By Inibehe Effiong The purported suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Honourable Justice Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari is unequivocally unconstitutional, illegal, immoral and grossly indefensible. What General Buhari has done, putting it mildly, is a brazen coup against democracy. The following 20 (twenty) points are worth noting: 1. The office of […]
BREAKING: Court Orders Police To Pay Charly Boy N50 Million, Apologize Over Attack During #ResumeOrResign Protest
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja presided over by a Hon. Justice John Tsoho in a landmark judgment delivered on Monday 22nd October, 2018 has ordered the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector General of Police and the Commissioner of Police F.C.T. Command to pay the sum of 50 Million Naira and publish an apology […]
Barr. Inibehe Drags Akwa Ibom Education Commissioner To Court To Compel Release Of Records Of Funding For Public Education.
A Lagos-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mr. Inibehe Effiong has filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner for Education of Akwa Ibom State seeking the leave of the court to compel the Commissioner to furnish him with information and records on funding for public education in the State during the eight years dispensation of former governor Godswill Akpabio and under the three years of the present governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel.
A Lagos-based Lawyer and Human Rights Activist, Mr. Inibehe Effiong has filed a lawsuit against the Commissioner for Education of Akwa Ibom State seeking the leave of the court to compel the Commissioner to furnish him with information and records on funding for public education in the State during the eight years dispensation of former […]
The assumption that capacity, antecedents and credibility are the sole parameter guiding the appointments made so far by President Muhammadu Buhari is logically and morally untenable. We cannot be swimming endlessly in the ocean of hypocrisy pretending that there is nothing wrong in President Buhari exuding ethnic bias and bigotry in making key appointments. What […]
National Assembly Debacle, The Future Of Buhari’s Presidency And The Urgency Of Now, By Inibehe Effiong
The protracted scandalous impasse and controversy over the emergence of the Senate President and the Speaker of the House of Representatives and selection of other principal officers of the current National Assembly which escalated into fisticuff on Thursday June 25, 2015 in the House of Representatives evinces that our country is yet to be freed […]
Becoming a pastor is now the easiest way of making ends meet. Any rogue, hooligan or school drop-out can have the appellation- “man of God”, added to his or her name effortlessly. Given the very high emotional attachment and sensitivity of the average Nigerian to religion and religious leaders, writing a strongly worded opinion on […]
By Inibehe Effiong Lately, the media, especially the social media, has been inundated with commentaries and debates on the secret declaration of assets by President Muhammadu Buhari and his vice, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo contrary to the former’s pre-election promise to do so publicly. In a statement issued to the media on Saturday May 30, 2015 […]
On Friday May 29, 2015, Nigeria recorded another historic milestone in her march towards democratic consolidation and political maturity following the successful and momentous transition from a democratically elected dispensation to another democratically elected dispensation both at the Federal and State levels’, except in the few States that elections did not take place. As the […]
Since Monday the 20th of April, 2015 there has been no electricity supply at the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH), Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. The avoidable blackout has completely hindered all medical services which are electricity dependent. With this unfortunate state of affairs, the lives and safety of patients seeking serious and urgent medical […]
My first physical encounter with the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission, Prof. Attahiru Jega was on Saturday December 6, 2013 at Ugbegun in Esan Central Local Government Area of Edo State during the burial of former President of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), Prof. Festus Iyayi, who was murdered by the […]