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NigeriaDecides2019 Understanding Size and Margin (Infographics)

Size and Margin will be the key determinant of who carries the day in the forthcoming elections.

Northwest Nigeria: has the largest voting capacity and has a very strong history of delivering a large margin of win/lose

SouthWest Nigeria: 
Has the 2nd LARGEST voting capacity and has a very strong history of delivering a SMALL margin of win/loses.

NorthCentral Nigeria: 
Has the 3rd LARGEST voting capacity and has a fair history of delivering a generally SMALL margin of win/loses.

SouthSouth Nigeria: 
Has the 4th LARGEST voting capacity and has a very STRONG history of delivering a very LARGE margin of win/loses.

NorthEast Nigeria:

Has the 2nd LOWEST voting capacity and has a very strong history of delivering a LARGE margin of win/lose.

SouthEast Nigeria:

Has the LOWEST voting capacity and has a very strong history of delivering VERY LARGE margin of win/lose.

“We are now in Full Dictatorship”- Dogara

Following the suspension of the CJN, Onoghen, many well-meaning Nigerians have been expressing their displeasure at the act of the President which they consider a complete violation of the 1999 Constitution.

One of the recent outburst came from the peaker of the House of Representatives, Hon. Yakubu Dogara. Pointing to the provision in sections 157 and 292 of the constitution, he alluded to the following:

“This did not come as a rude shock except to those who have been blind to the gradual but progressive erosion of democratic values in the polity as President Buhari’s government has never hidden its disdain for the rule of law,” he said.

“We have watched in disbelief as the Government recklessly deploys institutional prerogatives; routinely flouts the rule of law; subverts and assaults democratic Institutions; refuses to accept opponents as legitimate; suppresses citizens civil liberties(especially those of opponents) and trample underfoot the media. In short, the Government’s tyrannical and authoritarian credentials are loathsomely legendary.

“The whole idea of a limited government is that the President’s powers is limited by law and it is ultra vires his powers to act in the absence of explicit legislative authorisation. That is representative democracy at its best which our 1999 Constitution as amended guarantees.

“It is instructive to note that our constitution does not contemplate or presupposes a situation whereby the Judiciary will have a suspended CJN and an acting CJN at the same time. Therefore, it is right to posit, as some have done that the President now has his own Chief Judge to do his bidding while Nigeria has a sitting CJN until he is removed in line with the provisions of the Constitution.

“As of today, Nigeria is now Germany in the wake of the 1933 Reichstag fire. Our democracy is on fire; ignited by the very people who swore to protect and defend it.

“That this fire must not convert the chancellor to Fuhrer as it happened in Germany in 1933 depends on our collective response and that of the international community. We must not bow our knees to dictatorship: not now, not ever again.”

Dogara added that the world must not allow “this unmitigated disaster” in Nigeria.

Exercepts of the reaction of the Speaker were taken from an interview with te Cable News Nigeria.

It would be recalled that the weekened announcement of the Suspension of Justice Onoghen and the immediate appointment of the New CJN by the President has been described in many cricles as unprecedented in Nigeria’s history.

How to Win Elections in Nigeria ( Revised Updated Edition 2019)

Table of Contents

Introduction

1. Deny Every Item in the Campaign Manifestos

2. Commence a Cash Transfer Scheme Six-months to Elections

3. Appoint a Family Relative to Collate Votes at the National Level

4. Do not Assent to any Laws to make Elections more Credible

5. Do not Attend any Public Debate

6. Appoint a CJN that you can “Trust”

7. Tell the World Elections will be Free, Fair and Credible

Conclusion

References

“You Behave Like Hitler”: Group to Buhari on Onoghen

Punch Newspaper Nigeria

25.01.2019

The Advocacy for Integrity and Economic Development has described the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen as grand illegality, desecration of the garment of democracy and final stage of President Adolf Buhari Hitler’s Armageddon which must be stopped.

In a statement in Abuja on Friday in reaction to the suspension of the head of Nigerian judiciary and signed by its Director of Publicity, Comrade O’Seun John, AIED stated that the action should be protested not just by every member of the Nigerian Body of Benchers but all patriots who hold dear the continuous existence of Nigeria.

The statement said, “The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, today, unveiled fully his true personality after years of dilly dally and pretence as a reformed dictator. Muhammadu Buhari, whose action is likened to that of Adolf Hitler, has shown to the entire world that he is nothing but a despotic totalitarian who would not mind dragging every institution of the Nigerian State down to win reelection.

“Today, we have seen a man who gets blood rush in illegality, spits on the pages of our hallow constitution and kicks our sacred laws which forms our identity.

“The Nigerian Judiciary which is the only institution of state left with sanity is under siege. Our nation has been kicked off the cliff and going on a free fall, we are in trouble!

“The illegal suspension of Chief Justice of Nigeria is not only alien to every fibres of our laws but distasteful and an unforgivable violation of the core spirit and principle of separation of power.

“We hereby call on all members of the Nigerian Body of Benchers and patriots across the world to stand up against a new Adolf Hitler that has found home in Nigeria. We call on every world leaders to stand up for the Nigerian people at these moment of tribulation and help end this reign of absurdity.”

What you need to know about the new CJN, Justice Muhammed

Punch Newspaper

25.01.2019

The following is what we know about Justice Muhammed, according to his citation on Wikipedia.

Justice Muhammed was born on 31 December, 1953 at Doguwa – Giade, a local government area in Bauchi State.
He is a Nigerian jurist and Justice of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
He was formerly a Justice of the Nigerian courts of appeal.
He attended Government Secondary School, Azare, where he obtained the West Africa School Certificate in 1973 before he later proceeded to Ahmadu Bello University where he received a bachelor’s degree in Law in 1980.

He later obtained a Master and Doctorate (PhD) degrees from the same university in 1984 and 1998 respectively.
Tanko began his career in 1982, after his Call to Bar in 1981, the same year he graduated from the Nigerian Law School.
In 1989, he was appointed as Chief Magistrate of the High Court of Federal Capital Territory, a position he held till 1991 when he became a Judge at the Bauchi State Sharia Court of Appeal.

He served in that capacity for two years before he was appointed to the Bench of the Nigerian courts of appeal as Justice in 1993.
He held this position for 13 years before he was appointed to the Bench of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 2006 but was sworn in on January 7, 2007.

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