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Tribunal sacks Ikenga Ugochinyere, Imo PDP House of Reps member, orders supplementary election

Ikenga Ugochinyere. By Advocatenewsng.com The National Assembly Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Imo State has nullified the election of Mr Ikenga Ugochinyere of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) as the member representing Ideato North/South Federal Constituency in the 2023 election. In a unanimous decision on Sunday, a three-member panel of the tribunal which conducted its proceedings in Nasarawa State, held that Ugochinyere was not validly nominated by the PDP to contest the election. Consequently, it ordered the Independent National…

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PEPC dismisses APM petition challenging Tinubu, Shettima election for lack of merit, Obi, Atiku Abubakar absent in court

PEPC in session today in Abuja, Nigeria. The Presidential Election Petition Court has struck out the Allied Peoples Movement petitions against President Bola Tinubu and his Vice President, Kashim Shettima, for lack of merit. The PEPC dismissed and described APM’s case filed to nullify Tinubu’s election as “incompetent”. The court held that issues raised by the APM in its petition contained pre-election matters that could only be determined by the Federal High Court. Chairman of the panel, Justice Haruna…

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Dana Air expands, trains more pilots, engineers, dispatchers

By Advocatenewsng.com As part of its strategic expansion of flights and fleet in the coming months, Dana Air has also recruited and trained more eminently qualified Nigerian Pilots, Engineers and Flight Dispatchers.  Speaking on the recruitment drive, the Chief Operating Officer of the airline Ememobong Etette said, ”about 9 Nigerian pilots, over 10 Engineers and Flight Dispatchers were recently recruited and have concluded their mandatory training already. ”These newly-recruited Ab Initio Pilots, Flight dispatchers and Engineers have demonstrated capacity, professionalism, and sound attention…

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A’Court hears Lagos PDP senatorial candidate’s appeal against Senator Eshinlekun tomorrow

By Advocatenewsng.com Following the confirmation of the election of Senator Wasiu Sanni Eshinlekun of All Progressives Congress (APC) by the National Assembly Election Petition trial Tribunal sitting in Lagos, the main contender, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate in the February 25, 2023 National Assembly election, Francis Adewale Gomez, has through his newly procured counsel, Joseph B. Daudu, a former Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) president and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), approached the Court of Appeal, Lagos sitting…

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Rule of law as a catalyst for building society, by Justice Taiwo

Hon. Justice Taiwo Obayomi Taiwo (Rtd), speaking during the lecture. Flanked on the left is the Rt. Rev. (Dr), Babatunde F.R. Ogunbanwo, and on the right by Hon. Justice O.O. Odunanjo, representing the Chief Judge of Ogun State, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Arionola Dipeolu, (FICMC). By Advocatenewsng.com Rule of law as a catalyst for building a society has been emphasized by a former judge of the Federal High Court, Abuja, Justice Taiwo Taiwo at the special day of tribute in…

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Ecobank Nigeria appeals judgment in N72 billion suit by Honeywell Flour Mills

By Advocatenewsng.com Ecobank Nigeria Limited has lodged an appeal against the ruling of the Federal High Court, Lagos, delivered by Hon. Justice M. Liman, in the N72 billion lawsuit brought against the bank by Honeywell Flour Mills Plc. In its Notice of Appeal dated 19th July 2023, filed on the same date, Ecobank seeks to overturn the judgment delivered on 18th July 2023. The bank is also seeking an Order from the Court of Appeal to uphold its Notice…

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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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