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Eso through landmark cases

On October 10, 1985 an ex-parte application made by Emeka Ojukwu (respondent) was brought before the High Court of Lagos State (Omotosho J), seeking interim injunction restraining the Military Governor of Lagos State, the Commissioner of Police Lagos State and the Attorney-General Lagos State from ejecting the said Emeka Ojukwu, who hereafter will be referred to simply as Ojukwu in this ruling, and members of his family from No. 29 Queen’s Drive, Ikoyi, which he referred to in his application as his house.

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Oyerinde: Kudos to police

The police in Abuja, finally arraigned for armed robbery, the suspects earlier paraded by the Department of State Services, SSS, on August 1, in a televised press conference, before Justice E. A. Asemota of Oredo Magistrate Court, Benin City, Edo State. It will be recalled that in that press conference by SSS, the suspects were alleged to have on May 4, robbed and killed Olaitan Oyerinde, Principal Secretary to Edo State governor, Mr Adams Oshiomole at his residence, 65, 2nd Ugbor Road, G.R.A Benin City at 2am.

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Wanted: A new constitution for Nigeria (3)

We shall then have 110 governments (one federal and 109 provincial) – a saving of 691. The reasons are two. States today are so powerful they consistently usurp the powers of the Local Governments. The Local Governments are invariably so small they can engage in no meaningful development projects; and so weak, they cannot assert their rights against the all powerful State Governments.

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