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Constitution Alteration: Senate passes 49 out of 68 bills 


OrderPaperToday – The Senate on Tuesday passed a total of 49 Alteration bills out of the 68 considered during the clause-by-clause voting on the Report of the 1999 Constitution Review Committee.

A total of 19 alteration bills failed to make passage during the voting exercise which lasted almost five hours during plenary.

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Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, in setting the tone for voting on the bills, explained that only bills which enjoyed passage in both chambers would be transmitted to the State Houses of Assemblies for concurrence.  

“…any bill which fails to pass in the Senate or House of Representatives during voting automatically stands rejected by the National Assembly,” he said.

Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq
Temidayo Taiwo-Sidiq is an ace political analyst and content editor with major interest in Nigerian Politics and Governance
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