Have respect for constitution – Buhari to Zimbabwe

Have respect for constitution – Buhari to Zimbabwe

President Muhammadu Buhari has called for calm, peace and respect for the constitution in Zimbabwe. The President urged all political and military stakeholders in Zimbabwe to avoid any action that may plunge the country into unnecessary conflict and impact negatively on the region. According to President Buhari, “every attempt must be made to resolve all […]

Constitution amendment: President, govs to lose immunity

The Senate has commenced the process of amending section 308 of the 1999 Constitution which gives immunity to president, vice president, governors and deputy governors in the country.

Constitution amendment: President, govs to lose immunity

The Senate has commenced the process of amending section 308 of the 1999 Constitution which gives immunity to president, vice president, governors and deputy governors in the country. A bill to that effect sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (LP, Delta) has been referred to the Senate Committee on Constitution amendment chaired by the Deputy Senate […]

Amendment of 1999 Constitution dead with Jonathan’s exit, says Akume

Amendment of 1999 Constitution dead with Jonathan’s exit, says Akume

ABUJA—SENATE Minority Leader, George Akume, yesterday, foreclosed the possibility of the National Assembly overriding former President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the 1999 Constitution Amendment Bill, passed by the National Assembly. Akume said the inability of Jonathan to assent to the bill before the end of his tenure has rendered the bill dead, saying there was […]

How Jonathan, NASS made concessions on constitution amendment

*Office of AGF to be separated *President to sign bills within 30 days By Emmanuel Aziken, Political Editor & Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA — President Goodluck Jonathan was last night being waited upon to sign the Constitution Alteration Bill after a last minute agreementBROKERED by lawyers to the President and the National Assembly saw both sides […]

Constitution amendment: Senate makes a U-turn on Jonathan’s veto

Constitution amendment: Senate makes a U-turn on Jonathan’s veto

The Senate on Wednesday rose from about two-hour executive session and announced the suspension of its threat to override President Goodluck Jonathan’s veto on the Fourth Alteration Bill 2015 which seeks to   amend the 1999 Constitution. Senate President, David Mark, who addressed the members after the closed-door session, said that as lawmakers, they owed it […]

(UPDATED) Supreme Court bars NASS from amending constitution

(UPDATED) Supreme Court bars NASS from amending constitution

The Supreme Court has halted the process of the ongoing constitution amendment. ‎The seven-man panel of the Supreme Court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Mahmud Mohammed, on Thursday  made the order that status quo be maintained with regard to the issue. The order was made in the suit filed by the Attorney-General of […]

Breaking: Court stops lawmakers from amending constitution

Breaking: Court stops lawmakers from amending constitution

…orders NASS to maintain status quo till June 18 By Ikechukwu Nnochiri ABUJA – The Supreme Court has stopped the National Assembly from taking further steps towards amending the ‎1999 constitution. In a ruling this morning,‎ a seven-man panel of justices of the apex court, led by the Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, ‎Justice Mahmud […]

FG seeks Supreme Court’s injunction to halt constitution amendment

The Federal Government through the Attorney-General of the Federation, Mr. Mohammed Adoke, has asked the Supreme Court to grant an interlocutory injunction restraining the National Assembly from going ahead with the constitution amendment. The AGF had last Wednesday written separate letters to the Senate President, David Mark, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu […]

FG drags NASS to Supreme Court over 1999 constitution amendments

FG drags NASS to Supreme Court over 1999 constitution amendments

ABUJA—Poised for a last fight, the Federal Government, yesterday, dragged the National Assembly to the Supreme Court, seeking for an order nullifying all the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution. In an originating summons it filed through a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, FG, prayed the […]