Megalomania and Hameed Ali, by ‘Tope Fasua

Today’s military is less lucky. The promotions no longer come as they did in Ali’s days. Chances are that Ali shouldn’t have retired with more than a Major’s rank if not for coup-induced rapid promotions. Now, he brags about how having been in the army, no other uniform can touch his skin. Impunity. Impudence. Hubris Hubris is what is plaguing More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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No duty too high to save Hameed Alli, by Azu Ishiekwene

I’ve met a number of decent Customs men and women, but car dealers will also tell you that there are just as many officers and rank-and-file workers who work part time for Customs and full time for car smugglers. More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Magu: Options open to President Buhari, by Femi Falana(SAN)

The rejection of the nomination of Mr. Ibrahim Magu as the Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) on Wednesday afternoon by the Senate on the basis of a security report compiled by the State More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Why vice-chancellors should allow tuition-free varsities stay, by Paul Onomuakpokpo

The idea of stopping the tuition-free policy should be jettisoned simply because of the poor. Remember, most of these vice-chancellors and others who are canvassing the payment of fees in universities enjoyed tuition-free More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 16th, 2017
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Please, no 2019 for Buhari, by Ochereome Nnana

He is not physically fit to run again. In fact, his health has been a burden on Nigerians in the past two years. He should give way to younger leaders to move the nation forward. There is nothing wrong in Buhari More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Apostle Suleman: Adultery in the Pulpit, by Bayo Oluwasanmi

Spiritually, his alleged adultery means Apostle Suleman has chosen Satan over Jesus, death over life, and hell over heaven. It is impossible to be an adulterer and a pastor or “man of God” at the same time. More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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Politicians behind Apostle Suleiman’s trial, by Adewale Giwa

The present predicament of Apostle Johnson Suleiman, the General Overseer of Omega Fire Ministry Worldwide alleged to have been sexually involved with Canada-based Stephanie Otobo should not come as a surprise More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 13th, 2017
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The missing link in the fight against graft, by Ladipo Adamolekun

“…corruption in this country is wealthy, powerful, influential, and it is in practically all institutions including religious institutions.” – Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, The Nation, February 10, 2017. Recession, More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 11th, 2017
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The conviction of Bala James Ngilari and its lessons, by Okoi Obono-Obla

The conviction and sentence to five years imprisonment of a former Governor of Adamawa State, Bala James Ngilari by an Adamawa State High Court for his contravention of the Adamawa State Procurement Law in the award More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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The shambles of the current forex regulations, by Emmanuel Nwachukwu

For decades bad policy decisions have bedevilled development in Nigeria and fuelled corruption.  We have tended to go for populist solutions and ignored the long term impact of such decisions on the economy.  More...