TheNigerian news portal is a citizen’s online publishing and broadcasting platform combined with patriotic zeal to usher in positive narratives about the image of our country and it’s citizens. The portal was inaugurated in the united kingdom in 2016 and has consistently demonstrated fair, unbiased and transparent reportage of evolving developmental issues across the globe and particularly feeding its international audience in the accurate, facts-filled and truthful reports in and around the globe. As to remain as giants of both online publishing and broadcasting. TheNigerian news has recently launched "Television Nigerian" currently streaming in social media platforms as a web-TV
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has been urged to compel President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately appoint ministers as stipulated by law to kick-start the running of the government. Buhari Buhari issues proclamation for inauguration of 9th NASS, June 11(Opens in a new browser tab) In a suit filed by a Lagos lawyer, Mr Kabir Akingbolu, he was asking the court to declare that the failure of President Buhari to “appoint requisite number of ministers as stipulated by the law” is a breach of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Joined as defendant in the suit is the Attorney General of the Federation. While condemning the delay in the appointment of the ministers, Akingbolu urged the Court to direct the President to resign as an alternative if he is not ready to act in line with the provisions of the constitution. According to him, sections 147and 148 of the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria impose duties on the President “to appoint ministers to man various agencies or direct the affairs of various agencies or ministries of the Federal republic of Nigeria.” Akingbolu argued that, as a legal practitioner and civil crusader, he is under an obligation to ensure that the provisions of the Constitution are kept and obeyed by any government officials. He averred that the President has failed and neglected to appoint any minister since he took over government on May 29, 2019, which he argued has led to suffering and untold hardship on the citizenry. He noted that many sectors and spheres of life are left unattended to especially the economy, the petroleum sector, education, works and infrastructural development. “The economy has gone comatose and this has made life unbearable for an average citizen including the Plaintiff.” In the affidavit in support of the originating summons, he submitted that, “it is customary of the 1st Defendant to neglect his duties as the president and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,” adding, “the president is weak and tardy in taking decisions on proper governance.” He added that when President Buhari took over power in the first term, he failed to appoint ministers for several months and “this failure caused the nation untold hardships as the economy lacked directions to toe and make life easy for the citizens.” No date has been fixed for hearing.
Support our journalism with a contribution of any size
Nigeria's media space is swamped with falsehood, deceit and delusion. Just a handful abides by the truth. TheNigerian is one of the unique platforms helping to shape the global narrative about Nigeria and her citizens across the world. It's quite costly to maintain this brand of journalism, however.
Readers from around the world, like you, make TheNigerian's work possible. We need your support to deliver quality, investigative journalism – and to keep it open for everyone. At a time when factual, honest reporting is critical, your support is essential in protecting our editorial independence. Every contribution, however big or small, is so valuable for our future.
Our brand of professional citizens' journalism requires a contribution from members of the public, patronage and sponsorship to thrive. We rely on this financial support to be able to carry out our numerous obligations of training, running cost, production, printing and general services. We also embark on Corporate Social Responsibilities through educational programs on our TV, newspaper and blogs.
Make a token donation to support us:
Account Name: Patriot and Sage Digital Communication Ltd
Account No: 1015619537
Bank Name: Zenith Bank