House of Representatives Hailed for Amending Constitution


In a bold attempt to address issues regarding the 1999 constitution Nigeria's house of representatives have taken a participatory and grassroots-oriented approach in amending it.
  • Nigeria:  The Making of a Peoples Constitution

    Vanguard, 8 November 2012

    The House of Representatives Committee on Constitution Review is commencing an innovative discourse with Nigerians in 360 centres spread across the federal constituencies in the ... read more »

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  • Nigeria:  Constitution Review - NLC, Others Hail House

    This Day, 9 November 2012

    The people's public sessions on the constitution review by the House of Representatives billed for tomorrow across the 360 federal constituencies of the country have continued to ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Constitution Review - House, NBA, ASUU Disagree On Procedure

    This Day, 9 November 2012

    The House of Representatives yesterday commenced its "Peoples Public Sessions" in furtherance of the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution, saying its preference for the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Constitution Review - Reps, NBA Differ On Referendum

    Leadership, 9 November 2012

    The House of Representatives and the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA), yesterday, differed on the ongoing process to amend the 1999 Constitution as to whether or not the exercise ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Appraising the Peoples' Public Sessions On Constitution Review

    This Day, 9 November 2012

    Nigeria is on the verge of history. Come tomorrow, November 10, the 360 members of the House of Representatives will return to their federal constituencies to consult with the ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Kwankwaso - Constitution Review Not Our Priority

    This Day, 9 November 2012

    Kano State Governor, Alhaji Musa Kwankwaso, has disclosed that there was nothing noteworthy in the entire process of the constitution review, stating that "It is a hidden agenda in ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Don't Restrict Constitution Review to State Creation'

    Daily Trust, 9 November 2012

    Nigerians have been advised not to restrict the ongoing constitutional amendment processes to only a few issues like state and local government creation, immunity clause removal ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Place for Referendum in Constitution - Tambuwal

    Daily Trust, 9 November 2012

    Speaker of the House of Representatives Aminu Waziri Tambuwal has said that the 1999 Constitution never recognised referendum in the process of constitutional review. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Constitution Review - NLC Calls for Social Security

    Daily Trust, 9 November 2012

    Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) made a case for the inclusion of comprehensive social security packages and reforms of electoral processes as the National Assembly reviews the 1999 ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Constitution Review - Kwankwanso Accuses Ekweremadu, Ihedioha of Igbo Agenda

    Vanguard, 9 November 2012

    Governor Rabiu Kwankwanso of Kano State yesterday, pressed on with his criticism of the ongoing constitution review, accusing the Deputy President of the Senate, Senator Ike ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  'Only Citizens Can Produce Genuine Constitution'

    Vanguard, 9 November 2012

    Senior members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA are backing the call by the body for a referendum prior to the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. read more »

  • Nigeria:  Constitution Review is Not Our Priority, Says Kwankwaso

    This Day, 8 November 2012

    Kano state Governor, Engineer Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, has disclosed that there was nothing noteworthy in the entire process of the constitutionl review, stating that "It is a hidden ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Tambuwal Says Referendum Is Unconstitutional

    Leadership, 8 November 2012

    The Speaker, House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal, says the call for referendum by some groups in the review of the 1999 constitution is unconstitutional. read more »

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