Tag archive for ‘Senate’
By Bar and Bench On Monday, August 14th, 2017

Political participation: Is age limiting the Nigerian youth, asks Onabanjo Odurombi

Some weeks ago, the Nigerian Senate approved some amendments to the 1999 constitution. A part of these amendments was the reduction in the age-limits on some political posts. The minimum age-limit to contest for More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, August 7th, 2017

Constitution Amendment: Obasanjo disagrees with senate over plans to alter age qualification for president

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo, on Sunday, disagreed with the senate over its plan to to reduce the age of presidential candidates from 40 to 35. Obasanjo who became president at the age of 33 said age should More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

EFCC Chair: I have no personal issue with Magu—Saraki

Says he has strength of character but… Senate President Bukola Saraki on Tuesday said he had no personal issue against the acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr Ibrahim More...

By Bar and Bench On Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

At last, senate legalises Peace Corps in spite reservations by its legal committee

In spite the reservations expressed by its Committee on Judiciary and Legal Matters, the Senate on Tuesday passed the bill establishing the Nigerian Peace Corps (NPC). The red chamber of the National Assembly said More...

By Bar and Bench On Monday, July 24th, 2017

Senate moves to review NHIS Act

The Senate on Monday said it had initiated moves to review the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Act, with the view to strengthening the legislation for affordable healthcare delivery in the country. Speaking More...

By Bar and Bench On Sunday, July 23rd, 2017

Magu: Presidency’s purported plan to seek S’Court interpretation on appointment, budget is a ruse – Senate

The Senate has described as mere kite-flying the Presidency’s proclamation of its intention to approach the Supreme Court to seek legal interpretation of certain sections of the constitution bordering on power More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

The Nigerian people and the struggle for supremacy between the Presidency and the Senate, by Niran Adedokun

A report in the Monday edition of The PUNCH indicated that leaders of the All Progressives Congress recently met over the festering crisis between the Presidency and the Senate. The latest disagreement, which has More...

By Bar and Bench On Thursday, July 13th, 2017

Kogi govt, senate exchange hot words over INEC’s plot to recall Melaye

The leadership of the Nigerian senate on Wednesday exchanged hot words with Kogi State Government over the on-going process by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to recall the lawmaker representing More...

By Bar and Bench On Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

Senate passes compulsory treatment and care for victims of gunshots bill

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The Bill which was sent to the Senate for concurrence seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshots receive More...

By Bar and Bench On Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Senate: Lawyer blasts Saraki over refusal to swear in Akwa Ibom senator, Etim

Accuses him of double standard for swearing-in Taraba PDP Senator A constitutional lawyer and human rights activist, Barrister Reuben  Egwuaba  has accused Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki of double standard More...