Stella Dimoko Korkus.com: Senate dumps devolution of powers to states

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Thursday, 27 July 2017

Senate dumps devolution of powers to states

Four key constitution amendment proposals were yesterday rejected by the Senate.




They are: •devolution of powers to states; •deletion of the Land Use Act from the Constitution; •state creation and boundary; and •35 per cent affirmative action for women.

Also rejected was the recommendation to alter Section 25 of the constitution to guarantee a married woman’s right to choose either her indigeneship by birth of by marriage for the purpose of appointment or election.

Ninety-seven senators were in the chamber.In all there, Constitution review committee formulated 33 bills, 29 passed while four other failed.

Two-third of the 109 senators were required to pass any of the 33 bills, except the bill on procedure for overriding presidential veto in Constitution Alteration, which requires 4/5 of the 109 senator present and voting.

On devolution of powers to states, the review panel said: “This seeks to alter the Second Schedule, Part I & II to move certain items to the Concurrent Legislative List to give more legislative powers to states. It also delineates the extent to which the federal legislature and state assemblies can legislate on the items that have been moved to the Concurrent Legislative List.”

Ninety-five senators voted; 56 voted yes, 48 voted nay and one abstained. The proposal failed to meet the two-third required for it to pass.

On removal of the Land Use Act from the constitution, 90 senators voted; 46 voted yes, 44 voted against the bill, rendering the proposal unacceptable.

The Nation

8 comments:

Amacastel said...

Stella & ohaneze Ndi igbo what next for Nigeria since ur almighty slave masters has reject ur proposed restructing. That's what Nnamdi kanu say when he insist on referendum & biafarexist but pple like you called him a clown now I don clear for una eye say these pple don't want anything good for this country cos they are benefiting from the bad system

Amacastel said...

Stella & ohaneze Ndi igbo what next for Nigeria since ur almighty slave masters has reject ur proposed restructing. That's what Nnamdi kanu say when he insist on referendum & biafarexist but pple like you called him a clown now I don clear for una eye say these pple don't want anything good for this country cos they are benefiting from the bad system, remain the not too young bill they will soon throw it away,

anonymous gangster said...

My oh my! The post with the hottest(?) topic this morning aside perhaps the president wordless post has only 2 comments when I entered! The second pathetic thing is both comments are by the same person, a double entry!

And you wonder why the country is backward. Yahoo boys and olosho girls everywhere, tomorrow's fathers mothers & leaders (God forbid!).

anonymous gangster said...

My oh my! The post with the hottest(?) topic this morning aside perhaps the president wordless post has only 2 comments when I entered! The second pathetic thing is both comments are by the same person, a double entry!

And you wonder why the country is backward. Yahoo boys and olosho girls everywhere, tomorrow's fathers mothers & leaders (God forbid!).

***I'll repost so we have 4 posts, loool!

anonymous gangster said...

Oops, 4 comments I meant to say, & now 5, yayyyyyyy!!!

Anonymous said...

Lol@ anonymous gangster.Stella's bvs are only good at tohtoh and prick posts.u can never see many comments on posts like dis one.The likes of chike Teflon typing rubbish and licking women's asses.

Nony said...

A proposed bill to make us a truly federating unit failed....
*sigh*
Too bad....
According to the people elected to represent our interests....
#shame

Nony said...

A proposed bill to make us a truly federating unit failed....
*sigh* 😖
Coming from persons who claim to have been elected to represent our interests....
#shame

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