South East governors’ quest for Nnamdi Kanu’s release, by Samson Ezea

Prior to the 2015 general  elections, an unknown radio station hit Nigeria airwave to the surprise and worry of Nigerians, government and the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC). It was alleged that the radio station had operated for years as an online pirate station by some faceless individuals, before it started operation on a frequency Modulation More...

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By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 6th, 2017

Brewing storm in National Assembly over suspension, by Otei Oham

Over a dozen members of the National Assembly have, at different times, since the return of democracy in 1999 been suspended so far from the Senate and House of Representatives. The prime reason always canvassed More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

Like Jibrin, like Ndume, by Omoniyi Salaudeen

Power politics in the Senate, last Wednesday, culminated in the suspension of former majority leader, Senator Ali Ndume. Reason: He allegedly brought unproven allegations against the Senate President, Bukola Saraki More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, April 2nd, 2017
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el-Rufai’s secret memo to Buhari: A critique, by Olawale Olaleye

It’s not so much about the content of the controversial memo by Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State to President Muhammadu Buhari or that it was written at all; the debate is on how such a confidential letter More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 26th, 2017

Why the proposed appointment of lawyers to  appellate bench can’t fly, by Olorogun Kenneth Gbagi

I recall the late eminent Jurist, the  well-respected  Honourable  Justice Niki Tobi  JSC of blessed memory who was a professor of law before he was appointed as a High Court Judge and eventually rose to become More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 24th, 2017

EFCC Chair: DSS releases details of allegations, critical documents against Magu

My whole story, by Magu  Strong indications emerged on Friday that forces opposed to the confirmation of Ibrahim Magu as substantive head of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are yet to back down. This More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 19th, 2017

A’Ibom N/East Senatorial Seat: One senate, double standard?

Almost two weeks after the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) issued Hon Bassey Etim the certificate of return to represent Akwa Ibom North East Senatorial District in the National Assembly in obedience More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, March 14th, 2017

Paris Club Refund: How we recovered a diverted N500m public fund from a governor’s account

Strong indications emerged on Monday that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has not backed down in its resolve to probe the N19 billion illegally deducted from the London-Paris Club loan refund. It More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, March 12th, 2017

N377bn Indebtedness: Succour for Etisalat

Concerted efforts were made by telecoms industry regulator, Nigerian Communication Commission, and the Central Bank of Nigeria last week to save telecoms giant, Etisalat from its creditors’ sledgehammer, writes More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Why Afolayan’s book, ‘A Practical Guide To Journalistic Writing’, is a must read for journalists–Dr Ige

Title: A Practical Guide to Journalistic Writing Author: Folayan, Bolu John Publisher: Nigeria Union of Journalists Book Reviewer: Dr Ise-Oluwa Ige Year of Publication: 2015 No of Pages: 300 Cover Design: Busayo More...