FG’s stance on continued detention of Sheikh El-Zakzaky indefensible–Shiites

Members of Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN), also known as Shiites, have described as indefensible the  Federal Government’s position on continuous detention of their leader, Sheikh Ibrahim El-Zakzaky and his wife. The group said the attempt by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to justify the duo’s detention after a Federal High Court judgment is unacceptable, More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Sack: Why DSS stormed Pencom–Source

Detectives from the Department of State Security (DSS) have raided the office of the National Pension Commission (PenCom). Insider sources said the raid was likely targeted at the sacked Director -General, Mrs. More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, April 23rd, 2017
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Kano plans compulsory HIV test for would-be couples

Kaduna assembly bans marriage without medical test Kano State Agency for the Control of AIDS (KSACA) is collaborating with the Hisbah Board to come up with a law that would compel couples to undergo HIV screening More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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FG orders hospitals nationwide to prepare for disease outbreak

The Minister of Health, Prof. Isaac Adewole on Friday held a crucial meeting with the heads of federal government tertiary hospitals in the country in Abuja with a charge that they should prepare, equip and be proactive More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, April 22nd, 2017
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Buhari, Atiku,Saraki, Mark grieve ove demise of football fans in Calabar

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday expressed shock and sadness over the tragic news of the demise of several Nigerians at a football viewing centre in Calabar, Cross River State on Thursday night while watching More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, April 21st, 2017
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Worries, delay as two Air Peace aircrafts ‘collide’ at Lagos Airport

Many passengers scheduled to be airlifted by Air Peace to various destinations were on Thursday delayed when two aircraft owned by the airline were grounded. The aircraft operations were suspended after two of More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Police set to recruit 30,000 personnel annually—DIG Dikko

The police high command on Wednesday said it had concluded plans to recruit 30,000 personnel  annually  to enhance community policing in the country. The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of North-west More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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We’ve learnt a lot from mock exam shift—JAMB spokesman

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday said it has learnt its lessons from the recent postponement of the mock examination intended to test run its system and level of preparedness. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 20th, 2017
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Ife Crisis: Panel of Inquiries begins sitting as indigenes flood panel with petition

The Osun State Panel of Inquiry probing civil disturbance of public peace that ensued between the Hausa and Ife people on March 8, Wednesday commenced sitting at Oba Okunade Sijuade Memorial Hall, Enuwa, Ile-Ife. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 19th, 2017
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FG gives December deadline to wield big stick against teachers without professional certificates

Teachers who do not possess Professional   Certificate of the Teachers’ Registration Council (TRCN) will be weeded out of the system by the end of the year. The Federal Government which made the disclosure More...