Battle for A’Ibom senatorial seat shifts to Aso Villa

As UN rights group asks Buhari to reject passed bills, resolutions by senate involving sacked Senator Akpan Demands immediate swearing-in of Bassey Etim Threatens to invalidate any legislation passed by senate from March this year A United Nations rights group—People’s Right to Life Development Foundation (PERLDEF) has written President Muhammadu More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, October 20th, 2017
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APC: 17 aggrieved governors plot Oyegun’s removal

Strong indications emerged on Thursday that 17 state governors belonging to the All Progressive Congress (APC) are presently plotting to oust the party’s National Chairman, John Odigie-Oyegun, from office. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, October 19th, 2017
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There ‘ll be mass defection to PDP soon—Minority Leaders

Mass defection of members of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) and the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) across the country is imminent. This hint was dropped More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Pressure as senate shifts probe of $25b NNPC contracts

There were indications on Tuesday that the much awaited probe into the alleged award of $25 billion worth of contracts in the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) may not take place, after all. It was More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Never, I won’t go back to PDP—Obasanjo

Says he’ll rather remain a statesman Former President Olusegun Obasanjo on Tuesday said he would never return to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). Obasanjo who made his position known after he held a meeting More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Why FG is after me—Senator Misau

The Senator representing Bauchi Central Senatorial District, Isah Misau  on Tuesday said he was ready to meet the federal government in court to defend allegations of forgery and perjury preferred against him. Misau, More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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Why DSS, police clashed in Emir of Bauchi’s palace

An official of the Department of State Services (DSS) and an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) were engaged in a brawl on Tuesday at the palace of Emir of Bauchi, Dr. Rilwanu Suleiman Adamu, over a minor disagreement. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017
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2018 Budget: Buhari submits 2018-2020 expenditure framework to lawmakers

Seeks quick reform of budgeting process for transparency President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF-FSP) to the House of Representatives More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Breach of Due Process: Senate summons NNPC’s Baru, others over alleged revocation, re-award of OML 13

The Group Managing Director of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), Maikanti Baru, is, again, under fire. This is because the Senate on Monday summoned him to appear before it to explain his roles More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
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Reps lament slow work on Ogoni clean-up

Urge state of emergency The House of Representatives Committee on Environment Inhabitant has lamented slow action on the Ogoni clean-up and stressed the need for a state of emergency in the area for the exercise More...