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Dec 8, 2023 9 tweets 3 min read
Incredibly, the Kano Governorship appeal cld pale into insignificance compared to another scandal in respect of which there are also pending complaints against this same presiding Justice of @CourtOfAppealNG. Pls exercise some patience & #FollowThisStory.… Last month, on 2 Nov, 2022, the Court of Appeal presided over by Justice Moore Adumein, decided the appeal involving the election for the seat to represent Igabi Federal Constituency in Kaduna State between Zayyad Ibrahim of @OfficialAPCNg v. Jallo Moh'd of @OfficialPDPNig. Image
Jun 15, 2023 9 tweets 6 min read
Yesterday, the @njcNig rose from its 102nd statutory meeting without saying a word on the confessions #ChezBulkachuwa. Instead, the president of @NigBarAssoc, @YCMaikyauSAN, himself a member of the NJC issued this statement which had elements of the odd & bizarre. ImageImage The @NigBarAssoc president describes Adamu Bulkachuwa as guilty of "disgusting & despicable conduct" & took liberty to announce that the @njcNig "condemned the actions of the senator in the strongest terms...." There are many problems with this statement. Let me point out a few:
Dec 13, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
For some reason, several @officialABAT partisans keep trying to instigate me to tell them something about this spat their principal has chosen to manufacture with @THISDAYLIVE & @ARISEtv. So, let me oblige them. Here u go, quickly: I saw this, read it & have only a few things to say:

The Thisday/Arise release was written mostly in verbs; the release from @officialABAT & his people responding to Thisday!/Arise Boards of Editors was written almost entirely in adjectives.
Sep 20, 2022 10 tweets 7 min read
When we say @inecnigeria seems committed to rigging #NigeriaDecides2023 to order, some party political ppl raise hackles. So, let me try & show what is happening in Imo State, using #SupremeCourtGovernor, @HopeUzodinma's Oru East LGA. Pls stay with me… Oru East LGA has 10 wards. @inecnigeria created 59 PUs in Oru East. 27 are in 9 wards. 32 new PUs are in the Omuma Ward alone. Guess where @Govhopeuzodinma comes from? Omuma Ward of course
Feb 25, 2022 11 tweets 8 min read
In signing the Electoral Bill into law earlier today, @MBuhari objected to s. 84(12) of the law & requires @nassnigeria effectively to amend the law in order to repeal rust provision. The #NationalAssembly must disregard & resist this request. Here is why (Thread)

#ElectoralAct Image S. 84(12) says:

"No political appointee at any level shall be voting delegate or be voted for at the Convention or Congress of any political party for the purpose of the nomination of candidates for any election".
Feb 24, 2022 6 tweets 5 min read
#TheTrialOfSegunOnibiyo resumed b4 the courts of the #VileLittleMan today in Kaduna. At the trial today, the prosecution called its 2nd Witness (PW2). He turned out also to be their last witness.

#JournalismIsNotACrime PW2 showed to to tender a record, purportedly of the incitement by @SegunMGOnibiyo. Defence objected that their print out can't be admitted in court unless they can provide source. They didn't. Rather, prosecution claimed Segun made the statement & wanted it admitted as 2ndary ev
Jan 28, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
In Imo State, #SupremeCourtGovernor, @Govhopeuzodinma, has turned so-called #Ebubeagu, into a private terror militia. This week, they Hope's Ebubeagu militia have killed at least 4 ppl in Ihitenansa, Orsu LGA.

#EbubeaguMilitia In the early hours of today, Hope's #EbubeaguMilitia invaded Nnempi, in Oru East LGA. The shooting lasted over four hours from abt 5am. By the time they were gone, at least 3 were cofirmed killed. The number disappeared is unknown.
Apr 17, 2021 9 tweets 10 min read
OK, so, the latest #yarn from @DrIsaPantami boils down to this: In 2019, when he was glorifying the #Taliban & #AlQuaeda & wishing them victory & glorifying #Jihad he was young. Mind you, in 2019, Pantami was DG of @NITDANigeria

#PantamiIsATerrorist… Image It is impressive how we have travelled from the empty bluster of "I will rake you over the coals of crooked courts" to "I was a terrorist preacher before I was 13 yes old."

That is security under @MBuhari. What wld have happened if Pantami were to be #IPOB?

Feb 4, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
On 1 Feb, Inspector General of @PoliceNG, Moh'd Adamu, attained 35 yrs in service & retired. By operation of law, he became ineligible to be a police officer in #Nigeria. Today, @MBuhari claims to have recalled & then extended his tenure by 3 months.… To be clear, the president, as appointing authority, has the power to appoint someone in acting capacity to fill a vacancy. But that power is not at large. You can't appoint in acting capacity, someone who is ineligible to hold the substantive position or exercise those powers.
Feb 4, 2021 8 tweets 5 min read
A few ppl are asking for a steer on the news that @MBuhari has nominated #Nigeria's immediate past #ServiceChiefs to be non-career ambassadors. Some are worried that a diplomatic passport may grant them roving impunity. So, let me explain briefly [THREAD]… Briefly, this isn't exactly good news for the former #ServiceChiefs. To begin with, to enjoy #SovereignImmunity (that's what it's called) in international law, they have to be accredited to another sovereign as Nigeria's ambassadors. Carrying a diplomatic passport isn't enough
Oct 31, 2020 19 tweets 13 min read
Yesterday, Sierra Leone's Supreme Court summarily convicted lawyer & blogger, @Soe_Marrah, for criticising a decision of the court in a #socialmedia post. The circumstances of this case are so outrageous, it is necessary to tell the story

#StandWithAugustineMarrah Following @Soe_Marrah's post, the Supreme Court extraordinarily issued a #benchwarrant suspending his rights of practice before courts in Sierra Leone & suspending the arrest of lawyers in court premises. They declared him #WantedDeadOrAlive
Oct 13, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
Well, @inecnigeria just got more interesting. @YIAGA u see the problem?

Surely if "Independent" in @inecnigeria means anything, these guys will look to find a more suitable job for @Laurestar than REC. What is she going to do now, delete her tweets?! Whoever nominated @Laurestar to become an @inecnigeria commissioner is a cynical #NeverDoWell & if @NGRSenate proceeds to even consider the nomination, we shd all kiss #goodbye to elections in #Nigeria

Mind u, there lots of vacancies to fill in @inecnigeria in the next 6 months
Oct 9, 2020 11 tweets 13 min read
I have worked & advocated against extra-judicial killings #EJKs by @policeNG for over 3 decades. In 2012, when I put out figures on #EJKs by @policeNG, the reaction of @NigeriaGov was to order my arrest. Today, we remain on #EndSARS.… 10 yrs ago, @OSFJustice released a rpt on @policeNG under the title #CriminalForce. I worked on that. It detailed a culture of wasting human life under a chapter titled "A Human Abbatoir". Despite our best efforts with @policereformNG, few ppl took notice. We're still in #EndSARS
Oct 7, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
The @_AfricanUnion has made a fetish of discouraging "unconstitutional changes in government" in #Africa. This past week, the soldiers in Mali have set up an artifice of compliance. Around the continent, though, at least 20 presidents are ex-soldiers. It's #RegimentedDemocracy Take a look at #African countries in #RegimentedDemocracy ruled by #SoldiersInCivvies:

Equatorial Guinea
Guinea Bissau
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Sep 12, 2020 6 tweets 5 min read
#Nigeria's Attorney-General & Minister of Justice, @MalamiSan, claims to have amended Rules of Professional Conduct (RPC) in the Legal Profession under powers conferred by s.12(4l) of Legal Practitioners Act. There're no such powers? We have a HAGF can't do basic due diligence. The power to "prepare, and from time to time revise, a statement as to the kind of conduct which the Council considers to be infamous conduct in a professional respect" created in s.11(4) of the Legal Practitioners Act, belongs to the #BarCouncil not to the HAGF.
Sep 11, 2020 9 tweets 5 min read
So, following the supposed #AtyapPeaceAccord, today, 11 Sept, 2020, suspected #ArmedHerders attacked Mañyi-Mashin village, in Zamandabo ward, Atyap Chiefdom, Zangon Kataf LGA in the latest instalment of #SouthernKadunaMassacre

They fled only after #OperationSafeHeaven responded By then, the attackers had methodically set the settlement of Mañyi-Mashin on fire burning most of the structures & looting & carting away much of what they chose not to burn. They also killed 2 ppl:

Cecilia Ishaya, 62, widow & mother of 6;

& Iliya Sunday, 56, father of 8.
Sep 6, 2020 6 tweets 2 min read
Around 02:00 hrs today, 6 Sept, 2020, #ArmedHerders reportedly attacked Buda in Kajuru LGA of Kaduna State, killing at least 3 persons in #SouthernKadunaMassacre:

1. Rev. Alubara Audu, 45, a father of with 5;
2. Adamu Tata, 40, father of 4; & 3. Ishaku Peter, 37, father of 5 In addition, the attackers abducted the following:

1. Sani Peter, 25; &
2. Esther Sani Peter, 20.
Sep 1, 2020 26 tweets 25 min read
Nasir @elrufai has caused to be issued on his behalf a tissue of untruths, #halftruths & falsehoods concerning his brutal persecution of his critics as @GovKaduna. To help his memory, here is a litany of #bodybags of critics who have suffered at his hands… Barack Zebedee: Ph.D student in fisheries & hydrology in Biology Dept., Ahmadu Bello Univ, Zaria: Arrested in May 2017 on charges of incitement for a post on a WhatsApp group created to mobilise assistance for victims of #SouthernKadunaMassacre…
Aug 21, 2020 7 tweets 6 min read
They are asking for #FairHearing. What happened to #FairHearing when he:

1. evicted state civil servants from their Government quarters against a court order

2. demolished the house of my classmate, Inuwa Abdulkadir, #LifeBencher, against a court crder

#ElRufai2020Cancelled 3. demolished Durbar Hotel Kaduna against a court order.

4. demolished ‘Kasuwan Barci’ against a ourt order.

5. demolished the House of Senator Suleiman Hunkuyi against a court order.

Aug 18, 2020 12 tweets 16 min read
A headline speaker for the Annual Conference of @NigBarAssoc #NBAAGC2020, is Kaduna State Governor, @elrufai

The Association's motto is #PromotingTheRuleOfLaw

So, pls, join us on a brief journey to discover why many lawyers are now asking @NigBarAssoc to #CancelElRufai2020 Image In June 2020, @CivicMediaLab declared Kaduna the most dangerous state in #Nigeria. Its record of 493 persons killed between Jan & June, is higher than reported deaths in the #BokoHaram/ISWAP terrorised territories of Borno; 290, Adamawa; 37 and Yobe; 5.… Image
Aug 6, 2020 4 tweets 3 min read
In Oct 2014, a female soldier in @HQNigerianArmy received a pass to travel to Ogbomoso, Oyo State, SW #Nigeria.

The commercial vehicle she boarded ran into bandits near Odo-Oba Road, 5 of whom reportedly set upon the female soldier & #gangraped her.… Following the #gangrape, she obtained an extract from the @PoliceNG crime diary, a sworn affidavit & a medical report, which indicated that she sustained “injury of right ankle joint with laceration & bruises around the thigh region.”…