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Yar’Adua: SERAP demands sworn statement on medical status

The personal Physician to the ailing President Umar Yar’ Adua, Dr. Saliyu Banye has been requested to immediately write and sworn to a statement on the medical records of President Umar Musa Yar’ Adua to allow Nigerians, especially the National Assembly to decide whether the President is capable of continuing to perform his constitutional duty.

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Why Jonathan must dissolve Yar’Adua’s cabinet now — Akintola, SAN

In the wee hours of November 23, 2009, President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was hurriedly flown out of Aso Rock to Saudi Arabia for urgent medical attention. The urgency of the evacuation, Nigerians were made to understand, neither allowed the President to inform his Deputy, Dr Jonathan Goodluck, that he was proceeding on medical vacation nor permitted him to cede powers to him in accordance with the provision of section 145 of the 1999 constitution.

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Was the N/Assembly wrong in relying on BBC broadcast?

According to Cross, Bell and Engle [1987], “interpretation is the process by which the courts determine the meaning of a statutory provision for the purpose of applying it to the situation before it.” It follows that in interpreting any section of the Constitution, the court and I dare say National Assembly would usually seek to discover the intention of the legislature or Constitution maker.

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Ag. President, N/A and the Doctrine of Necessity

Against the razzmatazz and cacophony caused by the state of executive vacuity created by the absence of President Umaru Yar’ Adua since 23rd of November, 2009 without transmitting a written declaration pursuant to Section 145 of the Constitution, the National Assembly last week proceeded and empowered the Vice President, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan to assume the office of Acting President pending the President’s eventual return.

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