INEC Amendment Act of 2010 passes second reading, approves AMCON Chairman


The Amendment of Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Act of 2010 on Wednesday, passed the second reading stage on the floor of the Senate.

Thereafter, the Senate President,  Bukola Saraki, referred the Bill to the Committee on INEC, which is expected to report back to the full plenary on Tuesday, October 16th, 2018.

According to the Twitter handle of the Senate President, @SPNigeria, speaking on the bill, Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu and Senators Kabiru Gaya and James Manager, called for the INEC Committee to re-review the Bill.

The Electoral Act is the framework governing all electioneering activities in Nigeria.

– Senate Approves Appointment of Muiz Banire as Chairman of AMCON –

The Senate confirmed the appointment of Mr. Banire, Muiz Adeyemi (Ph.D, SAN) for appointment as Chairman of the Governing Board of the Assets Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) in compliance with Section 10(1) of the AMCON Act of 2010.

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The motion for consideration of the Report was moved by Senator Rafiu Ibrahim, and seconded by Senator Suleiman Adokwe. The Senate then dissolved into the committee of the whole for the clause-by-clause consideration of the report of Mr. Banire’s appointment, whereafter the nomination was confirmed by the full plenary.

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