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Tinubu clinches APC presidential ticket, polls 1271 votes to beat Osinbajo, Lawan, Amaechi, 10 others

Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, APC candidate. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE national leader of the All Progressives Congress and former governor of Lagos State, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has clinched the presidential primary ticket of the party as he polled votes 1271 votes at the end ballot counting in the nation’s capital, Abuja. He was trailed by former Governor of Rivers State and immediate minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, who scored 316 votes and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, who came third…

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President Buhari sends forth ambitious ministers, urges capable one to succeed him

President Buhari (centre) with outgoing ministers at the Council Chambers, Abuja…..today, May 13, 2022. By Advocatenewsng.com. President Muhammadu Buhari met with the outgoing members of his cabinet today, May 13, 2022 who are vying for various electoral offices in next year’s general elections. In a valedictory speech to the nine of them who were present at the Council Chambers, the President thanked them for their contributions to his administration and wished them well in their future political endeavours, adding…

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Court strips ICPC’s power to freeze bank account without valid court order

By Editor, Judiciary. A Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos last week set a precedent when it said that the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) does not possess any legal authority under the Act establishing it, to place a Post No Debit (PND) on any bank account domiciled in a commercial bank without a valid court order. This was the conclusion reached by Justice Peter Lifu while delivering the judgment in a suit filed…

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Group faults 2020 legal practitioners bill

The Justice Reform Project, a coalition of Nigerians across the legal profession have expressed concern over a bill proposed by the Body of Benchers to replace the Legal Practitioners Act CAP L11, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, aimed to re-enact a new Legal Practitioners Act and to regulate the legal profession. According to the group, the legal profession and its stakeholders are widely ignorant of the far-reaching piece of legislation, which has not been discussed by branches…

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Woman loses right to manage husband’s estate for contracting wrong marriage

By Ibe Uwaleke. Ignorance of the law, they say, is not an excuse to fall on the wrong side of it. Our lives are guided by law which helps us to reap full benefits of our day to day activities in our environment and in our relationships with our fellow human beings. If we fail to take advantage of its gains to plan our lives, particularly in marriages, one will regret the dire consequences of such neglect. So the…

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Supreme Court affirms staff’s retirement for failure to comply with company’s rules

By Ibe Uwaleke. If a baby bites its mother’s nipples while being fed with the breast milk, the mother may either beat the baby and temporarily stop it from sucking her breast or pull her nipples from its mouth to force the child to cry. If the baby continues to do this often and the mother continues to feel the pains, she may decide to squeeze the breast milk into a feeding bottle to feed the child in order…

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NBA elections 2020: Adegboruwa endorses all presidential candidates

A senior advocate of Nigeria, SAN, and human rights activist, Mr. Ebun-Olu Adegboruwa has technically endorsed all the three candidates contesting the NBA presidential election slated for the next 72 hours through electronic voting. In a letter he wrote to the voting public of lawyers through the social media, he praised the sterling qualities of each one of them and concluded that anyone can lead the Bar if given the opportunity at the election. Here is his submission in…

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TENSION AS KEYSTONE BANK, 9MOBILE ACQUISITION BY AMCON MD’S FATHER-IN-LAW UNSETTLES SHAREHOLDERS

Following the controversy generated by the leading opposition party, the People’s Democratic party, PDP, over the alleged acquisition of Keystone Bank and Etisalat (now 9Mobile) by late Alhaji Isa Funtua, the father-in-law of the CEO of Asset Management Company of Nigeria, AMCON, Ahmed Kuru, President Muhammadu Buhari is said to have ordered probe into the alleged fraud.A highly placed source at the headquarters of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC said that the President was thoroughly embarrassed with…

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Ex-Ogun CJ dies at 85

The former Chief judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Isaac Babatunde Delano died in the morning of the 23rd of July 2020 at the age of 85 years. Justice Babatunde Delano was born on the 1st of June 1935 to the prestigious Delano family. His father Isaac Oluwole Delano was a prominent lecturer, writer and politician. Justice Delano had his early education at Abeokuta Grammar School and from there proceeded to the University of London. He was called to…

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