Leadership Crisis: PDP loses another rep to APC

A member of the House of Representatives from Adamawa State, Adamu Kamale, has defected to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). Kamale who represents Madagali/Michika federal constituency cited division in the political party as reason. His defection was announced in a letter read by the Speaker of the House, Yakubu Dogara, on the floor of the More...

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By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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Court removes APGA chair, Victor Oye, replaces him

An Enugu State High Court on Monday removed the National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA), Victor Oye from office. The court presided over by Justice A.R Ozoemena however replaced him with More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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NBC blasts Nasarawa govt over demolition of Breeze 99.9 FM

The National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has lambasted Nasarawa State Government over demolition of the structures housing the Breeze 99.9 FM, Lafia as “shocking and unbelievable”. The structures were brought More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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PDP Crisis: Makarfi’s appeal challenging Sheriff’s leadership competent—S’Court

The Supreme Court on Monday refused an invitation by the factional leader of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Ali-Modu Sheriff to terminate, in limine, the appeal filed by his challenger, Ahmed Makarfi to upturn More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
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House considering bills on electronic, diaspora voting ahead of 2019 – Speaker Dogara

…Says effective legal framework key to credible elections Nigerians in Diaspora may be able to vote in the next election cycle, Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives, has said. The revelation More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, May 20th, 2017
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Rumours of Coup: Nigerians ‘ll rise up against any military intervention — Ozekhome

Fiery Lagos lawyer and human rights activist, Chief Mike Ozekhome (SAN) on Friday warned politicians against sponsoring any coup to upstage the government of President Muhammadu Buhari, saying no sane Nigerian More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Osinbajo ‘ll sign 2017 budget – Presidency

As Lai Mohammed denies saying cabinet ‘ll decide who signs 2017 budget Senior Presidential Media Aide in the Acting President’s Office, Laolu Akande on Wednesday said the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Ex-AGF, Olujimi blasts FG for allegedly frustrating Dasuki’s trial

By Toyin Akinfolajimi Former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Akin Olujimi (SAN), has accused the federal government of frustrating the trial of former National Security Adviser, More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Alleged Chevron $5bn Fraud: Senate summons CBN, FIRS, NNPC to testify

The Senate has summoned officials of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Federal Inland Revenue Service (IFRS), National Petroleum Investment Management Services (NAPIMS) and the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, May 18th, 2017
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Buhari’s cabinet ‘ll decide who ‘ll sign 2017 budget—Lai Mohammed

As Osinbajo fails to swear in new ministers Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, ‎on Wednesday said the executive was still awaiting receipt of the passed budget, adding that a decision on who More...