PLAC’s Statement on President Buhari’s Veto of Electoral Bill 2021


Issued:  Tuesday, 21st December 2021 Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is disappointed at the action of President Muhammadu Buhari in vetoing the Electoral Bill 2021, which was submitted to him for assent since 19th November 2021. PLAC is concerned that the veto and delays in passing a new Electoral Act to conduct the 2023 […]

Senate Steps Down Second Reading of Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill


The Senate at its plenary session of Wednesday, 15 December 2021, stepped down the second reading of the Gender and Equal Opportunities Bill, 2021 (SB 208) for Second Reading. The Bill which is sponsored by Sen. Biodun Olujimi (PDP: Ekiti) seeks to make provisions for the empowerment of women and advancement of gender equality. Leading […]

Senate Approves Amendments to its Standing Orders, 2015

Senate Set to Commence Review of Constitution Alteration Bills

The Senate at its plenary session of Tuesday, 14 December 2021, considered and approved the amendments to its Standing Orders, 2015. Presenting the report of the Committee on Rules and Business, the Chairman, Sen. Sadiq Suleiman Umar (APC: Kwara) informed lawmakers that the amendments seeks to address a number of issues regarding the Senate’s legislative […]

President Muhammadu Buhari Transmits 2021 Finance Bill to the National Assembly


President Muhammadu Buhari has transmitted the 2021 Finance Bill to the National Assembly for consideration and passage into law through a letter dated 30 November 2021. The letter which was read at the plenary session of the Senate on Tuesday, 7 December 2021 and in the House of Representatives on Wednesday, 8 December 2021. In […]

Finance Bill, 2021 Scales Second Reading in the Senate


The Finance Bill, 2021 has been read for the Second Time in the Senate and referred to the Joint Committee on Finance; Customs and Excise; and Trade and Investment for further legislative action. Leading the debate on the Bill at the plenary session of Wednesday, 8 December 2021, the Majority Leader of the Senate, Sen. […]

PLAC Calls on President Buhari to Assent to the Electoral Bill


Issued: Wednesday, 8th December 2021 Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre (PLAC) is calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to sign and give assent to the Electoral Bill, 2021 transmitted to him by the National Assembly since 19th November 2021. The Electoral Bill is the product of nearly three years of work by the National Assembly Committees […]