IPOB: Buhari and the burden of handling agitations, by Jesusegun Alagbe

One of the major intellectual forces behind the women’s rights movement in the 19th century America, Ernestine Rose [1810-1892], once said, “Agitate! Agitate! [It] ought to be the motto of every reformer. Agitation is the opposite of stagnation — the one is life, the other death.” The words of the Poland-born suffragist and anti-slavery activist, More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 22nd, 2017
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Contending with upsurge of rape cases, by Musbau Rasaq

In recent times, the Nigerian media has reported the increasing frequency of rape cases across the country. The upsurge, especially of gang rapes and rapes of girls by miscreants, relatives and neighbours, should More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 17th, 2017
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Python Dance and IPOB: The foreign policy dimensions, by Bola Akinterinwa

Operation Python Dance’ is a military doctrine conceived to put in check threats to national security from the south eastern region of Nigeria and partly translated into action through the instrumentality of More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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Atiku: A babel of responses, by Okere A.

Recent publication by a group that goes by the name, Governance Support Group, further underscores the apparent contradictions in the pro-Buhari camp in responding to the recent claim by former vice president, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 15th, 2017
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JAMB Cut-Off: The burden of distrust, by Edidiong Esara

DEJA vu! We’ve been here before, over and over again. Each time, disapproval is impossible to rein in. What should have been routine policy measures keep triggering off potshots. You know the story: JAMB reintroduces More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Police magic wand against kidnapping, by Odita Sunday

From Abuja-Kaduna Expressway, to Kogi, Minna and Bida areas of Niger, down to Lagos, Ogun, Rivers, Edo, Anambra and Imo states, kidnappers operated with reckless abandon. Their targets knew no bounds as old and More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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WAEC results as metaphor of collapsing education standards in Southwest, by Iyabo Lawal

For some consecutive years, Nigeria’s Southwest states have stuck out like a sore thumb in the West African Senior School Certificate Examination (WAEC) with their dismal performance. In this report, Iyabo Lawal More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, September 14th, 2017
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Pythons need not dance in south-east, by Paul Onomuakpokpo

Although there is a myriad of indicators of the failure of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, there is one that sticks out like a sore thumb. It is the inability of the government to effectively grapple More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, September 13th, 2017
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How to live and act in a democracy, by Saratu Abiola

2019 is two years away, but it may as well be already here. The political conversation is once again enmeshed in the same arguments and counterarguments for and against one party or another. Even the list of possible More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, September 11th, 2017
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Atiku’s increasing mischief and the APC, by Peter Claver Oparah

For quite some time now, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar has elected for himself the role of the main opposition to the All Progressives Congress (APC), the ruling party in Nigeria and the party of which Atiku More...