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PROF AZINGE: OVER 200 CASES OF DISOBEDIENCE TO COURT ORDERS RECORDED IN NIGERIA

Prof Epiphany Azinge SAN (2)
PROF EPIPHANY AZINGE SAN, LL.D

Research has shown that since 1999, over 200 cases of disobedience to court orders have been recorded. This is glaringly antithetical to the concept of the Rule of Law.

Tangentially related to the disobedience to Court Orders is the recent pronouncement by Mr President at the just concluded Nigerian Bar Association Conference in Abuja that National Security in given circumstances can override Rule of Law. With the greatest respect Mr President missed the point and was obviously ill-advised by those who ought to know better.

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PROF AZINGE AND ANTHONY EZENWOKO IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE LECTURE

 

Eminent legal luminary, PROFESSOR EPIPHANY AZINGE, SAN  made  the above assertion while delivering a public lecture titled THE RULE OF LAW AND LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIA’S DEMOCRACY: THE ROLE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL as part of the events for the funeral obsequies in honour of EMMANUEL CHINWENWO AGUMA, KSC, SAN (Deceased Honourable Attorney-General and Commissioner For Justice Of Rivers State) at Obi Wali International Conference Centre, Port Harcourt, Rivers State on Wednesday, 12th September, 2018.

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5 thoughts on “PROF AZINGE: OVER 200 CASES OF DISOBEDIENCE TO COURT ORDERS RECORDED IN NIGERIA

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  1. Lawyers must stop the sacrifice of professionalism at alter of primitive material gain.People are a almost always quick to blame the executive alone.But equally culpable – or even worst- are lawyers who ought to know better. They defend the executive in court, but fail to properly counsel them on the steps to take after a court decision. Especially where decisions were unfavorable…

  2. If matters as these continue unabated, eventually will boil down to the death and burial of rule of law.
    Those who ought to have be the custodian of laws and orders are become the destroyer of it.
    Leadership by example…

    1. I do not think that the legal sage, Prof. Azinge avoided anything in the 200 cases of disobedience to Court Orders including the tenure of Dr. G.E. Jonathan as President. Rather the Prof. made reference from 1999 which I believe covers his point of reference or emphasis till date

      1. Correct. Chima is obviously a Jonathan admirer. The erudite prof did not discriminate between the various administrations. Thank you for the clarification

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