Constitution amendment: Dogara briefs govs on devolution, others

Constitution amendment: Dogara briefs govs on devolution, others

John Alechenu and Olalekan Adetayo The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, on Wednesday briefed governors under the aegis of the Nigeria Governors’ Forum on the National Assembly’s efforts to amend the nation’s constitution. Dogara’s briefing came a few weeks after the Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, ...
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New constitution amendments trapped at N’Assembly

New constitution amendments trapped at N’Assembly

•Document not transmitted to state assemblies John Ameh, Abuja Works on the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution may be delayed further as the 36 state Houses of Assembly have yet to receive the amendments passed by the National Assembly for inclusio...
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Nobody will choose you; you have to choose yourself, Obasanjo tells youths

Nobody will choose you; you have to choose yourself, Obasanjo tells youths

Samuel Awoyinfa, Abeokuta Former President Olusegun Obasanjo says unless Nigerian youths come out to contest elective positions, old generation politicians will not quit the stage for them. The former president spoke on Saturday in Abeokuta, Ogun State, at th...
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Constitution: Rejected bills can still sail through, says Ekweremadu

Constitution: Rejected bills can still sail through, says Ekweremadu

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, has said that some proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution recently rejected by the National Assembly may still be passed when revisited. He said that further consultation and underst...
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Constitution amendment’ll birth new Nigeria – State assembly speakers

Success Nwogu, Ilorin The Conference of Speakers of State Houses of Assembly in Nigeria has said that the ongoing constitution amendment by the National Assembly has prepared the ground for the emergence of a new Nigeria with a more viable democracy. The confe...
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Reps support Senate, reject power devolution, okay LG autonomy

Reps support Senate, reject power devolution, okay LG autonomy

John Ameh, Abuja Members of the House of Representatives, on Thursday, voted on new amendments proposed to the 1999 Constitution. The House took largely the same position as the Senate, which voted on its own amendments on Wednesday. But some of striking diffe...
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Full list of constitution amendments by senate

Full list of constitution amendments by senate

Senators have cast their votes to amend sections in the fourth amendment of the 1999 Constitution. The lawmakers made 32 new amendments to the country’s constitution. See the full list below: 1. Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, (Fourth Altera...
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