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Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 8:45pm On Jan 12, 2016
The law embraces the apparent thief. The thief catcher, however, has to answer to the law. That is a paradox with a Nigerian DNA.

So we saw Sambo Dasuki, bright-eyed but subdued, in his dark-hued danshiki walk voicelessly out of the court, flanked by lawyers and associates. We wonder what roils inside his billion-dollar soul. He has said little. He has neither denied the flurry of statements from so-called miscreants who famously crackled out of his office with choice dollars. Neither has he defended himself.

Like a ram on sacrifice day, his face only reflects a muted melancholy. In dazed stupor, the ram keeps mum before the ominous eyes of butchers, the ferocious glitter of knives, the bowl awaiting its entrails and offal, the platform on which its neck will squish under the descending blade, the innocent giggle of children drooling for a happy meal.

Of course, a small dug hole that indicates that burial is not an option except for the waste and blood that will rush out of the buxom flesh when the sullen ceremony of cutting and slashing is over.

All of the butchery represents the people, who have already made judgments on Dasuki. But that is the majority opinion, but not the majority opinion of the law. Two majorities? By law, majority opinion is the opinion of a few people on the bench. It reflects the superciliousness of lawyers and judges that they equate their narrow standpoint with the viewpoint of all of us.

President Muhammadu Buhari must be privately moaning this. He believes the guys stole. They broke the law. They farted on our holy of holies. They danced on the grave of our fighting men. They adorned themselves for that. Everybody knows it is wrong. So, why are they surprised when they are not allowed on the streets, but away in outer darkness, the key thrown away somewhere in the marshes of Bayelsa?

With his septuagenarian laugh and martial eyeballs, Buhari is still not a temperament for 2016. He is a romantic of the 1980’s. In the presidential chat, the ramrod man of still winsome mien sparked fire in the eye when he reminded the questioners that somebody took N40 billion from the Central Bank, that the IDPs are groaning, that a man call El Zakzaky with his rambunctious men defied the army, and a good government is not supposed to sit idle and watch impunity like a Nollywood show.

A deep chasm lay between the questioners and the former general. For him, it was a case of good versus evil. That made him into a sort of messianic force. The others thought good began with law and you could not be right with mere appeal to might like Greek philosopher Meno. If they invoked law, Buhari echoed law and order.

Yet those who want law believe also that the good ought to be punished. The irony is that the law, as Thoreau famously said, never made anyone a whit more just. So, there. Kanu, by common consent, railed against the law. The Shiites have no right to deny anyone the right to move. Those who stole our money must account.

But this is a democracy, and one of the lies of democracy is that majority always wins. This is one of those test cases of majority in a coma. Buhari’s war on corruption is a noble cause. But by defying the courts, it is a case of impunity chasing impunity. Two wrongs, where is the right?

The real problem is that the war against corruption is not a movement. For now, it is still Buhari’s war. He is cheered, but from afar. It is a war of one for all, but the one is lonely. In a democracy, a sense of consensus can help drive the battle. It happens in what political scientists and sociologists call corporatism.


That implies that all institutions instinctively work as one to pursue a collective interest. Liberal thinkers suspect such ideas because they bear the seed of tyranny. John Stuart Mill in his famous book, On Liberty, calls it the “Tyranny of the majority,” but Marxists wear it as an epaulette of honour.

It has happened many times where a shared value or set of values is enshrined into the spirit of the law. But Buhari lacks the charisma, the strategy and even energy of moral suasion to spark such firelight of fervour across the land. If he had it, he would not have to disobey the judges.

The bench would understand that thieves and miscreants have no place on the streets and they will find the law to keep them under lock and key. Gani Fawehinmi once told me in his chambers that, “if there is a case between a rich man and a poor man, I will find the law for the poor man.” It was a statement of values.

The United States had a movement in the Progressives Era at the turn of the 20th century. With the big corporations running rampant with men like Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Carnegie, etc, a spirit bubbled in the country to checkmate the acquisitive excesses of capitalism. Journalists, courts, businessmen, churches and a cadre of politicians were caught in this redemptive aura. The most famous member was Theodore Roosevelt who became president, one of their best ever. The movement succeeded.

The danger is the possibility of a slide into dictatorship. Mussolini, Franco, etc exploited it. They did not triumph. French philosopher Rousseau designated it as “collective will” or “general will.” Mills objected and craved individual sovereignty.


But both men, while denying it, agree that unfettered individuality and state-backed totalitarian control will destroy society. As Machiavelli – no lover of freedom – noted, “where everyone is free, no one is free.” French philosopher Michel Foucault noted test cases in his book, Madness and Civilisation, and concluded that inside freedom creeps subtle malignancies of tyranny.

Buhari will have to look for the laws to help him. Or exercise patience. The civil society and media also need to isolate such judges as moral pariahs. They may know the law. But they might not know justice. Law is meaningless without justice. The individual is important. We cannot pursue the law without a Dasuki, or a Kanu or an El-Zakzaky knowing that the law took its full course.

That is the essence of liberalism and the strength of democracy. Sophocles’ The ban play, Antigone, pursued the subject of individual right and state right. There was a famous line that “under the cover of darkness” the people support Antigone against the king. Zulu Sofola’s Wedlock of the Gods pursues the conflict of the individual and collective will.

In his column, my former teacher Biodun Jeyifo (Happy 70th Birthday, by the way) reflected on a law now in the cooler to fast-track corruption cases, a thing Femi Falana has also harped upon. It is the measure of Buhari’s advisers that the legal framework for this battle was not put in place before launching the warfare.

Not even the emotional framework is ready. Part of the problem is that Buhari is part soldier, part democrat, but the soldier has failed to part ways with the past. It’s a schizophrenic tension. He can learn from Churchill, De Gaulle, Eisenhower, etc who sloughed off their martial coats.

If, for instance, Buhari steps down today, there is not a structure, not even a whiff of it, to point to the debris of his legacy. Not yet. He can start now.


http://thenationonlineng.net/to-catch-a-thief/

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 8:45pm On Jan 12, 2016
Sam Omatseye writing from Lagos is the chairman, Editorial board of Tinubu's Nation Newspapers. Lalasticlala, obinoscopy, seun, admin
Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by northvietnam(m): 8:50pm On Jan 12, 2016
this is a loooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooong thing

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 8:50pm On Jan 12, 2016
While APC zombies are cheering the dictator, even the leader of their faction of the party is worried at the way the country is going. We all know within ourselves that Buhari is just being vindictive and not fighting corruption but the zombies will want to tell us otherwise. As much as I dislike Tinubu, but by this stand he has taken, history will be fair to him. Buhari and his minions think he will become a life president. smh

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 8:51pm On Jan 12, 2016
northvietnam:
this is a long thing
It's a beautiful read, find time to read it.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by resty4(m): 9:09pm On Jan 12, 2016
Tinubu fightg buhari. Tinubu neva c anytin yet n d yoruba too!
Keep watch many surprisg scenerios wl unfold.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 9:14pm On Jan 12, 2016
lalasticlala
Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by omenka(m): 9:24pm On Jan 12, 2016
AtlanticBreeze:
lalasticlala
You created a thread. Six comments so far, four of which were made by you. Two of the faour begging lalasticlala, the other two cursing Buhari and his supporters.

You sound too pained. What exactly is making you so sound so miserable

"Tinubu's Rep" indeed. Your thread is too personal. Tone down your language a little and I believe it would make it to the fp. You are rubbishing it yourself by being too emotional.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 9:29pm On Jan 12, 2016
omenka:
You created a thread. Six comments so far, four of which were made by you. Two of the faour begging lalasticlala, the other two cursing Buhari and his supporters.

You sound too pained. What exactly is making you so sound so miserable

"Tinubu's Rep" indeed. Your thread is too personal. Tone down your language a little and I believe it would make it to the fp. You are rubbishing it yourself by being too emotional.
official zombie.. this one really pain you but it will surely make it to FP. just watch cheesy

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by IVORY2009(m): 9:33pm On Jan 12, 2016
omenka:
You created a thread. Six comments so far, four of which were made by you. Two of the faour begging lalasticlala, the other two cursing Buhari and his supporters.

You sound too pained. What exactly is making you so sound so miserable

"Tinubu's Rep" indeed. Your thread is too personal. Tone down your language a little and I believe it would make it to the fp. You are rubbishing it yourself by being too emotional.

I called you out, very early in the morning! U operate with 8 different monikas here, but rather u were forming professor of "English Language"

Take your time..

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by northvietnam(m): 9:36pm On Jan 12, 2016
AtlanticBreeze:

It's a beautiful read, find time to read it.

u sure ...... OK make I try small

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by TheFreeOne: 9:38pm On Jan 12, 2016
The Nation Newspaper grin grin grin grin grin grin

Sam Omatseye seemed versed in history so I hope he'll someday give us a detailed write-up on the life/history of Afonja grin

Welcome to the wailers club.
Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by omenka(m): 9:38pm On Jan 12, 2016
AtlanticBreeze:

official zombie.. this one really pain you but it will surely make it to FP. just watch cheesy
Cc: Mynd44. I'm pretty sure calling one a zombie isn't a complement.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by omenka(m): 9:39pm On Jan 12, 2016
IVORY2009:


I called you out, very early in the morning! U operate with 8 different monikas here, but rather u were forming professor of "English Language"

Take your time..
Look more closely, there are 80.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Okanokan(m): 9:41pm On Jan 12, 2016
AtlanticBreeze:
It's a beautiful read, find time to read it.
Indeed it is.
Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by TonyeBarcanista(m): 9:42pm On Jan 12, 2016
grin grin grin

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by IVORY2009(m): 9:43pm On Jan 12, 2016
omenka:
Look more closely, there are 80.

is okay, I will name dem now, for all to know... The era of u causing confusion and double posting is over....

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by 49cents(m): 9:56pm On Jan 12, 2016
The third time Tinubu's media is firing shot at the President they installed

And some people deny that their isn't any love lost

Tinubu has realised his folly after leading the yoruba race to hand power to the North from the south with the promise of sharing the spoils of GEJ's ousta, only to face the bitter truth that the North no dey share power

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by kingdompropty: 10:05pm On Jan 12, 2016
Don't be fooled even the internet warriors like Omenka, Ngene ukwu and their fellow nit wits are feeling the heat. grin

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Rawani: 10:09pm On Jan 12, 2016
It's unfortunate that the OP is too emotionally locked in 'attack-Buhari' mode that he/she failed to comprehend his/her own post.

In essence, Mr. Omatseye opined that despite the fact that the law can be an ass and very inconvenient even in the matters where right and wrong are as clear as day, it must be obeyed if the anti-corruption war and other cases are premised on Justice.

Nowhere did Sam Omatseye, Tinubu or The Nation attack Buhari as the corruption advocates would like the gullible to believe.

Regardless, patience and strategy will be the watchword; and all looters must and will be prosecuted and nobody will be allowed to use the law to escape justice.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Csami(m): 10:14pm On Jan 12, 2016
This thing with buhari is getting interesting everyday. I'll just watch from a very far place with my popcorn and zobo and see how buhari dictates this country.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by yungpowers(m): 10:19pm On Jan 12, 2016
You all must taste the change you voted for.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by akinyeleaa: 10:33pm On Jan 12, 2016
While the write up is a nice piece, the op is being too emotional in his stance against buhari, even from his topic and his subsequent comments. E don too take am personal

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Omenkata: 10:53pm On Jan 12, 2016
omenka:
You created a thread. Six comments so far, four of which were made by you. Two of the faour begging lalasticlala, the other two cursing Buhari and his supporters.

You sound too pained. What exactly is making you so sound so miserable

"Tinubu's Rep" indeed. Your thread is too personal. Tone down your language a little and I believe it would make it to the fp. You are rubbishing it yourself by being too emotional.

ozu nwulu anwu
Kitikpa sewaa nne i onu ebea
Afo sagbuo nne i grin

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by SUBWAY101(m): 11:24pm On Jan 12, 2016
AtlanticBreeze:

It's a beautiful read, find time to read it.

Freeglobe, how market? Una promise to comot nairaland, wetin u dey find again?
Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 11:32pm On Jan 12, 2016
Rawani:
It's unfortunate that the OP is too emotionally locked in 'attack-Buhari' mode that he failed to comprehend his own post.

In essence, Mr. Omatseye opined that despite the fact that the law can be an ass and very inconvenient even in the matters where right and wrong are as clear as day, it must be obeyed if the anti-corruption war and other cases are premised on Justice.

Nowhere did Sam attack Buhari as the corruption advocates would like the gullible to believe.

Regardless, patience and strategy will be the watchword, nevertheless, all looters must and will be prosecuted and nobody will be allowed to use the law to escape justice.
Goodluck with trying to sugarcoat the raw truth from the article. Here is an excerpt incase you missed it.

"If, for instance, Buhari steps down today, there is not a
structure, not even a whiff of it, to point to the debris of his
legacy. Not yet. He can start now."

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Chubhie: 11:51pm On Jan 12, 2016
I doubt if Bubu can withstand the heat when Tinubu unleashes all his Means Of Productions to battle Our tyrant Aladeen.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Rawani: 12:28am On Jan 13, 2016
And how exactly is constructive criticism an attack? The point he is making by that statement is that Buhari is akin to a one-man army in the fight against corruption, and he should establish judicial and executive structures that will continue the war on corruption (his legacy) even after he leaves office.

Read a book once in a while, it will help your comprehension.

AtlanticBreeze:

Goodluck with trying to sugarcoat the raw truth from the article. Here is an excerpt incase you missed it.

"If, for instance, Buhari steps down today, there is not a
structure, not even a whiff of it, to point to the debris of his
legacy. Not yet. He can start now."

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Rawani: 12:32am On Jan 13, 2016
49cents:
The third time Tinubu's media is firing shot at the President they installed

And some people deny that their isn't any love lost

Tinubu has realised his folly after leading the yoruba race to hand power to the North from the south with the promise of sharing the spoils of GEJ's ousta, only to face the bitter truth that the North no dey share power

Chubhie:
I doubt if Bubu can withstand the heat when Tinubu unleashes all his Means Of Productions to battle Our tyrant Aladeen.

Read the article again. Tinubu's outfit is actually shielding the President from slipping on a banana peel - which is the disregard of laws which are hampering his war on corruption, that could be effectively used against him by his detractors. I fully endorse this message as well.

Don't let your desperation to see the SW regret its successful and blossoming alliance with the North get the better of you.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by Pidggin(f): 12:53am On Jan 13, 2016
How many enemies will PMB win for himself? The man is not wise at all.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by specco(m): 1:07am On Jan 13, 2016
I think Jagaban is being proactive. Just to remind pmb that courts decision on bailable offenses must be obeyed. In case, just in case he finds himself at the receiving end down the road someday.

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Re: Tinubu's Aide Blasts Buhari For Flagrant Disobedience Of Court Orders. Explosive by AtlanticBreeze: 1:27am On Jan 13, 2016
Rawani:
And how exactly is constructive criticism an attack? The point he is making by that statement is that Buhari is akin to a one-man army in the fight against corruption, and he should establish judicial and executive structures that will continue the war on corruption (his legacy) even after he leaves office.

Read a book once in a while, it will help your comprehension.

lol, are you done? I'm not impressed, keep spinning

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