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Re: What The Constitution Says About Summons By The National Assembly by wirinet(m): 1:28pm On May 11, 2018
You seem to have lost track of the constitution you were quoting. Too bad. First of all police affairs, safety, security and well being of citizens are areas where the senate has powers to make laws. So anybody can be summoned in these areas .

The purposes of a summon are for making laws, addressing corruption, inefficiencies wastes, for oversight and funding.
It appears you and Falana have become rusty.

See the full list as you posted but you did not grasp what you posted.

......(1) Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, each House of the National Assembly shall have power by resolution published in its journal or in the Official Gazette of the Government of the Federation to direct or cause to be directed investigation into ¬
(a) any matter or thing with respect to which it has power to make laws, and
(b) the conduct of affairs of any person, authority, ministry or government department charged, or intended to be charged, with the duty of or responsibility for –
(i) executing or administering laws enacted by National Assembly , and
(ii) disbursing or administering moneys appropriated or to be appropriated by the National Assembly.


I hope the IG takes this matter all the way to the supreme Court, so we can know the extent of the powers of the National Assembly.

The national assembly is a law making body, they have unlimited powers as regard making and overseeing laws. The power to execute laws lies solely with the executive and the power to interpret these laws lies with the judiciary.
Now if I slap a senator, the Senate lacks the powers to summon me to explain why I slapped the senator. It is left for the senators himself to take me to the judiciary to explain why I slapped the senator.
Re: What The Constitution Says About Summons By The National Assembly by Obdk: 10:03pm On May 11, 2018

Words must be defined.

What is te definition of "Investigation"

What exactlly does section 88 say

There is a tendency especially to misuse this summons powers if its limits are not clear. There s no power without limit.
Recently we have had complaints from company CEOs and others about gratuitous summons. Almost using the power of summons like a toy

Let us assume they have the power to summon the IG . Does ths power have a limit.?

Can they summon him every month, every week , every 2 days. At what point do we say this is gettting silly.

To the best of my knowledge there is no "investigation" going on. Whilst I think the IG should respect the summons. The Senators themselves do more to rubbish the institution than anyone else. It seems clear to all Nigerians that this is about Dino Melaye and that makes it difficult to take them seriously. Often their motiation is egotistic rather than in the National interest.. We need more serious and focussed individuals in the National Assembly

focus ur rant on d IG

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