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[Abuja]–Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has refused to sign the National Lottery Commission Bill 2016 as passed by the National Assembly over pending legal challenges on the competence of the National Assembly to legislate on the matter.

This was made known through a letter written to the Senate, saying he has withdrawn assent to the bill and three other bills passed by the National Assembly.

The other bills in which he refused to assent to are Dangerous Drugs Amendment Bill 2016, Agricultural Credit Guarantee Scheme Fund 2016, and Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill 2016.

Osinbajo had last week assented to seven bills passed by the legislature which are; Oaths(Amendment) Act, 2017; Defence Space Administration Act, 2017; Veterinary Surgeons(Amendment)Act, 2017; National Film and Video Censors Board(Amendment)Act, 2017; Pension Rights of Judges(Amendment) Act, 2017; Nigeria Institute of Soil Science(Establishment, etc.) Act, 2017 and Mortgage Institutions(Amendment)Act, 2016.

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