2019 Presidency: Why Buhari should re-contest, by Paul Onomuakpokpo

It is only those who are unfamiliar with the politics of mutual backslapping in these climes who are surprised by the verdict of the governors of the ruling party, the All Progressives Congress (APC). At the meeting of the party’s National Executive Committee (NEC) in Abuja on Tuesday, the governors declared President Muhammadu Buhari fit to recontest More...

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By Bar and Bench On Monday, October 23rd, 2017

Does Buhari plan to treat Abdulrasheed Maina’s case like Babachir Lawal, asks ‘Fisayo Soyombo

Abdulrasheed Maina cannot hide forever. Neither he nor the people who helped him circumvent justice in 2013 gave this a thought when he escaped to Dubai. But as he must have found out already, retreating from justice More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017

PMB, Kanu and the tsetse fly on the scrotum!, by Dr Ik Muo

My last intervention (1967-2017: from police action to egwu eke) was on 30/9/17. I had recalled how an ordinary police action led to a gruesome 30 month civil war and prayed that the recent egwu-eke 2 did not lead More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017

In fond memory of Olu Onagoruwa, lawyer for political detainees, by Femi Falana (SAN)

Following the overthrow of the civilian administration in Nigeria in January 1966, the Constitution was suspended while Martial Law became the grund norm. Human rights of citizens were put in abeyance. In a bid More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 19th, 2017

Why corporal punishment should be discontinued, by Iyabo Lawal

There is a long history of violence against Nigerian schoolchildren. In 2016, in a private school in Ibadan Oyo State, 14-year-old Oyinye Abariwe (not real name) was a victim of corporal punishment. On that sunny More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

Falz does not have to take after his father, Femi Falana, by Elor Nkereuwem

Dear Tope Fasua, I am compelled to write this response to your essay published by PREMIUM TIMES on October 13, 2017. Whilst I concede that “Of Paupers, Princes and the Terrible Danger of Overshadowing One’s More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, October 15th, 2017

2019 presidency and the way forward, by Abraham Ogbodo

Today, I have decided to treat one serious matter with all the seriousness it commands: It is the matter of who becomes President in 2019. Muhammadu Buhari, the incumbent is not saying anything, either vocally More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 13th, 2017

Because of food, by Dan Agbese

This is not the sort of news that makes the headlines and plays big in the public space. Because it is the story of the poor. It is the story of the children of the poor. It is the story about the future that might More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Lessons from Ijebu-Jesa, by Abiodun Komolafe

Two things define you: Your patience when you have nothing and your attitude when you have everything. Every artist dips his brush in his own soul and paints his own nature into his pictures— Henry Ward Beecher Ijebu-Jesa More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

The Kachikwu-Baru feud, by Dele Agekameh

Hans Christian Anderson’s classic tale, The Emperor’s New Clothes, seems befitting as an analogy for recent happenings in Nigeria’s political arena. The latest intrigue to come out of the space involves a More...