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The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday [LIVE Update]

The Nigerian Senate on Tuesday

Acting Chief Whip Bukar Abba Ibrahim calls the Senate to Order.

Senator Ubali Shittu moves for the approval of the Votes and Proceedings of Thursday 26th May, 2016. Senator Ben Murray-Bruce seconds.

Senate President Bukola Saraki reads a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari on the NDDC Budget.

Senate President Bukola Saraki announces a letter from Senator Sam Anyanwu on the demise of the Monarch of the Owerri Royal Dynasty.

Senate President Bukola Saraki asks that the Senate take a 1-Minute Silence in honour of the departed Monarch.

Senate President Bukola Saraki welcomes students observing the Senate Proceedings in the Gallery.

Senator Dino Melaye raises a Point of Order on the demise of the Obaro of Kabba, Kogi State.

Senate President Bukola Saraki expresses condolence to the people of Kabba and asks that a 1-Minute Silence be taken.

Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu raises a Point of Order on the “disturbing clashes between youths & security agencies in the South East”.

DSP Ike Ekweremadu says the Nation has already lost enough people and violence has to stop.

Senate Leader and Clerk of the Senate moves for the presentation of Bills for first reading.

1. National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act CAP N30 LFN 2004 (Amendment) Bill 2016 2016 SB. 290 by Senator Gbenga Ashafa (Lagos East)

2. Nigerian Police Service Bill 2016 (SB. 291) by Senator Jide Omoworare (Osun East Senatorial District)

Senate Leader now moves for the consideration of a report.

The Report of the Health Committee on the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10 by Senator Lanre Tejuoso.

Senator Lanre Tejuoso who chairs the Health Committee now rises to speak on the report.

Senate now dissolves into its Committee of the Whole.

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Senate now goes to the Clause by Clause consideration of the Nat’l Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10.

Senate passes Clauses 1 – 13 of the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10

Senate also pass other clauses and paragraphs 1-6 of the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10.

Committee of the Whole also pass the short & long titles of the National Centre for Cancer Research & Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10.

Senate now moves from the Committee of the Whole back to Plenary.

The Mace moves up!

Senate President Bukola Saraki reports progress from the Committee of the Whole.

Senate Leader moves for the 3rd Reading of the Nat’l Centre for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10.

The Nat’l Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 SB. 10 is hereby passed.

SP Bukola Saraki appreciates all Senators for contributing to the National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill.

SP Bukola Saraki adds that the law is an instrument of social engineering to help the over 2million Nigerians suffering from Cancer.

A bill for an act to establish The National Institute for Cancer Research and Treatment (Est. Etc) Bill 2016 passed.

Senate Leader now moves to the consideration of bills for second reading. The Minority Leader seconds.

The First is the Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria to provide for the control of its membership and to promote and foster the practice of the Arts and Science of Management Accountancy in the Federation and for other purposes connected therewith 2016 SB. 236 by Senator Barnabas Gemade of Benue North-East Senatorial District.

Senator Barnabas Gemade takes the floor for the lead debate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria Bill.

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Senator Bala Na’Allah now seconds the Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria.

Senator Theodore Orji now rises and says it’s time to bring the bill to register the Institute of Chartered Politicians.

Senator Shehu Sani speaks in support of the Bill for an Act to establish the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants of Nigeria.

Senator Ahmed Lawan now takes the floor. He says the bill has been in the National Assembly for the last 16 years and it has to be passed now!

Senate President Bukola Saraki now puts the question & the Chartered Institute of Management Accountant of Nigeria Bill passes 2nd reading.

The Bill is referred to the Senate Committee on Establishment and Public Service for further legislative action.

Senate President Bukola Saraki thanks Senator Gemade and says the bill has been pending and that the 8th Assembly must pass it.

Senate Leader now moves that all other matters on the Order Paper be stepped down to the next legislative day. The Minority Leader seconds.

Senate Leader now moves that Plenary be adjourned to the next legislative day. The Minority Leader seconds.

Senate President @bukolasaraki now puts the question and plenary is adjourned to Wednesday 1st April, 2016.

Gavel Bangs!

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