N2.6bn Fraud Suit: NIMASA ex-DG, others lose legal bid to quash charge, terminate trial

As court fixes Nov 30 to hear Ajudua’s alleged $1m fraud case A Federal high court sitting in Lagos on Monday dismissed a request by a former Director General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Patrick Akpobolokemi and five others to quash the N2.6billion fraud charge maintained by the Federal Government against More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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N2.5bn Digital Switchover: HURIWA threatens to drag NBC to EFCC

The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has threatened to drag the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC) before the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over if it could not explain More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Strike: Otuoke varsity shuts down

Four trade unions including the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday paralysed the academic activities at the Federal University, Otuoke following a five day warning strike embarked upon by them More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Breach of Due Process: Senate summons NNPC’s Baru, others over alleged revocation, re-award of OML 13

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, is, again, under fire. This is because the Senate on Monday summoned him to appear before it to explain his roles More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Reps lament slow work on Ogoni clean-up

Urge state of emergency The House of Representatives Committee on Environment Inhabitant has lamented slow action on the Ogoni clean-up and stressed the need for a state of emergency in the area for the exercise More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Again, herdsmen kill over 25 in Plateau, Delta

As groups allege plot by gunmen to invade Benue Suspected Fulani herdsmen have reportedly murdered about 29 people in Nkei-Dongwro near Miango in Bassa Local Government Area, Plateau State, on Monday. A dusk-to-dawn More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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How corrupt police officers extorted monies, assets in hundreds of millions, from Evans—Ogungbeje

A Lagos based legal practitioner, Mr. Olukoya Ogungbeje, defending the suspected billionaire kidnapper, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike (aka Evans) has requested the police authorities to sanction some officers of the More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Aso Rock Clinic: Jonathan cautions media, says he’s not under probe

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has described as unfair the rumour being peddled by the media to the effect that his administration would be probed by the committee set up by the House of Representatives to More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 15th, 2017
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Monkey Pox: Don’t allow Nigerian Army treat your children – Ezeife begs Igbos

A one-time Governor of Anambra State, Chukwuemeka Ezeife, has advised people of the South East against allowing medical personnel of the Nigerian Military treat their children. Ezeife gave the advice in reaction More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 13th, 2017
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Tagbo: Davido hires SAN, cautions police, media

Nigerian music star, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido has hired a member of the inner bar, Norrison Quakers (SAN) to handle his defence regarding his alleged involvement in the death of his close pal, Tagbo More...