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Women under various groups on Thursday continued their protest at the National Assembly gate. For the fifth day, the women gathered early morning at the National Assembly demanding that lawmakers rescind their decision over rejection of five gender bills in the process of amendment of 1999 constitution. The protest by the women drawn from various […]

Members of the House of Representatives have rescinded their decision on three bills earlier rejected in the process of the 1999 constitution ammendment. The bills are on indigenship, citizenship, and 35 % affirmative action for women. The bills will be recommended for consideration and will be part of the second batch of constitution amendment to […]

The National Assembly has transmitted the re-amended Electoral Act Amendment Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent. President Buhari’s Senior Special Assistant on NASS Matters (Senate), Senator Babajide Omoworare, disclosed this in a statement on Monday. He explained that the transmission of the bill was in line with the provisions of Section 58 (3) of […]

The Senate has passed the National Health Emergency Bill which seeks to provide a national framework for the control of outbreaks of infectious diseases in Nigeria. The bill was passed on Thursday after the Senate received the report of the Committee on Primary Healthcare and Communicable Diseases. The bill titled, “A Bill for an Act […]

The Nigeria Governors’ Forum (NGF) has commended the Senate for re-amending the Electoral Act Amendment Bill giving room for direct, indirect, and consensus options for nominating candidates for the various political parties in the country. The governors said this during their meeting held on Wednesday night in Abuja. They commended the Senate for amending clause […]

President Muhammadu Buhari had, in December, rejected the bill, making his reservations on Clause 87, which deals with the mode of primary election.   The Senate has amended and passed the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The lawmakers rescinded their decision on a clause in the bill. Clause 87, deals with the mode of primary election […]

The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a 2022 budget of N17.126 trillion against the N16.391 trillion sum presented by the president. The Senate is also expected to pass the appropriation bill on Tuesday. While the major capital, recurrent, debt service, statutory transfers remain untouched, the Houe made provision for an increase by N400 billion […]

President Muhammadu has declined assent to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill over the direct primaries clause.  In a letter sent to the National Assembly, President Buhari cited several issues with the clause. During plenary session on Tuesday, the upper and lower chambers read the content of the President’s letter. Senate President Ahmad Lawan, who read […]

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and civil society organisations on Monday called on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The National Assembly has passed the bill and transmitted the document to President Buhari on November 19 for assent. While the Executive Director, Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, Clement Nwankwo, asked […]

Amid increased calls that election results should be transmitted electronically, the Senate on Tuesday bowed to pressure and gave the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) the sole power to determine the mode of transmission of results. This followed the reversal of the Senate’s earlier decision that INEC may consider the electronic transmission of results “provided national [network] […]

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