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ICPC discovers more 20,000 ghost names in D’banj’s list of N-Power scheme

Afrobeat musician, D’banj (left) and Humanitarian Minister, Sadiya Farouq. By Advocatenewsng.com FAMOUS Nigerian musician, Oladapo Oyebanji, famously known as D’banj will remain in the detention facility of the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) over a fresh discovery of 20,000 ghost workers infused into the N-Power Programme, SaharaReporters has gathered. The anti-graft agency detained D’banj on Tuesday over fraud allegations involving the N-Power Programme. On June 8, 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari launched the programme to address…

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How Nigerian Military secretly aborted over 10,000 pregnancies of women, girls raped by Boko Haram terrorists

By Advocatenewsng.com THE Nigerian Military is being alleged to have aborted a minimum of 10,000 pregnancies since at least 2013 when it has conducted a secret, illegal abduction programme for women and girls in the Northeast. According to a report by Reuters, many of the women and girls had been kidnapped and raped by Islamist militants. Fati, who was kidnapped by terrorists and later rescued by the military, narrated her ordeal. She lost contact with her family one night…

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Why Body of Benchers’ chairman, Olanipekun must resign now, by NBA

Chief Olanipekun, SAN, Chairman, Body of Benchers. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) has renewed its call on Chief Wole Olanipekun, SAN to resign his chairmanship of the Body of Benchers (BoB). The BoB is the statutory body saddled with the primary responsibility of calling Law graduates to the bar and generally regulating the legal profession in Nigeria. Chief Olanipekun, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and former President of the NBA, has been enmeshed in controversy since…

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Governor Ayade wins as APC North District senatorial candidate of Cross River State

Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State. By Advocatenewsng.com Cross River State Governor, Prof Ben Ayade has won his case challenging his senatorial ambition to the Cross River North Senatorial District in the 2023 general elections. The Hon. Justice Nkeonye Evelyn Maha of the Federal High Court, Abuja, delivered judgement in favour of Governor Ayade and dismissed the Suit No: FHC/ABJ/CS/1232/2022, instituted by Cecilia Omonya Adams, who had claimed to be the rightful senatorial candidate. Ayade had through his…

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NBA-SPIDEL threatens legal action against Nigerian hospitals over Barr Eke’s assassination

Chairman, NBA-SPIDEL, Monday Onyekachi Ubani, Esq, Ph.D. By Advocatenewsng.com BY a recent statement signed by the chairman of the Section on Public Interest and Development Law, (SPIDEL) of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Monday Onyekachi Ubani, Ph.D, ‘the attention of NBA-SPIDEL was drawn to the story of a colleague, Mr Stephen Enyinnaya Eke of Nyanya-Karu NBA branch who was assassinated recently in Abuja in the presence of some of his family members’. According to SPIDEL chairman, Eke was said to…

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Court ties hands of 24 garnishee banks over N1.014b judgment debt by AMCON

Judgment Creditor/Applicant, Chief Anthony Ajibola Aribisala, SAN. By Advocatenewsng.comIN the celebrated judgment of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in the case of Chief Emeka Odumegwu Ojukwu v Governor of Lagos State (1986) 1 NWLR, (Part 18), 621 at 636-637, their lordships put the position of the law this way: “The rule is well settled both by the courts of England and of this country, that where a suit is brought to enjoin certain activities…. of which suit the defendant…

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CD carpets govt over disobedience of court orders

By Samuel FasuaLeading rights group, Campaign for Democracy (CD) has expressed disappointment in Nigeria’s executive arm of government over the spate of disobedience to court orders.Speaking with newsmen in Akure, the Ondo state capital, CD Secretary-General, Pastor Ifeanyi Odili, particularly condemned a recent installation of a traditional ruler for Iree community purportedly on the orders of outgoing governor of Osun State, Alhaji Gboyega Oyetola, despite a court order stopping the process.An Osun High Court, sitting in Ikirun, recently restrained…

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Billionaire drug baron, Ugochukwu Nsofor gets N100m bail

Ugochukwu Nsofor with two of his mansions at VGC, Lagos. By Advocatenewsng.com  A Lagos-based alleged billionaire drug baron, Kennedy Ugochukwu Nsofor, a.k.a Ugochukwu Nsofor Chukwukadibia arraigned before the court by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over alleged possession and storage of 5,340 kilogrammes of Tramadol, a substance similar to Cocaine, Heroin and LSD was on Friday admitted to bail. The defendant  who is the Chairman of Autonation Motors Ltd was granted bail by the trial judge, Justice…

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Court awards N200m damages against EFCC, AGF, five others over ‘fraudulent misrepresentation’ of facts

By Advocatenewsng.comA High Court of the Federal Capital Territory, (FCT), Abuja, presided over by Justice O. A. Adeniyi, on November 2, 2022, delivered a 94 page landmark judgment in favour of Benedict Peters, in the five-year old legal tussle between Benedict Peters and three companies on the one hand and the EFCC, the Attorney General of the Federation and 5 others, on the other hand. The court consequently awarded the sum of N200m damages jointly and severally against the…

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Alleged organ harvesting: UK Court adjourns Ekweremadu’s trial to Jan 31

Former Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu. By Advocatenewsng.com THE Central Criminal Court in London, the United Kingdom, on Monday, adjourned the trial of Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, over alleged organ harvesting from May 2023 to January 31, 2023. The arguments will be heard on the 16th or 19th of December 2022 before the commencement of the trial in January. The lawmaker and his wife, Beatrice, were arrested on June 23, 2022, and charged with alleged conspiracy to traffic…

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