• National Assembly to complete constitutional amendment early 2017, says Saraki

    National Assembly to complete constitutional amendment early 2017, says Saraki

    Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said that the on-going process of amending the 1999 Constitution being undertaken by the 8th National Assembly would be completed early next year.

    Dr. Saraki spoke Wednesday when the National Executive of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), led by its President, Abubakar Balarabe Mahmud (SAN), visited him at the National Assembly, Abuja.

    According to the Senate President, “on the issue of Constitution Amendment, we started very early on this because we know it can be a […]

  • Ex-CJN urges constitutional amendment to narrow appeals to Supreme Court

    Ex-CJN urges constitutional amendment to narrow appeals to Supreme Court

    According to reports, the former Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, Mahmud Mohammed, on Thursday called for a constitutional amendment to reduce appeals to the Supreme Court.

    The immediate past CJN made the call in his speech during a valedictory session organised for his exit from the bench.

    Mr. Mohammed said the volume of appeals filed in the apex court was overwhelming.

    “Permit me to re-iterate my comments made during the opening of the 2016-2017 Legal Year when I opined that our Supreme Court […]

  • Part-time National Assembly requires constitutional amendment – Osinbajo

    Part-time National Assembly requires constitutional amendment – Osinbajo

    As more Nigerians continue calls for membership of the National Assembly – the Senate and House of Representatives – to be made part-time due to the huge cost of running the two chambers, the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, has said such move would require a constitutional amendment.

    The Vice President, who was responding to comments from members during the 90th Anniversary of the Yoruba Tennis Club in Lagos yesterday, stressed that such change would “go through the National Assembly”, thereby […]

  • Buhari backs constitutional amendment to remove LGs from stranglehold of States

    Buhari backs constitutional amendment to remove LGs from stranglehold of States

    President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration will support a constitutional amendment to free local governments from the stranglehold of state governments.

    Malam Garba Shehu, the President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, said in a statement that Buhari made his position known when he received the leadership of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria on Thursday in Abuja.

    Shehu stated that the President told the ALGON leadership that the amendment, when carried out, would better the lot of Nigerians at […]