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Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Ratello: 10:00am On Apr 14
Jada was Never Northern Cameroon.

NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE INCESSANT LACK OF BASIC KNOWLEDGE & PROFESSIONAL INEPTITUDE BEING DISPLAYED BY SOME SO-CALLED SENIOR COUNSELS IN NIGERIA!

ONE, REPRESENTING THE APC IN RIVERS STATE, APPEALED TO THE SUPREME COURT AND SOUGHT RELIEFS FROM "THE COURT OF APPEAL". THE APPEALS WERE STRUCK OUT BY THE SUPREME COURT, BUT THE MAN SHOWED NO REMORSE! I SAW HIM TALKING ON TV INSTEAD OF HIDING HIS FACE IN SHAME!

ANOTHER ONE, ALSO ACTING FOR THE APC, CONTENDS THAT ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR [GCON], FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, WAS NOT A NIGERIAN AT BIRTH!

MEANWHILE........

A simple historical research reveals that Atiku was born in Jada Town of Adamawa. Adamawa was old Gongola State, which was created on 3rd February 1976 from Adamawa and Sardauna Provinces, together with the Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State. Gongola was on 27th August 1991, divided into two states - Adamawa & Taraba.

Northern Cameroons became the Sardauna Province of Northern Nigeria on 31 May 1961, while Southern Cameroons became West Cameroon, a constituent state of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, on 1st October 1961.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON, was born 25th November 1946 in Jada Village (part of Adamawa), NOT part of the Sardauna Provinces which could have made him a non-Nigerian at birth!

To recap; the present Adamawa State used to be Gongola State. Gongola State was created out of: (1) Adamawa; (2) Sardauna Provinces from the old Northern Cameroon; and (3) Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State. Jada, where Atiku was born in 1946 was NEVER part of Northern Cameroon, as it was located in Adamawa province and not any part of Sardauna Province. If Atiku had been born in any part of the Sardauna Provinces, then he would not have been born a Nigerian at birth BUT that is clearly not the case!

In fact, the people of the old Sardauna Provinces, are now under Sardauna Local Government, South East of Taraba State. These are the people from the old Northern Cameroon, who became Nigerians in 1961.

You may also want to note that the Old Northern Nigeria had 19 Provinces as follows:

1. Bauchi
2. Benue
3. Borno
4. Kano
5. Katsina
6. Plateau
7. Taraba
8. Niger
9. Adamawa
10. Kaduna
11. Sokoto
12. Gombe
13. Jigawa
14. Kebbi
15. Kabba
16. Nassarawa
17. Yobe
18. Zamfara
19. Ilorin.

You will not find Sardauna amongst the old Northern provinces, as Sardauna was part of the Northern Cameroon until 1961. People who historically came from Northern Cameroon, are found in Southeast Taraba State today. Jada was part of the old Adamawa province, listed no. 9 above, and was never part of old Northern Cameroon!

Lawyers acting for the APC could have spent time researching on Wikipedia before rushing to embarrassingly showcase their poor knowledge of history.

And if anyone of them, or their supporters think Wikipedia is not a reliable legal research engine, I refer them to the case of EDWARD NKWEGU OKEREKE v. NWEZE DAVID UMAHI & ORS, SC.1004/2015, decided 5th February, 2016, where the Supreme Court of Nigeria held as follows:

"According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, the INEC card reader is a portable electronic voter authentication device. Designed, specifically, for the accreditation process for the authentication of eligible voters before voting, the machine was configured to read only the PVCS of a particular polling unit and can only work on Election Day, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, (last accessed on January 30, 2016)". Per NWEZE, J.S.C., at P. 36, Paras. A-B.

They should also see the case of PML (NIG) LTD v. FRN (2017) LPELR-43480(SC), Per AUGIE, J.S.C., at Pp. 52-56, paras. A-F, where the Supreme Court referenced Wikipedia thus:

“Now, double jeopardy is a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same or similar charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction - see Wikipedia…”

~ Abdul Jimoh
Copied from @Obafemi Oke wall

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by BlackfireX: 10:32am On Apr 14
Nice right up...



Oya APC counter.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by omenkaLives(m): 10:42am On Apr 14
Take your epistle to the judges sir. Atiku is a stinking Cameroonian. All thanks to the pornstaaar Kanu. cheesy

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by nosiebaba(m): 10:49am On Apr 14
After bakassi peninsula some people still wan carry other parts of Nigeria dash Cameroun... Na wa o
Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Ratello: 10:51am On Apr 14
omenkaLives:
Take your epistle to the judges sir. Atiku is a stinking Cameroonian. All thanks to the pornstaaar Kanu. cheesy

So you think you guys stand a chance with this mumu news?

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Ofunaofu: 11:33am On Apr 14
These are facts laid bare
Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Hofbrauhaus: 11:35am On Apr 14
APC are confused. Atiku is the incoming President of Nigeria. Nigeria must be great again whether zombies like it or not!

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by omenkaLives(m): 12:06pm On Apr 14
Ratello:


So you think you guys stand a chance with this mumu news?
So you think your opinion matters to the judges? cheesy

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Devilhimself: 12:07pm On Apr 14
omenkaLives:
Take your epistle to the judges sir. Atiku is a stinking Cameroonian. All thanks to the pornstaaar Kanu. cheesy

trash trash trash
old junkies everywhere

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by tuniski: 12:09pm On Apr 14
omenkaLives:
Take your epistle to the judges sir. Atiku is a stinking Cameroonian. All thanks to the pornstaaar Kanu. cheesy
Ranting ranter!

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Devilhimself: 12:10pm On Apr 14
omenkaLives:
So you think your opinion matters to the judges? cheesy

just like your opinion remains trash trash trash
you belong to ethnic section of nairaland

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Sagamaje(m): 12:17pm On Apr 14
angry

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by garfield1: 1:19pm On Apr 14
tuniski:

Ranting ranter!
You are in pains

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by pchukwudi: 1:30pm On Apr 14
That does not mean that those judgements were based on Wikipedia entries. In fact, it does not mean that Wikipedia is now legally validated as a valid source of information.

And, in the final analysis, the fact that some IT-ignorant judges cite Wikipedia entries as their source does not make Wikipedia - a publicly editable encyclopedia - a credible source of information. Chances are you that those stuff they cited in their judgment has long been changed without being archived. So where does that leave their so called judgement if truly it was based on those random and editable and unarchaivable Wikipedia entries?

Ratello:
...

Lawyers acting for the APC could have spent time researching on Wikipedia before rushing to embarrassingly showcase their poor knowledge of history.

And if anyone of them, or their supporters think Wikipedia is not a reliable legal research engine, I refer them to the case of EDWARD NKWEGU OKEREKE v. NWEZE DAVID UMAHI & ORS, SC.1004/2015, decided 5th February, 2016, where the Supreme Court of Nigeria held as follows:

"According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, the INEC card reader is a portable electronic voter authentication device. Designed, specifically, for the accreditation process for the authentication of eligible voters before voting, the machine was configured to read only the PVCS of a particular polling unit and can only work on Election Day, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, (last accessed on January 30, 2016)". Per NWEZE, J.S.C., at P. 36, Paras. A-B.

They should also see the case of PML (NIG) LTD v. FRN (2017) LPELR-43480(SC), Per AUGIE, J.S.C., at Pp. 52-56, paras. A-F, where the Supreme Court referenced Wikipedia thus:

“Now, double jeopardy is a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same or similar charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction - see Wikipedia…”

~ Abdul Jimoh
Copied from @Obafemi Oke wall

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Niaja4real(m): 1:32pm On Apr 14
Ratello:
Jada was Never Northern Cameroon.

NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE INCESSANT LACK OF BASIC KNOWLEDGE & PROFESSIONAL INEPTITUDE BEING DISPLAYED BY SOME SO-CALLED SENIOR COUNSELS IN NIGERIA!

ONE, REPRESENTING THE APC IN RIVERS STATE, APPEALED TO THE SUPREME COURT AND SOUGHT RELIEFS FROM "THE COURT OF APPEAL". THE APPEALS WERE STRUCK OUT BY THE SUPREME COURT, BUT THE MAN SHOWED NO REMORSE! I SAW HIM TALKING ON TV INSTEAD OF HIDING HIS FACE IN SHAME!

ANOTHER ONE, ALSO ACTING FOR THE APC, CONTENDS THAT ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR [GCON], FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, WAS NOT A NIGERIAN AT BIRTH!

MEANWHILE........

A simple historical research reveals that Atiku was born in Jada Town of Adamawa. Adamawa was old Gongola State, which was created on 3rd February 1976 from Adamawa and Sardauna Provinces, together with the Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State. Gongola was on 27th August 1991, divided into two states - Adamawa & Taraba.

Northern Cameroons became the Sardauna Province of Northern Nigeria on 31 May 1961, while Southern Cameroons became West Cameroon, a constituent state of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, on 1st October 1961.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON, was born 25th November 1946 in Jada Village (part of Adamawa), NOT part of the Sardauna Provinces which could have made him a non-Nigerian at birth!

To recap; the present Adamawa State used to be Gongola State. Gongola State was created out of: (1) Adamawa; (2) Sardauna Provinces from the old Northern Cameroon; and (3) Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State. Jada, where Atiku was born in 1946 was NEVER part of Northern Cameroon, as it was located in Adamawa province and not any part of Sardauna Province. If Atiku had been born in any part of the Sardauna Provinces, then he would not have been born a Nigerian at birth BUT that is clearly not the case!

In fact, the people of the old Sardauna Provinces, are now under Sardauna Local Government, South East of Taraba State. These are the people from the old Northern Cameroon, who became Nigerians in 1961.

You may also want to note that the Old Northern Nigeria had 19 Provinces as follows:

1. Bauchi
2. Benue
3. Borno
4. Kano
5. Katsina
6. Plateau
7. Taraba
8. Niger
9. Adamawa
10. Kaduna
11. Sokoto
12. Gombe
13. Jigawa
14. Kebbi
15. Kabba
16. Nassarawa
17. Yobe
18. Zamfara
19. Ilorin.

You will not find Sardauna amongst the old Northern provinces, as Sardauna was part of the Northern Cameroon until 1961. People who historically came from Northern Cameroon, are found in Southeast Taraba State today. Jada was part of the old Adamawa province, listed no. 9 above, and was never part of old Northern Cameroon!

Lawyers acting for the APC could have spent time researching on Wikipedia before rushing to embarrassingly showcase their poor knowledge of history.

And if anyone of them, or their supporters think Wikipedia is not a reliable legal research engine, I refer them to the case of EDWARD NKWEGU OKEREKE v. NWEZE DAVID UMAHI & ORS, SC.1004/2015, decided 5th February, 2016, where the Supreme Court of Nigeria held as follows:

"According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, the INEC card reader is a portable electronic voter authentication device. Designed, specifically, for the accreditation process for the authentication of eligible voters before voting, the machine was configured to read only the PVCS of a particular polling unit and can only work on Election Day, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, (last accessed on January 30, 2016)". Per NWEZE, J.S.C., at P. 36, Paras. A-B.

They should also see the case of PML (NIG) LTD v. FRN (2017) LPELR-43480(SC), Per AUGIE, J.S.C., at Pp. 52-56, paras. A-F, where the Supreme Court referenced Wikipedia thus:

“Now, double jeopardy is a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same or similar charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction - see Wikipedia…”

~ Abdul Jimoh
Copied from @Obafemi Oke wall
APC case & their lawyers psyche is so pathetic.
Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by tuniski: 1:40pm On Apr 14
garfield1:

You are in pains
Pain of what? Please don't get yourself depressed over nothing.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by PROPHETmichael: 2:00pm On Apr 14
Lawyers acting for the APC could have spent time researching on Wikipedia before rushing to embarrassingly showcase their poor knowledge of history.

Your writeup was fantastic until you mentioned Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not the right place to source for information as it could be changed by anyone at anytime to fit his his or her purpose.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by buhariguy(m): 2:33pm On Apr 14
nosiebaba:
After bakassi peninsula some people still wan carry other parts of Nigeria dash Cameroun... Na wa o
hahahahahahahaha, thief ffk and and thief reno knows the truth. They only want fg to bury the idea of thief atiku be a camerooniaon,so that cameroonian should not attack nigeria in a bid to fight for their son, thief atiku. but the truth is that, the matter has be settle since 1961. And nobody is driving thief atiku back to cameroon, but he can not contest in any nigeria election. Very simple

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Borderless: 2:35pm On Apr 14
omenkaLives:
Take your epistle to the judges sir. Atiku is a stinking Cameroonian. All thanks to the pornstaaar Kanu. cheesy

Can’t you pretend to have some shame? Must you always exhibit your illiteracy ni?

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by buhariguy(m): 2:37pm On Apr 14
Ratello:


So you think you guys stand a chance with this mumu news?
and idiotic pigs think al cameroon stand a chance with fake result from inec server.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by buhariguy(m): 2:43pm On Apr 14
Hofbrauhaus:
APC are confused. Atiku is the incoming President of Nigeria. Nigeria must be great again whether zombies like it or not!
cameroon is calling on their precious son to take over from paul biya

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by buhariguy(m): 2:51pm On Apr 14
tuniski:

Ranting ranter!
you know pdp are chemical, they always react. And apc always strike without missing the target, they be talk 'n' do.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by MetaPhysical: 2:51pm On Apr 14
Ratello:
Jada was Never Northern Cameroon.

NIGERIAN INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES NEEDS TO KNOW THAT THERE IS FIRE ON THE MOUNTAIN WITH THE INCESSANT LACK OF BASIC KNOWLEDGE & PROFESSIONAL INEPTITUDE BEING DISPLAYED BY SOME SO-CALLED SENIOR COUNSELS IN NIGERIA!

ONE, REPRESENTING THE APC IN RIVERS STATE, APPEALED TO THE SUPREME COURT AND SOUGHT RELIEFS FROM "THE COURT OF APPEAL". THE APPEALS WERE STRUCK OUT BY THE SUPREME COURT, BUT THE MAN SHOWED NO REMORSE! I SAW HIM TALKING ON TV INSTEAD OF HIDING HIS FACE IN SHAME!

ANOTHER ONE, ALSO ACTING FOR THE APC, CONTENDS THAT ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR [GCON], FORMER VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, WAS NOT A NIGERIAN AT BIRTH!

MEANWHILE........

A simple historical research reveals that Atiku was born in Jada Town of Adamawa. Adamawa was old Gongola State, which was created on 3rd February 1976 from Adamawa and Sardauna Provinces, together with the Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State. Gongola was on 27th August 1991, divided into two states - Adamawa & Taraba.

Northern Cameroons became the Sardauna Province of Northern Nigeria on 31 May 1961, while Southern Cameroons became West Cameroon, a constituent state of the Federal Republic of Cameroon, on 1st October 1961.

Alhaji Atiku Abubakar GCON, was born 25th November 1946 in Jada Village (part of Adamawa), NOT part of the Sardauna Provinces which could have made him a non-Nigerian at birth!

To recap; the present Adamawa State used to be Gongola State. Gongola State was created out of: (1) Adamawa; (2) Sardauna Provinces from the old Northern Cameroon; and (3) Wukari Division of the then Benue-Plateau State. Jada, where Atiku was born in 1946 was NEVER part of Northern Cameroon, as it was located in Adamawa province and not any part of Sardauna Province. If Atiku had been born in any part of the Sardauna Provinces, then he would not have been born a Nigerian at birth BUT that is clearly not the case!

In fact, the people of the old Sardauna Provinces, are now under Sardauna Local Government, South East of Taraba State. These are the people from the old Northern Cameroon, who became Nigerians in 1961.

You may also want to note that the Old Northern Nigeria had 19 Provinces as follows:

1. Bauchi
2. Benue
3. Borno
4. Kano
5. Katsina
6. Plateau
7. Taraba
8. Niger
9. Adamawa
10. Kaduna
11. Sokoto
12. Gombe
13. Jigawa
14. Kebbi
15. Kabba
16. Nassarawa
17. Yobe
18. Zamfara
19. Ilorin.

You will not find Sardauna amongst the old Northern provinces, as Sardauna was part of the Northern Cameroon until 1961. People who historically came from Northern Cameroon, are found in Southeast Taraba State today. Jada was part of the old Adamawa province, listed no. 9 above, and was never part of old Northern Cameroon!

Lawyers acting for the APC could have spent time researching on Wikipedia before rushing to embarrassingly showcase their poor knowledge of history.

And if anyone of them, or their supporters think Wikipedia is not a reliable legal research engine, I refer them to the case of EDWARD NKWEGU OKEREKE v. NWEZE DAVID UMAHI & ORS, SC.1004/2015, decided 5th February, 2016, where the Supreme Court of Nigeria held as follows:

"According to Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, the INEC card reader is a portable electronic voter authentication device. Designed, specifically, for the accreditation process for the authentication of eligible voters before voting, the machine was configured to read only the PVCS of a particular polling unit and can only work on Election Day, Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopaedia, (last accessed on January 30, 2016)". Per NWEZE, J.S.C., at P. 36, Paras. A-B.

They should also see the case of PML (NIG) LTD v. FRN (2017) LPELR-43480(SC), Per AUGIE, J.S.C., at Pp. 52-56, paras. A-F, where the Supreme Court referenced Wikipedia thus:

“Now, double jeopardy is a procedural defence that prevents an accused person from being tried again on the same or similar charges and on the same facts, following a valid acquittal or conviction - see Wikipedia…”

~ Abdul Jimoh
Copied from @Obafemi Oke wall



Jada was in Ganye. Ganye was the seat of Chamba tribal council. Atiku is Chamba, not Fulani. Ganye was part of Cameroon before June 1961 after which it became part of Nigeria.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by buhariguy(m): 2:57pm On Apr 14
pchukwudi:
That does not mean that those judgements were based on Wikipedia entries. In fact, it does not mean that Wikipedia is now legally validated as a valid source of information.

And, in the final analysis, the fact that some IT-ignorant judges cite Wikipedia entries as their source does not make Wikipedia - a publicly editable encyclopedia - a credible source of information. Chances are you that those stuff they cited in their judgment has long been changed without being archived. So where does that leave their so called judgement if truly it was based on those random and editable and unarchaivable Wikipedia entries?

Pachukwudi44 agree with us that al cameroon thief atiku should go and look for his stolen mandate from paul biya. Hahahahahahaha

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by QuotaSystem: 3:02pm On Apr 14
MetaPhysical:

Jada was in Ganye. Ganye was the seat of Chamba tribal council. Atiku is Chamba, not Fulani. Ganye was part of Cameroon before June 1961 after which it became part of Nigeria.

There is no basis for argument.

Until the courts decide otherwise, Atiku Al-Younde Aboubacar was born Kameroonian & had no business ever being near Aso Rock.

Facts only.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by buhariguy(m): 3:13pm On Apr 14
tuniski:

Pain of what? Please don't get yourself depressed over nothing.
pain of following your president to cameroon

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by tuniski: 3:20pm On Apr 14
buhariguy:
pain of following your president to cameroon
Zamfara folks will tell you better what pain is.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by FearGodinall: 3:38pm On Apr 14
The most striking achievement of this administration to the life of Nigeria is that,they brought idiocy and incompetence as a medal to almost all aspect of our national life that even professors no longer speaks and think as a professor likewise SANs, DRs and the average Nigerian looks stupid most a times.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by NICENEDU29: 4:41pm On Apr 14
QuotaSystem:


There is no basis for argument.

Until the courts decide otherwise, Atiku Al-Younde Aboubacar was born Kameroonian & had no business ever being near Aso Rock.

Facts only.
My friend, it is not good for one to showcase his ignorance of the law to the public. You should know that this issue is a constitutional issue and the same Constitution provides for the court that is clothed with the exclusive jurisdiction to decide or determine that issue. It is not just any court or Tribunal that has the power to do so. So pls before you draw that baseless conclusion as you did above, take some moments to ponder on this write-up:
ATIKU'S PETITION: APC's OBJECTION TO AKITU'S QUALIFICATION TO CONTEST BASED ON QUESTION OF HIS NIGERIAN CITIZENSHIP.
What are the chances of APC succeeding in its objections based on the ground of Atiku's Nigerian Citizenship?
Before we delve into answering this critical question, let us consider the relevant section of the Constitution of Nigeria that has to do with the Court that has the jurisdiction to determine the question of a person's citizenship in Nigeria. This is so because it is trite law that jurisdiction is the life wire to any proceedings in any court or tribunal. Any proceedings or judgment, no matter how good or how well conducted by any court or tribunal without jurisdiction is a nullity, as one cannot build something on nothing and expect it to stand. Having said that, the question now is: Which court has the exclusive jurisdiction or power to determine the question of citizenship of any person in Nigeria? In response to this question, let us consider the provision of section 251 (1) (i) of the the Constitution of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.
Section 251 (1) (i) of the Constitution provides and I quote:
251 (1): Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Constitution and in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly, THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT (F.H.C) shall have and exercise jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other court in civil causes and matters relating to:
(i) Citizenship, naturalisation and aliens, deportation of persons who are not citizens of Nigeria, extradition, immigration into and emigration from Nigeria, passports and visas.
Now in view of the above provision of the Constitution, the questions that beg for answers are:
(1) Which court has the exclusive jurisdiction to determine or decide a person's citizenship in Nigeria?
ANS: The Federal High Court (F.H.C).
(2) Has the F.H.C ever been called upon by APC or anybody at all to decide or determine any question bothering on or relating to Atiku's citizenship in Nigeria?
ANS: No.
(3) Going by the provision of the above section of the Constitution, does the APC, the Election Petition Tribunal or any other person or institution has the power to declare or pronounce Atiku or any other person a non-citizen of Nigeria?
ANS: No, because doing so will amount to usurpation of the power or jurisdiction of the F.H.C.
(4) Can the Election Petition Tribunal now exercise the power to declare or pronounce Atiku a non-citizen of Nigeria?
ANS: No, it cannot.
In view of the above questions and answers, it is my humble submission that it is very wrong for APC to, at this stage, declare that Atiku is not a citizen of Nigeria, especially in the absence of any F.H.C judgment to that effect, and then uses it as a ground to question or challenge his qualification to contest the Presidential election. It is also very wrong for APC or any person at all to bring up the issue of Atiku's citizenship for the first time at the Election Petition Tribunal. This is because doing so is akin to asking the Election Petition Tribunal to determine or decide on Atiku's citizenship in Nigeria based on the evidence before the Tribunal. But unfortunately, the Election Petition Tribunal has no jurisdiction or power to determine that question in view of section 251 (1) (i) of the Constitution.
Based on the above, I further submit that APC or any other interested person should have, first of all, proceeded to the F.H.C to challenge Atiku's qualification to contest the Presidential election based on the question of his citizenship in Nigeria. They should have even done that before the election took place, because an issue of that nature is a pre-election matter which the Election Petition Tribunal has no jurisdiction to determine. But this they failed to do. Therefore, APC's objections to Atiku's qualification on question of his citizenship is most likely going to fail, reason being that:
(1) They lack the power to declare Atiku a non-citizen of Nigeria without a supporting F.H.C judgment to that effect.
(2) The Election Petition Tribunal lacks the jurisdictional competence to decide or determine the question of Atiku's citizenship in Nigeria. It is only the F.H.C that has the exclusive jurisdiction to do so going by the provision of section 251 (1) (i) of the Constitution of Nigeria.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by keryj(f): 4:44pm On Apr 14
So when he was our VP, he was a Nigerian, now he isn't anyone

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Yyeske(m): 4:55pm On Apr 14
MetaPhysical:



Jada was in Ganye. Ganye was the seat of Chamba tribal council. Atiku is Chamba, not Fulani. Ganye was part of Cameroon before June 1961 after which it became part of Nigeria.
Don't mind those ones, imagine citing Wikipedia as a source of information, a site anybody can edit.

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Re: Jada Was Never Northern Cameroon! by Yyeske(m): 4:59pm On Apr 14
NICENEDU29:
My friend, it is not good for one to showcase his ignorance of the law to the public. You should know that this issue is a constitutional issue and the same Constitution provides for the court that is clothed with the exclusive jurisdiction to decide or determine that issue. It is not just any court or Tribunal that has the power to do so. So pls before you draw that baseless conclusion as you did above, take some moments to ponder on this write-up:
ATIKU'S PETITION: APC's OBJECTION TO AKITU'S QUALIFICATION TO CONTEST BASED ON QUESTION OF HIS NIGERIAN CITIZENSHIP.
What are the chances of APC succeeding in its objections based on the ground of Atiku's Nigerian Citizenship?
Before we delve into answering this critical question, let us consider the relevant section of the Constitution of Nigeria that has to do with the Court that has the jurisdiction to determine the question of a person's citizenship in Nigeria. This is so because it is trite law that jurisdiction is the life wire to any proceedings in any court or tribunal. Any proceedings or judgment, no matter how good or how well conducted by any court or tribunal without jurisdiction is a nullity, as one cannot build something on nothing and expect it to stand. Having said that, the question now is: Which court has the exclusive jurisdiction or power to determine the question of citizenship of any person in Nigeria? In response to this question, let us consider the provision of section 251 (1) (i) of the the Constitution of Nigeria, 1999 as amended.
Section 251 (1) (i) of the Constitution provides and I quote:
251 (1): Notwithstanding anything to the contrary contained in this Constitution and in addition to such other jurisdiction as may be conferred upon it by an Act of the National Assembly, THE FEDERAL HIGH COURT (F.H.C) shall have and exercise jurisdiction to the exclusion of any other court in civil causes and matters relating to:
(i) Citizenship, naturalisation and aliens, deportation of persons who are not citizens of Nigeria, extradition, immigration into and emigration from Nigeria, passports and visas.
Now in view of the above provision of the Constitution, the questions that beg for answers are:
(1) Which court has the exclusive jurisdiction to determine or decide a person's citizenship in Nigeria?
ANS: The Federal High Court (F.H.C).
(2) Has the F.H.C ever been called upon by APC or anybody at all to decide or determine any question bothering on or relating to Atiku's citizenship in Nigeria?
ANS: No.
(3) Going by the provision of the above section of the Constitution, does the APC, the Election Petition Tribunal or any other person or institution has the power to declare or pronounce Atiku or any other person a non-citizen of Nigeria?
ANS: No, because doing so will amount to usurpation of the power or jurisdiction of the F.H.C.
(4) Can the Election Petition Tribunal now exercise the power to declare or pronounce Atiku a non-citizen of Nigeria?
ANS: No, it cannot.
In view of the above questions and answers, it is my humble submission that it is very wrong for APC to, at this stage, declare that Atiku is not a citizen of Nigeria, especially in the absence of any F.H.C judgment to that effect, and then uses it as a ground to question or challenge his qualification to contest the Presidential election. It is also very wrong for APC or any person at all to bring up the issue of Atiku's citizenship for the first time at the Election Petition Tribunal. This is because doing so is akin to asking the Election Petition Tribunal to determine or decide on Atiku's citizenship in Nigeria based on the evidence before the Tribunal. But unfortunately, the Election Petition Tribunal has no jurisdiction or power to determine that question in view of section 251 (1) (i) of the Constitution.
Based on the above, I further submit that APC or any other interested person should have, first of all, proceeded to the F.H.C to challenge Atiku's qualification to contest the Presidential election based on the question of his citizenship in Nigeria. They should have even done that before the election took place, because an issue of that nature is a pre-election matter which the Election Petition Tribunal has no jurisdiction to determine. But this they failed to do. Therefore, APC's objections to Atiku's qualification on question of his citizenship is most likely going to fail, reason being that:
(1) They lack the power to declare Atiku a non-citizen of Nigeria without a supporting F.H.C judgment to that effect.
(2) The Election Petition Tribunal lacks the jurisdictional competence to decide or determine the question of Atiku's citizenship in Nigeria. It is only the F.H.C that has the exclusive jurisdiction to do so going by the provision of section 251 (1) (i) of the Constitution of Nigeria.
The case is not about Atiku's citizenship but his eligibility for presidency.
Go read up that section of the constitution

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