Category Archives: Constitutional Law

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

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


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


Posted by Hussaini Ali May 2, 2017

Nigeria: Restructuring Through Referendum Unconstitutional – Yadudu

Nigerian constitution doesn’t recognize referendum as a mechanism of restructuring the federation as canvassed by some political groups, a professor of constitutional law, Auwalu Yadudu said yesterday. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali April 17, 2017



Order in Council further amending the Schedule of the Principal Order 26th October 1896, providing for the Security in Times of Emergency of Certain Colonies. These Colonies now are to include Seychelles and Nigeria.

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Posted by Hussaini Ali. April 12, 2017

Lawyer sues Senate over Magu’s rejection

An Abuja-based lawyer, Abubakar Sani, has filed a suit before a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking to invalidate section 2(3) of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Act 2004, which subjects the power of the President to appoint the Chairman of EFCC to confirmation by the Senate. Full story


Posted by Hussaini Ali April 11, 2017