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Angry Nigerians blast Senate over amendment of CCB, Tribunal Act

Nigerians have been venting their displeasure over the move by the Senate to amend the law setting up the Code of Conduct Bureau and the Code of Conduct Tribunal, as the amendment would diminish the agencies’ powers.

The Senate on Thursday, April 14, 2016 speedily passed for second reading, a Bill seeking to amend the Act establishing the Code of Conduct Bureau (CCB) and its tribunal, just 48 hours after it was first introduced.

The sponsor of the Bill, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, saying the amendment of Section Three of the Code of Conduct Bureau and Tribunal Act would allow every public officer who appears before the Bureau a fair hearing.

However, with the ongoing trial of its president, Bukola Saraki at the same Tribunal, Nigerians have expressed disappointment over the Senate’s glaring attempt to ensure that the CCT cannot prosecute Saraki as it would be stripped of its powers to prosecute criminal cases.

Read some of the angriest tweets by Nigerians to the Nigerian Senate’s official handle.


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