The facts: The sudden and mysterious death of Prince Abubakar Audu, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi State, on Sunday, 22nd November, 2015 immediately ignited a constitutional crisis – triggering some serious legal implications in its wake.
The facts on ground: A lot of things happened in staccatos within the past three days that are capable of engineering a constitutional crisis in Nigeria. The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kogi state, Prince Abubakar Audu, suddenly and mysteriously died in the midst of an ongoing gubernatorial election in which… Read More Death Throes, INEC Dilemma & Constitutionality
A constitutional crisis looms in Kogi state in north central Nigeria after the All Progressives Congress (APC) governorship candidate, Prince Abubakar Audu, a Prince from Igala land, suddenly dies while the frontrunner in a state-wide gubernatorial election, with votes still counting more – in his favor.
The facts on ground: Reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari’s order for his arrest, former National Security Adviser (NSA), Col. Sambo Dasuki (Rtd.) appeared to have reached the end of the road in his many travails – since the current occupant of Aso Rock took residence in Abuja. Dasuki may have given a very dark hint… Read More Will Sambo Dasuki squeal before going down?
The facts: We want to leave Nigeria, we are tired of this forced marriage – Pro-Biafra protesters cry out. Thousands of protesters took to the streets in southeast Nigeria on Wednesday to demand the release of an activist who operated an illegal radio station calling for a separate state of Biafra. The demonstration in Aba… Read More We want to leave Nigeria – IPOB: Is it possible?
The Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, may set up a new panel that will hear the appeal filed by Senate President Bukola Saraki, challenging the jurisdiction and competence of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) to hear his alleged false asset declaration when he was the governor of Kwara state. Reports say… Read More Saraki’s case: CJN may disband 5-member panel, set up new panel
President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the compulsory retirement of Justice Lambo Akanbi of the Port Harcourt Division of the Federal High Court. Reports say Justice Akanbi was removed by the president on the advice of the National Judicial Council (NJC) as a result of his misconduct. The acting Director of Information of the NJC, Mr.… Read More Buhari approves retirement of Justice Akanbi over misconduct
Mr Femi Falana (SAN) has faulted the decision of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in stopping the trial of the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, at the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) sitting in Abuja. In a legal opinion he issued on Sunday, Falana argued that the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (AJCA) had ousted… Read More Falana faults Supreme Court decision stopping Saraki’s CCT trial
The facts: The Presidency is obviously in a dilemma over what to do with the embattled Chairman of the Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) Justice Danladi Umar (photo: above), who has been embroiled in a N10 million bribery scandal, forcing the two other members of the tribunal to refuse sitting with him. While an indictment,… Read More Justice Umar’s N10m bribery scandal is an embarrassment to the presidency
The Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal delivered an epochal judgment on Saturday, November 7, 2015 as reported by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN). Photo above: Sen. Mrs. Aisha Alhassan (minister-designate) | The first female governor in Nigeria | a.k.a. Madam Taraba. The facts: The Tribunal, sitting in Abuja, declared the candidate of the APC… Read More Nigeria’s first female governor: The legal implications