Naira continues gain, closes at 505/dollar

The naira recorded further gain against the United States dollar on the parallel market on Wednesday, reversing part of the loss it had recorded in recent days. Specifically, the naira rose to 505/dollar on Wednesday, up from 512/dollar on Tuesday, as the Central Bank of Nigeria started increasing dollar supply at the official market. The CBN had on More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Yes, I gave N500,000 to Justice Ademola, but not at President Buhari’s behest—Awodehin (SAN)

Lagos lawyer and one of the lead counsel to President Muhammadu Buhari in the suit challenging his qualification to seek election to the Office of the President, Mr. Kola Awodein (SAN), on Wednesday dismissed as More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Buhari calls Kano Governor during prayer session, says he’s getting better

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday declared that his health was indeed improving. He spoke on his health in a phone call to the Kano State Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, to thank the people of the state who More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017
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Court freezes Stella Oduah’s accounts in 21 banks

A Lagos Federal High Court has restrained Stella Oduah and Sea Petroleum and Gas Company Ltd., from making any withdrawal from its account and those of three other companies domiciled with 21 banks. The other companies More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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Corruption: FG closes case with how Buhari’s lawyer gave Justice Ademola N.5m ‘gift’

We have no case to answer—Justice Ademola, others The Federal Government on Tuesday closed its case in the on-going trial of suspended judge of the Federal high court, Justice Adeniyi Ademola on a day the More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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PDP Leadership Crisis: Jonathan backpedals, says he hasn’t endorsed Sheriff as national chair

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday denied endorsing Senator Ali Modu Sheriff  as the national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). He said he merely opened his doors to Sheriff and other More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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We need robust security around our judges, temple of justice–Ekiti CJ

Begs Ekiti CP to put judiciary’s protection on priority list Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola on Tuesday pleaded with the state Commissioner of Police, Wilson Inalegwu to prioritise security More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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El-Rufai reshuffles cabinet

Governor El-Rufai of Kaduna has reshuffled the state’s cabinet. The governor’s Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Samuel Aruwan, on Tuesday in Kaduna stated that the reshuffle included the swapping of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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‘Kogi, now a haven for Boko Haram’ – Governor Bello

Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello, on Tuesday disclosed that a good number of fleeing Boko Haram insurgents had relocated to Kogi State even as he assured the residents that the insurgents would be flushed out More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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FG won’t allow militants, Boko Haram hold Nigeria to ransom – Osinbajo

Acting President Oluyemi Osinbajo on Tuesday said the Federal Government would do everything possible to ensure that Boko Haram insurgents and militants do not further stunt the growth of the nation’s economy. Osinbajo More...