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Electoral Act Amendment: NASS Re-Amends Bill, Allows Direct And Indirect Primaries

The National Assembly has re-amended the Electoral Act Amendment Bill on Wednesday and approved both direct and indirect primaries. Both chambers made the re-amendment in separate plenary sessions. In the Senate, the lawmakers also added the consensus clause for the nomination of candidates by political parties for elective positions. In a statement, the upper chamber […]

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Oil ownership: Niger Delta monarchs, CSOs sue NASS, demand N1tn damages

The planned amendment of the 1999 constitution may hit the rocks with Niger Delta ethnic minorities, monarchs, and civil society organisations in the region asking a Federal High Court in Abuja to stop exercise in the National Assembly. Ijaw national leader and first Republic Federal Commissioner of Information, Edwin Clark, and ex-President Olusegun Obasanjo had […]

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Electoral bill: CSOs give NASS 30days to override Buhari

A coalition of civil society organisations has called on the National Assembly to either override the decision of the President,  Muhammadu Buhari or remove the contentious clause (s) from the 2021 Electoral Amendment Bill and transmit it back to the President for assent within the next 30 days. The civil society organisations advice became necessary […]

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Electoral Act Amendment: Buhari returns bill to NASS, faults direct primaries, cites insecurity

President Muhammadu Buhari  has asked the National Assembly to remove the clause that has to do with direct primaries from the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. It was gathered on Monday that the President, who stated this in his letter to the Senate, asked the National Assembly to remove the controversial clause on direct primaries from […]

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NASS transmits Electoral Bill 2021 to Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has received the Electoral Bill 2021, which was recently passed by the National Assembly. According to a brief statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters, Senator Babajide Omoworare, the bill was transmitted to Buhari on Friday. He said the transmission was done in compliance to Section […]

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