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Senate passes Police Reform Bill

APC adopts Gbajabiamila as speaker

The All Progressives Congress, APC, has adopted the majority leader of the house of representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila as the speaker for the ninth assembly. The decision was made after an intensive deliberation with the APC’s House of Representatives members-elect at a dinner with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Banquet Hall of Aso Villa on Tuesday night. According to the party’s spokesman, Lanre Issa Onilu, “The APC has adopted Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, as its candidate for the position of the speaker of the House of Representatives in the Ninth Assembly.”

Senate passes seven bill rejected by President Buhari


The Senate on Wednesday passed seven bills vetoed by President Muhammadu Buhari. This is coming as the upper chamber initiated the override of the president on the Fourth Alteration Bill No.28. The Senate said that the bills were reconsidered and passed in line with legislative procedures.
The bills included Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism Bill, National Research and Innovation Council Bill, and Stamp Duties Act (Amendment) Bill. Others were National Agricultural Seed Council Bill, Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund (Amendment) Bill and Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act 2010 (Amendment) Bill.

Supreme Court upholds Governor Fayemi’s election 

The Supreme Court has upheld the election of Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti. The court, in a unanimous judgment of a five-man panel, held on Wednesday that the appeal by Segun Oni, was statute barred. Justice Amiru Sanusi, in the lead judgment, held that the case, being a pre-election one, was not commenced at the trial court, within the required time, as stipulated under the Forth Alteration Act.

INEC to conduct supplementary election in Lagos constituency

The Independent National Electoral Commission has said it will conduct a supplementary election in Ajeromi/Ifelodun Federal Constituency of Lagos. INEC had declared the February 23 National Assembly election inconclusive in the constituency.

But the Director and Head of Voter’s Education, INEC, Lagos State, Mr. Femi Akinbiyi in a statement on Tuesday said the supplementary election would be conducted in 71 polling units across eight wards of Ajeromi/Ifelodun with 8,984 registered voters.

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