Nigerian courts are nothing if not consistent in this kind of magic.
Since African governments have decided not to endow their own people with love, the rest of the world has chosen that Africans will not get the benefit of international law.
With this many sovereigns, folks may be forgiven for wondering whether Nigeria is capable of forging a country.
Democracy may depend on numbers but Nigeria’s numbers are hardly good for democracy.
A country that defaults to judicialising its numbers in this way to paper over incapacities in counting imperils democracy and cannot account for anything.
There was a national census in 1973 which, as Karl Maier recalls, proved to be “farcical.” The results were never published.
In Nigeria, history repeats itself over and over under three masters.
The landscape is still in flux and will evolve.
The roles of appointment, promotion, discipline, training and appellate control of lower courts cannot justifiably all be located in one person and office.
That is what General Buhari’s Nigeria has become: a country without a past, bereft of a future and unable to describe its present.