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Court Dismisses Suit Filed by Governors

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A Federal High Court in Abuja has dismissed a suit filed by governors of the 36 states challenging the legality of the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit Guidelines, NFIU.

In his ruling, the presiding Judge, Inyang Ekwo, held that he did not see where the guidelines contradict the provisions of sections 7(1), (6) (a) and (b) of the 1999 Constitution.

Justice Ekwo, added that the guidelines also did not conflict with the provision of Section 162(6) of the 1999 Constitution which creates the State Joint Local Government Account, into which allocations to the Local Government Councils of the State from the federation account and the State government are paid.

Written by: Helen Obih

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