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The Nigerian Senate took a bold step on Thursday by finally passing the Code of Conduct amendment bill, 2016.

The amendment included - altering the tenure of office of the chairman and members of the Code of Conduct Bureau.

Here are nine major adjustments made the CCT Act by the Nigerian Senate today:

1.Tenure of CCB Chairman altered from serving until 70years to ONLY one term of five years, renewable by only one term. Entry age left at 50

2. Relocating the power to exercise authority over the CCB from President to the National Assembly.

3. Extending powers of AGF to prosecute to private legal practitioners to enable CCB to prosecute it's cases.

4. National Assembly (no longer President) will now have the powers to confer any additional powers (if need be) on CCB.

5. A minimum of 3 out of 5 members of the CCT must sit at all times to be deemed to have formed a quorum.

6. All nominated CCT members are now to be subject to screening and confirmation by the Senate.

7.To enable cases of exception under the CCB Act to be handled by the National Assembly instead of the President.

8. Provisions of Evidence Act (2011) are now to apply to the CCT where crime is an issue.

9. Accused persons concerned in a case before CCB shall be given opportunity to make a written admission of any breach or non-compliance and where such written admission is made, there shall be no reference to the CCT.

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  1. Thieves deceiving themselves. It willnot be accepted by nNigerians

  2. Yany you are just a bloody commoner , the law has been amended gbam . Try and protest you will join them at Kuje prison.

  3. Do they really expect the President to grant assent to this bill?

  4. GOD forbid u BASTARDS! Ogun will kill all of U

  5. I hate this country d more every passing day by d actions taken by this in position of authority. Instead of them to be making things easier they are making it worste. Shame on all d law makers, Shame on all of us Nigerians. This country is moving backwards.

    1. Shame on only you...keep crying you hear...cry well...

  6. Mercy after death , does ogun still exist ?

  7. Those are very good amendments. This is not a banana republic!

  8. Arrogating power to themselves only. This is because they all are guilty of the offense of the Senate President. Corruption continues. Let the President not accent to this so called law.


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