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Atiku Is A ‘Cameroonian’, Not Eligible To Contest 2019 Election, Says Ajulo

With barely one week to the 2019 presidential election, the eligibility of former Vice-President of Nigeria and the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Alhaji Atiku Abubakar has again come to the frontburner. A very close source and ally to Constitutional Lawyer and Secretary of Forward With Buhari independent campaign team, Dr. Kayode Ajulo reveals the lawyer has concluded plans to go to court to challenge the legibility of Atiku to contest. He said this because of the revelation that Atiku is not…

I’m Not In APC, I’m Only Working For Buhari’s Re-Election – Ajulo

The Secretary of a pro-President Muhammadu Buhari re-election movement, Forward With Buhari (FWB), Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has described as untrue, claims that he had defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC). Ajulo, a legal practitioner and founder of the Egalitarian Mission of Africa (EMA), said FWB was formed as an independent campaign group with the sole aim of using every available and legally permissible way to ensure that Buhari was returned to power. While promising to give Buhari maximum votes, he expressed…

2019: Buhari Qualified By Law To Contest – Kayode Ajulo

Dr Kayode Ajulo, an Abuja based Legal Luminary and former National Secretary of the Labour Party, says President Muhammadu Buhari is qualified by Law to contest the 2019 presidential election. The Lawyer, who doubles as the founder of Egalitarian Mission for Africa, an NGO, said that for qualifications for elective position, the Nigerian Constitution recognises primary Six Leaving Certificate and Public/Corporate Service Experience as School Certificate Equivalents. Ajulo told NAN in Lagos on Sunday that the…

Akapson: Senator Nenadi Usman’s Associates Engage Private Investigator From UK, Burial On Friday

There are indications that some associates of Senator Nenadi Usman, former Senator & Minister of Finance have engaged the service of private investigators from the United Kingdom to unravel the mysteries surrounding the unwarranted killing of her daughter, Late Anita Akapson that was killed by a police surveillance team from the Gwarinpa police station last Saturday night. The associates’ source, who asked not to be named, told our correspondent on Thursday in Abuja that Akapson death was not just a routine case of…

Family Demands Justice As Police Shoot, Kill Ex-Minister’s Daughter In Abuja

The family of a former Finance Minister, Nenadi Usman, has written the Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, over alleged shooting of their daughter, Anita Akapson by a police officer in Abuja. 31-year-old Akapson, who recently relocated to Nigeria from London in 2017 after her university education, was shot dead by a Superintendent of Police around 11 pm on Saturday. The family revealed Akapson was shot in the stomach after the police blocked her car and punctured the tyres with several bullets. According…

Travel Ban On 50 Nigerians: Buhari Usurping Function Of Court – Rights Lawyer

A rights lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has faulted the recent travel ban on some top 50 Nigerians by the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari, describing as usurpation of the functions of the courts. Buhari on Saturday placed a travel ban on 50 undisclosed Nigerians in line with the recently signed Executive Order 6. “To this end, enforcement procedures are currently in place by which the NIS and other security agencies have placed no fewer than 50 high profile persons directly affected by EO6 on watch-list and…

Osun Election Null As INEC Excludes NRM Candidate – Ajulo

Renowned lawyer and rights activist, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, has described the gubernatorial election held Saturday in Osun State as a stillbirth and an exercise in futility. Ajulo said the election cannot stand since the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) unlawfully excluded the candidate of National Resistance Movement (NRM), Ms Jumoke Lawoyin, from participating in the election despite the fact that INEC had witnessed the primaries of the party and gave her notice of election. According to the lawyer, all…

Osun Guber: NRM Threatens Legal Action Over Exclusion Of Candidate

Barely five days to the Osun governorship election, the National Rescue Movement (NRM) has threatened to commence legal action against the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) over the unlawful exclusion of its governorship candidate, Mrs. Jumoke Lawoyin. The Osun state gubernatorial election is slated for Saturday, September 22. In a petition to the chairman of the INEC, dated September 17, 2018 with reference No. KACCL/LET/RO/381/18, the party through its lawyer, Dr. Kayode Ajulo, stated that “your…

Police Gives Fani-Kayode New Date To Honour Summons Over Criminal Allegations

The Nigeria Police Force has given former Aviation Minister, Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode, September 4, 2018, to honour its invitation. The Force in a letter dated August 23, 2018 and signed by CP Habu Sani of the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit, said the new date was given in consideration to the request made by Mr Fani-Kayode who had asked for an extension of time for him to appear for questioning. The police had in a letter dated August 20, invited the former minister and chieftain of Peoples Democratic Party…

My Thoughts On National Interest Versus Rule Of Law

The commentary of the President of Nigeria at the opening of this year’s annual Nigeria Bar Conference in Abuja to the effect that national interest supersedes the rule of law and fundamental human rights delivers yet another concern to patriots. The same stance raises genuine fears as it sweeps up the need for fundamental queries regarding both the conceptual and legal implications of this positioning. While national interest is often referred to by the French expression raison d'etat (Reason of State) referred to a…
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