SGF’s Suspension in the Midst of Faceoff between the Executive and the Legislature

It is unclear whether the Presidency’s latest suspension of the Secretary of the Government of the Federation, Babachir Lawal on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 over violations of law and due process in the award of contracts of the Presidential Initiative on the North East (PINE) months after calls for his resignation by the National Assembly will douse the existing tension between the Executive and the…

Examining the Strengths and Weaknesses of the Passed Senate’s Electoral Act Amendment Bill

The Senate has passed wide-ranging amendments in the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2016. A holistic reading of the Bill reveals that the Bill is intended to strengthen and improve the credibility of the electoral process, remove ambiguities, bring innovations and ensure compliance of electoral laws by increasing penalties.