Why we must stop hate speeches, issuance of quit notices now—Senator Tinubu

Senator Oluremi Tinubu representing Lagos Central Senatorial District on Thursday said quit notices from one ethnic group to another and hate speeches are injurious to the health of Nigeria as a nation and capable of damaging the gains inherent in its diversity. She canvassed the position while speaking at the Town Hall meeting she held with her constituents More...

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By Bar and Bench On Friday, September 8th, 2017

Kenya – Implications of fresh elections, by CNBC Africa

On Monday, September 4, the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) announced that the country will head back to the polls on October 17. However, National Super Alliance (Nasa) presidential candidate More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, August 22nd, 2017

How rodents forced Buhari to work from home pending renovation of office—Presidency

The Presidency on Monday said that President Muhammadu Buhari would operate from his official residence until the completion of the renovation of his office which was seriously devastated by rodents during the More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Alleged Fraud: Court gives EFCC go-ahead to temporarily confiscate N206m found  in company’s account

By Temitope Stephen A Federal High Court in Lagos yesterday froze the sum of N206million belonging to a firm being investigated by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) for alleged fraud. The EFCC More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, August 13th, 2017

APGA: Litigation is your name, suspense your fate, by Leo Sobechi

How Past Misdeeds Haunt Anambra Ruling Party With two claimants to the office of national chairman, the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) is back to its old blotch. As a political party, APGA is very familiar More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, August 12th, 2017

Again, Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenya’s presidential poll, as his opponent, Raila Odinga kicks

Kenya’s electoral commission on Friday announced the incumbent President Uhuru Kenyatta as the winner of the just concluded presidential election in Kenya. According to Kenya’s electoral umpire, Kenyatta received More...

By Bar and Bench On Friday, August 11th, 2017

Calls for Buhari’s immediate resumption or resignation thicken

As more persons join anti-Buhari protests in Abuja In spite hostile treatment by the authorities, the on-going peaceful protest to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to cut short his medical vacation and resume More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 9th, 2017

We have so far traced N47b, $487m to ex-oil minister Diezani–EFCC

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC) on Tuesday declared that it had so far traced N47.2 billion and $487.5million to former Minister of Petroleum Resources Mrs. Diezani Alison-Madueke. In a fact-sheet More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 30th, 2017

NAN retracts story on varsity fees, suspends three staff

The management of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has retracted a story published June 26 on alleged increase in school fees in federal, state and private universities. The story, titled, ’38 Nigerian Universities More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

At last, senate legalises Peace Corps in spite reservations by its legal committee

In spite the reservations expressed by its Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, the Senate on Tuesday passed the bill establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC). The red chamber of the National Assembly said More...