State of emergency
El Salvadoran lawmakers Sunday declared a state of emergency, the president of the Legislative Assembly said, curtailing civil liberties and expanding police power as the country faces a wave of gang-related bloodshed that has left dozens dead in just two days. Gang violence has soared in El Salvador, with police reporting that 62 people were…
I am aware that during President Obasanjo’s tenure attempts or near attempts were made to remove some governors unconstitutionally. This essay has copiously captured what happened with Chris Ngige
It cannot be denied that the National Assembly has a general power of passing resolutions. It may pass resolutions noting the situation in the federation or any part of it and suggest a solution to it, although it must be careful in its language...
Many have argued that the downward plunge of Nigeria started at this point. It is clear that accusations of one-sidedness against successive federal governments have not subsided.
An earlier version of this article appeared in The Guardian newspaper of March 2, 2004 under the title “The State of Emergency Conjecture”. It was during the presidency of Olusegun Obasanjo.
12 Oct 2021
A group, Foundation for Environmental Rights Advocacy and Development (FENRAD), has faulted the recent pronouncement by Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, on declaration of a state of emergency in Anambra State.
‘President’s failure to declare state of emergency as required by the constitution before locking down cities will create problems’
21 Apr 2020
A Lagos based human rights lawyer and public affairs analyst, Mr. Joe Nwokedi in this interview with Assistant Editor, Law and Foreign Affairs, JOSEPH ONYEKWERE maintains that the address
8 Aug 2019
Nobel Laureate, Prof. Wole Soyinka, has called for the declaration of the state of emergency due to the security challenges in the South West Zone. Soyinka made the call on Thursday in Akure on the sidelines of the D.O Fagunwa Study Group International Conference held to celebrate his 85th birthday.
8 Nov 2018
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Thursday declared a state of emergency on the country's water supply, sanitation and hygiene sector. Buhari said the step is to curb the high-prevalence of water-borne diseases in different parts of the country, which has caused preventable deaths. While inaugurating the National Action Plan for Revitalization of Water Supply, Sanitation and…
23 Mar 2018
Former Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn sent shock waves through the region when he abruptly tendered his resignation. Desalegn said that he had made the decision to facilitate efforts towards political reforms which started with the release of political prisoners. But rather than pursue a reform agenda, the Ethiopian government followed his announcement by declaring…
28 Feb 2018
A Coalition of Northern Groups (CNG) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to declare a state of emergency in Zamfara State. This followed what it called the failure of security operatives and the state government to curtail the ongoing killings in the state. This was contained in a statement by the group’s spokesperson, Abdul-Azeez Suleiman, in…
17 Feb 2018
Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell "chaos and unruliness". The council of ministers declared the country's second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It capped a tumultuous week that saw Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn resign, a strike in…