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Senate on Tuesday [LIVE updates]

It’s a new legislative day in the Nigerian Senate.

Senate President Abubakar Bukola Saraki leads the Senate Leadership into the Chambers.

Senate President Saraki takes the official prayers as Senate Chief Whip Olusola Adeyeye calls the Senate to Order.

Senator Rafiu Ibrahim moves for the approval of the Votes and Proceedings of Thursday 17th November, 2016. Senator Sam Anyanwu seconds.

Senate President Bukola Saraki makes announcements.

Senator Albert Bassey raises a Point of Order on recent comments of Petroleum Minister Ibe Kachikwu on NNPC group Joint Venture Cash Calls.

Senate President Bukola Saraki refers the Issue of the Joint Venture Cash to the appropriate committee for follow up.

Senate moves to the presentation of bills for first reading.

1. Presidential Inauguration Bill 2016 SB. 379 by DSP Ike Ekweremadu

2. National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism (Est., Etc.) Bill 2016 SB. 380 by Senator Matthew Urhoghide (Edo South).

3. National Commission for Internally Displaced Persons, Refugees and Migrant Bill 2016 SB. 335 by Senator Ubali Shittu (Jigawa North East)

Senate moves to the presentation of reports.

Senate Sam Anyanwu rise for the recommendations of the Ethics PPP Committee on a petition from Mohammed Yamah & Co. on behalf of 9 Communities of the Niger Delta Region against the FG and the Ministry of Niger Delta Affairs for nonpayment of compensation for land.

Senator Sam Anyanwu informs the Senate that a logical conclusion on compensation payment modes for the land acquired has been reached.

Senator Anyanwu also reads recommendations of the Ethics PPP Committee on a petition from Uche Ugoagwu Esq. against AGIS over double allocation.

Senator Anyanwu informs the Senate that AGIS and FCTA have agreed with the petitioners and the petition subsequently resolved.

Senate Leader moves to the concurrent consideration of bills (Clause by Clause) at its Committee of the Whole.

1. The Official Secrets Act CAP O3 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2016 (HB.317 & 426) is read the third time.

2. The Nat’l Film and Video Censor Board Act CAP M40 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2016 HB. 224 passes third reading.

3. Pension Rights of Judges Act CAP P5 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill HB. 6 passes third reading.


4. Federal Capital Territory District Courtship (Est., Etc.) Bill 2016 HB. 7 passes third reading.

5. Mortgage Institutions Act CAP M19 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2016 HB. 253 passes third reading.

6. Oaths Act CAP O1 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2016 HB. 169 passes third reading.

7. Dangerous Drugs Act CAP D1 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2016 HB. 292 passes third reading.

Senate returns to plenary and Senate President Bukola Saraki reports progress on the bills concurred with and passed.

Senate moves to the motions on the Order Paper.

1. The Motion on condemning the rising cases of Jungle Justice in the Country sponsored by Senator Gbenga Ashafa & co-sponsored by Senator Ndume.

Senate Leader Ali Ndume adds his voice the motion. He points out that many Nigerian can no longer move freely due to fear of mob actions.

Comrade Senator Shehu Sani also adds his voice to the motion. He gives salient reasons leading to such brutal act and proffers solutions.

Senate condemns in totality the abhorrent acts of barbarism and urges the Police to fish out the perpetrators.

Senate also urges the AGF, States’ AGs & Police to show a greater sense of duty in diligent apprehension and prosecution of mob actors.

2. Urgent Need to declare a state of emergency on the total collapse of 3Bridges along the Oyo-Ogbomoso-Ilorin Trunk A Road Federal Highway and Igbeti-Ilorin Federal Highway viz Oolo to Masifa Bridge, Elega to Asani Bridge and Mooro Bridge.

The Motion is sponsored by Senator Buhari Abdulfatai who rise for the lead debate and Co sponsored by Senator Monsurat.

Senate resolves that there Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing and FERMA should ascertain the level of damage on the road in order to salvage the situation.

Senate also calls on the FG to fund the completion of the dual carriageway between Ogbomoso and Oyo leading to Ilorin.


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