President Mnangagwa swears in cabinet with changes to pacify public

President Emmerson Mnangagwa of Zimbabwe on Monday swore in his cabinet, with several last-minute changes after a public outcry about largely assigning posts to military leaders. “The following adjustments have been made to ensure compliance with the constitution and considerations of gender, demography and special needs,” said Secretary to the More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 24th, 2017

BREAKING: Mnangagwa takes oath of office as Zimbabwe President

Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans gathered at a stadium in Harare on Friday, as Emmerson Mnangagwa, 75, took his oath of office as president. He succeeded ousted Robert Mugabe. Widely known as, “the Crocodile,” More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Go, Mugabe, go, by Reuben Abati

Since August, I have been the anchorperson of a programme on television called ThisDay Live where we discuss political matters – local and global. The programme is available on Arise News TV at 6pm, 9pm and sometimes More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

UN appoints Obasanjo, others into Board as advisor

The United Nations (UN) has appointed former President Olusegun Obasanjo into its high-level advisory board. The appointment will see Obasanjo providing advice on mediation initiatives with 17 other current and More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Another 149 Nigerians stranded in Libya return home

A total of 149 Nigerians stranded in Libya have returned to Lagos. They returned home courtesy of the repatriation effort of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and the National Emergency Management More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Nigeria to pull out from 90 international organisations

The Federal Government says it will trim down Nigeria’s membership of over 310 international organisations and associated financial obligations to safeguard the nation from possible financial embarrassment. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Buhari’s illness worked up ECOWAS  leaders—President Akufo-Addo

The President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, on Tuesday disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari’s illness created a serious anxiety within the rank and file of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). Akufo-Addo More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017

Kenya’s Presidential Poll: Nigerian lawyers hail Supreme Court’s annulment of Kenyatta’s election

Recollect how Nigerian judges bungled similar opportunities to speak with courage in past presidential polls Charge Nigerian judiciary to wake up Prominent Nigerian lawyers on Friday applauded the verdict of More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

UK’s National Crime Agency freezes Alison-Madueke’s London properties

The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has frozen London properties valued at £10 million allegedly bought for the former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke, as investigations into the More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Herdsmen Attack: International Criminal Court replies HURIWA

Promises to probe herdsmen attacks in Nigeria As SERAP seeks investigation of alleged missing N11tr power funds The International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, Netherlands has promised to launch investigation More...