Oversight Functions: Lawyer seeks court’s pronouncement on powers of Senate to force Customs boss to wear service uniform

Do the oversight powers of the Nigerian senate extend to compelling the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Col Hameed Ali to wear his service uniform before he could appear before the senate to defend executive policy? This is a fundamental constitutional question an Abuja-based lawyer, Mr Mohammed Ibrahim  has posed to a Federal More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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N177m Hazard Allowance Fraud: I gave N50m bribe to NASS members–prof Ogunbodede

Former Director of Institute of Agricultural Research and Training, Benjamin Ogunbodede, has alleged that he gave N50 million to some members of the National Assembly. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Assets Declaration Infraction: Why we didn’t confront Saraki with our findings– FG

The Federal Government on Tuesday told the Code of Conduct Tribunal sitting in Abuja that it is not mandatory to confront an errant public officer with details of infraction of asset declaration offence where such More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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How I blew whistle on proprietor of fake and illegal foreign university—JAMB Chief

Says he almost lost $11,550 to the university’s dubious PhD degree – JAMB chief The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Tuesday  gave a comprehensive More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Fraud: Gridlock on Abuja-Kaduna road stalls Metuh, Badeh’s court cases

Traffic gridlock between Kaduna and Lagos owing to closure of the Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport in Abuja on Monday stopped a Federal high court judge, Justice Okon Abang to sit on two public interest cases More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 20th, 2017
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Fraud: After serving out jail term, Ibori appeals against his conviction in UK Court

Almost five years after he was convicted and jailed in the United Kingdom , former Governor of Delta State, Chief James Onanefe Ibori has filed a full appeal in the British Court of Appeal to challenge his  conviction More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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My husband canes me daily, woman tells court

A 39-year-old petty trader, Yemisi Akinwunmi, on Friday pleaded with an Agege Customary Court in Lagos to end her 20-year-old loveless marriage to free her from pangs of daily corporal punishment meted to her by More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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400 Nigerians in jail in South Africa, says Dambazau

Interior Minister retired Lt.-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau on Friday said not less than 400 Nigerians are serving jail terms for various offences in South Africa. Dambazau made the disclosure at joint news conference More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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Court declines Moro’s request for permission to embark on foreign medical trip

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja Friday rejected an application by former Interior Minister, Abba Moro for permission to travel abroad for medical attention. Moro is standing trial with some senior officials More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 17th, 2017
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How Nwobike (SAN) used technology to bribe judges, pervert course of justice—Detective

Cites 14,317 extra-judicial text messages between Nwobike and judges to buttress claim On November 5, 2015, the defendant sent a text message to Jide stating he wanted his matter which was Timi Akpobolokemi More...