Magu: House of Reps accuses Buhari’s govt of undermining judiciary

Ask him to go to court if not comfortable with senate decision on Magu The House of Representatives on Thursday advised President Muhammadu Buhari to seek interpretation of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Act before a law court regarding the appointment of the substantive Chairman of EFCC, Mr Ibrahim Magu instead of interpreting More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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I do not have $1.2bn in any account – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed says the report that he has 1.2 billion dollars (about N400 billion) in his imaginary bank account is “fake and vicious’’. The minister stated this More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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Police return monies, documents found in Senator Goje’s house

The police have returned the monies and the documents they took from Senator Danjuma Goje’s house in Abuja. The documents returned were $19,000, N18m, 9,400 Saudi Riyal and some documents. A source quoted by More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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N30m Bribery: Court convicts INEC official, imposes N10m fine contrary to N500,000 agreed during plea bargain

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos has convicted an official of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Christian Nwosu, who confessed to the court that he received N30 million from former Minister More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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We didn’t remove 2017 Budget document from Sen. Goje’s house—Police

Say Goje is trying to whip up sentiment The Nigeria Police Force has denied removing 2017 Budget document from Senator Danjuma Goje’s house. The press was on Thursday awashed with report on how the police reportedly More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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How I fell apart with Jonathan–Obasanjo

Says Jonathan used Boko Haram insurgency to turn Nigeria to his ATM  Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed why he opposed the re-election of immediate past president, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan in the More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Again, FG stalls Saraki’s false asset declaration trial

The trial of Senate President Bukola Saraki could not proceed today following a request by the prosecution for an adjournment. The lead counsel to the Federal Government, Mr Rotimi Jacobs (SAN) had sent words to More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Police arraign couple, five others for stealing one-year-old baby

A couple, Chizoba Ike Nwate, 35 and Ike Nwatemole, 40, was on Monday arraigned before an Ebute-Metta Magistrates’ Court in Oyingbo, for stealing a day- old baby. The couple was charged by the police with five More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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HURIWA wants S’Court to quickly resolve PDP’s crisis

A pressure group operating as Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has appealed the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onoghen to ensure that the subsisting intra-party leadership crisis More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 25th, 2017
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Savings Account holders to get 30% interest annually—CBN

The Central Bank of Nigeria on Monday directed commercial banks operating in the country to pay their customers a minimum of 30 per cent per annum on savings account deposit. But the apex bank said the 30 per cent More...