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#ConstitutionReview: Senate reviewed and considered 33 Bills from Committee Report

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017, 7:11 PM/Senate 

The senate reviewed 33 bills, implying a gradual approach by the senate to review the constitution. Wednesday action was also in response to concerns from certain quarters that the constitution needed to be amended so as to address more efficiently the present social and political realities. Thereby the senate committee reviews vary from the gender distribution in governance to devolution of power. 
 

List of 33 Bills Reviewed

Bill 1: Members of the Council of States. 

Yes - 93

No - 1

Abstain - 1

 

Bill 2: Authorization of expenditure.

Yes: 93

No: 1

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 3: Devolution of Power

Yes: 90

No: 5

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 4: Financial Autonomy of State Legislature. 

Yes: 90

No: 5

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 5: Distributable account for Local Governments to have their own special account 

Yes: 84

No: 8

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 6: Democratic Existence funding and tenure of LG council 

Yes: 88

No: 7

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 7: State creation and boundary adjustment 

Yes: 47

No: 48

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 8: Immunity for legislators for Acts in Course of Duty

Yes: 93

No: 1

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 9: Political Parties and Electoral Matters : Time to conduct Bye Elections and Power to deregister parties 

Yes: 90

No: 0

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 10:  Presidential Assent

Yes: 95

No: 1

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 11: Time frame for submission of names of ministerial nominees 

Yes: 75

No: 19

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 11b: Submission of Ministererial Nominees with their Portfolios

Yes: 78

No: 16

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 11c: 35% affirmative action for women as ministers

Yes: 49

No: 43

Abstain: 2

 

Bill 11d:  Submission of Commissioners Nominees with their Portfolios 

Yes: 84

No: 7

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 11e : Submission of names of office of commissioners shall be attached with portfolio

Yes: 87

No: 8

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 11f: 35% Affirmative action for women as States Commissioners  

Yes: 61

No: 35

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 12: Appointment of Minister from the FCT

Yes: 77

No: 12

Abstain: 3

 

Bill 13: Change of names of some LG councils: Ebonyi, Oyo, Ogun, Pleateau and Rivers.

Yes: 84

No: 2

Abstain: 2

 

Bill 14: Independent Candidacy 

Yes: 82

No: 5

Abstain: 3

 

Bill 15: The Nigeria Police Force to become Nigerian Police

Yes: 87

No: 2

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 16: Restriction of the tenure of President and Governor 

Yes: 88

No: 0

Abstain: 1

 

Bill17: Establishment of Accountant General of the Federal Government different from Accountant General of the Federation

Yes: 89

No: 0

Abstain:0

 

Bill 18: Separation of Office of the Attorney General from the Minister/Commissioner of Justice

Yes: 95

No: 1

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 19: Separation of Office of the Attorney General from the Minister/Commissioner of Justice

Yes: 95

No: 1

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 20: Submissions from the Judiciary 

Yes: 95

No: 2

Abstain: 1

 

 Bill 21: Determination of pre-election matters.  

Yes: 97

No: 0

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 22: Consequential Amendment on Civil Defence

Yes: 97

No: 0

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 23: Citizenship and indigenship 

Yes: 49

No: 46

Abstain: 0 

 

Bill 24: Procedure for Overriding Presidential Veto in Constitutional Alteration

Yes: 92

No: 4

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 25: Removal of law making power from Executive Arm.

Yes: 89

No: 3

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 26: Investment and Securities Tribunal

Yes: 76

No: 14

Abstain: 5

 

Bill 27: Reduction of Age for Election

Yes: 86

No: 10

Abstain: 1

 

Bill 28: Authorization of expenditure time frame for laying Appropriation bill, Passage etc 

Yes: 94

No: 0

Abstain:0

 

Bill 29: Deletion of the National Youth Service Corps decree from CFRN

Yes: 88

No: 3

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 30: Deletion of Public Complain Act from CFRN.

Yes: 90

No: 1

Abstain: 2

 

Bill 31: Deletion of National Security Agencies from the CFRN

Yes: 92

No: 2

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 32: Deletion of land Use Act from CFRN

Yes: 46

No: 44

Abstain: 0

 

Bill 33: Deletion of State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from CFRN

Yes: 73

No: 19

Abstain: 2 

 

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