PDP: Ex-President Jonathan hails Gov Dickson’s Peace Committee

Says political solution most viable option to terminate PDP crisis Former President Goodluck Jonathan has queued behind Governor Seriake Dickson-led Peace and Reconciliation Committee over its decision to use political solution to resolve leadership crisis in the opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and prepare it for the 2019 general election. Jonathan More...

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By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Senate summons Dambazau, Malami, others over alleged abuse of IGR

The senate has summoned the Interior Minister, AbdulRahaman Dambazau and the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to explain their alleged roles in the alleged misuse of revenues More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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Perjury: FG demands Melaye’s academic records from ABU authorities

Strong indication emerged on Friday that the Federal Government has officially demanded the authority of the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) to provide the academic details of lawmaker, Senator Dino Melaye. The directive, More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, March 25th, 2017
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IGP to Buhari: No ethnic bias in Ile Ife arrests, absolves herdsmen in Zaki-Biam killings

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, on Friday met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa over the recent killings in Zaki-Biam, Benue State, and parts of Ile-Ife, Osun State. The More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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BREAKING: Impeachment of ex-Ondo Deputy Governor Olanusi illegal—Appeal Court

The Akure division of the Court of Appeal on Friday declared as illegal, null and void the impeachment of former deputy governor of Ondo State, Alhaji Ali Olanusi illegal. Olanusi was deputy governor for six years More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Fayose re-echoes Aisha’s alarm, says Buhari has lost control of governance to a cabal

The Ekiti State Governor, Mr Ayo Fayose, on Friday re-echoed the claim by Aisha, the wife of President Muhammadu Buhari that a cabal has hijacked Buhari’s government. Fayose who claimed that his observation of More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Fraud: SGF denies awarding contracts

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Babachir David- Lawal, on Friday denied awarding any contract or abuse of his office to influence award of contracts. In a statement by the Director (Press), More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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Our democracy doomed except the constitution grants financial independence to the judiciary—Ex-NBA Boss

As Falana accuses senior lawyers of corruption Immediate past President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), Augustine Alegeh (SAN) on Thursday warned that the nation’s democracy might run into a ditch except More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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PDP: S’Court fixes May 4 to hear Makarfi’s appeal as Sheriff, Makarfi groups agree to work for party’s peace

Indications from two fronts on Thursday suggested that the crisis in the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) may be over soon. This is because the Supreme Court not only fixed May 4 to hear the appeal filed by Ahmed More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017
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47 Ambassadorial Nominees : Senate rejects Justice Nsofor, Daodu, clears 45 others

The Senate on Thursday rejected two of the 47 ambassadorial nominees—Justice  Sylvanus Nsofor from Imo State and Mr. Jacob Igbekele Daodu from Ondo State— respectively. The list of the ambassadorial nominees More...