Will Anambra poll hold, asks Leo Sobechi

As the countdown continues, one of the issues that have been trending in the state is the concern for unrelenting campaign by members of the outlawed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) for a poll boycott. With barely six days to the D Day, the circle of serious contenders for Anambra State governorship seems to have narrowed to six candidates. Concerted More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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Court quashes Ndume’s suspension, orders payment of his salaries

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has quashed the suspension of Senator Ali Ndume by the Senate as illegal and ordered that Ndume be paid all his outstanding salaries and allowances. Justice Babatunde Quadri More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, November 11th, 2017
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A’Ibom Senatorial Seat: How Saraki’s senate mocked the judiciary in the last 258 days

Thirty six weeks after a Federal high court in Uyo sacked Mr Bassey Albert Akpan from the National Assembly and ordered immediate inauguration of Hon Bassey Etim as the senator representing Akwa Ibom North East More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, November 8th, 2017
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Senate seeks immediate abolition of Excess Crude Account

The Senate on Tuesday requested the Federal Government to stop funding the Excess Crude Account (ECA) with immediate effect,. The upper chamber of the National Assembly contended that ECA is illegal as it offended More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, November 7th, 2017
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Group sues National Assembly over bill to regulate NGOs

A group of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs) operating as Human Rights Agenda Network (HRAN) has sued the National Assembly before a Federal High Court in Abuja over on-going plan to legislate on regulation More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Presidency faults Buhari’s critics over Lawal, Oke

The presidency on Friday dismissed the criticisms trailing the sack of former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal and ex-Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, Ayo Oke. Femi More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Atiku disowns video of 2019 presidential ambition

Former vice president, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, on Friday dismissed an online video in which he declared his interest to take a shot at the presidency in the 2019 general elections. Reacting to the video, which is More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, November 4th, 2017
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Buhari actually rejected motion to endorse him for second term at APC NEC–Presidency

The presidency on Friday claimed that contrary to media reports, President Muhammadu Buhari personally rejected the motion to endorse him for 2019 presidential election during the National Executive Committee (NEC) More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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2019 Presidency: APC governors split over automatic ticket for Buhari

There was a major crack on Thursday in the All Progressive Congress (APC) over plot by some governors of the party to give an automatic ticket to President Muhammadu Buhari to contest the 2019 election. This is More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, November 3rd, 2017
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Why Buhari must sack leadership of EFCC, DSS and AGF Malami—HURIWA

A pro-democracy group operating as Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to rejig his anti-corruption team for greater efficiency. A statement by the National More...