Saturday, November 17, 2018

Tag "1999 Constitution"

    ‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

‘You can’t rewrite the constitution’ — Ayo Adebanjo tackles Buhari over comment on rule of law

Ayo Adebanjo, an elder statesman, has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to withdraw his statement that national security takes precedence over the rule of law.While speaking at the 2018 annual general conference of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) in Abuja, Buhari had said he would not sacrifice national security for the rule of law.The president has been criticised over the comment.Speaking [...]

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    Buhari: As a military ruler, I appointed more Christians than Muslims

Buhari: As a military ruler, I appointed more Christians than Muslims

President Muhammadu Buhari says he appointed more Christians than Muslims in his days as a military ruler.Buhari's military regime was between December 1983 and August 1985.Speaking when he played host to a delegation of the Arewa Pastors Non-Denominational Initiative for Peace in Nigeria  (APIPN) at the presidential villa in Abuja on Thursday, Buhari debunked reports that he has an Islamic agenda.He [...]

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    RMAFC: N’assembly can’t dictate how excess revenue is spent

RMAFC: N’assembly can’t dictate how excess revenue is spent

The Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) says the national assembly has no power to dictate how excess revenue is to be spent.Shettima Abba-Gana, acting chairman of the commission, said this in an interview with NAN.He said based on the 1999 constitution, the proposed bill to create an account for capturing excess revenue was non-existent in law.“The constitution is [...]

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    A review of the secularity of the Nigerian 1999 constitution

A review of the secularity of the Nigerian 1999 constitution

BY JAMES PAMThe Nigerian military government that gave us the 1999 constitution currently in use via military decree No. 24 on 5th May, 1999 wrote on its page 19 that, “We the people of the Federal Republic of Nigeria … having firmly and solemnly resolved … do hereby make, enact and give to ourselves  the following constitution.” Nothing could be [...]

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    Southern leaders of thought: 1999 constitution should be abolished, not restructured

Southern leaders of thought: 1999 constitution should be abolished, not restructured

The southern leaders of thought, led by Ben Nwabueze, elder statesman, says Nigeria needs a new constitution for it to be effectively restructured.Rising from their meeting in Lagos on Thursday, the leaders said the 1999 Constitution should pave way for a new constitution approved by the people.The constitution is currently being reviewed by the national assembly. Pundits believe its review [...]

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    Gbajabiamila: Mistake to put devolution of power under one sub-head

Gbajabiamila: Mistake to put devolution of power under one sub-head

Femi Gbajabiamila, majority leader of the house of representatives, says putting the items of devolution power under one sub-head in the constitution alteration bill was a mistake.Last week,  a provision for devotion of power in the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution failed at both chambers of the national assembly.In a statement on Tuesday, Smart Olanrewaju, media aide of the [...]

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    Bisi Akande: 1999 constitution is Nigeria’s greatest misadventure since 1914

Bisi Akande: 1999 constitution is Nigeria’s greatest misadventure since 1914

Bisi Akande, former interim chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has described the 1999 constitution as the country's "greatest misadventure" since the 1914 amalgamation of northern and southern Nigeria by British colonial administrator, Frederick Lugard.Akande says the "piecemeal adjustments" to the 1999 constitution (as amended) will accelerate the de-amalgamation of Nigeria.The APC chieftain said this on Tuesday while speaking [...]

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    Nigeria’s federating units: A case for the devolution of powers

Nigeria’s federating units: A case for the devolution of powers

BY UGOCHUKWU AMASIKEOne of the tragedies of the current unitary system of governance we practice; and the consequential mono-product economy it's foisted on the Nigerian federation, is the transformation of Nigeria's federating units into dependent and mere distribution centres.Today, Nigeria has states that are incapable of meeting the most elementary requirements of a government, even the payment of salaries is a herculean task, not to [...]

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    Senate revives amendment of 1999 constitution

Senate revives amendment of 1999 constitution

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    Confab wants government shut down for budget impasse

Confab wants government shut down for budget impasse

Delegates at the national confab ongoing in Abuja on Thursday resolved that the operations of the government should be shut down in situations where either the president or the national assembly fails to meet preset timelines for the passage of the appropriation bill.The delegates therefore recommended the amendment of Section 82 of the 1999 Constitution — which deals with authorisation [...]

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