The majority judgment in Machina’s case, particularly given the fact that no reason was adduced for departing from the established precedent, rubs off in a negative way. The learned jurists ought to have loosely interpreted the term “fraudulently” as contained in Machina’s petition since the substance of the case was on the authenticity or otherwise of Lawan’s senatorial candidature.
Justice Sika Henry-Aprioku of a Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has convicted and sentenced a man identified as Promise Thompson to death by hanging for armed robbery.
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This is the last part of a twelve-part serial on the dynamics of power in Nigeria woven around the evocative metaphor, the Lugardian Architecture. The latter is a dysfunctional entity with centrifugal and centripetal social forces operating under various togas seeking either to hold the entity together for enlightened self-interest other than justice or exit the house of Lugard for self-determination.
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Politics cannot be effectively divorced from human societies and interactions, which is why Aristotle stated many centuries ago in his well-celebrated masterpiece titled ‘Politics’ that “man is by nature a political animal.”
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The February 25 presidential election, in which Bola Ahmed Tinubu was declared winner, was the first time the former Lagos governor sought elective post to represent a constituency beyond Lagos. He is not among those that have Methuselah years in public offices. So far, he has only been in public office for eight years and 331 days.