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ECOWAS court fines federal government, Imo N100 million over property demolition

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Members of the House of Representatives warned on Thursday that security challenges in the country would continue to worsen, leading to anarchy if more protests by policemen occurs across the Federation.

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Ways to Nigeria’s present criminal revolution

The military involvements in politics for twenty-nine years out of Nigeria’s fifty-seven years of independence has drawn back and miniaturized the sense of democracy and good governance among Nigerian political leaders so much that political discussions are no longer issue-based or interesting.

1999 constitution as ‘enemy of progress’

With the campaign for #BringBack1963Constitution gaining momentum, how many Nigerians have bothered to read the document? Never mind.

This thing called ‘1999 Constitution’

It is such a bad document that it is only fit for the refuse dump. I am further told that all the problems and troubles with Nigeria can be traced to this vile document which has destroyed the hopes and aspirations of millions of Nigerians.

Constitution amendment: Northern states lawmakers endorse local govt autonomy

The visiting unionists sought the support of the House for autonomy of the local government councils in the ongoing review of the 1999 Constitution by the National Assembly.

Support devolution of power to states, fiscal federalism – Ambode tells lawyers

Lagos State governor, Mr Akinwunmi Ambode, has charged lawyers in the country to raise their voices in support of the demand for devolution of power to states and fiscal federalism, particularly the review of the current revenue sharing formula.

NULGE enlists Ogun Assembly’s support for local govt autonomy

Chairman of NULGE in the state, Comrade Olatunji Ayuba, stated this on Monday, while presenting the position of NULGE in the ongoing amendment process to the State House of Assembly at the Assembly Complex, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Military’s unitary constitution created problems for Nigeria – Yoruba leaders

A group of Yoruba elders on Sunday blamed the socio-economic woes of the country on the 1966 military intervention, particularly the introduction of the unitary constitution in place of the 1963 Constitution.

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