SERAP wants President Buhari proactive on justice, reparation for victims

Rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that “any efforts by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the country are grounded in the rights of victims of unlawful killings and their families.” The group noted that “it is important to ensure More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Gunmen abduct Canadians in Kaduna, kill their aides

Unknown gunmen on Wednesday abducted two Canadian nationals along the Kargako-Kafanchan road in Kaduna. That was after they had killed two police officers detailed to provide security to the Canadians. The officers More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Don Waney: Wike, APC trade words over sponsor of alleged late terrorist

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the All Progressives Congress  (APC) have disagreed over the sponsors of the late serial killer and cultist, Johnson Igwedibia, alias Don Waney. While the APC alleged that More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Alleged N3.2bn Fraud: Again, EFCC stalls Orji Kalu’s 10-yr old trial

The ten-year old trial of former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu before a Federal High Court, Lagos could not proceed on Tuesday as scheduled. This followed the absence in court of a key prosecution More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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FG hits Patience Jonathan, bulldozes her multimillion naira property

The Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMAC) has demolished a multimillion naira sprawling property belonging to former First Lady,  Mrs. Patience Jonathan. AMMAC is a department under the Federal Capital More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Prison Reforms: FG frees 810 inmates in Kaduna, Kano prisons

The Federal Ministry of Justice has released a total of 810 inmates from two prison formations in the country. The affected prison formations are located in Kano and Kaduna states. The Attorney General of the Federation More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Proscription order on Peace Corps still in force—Police

Police authorities on Tuesday said the order proscribing the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) in the country was still in force. A Federal High Court, Abuja, presided over by Justice John Tsoho, had on Monday ordered More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Youth unemployment may be a time bomb if…—Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday warned that the high youth unemployment in the country was a time bomb that could explode if nothing was done urgently to arrest it. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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ICPC drags Work Ministry directors to court over alleged N5m fraud

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has sued a Deputy Director in the Federal Ministry of Works, Mr. Mohammed Musa Abimiku, to court for allegedly embezzling its N4.5 More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Saraki to Politicians: 2019 polls campaign shouldn’t overshadow governance

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has appealed to members of the National Assembly, the executive and other politicians in government not to focus on campaigns towards the 2019 general elections at the More...