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The Ninth National Assembly and Electoral Act 2022

By Ola Awoniyi The happy ending of Electoral Act No.6  2010 (amendment) Bill 2022, which was signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on February 22 after much apprehensions, reminds one of the Petroleum Industry Bill, aka PIB.  For almost

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Senate Makes Further Amendments To Electoral Bill

In a brief deliberation on Tuesday, the Nigerian Senate made yet another amendment to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. The lawmakers amended the controversial Clause 84 of the bill. The clause deals with the mode of primary election to be used by

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Electoral Bill: Don Urges Transparency In Implementation

A Professor of International Law and Global Politics, Jehu Nnaji, says political parties in Nigeria need to be transparent to get the best out of the Electoral Bill currently undergoing amendments. Nnaji gave the advice on Friday in Enugu in

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Electoral Bill: NASS, Remove Provisions On Direct Primaries – CDD Urges

The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has urged the National Assembly to immediately remove the controversial provisions on direct primaries as raised by President Mohammad Buhari. This is contained in a statement by CDD’s Director, Idayat Hassan, in Abuja saying

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Electoral Bill: CDD Urges For President Buhari’s Assent

Centre for Democracy and Development ,CDD,  on Monday said proposals in the Electoral Bill 2021 would improve Nigeria’s elections and the political party’s candidate selection process. CDD Director, Idayat Hassan, in a statement in Abuja called on President Muhammadu Buhari

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Lawmaker Alleges 20 Illegal Insertions In Electoral Bill By Senate

The House of Representatives member from Benue State, Hon. Mark Terseer Gbillah, yesterday alleged that the Senate made 20 illegal insertions in the 2021 Electoral Act under consideration in the National Assembly.  He alleged that the insertions were part of

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BREAKING: Why I Refused To Sign Electoral Bill —Buhari Writes Senate

President Muhammadu Buhari has written the Senate, explaining why he refused to assent to the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 recently passed by the National Assembly. President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, read the President’s letter at the Tuesday Plenary. President Buhari’s

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Buhari Writes NASS On 2018 Electoral (Amendment) Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has communicated to the Senate and House of Representatives his decision on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in accordance to the powers vested in him by the 1999 Constitution. The Senior Special Assistant to the President on

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Senate Suspends Electoral Bill Consideration

The Senate on Thursday suspended consideration of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 for third reading and passage, until Tuesday. The bill, which was captured on the Order Paper, was stood down at plenary for more legislative work. Announcing the

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