Tag: Abdul Mahmud

Abdul Mahmud: On The Cyberstalker Near You, The Power of Arrest of the EFCC Examined

– By Abdul Mahmud This week, the blogger and rabid defender of the rule of unlaw, Abubakar Sidiq Usman, was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission following a dawn raid of his Kubwa, Abuja home. As expected the arrest and subsequent detention of Abubakar Sidiq Usman[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: Politicians And The Courts Are Shackling INEC

The legal tussles over the leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, present a real challenge to the Independent National Electoral Commission- INEC. The challenge appears as an encumbrance on the statutory powers of INEC to conduct free and fair governorship elections, it also potentially implicates its ability or otherwise[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: Are We All Biafrans?

By Abdul Mahmud In a few weeks, precisely on the 31st day of May, 2016, the writer and political activist, Chido Onumah, will present his latest book, We are all Biafrans- A Participant-Observer’s Intervention in a Country Sleepwalking to Disaster, to the public. The book is a deserved addition to[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: The Death Of Prince Audu – Resolving The Legal Conundrum

The death of Prince Audu, Governorship candidate of the APC in the inconclusive Kogi Governorship Poll, held on Saturday 21st November, 2015, has created serious legal and constitutional conundrum that demands urgent and quick judicial address and resolution. We are in a strange legal and constitutional territory. The 1999 Constitution[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: Making Sense Of The Judgment Of The Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal

– By Abdul Mahmud The judgment of the Taraba State Governorship Election Tribunal delivered yesterday is raising dust in Nigeria’s political circle and as expected many commentators, particularly those with partisan interests and many others, still, who have their party political and ethnic monocle on and who view law and[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: Buhari, His Critics And The Case For Efficient Government

“The real question is not whether there is a centralization or delegation of power but whether there is efficient government. And this is determined by the conditions in which a government operates…it is understandable that a president should say that provincial premiers should be selected on the basis of merit,[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: Our Chaotic Democracy

  As many perceptive observers have correctly noted, chaos lies at the core of our democracy. They point to the madness, or, more profoundly, the struggle over “who gets what, when and how”, of those who squeeze the civic out of our democratic order to gain political notoriety, as evidence.[Read More…]

Abdul Mahmud: Musa Babayo And Nigeria’s Economic Diplomacy

For almost a decade and half, and if not more, Nigeria’s foreign policy has evolved almost to the point that the acclaimed “Africa as the centre-piece of Nigeria’s foreign policy” is today a non-recognizable relic of the foreign policy museum. In the years following Nigeria’s glorious contributions to the anti-colonial[Read More…]

Nyesom Wike’s Ultimatum To ASUU Lacks Substance – PILLS

The President of the Public Interest Lawyers League (PILL), Abdul Mahmud(Esq) has referred to the the threat handed down to the Academic Staff Union Of Universities (ASUU) by the Supervising Minister Of Education, Mr. Nyesom Wike as empty. He said this in a press statement made available to our news[Read More…]