The matter of 38 Army officers, by Emmanuel Onwubiko

I’m compelled for the second time in less than two years to write on this vexed issue of the alleged wrongful dismissal of 38 senior military officers of the Nigeria Army because of newly emerged information which goes to show that most of them were, indeed, not afforded a right to fair hearing. Over a year and half ago when the Army through its More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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The illegality of post-UTME, by Luke Onyekakeyah

The confusion that has trailed the re-introduction of the post University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (post-UTME) in higher educational institutions across the country over the fees payable by candidates More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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Lion King and the mischief of Rattus rattus, by Sesan Johnson

Professor Piggy, you said from the ancient times that the different types of government systems in the world included feudalism, autocracy, constitutional monarchy, monarchy, democracy, and others. But, what type More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, September 5th, 2017
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A funeral gathering, by Ray Ekpu

During the last week of last month there was a meeting at the National Judicial Institute, Abuja, attended by, according to reports, more than 1600 “stakeholders” in the education sector. It was a blue ribbon More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, September 4th, 2017
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Hate speech and governance style, by Eze Onyekpere

At a time other nations are planning and grappling with the uncertainties of a changing world, planning for the next 20 to 30 years, Nigeria is still locked down by internal strife and divisions.  Many nations More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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Issues in budget approval and implementation, by Iyiola Omisore

The approval of the budget sets the stage for implementation by various ministries, departments and agencies, including the National Assembly and the judiciary. At the implementation stage, the Minister of Finance More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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A critique of 1999 constitution and its proposed amendments, by Chijioke Nwachukwu

The Constitution, also known as the grundnorm, is the most important law of any land. It is also an embodiment of every nation’s history. However, midwifed by the military, it is not surprising that the Constitution More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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Just thinking aloud on Malami, Magu rift, by Alabi Williams

Lai Mohammed, minister in charge of Information and Culture has assured that President Buhari is investigating the face-off between Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Ibrahim More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, September 2nd, 2017
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Still on judicial recognition of power of Chief Judges to release prisoners, by Femi Falana (SAN)

A couple of days ago, Mr. S.T. Hon SAN questioned the constitutional validity of the administrative power of Chief Judges to order the release of under trial prisoners languishing in dehumanising conditions in More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 29th, 2017
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JAMB and the politics of cut-off marks, by Reuben Abati

I have followed with keen interest the controversy over the announcement of cut-off marks for Nigeria’s admission processes for the 2017/2018 session, with many commentators and the general public insisting that More...