Full text of Speaker Dogara’s speech at public hearing of 2017 Budget

As announced last week, the National Assembly has begun hearing Monday on the 2017 Budget . The agencies and ministries of government were invited to defend their allocations. Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has just delivered his opening address at the hearing His full speech at the occasion runs thus: It is with great pleasure More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Trump’s Inauguration: His full speech

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: Thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Gambia: Full text of declaration of state of emergency by Jammeh

Controversial Gambian President, Yahyah Jammeh has declared a state of emergency in his country. In the statement, Jammeh referred to The Gambia as an Islamic Republic, warning against external interference in More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Full text of President Obama’s farewell speech

It’s good to be home. My fellow Americans, Michelle and I have been so touched by all the well-wishes we’ve received over the past few weeks. But tonight it’s my turn to say thanks. Whether we’ve seen eye-to-eye More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, December 31st, 2016
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Full text of President Muhammadu Buhari’s New Year message to Nigerians

My dear Compatriots, I am happy to welcome you to the beginning of a New Year in our beloved country Nigeria. I felicitate with you today at a time when our nation is witnessing a new and impressive turnaround in More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Full speech of Buhari’s 2017 ‘Budget of recovery and growth’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presented the 2017 budget size of N7.29trillion to the National Assembly. The budget is the biggest ever. Its size is 20.4 percent higher than 2016 appropriation. The details More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, December 14th, 2016
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Budget presentation: Full speech of Senate President, Bukola Saraki

1.It is my pleasure on behalf of my Distinguished and Honourable colleagues to warmly welcome you Mr. President and your entourage to this joint session of the National Assembly. Mr. President, while we may have More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, September 8th, 2016
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Full text of PMB’s speech at the launch of ‘Change Begins With Me’

President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday took the change mantra of his All Progressive Congress (APC) led administration to the next level with the launch of a national re-orientation campaign tagged ‘Change Begin More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 17th, 2016
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Resolutions of the PDP 2016 Repeat National Convention held in Port Harcourt

The national convention of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) could not hold as scheduled on Wednesday in Port-Harcourt. The convention venue was cordoned off by a combined team of policemen, soldiers, plain-clothed More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, August 14th, 2016
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My agenda for the Nigerian bar—Mahmoud (SAN)

President-elect of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Mr Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud (SAN) is angry with the state of the nation, particularly as it affects justice sector in Nigeria. Mahmoud who listed certain key More...