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National Interest Vs Rule of Law

Speaking last Sunday at the auspicious occasion of the opening of this year’s Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association, in Abuja, President Muhammadu Buhari somehow indicted the Judiciary for its apparent unjust alliance with criminality as evidenced by the numerous instances in which obviously corrupt members of the Nigerian ruling class are casually left off the hook by citing flimsy technical or purely procedural rules and prosecutorial short-comings without any serious consideration of the grave harm such unbridled lootings do to the nation as a whole. In pressing his case, he asserted that the “Rule of Law must be subject to the supremacy of the nation’s security and national interest”.  

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