Monday, September 24, 2018

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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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    I was offered millions of dollars to kill PIGB, says chairman, senate committee on petroleum

I was offered millions of dollars to kill PIGB, says chairman, senate committee on petroleum

Omotayo Alasoadura, chairman, senate committee on petroleum resources (upstream), says he was offered millions of dollars to scuttle the petroleum industry governance bill (PIGB).Speaking after he received a letter of commendation from the correspondents chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Akure, the Ondo state capital, he said members of the committee in the sixth and seventh national [...]

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    Is Nigeria’s proposed occupational safety bill a new direction in wellness?

Is Nigeria’s proposed occupational safety bill a new direction in wellness?

The recent bill by Nigeria’s upper legislative body injury has sparked off conversations on the country’s labour laws. The Occupational Safety Bill, which has undergone the second reading and is currently making its way through the committee on employment, labour and productivity, will help to ensure that millions of Nigerian workers are protected in the event of injury.This is [...]

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    SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

SERAP writes UN: Stop reps from passing bill that will weaken CSOs

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has asked three UN special rapporteurs to pressure Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives and others national assembly leaders to withdraw a bill seeking to monitor civil society organisations (CSOs).The bill seeks to establish a commission that would monitor, supervise, de-register, and pre-approve all activities by civil society, labour, community-based organisations, [...]

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    Senate passes bill on compulsory treatment of gunshot victims

Senate passes bill on compulsory treatment of gunshot victims

The senate on Tuesday passed a bill on compulsory treatment and care of victims of gunshots.The bill ensures that such victims receive necessary treatment from medical workers as well as assistance from security agencies.While commenting on the bill, Senate President Bukola Saraki said not every victim of a gunshot wound is a criminal and as such, “it is important that [...]

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    Senate passes bill to protect witnesses in criminal cases

Senate passes bill to protect witnesses in criminal cases

The senate on Thursday passed a bill to establish a witness protection programme in the country.The bill, which was sponsored by the late Isiaka Adeleke, senator representing Osun west, was passed after the senate considered a report from its committee on judiciary.Moving a motion for the consideration of the report, David Umaru, chairman of the committee, said the bill was [...]

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    Senate to consider bill seeking to make Nigerians ‘pay more’ for fuel

Senate to consider bill seeking to make Nigerians ‘pay more’ for fuel

The senate will next week consider a bill to make Nigerians pay more for fuel, TheEagleOnline is reporting.According to the news blog, the bill recommends that Nigerians pay a N5 levy on each litre of petroleum product imported into the country.The proposed law, which is entitled ‘National Roads Bill’, was presented by Kabiru Gaya, chairman, senate committee on works.The N5 [...]

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    Like Lagos, Bauchi okays death penalty for kidnappers

Like Lagos, Bauchi okays death penalty for kidnappers

Bauchi state government has signed into law, a bill which makes kidnapping now punishable with death or life imprisonment.Ibrahim Umar , the state attorney-general and commissioner for justice, made this known on Tuesday while briefing journalists in the state.Umar said Mohammed Abdullahi, governor of the state, assented to the bill on Monday.“Whoever is guilty of the offence of kidnapping shall [...]

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    ALERT: Bill to ‘forcibly’ take land from Nigerians for grazing still alive

ALERT: Bill to ‘forcibly’ take land from Nigerians for grazing still alive

A bill to compulsorily take land from Nigerians for the purpose of grazing is still in the national assembly.The bill, entitled National Grazing Routes and Reserve Bill, 2016, is sponsored by Sunday Karimi, a member of the house of representatives from Mopamuro/Yagba west/east federal constituency in Kogi state.A similar bill was rejected by the senate in November 2016, but the one in [...]

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    Soon, it will be legal for senators to insert constituency projects into budgets

Soon, it will be legal for senators to insert constituency projects into budgets

The senate on Thursday resolved to pass a bill seeking to give legitimacy to the inclusion of constituency projects in the federal budget.Constituency projects, which have been a subject of controversy owing allegations of corruption, are carried out by federal legislators across their constituencies.Abdulmumin Jibrin, a suspended member of the house of representatives, had raised the alarm over alleged illegal [...]

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