Nigerian Assembly Says It Will Not Create New States

As the National Assembly embarks on the new phase of amending the Constitution, the Senate has said that its hands are tied on the creation of new states.
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Political battles in Nigeria

  • Nigeria:  Plateau Govt., Senators Disagree Over State Creation, State Police

    Leadership, 13 November 2012

    The Plateau Government and representatives of the three Senatorial districts on Tuesday disagreed over creation of state and states police in the public session on constitution ... read more »

  • Nigeria:  Ike Ekweremadu - State Creation, a Tough Task

    This Day, 14 November 2012

    Chairman, Senate Committee on Constitution Review, Senator Ike Ekweremadu, Tuesday cautioned agitators of state creation against undue optimism over their requests. read more »

  • Nigeria:  No Guarantee for State Creation - Ekweremadu

    Leadership, 14 November 2012

    Hope that new states would be created seems to have dimmed: the National Assembly yesterday declared it could not guarantee the creation of new states. read more »

  • Nigeria:  National Assembly Can't Create New States - Ekweremadu

    Vanguard, 14 November 2012

    Hopes for the creation of new states at the end of the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly were dashed yesterday. read more »