Senate president Bukola Saraki has revealed that the 8th Senate of Nigeria has passed the most bills in two years so far.
The Senate is the upper house of the Nigeria's bicameral legislature, the National Assembly of Nigeria.
The National Assembly (popularly referred to as NASS) is the nation's highest legislature, whose power to make laws is summarised in chapter one, section four of the 1999 Nigerian Constitution.
Via his official Twitter handle, Bukola Saraki tweeted this:
It consists of 109 senators: the 36 states are each divided in 3 senatorial districts each electing one senator; the Federal Capital Territory elects only one senator.
1. 5th National Assembly
The president of the Senate was David Mark of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) from June 3, 2003. The speaker of the House was Aminu Bello Masari of the PDP. By the second year, they had passed 65 bills.
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2. 6th National Assembly
The president of the Senate was also David Mark (PDP), but the speaker of the House was Dimeji Bankole (PDP) from June 5, 2007. In two years, they passed 23 bills.
3. 7th National Assembly
The president of the Senate was still David Mark but the speaker of the House was Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (APC) from June 6, 2011. By the second year, they had passed 28 bills.
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4. 8th National Assembly
The Senate president as earlier mentioned is Bukola Saraki, deputy Senate president is Ike Ekweremadu and it is the Senate that has passed the most bills by its second year, passing a total of 91 bills.
Legit.ng earlier reported that the Kogi West senatorial district has listed 18 allegations against Dino Melaye, their representative at the Senate as a recall process commences.
In a letter to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in application for a recall form, the constituents said their resolve to recall Senator Dino Melaye was to “remove the disgrace he has become to all us.”
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The district is made of seven local governments including Yagba West, Yagba East, Mopamuro, Ijumu, Kabba/Bunu, Koton-Karfe, Lokoja.
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