Was The Nigerian National Assembly’s Unilateral Insertion of New Projects Into the 2018 Appropriation Bill Constitutional?

“The President shall cause to be prepared and laid before each House of the National Assembly at any time in each financial year estimates of the revenues and expenditure of the Federation for the next following financial year.” – Nigerian 1999 Constitution  (81-1). I do not claim to understand the law and provisions of the […]

Constitutional and Political Development in Nigeria (Part III): The Period (1925-1943)

Most analysis of Nigeria’s constitutional and political development leave out the period (1925 – 1943). It is considered that the period lacks significant political and developmental achievements or activities. However, I find these years of some significance as a study of the little events that happened within the period provides a context for the Aba […]

Constitutional and Political Development in Nigeria (Part II): Sir Hugh Clifford Constitution (1922-1925)

The Clifford Constitution was named after the then governor of Nigeria; the constitution had the following features; The Legislative Council   The constitution provided for a legislative council in place of the Nigerian Council of Lord Lugard. The council had 46 members; made up of 27 official members and 19 unofficial members, the unofficial consist […]

January 15, 1966: 50 years after

   Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa BY fixing the date of handover of instruments of surrender from the humbled Republic of Biafra to Nigeria after a 30-month civil war that took thousands of lives on both sides on January 15, 1970, perhaps the stakeholders wanted to make a statement that whatever damage was done to the […]