It’s a big sacrifice for outstanding lawyers to go to the bench— Folarin Williams

Lagos-based lawyer,  Mr. Folarin Williams, on Sunday said that it was a huge sacrifice for outstanding lawyers to accept to take up appointments at the bench. The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen, had invited the Bar to nominate lawyers for appointment as Supreme Court justices, following which the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Prophecy that changed my life— Yemi Osinbajo

Many a prominent pastor have issued failed prophecies and consequently suffered ridicule for their words. But Vice President Yemi Osinbajo knows that one pastor whose pronouncements are priceless. As a pastor of More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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OSBC reporter, four others die in auto-crash on Ibadan-Ife Expressway

A 48-year-old journalist, Mr. Nathaniel Abimbola, and four other members of Celestial Church of Christ in Osogbo lost their lives in an auto-crash which occurred on Friday at Asejire on the Ibadan-Ife Expressway. Abimbola More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Court set to review AMCON’s takeover of Arik Air

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Friday fixed May 15, 2017 for ruling on two preliminary objections  challenging the takeover of Arik Air Limited by the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria. AMCON More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Senate summons Dambazau, Malami, others over alleged abuse of IGR

The senate has summoned the Interior Minister, AbdulRahaman Dambazau and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to explain their alleged roles in the alleged misuse of revenues More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Dino actually graduated from ABU, Zaria – Dean, Students Affairs

Dean of Student Affairs at the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Barrister Ahmed Tanimu on Thursday purportedly issued a statement to confirm that Senator Dino Melaye actually graduated from the institution contrary More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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BVN Fraud: Court jails two fraudsters six months for stealing Diamond customer’s money

A Gombe State High Court on Thursday convicted and sentenced to six months imprisonment two fraudsters who specialised in duping innocent people by obtaining their bank verification numbers using the trick that More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Court awards N10 million damages to Onitsha trader

An Anambra State high court sitting in Ihiala has ordered two policemen attached to Zone 9, Umuahia, a businessman Mr. Joachim Obiagwu and a legal practitioner Mr. Anayo Ambrose Emejuo, both based in Onitsha, to More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Five suspected bombers, three IDPs die in Borno multiple blasts

The Borno State Police Command and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the North-East, Wednesday confirmed the death of eight persons in multiple suicide bombings at Muna Garage Internally-Displaced More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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CBN Deputy Gov, Sarah Alade, bows out, urges Emefiele to uphold credibility of apex bank

Reminisces on the dark days when CBN had ‘four governors’ The Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) in charge of Economic Policy, Dr. Sarah Alade, retired on Wednesday. She urged Emefiele to More...