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S’Court nullifies Buhari’s Executive Order 10



...Refuses govs’ appeal on capital projects funding

THE Supreme Court today declared Executive Order 10 of President Muhammadu Buhari as unlawful and unconstitutional.

  Six out of the seven judges of the apex court stated that the president went beyond his constitutional powers in issuing the EO-10 on funding of state judiciaries and legislative arms.

  The court therefore nullified the order and set it aside.

  It will be recalled that Buhari recently issued the Order as part of his proposals for granting autonomy to the judicial and legislative arms of government at the state level.

  In the same vein, Supreme Court also rejected the request of the state governments for an order to compel Federal Government to take up funding of capital projects for State High Courts, Sharia Court of Appeal and Customary Court of Appeal.

  The apex court equally refused to grant an order by the state governors to compel the Federal Government to pay them N66 billion so far spent on capital projects for the three courts in their respective states.

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