A memory of America, by Azu Ishiekwene

The unusual thing about the U.S. is that everything is unusual. If there was still a doubt, the election of Donald J. Trump, who takes office on Friday as the 45th president of the United States of America, settles the matter. Everything about Trump is dangerously unusual. He slayed his party, appealed to the worst instincts of voters, defied the media More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Belgore @ 80: His imprints on judicial landscape, by Gbolahan Gbadamosi

Providence made my path and that of former Chief Justice of Nigeria, Hon. Justice Salihu Modibbo Alfa Belgore(GCON) crossed each other 36 years ago during my Students’ Union days at the then University of Ife, More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Still on Governor Ajimobi statement: I am the state! By Abiodun Ladepo

Every parent who has a student at Ladoke Akintola University (LAUTECH) should be outraged at the conduct of Isiaka Abiola Ajimobi, Governor of Oyo State, when he addressed the protesting students of that school More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 16th, 2017
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The Gambia, Jammeh and the proverbial bull in a China shop, by Paul Ejime

Since seizing power from the nation’s independence leader Sir Dawda Jawara in the July 1994 military coup, Lieutenant Yahya Abdul-Aziz Jemus Junkung Jammeh has made no secret of his absolute intolerance of any More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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ASUU, FG and endless renegotiations, by Idowu Akinlotan

Forgive the pessimism, but there will be no end to dithering over education in Nigeria. The merry-go-round simply won’t stop. Those saddled with the responsibility of managing Nigeria’s education system have More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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An insight into Nigeria’s deadly monsters, by Femi Fani-Kayode

When you take everything away from a man or a people, including their humanity, their loved ones, their land, their possessions, their faith, their God, their self-respect, their identity and their dignity and More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Reflection on Ikpeazu’s budget of prudence and self- reliance, by Okechukwu Keshi Ukegbu

There are five elements that constitute a good budget. They are comprehensiveness, knowing your priorities, setting the right goal, staying up to date, among others. These were adequately captured in Governor Okezie More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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Buhari and the FRC affair, by Louis Odion

For once, President Buhari on Monday chose to act with a despatch and clarity rarely seen in his tenancy at Aso Rock in the last twenty months. The ink of the reports of the forced resignation of Pastor Enoch Adeboye, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 12th, 2017
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EFCC, Adoke and conflicting allegations of graft: A call for deep introspection

It has become evidently clear that the charges preferred against the former Attorney General and Minister of Justice, Mohammed Adoke,SAN, cannot stand the test of time. This is against the backdrop of emerging developments More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 11th, 2017
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Give whistle-blower Jibrin his due, by Lekan Sote

In the final weeks of 2016, Finance Minister, Kemi Adeosun, announced that the Federal Executive Council proposed to send a bill to the National Assembly to reward anyone that provided information on those who steal More...