Graft: S’Court judge bags life jail term

A Chinese court in the northern city of Tianjin on Thursday sentenced a senior judge of Supreme Peoples’ Court, Justice Xi Xiaoming, to a life term. That was after the court found the judge guilty of corruption charge. Specifically, the convicted judge was said to have accepted 115 million yuan (16.78 million dollars) in bribes between 1996 and 2015. According More...

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By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Flashback: Why Nigeria tripped at the AU, by Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria at the African Union (AU) Assembly rolled out its fearsome arsenal; diplomatic, political and economic, in a contest to win the leadership of the Peace and Security Commission (PSC). The Giant of Africa, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Trump pledges to support Nigeria’s fight against terrorism with military weapons

President Donald Trump of the United States of America on Monday assured Nigeria of his government’s support in the fight against terrorism. A statement issued by the Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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650,000 Americans want Trump sacked as US President

Less than 100 days in office, more than 650,000 Americans have reportedly signed a petition for the impeachment of the newly sworn-in president of the United States of America. The petition which was signed online More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 6th, 2017
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Sex Scandal: Three Nigerian lawmakers slam $1billion lawsuit against US govt

Three members of the House of Representatives accused of sexually harassing some hotel waitresses and soliciting for sex in United States of America last year have sued the U.S government for scandalising them, More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, February 5th, 2017
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SERAP writes Trump, seeks return of Nigeria’s stolen assets

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) on Sunday said it had written an open letter to the US President Donald J. Trump urging him to attach and release to Nigeria some $500 million worth of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Gambia’s National Assembly revokes state of emergency

Gambia’s National Assembly on Tuesday revoked a state of emergency declared by former leader Yahya Jammeh in an attempt to stay in power. The move comes shortly before President Adama Barrow returns to Gambia More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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Gambia: ECOWAS force to remain for 6 months

The ECOWAS Commission has said its coalition force in The Gambia would remain for the next six months, as requested by President Adama Barrow. Marcel de Souza said this while briefing members of the diplomatic corps More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 24th, 2017
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No government in Gambia yet – ECOWAS

Five days after former President, Yahya Jammeh quit power, there is no government in The Gambia. The Economic Community of West African State (ECOWAS) said on Tuesday the newly inaugurated President Adama Barrow More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 23rd, 2017
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Jammeh goes into exile with stolen $11 million Gambians’ fund, exotic cars–Barrow’s Aide

The disgraced former President of the Gambian, Mr Yahya Jammeh has allegedly stolen $11million (500m dalasi) in the past weeks before going into exile. Mr Mai Fatty, the Adviser to the New President, Adama Barrow More...