Dogara condemns UNIMAID attack, urges military not to be deterred

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara on Monday condemned the  bomb attack at the University of Maiduguri which left three people, including a professor of Veterinary Medicine, Professor Aliyu Usman Mani, dead. Describing the sad incident as the height of wickedness, barbarism, callousness and ungodliness, the Speaker lamented that More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Reps reject N305/dollar exchange rate for budget

The House of Representatives yesterday rejected the Federal Government’s exchange rate of N305/dollar in this year’s budget, saying it would engender huge corruption, with the almost N500/dollar at the parallel More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Attack on mosque, a dangerous development, says Atiku

Former Vice President and Chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Atiku Abubakar, on Monday said the bomb attack on a mosque inside the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) symbolised a dangerous development More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Why we need details on Govt House theft–Group

An interest group, Ekiti Redemption Group (ERG), has demanded for more details from Governor Ayo Fayose on the alleged theft of $50,000 in the Government House. The group challenged Fayose to speak out on the source More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, January 17th, 2017
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Kogi tribunal reserves judgment till Jan. 18

The Kogi State National and State House of Assembly Election Petitions Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, on Monday reserved judgment in the Ofu State Constituency election till January 18. Salifu Idachaba of the All Progressives More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Buhari, Osinbajo, Saraki, others honour Nigeria’s fallen soldiers

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Sunday in Abuja led government officials and service chiefs to lay wreaths in honour of Nigerian soldiers who died in active service. The News Agency More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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FG rejects BBOG conditions for joining Chibok Girls’ search mission

The Federal Government has rejected the conditions given by the Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) group for joining a day search sorties for missing Chibok girls to Sambisa Forest. In a letter addressed to the convener More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Police set to arraign detained ex-house member, Duru, this week

Indications emerged at the weekend that a former member of House of Representatives, Chidi Duru, detained over alleged armed invasion of the head office of the First Guarantee Pension Limited (FGPL), may be arraigned More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, January 15th, 2017
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Again, controversy dogs new N7b VP’s residence

With about N6.215billion already spent in eight years on the new official residence of the nation’s Vice President in Abuja, the project remains enmeshed in controversy. While the House of Representatives Committee More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, January 14th, 2017
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Osinbajo begins Niger Delta peace tour

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo will be visiting a number of oil communities across some Niger Delta States starting on Monday. He will visit Delta, Bayelsa and Rivers State. His office said the visits are in “further More...