Sunday, February 18, 2018

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    ‘Immunity for lawmakers, avoidance of double taxation’ — Buhari signs eight bills into law

‘Immunity for lawmakers, avoidance of double taxation’ — Buhari signs eight bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed eight bills earlier passed by the National Assembly into law.The brief signing ceremony was held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja.Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), briefed state house correspondents after the president gave assent to the bills.Enang said the bills signed include the Legislative Houses (Powers and [...]

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    PIGB will check outright stealing in oil sector, says NEITI

PIGB will check outright stealing in oil sector, says NEITI

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) says the passage of the petroleum industry governance bill (PIGB) will bring about professionalism and accountability in the oil sector.In a statement on Sunday, Orji Ogbonnaya Orji, its director of communications and advocacy, the organisation commended the senate and the house of representatives for passing the bill into law.Prior to its passage, the [...]

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    Buhari signs three bills into law

Buhari signs three bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed three bills earlier passed by the national assembly into law.The bills include Federal College of Dental Technology and Therapy (Establishment) Bill, 2017; the Air Force Institute of Technology of Nigeria (Establishment) Bill, 2017; and the National Intelligence Agency Pensions (Establishment) Bill, 2017.Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, said in a statement on Wednesday that the bills were [...]

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    AT A GLANCE: 22 house of reps bills assented to by the presidency since 2015

AT A GLANCE: 22 house of reps bills assented to by the presidency since 2015

The administration of President Muhmmadu Buhari has signed a total of 25 bills since it took over power in May 2015.Of the 25 bills assented to by the presidency, 22 emanated from the house of representatives. Yakubu Dogara, the speaker, had set up a committee to identify bills which were to be updated.Following the identification of some of these bills, the house [...]

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    POLL: Do you support Osinbajo’s rejection of four n’assembly bills?

POLL: Do you support Osinbajo’s rejection of four n’assembly bills?

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday rejected four bills the national assembly had passed.The bills which Osinbajo refused to sign into law are – Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill, 2016; National Lottery Bill, 2016; Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill, 2016, and Agriculture Guarantee Scheme Fund Amendment Bill, 2016.He said assent to some of the bills was withheld due to “concerns regarding [...]

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    Osinbajo rejects four national assembly bills

Osinbajo rejects four national assembly bills

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has declined approving four bills the national assembly forwarded to the executive for assent.Osinbajo conveyed his decision in a letter read on the floor of the senate by Bukola Saraki on Wednesday.The bills are -  Dangerous Drug Amendment Bill, 2016; National Lottery Bill, 2016; Currency Conversion Freezing Order Amendment Bill, 2016, and  Agricultural Credit Scheme Bill, [...]

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    Zamfara govt house ‘thrown into darkness’ over N400m bill

Zamfara govt house ‘thrown into darkness’ over N400m bill

The Zamfara state government house in Gusau has remained in darkness following the disconnection of electricity supply to the premises by the Kaduna Power Holding Company.Aminu Yakubu, business development and relationship officer of the company in Gusau area office, told journalists on Wednesday that the action followed the failure of the state government to settle its bills.Yakubu said the state [...]

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    Buhari signs 8 bills into law

Buhari signs 8 bills into law

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed eight bills passed by the national assembly into law.Ita Enang, special adviser to the president on national assembly matters (senate), disclosed this to state house correspondents on Friday.According to him, the bills signed into law were: prevention of crime amendment Act,‎ 2016; the national crop varieties and livestock breeds (registration) amendment Act‎, 2016.Others were telecommunications [...]

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    Senate ‘responds’ to economic recession by passing 8 ‘strategic’ bills

Senate ‘responds’ to economic recession by passing 8 ‘strategic’ bills

The senate has passed eight bills aimed at strengthening the laws of the country.The upper legislative chamber received the bills, which it passed on Thursday,  from the house of representatives for concurrence.They are the Telecommunication and Postal Offences Act (Amendment) bill, National Crop Variety, Livestock Breed (Registration) Act (Amendment) bill, Produce (Enforcement of Export Standards) Act (Amendment) bill, Prevention of [...]

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    In one day, 130 bills pass first reading at house of reps

In one day, 130 bills pass first reading at house of reps

One hundred and thirty bills passed first reading at the federal house of representatives on Thursday.Some of the bills, which were introduced to amend and repeal certain obsolete laws, include Medical and Dental Practitioners Act, National Eye Centre Act, Casino Taxation Act, Workers Compensation Act, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission Act, Hire Purchase Act and Code of Conduct Bureau and [...]

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