How House of Reps voted on 33 major bills to amend Nigerian constitution (FULL DETAILS)

Nigerian Senate
Nigerian Senate

The House of Representatives has concluded voting on 33 major bills to amend several parts of the Nigerian constitution.

The House decision on the bills follows the vote by the Senate on them on Wednesday.

During their vote on Thursday, the House of Reps members joined their Senate colleagues to support the #NotTooYoungToRun bill that reduces the age qualification to run for major elective offices.

An aide to Speaker Yakubu Dogara said the speaker helped to rally colleagues to approve that bill.

“This bill is in the interest of the youth which we must empower because if we empower them we are empowering the future generation,” Mr. Dogara was quoted as saying by Turaki Hassan.

Other highlights of Thursdays votes are that the House disagreed with the Senate on come crucial matters such as retaining state independent electoral commissions (which the Senate wants scrapped) and devolution of powers to the states which the Senate rejected.

See the full details of how the House voted on each of the 33 bills, as provided by Mr. Hassan, below

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Bill 1: Members of the Council of States To Include former Senate President & House of Reps Speakers as members.

Yes – 274

No – 6

Abstain – 2

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Bill 2: Reduction of Authorization of expenditure Before Budget Passage from 6 to 3 months

Yes: 295

No: 0

Abstain: 0

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Bill 3: Devolution of Powers to States

Yes: 210

No: 71

Abstain: 0

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Bill 4: Financial Autonomy for State Legislature.

Yes: 286

No: 10

Abstain: 1

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Bill 5: Financial Autonomy to LGAs

Yes: 291

No: 12

Abstain: 1

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Bill 6: Democratic Existence Funding and Tenure of LGAs

Yes: 285

No: 7

Abstain: 1

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Bill 7: State creation and boundary adjustment

Yes: 166

No: 125

Abstain: 3

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Bill 8: Immunity for legislators for Words Spoken in Chamber or in Committee Meetings in Course of Duty

Yes: 288

No: 10

Abstain: 1

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Bill 9: Political Parties and Electoral Matters: Time to conduct Bye Elections and Power to deregister parties

Yes: 293

No: 2

Abstain: 1

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Bill 10: Presidential Assent To Constitution Amendment Bill

Yes: 248

No: 28

Abstain: 4

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Bill 11: Time frame for submission of names of ministerial nominees

Yes: 248

No: 46

Abstain: 1

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Bill 11b: Submission of Ministerial Nominees with their Portfolios

Yes: 248

No: 46

Abstain: 1

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Bill 11c: 35% affirmative action for women as ministers

Yes: 248

No: 46

Abstain: 1

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Bill 11d: Submission of Commissioners Nominees with their Portfolios

Yes: 248

No: 46

Abstain: 1

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Bill 11e: Submission of names of office of commissioners shall be attached with portfolio

Yes: 248

No: 46

Abstain: 1

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Bill 11f: 35% Affirmative action for women as States Commissioners

Yes: 248

No: 46

Abstain: 1

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Bill 12: Appointment of Minister from the FCT

Yes: 191

No: 21

Abstain: 3

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Bill 13: Change of names of some LG councils: Ebonyi, Oyo, Ogun, Plateau and Rivers.

Yes: 220

No: 57

Abstain: 8

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Bill 14: Independent Candidacy

Yes: 275

No: 14

Abstain: 1

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Bill 15: The Nigeria Police Force to become Nigerian Police

Yes: 280

No: 9

Abstain: 1

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Bill 16: Restriction of the Tenure of Presidents and Governors

Yes:292

No: 3

Abstain: 3

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Bill17: Separation of office of Accountant General of the Federal Government from Accountant General of the Federation

Yes:274

No: 23

Abstain: 2

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Bill 18: Financial Independence for Office of Auditor of Federation/State

Yes: 289

No: 11

Abstain: 0

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Bill 19: Separation of Office of the Attorney General of the Federation/State from the office of Minister/Commissioner of Justice

Yes: 234

No: 58

Abstain: 3

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Bill 20: Submissions from the Judiciary

Yes: 265

No: 6

Abstain: 7

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Bill 21: Determination of pre-election matters.

Yes: 288

No: 3

Abstain: 1

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Bill 22: Consequential Amendment on Civil Defence

Yes: 293

No: 2

Abstain: 1

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Bill 23: Citizenship and indigenship

Yes: 208

No: 78

Abstain: 2

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Bill 24: Procedure for Overriding Presidential Veto in Constitutional Alteration

Yes: 271

No: 20

Abstain: 0

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Bill 25: Removal of law making power from Executive Arm.

Yes:

No:

Abstain:

Bill 25: Part (1): Removal of NYSC, National Security Agencies, Public Complaints Commission Acts from the Constitution

Yes: 209

No:47

Abstain: 5

Bill 25 Part 2: Removal of Land Use Act from Constitution

Yes:139

No:148

Abstain:4

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Bill 26: Investment and Securities Tribunal

Yes: 270

No: 12

Abstain: 2

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Bill 27: Reduction of Age for Election

Yes: 261

No: 23

Abstain: 2

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Bill 28: Authorization of expenditure time frame for laying Appropriation bill, Passage etc

Yes: 252

No: 7

Abstain:2

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Bill 29: Deletion of the National Youth Service Corps decree from CFRN

Yes: Rejected

No:

Abstain:

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Bill 30: Deletion of Public Complain Act from CFRN.

Yes: Rejected

No:

Abstain:

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Bill 31: Deletion of National Security Agencies from the CFRN

Yes: Rejected

No:

Abstain:

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Bill 32: Deletion of land Use Act from CFRN

Yes: Rejected

No:

Abstain:

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Bill 33: Deletion of State Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) from CFRN

Yes: 229

No: 51

Abstain: 1

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Bill 34: Inclusion of Section 141 of Electoral Act into the Constitution

Yes:241

No:18

Abstain:1


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  • javscong javscong

    Now it seems that Saraki and Dogara are seeking undeserved relevance for themselves. It is unthinkable that some idiots now see themselves as deserving of serving on the Council of State which is the exclusive preserve of former heads of state. What a bunch of morons !!!!

  • Sword of Damocles

    ‘D-E-L-I-B-E-R-A-T-I-V-E”, a word that apparently means NOTHING, NADA, ZILCH to these bunch of diabolical Neanderthals/ savages parading themselves as legislators. Let these fools name one democracy that amends its Constitution so haphazardly. The nation whose Constitution we copied has only 27 since 1789. These animals did 33 in one sitting. SMFH. Black man, what gives????? most legislatures are referred to as deliberative bodies, can this appendage honestly be used for the NASS?

  • chiemex

    For devolution of powers to states, KUDOS TO HOUSE OF REPS!

  • Dr Pat Kolawole Awosan

    Any amendment of the Nigerian constitution that do not include re-adoption of parliamentary system of government, and explicit declaration that Nigeria, shall henceforth be govern underconfederation structure of government, will not serve the best interest of Nigerians home and diaspora.Also, any amendment of the constitution that retain wasteful-conduit-pipe of present senate and house of representatives, will be unacceptable to majority of Nigerians, home and diaspora.
    Nigeria, will perform better under one-single parliamentary system with in-built-check and balances and less expensive parliamentary system of government, instead of the highly expensive presidential system of government that consumes our scarce national budget instead of focusing our annual budget capital funds on the development of our vital national infrastructure like regular power supply which is the main require foujnhdation of any would be successful and propsperous developing nation.

  • NwaIgbo

    Which of these will kill corruption and smiling faces in Nigeria? How about halving the salaries and remunerations of these dummies both in the Senate and House. It is all about positions and politics.

  • Joseph Ovedje

    The Senate and the House of Representative ought to think of amendments that will better the lots of Nigeria, not furthering their interest. The 2-chamber Federal legislature is a wasteful conduit pipe. If they have the interest of Nigeria at heart why not think seriously of this? And also femaline and masculine should not be the basis of governance; rather the foundation of our constitution should be built on equality before the law.