Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Tag "rule of law"

    Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Falana: Buhari hiding under national interest to justify disobedience of court orders

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says President Muhammadu Buhari is hiding under the cloak of national interest to justify his disobedience of court orders.While speaking at the annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA in Abuja, Buhari had said the rule of law is subject to national interest.The president had said: “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of [...]

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    Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

Buhari, 2019 elections and the law

President Muhammadu Buhari reportedly declared in China, last Sunday, that he believes in the idea of free and fair elections, and that he is committed to this pillar of the democratic process. I don’t expect him to say anything otherwise. On the whole idea of free and fair elections, electoral integrity as it were, rests the political stability of our [...]

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    FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

FACT CHECK: Did any court say the rule of law is subject to national interest?

President Muhammadu Buhari’s comment on the rule of law and national interest has generated vigorous debate about whether the president is mocking Nigeria’s constitution and its foundation or actually stating the obvious.While delivering an address at the annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on August 26, Buhari had said: “Rule of Law must be subject [...]

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    ‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law.While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.The president has been criticised over the comment.Speaking [...]

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    Soyinka to Buhari: Rulers who tried to annul rule of law paid heavily

Soyinka to Buhari: Rulers who tried to annul rule of law paid heavily

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says those who tried to alter the rule of law paid heavily for this.The literary scholar was responding on Thursday to President Muhammadu Buhari's position that "national security" is superior to the the rule of law.Buhari said this at the 2018 annual conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja.But Soyinka disagreed, recalling human rights [...]

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    Buhari, rule of law, national interest and security

Buhari, rule of law, national interest and security

President Muhammadu Buhari has been getting raps for asserting that his government would continue to place the nation’s security and national interests above the rule of law. He reportedly argued that the individual rights of suspected offenders would not be spared when national and public interests are threatened.  According to him, “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy [...]

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    Falana replies Buhari: National security is subject to rule of law

Falana replies Buhari: National security is subject to rule of law

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), says national security is subject to the rule of law.He said President Muhammadu Buhari should not place government security above the security of individual Nigerians.Falana made the remark during a presentation at the 2018 conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja on Wednesday.The human rights lawyer made reference to the president's [...]

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    Rule of law: The president got it wrong

Rule of law: The president got it wrong

It is unfortunate that the most important statement made so far at the on-going Annual Conference of the Nigeria Bar Association, an outright derogation of the supremacy of the rule of law, has not yet generated any coherent response from either the Bar or the Bench. President Muhammadu Buhari was guest of honour on Sunday at the NBA Conference and [...]

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    Ozekhome: A lawless government hides under national security to promote dubious agenda

Ozekhome: A lawless government hides under national security to promote dubious agenda

Mike Ozekhome, human rights lawyer, says  “national security or national interest is a veritable smokescreen under which a tyrannical and lawless government hides to promote its dubious agenda against the hapless masses".He said this while expressing dissatisfaction with the position of President Muhammadu Buhari that national interest should be elevated above the rule of law.Buhari said this in his opening remarks [...]

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    Obono-Obla: Most of the buildings in Abuja are owned by directors in public service

Obono-Obla: Most of the buildings in Abuja are owned by directors in public service

Okoi Obono-Obla, senior special assistant to the president on prosecution, says most properties in Abuja are owned by public officials.Speaking in Abuja during the launch of DoroCorruption, an anti-corruption mobile app, Obono-Obla said lack of adequate information from the public was stalling efforts by the government to recover such assets.“My panel will investigate assets of public officers, but have you [...]

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    Judges, the law and our democracy

Judges, the law and our democracy

To expand the democratic space in Nigeria and to ensure the legitimacy and stability of our democratic process, the rule of law, perhaps the supremacy of the law, anchored on constitutionalism and a progressive, liberal and developmental construction of the law, may be our best bargain, the latter in particular in the face of a seeming conversion of the democratic [...]

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