Saturday, July 13, 2019

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    House of reps rejects police reform bill

House of reps rejects police reform bill

The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to reform the Nigeria police force.The bill was rejected during plenary on Wednesday, about a month after being passed by the senate.The bill, which seeks to repeal the Police Act of 2004, would "provide for the framework for the police service" as well as ensure partnership between the police and communities.Some [...]

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    Reps pass bill abolishing HND/BSc dichotomy

Reps pass bill abolishing HND/BSc dichotomy

The house of representatives has passed a bill abolishing the existing dichotomy between higher national diploma (HND) and bachelor's of science (BSc) degree holders in the country.The "bill for an act to abolish and prohibit dichotomy and discrimination between first degrees and HND in the same profession" was passed during Tuesday's plenary.The legislation, which was sponsored by Ali Isa and [...]

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    ‘N1m fine for offenders’ — Buhari signs disability bill into law

‘N1m fine for offenders’ — Buhari signs disability bill into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed a bill protecting persons with disabilities into law.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), said this in a statement released on Wednesday.The development is coming about a week after the president said he had not seen the bill.Enang said the law provides for fines and jail terms for persons [...]

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    Persons with disabilities tackle Buhari over comment on bill protecting them

Persons with disabilities tackle Buhari over comment on bill protecting them

The Joint National Association of Persons with Disabilities (JONAPWD) has demanded assent to the act which prohibits all forms of discrimination against them.The bill had been sent by the national assembly to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent.While speaking at a town hall meeting organised for presidential candidates and their running mates, Buhari said he had not seen the bill.Vice-President Yemi [...]

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    HURRAY! Reps pass bill criminalising estimated billing

HURRAY! Reps pass bill criminalising estimated billing

The house of representatives has passed a bill seeking to criminalise estimated billing in the country, among other things.The lower legislative chamber passed the bill on Tuesday after considering the report of its committee on power sector.The report was adopted unanimously after Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house, put it to a voice vote.The bill aims to criminalise estimated [...]

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    Rep: Why we are pushing for parliamentary system of govt

Rep: Why we are pushing for parliamentary system of govt

Kingsley Chinda, a house of representatives member from Rivers state, says a bill to introduce the parliamentary system of government was introduced to reduce the cost of governance.He said a parliamentary system will ensure accountability and transparency in government.Chinda is the lead sponsor of the bill introduced in the house on Tuesday. The bill is being co-sponsored by 70 other [...]

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    71 reps sponsor bill to introduce parliamentary system of govt

71 reps sponsor bill to introduce parliamentary system of govt

A bill to introduce the parliamentary system of government to the country has been read for first time at the house of representatives.The bill introduced during plenary on Thursday was sponsored by 71 lawmakers.Nigeria currently practices a presidential system of government.The major difference between these two systems is that in a presidential system, the president is directly voted into power [...]

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    EXCLUSIVE: Why Buhari rejected electoral amendment bill

EXCLUSIVE: Why Buhari rejected electoral amendment bill

President Muhammadu Buhari says he rejected the electoral amendment bill because it could affect the 2019 elections.The president said this in a letter sent to the national assembly.In the letter obtained by TheCable, the president said signing the bill into law could "create uncertainty and confusion" during the forthcoming elections."Pursuant to section 58 (4) of constitution of the Federal Republic [...]

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    Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

Reps pass electoral amendment bill but differ with senate on campaign finance limit

The house of representatives has passed a bill amending the electoral act, a day after the senate passed a similar bill.The lower legislative chamber passed the amendment on Wednesday after Aishatu Dukku, chairman of committee on INEC, presented a report of the joint committee on INEC.In August, President Muhammadu Buhari rejected the bill for a second time -- it had [...]

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    Again, Buhari rejects electoral amendment bill

Again, Buhari rejects electoral amendment bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to the electoral act amendment bill, 2018.This was disclosed by Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on electoral matters (senate).Enang said the president's decision had been communicated to the leadership of the national assembly via a letter."His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR, has by communication dated August 30, 2018, to the Senate [...]

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    No way state police bill will get two-thirds in n’assembly, says senator

No way state police bill will get two-thirds in n’assembly, says senator

Abu Ibrahim, chairman, senate committee on police affairs, says the fear of indiscriminate arrest and detention by state governors may kill the state and community police bill.The bill which is being sponsored by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, has passed first reading in the senate.Ibrahim, however, told journalists on Sunday that the bill may not get two-third majority to get [...]

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    Bill to end proliferation of arms scales second reading at house of reps

Bill to end proliferation of arms scales second reading at house of reps

The house of representatives has passed for a second reading a bill that seeks to end the proliferation of small arms in the country.The bill seeks to create the National Commission against Proliferation of Small and Light Weapons. It is a consolidation of two bills sponsored by Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house, and Nnenna Ukeji, from Abia.The bill promotes [...]

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    Reps block paternity leave

Reps block paternity leave

The house of representatives has rejected a bill seeking to grant leave to married men in advent of child birth by their wives.The bill aims to provide for an act to make provisions for optional paternity leave to all married male employees in private and public sectors.Lagos and Enugu states are among the few states in the country that have [...]

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    Rep on 2018 budget: We won’t manufacture figures, hence delay in passage

Rep on 2018 budget: We won’t manufacture figures, hence delay in passage

Zakari Mohammed, chairman, house of representatives committee on education, says the 2018 appropriation bill would be ready by end of April.Mohammed spoke while representing Yakubu Dogara, speaker, house of representatives, on the sideline of an empowerment programme organised by Segun Ogunwuyi for his constituents, at Ogbomoso, Oyo state.Ogunwuyi represents Ogbomosho/north/south/orire.Speaking at the event, Mohammed said the delay in passing the [...]

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    24 states pass ‘Not too young to run’ bill

24 states pass ‘Not too young to run’ bill

Twenty-four out of the 36 state houses of assembly in the country have passed the ‘Not too young to run’ bill.The bill, which is part of the process to amend the 1999 constitution,  seeks to reduce the minimum age requirement for elective positions in the country.It was first passed by the senate and the house of representatives in July 2017.The latest [...]

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    Group asks Buhari to hasten approval of consumer protection bill

Group asks Buhari to hasten approval of consumer protection bill

The Centre for Social Change and Citizenship Education (CENSOCHANGE), a non-governmental organisation, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately give assent to the federal competition and consumer protection bill.The bill was passed by the national assembly in December 2017 and has since been sent to the president for approval.It seeks to eliminate monopolies at all levels of the Nigerian market, [...]

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