Bauchi: Bala assents to 12 bills, assures of implemention

August 6, 2022 Mohammed Lawal 0

Bauchi state governor, Bala Mohammed, weekend assented to 12 bills passed by the State House of Assembly with an assurance of implemention for the best interest of the state.  Speaking at the occasion held at the Council Chambers, Government House, Bauchi, Governor Bala said as partners in progress, his administration will collaborate with lawmakers to ensure good governance through appropriate Read More

Electoral Act: Senate set to debate court judgment nullifying section 84

March 23, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate, will in plenary, Wednesday, (March 23, 2022,), consider a motion to discuss the recent judgment by a Federal High Court sitting in Umuahia that nullified the provisions of Section 84(12) of the newly amended Electoral Act 2022 passed by the National Assembly. Justice Evelyn Anyadike, in a judgment, held that the Section of the Act was “unconstitutional, invalid, Read More

Seeking immediate amendments to Electoral Act 2022

March 4, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

Last week, President Muhammadu Buhari called on members of the National Assembly to amend some sections of the Electoral Act 2022 that contravenes the rights of political office holders to vote and be voted for in political party conventions and congresses. The Electoral Act provides for the structure of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), its powers and guidelines for Read More

Forum lauds Buhari on assent of Electoral Bill 2022

March 3, 2022 Adeola Tukuru, Abuja 0

The Electoral Forum has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for assenting to the Electoral Bill 2022. The Chairman of The Electoral Forum, Professor Adebayo Olukoshi, in a press statement issued in Abuja said the process of enacting this new law has been long. He said since the beginning of the 2019-2023 electoral cycle, the ninth National Assembly has been drafting the Read More

Presidential assent to Electoral Act democratic milestone – Youth Forum

February 26, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

The Unified Nigerian Youth Forum has described the signing of the Electoral Act by President Muhammadu Buhari as an historic milestone recorded in the annals of Nigerian democracy. The Youth on Friday urged Mr President to immediately release funds for the electoral process towards 2023 general elections to commence, while tasking the National Assembly to ignore the amendment sought by Read More

Electoral Act: Buhari has proved doubters wrong – Mustapha

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

A frontline aspirant for the position of National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Mallam Saliu Mustapha has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for proving doubters wrong by assenting to the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2022. He said in a statement issued Friday in Abuja by his media aide, Dapo Okubanjo, that as a long-time loyalist, he always knew that Read More

Electoral Act: Buhari has written his name in gold, says Omo-Agege

February 25, 2022 Blueprint 0

For signing the Electoral Act Amendment Bill into law, President Muhammadu Buhari has written his name in gold. The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, said this in his reaction, expressing delight that the country would go into the next general elections with a new electoral legal framework. According to him, Mr. President’s assent has removed uncertainty concerning the Read More

At last, Buhari signs Electoral Act Amendment bill, makes immediate appeal

February 25, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Friday called on members of the National Assembly to immediately amend some sections of the Electoral Act 2022 that contravenes the rights of political office holders to vote and be voted for in political party conventions and congresses. The President made the call before assenting to the Electoral Act at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Read More

NASS set to pass Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill

January 19, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan said Tuesday that the two chambers of the National Assembly would pass the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill on Wednesday day. Lawan said this while fielding questions from State House correspondents after a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari in his office in Abuja. “By the grace of God, tomorrow (January 19, 2022) both chambers, Read More

Lawyers differ over Buhari’s rejection of Electoral (amendment) Bill

December 24, 2021 Blueprint 0

A former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Osun state, Niyi Owolade, and Kunle Adegoke, SAN have disagreed over the rejection of the Electoral Amendment Bill 2021 by President Muhammadu Buhari. Buhari had withheld assent to the bill over the provision on direct primaries as means of selecting candidates for election, saying its adoption would increase the cost of Read More

Again, the triumph of selfish politics

December 23, 2021 Blueprint 0

The discerning knew it would come to these: that the electoral act bill sent to President Buhari for his assent on which he sat for 30 days, would once more come to grief; that the president who marketed himself to the electorate as the only Nigerian with the capacity to clean up the mess in all areas of our national Read More