Whither NASS Constitution Review And Jonathan’s National Dialogue

Many Nigerians have expressed concern that the current Constitution review process embarked upon by NASS may be threatened following the recently announced National Political Dialogue by President Jonathan. On 7 October 2013, President Jonathan inaugurated a Presidential Committee led by Dr. Femi Okunrounmu. The committee is made up of the following: Dr Akilu Indabawa (to act as Secretary), Prof. George Obiozo; Professor Anya O. Anya…

The Worrisome State Of The Nigerian Aviation Industry

Nigeria’s aviation industry has been under the spotlight for the wrong reasons. The crash of the Associated Airlines plane within the airport premises of Murtala Mohammed Airport with 16 reported deaths and purchase of fancy bulletproof BMWs for the aviation Minister led to public outrage against the Minister as well as calls for scrutiny within the sector. On Thursday October 4th, an Associated Airline plane…

Proposed Amendments To Communications Law Highlights The Mirage Of The Right To Privacy In The 1999 Constitution

Section 37 of the 1999 Constitution of Nigeria (as amended) guarantees the fundamental right of citizens to private and family life. The protected rights include the right to correspondence, telephone conversations and telegraphic communications. Section 1(g) of the Nigerian Communications Commission Act also recognizes and protects the rights and interest of both service providers and the consumers. However, the right to privacy is not absolute…