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Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by COFFINSELLER: 1:24pm On Aug 05, 2021
Kano Elders Ask Court To Compel Nigeria's Senate President, Attorney-General Malami, Others To Allow Exit Of 'Biafra Republic’ | Sahara Reporters

The request formed one of the three prayers sought in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/538/2021 instituted at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

A group of elders and politicians from Kano State has asked a court to compel the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Olufemi Gbajabiamila to hasten the exit of the South-East from Nigeria before concluding ongoing amendment to the country’s constitution.

The request formed one of the three prayers sought in a suit marked: FHC/ABJ/CS/538/2021 instituted at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The politicians include Nastura Ashir Shariff, Balarabe Rufa’I, Abdul-Aziz Sulaiman and Aminu Adam.

They averred in a supporting affidavit that their action was informed by the need to stem the tide of violence and destruction allegedly occasioned by the agitation for secession, championed by the Nnamdi Kanu-led Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

Listed as defendants in the suit are the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) (Abubakar Malami), the Senate President (Lawan), the Speaker of the House of Representatives (Gbajabiamila) and the National Assembly.

The plaintiffs prayed the court for the following reliefs: “A declaration that, by the combined effect of the provisions of Section 4 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (as amended), and Articles 1, 2, and 20(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act 2004, the 4th defendant (the National Assembly) is empowered to set in motion a framework for a referendum to allow the South-eastern region of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to decide on their bid for self-determination.

“A declaration that in view of the provisions of Articles 1, 2, 4, 14 and 20(1) of the African Charter on Human and Peoples’ Rights (Ratification and Enforcement) Act 2004, the 2nd and 3rd defendants (the Senate President and House of Reps Speaker) have the power to call for a joint session of both Chambers of the 4th defendant to deliberate on the agitation for self-determination by the Southeastern states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“An order directing the 2nd, 3rd and 4th defendants to provide a framework that will pave the way for the self-determination of the South-eastern states so as to leave the geographical entity called Nigeria before any further step is taken to further amend the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Even before the emergence of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), there was a group at the south-eastern part of Nigeria known as the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) under the leadership of one, Chief Ralph Uwazuruike.

“The main objective of the group mentioned in the immediately preceding paragraph is also the creation of the Independent State of Biafra, away from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“Long before the emergence of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and the Movement for the Actualization of the Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), there was a move by the people of the south-eastern part of Nigeria formerly Eastern Region led by the late Col. Odumegwu Ojukwu to secede from the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The secession attempt by the people of the then Eastern Region under the leadership of the late Col. Ojukwu was directly responsible for the first Nigerian Civil War between 1967 and 1970. The said civil war had claimed many innocent lives from both sides of the divide as well as destruction of properties worth billions of naira which was detrimental to the growth and development of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The lessons of the civil war have faded in the minds of many Nigerians and a repeat of the carnage of the civil war is not necessary, going forward. The IPOB’s agitation for self-determination has turned violent against both the people of the south-east who are against their agitations and other Nigerians carrying out their lawful businesses within the south-eastern states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The IPOB through its militant arm — Eastern Security Network (ESN) — is responsible for the killings, expulsions and destruction of properties of other Nigerians not belonging to the Igbo tribe. Resolving, with finality, the existential question of self-determination of any part of Nigeria is now more urgent, imperative and prevails over and above the issue of amending the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“The Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria can be further amended at any time after the question of self-determination must have been resolved by Nigerians.”


The case has been assigned to Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo and has been fixed for November 1, 2021 for hearing.

http://saharareporters.com/2021/08/05/kano-elders-ask-court-compel-nigerias-senate-president-attorney-general-malami-others

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by kingsmerit(m): 1:26pm On Aug 05, 2021
could this be true?

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by NwaNimo1(m): 1:26pm On Aug 05, 2021
Yes please!



Supported!

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by lwanga1993: 1:26pm On Aug 05, 2021
Okay

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by Wiseandtrue(f): 1:34pm On Aug 05, 2021
When they start and end the process, that's when I will believe!

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by chatinent: 1:40pm On Aug 05, 2021
Ganda Propa.




Read again.

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by fourboys: 1:41pm On Aug 05, 2021
Thank u LORD.... Finally good news

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by PrinceOfLagos: 1:45pm On Aug 05, 2021
Beautiful

Yoruba nation in insight , insha Allah

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by skywalker240(m): 2:30pm On Aug 05, 2021
Cc Lalasticlala front page needs this Sir

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by Restructuring: 3:01pm On Aug 05, 2021
The whole south, not south easth alone

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by IgweOfNnewi: 3:06pm On Aug 05, 2021

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by overall90: 3:12pm On Aug 05, 2021
It's igboland not southeast.

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by jlinkd78(m): 3:18pm On Aug 05, 2021
That aspect that d South East people are not in support is d lie

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by PROUDIGBO(m): 3:19pm On Aug 05, 2021
PrinceOfLagos:
Beautiful

Yoruba nation in insight , insha Allah

They don’t want you guys to leave ‘one Nigeria’! Just the ‘pesky nyamurees’ from the so called south-east!

They want ‘nyamurees’ like me from Rivers State to still remain with them as well!

Go figure! smiley

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by SensetionalGoal(m): 3:22pm On Aug 05, 2021
Long over due...

I would love to lobby for them to hasten the process... cheesy

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by RZArecta(m): 3:32pm On Aug 05, 2021
Shít is about to hit the fan cool

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by Dreambeat: 3:34pm On Aug 05, 2021
Oh, thank God. Freedom is sweet. Let us determine our destiny ourselves

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by kindlyheart: 4:02pm On Aug 05, 2021
PrinceOfLagos:
Beautiful

Yoruba nation in insight , insha Allah

they will retain south south
Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by MrColdsweat: 4:03pm On Aug 05, 2021
Taaqiya on the beat.

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by 143WaZoBia: 4:43pm On Aug 05, 2021
Who go remain?

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by ThEGodFaThEr103(m): 4:52pm On Aug 05, 2021
IgweOfNnewi:
Lost identity, Yoruba don't groom bastards and destitutes, we don't take in nuisances and criminals, baby factory ritualism and drug traffickers, scammers and swindlers, we detest evils and devils, we will never allow our land of pride flowing with milk and honey be eroded by fugitives that never know their place, no to dark dotians that want to claim our land
Did you say "our land of pride flowing with milk and honey"?
The last time I checked Ibadan still remains the land with the highest number of rustic brown ROOFS
And our southwest Is still flowing with shits from every nook and cranny making it top the chats on the region with the highest number of open defecation.
Egba mi ntori Olohun

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Re: Kano Elders Ask Court To Hasten The Exit Of The South-East From Nigeria - SR by chloride6: 4:53pm On Aug 05, 2021
There needs to be a fine for frivolous law suits..

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