Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Constitution should be amended to emphasise revenue generation’

Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN) and Bi-Courtney Chairman Dr. Wale Babalakin, in a paper yesterday at the annual public lecture of the Government College, Ibadan Old Boys’ Association, speaks on why the Constitution should be amended to place emphasis on wealth generation and collective wealth creation, among others. Full story

Source: http://www.thenationonlineng.net

Posted by Amaka, 18 November 2017

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UPDATE 1-Nigeria asks Senate to amend law for govt to settle 2.7 trillion naira debt

Nigeria’s government has asked parliament to amend its spending law to enable a debt program to settle 2.7 trillion naira ($8.6 bln) worth of obligations including pensions and salary arrears, according to a letter from Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Full story

Source: http://www.kitco.com/news/2017-09-26/UPDATE-1-Nigeria-asks-Senate-to-amend-law-for-govt-to-settle-2-7-trillion-naira-debt.html

Posted by Hussaini Ali September 27, 2017

SANs: he has not broken any law

Constitutional  lawyers said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari did not violate any law with his decision to work from home. Full story

Source: http://thenationonlineng.net/sans-not-broken-law/

Posted by Hussaini Ali August 23, 2017

Philippines’ Duterte faces martial law legal challenge

Philippine opposition lawmakers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to reject President Rodrigo Duterte’s imposition of martial law in the south of the country, branding it unconstitutional. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/philippines-duterte-faces-martial-law-legal-challenge/

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 6, 2017

 

Senate chides Buhari for calling VP ‘coordinator’

The Senate yesterday declared that Professor Yemi Osinbajo should function as Acting President pending the return of President Muhammadu Buhari from medical vacation. The upper legislative chamber insisted that it would fully adopt and apply Section 145 of the constitution, which clearly spells out what should happen when the president proceeds on vacation. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/news/senate-chides-buhari-for-calling-vp-coordinator/?utm_source=Guardian+Newsletter&utm_campaign=7fc3bbd07e-Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_b799d7d8ad-7fc3bbd07e-99238021

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 10, 2017

Investors protest over legal representation in Supreme Court

Shareholders of Nospecto Plc whose N23.7 billion funds were trapped in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) have staged a protest to the Chambers of Debo Adeleke in Ogudu area of Lagos, affirming that they did not denounce him (Adeleke) as their lawyer. Full story

Source: https://guardian.ng/news/investors-protest-over-legal-representation-in-supreme-court/

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 8, 2017

Group tasks UN Special Rapporteur on judicial interference by Fed Government

Advocacy group, Access to Justice (A2Justice) has charged the United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur, Mr. Diego García-Sayán to investigate the allegation of persistent acts of interference with the functions, independence and judicial authority of Nigerian courts by the Federal Government. Full story

Source: http://guardian.ng/features/group-tasks-un-special-rapporteur-on-judicial-interference-by-fed-government/

Posted by Hussaini Ali May 2, 2017