President Buhari on Friday,
8th June, 2018, signed into law the  Constitutional Alteration Bills and with this
comes great news for the Nigerian justice administration system and Nigerian

The constitutional amendments
signed by President Buhari include;

1.     Constitution
Alteration Bill, number 16, which disallows any vice-president or deputy
governor who succeeds his boss on account of death or resignation from seeking
2nd term in office.

2.     The
2nd constitutional amendment coming into force is Constitution
Alteration Bill, number 21, which relates to the determination of pre-election
matters. The amendment authorises the conclusion of disputes arising from the
nomination of candidates for elections before the general election and reduces
the date and time of determining pre-election matters to ensure that
pre-election matters in court do not get into the time of the elections and do
not pend thereafter.

3.     The
3rd amendment is the Fourth Alteration Bill which grants autonomy to
Houses of Assembly and the judiciary in the 36 states of the federation.
Meaning state houses of assembly and state judiciaries will have their
budgetary allocations automatically transferred to their accounts by the
Federal Ministry of Finance, rather than being subject to the budgets of the
State Executives.

4.     Alteration
Bill Number 9 was also signed into law by Buhari, the new amendment increases
the number of days that the electoral commission has to conduct election
run-off from seven to 21 days.

This is great news as the Nigerian
constitution can only get better.