Constitution amendment: Senators, Presidency head for showdown

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru Ikechukwu Nnochiri & Joseph Erunke, ABUJA—AS the Presidency drags the National Assembly to the Supreme Court seeking an order to nullify all the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution, majority of senators said yesterday that they were ready to meet the presidency in court. Members of the House of Representatives on their […]

Reps to miss April deadline for new constitution

House of Representatives may not meet its promise to deliver a new constitution by April this year, findings indicated on Sunday. The Senate and the House have embarked on the review of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) since June 2011. A budget of about N1bn is set aside for the exercise, shared N500m apiece by […]

Stop Tinkering with the Nigerian Constitution – By Tochukwu Ezukanma

By Tochukwu Ezukanma | Lagos, Nigeria | Jan. 24, 2013 – A written constitution is not a prerequisite for democracy. Not surprisingly, some flourishing democracies have no written constitution and some failed democracies had some wonderfully crafted constitutions. Nigeria has had a number of well written constitutions. Lamentably, none of them has worked well. Still, […]

Constitution amendment: Govs didn’t disagree –Amaechi

From GBENGA ADESUYI, Ibadan Contrary to media report that the Nigerian Governors’ Forum (NGF) at its last meeting disagreed over the ongoing constitution amendment, the Chairman of the forum and Governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi yesterday said the governors had no cause to disagree over any of the issues tabled for discussion at the […]

Crisis among govs, meeting on state police, constitution stalls .

 Amaechi, others mute on parley • Aliyu, IG list dangers of state police ONCE it was a cohesive house, but it is now clear that the Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) is a divided body. Twice it has fixed a meeting in a week but without adequate representation from the 36 states of the federation to […]

Constitution review: Southern Senators, Reps oppose northern govs

Senators and members of the House of Representatives of southern extraction have kicked against the recent proposals by the governors of the 19 northern states. Ahead of the review of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly, the governors last month opposed the creation of state police and the inclusion of the six geo-political zones […]

Letter: LG, Governors and the violation of the constitution

Sir,                          LG, Governors and violation of the constitution Alhaji  Ibraheem khaleel,the national president of association of local government employees of Nigeria, NULGE had lamented over the incessant violation of the constitution on the 3rd tier of government by the state governors. Khaleel was […]

Constitution amendment: North, South clash imminent

nd David Attah, Kaduna 2 Comments Senate President, David Mark and Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal | credits: File copy As the National Assembly prepares for the amendment to the 1999 Constitution, a clash is imminent between the North and the South over the nature of the country’s federalism. While the northern socio-political group, […]

Constitution review: Govs insist on immunity clause

May 9, 2012 by Olusola Fabiyi, Abuja 72 Comments Governors are expected to meet in Abuja on Wednesday (today) in a bid to stop the planned removal of the immunity clause from the constitution. According to Section 308 of the 1999 Constitution, the clause, no civil or criminal proceeding shall be instituted against the President, […]

NASS to publish guidelines on constitutional amendment soon – Ekweremadu

The guidelines on the amendment of the 1999 Constitution will be published within the next few days, Chairman of the National Assembly Constitution Amendment Committee, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has said. Ikweremadu announced this during an interactive session with journalists in Abuja on Wednesday. “Very shortly, maybe in the next few days we are going to […]

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