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The Senate on Tuesday [LIVE updates]

The Senate on Tuesday

It’s another great day and the first day of the Nigerian Senate’s 2nd legislative year. You’re welcome to join in on today’s proceedings.

Senate President Bukola Saraki now arrives the Senate Chamber with a few members of the Senate Leadership.

His Excellency, Senate President Bukola Saraki now takes the official opening prayer.

Deputy Chief Whip now calling on Distinguished Senators who are still exchanging pleasantries with one another to take their seats.

Senator Garba Binta now moves for the approval of Votes and Proceedings of Thursday 9th June, 2016. Senator Stella Oduah seconds.

Senate announces the presence of members of Nigerian Women Trust Fund & Total Child School Dutse in the gallery to observe Senate proceedings.

Senator Paulker raises a point of order on the ambassadorial nominees list sent to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari last week Thursday.

Sen. Paulker who came under Order 47 of the Senate Rule Book says members of his constituency were calling him to express their displeasure.

Senator Paulker says out of the 47 nominees, none of them were from Bayelsa State and the state has qualified candidates for that position.

The point of order raised by Senator Emmanuel Paulker is moved to the next legislative day for further deliberations.

The Senate now moves to Presentation of Reports from different Senate Committees.

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The 1st is a statutory report of Nigerian Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative in accordance with Section 4 (4) of the NEITI Act ’07.

Next is a report of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development on the Nigeria Food Security Bill, 2016 (SB. 71)

The 3rd is a report of Tertiary and TETFUND Committee on the Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun (Est, etc) Bill, 2016 (SB 226).

The 4th is a report of the Tertiary and TETFUND Committee on the Federal University Wukari, (Establishment, etc) Bill, 2016 (SB.273).

All Four reports that were presented by Senate Leader Ali Ndume, Senator Abdullahi Adamu and Senator Garba Binta are laid.

The Senate now moves on to the Consideration of Thirteen (13) Bills for their respective second reading.

1. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB 28) by Senator Jide Omoworare

2. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB 29) by Senator Jide Omoworare

3. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB. 68) by Senator Philip Aduda

4. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB. 113) by Senator Rose Oko.

5. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB 129) by Senator Theodore Orji

6. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters 2016 (SB 130) by Senator Jide Omoworare

7. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB. 151) by Senator Rose Oko

8. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB. 178) by Senator Philip Aduda

9. A Bill for an Act to alter the ’99 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters 2016 (SB 188) by Senator Abdullahi Adamu

10. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB 228) by Senator Stella Oduah

11. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB 233) by Senator Ibn Na’allah

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12. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters, 2016 (SB. 253) by Sen Olusola Adeyeye

13. A Bill for an Act to alter the 1999 Constitution of the FR of Nigeria & for other related matters 2016 (SB 271) by Senator Gbolahan Dada

All 13 Bills expressly pass second reading and are forwarded to the appropriate Senate Committees for further deliberations.

The report of the C’ttee on Public Procurement on the Procurement Act ’07 (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is stood down to the next legislative day.

The Senate now moves to the next order of the day which is the Consideration of Reports from Committees on Public Procurement & Special Duties.

The report of the C’ttee on Public Procurement on the Procurement Act ’07 (Amendment) Bill, 2016 is stood down to the next legislative day.

Next is the Report of the Committee on Special Duties on the North East Development Commission Bill 2016 (SB. 33 and SB. 163).

The Chair of Committee on Special Duties Sen. Abdulaziz Nyako now stands to read the content of the report & Committee submissions to the Senate.

Sen Manager rises to speak on Special Duties Committee report on NEDC Bill. He says report doesn’t contain details of funding for the commission.

Senators Ali Wakili, Baba Kaka Garba both take turns to speak and emphasize on the need for the Commission to be established.

DSP Ike Ekweremadu now speaking condemns controversies arising from the debate of NEDC Bill, urges Senators not to politicise the issue.

Senate Leader Ndume reiterates what DSP has said, he also speaks on the need for the Commission to be in Maiduguri as it’s the HQ of the N/E

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Distinguished Senators still taking turns to debate on the NEDC Bill and also suggesting where the HQ of the Commission should be situated.

Senator Bayero Nafada now speaking gives reasons using distances around the N/E on why he feels the HQ of the Commission should be in Gombe.

SP Bukola Saraki intervenes in the debate on location of #NEDC Commission HQ. He mandates the Special Duties Committee to further deliberate.

Sen. Obinna Ogba now raises a motion on the demise of former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Keshi who passed away on June 8th, 2016 in Benin.

Senator Obinna Ogba now eulogising the late former Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

The Senate now resolves to send a delegate to condole with the family of late Stephen Okechukwu Keshi and the govt & people of Delta State.

The Senate now holds a one minute silence for the demise of the Late Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

The Senate also resolves to urge the FG to immortalise the Late Super Eagles Coach Stephen Okechukwu Keshi.

SP Bukola Saraki now speaks on how he was friends with Late Stephen Keshi. He also mentions some efforts Keshi made for Super Eagles.

Sen. Obinna Ogba now raises another motion on the demise of four-time Super Eagles Coach Amodu Shuaibu who passed away on June 10th 2016.

The Chairman Senate Committee on Youth and Sports, Senator Obinna Ogba eulogised the Late Super Eagles Coach Amodu Shuaibu.

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Distinguished Senators take turns to speak on the life and times of Late Super Eagles Coach Amodu Shuaibu.

The Senate now resolves to send a delegation to condole with the family of late Amodu Shuaibu and the government & people of Edo State.

The Senate now holds a one minute silence for the demise of the Late Super Eagles Coach Amodu Shuaibu.

SP Bukola Saraki now speaks on how Late Amodu Shuaibu contributed to football in Nigeria and how he will be greatly missed.

The Senate now sets up a committee to look into the location of the North East Development Commission Headquarters.

The Leader of the Senate now moves for Senate to adjourn plenary to Wednesday 15th June, 2016. Senate Minority Leader seconds. Are you looking for cheap Islamic clothes for sale? Shop for best-rated muslim Islamic clothing with free delivery to United States, UK, Canada, and Australia. Hijabs, abayas, jilbabs, and other muslim clothes for sale prices. All sizes and styles are available – compare prices on Islam clothes for women, men, and kids online – best-seller muslim clothes with fast shipping!

Senate President Bukola Saraki now puts the question forward and Senate adjourns plenary to Wednesday 15th June, 2016.

Gavel bangs!

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