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 struggled with key aspects of our budget process in the past, I am happy to note that we have made some important progress. To start with, More...

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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...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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I’ve received threats, death wishes for attacking Pastor Adeboye – Ijabla Raymond

Following the publication of my article a few days ago, my inbox became inundated with curses and death wishes from Christians – the same people who say their religion is peaceful and tolerant. To give the More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 12th, 2016
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Ondo Guber Poll: Tunji Abayomi warns Tinubu

Human rights activist, Tunji Abayomi has written former Lagos Governor Bola Ahmed Tinubu over his purported interference in the choice of gubernatorial candidate for the All Progressive Congress. The letter which More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, August 7th, 2016
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2016 Budget Padding: I’m ready to die—Jibrin

Former Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the House of Representatives, Abdulmumin Jibrin on Sunday said he was ready to lay down his life for the country to get to the root of his allegations against Speaker More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, July 30th, 2016
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Why Nigeria must restructure now —Atiku Abubakar

In an umpteenth time, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has called for immediate restructuring of Nigeria if its fledgling democracy must survive. He had consistently pushed the idea for more than a decade while More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 21st, 2016
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The untold story about the padding of 2016 budget–Jibrin, Dogara

The decision by Speaker of House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara to sack the Chairman of House Appropriation Committee, Hon Abdulmumuni Jibrin, is presently raising dust. The two lawmakers who were close allies More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
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Why Nigeria must restructure now, by Mike Ozekhome (SAN) PART 1

INTRODUCTION It is evidently true that those who ignore history, like the Bourbons of European history, do so at their own peril. The challenges bedeviling us as a nation did not start today, or in the recent past. More...