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 was learnt on Monday night that four more suspects had been grilled over the matter. This is aside the fact that about N500million of the More...

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

By Bar and Bench On Monday, February 27th, 2017
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The burden of high cost of foodstuff, by Peace Obi

From one market to the other, the stories are the same. Traders sitting idly waiting for customers. And when they eventually show up, the trader’s hope is soon dashed as buyers are turned off by the high cost More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, February 7th, 2017
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Between quick justice delivery and burden of ACJ Act implementation: A review, by  J. Onyekwere, G. Dunia and Y. Ojo

Delay in justice delivery is one of the seemingly intractable problems plaguing Nigeria’s judicial system. It is a problem everyone admits exists but can’t find lasting solutions to it. Bothered by the development, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, January 13th, 2017
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How UNN First Class student shed uncontrollable tears of joy after Senator T. A Orji touched his life, by Don Norman

59 others get N6 million scholarship award Twenty-four years ago in Obohia Ibere, a remote village in Ikwuano local government area (LGA) of Abia State, a poor widow whose only means of livelihood was farming More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, January 4th, 2017
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Mike Adenuga: Why I have less respect for Awujale of Ijebu land now—Obasanjo

His allegations against me regarding Mike Adenuga, others show lack of common sense  Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described allegations made against him by Oba Sikiru Adetona, the Awujale of Ijebuland, More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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Ex-UNILAG beggar becomes lawyer

mopA former street beggar, Mr. Abdulsalam Idowu, heaved a sigh of fulfilment of a life ambition as he was called to the bar to start practising as a lawyer in Nigeria on Wednesday. Idowu, who defied all odds, to More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, December 1st, 2016
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The story of how Nigeria’s topflight lawyers frustrated EFCC’s fight against graft—Ribadu

Reveals their identities and how they frustrated fight against graft How Halliburton case was turned by lawyers to goldmine Gives posthumous commendation to Gani Fawehinmi (SAN), others In what appears More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, November 14th, 2016
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Ajayi Crowther University: Assessing Asaju’s one year in office, by Oludayo John Bamgbose

The ancient town of Oyo, besides being the ancestral stool of the Yoruba, hosts the famous St. Andrews College of Education (now Emmanuel Alayande College of Education) located along theOyo-Ogbomosho expressway. St. More...