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Pistorius Judge was Wrong (What if there were armed intruders in the bathroom?)

The compromise verdict reached by judge Thokozile Masipa in the Oscar Pistorius case is wrong. It should be reversed on appeal. The judge found reasonable doubt that Pistorius intended to kill his girlfriend, Reeva ...

Wages of Impunity, By Wole Soyinka

The dancing obscenity of Shekau and his gang of psychopaths and child abductors, taunting the world, mocking the BRING BACK OUR GIRLS campaign on internet, finally met its match in Nigeria to inaugurate the week of ...

Jonathan knows about Boko Haram financier in CBN – Soyinka

The controversy over alleged sponsors of Boko Haram took a twist yesterday when Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka said information about a suspected financier of the terror group within the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ...

Ebola: Nigerians want ECOWAS diplomat jailed!

What the law says Section 247 (b) of the criminal code of the Laws of the Federation of Nigeria provides that:” any person who does any act which is, and which he knows or has reasons to believe to likely to ...

Imo State Police Command has arrested four persons over their alleged involvement in the assassination of a former member of Imo State House of Assembly, Mr. Kingsley Nkemka. The Police Public Relations Officer, ...

AFTER a 56-day break, members of the House of Representatives will tomorrow reconvene to debate the $1 billion request from President Goodluck Jonathan to combat Boko Haram and security problems in Nigeria. House ...

David Mark, no to state creation; it’s not economical

On June 27, 2011, we stated that creating additional state is not economical because it will increase the cost of governance in the country without any increase in the revenue base of the nation. Senate President, ...

THE All Progressives Congress,  APC, in Osun State, yesterday asked the new chairman of the Election Petition Tribunal sitting in Osogbo, Justice Sulaiman Ambrusa, at his maiden sitting, to disqualify himself from ...

Pistorius not guilty of premeditated murder – Judge

Oscar Pistorius cannot be found guilty of intentionally killing Reeva Steenkamp, the judge in his trial said Thursday. The judge has not issued a verdict, and the proceedings continue. Pistorius faces other possible ...

The Election Petitions Tribunal hearing the petitions arising from the Osun State governorship  election has granted the Peoples Democratic Party governorship candidate, Senator Iyiola Omisore, the permission to ...

The Clerk to the National Assembly, Alhaji Salisu Maikasuwa, said on Wednesday that 31 bills to better the lives and education of persons with special needs were undergoing passage by the Senate and the House of ...

A Federal High Court has  fixed September 30, 2014  to give judgement in a suit challenging the impeachment of a former governor of Adamawa State, Murtala Nyako. Justice Okon Abang fixed the date on Thursday after ...

Orji’s son sues Sun Newspaper for N5bn

The first son of Gov. Theodore Orji of Abia State, Chinedu Orji, an engineer, has sued The Sun Newspapers Limited, owned by a former Governor of the State, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu, claiming N5bn damages for calling him ...

  The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected a request from a faction of the Nigeria Football Federation to restrict FIFA from suspending Nigeria from international football. Eight people had jointly ...

South African Judge Thokosile Masipa is due to give her verdict at the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius. The Olympic double-amputee sprinter faces 25 years in jail if found guilty of premeditated murder. He denies ...

Lawyers, activists score FG’s rescue efforts low

Lawyers and rights activists have scored the Federal Government low in its efforts to rescue the abducted pupils of Government Secondary School, Chibok, Borno State. The girls have been seized from their hostel ...

Efforts by out gone President of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Mr Okey Wali, SAN, to effect fundamental changes in the constitution of the association and alter its leadership and administrative structure was ...

Auto Spare Parts and Machinery Dealers Association, ASPMDA, which had been embroiled in leadership crisis, may be heading to the Court of Appeal, Lagos Division, as a Lagos High Court held that it lacked the ...