Adebayo Faleti: The exit of a cultural icon, by Akin Adesokan

An Encounter Adebayo Faleti, the Yoruba poet, novelist, playwright, broadcaster and administrator, who died on July 22, 2017 at age 86, was one of the most important Nigerian cultural figures of the twentieth-century. The scope of his achievements is so broad, his artistic range so capacious, that it is hard to make a general observation about his More...

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By Bar and Bench On Sunday, September 3rd, 2017
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Multi-Billion Naira Loot : Diezani surrenders?

By Omoniyi Salaudeen & Onyedika Agbedo Former minister of petroleum resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke is arguably facing the greatest travail of her life with allegations of monumental corruption against More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, August 17th, 2017
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ASUU and unending battle for the soul of university education, by Iyabo Lawal

With Nigeria’s Academic Staff Union of Universities’ gung-ho disposition towards militancy and industrial action, Head, Education Desk, Iyabo Lawal, writes that the union’s incessant strike action may cause More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, June 6th, 2017
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ADVERTORIAL: ONE YEAR REMEMBRANCE OF LATE MRS ODUNOLA OLUBIMPE ALAKE AJISEFINNI (DEC 18, 1942—JUNE 6, 2016)

Brief History Late Mrs Odunola Olubimpe Alake Ajisefinni was born into a Christian family of Pa and Madam Joseph Ige in 1942.  She hailed from Iressi in Boripe Local Government in Osun State. Her mother was from More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, May 8th, 2017
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Nigerian governors and transparent governance, by Uche Ezechukwu

Increasingly, especially with the emergence of the situation whereby technology and the social media are compelling openness and transparency on all the spheres of human endeavour, especially in the conduct of More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, April 27th, 2017
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How I fell apart with Jonathan–Obasanjo

Says Jonathan used Boko Haram insurgency to turn Nigeria to his ATM  Former president Olusegun Obasanjo has disclosed why he opposed the re-election of immediate past president, Mr. Goodluck Jonathan in the More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, April 18th, 2017
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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 More...

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