Why we are registering IDPs in Bakassi—INEC

The INEC in Cross River State on Sunday disclosed that it had commenced registration of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Bakassi Local Government Area of the state to enable them exercise their franchise in 2019. Dr Frankland Briyai, the Resident Electoral Commissioner in the state, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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SERAP wants President Buhari proactive on justice, reparation for victims

Rights group, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has requested President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure that “any efforts by his government to prevent and combat attacks by herdsmen across the More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, January 18th, 2018
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Don Waney: Wike, APC trade words over sponsor of alleged late terrorist

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike and the All Progressives Congress  (APC) have disagreed over the sponsors of the late serial killer and cultist, Johnson Igwedibia, alias Don Waney. While the APC alleged that More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Alleged N3.2bn Fraud: Again, EFCC stalls Orji Kalu’s 10-yr old trial

The ten-year old trial of former Governor of Abia State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu before a Federal High Court, Lagos could not proceed on Tuesday as scheduled. This followed the absence in court of a key prosecution More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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FG hits Patience Jonathan, bulldozes her multimillion naira property

The Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMAC) has demolished a multimillion naira sprawling property belonging to former First Lady,  Mrs. Patience Jonathan. AMMAC is a department under the Federal Capital More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Youth unemployment may be a time bomb if…—Fayose

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Tuesday warned that the high youth unemployment in the country was a time bomb that could explode if nothing was done urgently to arrest it. He stated this in Ado-Ekiti More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 17th, 2018
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Saraki to Politicians: 2019 polls campaign shouldn’t overshadow governance

President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, has appealed to members of the National Assembly, the executive and other politicians in government not to focus on campaigns towards the 2019 general elections at the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Benue Killings: Gov Ortom leads Benue leaders to Aso Villa today

Benue State Governor, Samuel Ortom is billed to some leaders from Benue State today to President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa over the recent killings recorded in the state. Those expected at the More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Why Nigeria doesn’t need another election—Tunde Bakare

The General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly, Tunde Bakare, has declared that preparing for the forthcoming 2019 general election is not the right step in the right direction. Bakare who said he is aware that More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, January 15th, 2018
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Benue Killings: Buhari meets with Saraki, Dogara

President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday met with leadership of the National Assembly over the crisis in Benue State and other part of the country. The meeting between Buhari, the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and More...