Honourable Minister, this is bad PR, by Muyiwa Kayode

After receiving a delegation of PRCAN members, The honourable Minister of Information assured them that government will work with Nigerian PR Consultants. The characteristic “I am doing you guys a favour” attitude we so often get from our public officials. Why is it that when they give assignments to local consultants, sometimes they owe for months More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 19th, 2017
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Two Years of Buhari in Villa: So far, so good, by Louis Okoroma

The administration of PMB has performed fairly well in dealing with the insecurity problem that once loomed large on the national horizon. PMB got the nation’s armed forces to rout the Boko Haram, degrading the More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Emir Sanusi must not go to Golgotha like his grandfather, by Yakubu Mohammed

The panel is already at work and unless somebody somewhere tells the eight-man squad to apply the break, the panel is determined to haul the eminent traditional ruler before it to answer sundry charges which include More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 16th, 2017
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The ubiquitous Fulani herdsman as metaphor, by Alade Rotimi-John

This writer rejects the inference that a sovereign state can become so helpless within its own territory even as its authority power and dominion are rudely questioned by a band of unruly aggressors. Nigeria appears More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, May 12th, 2017
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The other side of the anti-graft war, by Dan Agbese

The civil service is the citadel of corruption and corrupt practices. Those who are still in the service see what the retirees are going through after faithfully serving the country until they are too old to get More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Buhari, endless medical trips and limits of endurance, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

It is sad that due to a natural occurrence, the north was understandably “short-changed” in 2010 when Yar’Adua died and Vice President Goodluck Jonathan had to take over from him.  It will even be sadder More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 11th, 2017
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Buhari’s health, 2019 and release of the Chibok girls, by Steve Onyeiwu

  The release of the girls has also dispelled two misconceptions. Contrary to the baloney peddled by ardent supporters of former President Goodluck Jonathan, that the girls were not kidnapped to “harass” More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 9th, 2017
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Have our school children gone gaga?, by Femi Akinfolarin

  Based on available statistics, we have about 39 million men within the youth segment (0-24 years old), and as the idea that the rape of a woman is okay becomes more acceptable across our national spectrum, More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Nigerian governors and transparent governance, by Uche Ezechukwu

Increasingly, especially with the emergence of the situation whereby technology and the social media are compelling openness and transparency on all the spheres of human endeavour, especially in the conduct of More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, May 1st, 2017
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2017 workers’ day and begging questions, by Rahaman Onike

May Day is not only declared as a public holiday by the Federal Government of Nigeria to mark Workers’ Day, it is a moment for deep reflection on the state of workers in both private and public sectors of More...