Category Archives: Constitutional Law

Nigerian women ‘indigeneship’ bill gets second reading in House

The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed through second reading, a bill for an act to amend the Federal Character Commission Act to allow married women chose which indigeneship they want. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali February 1, 2018


Hijab: Check excesses of overzealous NYSC, military, paramilitary officers – MSSN tells Buhari

The Muslim Students Society of Nigeria (MSSN), has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to as a matter of urgency check excesses of overzealous officers in some ministries, departments and agencies before it is too late. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali December 21, 2017

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


Posted by Amaka, 18 November 2017

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


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


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


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


Posted by Hussaini Ali May 10, 2017