Understanding Dino Melaye’s skulduggery, by Kingsley Ahanonu

In all phases of the unfolding Certificate scandal, Dino Melaye seems like a crook; and in every step he takes, this assumption is further amplified. The point being that, even as much as I would endeavor to avoid calling him so, his suggestions right from his initial statement of rebuff to his resort to court, just seem to make him a crook. When SaharaReporters More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Nigeria’s democracy in a total mess under President Buhari, by Adewale Giwa

Why is this coming up now after the senate must have woken up to their responsibilities just to save Nigerians from being oppressed? If Senate had not fought to ensure that the customs boss suspended his proposed More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Of Magu, saints and sinners, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

If you happen to be a purist and you desire to dine with saints, you are not likely to find one here.  This is because the search for saints in the haystacks of the sin and corruption that exemplify the totality More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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Ile-Ife and the ubiquity of small arms, by Saheed Ahmad Rufai

Small arms proliferation and light weapons that seem currently dominant and ubiquitous in Nigeria are a security threat that must not be trivialised by any segment of the leadership and the citizenry.  It is more More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017
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The Magu ambush, by Dele Agekameh

If Magu eventually leaves, it may sound the death knell for President Buhari’s anti-corruption war, which is the fulcrum of his administration. Obviously, the next man will have to think twice and tread softly More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Talking about suicide, by Adekoya Boladale

It may be difficult to say precisely why individuals take their lives but the most common elements are frustration, rejection, humiliation, soberness and rarely influence. These emotional forces are often very More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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The pastor as sexual object, by Ebenezer Obadare

At the core of my ongoing study of Pentecostal pastors and changing forms of authority in Africa are two related premises. First, due to a variety of factors, partly socio-economic, but also cultural as well as More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Why is Nigeria not like China?, by Feyi Fawehinmi

After the death of Mao Zedong in September 1976, China faced a critical choice. Mao’s chosen successor, Hua Guofeng, decided to maintain the status quo with a policy that came to be known as the ‘Two Whatevers’ More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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Xenophobia Vs brandophobia, by Muyiwa Kayode

I remember 1994. I was working at Prima Garnet Communications, the Ad agency that later became Prima Garnet Ogilvy. The company was just two years old at the time, when we were assigned the task of launching Multichoice More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
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EFCC and PEPs: Caught in a cobweb of legalism, by Tayo Oke

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission and Politically Exposed Persons, are hogging the limelight again for very familiar reasons. The former has been busy trying to make some serious charges stick on the More...