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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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Mass movement for Peter Obi giving APC, PDP sleepless nights, says ex-party chair

Senator Victor Umeh, ex-APGA chairman. By Advocatenewsng.com. A former National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, Victor Umeh, has stated that the mass movement trailing the presidential aspiration of the Labour Party candidate, Mr Peter Obi, is giving the All Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party, “sleepless nights” and “serious scare”. Umeh stated this in an interactive session with some members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists, Anambra State Council, in Awka, on Tuesday. He also urged…

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Why I picked Okowa as my running mate, by Atiku Abubakar

Presidential candidate of PDP, Atiku Abubakar and the running mate and governor of Delta State, Ifeanyi Okowa. The presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Atiku Abubakar, has given reasons for picking Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa, as his running mate for the 2023 presidential election. He gave the reasons in his remarks at the unveiling of Okowa as his running mate at the PDP National Headquarters, Wadata Plaza, Wuse Abuja, on Thursday. Okowa and his Rivers State counterpart,…

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S84(8)Electoral Act: Reps vow to override Buhari’s veto on statutory delegates

President Buhari of Nigeria. By Advocatenewsng.com. THE House of Representatives reacting to the outcome of the just concluded primaries of political parties which denied so many of the legislators from both Chambers the opportunity to return to the 10th Assembly in 2023 has concluded plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari on Section 84(8) of the Electoral Act 2022 which seeks to provide for statutory delegates at the meetings, congresses and conventions of political parties. To achieve this, Speaker of…

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