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Senate to hasten passage of bills rejected by President Buhari

The Senate will fast-track the passage of bills passed in the eight Senate but not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said .

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A member of the House of Representatives, Rep. Abiodun Olasupo, says about N400 billion was spent on importation of raw sugar from 2013 to 2016 in Nigeria.

House of Representatives reintroduce bill seeking poll timetable reordering

The House of Representatives on Wednesday reintroduced the controversial Electoral Act (amendment) Bill, 2018 for first reading.

House of Representatives re-introduces peace corps, election reordering bills

The house of representatives has re-introduced a bill seeking to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps organisation.

Jimi Lawal: National Assembly can’t veto President Buhari on Peace Corps Bill, Electoral Act...

A gubernatorial aspirant on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ogun state, Jimi Lawal, has declared that the threat by the National Assembly to override President Buhari’s rejection to sign into law, Peace Corps Bill and Electoral Act Amendment, would not see light of the day.

Electoral Act: House of Reps to re-transmit rejected amendment

The House of Representatives has vowed to gazette the amended Electoral Act which President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to and re-transmit the reordering of the election sequence for passage.

Peace Corps Bill: Should President Buhari make a volte face?

The recent decline by President Muhammadu Buhari to assent to the Peace Corps of Nigeria Establishment Bill has continued to elicit impassioned reactions.

CNPP commends President Buhari’s rejection of Peace Corps Bill

The Conference of Nigeria Political Party (CNPP), Edo Chapter, on Saturday, commended President Muhammadu Buhari over his rejection of Peace Corps bill.

Victor Oye: Senator Ekweremadu’s coup comment out of frustration

National Chairman of the All Progressives Grand Alliance, (APGA), Victor Oye, has described statement attributed to the Deputy Senate President, Senator Ike Ekweremadu on the likelihood of a military coup in the country as an expression of the latter frustration with unsavoury development in the country.

Group praises President Buhari for dropping Peace Corps Bill

Buhari Media Support Group (BMSG) has commended President Muhammadu Buhari’s refusal to sign the Peace Corps bill as a decision in national interest.

Peace Corp: 173 Reps members sign up to override President Buhari’s assent

Some members of the House of Representatives have begun collation of signatures to veto President Muhammadu Buhari’s assent in rejecting the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill.

National Assembly urged to override President Buhari’s stance on Peace Corps Bill

An aspirant for President with the National Conscience Party (NCP), Dr. Thomas Wilson Ikubese, is urging the National Assembly to void President Muhammadu Buhari’s stance on the pending Peace Corps Bill.

Polytechnic students fault rejection of Peace Corps Bill

National Association of Polytechnic Students (NAPS) has faulted President Muhammadu Buhari for refusing to sign the Peace Corps Bill, passed by the National Assembly in 2017. The body believes that this decision has dashed the hopes and hard work of Nigerian youths.

Dickson Akoh: President Buhari misled to reject Peace Corps bill

The Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh, has said he believes President Muhammadu Buhari “may have been misled” into rejecting the Peace Corps bill.

President Buhari urged to reconsider stand on Peace Corps Bill

Nasarawa state commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria, Bala Joshua, has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari, to reconsider his stand on the Peace Corps Bill he declined to assent to.

House of Reps members vow to veto President Buhari on Peace Corps Bill

Members of the House of Representatives have reacted to the rejection of Nigerian Peace Corps Bill by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Police, Peace Corps supporters clash in Abuja

The police on Thursday clashed with activists and supporters of the Nigerian Peace Corps at the organisation’s headquarters in Abuja.

Peace Corps asks Nigeria Police to vacate its head office

The Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN) has called on the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, to obey the ruling of an Abuja High Court by unsealing its headquarters and stop harassment of its officers.

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