Thursday, May 26, 2022

Parliamentary

Senate gets new Clerk as El-Ladan retires

But on Wednesday he stepped aside while Ms Ilobah, formally assumed duty as the acting Clerk.

Buhari submits supplementary budget to NASS

The supplementary budget includes N2.557trn meant for subsidy on petroleum products from June to December 2022.

Senate gets new deputy minority leader

At plenary on Tuesday, Senate President Ahmad Lawan read a letter from the national secretariat of the opposition party naming Shaibu Lau as replacement.

Despite criticism, Senate confirms APC card-carrying member, replacing Lauretta Onochie, as INEC commissioner

Condemning the confirmation of the APC member, Deji Adeyanju, leader of Concerned Nigerians, described it as a threat to the nation's electoral system.

Bill compelling monthly collection of rent in Abuja scales second reading at Senate

Sponsored by Senator Smart Adeyemi, the legislation would make it easy for low income earners living in the nation’s capital to pay rent.

NASS transmits reworked electoral bill to Buhari for assent

Reworking the bill when it reconvened this year after the yuletide recess, the both amended the controversial section to include other modes of primary.

Senate, Reps harmonize electoral bill, agree on concensus mode of primary

The House of Representatives added only indirect primary clause leaving out concensus mode which generated another controversy.

Fresh controversy hits electoral bill over consensus option introduced by Senate

Consensus is one the three options introduced in the re-amended Electoral Act Amendment Bill which the Senate passed on January 19.

Reps add indirect primary clause in electoral act, pass bill again

Mr Buhari had rejected the legislation, saying in a democratic setting, parties should be allowed to choose their preferred mode of primary.
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