relatives and friends and well-wishers have put out congratulatory messages in the media, including newspapers, in celebration of the conferment of…

Read More

NBA makes strong appearance at swearing in of 72 new SANs by CJN

NBA president, Mr. Akpata, (middle), flanked by Silks at swearing in ceremony of 72 SANs at Abuja…… today. By Editor. The Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its president, Mr. Olumide Akpata, today put up a strong appearance in solidarity with the new 72 Silks who were admitted into the Inner Bar by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, (CJN), Justice Tanko Muhammad, at the Supreme Court of Nigeria, Abuja. Justice Muhammad who was unavoidably absent at the swearing in…

Read More

Court fixes January 15, 2021 for further hearing in PDP’s case against Abiru over Lagos East senatorial bye-election

By Editor. A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos has fixed January 15, 2021 for further hearing in the case filed by the People’s Democratic Party and its candidate, Mr. Babatunde Gbadamosi, in the just concluded bye-election for the Lagos East Senatorial District. In the case, the plaintiffs are urging the court to hold that Mr Adetokunbo Abiru was not qualified to stand as a candidate of the All Progressive Congress, in the bye-election that held on December…

Read More

Mr President, stop the killings now! …Restructure Nigeria

President Buhari. REJOINDER By Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa. Last week’s piece on the above topic attracted a variety of comments from readers and the general public. The topic itself was the subject of national discourse. And as if reading my mind, the Senate, for the umpteenth time, asked the President to sack the service chiefs, whilst the House of Representatives invited the President to address it on no specific date. The Speaker was later to be seen in Aso Villa, ostensibly…

Read More

Harry who?

Late Chief Akande. TRIBUTE. By Abiodun Owonikoko.Chief Harry Ayoade Akande has achieved immortality. We give God all the glory for his most eventful life. March 3rd, 1943 – December 5, 2020. I have confirmed this sad news of the death of one of our law firm’s most valuable clients from the son, Lou (Olumide) Akande May Chief’s ebullient and gentle soul receive peaceful heavenly repose. One of the domestic staff brought in covid last week and got nearly everybody…

Read More

Akpata, Agbakoba, UN Rep, others for NBA Lagos human rights summit

By Editor.In light of the various human rights issues that have trailed the corona virus pandemic, the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos Human Rights Committee will hold a virtual conference titled: “Human Rights in the Epicentre of Nigeria’s post-COVID Recovery.”The “Human Rights Summit,” an annual event hosted by the branch, will hold on Thursday, December 10, 2020.It is aimed to commemorate this year’s “International Human Rights Day” which has its theme as, “Recover Better: Stand up for Human Rights,”  The…

Read More

Fayose’s aide, Lere Olayinka writes police, alleges threat to life by Ekiti govt agents

Olayinka. By Editor. Former Governor of Ekiti State, Mr Ayodele Fayose’s Spokesperson, Lere Olayinka, has petitioned the police, alleging threat to his life by agents of the State Governor, Dr Kayode Fayemi.Olayinka, in a petition by his counsel, Sunday Olowolafe, dated November 19, 2020, said the attack by armed thugs led by one Dele Omojola (Marshall), on a guest house in Ado Ekiti on October 24, 2020, was mainly targeted at him.He added that “From the utterances of the…

Read More

Imagining Lagos without the Igbo

Professor Soyinka. OPINION. By Professor Wole Soyinka. But I always find it utterly ludicrous when some scoundrel issues an ultimatum on the Igbo to vacate Yorubaland. And by Yorubaland, they mean Lagos. It is laughable because only a fool who hates the Yoruba will commit such knavery. Not that it will ever happen, but the day the Igbo leave Lagos is the day Lagos moves from being Africa’s most thriving commercial hub to one of the poorest states, not…

Read More

Nigerian leaders urged to listen to #ENDSARS protesters’ demands

Mr. Oyetibo, SAN. By Editor-in-Chief. It was Chinua Achebe in one of his books who said: “When you advise the ear to listen and it refuses, when you then cut the head, the ear follows”. So at a time like this, Achebe’s proverb lends credence to all who should be concerned about the critical situation Nigerians find themselves with the ongoing protests by Nigerian youths who are calling for a total reform of the nation’s governance system and a…

Read More

Funke Akindele, husband get state pardon as 56 others regain freedom from custody

Funke and husband, Bello in a joyful mood. By Editor. From today going on, the toga of ex-convicts will no longer be worn by the renowned nollywood actress, Funke Akindele and her husband, Abdulrasheed Bello, as the Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has granted them state pardon after their non-custodial conviction and sentence by a Magistrate Court for violating Covid-19 lockdown protocols in Lagos State. The governor also approved the release of 56 other inmates from various correctional…

Read More