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Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by mantosa(m): 7:35pm On Jul 30
When a Nigerian high court ruled this month that a former national security adviser should be freed on bail, it was the sixth such judgment since his detention in 2015. Authorities haven’t obeyed a single one.

For critics of President Muhammadu Buhari, he’s picking and choosing which judgments to comply with, a stance that stirs uncomfortable echoes of his days as a military ruler in the 1980s. His government defends his actions as necessary to combat graft in the oil-rich West African country of almost 200 million people, a pledge that was key to Buhari’s victory in a 2015 vote -- and now to his hopes of re-election next year.


Muhammadu BuhariPhotographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images
“There is no constitutional basis whatsoever for disobeying a court order,” said Ernest Ojukwu, a professor of human rights and criminal law. “This is about impunity.”


Buhari, 75, has complained that judicial niceties are getting in the way of his graft war. After ousting an elected government on New Year’s Eve in 1983, he ruled by decree, combining executive and legislative powers. Military tribunals were set up to try allegedly corrupt politicians, some of whom were sentenced to hundreds of years.

After Buhari’s overthrow 20 months later, almost all the sentences were quashed by the courts or nullified by his successors. But through his actions he began to acquire the anti-corruption reputation that helped get him elected three decades on. The next vote will be in February.

High-Profile Detainees

Arguably the most high-profile detainee is Sambo Dasuki, once a security adviser to Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan. Charged with offenses related to money laundering and diverting money supposed to be used to buy arms to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Dasuki has been held for three years as bail orders, including from an Economic Community of West African States court, have been ignored.

He’s not the only one. A leader of Nigeria’s Shi’ite community, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky, and his wife have been held by state security forces since 2015, also in defiance of court orders for bail. Prior to his arrest, Nigerian troops are alleged to have killed more than 300 of his followers and buried them in mass graves in the aftermath of clashes between some Shi’ites and soldiers accompanying an army chief’s convoy.

The treatment has extended to journalists. Jones Abiri, based in the southern city of Yenagoa, was arrested by secret police in July 2016, accused of involvement in the sabotage of crude oil pipelines by militants in the Niger River delta.

Visits Denied


Abiri was arraigned last week and taken back into the custody of the secret police after failing to meet “stringent” bail conditions, his lawyer, Femi Falana, said in response to a text message. His hearing is scheduled to begin on Aug. 2, he said.

Before the arraignment, the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists had expressed concern that the reporter hadn’t been seen in public, charged nor allowed visits from lawyers or family members.

Successive democratic governments in Nigeria, where military rule ended in 1999, have tended to disobey court orders, said Ojukwu. “The trend diminished drastically under late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua (in office from 2007 until he died in 2010) and it’s been a growing trend again since then,” he said.

Contacted on the recent cases and allegations, Justice Ministry spokesman Salihu Othman Isah referred to a July 19 article published by Premium Times, in which minister Abubakar Malami was quoted as saying that it was in the public’s interest that court orders to grant Dasuki bail were ignored.

Buhari recently signed an executive order that empowers him to request the seizure of assets linked to ongoing criminal investigations or trials, a move critics say is unconstitutional and meant to undermine the courts. The Justice Ministry has defended that order as needed to consolidate the gains made in the war against corruption.

“It gives the executive the power to clamp down on corrupt individuals and their ill-gotten acquisitions,” ministry spokesman Isah said in a response to questions sent by text message. He dismissed criticism, saying “it’s corruption that is fighting back.”

‘Usurping’ Powers

The main opposition People’s Democratic Party has accused Buhari of seeking to “usurp” both legislative and judicial powers in order to target his perceived opponents.

He “wants to change our democratic governance to a military regime, in line with his lamentation that the fight against corruption will be better under a military regime than under a democracy,” the party, which lost power in 2015, said in a July 6 statement.

The refusal to heed the courts, “is consistent with the government’s disregard for the judicial system,” said Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the human rights council of the Nigerian Bar Association. “The executive simply ignores orders it doesn’t like.”

Source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-07-30/military-habits-die-hard-as-nigeria-s-buhari-defies-court-orders

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Taich(m): 8:06pm On Jul 30
Hmm, Army habits indeed.

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Vornic: 8:23pm On Jul 30
Buhari is the most undemocratic person to occupy the presidential seat since obasanjo

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by bedspread: 10:01pm On Jul 30
Bloomberg ITS HIS HOBBY ooooo!!

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Buffalowings3(m): 10:46am On Aug 02
Why is this not on the fp.

Lalasticlala

Wetin dey hurt me now be say

1 kilo of fish is now 1300 angry sad sad
Na 1000 b4 o sad

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by arantess(m): 2:38pm On Aug 02
Buffalowings3:
Why is this not on the fp.

Lalasticlala
Its unpalatable story for their "sai baba a.k.a Mr integrity"..

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by PehaKaso: 3:55pm On Aug 02
Vornic:
Buhari is the most undemocratic person to occupy the presidential seat since obasanjo


grin grin grin grin grin grin grin



BUHARI Is A Confirmed Terrorist

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by MANNABBQGRILLS: 3:55pm On Aug 02
Arguably the most high-profile detainee is Sambo Dasuki, once a security adviser to Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan. Charged with offenses related to money laundering and diverting money supposed to be used to buy arms to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Dasuki has been held for three years as bail orders, including from an Economic Community of West African States court, have been ignored.

You even mentioned Dasuki as a high profile-detainee.
Anybody that wants this cruel rogue released without the country knowing the main root of the matter is nothing but a fellow rogue and devil.
A man who hundreds of soldiers died on the battlefield and was charged with offenses related to money laundering and diverting money supposed to be used to buy arms to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram.
A man that was sharing money like father Christmas.
A man who whispered on whose order he was sharing the narional cake but the man that gave the order denied.
A man that lot of people who collected this billions of dollars named him as the facilitators....and you want him released?
There was a nation!

The sane ones here can read this and marvel!

1. I acted based on Jonathan's instruction - Dasuki

2. I didn't give order - Jonathan

3. I collected 350M from Dasuki for consultation - Iyorchia Ayu

4. I only collected $30,000 from Dasuki not N100m - Bode George

5. I got N4.6b from Dasuki for spiritual purposes - Bafarawa

6. I got N650M from Dasuki for my Abuja burnt office - Thisday Obaigbena.

7. I got N2.1b from Dasuki for publicity - Dokpesi

8. I got another N100m from Yuguda he didn't tell me from where - Bafarawa.

9. I gave N100m each to Odili, Jim Nwobodo Bode George and others - Yuguda

10. The president asked me to change N10B to foreign currency for PDP delegates - Dasuki

11. My boss asked me to get $11M from the CBN - Dasuki's account officer.

12. I got order from above to pay Tompolo N13B for Maritime university land. - Nimasa DG.

13. 950m was shared in my house -- Shekarau

With all these looting and many more revealed, some people are still shouting no sign of change yet, they even say it's political persecution.
But we believe, it is the right thing to do to fight against corruption and looting in our nation. There must be consequences for such crimes otherwise Nigeria will not develop.

.......In Vietnam, corrupt politicians are executed, but in Nigeria, they are celebrated by corrupt youths!

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by PehaKaso: 3:55pm On Aug 02
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Arguably the most high-profile detainee is Sambo Dasuki, once a security adviser to Buhari’s predecessor Goodluck Jonathan. Charged with offenses related to money laundering and diverting money supposed to be used to buy arms to fight Islamist militant group Boko Haram, Dasuki has been held for three years as bail orders, including from an Economic Community of West African States court, have been ignored.

You even said high profile-detainee.
Anybody that wants this cruel rogue released without the country knowing the main root of the matter is nothing but a fellow rogue and devil.
A man who hundreds of soldiers died on the battlefield because the money for artilleries was shared to some thieves.
A man that was sharing money like father Christmas.
A man who whispered on whose order he was sharing the cake but the man that gave the order denied.
A man that lots of people who collected this billions of dollars named him as the facilitators....and You want him released?
There was a nation!
Irredeemable Zombie.

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Kneephy(m): 3:55pm On Aug 02
MI I'm liking all this defection :transmission things

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by PehaKaso: 3:55pm On Aug 02
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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Gossiplover: 3:56pm On Aug 02
lol. u go fear naa
Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Zoharariel(m): 3:56pm On Aug 02
Why Buhari eyes come look like person wey just smoke 2 buckets of codein for that picture?

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by DonDemu(m): 3:56pm On Aug 02
MESSAGE OF HOPE: This is the first time the common masses have their own Presidential Candidate.

IF THEY DON’T KNOW, WE KNOW.

Nigeria has 60 Million voting capacity but only 11 Million use to participate in an election. So if they like let all 109 Senators and 360 Reps including some Governors decamp to any political party of their choice.

Muhammadu Buhari as a person is more powerful than their party and we, the masses voted them because of Buhari. Our duty is to mobilize and canvass more good people to get their PVC.

As we can see now, looters are back to their base, more are still going, its not yet over.

2019 general election is between the Masses and gang of Looters.

........ if you’re with us, then Say it loudly #iStandWithBuhari2019

WE STAND WITH A MAN OF HONOR CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY.

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by SpecialAdviser(m): 3:56pm On Aug 02
Buhari is a f**l who doesn't understand constructive governance.

4 years has been wasted on revenge and gagging the opposition in the name of fighting corruption.

I wish he even paid more attention to the following corruption, I will be applauding him now.

1) Bail is free statement by police which they never comply with.

2) Express bribery for immigration passport.

3) Sorting to pass course in the university

4) Police highway bribery

5) Customs bribery on imported tukumbo vehicle. Sometimes they seize same thing they call contraband.

6) Bribery for federal jobs.

7) Bribery in government offices.

cool Harsh treatment of Nigerians by foreigners in many companies.

The idi*t wasted 4 years unable to fight any corruption but just to arrest PDP members.

How has this reduced corruption in Nigeria. Mtcheeeew. angry

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by FarahAideed: 3:57pm On Aug 02
God will also defy any peace in the life of Buhari hence forth ....

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by superior1: 3:57pm On Aug 02
lawlessness is actually a Fulani herdsmen thing.

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by blackmantis: 3:57pm On Aug 02
The refusal to heed the courts, “is consistent with the government’s disregard for the judicial system,” said Chidi Odinkalu, chairman of the human rights council of the Nigerian Bar Association. “The executive simply ignores orders it doesn’t like.”

Summary of the reformed democrat cum dictator

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Aderewah: 3:57pm On Aug 02
Were ni bubu

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by BlindAngel: 3:57pm On Aug 02
This man is really something else, sometimes it beats my imagination beyond thinking how some people still supports this clueless worthless man, that doesn't know a single thing about economic... Spits

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by ictjobber: 3:58pm On Aug 02
Naija No Get Judiciary Na


see my signature
Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by RexTramadol1(m): 3:59pm On Aug 02
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Oh....



Use Panadol extra


I understand how severe headache feels grin

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by Mekanus(m): 4:00pm On Aug 02
BlindAngel:
H
SpecialAdviser:
B
BlindAngel:
H
DonDemu:
j
PehaKaso:
grin
E don reach front page make una come modify with una rubbish

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by monerozi5590(m): 4:00pm On Aug 02
Any news about the INEC Chairman? Has he been arrested?

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by stepone(m): 4:01pm On Aug 02
Booked
Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by udo2018: 4:01pm On Aug 02
I pity for Nigerians.

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by maestroferddi: 4:02pm On Aug 02
Buhari was a mistake.

We just pray that it will not haunt Nigeria for a very long time.

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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by BruncleZuma: 4:02pm On Aug 02
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Re: Army Habits Die Hard As Nigeria's Buhari Defies Court Orders - Bloomberg by capatainrambo: 4:03pm On Aug 02
Just be disgracing nigeria up and down

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