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Politics Unprecedented! Reps Pass 130 Bills Into First Reading In A Day

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A total of 130 bills passed first reading at the House of Representatives on Thursday, a development the Speaker, Mr. Yakubu Dogara, described as “unprecedented.”

The Clerk, Mr. Mohammed Sani-Omolori, almost got tired reading out the titles of the bill to cross first reading.

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Findings by PUNCH showed that the House took the step amid rising criticisms that most lawmakers were lazy and had no bills to their names.

“There is a shift from the era of slumbering in the past.

“Members realise that the parliament has come under increasing scrutiny of Nigerians; so, they have to work harder,” a senior official said after the bills passed first reading.


- PUNCH
 
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