According to reports, the Chairman of the Senate Committee on State and Local Government Affairs, Senator Abdullahi Abubakar, on Sunday said provision has been made in the ongoing Constitution amendment process to totally abolish the contentious joint account between states and local governments.
Abubakar, who made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Birninkudu, Jigawa State, also said the lawmakers plan to abolish State Independent Electoral Commissions.
He said that the decision was taken at a recent […]
Nigeria’s constitution does not make a provision for government savings and lawyers yesterday failed to agree on whether it was enough reason for the country’s failure to save for its future.
Going by Section 162 of the 1999 Constitution as amended, reckless government expenditures cannot be adequately blamed on former leaders, Bolaji Akinyemi, a professor of political science and Nigeria’s former external affairs minister said in a statement.
“It is thoroughly misleading to isolate and demonise past regimes for the situation where […]
The Senate has revealed plans to strip President Muhammadu Buhari of powers to assent the ongoing constitution amendment.
Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike Ekweremadu who doubles as the chairman of the Senate committee on constitution review, made the revelation when he spoke at the ongoing retreat by the committee, holding in Eko Hotels and Suites, Lagos.
He said since former President Goodluck Jonathan did not sign the Fourth Alteration Bill into law, which strips the president of powers to veto […]