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Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Islie: 10:00pm On May 11
A Lagos-based human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has sued President Muhammadu Buhari for not handing over power to Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo when he travelled to London on a private visit two weeks ago.

The case, with suit number FHC/L/CS/763/2019, was filed before a Federal High Court in Lagos.

Also named as defendant in the suit is Nigeria’s Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Mr Effiong asked the court to determine whether in view of the extant provisions of Section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended), the president can validly proceed on vacation for any length of time without transmitting a written declaration to the National Assembly to that effect, which will empower the Vice-President to perform the functions of the President in an acting capacity.

He also asked the court to determine whether Mr Buhari’s action in proceeding on vacation to the UK from April 25 to May 5 without transmitting the written declaration envisaged in Section 145 (1) of the constitution to National Assembly is not in conflict with the provisions of Section 145 (1) of the constitution.

Similarly, the court will determine whether the President in refusing to adhere to the clear and unambiguous provisions of Section 145 (1) of the constitution had not by that singular action violated his oath of office and the provisions of the constitution which he swore to uphold.

The lawyer asked the court to clarify whether the Constitution or any other law for that matter, permits the President to exercise Presidential authority over the affairs of Nigeria from any country outside the territorial jurisdiction of Nigeria, save when he is out of the country on official diplomatic engagements.

“A declaration that the failure of the 1st defendant (Buhari) to comply with Section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended) by not transmitting a written declaration to the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to that effect before proceeding on vacation to the United Kingdom from the 25th day of April, 2019 to the 5th day of May, 2019 is a gross violation of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended),” the suit read in part.

The lawyer asked the court to rule that that since the Constitution does not have extra-territorial application, the president cannot exercise presidential authority over the affairs of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from the United Kingdom, or any other country outside the territorial jurisdiction of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, save when he is outside the country on official diplomatic engagements.

Mr Effiong also asked the court to restrain Mr Buhari from proceeding on vacations whether within or outside the Nigeria without transmitting a written declaration to the President of the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Federal Republic of Nigeria in compliance with section 145 (1) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (as amended).

PREMIUM TIMES understands that no date has been fixed for the hearing of the suit.

Mr Buhari Sunday returned to Abuja, after a 10-day ‘private visit’ to the United Kingdom.

A statement by his spokesperson, Femi Adesina, said some “reckless online media, irresponsible political opposition, and other bilious groups and individuals, had gone on overdrive since the President left the country on April 25, insinuating that he was going for hospitalization, and would not return after 10 days as stated.”

Mr Adesina also said in their “vain imaginations, they even stated that fictive doctors have advised President Buhari to stay longer for more intensive care”.


https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/more-news/329393-lawyer-sues-buhari-over-uk-private-visit.html

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by BuhariAdvocate: 10:07pm On May 11
Oh look at this fool looking for attention.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by philcz(m): 10:30pm On May 11
grin

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by delugajackson: 10:31pm On May 11
He has every right to sue the vegetable. Can he try such nonsense in advanced countries?

It is only in a lawless country that a President will travel out and not hand over power to his vice. It won't be out of place to say that this country is a zoo.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by biacan(f): 10:38pm On May 11
E nah fu kwa onye lawyer grin grin angry

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by AudiA4: 1:32am On May 12
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BuhariAdvocate:
Oh look at this fool looking for attention.
grin grin grin grin grin
Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Karemarealty288: 4:20am On May 12
Every confused dickhead is now Human rights activist.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by OyiboOyibo(m): 4:46am On May 12
Wasted effort.... Next Level is sacrosanct grin grin


Enjoy the movie

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Debaiz: 4:50am On May 12
Attention seeking lawyer

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by kaen1317: 4:51am On May 12
U are wasting your time if u are going to court for buhari matter. Ask the Dancing Senator. Atiku, take note

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by BabyApple: 4:51am On May 12
Some pipol get time sha

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by N2B2: 4:51am On May 12
BuhariAdvocate:
Oh look at this fool looking for attention.

15k a month stipend is all it took to blind you to the reasonable points that this lawyer made.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by BuyACar(f): 4:54am On May 12
lipsrsealed
Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Zansu007: 4:54am On May 12
People like you disgust me on nairaland. Am very sure you didn't even read before commenting.

BuhariAdvocate:
Oh look at this fool looking for attention.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by iammo(m): 4:55am On May 12
cool


Atleast Buhari would read about him been sue for private visit to london, and understand how jobless many of his citezens are, and that he needs to step up
Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by exco90(m): 4:55am On May 12
time and money wasted.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by oshobugie22: 4:56am On May 12
Ds one just dey waste time

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Wiseandtrue(f): 4:58am On May 12
Lawyer Effiong concerns are genuine

Sometimes I wonder if we still have laws in this country undecided

If as a president you cannot obey the law, what moral right do you have to arrest other Nigerians who disobey

Not hating on the president but his flaws are too many to be ignored!!!

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by iukpe: 5:00am On May 12
Does the average Nigerian understand what this man is talking about?
Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by bigpicture001: 5:02am On May 12
Dead on arrival ; APC has already bought the judiciary

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Onlinealaba(m): 5:09am On May 12
A country where anything goes , where the judiciary itself is bastardized..most people saying he his wasting his time are not wrong at we all know nothing is working and the suing is just dead on arrival

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Mzee1Kahuna(m): 5:15am On May 12
The-money-this-idiot-Used-in-sueing-lifelessness-can-be-used-for-another-things-ooo.

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by IamSoProlific: 5:26am On May 12
If I hear say bubu go get their time, person wey go don dey plan another journey. These ones just wants to be noticed, court go adjoin the matter tire.

Agama bubu right now

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by goslowgoslow(m): 5:30am On May 12
delugajackson:
He has every right to sue the vegetable. Can he try such nonsense in advanced countries?

It is only in a lawless country that a President will travel out and not hand over power to his vice. It won't be out of place to say that this country is a zoo.
Who is vegetable?
Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Seenyo: 5:30am On May 12
spot-on! the redundant coupist is all shades of blunder!
Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by kosiemma(m): 5:32am On May 12
I WIPE FOR OUR LAWLESS COUNTRY
THOSE ILLITERATE ON NAIRALAND CALLING THIS LAWYER NAMES ARE ONE THE PROBLEM OF THIS COUNTRY

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by OkaNaUbe(m): 5:49am On May 12
Lawyer wants to sue "Ajala"?

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by kaen1317: 5:51am On May 12
You have nothing better to do if u are suing buhari

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by frankdre(m): 6:06am On May 12
BuhariAdvocate:
Oh look at this fool looking for attention.
He is not a fool, No one is above the law, what the president did was not right...

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Re: Lawyer Sues Buhari Over UK “private Visit” by Ijawdefender: 6:07am On May 12
The attention you craved for has been given to you by nairaland.

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