Nigerians are increasingly using social media to promote hate speech, fake news–Minister

Stakeholders including minister of Communications, Abdur-Raheem Shittu on Thursday lamented the growing use of social media to promote fake news and hate speech in the country, warning that the government needed to take quick action to salvage the situation. Others who participated in the discussion o the critical issue included the Permanent Sectary, More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 17th, 2017
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Why I kidnapped my Facebook girlfriend—Disposable Cup Seller

The Edo State Police Command has paraded 104 suspects arrested for various crimes including a 24-year-old man, Micheal Duda, who confessed to have kidnapped his teenage Facebook girlfriend identified as Victory More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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We ‘ll arrest killers of retired Ambrose Alli University lecturer—Edo Police

Men of the Edo State Police Command have spread their dragnet for the arrest of killers of a retired lecturer of the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Prof. Anthony Nosa Edosomwan. Prof. Edosomwan was reportedly More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 16th, 2017
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IGP to Politicians: Incite populace, get arrested

The Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris has directed policemen to immediately arrest any politician or group that either incites or engages in financial inducement in order to influence the outcome More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, November 12th, 2017
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Bombing of Oil Facilities: Why Avengers must shelve threat, embrace dialogue—SAN

One of the foremost Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN) in the northern region of the country, Alhaji Abdulganiyu Folorunsho Abdulrazaq, has begged the Niger Delta Avenger to rescind their decision to resume bombing More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Court orders interim forfeiture of Ikoyi property to FG

Justice Saliu Saidu of a Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday ordered the temporary forfeiture to the Federal Government of Flat 7B, Osborne Towers, Ikoyi, Lagos. The property is said to have housed the sums More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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How female suicide bombers die, injure eight in Borno—Police

The Borno State Police on Tuesday confirmed the death of four female suicide bombers and injuries on eight residents in multiple attacks on London Chiki/Kaleri axis of Jere Local Council. The Commissioner of Police(CP), More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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ASP hangs self after retirement in own village

A retired Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) and indigene of Mkpani in Ugep local government area of Cross River State, Mr. Itam Obongha, has hanged himself. Obongha last served in Anambra till April this More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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How to stem corruption in Nigeria, by Olu Okurinboye

Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it, misdiagnosing it, and then misappropriating the wrong remedies -Grucho Marx. Corruption appears to be a never-ending national stigma read about on daily basis More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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How unwilling wife kills 15 in-laws in failed attempt to free self from husband

The police have arrested a wife, Aasia Bibi, after allegedly killing 15 of her in-laws in a botched bid to poison the man she had been ordered to marry in Pakistan. Aasia from Muzaffargarh in the southwestern Punjab More...