The Judiciary at various levels has been urged to be consistent and coherent in the dispensation of judgment which is the basis of the reforms needed in this arm of government. Drawing inferences from the jugements in the court cases as seen in the Abia state governorship tussle between Ikpeazu Vs Ogah via a via that of Cross River state between Ben Ayade and Joe Agi, Civil Society For Judicial Reforms stressed that the ongoing reforms in the judiciary cannot be complete when different judgments and orders are given on similar cases. This was in a presentation at a press conference by the Coalition's coordinator, Ameh Ejeh, represented by Onuahah Oliver in Abuja, yesterday, just as they urged the apex court to restor, strengthen and enthrone this factor in the dispensation of judgments. Oliver said: "the reforms going on in our judiciary cannot be complete and commending when different judgments and orders...
By Kauthar Anumba-Khaleel,Abuja The Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives and Chairman, ad hoc committee on the review of the 1999 constitution, Yusuf Lasun has stated that the National Assembly will ensure that Local Governments in the country get financial autonomy in the ongoing constitution review. Lasun, who said this at a retreat of the special ad hoc committee yesterday, said regardless of the "dicey" nature of granting the local governments autonomy, they are essential to democracy as well as the development in any country, hence the need for their financial independence. He said: "it's very dicey because it will involve you to amend so many sections of the constitution. But what I will assure you is we're going to push for financial autonomy. "We are concerned because if you go all over the country today, local governments are no longer in existence, and that is not good for democracy, it's not...