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Elections reordering: Appeal court nullifies judgment stopping National Assembly

Elections reordering: Appeal court nullifies judgment stopping National Assembly

Ade Adesomoju, Abuja The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Wednesday nullified April 25, 2018, judgment of the Federal High Court which had struck down the National Assembly’s election re-ordering provision of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill 2018. Although the controversial section of the bill was removed and its revised edition was resent to President […] …

Polls reshuffle: National Assembly passes bill, removes controversial clauses

Polls reshuffle: National Assembly passes bill, removes controversial clauses

Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate on Thursday passed the Independent National Electoral Commission Act Amendment Bill without the clause that seeks to reshuffle the order of polls in a general election. Also referred to as the Electoral Act Amendment Bill, its passage by the Senate was in concurrence with the House of Representatives, which had […] …

Court to hear election timetable suit May 8

Court to hear election timetable suit May 8

Ihuoma Chiedozie, Enugu An Enugu Federal High Court on Thursday fixed May 8 to hear a suit filed by a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Anike Nwoga, to challenge the revision of the Independent National Electoral Commission 2019 election timetable by the National Assembly. Presiding judge, Justice A. M. Liman, set the hearing date […] …

Electoral Act: House, ex-Rep clash over revised poll timetable

Electoral Act: House, ex-Rep clash over revised poll timetable

John Ameh, Abuja The House of Representatives on Monday clashed with a former member, Dr Junaid Mohammed, who served in the Second Republic (1979-1983), over the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill 2018.  The controversial bill, particularly Section 25, has reordered the timetable for elections ahead of the 2019 polls.  The bill, which fixes the presidential poll […] …

National Assembly insisting on poll reordering to mask members’ unpopularity — Mohammed

National Assembly insisting on poll reordering to mask members’ unpopularity — Mohammed

In this interview with JOHN ALECHENU, Second Republic member of the House of Representatives, Dr. Junaid Mohammed, speaks on the face-off between the Presidency and the National Assembly on the sequence of elections, his involvement in the Social Democratic Party and sundry national issues You were a member of the National Assembly during the Second […] …

Polls reordering: NASS wrong to question court’s decision, say Sagay, Falana

Polls reordering: NASS wrong to question court’s decision, say Sagay, Falana

Eniola Akinkuotu and Success Nwogu The Chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, Prof. Itse Sagay (SAN), and human rights lawyer, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), on Friday, said the National Assembly was wrong to question the authority of the judiciary to halt the plan by the lawmakers to proceed with the Electoral Act (Amendment) bill 2018. […] …

Polls reordering: Senate gets legal advice to override Buhari’s veto

Polls reordering: Senate gets legal advice to override Buhari’s veto

• Buhari meets N’Assembly leaders in Aso Rock Olalekan Adetayo and Leke Baiyewu, Abuja The Senate has been advised to ignore the reasons given by President Muhammadu Buhari for not signing the Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly.  The PUNCH learnt on Thursday that based on the advice from the Senate’s […] …

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