Insecurity, Electoral Act top agenda, as Senate resumes after 62 days recess 

…Constitution amendment, 2022 Budget, others on front-burner After its 62- day annual recess, the 9th Senate will resume today to face a myriad of challenges facing the nation, especially insecurity, which has witnessed cases of armed banditry, kidnapping and massive killing of persons across the country. Other issues include the Constitution and Electoral Act amendment Bills, National Water Resources Bill and the 2022 budget. In line with the Senate Legislative Calendar, the Senator Ahmad Lawan – led House adjourned on July 15, for its annual holiday. While the lawmakers were…

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PDP governors meet today in Bauchi on state of the nation, unemployment, Electoral Act, others

Governors elected on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) will today, Monday, meet in Bauchi, to examine and deliberate on the current state of the nation and their respective States. Other issues the governors will deliberate on include unemployment, the generally parlous state of the Nigerian economy, the health of Nigeria’s democracy, including the Electoral Act Amendment and Constitution Alteration Bills pending before the National Assembly. The governors, under the aegis of PDP Governors Forum, in a statement by its Director-General, Hon. CID Maduabum, said that the meeting…

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Electoral Act Bill: PDP heads to court, insists on electronic transmission of results

…Says APC has murdered democracy…”We have capacity for electronic transmission in remote areas” – INEC The Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP), has vowed not allow the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) led National Assembly to “murder democracy” in Nigeria, vowing to head to court to challenge the decision of the senate to stop the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from transmitting election results directly from polling units. Lawmakers in both chambers of the National Assembly had been at loggerheads over electronic transmission of results earlier in the week. The House was…

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Electoral Act: “Why we walked out” – PDP lawmakers

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the House of Representatives has condemned Deputy Speaker of the House, Idris Wase, for the process of the passage of the Electoral Act. The PDP caucus reportedly staged a walkout in protest against the process of passage of the Bill. Wase, who is the chairman of the Committee of the Whole, had promised the opposition lawmakers that he will reconsider clause 52 of the Bill. It would be recalled that section 52 stalled the process on Thursday as the members disagreed on the electronic…

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Electoral Act amendment: INEC set to send proposals for E-voting to N’Assembly

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has said it was working assiduously to fulfil its earlier promise to Nigerians that all elections from next year would be conducted and transmitted electronically. The commission said it is set to send proposals to that effect to the National Assembly. In an interview with Newsmen on Tuesday, Festus Okoye, INEC’s national commissioner for information and voters education, said the full compendium of the Commission’s proposals on the constitutional amendment would be presented to the National Assembly in the next few days. Recall that…

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