OVERVIEW OF TUESDAY SENATE PROCEEDINGS

Welcome to a new Legislative Day in the Senate of the Federal
Republic of Nigeria!
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, led the Principal
Officers into the chambers; took the official prayers; and began the
day’s proceedings at 11:05am.
EXECUTIVE SESSION
Senate moved into an Executive Session at 11:09am and
resumed at 11:25am.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki reported that at the
Executive Session the Senate deliberated on the workings of the
Nigerian Senate in particular and the National Assembly in general.
Senator Babajide Omoworare moved for the approval of votes and
proceedings II of Tuesday, 24th July, 2018. Senator Hope
Uzodinma seconded.
EXECUTIVE COMMUNICATION
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki read the following
letters. These are the letters;
1. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Chartered Institute
of Entrepreneurship (Establishment) Bill, 2018;
2. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Subsidiary
Legislation (Legislative Scrutiny) Bill, 2018;
3. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The National
Agricultural Seeds Council Bill, 2018;
4. Suppression of Piracy and other Maritime Offenses Bill (2018)
for passage into law;
5. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The National Institute
of Hospitality and Tourism (Establishment) Bill, 2018;
6. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The National Research
and Innovation Council (Establishment) Bill, 2017;
7. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Nigerian Maritime
Administration And Safety Agency (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
8. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Advance Fee
Fraud and other Related Offences (Amendment) Bill, 2017;
9. Presidential decision to decline assent to The Electoral
(Amendment) Bill, 2018;
10. Request for confirmation of the appointment of Olanipekun
Olukoyede, Esq as the secretary of the Economic And Financial
Crimes Commission (EFCC);
11. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Industrial
Development (Income Tax Relief) (Amendment) Bill, 2018;
12. Declining assent to five constitution of The Federal Republic Of
Nigeria, 1999 (Fourth Alteration) Amendment Bills Passed by The
National Assembly (Namely, Bills No. 8, No. 15, No. 22, No. 24
And No. 28;
13. Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) 2018 Statutory
Budget Proposal;
14. Request for the resolutions of the National Assembly For: 1.
the implementation of the new external capital raising of USD
2.786 billion from the international capital market approved in the
2018 appropriation act; and 2. the external capital raising of USD
82.54 million to refinance the balance of USD 500 million matured
eurobond in the international capital market;
15. Presidential Decision to decline assent to The Stamp Duties
(Amendment) Bill, 2018; and
16. Declined assent to The Petroleum Industry Governance Bill,
2018.
Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan cited order 43 and stated that the
Senate should take the advantage to study all the bills that were
returned to the Senate and understand what the real issues are. “I
believe we will have something to learn from this.”
Senate Leader, Ahmad Lawan raised a motion on the deaths of
former Speaker of the House of Representatives Rt. Hon. B. U.
Nzeribe and Hon. Funke Adedoyin and moved that all legislative
activities be suspended until the next legislative day.
Senate resolved to:
Observe a minute silence in honour of the departed souls.
ADJOURNMENT
Senator Ahmad Lawan moved that all other items on the order
paper be stood down to another legislative day. Senator Biodun
Olujimi seconded.
Plenary is adjourned to Wednesday, 10th October, 2018

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