Magu: Options open to President Buhari, by Femi Falana(SAN)

The rejection of the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday afternoon by the Senate on the basis of a security report compiled by the State Security Service is the height of official ridicule of the office of the President. It is high time President Buhari restrains the State More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
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EFCC Chair: The DSS’s letter to the Senate that aborted Magu’s ambition

RE: NOMINATION OF MR IBRAHIM MAGU MUSTAPHA AS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) SECURITY REPORT OF THE NOMINEE Your letter NASS/CS /SA/01/17/ 08 /02 dated 7th March 2017 requesting More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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The hard facts to rescue the Nigerian economy, by Chukwuma Charles Soludo

Introduction: Let me thank the leadership of Vanguard Newspapers for inviting me to lead the discussion on “The Hard Facts to Rescue the Nigerian Economy.” As I reviewed three of my recent interventions on More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
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Mimiko: Full text of farewell message to Ondo people

My Good People of Ondo State, To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the sun (Eccl. 3:1). Exactly eight (8) years ago, I stood before the entire world to be inaugurated, as ordained More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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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, More...

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...