Boko Haram would have taken over Aso Rock if PDP had remained in power  beyond 2015– Garba Shehu

The Presidency on Sunday said that the once dreaded terrorist group, Boko Haram, would have overrun the Aso Villa had the opposition Peoples Democratic party won the 2015 presidential polls. Media Aide to the President, Garba Shehu made the assertion while fielding questions from newsmen in Abuja. Sheu said Buhari had done a lot with regards to national More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, February 19th, 2017
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Again, plot to abort Magu’s senate confirmation thickens

Forces against the Senate confirmation of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as substantive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) appear to be unwilling to back down, The Nation can now reveal. They are More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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Eight female suicide bombers hit Maiduguri

4 trucks burnt, many terrorists, civilians feared killed in blasts and Cross-Fire Many terrorists, civilians feared killed in blasts, crossfire In what would have been one of the most audacious attacks by Boko More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Police shut Peace Corps orientation camp in Offa, say it’s illegal

  The Commissioner of Police in Kwara state, Olushola Amore, has shut down a training camp of Peace Corps of Nigeria in Offa local government area of the state, describing it as illegal. The Command’s Public More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, February 17th, 2017
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Lagos court finally forfeits suspected Diezani’s $153.3m loot to FG

  A Federal high court sitting in Lagos on Thursday issued a final forfeiture order to the Federal Government the sum of $153 million allegedly linked to a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs. Diezani More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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Paris Club Refunds: 36 govs meet, gang up against EFCC over probe of purported diversion of funds 

The governors of the 36 states of the federation on Thursday met at the Presidential Villa in Abuja over the on-going probe of an allegation that some of them diverted the refund made to their states from the excess More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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How Andrew Yakubu came about his $11million ‘gift’, by Azu Ishiekwene

One of the most frequently asked questions this week is: which Andrew? There was once an Andrew in the first coming of President Muhammadu Buhari who popularised that name. That Andrew was a metaphor for the millions More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Fraud: Court sends Seun Egbegbe, accomplice, back to prison

A Federal High Court sitting n Lagos on Wednesday sent  Nollywood film marketer, Seun Egbegbe, and his co-accused, Oyekan Ayomide, back to prison. The trial court renewed the remand order on them after it rejected More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Kano court orders forfeiture of Andrew Yakubu’s confiscated N3 billion hidden cash to Nigerian govt

A Federal high court sitting in Kano on Tuesday issued an interim order forfeiting the $9.8 million and 74,000 pounds recovered from a house belonging to former NNPC boss, Dr Andrew Yakubu to the Nigerian government. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 14th, 2017
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Apo 6: Court reschedules judgment to March 9

An Abuja High Court sitting in Apo, Abuja, has adjourned till March 9, 2017, judgment in the trial of six Police officers accused of killing six Abuja motor spare parts dealers in 2005. The presiding Chief Judge More...