Tag: 1999 Constitution

Chido Onumah: The Military, ‘Zaria Massacre’ And A Defective Federation

The recent violent confrontation between soldiers and members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) should not come as a surprise to anyone who understands the Nigerian state. It was bound to happen. In a country where truth is a scarce commodity and where impunity (whether by state or non-state[Read More…]

Code Of Conduct Bureau Orders Jonathan, Ministers, Others To Declare Assets

by Deji Abiodun The Code of Conduct Bureau has made Assets Declaration Forms available to President Goodluck Jonathan, ministers and political office holders. Also, all newly-elected governors, National Assembly and State Houses of Assembly members have been directed to obtain assets declaration forms. It, however, said after the submission of[Read More…]

Supreme Court Stops 1999 Constitution Amendment

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 Mohammed, ordered the National Assembly to maintain status quo[Read More…]

CNPP Asks NASS To Stop Jonathan’s Bid To Amend The 1999 Constitution

The Conference of Nigerian Political Parties, CNPP, says the Bill to amend the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria introduced in the Senate by the Deputy Senate President and Chairman Constitution Review Committee, Senator Ike Ekweremadu; has unveiled President Goodluck Jonathan’s hidden agenda. CNPP in a statement issued[Read More…]