Towards 2015: A Perspective on the Constitutional and Electoral Act Amendments

The Senate in April disclosed that it would be voting on the constitutional amendments as contained in its Bill for an Act to Further Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 and For Other Matters Connected Therewith. The Bill which was presented by Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Chairman of the Committee on Constitutional Review, seeks to amend section 68, section…

Diezani Probe and the Lessons learnt

The recent crisis in March between the Minister of Petroleum Resources and the House of Representatives over allegations that the former chartered a private jet for over ten billion naira appears attained a different dimension when the Minister of Petroleum sought to prevent the House of Representatives from compelling her attendance as well as the attendance of any official from the Ministry of Petroleum Resources…