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BREAKING News: Nigerian Lawyer, Agbakoba (SAN) Sues Buhari for Being Petroleum Minister

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Foremost Maritime lawyer and former
President, Nigerian Bar Association, Olisa
Agbakoba has filed a claim at the Federal
High Court, Abuja against the Federal
Government of Nigeria via the Attorney
General of the Federation, to determine the
constitutional qualification of the President
of Nigeria to also hold executive office as
Minister of Petroleum Resources.
According to The Sun, Agbakoba, in a
statement released by his Chambers, argue
that on the basis of section 138 of the
Constitution disqualifying the President of
Nigeria from taking any paid employment or
holding executive office of Minister of
Petroleum Resources, the President cannot
hold office as Minister of Petroleum Resources.

His other argument is that in any event, the
President’s appointment as Minister of
Petroleum Resources was not confirmed by
the Senate of the National Assembly, as
stipulated by section 147(2)of the
constitution.
The affidavit supporting Agbakoba’s claim
states the determination of the questions in
the claim are of vital national importance, in
view of the governance chaos at the
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
(NNPC).

He has requested the court to return
answers that the President is not validly
qualified to be Minister of Petroleum
Resources and in any event the President is
also disqualified to be Minister of Petroleum
Resources, not having been confirmed by
Senate. No date has been fixed for hearing.

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