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 in our newspapers. This should not be a surprise to us all because we seem to have laid the national fabric deeply in it. Therefore, it More...

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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...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Why Buhari must sack leadership of EFCC, DSS and AGF Malami—HURIWA

A pro-democracy group operating as Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his anti-corruption team for greater efficiency. A statement by the National More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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NASU: How gunmen killed Kogi labour leader, two others

NLC, TUC suspend negotiation with govt over murder Five heavily armed gunmen on Thursday assassinated the Kogi State Chairman of the Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU) of Secondary Schools Science and Technology More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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$43.5m Ikoyi Cash: EFCC summons ex-NIA DG, Oke, wife

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday said it has summoned former Director General of the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), Ambassador Ayodele Oke and his wife, Folashade, for interrogation. Oke More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, November 2nd, 2017
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Fraud: Senate threatens IGP Idris with arrest over failure to appear before probe committee

I wont appear—IGP The senate on Wednesday threatened to issue warrant of arrest against the incumbent Inspector General of Police, Mr. Ibrahim Idris, should he refuse to appear again before its committee investigating More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Maina, police in fresh fight over alleged £6m pension loot in London accounts

The embattled former Chairman of the Pension Reform Task Team (PRTT), Abdulrasheed Maina, on Tuesday alleged that he was being hunted for stopping N5.32 billion allegedly being stolen monthly in the office of the More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Lagos court jails mother of four 10 years over attempt to traffic 330g of cocaine

A Federal high court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday sentenced a 56-year-old mother of four, Oluwayemisi Owolabi, to 10 years imprisonment after the court convicted her of engagement in cocaine trafficking. Owolabi More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Father of three hangs self in Ibadan as neighbours suspect assassination

A 43-year old commercial motorcyclist and father of three, Mr Adebisi Adesina, on Tuesday was found dead in his room in Oke Seni area of Ibadan, Oyo State capital. Although his body was found dangling suggesting More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
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Stealing: Police fume over killing of three suspected armed robbers in Ondo by irate mob

Ondo State Police Command on Tuesday decried the use of jungle justice on three suspected armed robbers who allegedly stole two motorcycles at gunpoint along Hospital Road in Akure on Monday. The Police Public More...