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02012019 - NBA tackles Buhari over rule of law abuse

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Vanguard Newspaper 02 January 2019

02012019 - NBA tackles Buhari over rule of law

Rising state of poverty and the Nigerian attitude to giving (2) 40 BOKO HARAM: Security situation in Borno getting worse — Gov Shettima •Zamfara killings, this is how Boko Haram started – JNI warns 4 MINIMUM WAGE: We’re not reviewing c’ttee report—FG; it’s delay tactics by 8 govt – Labour NSE reviews composition of market indices 19 VOL. 26: NO. 63713 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2, 2019 NBA tackles Buhari over rule of law abuse •Vows to blow whistle on any plans to rig 2019 elections •We’re vindicated— PDP; We support whistle-blowing; not rule of law abuse — Keyamo By Clifford Ndujihe, Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Dirisu Yakubu A BUJA—THE Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, yesterday, took a swipe at President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, alleging that rule of law in the country has suffered degradation in multiple ways. The association, which is the umbrella body of legal practitioners in the country, in a New Year message signed by its National President, Mr. Paul Usoro, SAN, cited what it described as brazen disobedience of court orders and judgments, as well as failure to build Continues on Page 5 SEE STORY ON PG. 41 Armed herdsmen raze Gov Ortom’s N100m rice farm 35 Mr & Mrs 2019: Aisha chairs women, youth presidential campaign team for Buhari •Dalung, Okorocha, Orji Kalu, Modu Sheriff make list 4 COLUMNISTS DEAR BUNMI Presidency to spend N274.7m on electricity, N65m on animals 43 PRINCEWILL 16 17 Fr. Mbaka endorses Buhari, Ugwuanyi for second term OHUABUNWA 31 FASAN 31 8 Buhari’s claim of B-Haram’s defeat makes mental test for presidential candidates logical — Atiku 8 SEE INSIDE