Nigeria: President's Powers Under Emergency

According to official gazettes, governors whose states are under emergency rule are now to to take orders from President Goodluck Jonathan on the administration of their respective states.

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Nigerian soldiers.

  • Nigeria:  Jonathan Seeks to Rule Emergency States

    Leadership, 23 May 2013

    In what seems to contradict his claims that democratic structures would not be tampered with in three states where emergency rule has been imposed, Governors Ibrahim Shettima ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Group Backs Emergency Rule in Three States

    This Day, 23 May 2013

    The National Think-Tank (NTT), an advocacy group, has urged Nigerians regardless of tribal, ethnic, religious or political affiliations to rally round the latest action by the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Diaspora Group Throws Weight Behind State of Emergency

    Vanguard, 22 May 2013

    The Igbo community in Diaspora under the umbrella of Igbo World Assembly (IWA), has thrown their weight behind declaration of state of emergency in Bornu, Yobe and Adamawa by the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  PDP Commends Nigerian Lawmakers for Endorsing State of Emergency

    Premium Times, 22 May 2013

    The Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, has applauded the National Assembly for the unanimous approval of the declaration of state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States despite ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  State of Emergency - PDP Lauds National Assembly

    This Day, 23 May 2013

    The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Wednesday applauded the National Assembly for the unanimous approval of the declaration of state of emergency in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Letter to Nigerians Under Emergency Rule (opinion)

    Vanguard, 23 May 2013

    Dear compatriots, read more »

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