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FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by HolyHero: 8:06am On Apr 23, 2015
ABUJA—Poised for a last fight, the Federal Government, yesterday, dragged the National Assembly to the Supreme Court, seeking for an order nullifying all the proposed amendments to the 1999 constitution.


In an originating summons it filed through a former Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Chief Bayo Ojo, SAN, FG, prayed the apex court to declare as unconstitutional, the amendments as proposed by the lawmakers.
Specifically, FG urged the apex court to set aside sections 3, 4, 12, 14, 21, 23, 36, 39, 40, 43 and 44 of the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015, purportedly passed by the Defendant.

It contended that the said Fourth Alteration Act 2015, was not passed with the mandatory requirement of four-fifths majority of members of the Defendant (National Assembly), and the mandatory due processes provided for under the relevant sections of the extant Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999, as amended.

Besides, it posed two questions for the apex court to determine, including, “Whether the proposed amendment to the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 (hereinafter referred to as the Constitution) by the Defendant through sections 3, 4, 12, 14, 21, 23, 36, 39, 40, 43 and 44 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, ((Fourth Alteration) Act 2015 (hereinafter referred to as The Fourth Alteration Act 2015) which purportedly altered sections 8, 9, 34, 35, 39, 42, 45, 58, 84, 150, 174 and 211 of the Constitution without compliance with the requirements of section 9(3) of the Constitution is not unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null and void?

As well as, “Whether in the absence of compliance by the Defendant with the mandatory requirement of section 9(3) of the Constitution in the passage of the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015, the Defendant can competently exercise its powers under section 58(5) of the Constitution to enable the purported Act to become Law?“

More over, FG prayed the apex court to declare that the proposed amendments to the Constitution, through sections 3, 4, 12, 14, 21, 23, 36, 39, 40, 43 and 44 of the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015, which purportedly altered sections 8, 9, 34, 35, 39, 42, 45, 58, 84, 150, 174 and 211 of the Constitution and passed by the Defendant without complying with the mandatory requirement of section 9(3) and (4) of the said Constitution stipulating passage by at least four-fifths majority of all members of each House specified in sections 48 and 49 of the Constitution, is unconstitutional, invalid, illegal, null and void and of no effect whatsoever.

It further wants the court to declare that in the absence of compliance by the Defendant with the mandatory requirements of section 9(3) of the Fourth Alteration Act, 2015 which purportedly altered sections 8, 9, 34, 35, 39, 42, 45, 58, 84, 150, 174 and 211 of the Constitution, it is unconstitutional for the Defendant to exercise its powers under section 58(5) of the Constitution to enable the purported Act to become Law.
Meantime, the suit was supported by an affidavit that was deposed to by one of the lawyers in Ojo’s chambers, Mr. Theophilus Okwute, who maintained the AGF, Mohammed Bello Adoke, SAN, told him that the purported Fourth Alteration Act 2015 was not passed with the mandatory requirement of four-fifths majority of members of the Defendant and the mandatory due processes provided for under the relevant sections of the extant Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

He averred that the Defendant is making moves, with the tacit consent of all the State Houses of Assembly, to employ certain provisions of the Constitution so as to ensure that the purported Fourth Alteration Act, 2015 is passed into law by all means.

He said: “That the said purported Fourth Alteration Act 2015 contains many proposed amendments inconsistent with the spirit of federalism, separation of powers and checks and balances, all of which constitute the hallmark of the Constitution and democracy.



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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Ozigbondu(m): 8:09am On Apr 23, 2015
Greedy lawmakers looking for life time pension nice one from FG

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by HzRF(m): 8:10am On Apr 23, 2015
Mske I save 4 future aregbe is already showing us why daz. Is important...
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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Jetjacky(m): 8:11am On Apr 23, 2015
Why don't they just tell us what's in alteration huh

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Elslim: 8:15am On Apr 23, 2015
Land for sale

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by modath(f): 8:17am On Apr 23, 2015
So Jonathan expects the court to adjudicate in this case when we know quite well he has zero regard for the judical process. Case in point.

--Justice Ayo Salami's case
--Deployment of troops for elections

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Sweetguy25: 8:18am On Apr 23, 2015
When was the last time this happened in Nigeria?

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 8:21am On Apr 23, 2015
Something tells me that Tinubu is remotely controlling GEJ these days.... Cos there are so many things he is doing to please GMB dese days. Too much for soft landing

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by TRADELYN: 8:23am On Apr 23, 2015
Lemme first seek Oga Femi Falana's view about this before I 'commentate.' tongue

#NaResearchWeKnow!

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Okikiade(m): 8:29am On Apr 23, 2015
Separation of Power! Against pseudo-democraticism! We're moving in the right direction by checking the power of the arms of government!

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by imbless: 8:33am On Apr 23, 2015
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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Rilwayne001: 8:37am On Apr 23, 2015
Mumu FG.

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 8:52am On Apr 23, 2015
Great move by clueless PDP party led by Jonathan and Muazu

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by zicoraads: 8:53am On Apr 23, 2015
This is serious. I don't get it, what went wrong?
It beats me that the FG was already aware of all the processes or the amendments that were being made to the 1999 constitution, why didn't they lobby to keep certain aspects they were not comfortable with out?

Why spend so much on this exercise only to want to throw everything away?

There is more to this than meets the eye.

I would really like to know what is contained in the sections that is getting the GEJ led FG mad.


Lalasticlala...do your thang grin

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Bonapart(m): 10:14am On Apr 23, 2015
Let me just look interest
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 10:15am On Apr 23, 2015
Ife mebe! tongue

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by hensben(m): 10:15am On Apr 23, 2015
Never again
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 10:15am On Apr 23, 2015
FG and Judiciary?

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 10:15am On Apr 23, 2015
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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by koxi: 10:15am On Apr 23, 2015
Liars!!!
Na dem dem. Paddy paddy business. Make una no deceive us
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 10:16am On Apr 23, 2015
Why do we need to nullify amendments when we still have some more amendments to do?

How do out people think?
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Nobody: 10:16am On Apr 23, 2015
The meaning of "Drag" that comes to my mind is A man taking his goat to the market. #justsayingthough

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Damikevin(m): 10:17am On Apr 23, 2015
Father drags sons to court. What could dey have done. Reminds me of Uncle Snoop Dogg D' banj's nephew.

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by sharks776(m): 10:17am On Apr 23, 2015
The Members of the National Assembly are TOO GREEDY!

Imagine them Proposing a law to give them Full immunity and life time pension after just 4 years of work ( 6 months in the case of Patricia Ete) when thousands of aged people are roaming the street crying for their unpaid pensions after given their life time (better years) to the service of this country.

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Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by pretydiva(f): 10:19am On Apr 23, 2015
Issokay
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by OXCUBA: 10:19am On Apr 23, 2015
LAST MINUTE .. OF EXTRA TIME PLAY .......
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by Ariyke: 10:20am On Apr 23, 2015
Summary pls undecided
Re: FG Drags NASS To Supreme Court by eCollynzo: 10:21am On Apr 23, 2015
Jonathan fighting to please Buhari or what?
I don't see how that amendment affects him.

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