Buhari not dead; he’s alive and well–Presidency

The Presidency, last night, debunked the rumours that President Muhammadu Buhari is dead. Buhari was said to have given up the ghost in Germany following an undisclosed terrible health condition which took him to the United Kingdom. He left Nigeria on Thursday, January 19 for United Kingdom on a 10-day vacation. However, the Presidency in a statement More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 20th, 2017
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Jonathan visits Obasanjo in Ibogun

Former President Goodluck Jonathan on Friday visited ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo in his hometown—Ibogun, in Ogun State. The visit, it was learnt, afforded the two past heads of state to hold a meeting on burning More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Vacation: Pray, Nigerians, pray for President Buhari—Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday begged Nigerians to pray for President Muhammadu Buhari as he left Nigeria for medical vacation in the United Kingdom. Buhari, had earlier on Thursday, transmitted a letter to the National More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Fayose taunts Buhari over his exclusion from Trump’s inauguration

Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, has taunted President Muhammadu Buhari over non-extension of invitation to him to attend the inauguration of United States of America President-Elect, Donald Trump. Fayose More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Nigerian senate opposes troops’ deployment to The Gambia

The Senate on Thursday opposed President Muhammadu Buhari’s deployment of troops to The Gambia without the approval of the National Assembly. The Nigerian Air Force confirmed on Wednesday that it had deployed More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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We didn’t resolve to probe accidental bombing of IDP camp—House of Reps

The House of Representatives on Thursday said that it had no plans to investigate the accidental bombing of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) camp in Raan, Kale-Balge local government area, Borno State. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Leave: Buhari ‘ll attend to his health in UK – Presidency

The Presidency on Thursday issued an official statement clarifying on the leave to be embarked upon by President Muhammadu Buhari. The statement said Buhari would be proceeding to the United Kingdom on a short vacation More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 19th, 2017
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Breaking: Buhari writes National Assembly, to proceed on another leave

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the National Assembly to inform it of his intention to proceed on a 10-day working leave. Bar and Bench watch learnt on Thursday that the letter was addressed to both the More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 18th, 2017
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Why we want to grant autonomy to LGAs- Dogara

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has said that the House is working to grant financial autonomy to local governments in the ongoing constitution alteration exercise. He said the decision More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Court throws out Wike’s request to halt IGP’s on-going probe of ‎Rivers re-run violence

Summons IGP, DSS to appear before it on Jan 30 A Federal high court sitting in Abuja on Monday threw out an application by Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State to stop the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim More...