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National Assembly throws out bills to grant life pension, immunity for Senate President, Speaker, deputies

A bill that seeks to grant life pension to presiding officers of the National Assembly has failed at the National Assembly.

The bill is titled, “Bill for an Act to Alter the Provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to Provide Pension for Presiding Officers of the National Assembly; and for Related Matters.”

It was rejected during the voting process at both chambers on Tuesday.

The Senate President who did not state the number of  senators that registered simply said that the bill had failed "conclusively failed."

The House of Representatives also rejected the legislation. While 162 members voted in support of the bill, 163 voted against it. The bill required at least 240 votes to scale through.

Many Nigerians had kicked against the bill as they say Section 84(5) of the Nigerian constitution which guarantees life pension for all former presidents and vice-presidents, already costs about N7.8 billion annually.

A similar bill that seeks immunity for senate presidents, speakers and their deputies, was also rejected. It also sought to provide immunity for judiciary officers.

The bill, which is seeking to confer immunity on the heads of the two chambers and their deputies from prosecution, witnessed a poor number of votes during the voting process.

Culled from Premium Times

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Breaking News: Nigerian Senate passes bill on independent candidacy

After much anticipation, the Nigerian Senate on Tuesday passed Bill number 58 which seeks to allow independent candidates to contest for elective positions.

However, a Bill which seeks to provide for the election of Mayor for the Federal Capital Territory was rejected by lawmakers with 62 YES votes.  Seventy three votes were required to pass the Bill.

Also, a Bill seeking to ensure that a person who is a registered voter and resident in the FCT is appointed a Minister representing the FCT also failed to scale through as only 67 Senators voted YES instead of the required 73.

The Upper Chamber however threw out a bill seeking to allow Nigerians in Diaspora to vote during elections. Details shortly....

Culled from The Nation.

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  • As Corruption Goes On A Rampage!
    by Ray Morphy on May 24, 2022

    There is no debate about it. Corruption is on the rampage in the country. From all indications, corruption is growing teeth and is  indeed getting worse! The daily news that fills the papers and the airwaves about corruption activities is gloomy. People are stealing 80billion as if they are talking about 80 naira. If it

  • As Mama Eunice Nda-Isaiah Meets Sam And Daddy In Eternity
    by Golu Timothy on May 22, 2022

    This period is obviously not an easy one for the Nda Isaiah’s family following the demise of their Matriarch, Mama Eunice. Mama left gloriously barely a year after the painful exit of the illustrious son of the family, our Leader, mentor and rising media star in the country. The Patriarch of the family, Baba Nda

  • Kashim Shettima: The ‘Jagaba’ Of JAGABAN’s Campaign
    by Tahir Ibrahim Tahir on May 22, 2022

    Jagaba means pacesetter, trailblazer, leader etc. The Emir of Borgu must have recognised the leadership qualities and exploits of Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu; and may have been blessed with a glimpse of the future, foreseeing Tinubu’s role in the realisation of the Presidency of PMB, and perhaps Tinubu’s own Presidency to come. Tinubu’s Presidential ambition

  • Democratisation Of Ignorance
    by Wole Olaoye on May 22, 2022

    First, let’s slake our thirst at the fountain of Mandela’s wisdom: “Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that the son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the

  • ROAD SAFETY: Are SUV FWD Safer?
    by Mashal Jonas Agwu, MNI on May 21, 2022

    Before my deployment to Lagos State in 2009 as Sector Commander, I was a lover of saloon cars. However, my love fizzled out as soon as I assumed duty in the State. Without being told, I noticed that the love for Sport Utility Vehicles was the vogue. My enquiries revealed why almost everyone who can

  • FLASHPOINT: Season Of Money Rain For Delegates And Empty Promises
    by Jonathan Nda- Isaiah on May 21, 2022

    As the political parties move to beat the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) deadline of June 3rd for the primaries, aspirants have intensified their move to woo delegates. Most of the aspirants especially the presidential hopefuls have been cross-crossing the country selling their plans to the delegates. Unless you are living under a rock,

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