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 […]
A Lagos State based Nigerian lawyer Inibehe Effiong has argued that President Muhammadu Buhari's executive order which was signed on Friday, cannot stand the test of constitutionality.
says Buhari’s government acting naively and ignorantly By Ehi Ekhator A Lagos State based Nigerian lawyer Inibehe Effiong has argued that President Muhammadu Buhari’s executive order which was signed on Friday, cannot stand the test of constitutionality. A senior aide to the President Mr Garba Shehu had said that the Executive Order was not meant […]
The State Security Service (SSS) embarked on an unprecedented “crackdown” on allegedly corrupt judicial officers across the country over the weekend. Among the judicial officers whose houses were searched and thereafter arrested and detained are two Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria; Justices Sylvester Ngwuta and Inyang Okoro. As expected, the action has polarised […]
By Inibehe Effiong I read the dismissive and unsatisfactory reaction of presidential spokesperson, Mallam Garba Shehu to the worrisome and ferociously contested case of Mr. Joachim Foretemose Iroko Chinakwe as published on his social media accounts, specifically on Facebook and Twitter, in the evening of Thursday the 25th day of August, 2016. Mallam Garba Shehu […]
By Ehi Ekhator Joachim Chinakwe, the man who named his dog Buhari has finally spoken out on what really happened before he was arrested. Police arrested and arraigned Chinakwe with conduct “likely to cause a breach of the peace.” The aggrieved intimidated man who regained his freedom few hours ago narrated what really transpired, accusing the Police […]
Mr Inibehe Effiong is a legal practitioner, an advocate of the masses and Convener of the Coalition of Human Rights Defenders (COHRD). He was granted interview on Tuesday June 7, 2016 by a private radio station, Blaze 91.5 FM on the legal implications of publishing names of looters by President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration. We present […]
By Inibehe Effiong The Supreme Court of Nigeria does not have original advisory jurisdiction. The apex court only have original and appellate jurisdiction on certain specified matters. See Sections 232 and 233 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). There is no constitutional support for the proposition and agitation by […]
By Inibehe Effiong The Nasarawa State Governorship Election Petitions Tribunal in Lafia headed by Justice Halima Shammaki on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 delivered judgment in the petition filed by Mr. Labaran Maku of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) against the election of Governor Tanko Al-makura of the All Progressives Congress (APC). The Tribunal unanimously […]
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 […]
The social and mainstream media has been saturated by series of malicious, false and concocted stories by paid and unpaid agents and hireling of Mr. Udom Emmanuel, Sen. Godswill Akpabio and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Akwa Ibom State alleging that Engr. Benedict Ukpong the deputy gubernatorial candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) […]