Re-educate the miseducated Nigerian, by Edidiong Esara

Abraham Lincoln in that famous letter to his son’s teacher implored: “Teach him if you can the wonders of books, but also give time to ponder the extreme mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun and flowers on a green hill. Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong.” Schools ought to expand learners’ More...

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By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017
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LAUTECH as a metaphor for ‘change’ by Odurombi Onabanjo

In the build-up to the 2015 general elections, four opposition parties came together to form the All Progressives Congress, APC, and took the word ‘change’ as their party’s motto. The new party later went More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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In defence of Donald Trump, by Hope Eghagha

It is just a question of time; Donald Trump will prove to be the best thing that has happened to America and to the world, from creation till the end of times. Already there are signs of greatness, arising from More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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Before lawyers ruin Magu and democracy, by Martins Oloja

In this season of too many inclusive matters, managing priorities becomes an urgent matter of public interest. One of the priorities that those in power should consider immediately is the unfinished business of More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017
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There is no justice in the jungle, by Gabriel Osu

The word ‘jungle justice’ has once again resurfaced in our national discourse, following the lynching of a couple of men suspected to be members of the Badoo cult group in parts of Ikorodu, Lagos. The incidences, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017
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Modu-Sheriff and the spirit of law, By Louis Odion

It is quite human for Ahmed Markafi and co to quickly imagine the worst storm is over following the legal life-line from the Supreme Court last week and therefore relapse to the iniquities and debauchery of the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, July 17th, 2017
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On re-inventing Nigeria, by Onigu Otite

It is heartening that our Senate summoned courage and sound political will recently and requested for the report of the 2014 National Conference of notable Nigerians assembled by our former President Goodluck Jonathan, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Of lion king, hyenas and jackals, by Olusegun Adeniyi

There is no better reflection of the state of our nation today than the Facebook exchange between the wife of the President, Mrs Aisha Buhari and the Senator of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) representing More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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The Nigerian people and the struggle for supremacy between the Presidency and the Senate, by Niran Adedokun

A report in the Monday edition of The PUNCH indicated that leaders of the All Progressives Congress recently met over the festering crisis between the Presidency and the Senate. The latest disagreement, which has More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017
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Aisha Buhari: Political speech in the age of social media, by Abimbola Adelakun

In my imagination, the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, is ruing her lack of self-restraint for responding to Senator Shehu Sani’s post on Facebook. Earlier in the week, Sani had written a comment that made More...