Senate approves additional new law schools

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The Senate today passed a bill to establish additional law school campuses across the six geopolitical zones. 

This followed the consideration of a report by the Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator Opeyemi Bamidele of APC from Ekiti state.

The existing law school campuses are located in Lagos (South West), Abuja (North Central), Yola (North East), Kano (North West), Enugu (South East), and Yenagoa (South-South). The additional campuses being approved by the senate include Kabba Law School Campus, Kogi State (North Central); Maiduguri Law School Campus, Borno State (North East); Argungu Law School Campus, Kebbi State (North West); Okija Law School Campus, Anambra State (South East); Orogun Law School Campus, Delta State (South-South); Ilawe Law School Campus, Ekiti State (South West), and Jos Law School Campus, Plateau State (North Central). 

In another news, the Senate today received a letter from the National Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), Iyorchia Ayu, nominating Shuaibu Lau from Taraba state as the new Deputy Minority Leader in the Senate.

Iyorchia Ayu said Shuaibu Lau’s nomination was against the backdrop of Emmanuel Bwacha’s defection from the opposition party to the All-Progressives Congress (APC) last week.

The letter was read at the start of plenary by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan.

Meanwhile, the former Deputy Minority Whip of the Senate, Emmanuel Bwacha from Taraba state, has formally defected from the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Emmanuel Bwacha’s defection brings the number of APC Senators to 70, PDP 38 Senators and Young Progressives Party (YPP) 1 Senator. His decision to leave the opposition party was conveyed sequel to a point of order raised by the lawmaker during plenary.