Unfulfilled promises holding President Buhari back in the UK, by Adewale Giwa

Following the two letters dated February 5 and 21 respectively by Mr. Muhammadu Buhari, it is now glaring that the president needs urgent assistance from his military counterparts, Ibrahim Gbadamosi Babaginda, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, General Abdulsalam Abubakar among others. As a matter of urgency, the ailing president needs not to be told by sending More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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“What does Bola Tinubu want?”-A riposte, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

I was hesitant to make this intervention for fear of having people question my motive.  To situate the issue in a clear context, let me disclose from the outset that I recently had a privileged discussion with More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 21st, 2017
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EFCC and Ibrahim Magu’s never ending public display of incompetence, by Ilesanmi Omabomi

I have often wondered if the folks at EFCC, including its chairman Ibrahim Magu, have bothered to examine how genuine anti-corruption crusades have been carried out successfully in other jurisdictions. I say this More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 20th, 2017
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ASUU and the fight against corruption in varsities

Our people say that an itch of the buttocks never really subsides unless it attracts public opprobrium. I am an unrepentant foot soldier of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) but can no longer continue More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, February 18th, 2017
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In Nigeria, looting is the name of the game, by Tony Okoroji

These days, if my cell phone rings 10 times, you can be sure that seven times, the guy on the other side has a problem waiting for me to solve. I don’t get fooled anymore if he spends some time asking about the More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 16th, 2017
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How Andrew Yakubu came about his $11million ‘gift’, by Azu Ishiekwene

One of the most frequently asked questions this week is: which Andrew? There was once an Andrew in the first coming of President Muhammadu Buhari who popularised that name. That Andrew was a metaphor for the millions More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, February 15th, 2017
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Andrew Yakubu was a country, by Emmanuel Ugwu

The truth is not always absolute. Sometimes, it has layers of correctness. For example, it’s a self-evident truth that Andrew Yakubu was a klpetocrat. But that’s a lower layer of truth. There is a higher and More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 13th, 2017
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Flashback: Why Nigeria tripped at the AU, by Owei Lakemfa

Nigeria at the African Union (AU) Assembly rolled out its fearsome arsenal; diplomatic, political and economic, in a contest to win the leadership of the Peace and Security Commission (PSC). The Giant of Africa, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Open letter to the Acting President, by Aisha Yesufu

Dear Acting President @ProfOsinbajo I am a Nigerian business owner indebted to a Chinese company due to bad policies by Nigerian government, corruption, stubbornness of the Chinese company and my mistakes. During More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, February 9th, 2017
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Buhari’s Health Status: What does Obasanjo know about our C-in-C?, by Azu Ishiekwene

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo will officially be 80 in March and there are many who think he is hyperactive for his age. He is probably one of the busiest former presidents, with a schedule that combines half More...