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    Senate passes N10.59trn 2020 budget

Senate passes N10.59trn 2020 budget

The senate has passed the 2020 appropriation bill. The bill was passed after Barau Jibrin, chairman of the appropriations committee, moved a motion for its passage. The figure passed as the total expenditure for 2020 by the upper legislative chamber is higher than what President Muhammadu Buhari proposed by N260 billion. The increase puts the total sum of the government's expenditure at N10.59 [...]

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    ‘Pay attention to issues on poverty not social media’ — CAN knocks n’assembly

‘Pay attention to issues on poverty not social media’ — CAN knocks n’assembly

The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has asked the national assembly to discard the social media and hate speech bills. The association asked the legislature to devote its time to solving issues on poverty, insecurity, bad roads and poor education. Samson Ayokunle, CAN president, made the call in a statement by Samuel Kwamkur, the national director, legal and public affairs of the [...]

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    ‘Do not gag me’ — Protesters ask n’assembly to drop social media/hate speech bills

‘Do not gag me’ — Protesters ask n’assembly to drop social media/hate speech bills

Protesters have converged on the National Assembly Complex in Abuja to vent against the bills seeking to regulate social media and curb “hate speech” in the country. The protesters, comprising individuals and civil society organisations, displayed placards asking the legislature to discard the bills. The protection from internet falsehoods and manipulation bill and the national commission for the prohibition of hate speeches [...]

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    Hate speech bill ‘will lead to impunity’

Hate speech bill ‘will lead to impunity’

Stakeholders in the media, academia and civil society groups have described the proposed bill on the prohibition of hate speech as a step towards impunity. At a meeting in Lagos on Tuesday, different speakers said the motive behind the bill is to gag the media and repress the voices of the citizens. The event, which was organised by the Africa Foundation for [...]

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    APC member seeks constitution amendment to allow Buhari go for third term

APC member seeks constitution amendment to allow Buhari go for third term

Charles Enya, a member of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi state, has filed a suit, seeking the amendment of the constitution to allow President Muhammadu Buhari get another term in office. According to Daily Trust, Enya, who served as organising secretary to Buhari during the 2019 general election, filed the suit (FHC/AI/CS/90/19) before a federal high court in Abakiliki, [...]

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    Buhari seeks speedy passage of bill on special court for corruption cases

Buhari seeks speedy passage of bill on special court for corruption cases

President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the national assembly to fast-track the passage of the special crimes court bill. The executive bill was submitted to the legislature in 2016 as part of Buhari's anti-corruption policy. Also in 2017, Walter Onnoghen, former chief justice of Nigeria, issued a directive to all heads of courts to create special courts to handle corruption cases. Speaking on Tuesday in [...]

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    Group asks n’assembly to improve oversight on oil and gas sector

Group asks n’assembly to improve oversight on oil and gas sector

OrderPaper Advocacy Initiative (OAI), a legislative interface platform, has asked the national assembly to step up its oversight on the country's oil and gas sector. In a statement on Monday, Oke Epia, executive director of OAI, said the federal lawmakers could achieve this by engaging the audits carried out by the Nigeria Extractives Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI). Epia lamented that previous NEITI [...]

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    ‘Is it now cool to kill?’ — Soyinka writes n’assembly over ‘hate speech’ bill

‘Is it now cool to kill?’ — Soyinka writes n’assembly over ‘hate speech’ bill

Wole Soyinka, Nobel laureate, says the national assembly is attempting to silence the voice of criticism with the introduction of the bill on hate speech. A week after the senate introduced a bill to regulate social media, the senate reintroduced another bill seeking to establish a commission for the prohibition hate speech in the country. The bill prescribed death by hanging for [...]

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    ADP asks national assembly to throw out anti-social media bill

ADP asks national assembly to throw out anti-social media bill

The Action Democratic Party (ADP) has asked the national assembly to throw out the anti-social media bill. On November 6, the senate passed a bill seeking to regulate social media in the country. The bill sponsored by Sabi Abdullahi, deputy majority whip of the senate, has a fine of N150,000 or three years imprisonment for any offender. In a statement in Abuja on [...]

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    ‘Schools, hospitals will be restored’— Abba Kyari lauds ‘$1.4bn’ PSC bill

‘Schools, hospitals will be restored’— Abba Kyari lauds ‘$1.4bn’ PSC bill

Abba Kyari, chief of staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, says the passage of the bill seeking to amend the deep offshore and inland basin production sharing contract (DOIBPSC) act by the national assembly is “a huge victory” for Nigeria. The national assembly had transmitted the bill to Buhari for assent on Wednesday after both chambers had passed it. The bill seeks to [...]

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    ICYMI: ASUU gives conditions to join IPPIS — ahead of October deadline

ICYMI: ASUU gives conditions to join IPPIS — ahead of October deadline

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    Falana writes Lawan: No need for loans if we recover $103bn oil sale loss

Falana writes Lawan: No need for loans if we recover $103bn oil sale loss

Femi Falana, a senior advocate of Nigeria (SAN), has asked the national assembly to work with anti-graft agencies for the recovery of "$103.7 billion lost on oil sale". In a letter to Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the senior lawyer said if Nigeria can recover the money lost to oil sale, there would be no need to seek foreign loans. Nigeria is currently [...]

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    Reps: Nigerians think we are not committed to country’s growth

Reps: Nigerians think we are not committed to country’s growth

The house of representatives says many Nigerians believe that federal lawmakers have not shown any genuine commitment to the growth of the country. The lower legislative chamber also said a lot of citizens do not understand their role, adding that this has contributed to the negative image of the legislature. Benjamin Kalu, spokesman of the house, said this on Wednesday during the [...]

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    ICYMI: Liberia parliament slashes lawmakers’ earnings by over 30%

ICYMI: Liberia parliament slashes lawmakers’ earnings by over 30%

Liberia’s house of representatives has voted to slash its monthly earnings by 31 percent and that of the senate by 36 percent. The lower legislative chamber voted in favour of the cut when it recently passed the country’s draft national budget of $526 million for the 2019/2020 fiscal year. FrontPageAfrica, a Liberian magazine, reports that the house said it slashed the lawmakers’ [...]

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    Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost

Italy to cut number of senators from 315 to 200 to save cost

Italy's parliament has approved slashing the number of its members by 37 percent. The BBC is reporting that Italy's lower house passed a new law to cut the number of representatives in both chambers “to save cost”. The law, passed on Tuesday, will see the number of parliamentarians in the lower house reduced from 630 to 400 while senators will be reduced [...]

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    2020 budget: FG pegs oil benchmark at $57, targets N8.1trn

2020 budget: FG pegs oil benchmark at $57, targets N8.1trn

President Muhammadu Buhari has presented the 2020 appropriation bill with total expenditure of N10.33 trillion to the national assembly. While presenting the budget on Tuesday, Buhari said the federal government is targetting a revenue of N8.155 trillion; N2.64 trillion from oil revenue, N1.8 trillion from non-oil tax revenue and N3.7 trillion from other revenues. Buhari said the appropriation bill is based on the [...]

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