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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ORDER PAPER Tuesday, 3 July, 2018

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FOURTH REPUBLIC 8TH NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FOURTH SESSION NO. 2 3

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ORDER PAPER Tuesday, 3 July, 2018

1. Prayers 2. Approval of the Votes and Proceedings 3. Oaths 4. Message from the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (if any) 5. Message from the Senate of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (if any) 6. Other Announcements (if any) 7. Petitions (if any) 8. Matter(s) of Urgent Public Importance 9. Personal Explanation

PRESENTATION OF BILLS
1. Factoring (Assignment of Receivables) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1499) (Hon. Chukwudi Jones Onyereri) – First Reading. 2. National Centre for Women Development Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1500) (Hon. Gideon Gwani) – First Reading.
3. Public Procurement Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1501) (Hon. Karimi S. Sunday) – First Reading.
4. Age Discrimination Eradication Bill, 2018 (HB.1502) (Hon. Sergius Ogun) – First Reading.

5. National Tobacco Control Act (Amendment) Bill, 2018 (HB. 1503) (Hon. Mohammed Tahir Monguno) – First Reading.

6. Chartered Institute of Fraud Examiners Bill, 2018 (HB. 1504) (Hon. Samson Olusunbo Olugbemi) – First Reading.

7. Joint Service Board Bill, 2018 (HB. 1505) (Hon. Samson Olusunbo Olugbemi.) – First Reading.__

PRESENTATION OF REPORT

1. Committee on Basic Education and Services: Hon. Zakari Mohammed: “That the House do receive the Report of the Committee on Basic Education and Services on a Bill for an Act to Amend the Compulsory, Free Universal Basic Education Act, Cap. C52, Laws of the

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Federation of Nigeria, 2004 to Increase the Functions of the Commission; and for Related Matters (HB. 155, 419 and 420)” (Referred: 8/10/2015).

ORDERS OF THE DAY BILLS

1. A Bill For an Act to Provide for Establishment of the National Institute for Hospitality and Tourism for Training, Certification and Registration of Personnel in Nigeria; and for Related Matters, 2018 (HB. 1316) – Third reading.

2. A Bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention to Promote, Coordinate and Facilitate the Prevention, Detection and Control of Communicable Diseases in Nigeria; and for Related Matters (HB. 1199) (House Leader) – Second Reading.

3. A Bill for an Act to Provide for Compulsory Compensation of Victims of Road Accident by Commercial Motor Vehicle Drivers or Motor Vehicle Owners and Establish the Road Accident Victims Compensation Department under the Federal Road Safety Commission; and for Related Matters (HB. 1442) (Hon. Wale Raji) – Second Reading.

MOTIONS
4. A Call to Investigate the Criteria for the Varied Cut- Off-Marks for Admission into Unity Schools by the National Common Entrance Examination Board (NCEEB): Hon. Randolph Iwo Oruene Brown: The House:

Notes that recently, the National Common Entrance Examination Board (NCEEB) published the cut-off marks for admission into Unity Schools for the next academic session;

Further notes that the published cut-off marks drastically varies from state to state;

Cognizant that the quality of education in Nigeria has dropped to an alarming rate and this portends great danger for the future of the country;

Aware that a falling standard in education in any country is like an epidemic and all relevant authorities must consciously work towards redeeming such a situation;

Further aware that Section 15(1) (2) (a & b) of the Child’s Rights Act, 2003, places a duty on the government to provide free, compulsory and universal basic education for every Nigerian child, hence the importance of education cannot be undermined;

Concerned that the trend of varied cut-off marks for students who ought to study the same courses in the future and practice the same professions is dangerous for our already epileptic educational system and will no doubt affect the development of the country in the long run;

Also concerned that most of the compromised cut-off marks do not make up to 50% of the requisite 100%, while in some cases the marks do not make up to even 20% of the requisite percentage;

Further concerned that some students who have to meet a cut-off mark of 65% will be expected to end up in the same university, study the same courses as their contemporaries that had to meet up the cut-off mark of 14% for males and 12% for females respectively;

No. 2 Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 5 Worried that if this situation is not reversed, the Nigerian educational system would gradually collapse and the country will become largely underdeveloped;
Resolves to: Mandate the Committee on Basic Education and Services to investigate the basis for the cut-off marks set by the NCEEB for admission of pupils into Nigerian Unity Schools and report back within four (4) weeks for further legislative action.
5. Need to Prevent Counterfeiting of Drugs in Nigeria through NAFDAC Mobile Authentication Service (MAS): Hon. Babajimi Benson:
The House: Notes that fake drugs undermine every aspect of medical treatment and health care delivery and are a major cause of suffering and death;
Concerned that Drug adulteration and counterfeiting has contributed negatively to the wellbeing of Nigerians and its illicit trade has escalated within the Nigerian health care system in recent times;
Aware that in 2010, the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), in its effort to combat counterfeit drugs, initiated the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS), which allows consumers to send by text message, an authentication code to a designated number approved by NAFDAC to confirm the genuineness of purchased drugs;
Also aware that the MAS allowed consumers seeking to buy genuine drugs to scratch a coating on the packaging of the drug to reveal a unique 12 or 13 digit PIN that could be sent by SMS text to a short code of 38353 and get a response within seconds indicating if the drug is genuine, or potentially fake or stolen;
Observes that in recent times, there has been a reduced campaign on the authentication process and most of the drugs over the counter and infant syrups do not have the unique 12 or 13 digit PIN;
Worried that the negligence on the part of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) and the Standards Organisation of Nigeria (SON) has led to the influx of fake and counterfeit drugs into Nigeria’s drug markets in particular and the health sector in general;
Resolves to: (i) Urge the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), the Standards Organization of Nigeria (SON) and the Consumer Protection Council (CPC) to ensure that the Mobile Authentication Service (MAS) is re-activated and applied to all drugs purchased in Nigeria;

(ii) Also urge NAFDAC to, as a matter of urgency, begin a national wide publicity on MAS for the education and enlightenment of the public;

(iii) Mandate the Committee on Health Care Services to ensure Compliance.

CONSIDERATION OF REPORTS
6. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Ken Ayapaye:
Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.
“That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Ken Ayapaye against the Nigeria Police Force on malicious victimization and dismissal from service and approve the recommendation therein” (Laid: 21/11/2017); 6 Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 No. 2

urge the Nigeria Police Force to reinstate Ken Ayapaye in to the Nigeria Police forthwith and pay all his salaries and entitlements.
7. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Patrick Ogbonna: Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.
“That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Patrick Ogbonna against Abuja Municipal Area Council on the issue of unlawful demolition of Sixteen Self Contained Rooms at Gwagwa Village in FCT Abuja in 2006 and approve the recommendation therein” (Laid: 15/5/2018);
Urge the Abuja Municipal Area Council to relocate Patrick Ogbonna as his sixteen self-contained rooms which were illegally demolished without any notice and having paid all the necessary fees.
8. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Canice Nweke Chidinma: Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.
“That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petitions on the Petition by Canice Nweke Chidinma against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on the unlawful termination of his appointment by the Management of the Agency and approve the recommendation therein” (Laid: 15/5/2018).
Urge the Chairman/Chief Executive of the NDLEA to reinstate Mr. Canice Nweke Chidinma back to the service of NDLEA as due process was not followed in the termination and he should be promoted to be at par with his colleagues in office as well as pay the arears of his salaries, benefits and entitlements.
9. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Bamiloye Temitope Abiodun: Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.
“That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petition on the Petitions by Bamiloye Temitope Abiodun against the Nigerian Customs Service on the wrongful dismissal from service as Marine Inspector of Customs and approve the recommendation therein (Laid: 7/6/2018).
Urge the Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service to reinstate Bamiloye Temitope Abiodun back to service without payment of arrears.
10. Committee on Public Petitions Petition by Asoloko Jonathan: Hon. Uzoma Nkem-Abonta.
“That the House do consider the Report of the Committee on Public Petition by Asoloko Jonathan against the Management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on the non-implementation of the House of Representatives Committee Report that bothers on the issue of Committee of Appointment and approve the recommendation therein (Laid: 7/6/2018).

Adopt the report of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) Committee which recommends the reinstatement of Mr. Asoloko Jonathan and 8 others, back to the service of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation.

COMMITTEE MEETINGS 1. Rules and Business Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 06 (White House) Assembly Complex No. 2 Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 7

2. Public Petitions (Investigative Hearing)
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 429 New Building (House) Assembly Complex
3. Petroleum Resources (Downstream)
Tuesday, 3 July, 2018 3.00 p.m. Committee Room 034 New Building (House) Assembly Complex

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Senate Calls for Release of Leah Sharibu; Observes 2-Minute Silence in Honour of Hauwa Leman

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The Late Hauwa Leman

Today, the Nigerian Senate observed a two-minute silence in honour of Hauwa Leman, the International Committee for the Red Cross (ICRC) humanitarian worker that was recently killed by Boko Haram.
Following a Motion raised by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, and subsequent debate on the issue, the Senate resolved to observe a two-minute silence in honour of the deceased; pay official condolence visits to the families of the deceased; and ensure that the Federal Government, through its security agencies, must do whatever is necessary to guarantee the freedom of both Leah Sharibu and other surviving hostages of the ICRC being held by the insurgents.
Speaking on the resolution, the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki said:
“Distinguished Colleagues, irrespective of the decision that we have taken, I believe that our committees on defence and security, as part of their own responsibilities should engage with the security agencies to find out if there are other issues that need to be addressed in order to prevent such reoccurrences,” he said.

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Senate Approves Budget of Security Agencies for 2019 General Elections

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Today at the Senate received, considered and approved the Report of the Senate Committee on Appropriations on the Budget of Security Agencies for the 2019 General Elections.
The Report, which was laid by Senator Danjuma Goje, the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations, was seconded by Senator Bassey Akpan, and approved by the plenary.

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Flooding: Nigerian Senate Takes Action

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Today, the Senate passed a Motion to address the recent flooding across the nation. The Motion, sponsored by Senators Kabiru Gaya and Senator Stella Oduah, and co-sponsored by 105 other Senators, called on the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) to immediately send relief materials to the affected victims in states across the federation.
The Senate further called on the Federal Government to convene a stakeholders meeting in collaboration with the Cameroonian Government to scrutinise the recurrent flooding in the country, in order to develop lasting solutions to the problem.
The Senate also urged the Federal Ministry of Water Resources to rehabilitate existing fans and dredge the major rivers to be able to take in flood waters.
The resolution further commended NEMA, the Presidential Committee on Flood Relief (PCFR) and other relevant agencies, organizations and individuals whose efforts in creating awareness have led to reductions in casualty levels.

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Senate Continues Process of Confirming Nominees for ICPC

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Today, the Nigerian Senate continued the process of confirming the appointment of the Chairman and Members of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission.
In a motion moved by the Senate Majority Leader, Senator Ahmed Lawan, and seconded by the Senate Minority Leader, Senator Biodun Olujimi, the Senate sent the names of the 9 nominees to its Committee on Anti-Corruption for further screening.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, asked that the Committee report back to the full plenary in two-weeks.

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Senate Approves Appointment of Muiz Banire as Chairman of AMCON

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Today, 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.
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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Senate President Swears in 2 New Senators

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Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Distinguished Senator Lawal Gumuau from Bauchi South

Today, the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, swore-in two new Senators. The Senators are Distinguished Senator Lawal Gumuau from Bauchi South and Distinguished Senator Ahmad Baba Kaita from Katsina North.

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Distinguished Senator Ahmad Baba Kaita from Katsina North.

 

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Senate Continues Consideration of INEC 2019 Budget

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Today, the Senate continued consideration of the Executive Communication from President Muhammadu Buhari, on the Approval of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC’s) 2019) election budget.
The motion for consideration was moved by Senate Leader, Ahmed Lawan, and seconded by Senate Minority Leader, Biodun Olujimi.
President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, then referred the Executive Communication to the Senate Committee on INEC to report back on the next legislative day.

 

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NASS postpones resumption to October 9

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Clerk of the National Assembly, M. A. Sani- Omolori has announced the extension of the annual recess of lawmakers due to activities of the primaries of political parties.

Different political parties would be engaging in primaries to produce flag-bearers of elective positions for the 2019 elections.

The federal legislature was billed to resume on the 25th of September after over two months of break.

But a statement from Omolori declared the new resumption date to be Tuesday, 9th October.

The statement said “all distinguished Senators and Honourable members are expected to resume plenary session by 10 am on the 9th of October, please.”

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NASS Joint Committee Approves New Electoral Bill

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The National Assembly has produced another version of the electoral act amendment bill addressing concerns raised by president Muhammadu Buhari.

In the latest version which is the 4th in the series, the use of card reader is clearly spelt-out.
The document however eliminates the contentious issues of sequence of elections.

The joint committee on electoral act met for the second time in two days and at the end of the closed door session which lasted several hours, a decision was finally reached on the electoral act amendment bill 2018.
With the lawmakers coming up with what they believe is a clean version for presidential assent.
The latest version which the lawmakers hope would be their final copy is a blend of the older versions albeit with slight but significant amendments.
Quite notable is the outright removal of a poisonous clause on sequence of election.

The new version takes away from the national assembly the power to legislate on local government elections but restores section 138 c & d which explains the grounds on which elections can be challenged.
The new version may have finally rested the controversy over card reader with the lawmakers admitting that card reader was not included in the last version of the bill turned down by president Buhari.

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APC Asks Saraki To Reconvene National Assembly Now

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The All Progressives Congress (APC) says the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) is hiding under the yet-to-be assented Electoral Act Amendment Bill to draw attention away from what it described as the treasonable actions of the senate president, Bukola Saraki who has refused to convene the National Assembly to consider at plenary the crucial 2019 election budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

The All Progressives Congress therefore, insisted that the National Assembly must be convened immediately.
The party noted that the Electoral Amendment Bill passed by the National Assembly was alive and awaiting assent noting that assent to bills in all democratic governments reflect the prudence and discretion of the president in balancing the powers of key constitutional bodies and understanding the concerns of the executive.
APC condemned what it regarded as the abuse of office by the senate president backed by his PDP cohorts in sabotaging the executive, specifically INEC.
The APC called on all Nigerians, civil society and the international community to resist the on-going travesty and legislative rascality being perpetuated by the senate president and the PDP, saying the sanctity of Nigeria’s electoral system is being threatened by the orchestrated sabotage and deliberate attempt to weaken INEC, as Nigeria prepares for general elections in 2019.

 

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