Opinion

Garba Shehu, the President Cannot ‘Rule’ From Anywhere, By Inibehe Effiong

In a response to an enquiry by The PUNCH newspaper on the controversial "private visit" of President Muhammadu Buhari to the United Kingdom and the president’s refusal to transmit a letter to the National Assembly, which would have enabled the vice president, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, to become the acting president…
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Opinion

Illegality of the ‘Suspension’ of Justice Onnoghen, By Inibehe Effiong

President Buhari cannot suspend the CJN. The CCT cannot give an order directing the president to remove or suspend the CJN. The CCT cannot ask the CJN to "step aside". This conspiratorial attack on the institution of the judiciary is a dangerous precedent. Can a judge give an order suspending…
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Opinion

The Preservation of Suspicious Assets Order Is Unconstitutional, Null and Void, By Inibehe Effiong

...the Executive Order issued by President Buhari is inconsistent with Sections 6, 36, 43 and 41(1) of the Constitution and the extant provisions of the relevant Acts of the National Assembly referenced supra and is therefore unconstitutional, illegal, null and void. I have perused the Executive Order (No. 6) of…
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Opinion

Senate Versus IGP: A Dissection of the Law, By Inibehe Effiong

...we must never condone the destruction of our institutions. Senate President Bukola Saraki and Senator Dino Melaye will not be in the Senate forever. We should resist the temptation to play to the gallery by trivialising the offensive, unlawful and arrogant conduct of the IGP, Ibrahim Idris, simply because we…
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Opinion

How I Was Harassed By Ambode’s Security At Unveiling of Gani’s Statue, By Inibehe Effiong

...the Lagos State government violated the virtues that Gani represented by putting in place a discriminatory security protocol in an event that was supposedly meant to honour Gani. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, I arrived the Gani Fawehinmi Freedom Park at Ojota, Lagos State to participate in the unveiling of…
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Opinion

2019: Looking Beyond The APC And PDP, By Inibehe Effiong

...we need a movement that will break the chains of corruption, ethnicity, unemployment and bad governance in Nigeria. I am envisaging a revolutionary citizen movement that will vigorously confront the enemies of Nigeria. This movement must not be infested with the cancerous tumors of the ruling APC and the opposition…
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Opinion

Nigerian Unity, IPOB And the Use Of Military Force, By Inibehe Effiong

Before you advocate for the use of military force in the resolution of the Biafran agitation, remember Zaki Ibiam and Odi. Force never quelled the Niger Delta agitation. Our military have not been impressive in abiding by the rules of engagement. There is an ongoing judicial process against the self-acclaimed…
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Opinion

The Opportunity Cost Of the Godswill Akpabio International Stadium, By Inibehe Effiong

Where is the 250 million dollars, which if it had been properly invested, could have yielded 31 industries across the 31 local government areas of Akwa Ibom State (which Akpabio promised, budgeted funds for, but NEVER built)? Governor Udom Emmanuel of Akwa Ibom State is giving out the sum of…
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Opinion

Osinbajo Is the Acting President of Nigeria, Simpliciter, By Inibehe Effiong

The moment the written declaration or letter transmitted by President Buhari conveying his decision to proceed on medical vacation was received and acknowledged by the president of the Senate and speaker of the House of Representatives, Professor Osinbajo had, by operation of law, assumed the position of acting president of…
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Opinion

SSS Versus Apostle Suleiman: Let The Truth Be Told, By Inibehe Effiong

The Nigerian state and the SSS or DSS cannot be strong with those calling for self-defense and weak with those who are the real perpetrators of violence and mass murder. It is an unprovoked assault on the intelligence of patriotic Nigerians for the SSS to swiftly go after Apostle Suleiman…
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