BREAKING: Another Nigerian lawmaker dies

After a brief illness, Mr Aliyu died Tuesday afternoon at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna State.
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Hon. Suleiman Aliyu, lawmaker representing Lere Federal Constituency of Kaduna State

Suleiman Aliyu, a lawmaker from Kaduna State's Lere Federal Constituency, died at the age of 53, just days after another member of the House of Representatives, Haruna Maitala, died.

After a brief illness, Mr Aliyu died Tuesday afternoon at the Barau Dikko Teaching Hospital in Kaduna State.

The deceased recently won his case at the Court of Appeal, which reinstated him as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate and winner of the House of Representatives election for the Lere Federal Constituency on February 23, 2019.

The court had set aside its earlier judgments in suit numbers: CA/K/EPT/NA/18/2019 and suit number: CA/K/EPT/NA/19/2019 for being nullities.

By virtue of Section 287(2) of the 1999 Constitution, the court, which included Justices Obietonbara Daniel-Kalio, Saidu Tanko Hussaini, and Olutodun Adepope-Okojie, held that the Election Petition Tribunal's ruling cannot stand in the face of the superior courts' judgments.

The sub-section stated that
“the decisions of the Court of Appeal shall be enforced in any part of the federation by all authorities and persons, an by courts with subordinate jurisdiction to that of the Supreme Court.”