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Pro-democracy activist sues Buhari over NIA DG’s appointment

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Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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Pro democracy activist and the Convener of the Concerned Nigerian group, Deji Adeyanju, on Friday sued President Muhammadu Buhari challenging him over the appointment of Ahmed Rufai Abubakar as the Director General of the National Intelligence Agency, NIA.

In a wit of summon by the Federal High Court, Abuja, President Buhari, D-G of the NIA and the Attorney General of the Federation are to appear as the first, second and third defendants.

The dependants are to appear within 30 days after the service of the summon.

Mr Adeyanju is challenging whether the first defendants can appoint the second defendant, who is from Katsina state, as director general of the NIA when the DG of the State Security Services, Lawal Musa Daura is also from katsina state.

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Secondly, the plaintiff also challenged whether, by the provision of section 2(3) of the Natiuonal Security Agency’s act, the second defendant is a fit and proper person to be appointed as DG of the NIA.

He therefore prayed that the remove the second defendant as the DG of the NIA

He also prayed for the perpetual restraining of the first defendant from further appointing the second defendant as the DG of the NIA.


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