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From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by Symphony007: 9:55am On Apr 06, 2015
As of may 2015, for the first time in our democratic history, different parties will control the two chambers in our national assembly and that is when those who say the two chambers serve not function will know the difference and it won't be pretty! In fact, we shall see the evils or some will say beauty of bicameral legislature.

BASIC POWERS OF THE SENATE(APC)
Confirmation of ministerial nominees
Ratification of treaties and foreign policy
Confirmation of judges, military leaders,ambassadors, etc
Oversight, etc

BASIC POWERS OF THE HOUSE(PDP)
Passing a budget.
Power over the purse of the nation.
Appopraition of money bill, revenues.
Power to raise taxes.
Impeach the president., etc
Oversight of ministries.

This is are brief overview of both houses and their powers, so if president muhammadu Buhari is not able to unite warring factions, or if both parties don't put country above party, it will be a tough four years to come... imagine how long it will take to pass a budget? imagine how hard it was when one party controlled both houses. Goodluck nigeria!!! Welcome to divided government.

Re: From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by Collynzo9: 9:58am On Apr 06, 2015
I thought APC was also in control of the house?
Re: From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by Dharniel(m): 9:58am On Apr 06, 2015
The difference is simple, House is a building while Senate is a body.
Re: From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by cozy7(m): 10:00am On Apr 06, 2015
I just can't wait to see GMB right all these wrongs n improve our economy. I'm confident of that.
Re: From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by Symphony007: 10:05am On Apr 06, 2015
Collynzo9:
I thought APC was also in control of the house?
the PDP is the majority in the house except defections happen following the swearing in of a new assembly.
Re: From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by modath(f): 10:06am On Apr 06, 2015
Collynzo9:
I thought APC was also in control of the house?

You're correct, APC already has about 200 seats and the membership of the HOR is 360....The OP doesn't know the difference between 16 and 19.
Re: From May Nigerians Will Know The Difference Between The Senate And House! by Boss13: 10:10am On Apr 06, 2015
modath:


You're correct, APC already has about 200 seats and the membership of the HOR is 360....The OP doesn't know the difference between 16 and 19.

Maybe the OP did not calculate properly but I do understand the message he is trying to pass across.

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