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Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by xtgozie(m): 4:58am On Oct 15
The Court of Appeal has declared the Police Act 2020 unconstitutional and void.
The Police Act 2020 , which was enacted in September this year , affects the constitutional mandate of the Police Service Commission
The Appeal Court ruled that the provisions of the Act was in conflict with Paragraph 30 Part 1 of the Third Schedule of the 1999 Constitution “ which empowers the commission to appoint persons into offices in the Nigeria Police Force except the Office of the Inspector - General of Police . ”

The judgment also nullified the recruitment of 10 ,000 constables carried out by the police authorities last year .
However, the IG, Mohammed Adamu , has appealed the ruling which nullified the earlier order of the Federal High Court, Abuja .
The PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani , in a statement on Wednesday , explained that the details of the Appeal Court judgment was contained in the Certified True Copy received on Tuesday .

The statement was titled , ‘ Appeal Court declares Police Act 2020 as it affects PSC mandate null and void. ’
The statement explained that the judge further declared that “ no Act of the National Assembly or law can take away or curtail such power .”
He further noted that, even if the Nigeria Police carried out the disputed enlistment pursuant to a directive or approval of the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , “ the enlistment would remain contrary to the constitution and therefore , unconstitutional and void . Such a directive cannot repair its unconstitutionality and illegality . ”

Meanwhile, the Peoples Democratic Party Governors ’ Forum has called for a repeal of sections of the Police Act recently given assent by the President , Major General Muhammadu Buhari ( retd .) , citing constitutional breaches .
This was contained in a communiqué issued after a virtual meeting held by the PDP governors.

The communiqué , which was made available to reporters in Abuja on Wednesday , was signed by the Chairman of the forum, Aminu Tambuwal , who is also the Governor of Sokoto State.
The governors , among other things , implored the President and the National Assembly to repeal Section 4 ( 1 ) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund ( Establishment ) Act , 2019 which “ purportedly authorises the President to deduct 0 . 5% of the total revenue accruing to the Federation Account for the benefit of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund. ”
According to the governors, the said deduction is patently unconstitutional.
The communiqué read in part , “ The meeting noted the signing of the New Nigeria Police Act , 2020 by Mr President , Commander in Chief .

“ While acknowledging the many important innovations in the new law , the forum emphasised the need to make the Nigeria Police Council , which has Mr . President as Chairman and 36 state governors as members , fully operational and the clearing house on all issues bordering on the organisation and administration of the Nigeria Police Force as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution. ”
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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Olatunji1929: 5:06am On Oct 15
ok
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Gbengais(m): 5:08am On Oct 15
#endsars #endcorruption

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by protests: 5:09am On Oct 15
I sorry sorry O, I sorry for Nigeria Police
Sorry sorry O ...

Olatunji1929:
ok

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by LawLab247: 5:19am On Oct 15
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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by ican2020: 5:33am On Oct 15
Doing the right is the only way in solving this crises in Nigeria.

Trying to enact anti people laws will be resisted, period.

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by DenreleDave(m): 7:18am On Oct 15
undecided
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by ProDesign1(m): 7:18am On Oct 15
cool
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by chiedonedoor(m): 7:19am On Oct 15
Nigeria police is having a though time.

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by TGM2015: 7:19am On Oct 15
Wrong headline.

Police Act 2020 was signed last month as confirmed by the reporter, meaning that Police Act 2020 was not in existence as at when the case was filed at the Federal High Court. So, how could a non existing Act be a subject matter in a court of law?

It would have been better the reporter provides us with the copy of the judgement order of at least produced a direct quote of the judgement not his/her interpretation of the judgment.

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Clothingonline9(m): 7:20am On Oct 15
So they should sack them serious wahala

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by sylve11: 7:20am On Oct 15
obobs... sad shocked cool
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by israelmao(m): 7:21am On Oct 15
Where would those who already thought that they were now employed go from here?That is one of the throes of a rotten system.

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Baawaa(m): 7:21am On Oct 15
For better Nigeria, NPF should be reform
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Goke7: 7:23am On Oct 15
decentralizing the police now may just be the best way to go, an IG for each region [thought the constitution may not allow]
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Sunnycliff(m): 7:23am On Oct 15
Double wahala
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Calazoto: 7:23am On Oct 15
This G aren't going back on the street... #ENDSARS grin
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Igbochief001(m): 7:23am On Oct 15
Something is happening in Nigeria ...either we get it right now or we break up

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by ArmaniUhuru: 7:24am On Oct 15
Buhari and Apc just doesn’t know how to stop embarrassing themselves.



Who are even the people advising buhari?
The same idiots also advised him to appoint Lauretta Onochie as commissioner for INEC. Bunch of joker.

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by EyezofGod120: 7:24am On Oct 15
angry this police men are in trouble,, we are getting there
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Orbito: 7:25am On Oct 15
grin
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Nobody90: 7:25am On Oct 15
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by kokaneprodigy(m): 7:26am On Oct 15
Buhari is an illiterate reason he keeps embarrassing the Nigerian State. You can’t give what you don’t have!

Buhari is a disgrace

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Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by xynerise: 7:26am On Oct 15
I pray to witness that much needed change in Nigeria
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by DirtyGold: 7:26am On Oct 15
10,000 people's hopes have been dashed sad

Well, in the light of the new development around the police, a fresh recruitment should be conducted with proper screening and psychological vetting of applicants and a firm orientation that they wont have the power or authority to be harassing and extorting the people on the street

Another opportunity for a better start

What's tha business?
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by faithful2911(m): 7:26am On Oct 15
ghen ghen cool
Re: Appeal Court Declares Police Act 2020 Illegal, Nullifies Constable Recruitment by Risingblue008: 7:26am On Oct 15
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