Nigerians are increasingly using social media to promote hate speech, fake news–Minister

Stakeholders including minister of Communications, Abdur-Raheem Shittu on Thursday lamented the growing use of social media to promote fake news and hate speech in the country, warning that the government needed to take quick action to salvage the situation. Others who participated in the discussion o the critical issue included the Permanent Sectary, More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Abuja court throws out Dasuki’s request to stop his trial

An Abuja High Court on Friday dismissed a request by former National Security Adviser, retired Col. Sambo Dasuki, to stop his trial. The high court held that the application lacked merit. Dasuki was arraigned by More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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IMF raises the alarm over Nigeria’s public debts, others’

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday raised the alarm over the rising public debt stock of Nigeria and two other African Nations. The two other African countries are Angola and Gabon. The institution More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Why I kidnapped my Facebook girlfriend—Disposable Cup Seller

The Edo State Police Command has paraded 104 suspects arrested for various crimes including a 24-year-old man, Micheal Duda, who confessed to have kidnapped his teenage Facebook girlfriend identified as Victory More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: Global rights group writes Appeal Court, fumes over delay in proceedings, indicts Akpan

Wants judgment delivered in the case expeditiously A global rights group accredited by the Court of Appeal to monitor proceedings in the appeal filed by Senator Bassey Akpan to upturn an eight-month old judgment More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Buhari may not get automatic ticket—Ango Abdullahi

The National Chairman of Northern Nigeria Union, Professor Ango Abdulahi on Wednesday hinted that President Muhammadu Buhari might not get automatic ticket for second term in office. Abdulahi who spoke at a news More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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We ‘ll arrest killers of retired Ambrose Alli University lecturer—Edo Police

Men of the Edo State Police Command have spread their dragnet for the arrest of killers of a retired lecturer of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Anthony Nosa Edosomwan. Prof. Edosomwan was reportedly More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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IGP to Politicians: Incite populace, get arrested

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris has directed policemen to immediately arrest any politician or group that either incites or engages in financial inducement in order to influence the outcome More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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Buhari orders reinstatement of Obiano’s security detail

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday directed immediate reinstatement of security aides of Anambra State Governor Willie Obiano. The governor had complained about the withdrawal of his security aides while welcoming More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 15th, 2017
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Court seizes another N350m linked to Patience Jonathan

Dismisses Dudafa’s application for medical care abroad A Federal High Court, Lagos, on Tuesday temporarily forfeited to the Federal Government another N350 million belonging to AM-PM Global Network Limited. The More...