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President Buhari Nominates Ojukwu As Human Rights Commission ES, Requests Senate Confirmation

President Buhari Nominates Ojukwu As Human Rights Commission ES, Requests Senate Confirmation

METRO, NEWS
  President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated Anthony Ojukwu as the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC). In a report available to BigPen Online, President Buhari had in a letter to the senate which was read by Senate President, Bukola Saraki nominated Ojukwu and requested the senate to confirm the nominee according to the act of the commission. “In accordance with provisions of section 8 of the National Human Rights Commission amendment act 2010, I have the pleasure to present Mr. Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu as the executive secretary of the National Human Rights Commission by the senate. Please find attached copies of his curriculum vitae". Mr. Anthony Ojukwu once confirmed by the senate will take over from Mrs. Oti Ovrawah who has been the Ag
Senate Votes Against Restructuring, Approves Local Government Autonomy

Senate Votes Against Restructuring, Approves Local Government Autonomy

NEWS
The Nigerian Senate on Wednesday voted against devolution of powers to the States of the federation in a series of constitutional amendment going on in the senate. This moves have nailed finally the widespread calls for political restructuring of the country. The lawmakers however voted ‎in favour of financial autonomy for State Houses of Assembly and operation of separate account for local government councils. In a move deemed antithetical to popular opinion, 48 senators voted against devolution of powers as against 46 who voted in favour. This development effectively killed hopes of restructuring Nigeria’s skewed federal set-up which puts the state at a disadvantage against the government at the centre. The 3rd constitutional amendment bill had sought to alter the Seco
Senators Protect Selves With Immunity, Extends Veto Powers, Forbids 2nd Term For Acting President, Deputy Governor

Senators Protect Selves With Immunity, Extends Veto Powers, Forbids 2nd Term For Acting President, Deputy Governor

NEWS
In a landmark amendment of the 1999 Constitution, the Senate has approved immunity for members of the National Assembly. The Senate also extended veto powers of the legislature with regards to presidential assent to bills. These were among the 28 amendments made to the 1999 Constitution as was passed on Wednesday. The Senate, also among other amendments, foreclosed a second term ambition for a vice president or deputy governor who succeeds his boss in the event that the latter dies in office. If the amendments eventually sail through, members of the legislature will enjoy immunity in respect of words spoken or written at plenary sessions or at committee proceedings for which they cannot be held liable. A part of this amendment bill which was overwhelmingly supported by s
Senate Takes Away Power To Conduct LG Elections From States, Vest It On INEC

Senate Takes Away Power To Conduct LG Elections From States, Vest It On INEC

NEWS
The Senate has taken away the power of the State Independent Electoral Commissions to conduct local governments’ elections. That power has now been given to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The resolution of the Senate came after a prayer by Senator Dino Melaye during the on-going consideration of the amendment of the 1999 Constitution. Melaye argued that for the country to have free and fair local government elections, the INEC must oversee the process and not SIECs. The federal lawmakers also gave 30 days ultimatum to the President and Governors to appoint Ministers and Commissioners after inauguration into ‎office. The Senate adhoc Committee in its amendment of the Constitution has also eliminated the joint account between states and local Governm
Breaking: Finally NOUN Students Can Be Admitted To Law School, NYSC

Breaking: Finally NOUN Students Can Be Admitted To Law School, NYSC

NEWS
The Senate on Thursday concluded amendment of the National Open University of Nigeria Act. The amendment will ‎enable students of the university to go for the compulsory one year National Youth Service Corps observed by graduates of the country’s universities and polytechnics. The Senate resolution was as a result of clause by clause‎ consideration of the amendment of the NOUN Act by the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund, chaired by Senator Jubril Barau. Also, through the amendment, Law Students from the NOUN can now be admitted into the Nigerian Law School. There had been agitations among the students for their inclusion in the NYSC and the one year Nigerian Law School program, the Eagle Online had reported.  The National Council on Legal Education h
BREAKING! Senate In Showdown With Presidency, Threatens To Impeach Osinbajo Over Mugu

BREAKING! Senate In Showdown With Presidency, Threatens To Impeach Osinbajo Over Mugu

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The Nigerian Senate and the Presidency are currently locking horns over whether the Senate has constitutional powers to confirm nominees from the presidency. This followed a statement credited to Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, that Senate has no right to confirm Mr. Ibrahim Magu, the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. Deliberating on the issue on the floor of the Senate on Tuesday, the law making body placed e‎mbargo on the confirmation of nominees from the Presidency. It said the embargo will remain in place until the Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, is removed from office. The Senate had rejected the Acting Chairman of the anti-graft agency over indicting security reports from Department o