Nigerian Senate to debate State of Emergency in secret

The Senate if going to a closed door session.

The Nigerian Senate has decided to hold a closed door session to debate the controversial State of Emergency announced by President Goodluck Jonathan.

The Senate President made the announcement after reading the president’s letter informing the Senate of the emergency declaration in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

With the closed session, Nigerians would not be given the opportunity to know the views canvassed by individual lawmakers on the matter.

At least two-thirds of the members of the Senate (72 senators) and the House of Representatives (240 members) must approve the declaration for it to be valid.

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