• Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    Blame 1999 Constitution for lack of savings, not past regimes – Akinyemi

    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 […]

  • Constitution amendment: Senate to strip Buhari of power of assent

    Constitution amendment: Senate to strip Buhari of power of assent

    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 […]