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Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by BeeBeeOoh(m): 1:52pm On Oct 09, 2016
The Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) has asked the President to release some judges who were arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS). The Bar threatened that there would be consequences if these judges are not released.

But the lawyers missed a very important opportunity to advocate for the cleansing of their profession. Of course, the President will surely release these judges.

Most senior lawyers agree with the NBA’s position. One lawyer fears that we might be back to the days of military rule. Another argued that there were ways of dealing with allegations of corruption against judges: malfeasances should be taken to appropriate authorities such as the NJC. (This is correct, but it doesn’t mean the President has done anything wrong in this sting operation.)

Even though the DSS claims to have gotten warrants for their search operation, one senior advocate argued that the independence of the judiciary should exempt it from the kind of interference seen last week.

One senior advocate argues that the time of the arrests was ungodly. He says arrests shouldn’t be made at night. [One would like to ask if a man who beats up his wife in the midnight should be exempted from arrest that same night, just because the hour is ungodly.]

But the President says the judiciary has been his headache: he must have drafted unconventional means to cure this headache. Many retired chief jurists agree that many judges are corrupt. The public thinks so, as well. The question is: How do we check arbitrariness in the cleansing process?

Our lawyers are missing a very important chance. Instead, they should insist on a unified guideline on sting operations. For example, in the US, the FBI operates under guidelines laid by former Attorney General Eric Holder.

With appropriate guidelines, DSS and the police will not be able to intimidate our judges, who are supposed to be independent anyway.

It is only concrete evidence from a sting operation of this nature that can speed up prosecution. The quality of evidence matters in legal tussles.

Take America for instance. In 2014, the FBI invented a fake case involving a fictional character and a staged arrest. The FBI invented this case to see if Joseph Waters Jr., a Philadelphia judge who was suspected to be corrupt, would interfere in this case after been pressured by his rich friend, who had been ‘good’ to him, but was working for the FBI in this instance.

Walters fell for this sting operation. He called Judge Dawn Segal, who was assigned this fictitious case, to lobby her. All these were recorded in the FBI’s sting operation. This operation is synonymous to what the DSS claims to have been doing.

Even the lawmakers are not left out in sting operations in America. In 2005, the FBI worked with several lobbyists in Tennessee in order to arrest corrupt state legislators and politicians. The FBI paid over $150,000 in bribe to these corrupt politicians and lawmakers in this undercover investigation.

And Americans do not believe that these sting operations affected the independence of the judiciary and legislature. (Note that wiring a person’s home is almost the same as invading it.)

To allay fears from senior lawyers, the DSS should pass on, as quickly as possible, the evidence they have obtained to the NJC for further investigations. And on its part, the NJC should recommend prosecution where necessary. They are used to just retiring erring judges. This might have been frustrating to the President.

It is surprising that no senior lawyer has talked about the evidences obtained from the residences of these judges.

More importantly, the judges should not be detained longer than necessary. They should also be given fair hearings. That some are billionaires doesn’t mean they are corrupt!

Here’s one thing the NBA should insist on: The DSS should be made to be independent in terms of funding and appointments into top positions. This is one way of checking abuse.

https://www.thecable.ng/buhari-not-likely-moved-nbas-threat

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by HungerBAD: 1:54pm On Oct 09, 2016
Man Of Steel.

About time somebody stood up to our very corrupt Judiciary. Buhari should not let it be business as usual,and those crying that Buhari is a dictator,will one day look back and thank him.

There are a lot of things wrong with our judicial system,from the "Ogboni" initiation for career progression,and the reckless abandon with which our Judges accept bribes.

And yes the NBA has more Ogboni members than any other organization in Nigeria.

There is only one President in Nigeria,and the NBA is a toothless bulldog,and will not be able to do anything. Matter of fact,the "OGBONI" clique inside the NBA should be ashamed for even coming out in defense of these corrupt Judges.

To the DSS and the Presidency. Those of us that voted for you to tackle corruption,are solidly behind you.

In Tuface voice" Nothing dey happen"

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by INTROVERT(f): 1:54pm On Oct 09, 2016
HAPPY SUNDAY FOLKS.

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Firefire(m): 1:55pm On Oct 09, 2016
Wonderful...


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Buhary testing the waters and gauging the reactions of Nigerians. I hope the 'fulls' supporting this stupidity will not cry blood when Buhary start arresting APC National leaders for speaking against his government.


Bookmark this post for future reference...

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Nobody: 1:55pm On Oct 09, 2016
YES

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by temitemi1(m): 1:56pm On Oct 09, 2016
Expecting a bloody dictator/despotic to be moved You are on a looooooooooong thing....

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Nobody: 1:56pm On Oct 09, 2016
Firefire:
Wonderful...


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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Firefire(m): 1:58pm On Oct 09, 2016
[quote author=Jibril659 post=50052274][/quote]

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by todayboy: 1:58pm On Oct 09, 2016
I see death coming to bu

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by malton: 1:59pm On Oct 09, 2016
HungerBAD:
Man Of Steel.

Heart of stone. grin

To some people, he is nothing more than a tyrant, nothing less than evil - much like Stalin. cheesy cheesy

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by mazifrankmore: 2:02pm On Oct 09, 2016
I don't understand this writeup.
That's what you get when you try to write in support of tyranny and evil.

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by TPAND: 2:09pm On Oct 09, 2016
All NBA needs to do is to reopen his certificate saga. That's all

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by SharkTank(m): 2:14pm On Oct 09, 2016
When the NBA told him the detention of Dasuki was illegal, was he moved? When NBA told him the detention of Nnamdi KANU was illegal, was he moved? This man has no regard for our judiciary. He is a military junta.

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by ever811(m): 2:21pm On Oct 09, 2016
stupid people.. this judges has been sending innocent common citizens to jail, no body call for help unbehalf of this helpless citizens but now its there turn to give account of there conducts....phone is cheap, sim card is 50#...load 100# and get 10mb free and it takes nothing to register on naira land that's why some people has become" judges right advocate. honesty we have a long way to go in this country.. as a good percent of Nigerians are uncivilized..

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by dahaz(m): 2:25pm On Oct 09, 2016
This NBA should just shout up. Toothless bulldog. All what they knows best is to enslave lawyers working under them. if you are a lawyer or happens to know someone who works in a law firm owned by this people you will understand what am saying

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by sukkot: 2:37pm On Oct 09, 2016
cheesy ma nigga bubu doing big thangs outcheaaaa. throwing judges into kuje prison is his specialty lol

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by PunterTim(m): 2:39pm On Oct 09, 2016
Hehe,absolute democracy can be a problem!

Sai Baba!!!

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Emeskhalifa(m): 2:39pm On Oct 09, 2016
grin

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Ezedon(m): 2:39pm On Oct 09, 2016
i hate reading any post about this wicked man

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by ajalawole(m): 2:39pm On Oct 09, 2016
No noise please. He have ear infection grin

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by koikoi2(m): 2:40pm On Oct 09, 2016
welll done to all Zombies. We are back to the military era.

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Nobody: 2:40pm On Oct 09, 2016
una problem angry

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by eph12(m): 2:40pm On Oct 09, 2016
Of course. That's so expected. If he was he wouldn't have taken these decisions. These coming weeks will be very interesting.

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by bejeria101(m): 2:42pm On Oct 09, 2016
Why would he? Does anytin intrest a dullard? Didnt think so.
Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by ajalawole(m): 2:42pm On Oct 09, 2016
TPAND:
All NBA needs to do is to reopen his certificate saga. That's all
grin ur head dey dea bro

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by SamuelAnyawu(m): 2:42pm On Oct 09, 2016
That's why he's a Dictator

grin grin grin



#IStandWithSamDaddy 2019 cool

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Nobody: 2:42pm On Oct 09, 2016
cool

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Nobody: 2:43pm On Oct 09, 2016
cool cool
Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by recievesense: 2:43pm On Oct 09, 2016
ajalawole:
grin ur head dey dea bro
Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by shamecurls(m): 2:44pm On Oct 09, 2016
Buhari is most and only dogged President to have governed Nigeria.


Man of steel

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by caesaraba(m): 2:45pm On Oct 09, 2016
lol! Waiting for some people from particular regions who were brought up by people of questionable character to come and threaten suicide on this thread.

Oh! Some are here already. LMAO!

The accused some of you are ready to sacrifice your unborn babies for are probably busy making plea bargains this very moment while you stay on NL ranting.

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Re: Buhari Not Likely To Be Moved By NBA's Threat- The Cable by Allwility: 2:45pm On Oct 09, 2016
I can't believe the media is in support of this. We'll see how loud they cry when the DSS comes for them next

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