Thursday, August 8, 2019

Tag "bill"

    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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    Senate proposes extra 14 days for conduct of presidential rerun elections

Senate proposes extra 14 days for conduct of presidential rerun elections

The senate has proposed to extend the time for conducting presidential and governorship rerun elections from seven to 21 days.According to the 1999 constitution, presidential and governorship rerun elections are to be conducted within seven days.Presenting a report on the review of the constitution to the upper legislative chamber on Thursday, Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, said Sections 134 (4) [...]

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    Randy Nigerian lecturers to spend 5 years in jail

Randy Nigerian lecturers to spend 5 years in jail

The senate has passed the sexual harassment in tertiary education institution bill, 2016.The bill, which seeks to prohibit sexual harassment in tertiary institutions, stipulates a five-year jail term and a fine of N5m for offenders.It also makes false witnesses and accusers liable for prosecution.Ovie Omo-Agege, a senator from Delta state, sponsored the bill.The bill was debated on May 24, and [...]

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