Senate will on Tuesday, March 1, vote on bills to amend the 1999 Constitution. There are 70 of such bills. A report to that effect will be presented to the Senate today for adoption.
The 1999 Constitution (as amended) makes elaborate provisions for the settlement of disputes between persons, between government and citizens and between States as well as between State(s) and Federal Government.
The 2023 general elections are fast approaching and another opportunity is offering itself to recover Nigeria from the rubbles of incompetence, backwardness, nepotism, grave insecurity and highhandedness in governance.
The Conference of Speakers of State Legislatures in Nigeria has said amendment of the 1999 Constitution to ensure gender parity is key to improving the fortunes of women and girls in the country.
Lamentation of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in reaction to gruesome killings in the land signposts more of legislative lame duck than executive’s helplessness to tackle insecurity.
As far back as November 4, 2001, I delivered a lecture in Port Harcourt at the First Memorial Lecture of His Majesty, King Abbi Amachree IV, the Amanyanbo of Kalabari, advocating for a new people’s Constitution to replace the 1999 Constitution...
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has joined other Nigerians in calling for the abolition of the 1999 Constitution (as amended), stating true restructuring could not take place if the constitution still remains the nation’s law book.
The same principle applies to all authentic nations of the world defined by a specific language, psychological trait and history.
Nigeria is famously notorious for borrowing concepts from elsewhere, distorting the meaning and intention of the original users to suit certain interests, and carrying on as though everything is right.
Two contending perspectives have emerged in response to one of Nigeria’s most pressing public policy challenges: restructuring. These may be classified as the “Unitary Federalists” and the “Restructuralists.”
A Federal High Court, Abuja has declared as unconstitutional the Federal Government’s deduction of funds directly from the Federation Account to fund the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in line with Section 4(1)(a) and (b) of the Nigeria Police Trust Fund (Establishment) Act 2019.
Well I am indeed, a fourth term member of House of Assembly and by 2023 I would have completed 16 years of service to my state. For the fact that I have been here for quite a while, I have had the opportunity to serve under two speakers and three governors.