Between presidency and the senate, by Wale Sokunbi

In the past few weeks, Nigerians have been treated to the drama of a feud between the Presidency and the Senate, which culminated in a threat by the upper legislative chamber not to screen and confirm the president’s nominees for vacant positions in the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). In spite of the fact that the leaderships of More...

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By Bar and Bench On Monday, April 10th, 2017
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Time to zone headship of EFCC to the south, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

Now this: since there is a groundswell of opposition against Magu, even from his northern home base, perhaps this is the time to consider the propriety of looking southward, for the first time, for someone to chair More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Between Sagay and the senate, by Sufuyan Ojeifo

On Wednesday, March 29, 2017, the senate, in plenary, reacted to the verbal offensives by the chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), Professor Itse Sagay (SAN), who was quoted More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, April 5th, 2017
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Open letter to El-Rufai, by Nasiru Jagaba

I find it amusing the rare courage and forthrightness with which you, Nasiru El-Rufai, wrote to President Muhammadu Buhari, about the state of the nation. Had this letter not been leaked by you (as widely rumoured) More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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The brand new amphitheatre called the Nigerian Senate, by Eddy Odivwiri

For those who are keen on watching free shows, I am certain the plots and intrigues dominating the drama in the Nigerian Senate are quite entertaining. Yet, the members of the Senate are not comedians, but legislators; More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, April 1st, 2017
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Emefiele, aggressive Forex policy and Nigerians, by Uzodinma Onyewuchi

The banks in Nigeria are grandmasters in the illicit business of round tripping the foreign exchange. It did not start today. It is a well-oiled syndicate that is adept in the intricacies of financial policy manipulation. More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
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Who wants to see my school certificates?, by Azuka Onwuka

If you raise questions about my secondary school education or university education or my National Youth Service Corps or my age, I will not respond by hiring 13 Senior Advocates of Nigeria to battle with you. I More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, March 27th, 2017
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Constitutionalism, the senate and Ibrahim Magu, by Kabir G. Ibrahim

Ibrahim Magu’s continued occupation of the office of the Executive Chairman of the EFCC in an acting capacity after the Senate ‘confirmation rejection’ vis a vis the above constitutional, statutory and judicial More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017
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Understanding Dino Melaye’s skulduggery, by Kingsley Ahanonu

In all phases of the unfolding Certificate scandal, Dino Melaye seems like a crook; and in every step he takes, this assumption is further amplified. The point being that, even as much as I would endeavor to avoid More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
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Nigeria’s democracy in a total mess under President Buhari, by Adewale Giwa

Why is this coming up now after the senate must have woken up to their responsibilities just to save Nigerians from being oppressed? If Senate had not fought to ensure that the customs boss suspended his proposed More...