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|Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by odiks: 1:43pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Rights activist, Femi Falana (SAN) has accused the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) of playing double standard by taking a position to support the suspended Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Walter Onnoghen.
Falana argued that it was wrong for the NBA that called for the suspension of judges who were arrested by security agents in 2016 to now turn around to fault the suspension of a CJN, against who pm a charge is pending.
Falana, who was at the High Court of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to attend to a case, in defiance of the NBA’s directive that lawyers boycott court, said the directive was ignored by many lawyers who turned up in court today.
He said while he faulted the Executive’s decision to suspend the CJN on an ex-parte order, he thinks Onnoghen should resign.
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by odiks: 1:45pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Meanwhile cases going on various court beginning
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Racoon(m): 1:49pm On Jan 29, 2019|
No double standard Mr.hypocritical Righteous man. Can Falana tell Nigerians he is not convinced that the Buhari govt is not bias in their approach in the CJN case because of the obvious fear of the impending disastrous fallout for the APC in the upcoming election
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by PaChukwudi44(m): 1:52pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Falana the APC hatchet man
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Racoon(m): 2:08pm On Jan 29, 2019|
"....However, in view of President Buhari's belated fidelity in the rule of law the federal government should comply with all valid and subsisting orders of competent municipal and regional courts made against the federal government.
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Clevite(m): 2:45pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Lawyers' own protest should be by way of lawsuit in court of law, using the instrumentality of law, not by boycott like labour union or civil society group. NBA is a professional body, not a Labour Union.
The Senate seem to recognize this fact more than our learned gentlemen and have chosen the more noble path of approaching the Supreme Court to seek legal redress.
The NBA should not forget that there are members of the Association whose view and standpoint on the Onnoghen saga are on the side of the FG and are arguing differently. These set of people also deserve to act along their own point of view. If the battle gets to Court, it's still the bonafide members of the Bar that would argue on the part of the Executive arm of Government.
There is no amount of protest or boycott that would change the status quo, the whole saga is a matter to be determined judicially in the long run.
If the FG refuse to be moved to shift ground after the two-day courts boycott, is NBA Exco going to direct their members to proceed on indefinite boycott of courts? Obviously, the effect would be more against the Bar than it would be against the Government. I'm sure that by that time, NBA would witness the greatest disobedience and the stiffest opposition from their own members nation-wide! This is because it would touch on their personal economic survival more than it does professional.
NBA should quickly recognize this fact, this battle can only be won in the court of law with legal fireworks than on the streets of protest and court boycott. How do you challenge the alleged Constitution violation by staying away from courts saddled with interpretation of Constitution? NBA should kindly toe the path of the Senate by approaching the court of law.
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by kayusely70(m): 3:17pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Even their president is facing corruption charges allegation
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Kylekent59: 5:22pm On Jan 29, 2019|
What da hell is he saying!!
It's like politics has made everyone a devil. You now see people supporting wrong in broad daylight.
Democracy GEJ made has been bastardized.
A country where court orders ain't obeyed is called a Joke.
Looting is different from forgetting to declare assets.
This case is something else ooo.
Today Buhari fans go score 2
Tomorrow onnoghen fans go score 2
Next day it keeps going and going....
Final say is all we wanna hear.
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by OmoManU: 5:22pm On Jan 29, 2019|
The only sane lawyer in nija
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Nobody: 5:22pm On Jan 29, 2019|
He is quite right actually. Still Buharis action remains a gross violation of the constitution.
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by ArmaniUhuru: 5:22pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Falana speaks cowardly sometimes.
One minute he condemns the suspension of the CJN, the next minute he’s supports the FG unlawful actions.
Nobody is saying the man is innocent or not corrupt. Just follow due process.
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Dottore: 5:23pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Onnoghen started by being a corrupt judge, failed to declare his assets as required by law and living above his means. That's bad for him and for PDP.
Buhari and his men desperately need to win reelection and Onnoghen is CJN and a PDP judge (sorry I mean South southerner).
That's too ugly for Buhari's health and ambition. Buhari invokes his power as president and suspends him as a strategy to secure the judiciary during post election litigations.
I don't know why jobless e-warriors are fighting each other because: Onnoghen is a corrupt Judge of the PDP winged by a desperate president.
Meanwhile the supposed agitation by NBA has been widely politicized as usual with everyother issue of national interest so it will die a natural death.
RESULT: the suffering of the masses continue until they #scrapPDP&APC
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by stag: 5:23pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Meanwhile, the architect of this saga, Osinbajo, is quietly amused
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by ComeAndobo: 5:24pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Though I agree with Falana. The main problem is Buhari's nepotistic decision to appoint another Northern Stooge
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by GentleMoney: 5:24pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Falz the 'gud' guy..
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Larryfest(m): 5:27pm On Jan 29, 2019|
There's is no unity
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by nepapole(m): 5:30pm On Jan 29, 2019|
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Wallade(m): 5:32pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Falana should just shut up already. It is not the allegation or accusations against the CJN that the Nigerian Bar Association is protesting. They are protesting the process of suspending CJN which is an abberation and violation of the constitution.
There is an appropriate procedure dictated by the constitution but not the jungle justice the president adopted.
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by MrMcJay(m): 5:33pm On Jan 29, 2019|
NBA don cast
Lawyer wey dey boycott court, na him don belleful. Those wey get sense go court today.
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by RealityShot: 5:33pm On Jan 29, 2019|
RESIGN O... SHAMELESS FAKE JUDGE!
VOTE BUHARI for continuity
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by martineverest(m): 5:34pm On Jan 29, 2019|
ArmaniUhuru:a neutral Nigeria would indemnity federal government and CJN
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by DesChyko(m): 5:34pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Falana should have just told NBA what to say nah instead of accusing a body of lawyers of not agreeing with his opinion.
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Kagawa10: 5:35pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Abi o. Where were these NBA lawyers when Justice Ayo Salami was forced out by Jonathan?
Fact is the country is suffering from recession caused by the drop in the rate at which crude oil sells which is at $50. We didn't manage to save enough when a barrel of oil was selling at $110 under Pdp regime, hence the mess we found ourselves. Heck, if our foreign reserve wasn't looted from $48b to $26b by Jonathan, we wouldn't be here.
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by RealityShot: 5:35pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Wallade:oya UGA quote the part of the "constitution" that was breached, i beg you.
when SARAKI can not, is it you that can?
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by MalcoImX: 5:37pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Racoon:You''ve shot yourself in the foot by quoting Femi Aribisala, the hardcore GEJ apologist to convince anyone of anything.
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|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by bigfish3k: 5:45pm On Jan 29, 2019|
i have never seen such a double speak before. i am really disappointed. money get power i swear. how can he be blaming both the victim and the villain
oh i really miss late Gani Fawehinmi, the only true human rights activist and advocate of the masses. he will be turning in his grave seeing what the pretender disciples he left behind are doing to the masses and the country
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by Wallade(m): 5:46pm On Jan 29, 2019|
Let me educate you a little, the constitution of the FRN has no provision for "suspension" of CJN, however it has provision for removal which must actively involve the NJC; the highest judiciary body must review whatever petition against any Judge, including CJN, and recommend the removal as the case may be.
Also, the National Assembly is actively involved in the appointment of CJN based on the constitution. They have to approve the person recommended to the President by NJC upon a communique from the president to the national assembly of the intention of the Presidency to apoint the CJN.
These various processes were violated by the presidency and such violations are impeachable offences against the president, just in case you don't know.
You can download a copy of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria for more information.
|Re: Onnoghen: Falana Accuses NBA Of Playing Double Standard by ZAWs: 5:50pm On Jan 29, 2019|
But when he speaks in favour of your corruption FC party he's a good SAN abi
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