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Senate, Reps Vow To Appeal Court Order Removing Section 84 (12) From Electoral Act

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have resolved to appeal judgement which directed the Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) to delete Section 84 (12) of the newly signed Electoral Act. This followed a deliberation on the court order during Wednesday’s plenary in both chambers of the National Assembly in Abuja. Channels TV […]

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Senate passes bill to establish Federal College of Education in Edo

By Paul Ajayi The Senate has set in motion the needed legislative framework for the establishment of the Federal College of Education, Ekiadolor, Edo. This followed the passage of the bill which considered a report by the Committee on Tertiary Institutions and TetFund during plenary on Tuesday in Abuja. The Chairman of the Committee, Sen. […]

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Senate rejects Buhari’s request to delete clause ‘disenfranchising’ appointees in electoral act

The  9th Senate led by Senator Ahmad Lawan on Wednesday rejected the request of President Muhammadu Buhari calling for a clause in the newly-signed electoral act to be deleted. The lawmakers rejected the request of the president through a voice vote when it was tabled to be read a second time. Recall that President Buhari after signing the […]

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At Last, Iloba Takes Over As Acting Clerk of Senate

By Babajide Okeowo The Deputy Clerk of the Senate Isabella Ugochi Iloba has formally assumed duty as the Acting Clerk of the Red Chamber. Iloba took over from the former Clerk Mr. Ibrahim El-Ladan following his retirement on age grounds. El-Ladan was retired by the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) on February 9, 2022. However, […]

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Financial Impropriety Allegations Against BPE Spurious, Says Senate Public Accounts Committee

By Babajide Okeowo The Senate Committee on Public Accounts has cleared the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) of allegations of financial impropriety brought against it by the Office of the Auditor General of the Federation (OAuGF). This is contained in a statement issued by Mr Ibeh Chidi, Head, Public Communications, BPE on Friday in Abuja. […]

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Senate Pass Harmonized Electoral Act As House Agree on Direct, Indirect Consensus Primaries

By Babajide Okeowo The Senate on Tuesday passed the harmonized version of Clause 84 of the 2010 Electoral Act (amendments) Bill 2022 which gave room for political parties to adopt three modes of conducting their primaries. Recall that the Bill was not assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari late last year because of the provision […]

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Amendment Of Electoral Act Bill Provision Tops Agenda As Senate Move Into Closed-Door Session

By Babajide Okeowo As the House of Representative reveals the intention to amend a provision of the Electoral Act Bill tomorrow, the Senate on Tuesday resumed plenary after its Christmas and New Year break and dissolved into a closed-door session. The Upper Chamber immediately dissolved into an executive session as soon as the Senate President […]

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