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Imo State House of Assembly has passed the state’s 2020 revised appropriation bill of 95.3 billion naira into law, which is 102 billion naira lower than the previous appropriation. The Assembly had earlier passed the 2020 appropriation of 197 billion Naira before the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The Speaker of the State House of […]

The controversial Control of Infectious Diseases Bill, 2020 being debated on the floor of the House of Representatives will be put to public hearing, the Speaker has said. Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, who seemed to have bowed to public pressure, stated this during Tuesday’s plenary at the lower chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja. He […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the 2020 Appropriation Act of N10.594 trillion. The signing ceremony held on Tuesday at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, a day after Channels Television reported that the President would assent to the Act. It is the fourth time since 1999 but the earliest that the appropriation bill is signed in […]

The lawmaker representing Niger East Senatorial District, Senator Sani Musa, has described the rumour about the death of General Ibrahim Babangida (rtd) over the weekend as unfortunate, mischievous and unholy. Senator Musa condemned the rumour in a statement on Monday, a day after the spokesman for the former military president, Kasim Afegbua, said the elder […]

A bill seeking to reduce frequent accidents by petroleum trucks on Nigerian roads on Tuesday scaled through the second reading in the Senate. Sponsored by Senator Ifeanyi Ubah (YPP, Anambra South), the bill seeks to make consequential provisions towards safe transportation of petroleum products across the country. In his lead debate, Ubah said the bill […]

The Senate Today passed President Muhammadu Buhari’s Finance Bill, 2019, which seeks an amendment of Nigeria’s tax laws. The passage of the Bill was sequel to the consideration of the report of the Senate Committee on Finance. In his presentation of the report, Chairman of the Committee, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, said the Bill specifically seeks […]

A bill to set up a commission for the prohibition of hate speeches has been introduced on the floor of the Senate. The Bill which is sponsored by the former Senate spokesman, Senator Abdullahi Sabi, is listed on the order paper and has passed first reading on Tuesday. Last week, the Senate passed through first […]

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected 17 bills passed by the 8th National Assembly. Senior Special Assistant to President Senator ITA ENANG disclosed this to journalists at a news conference in Abuja.   He explained that the president decided not to communicate to the 9th Assembly on the rejection of the bills because it could not […]

The Senate on Thursday passed the Public Holiday Act Amendment Bill to recognise June 12 as the new Democracy Day. The bill was passed almost one year after President Muhammadu Buhari announced that the date would replace May 29 for Nigerians to commemorate the return to the civilian government. While some members of the National […]

The Senate on Monday passed the Conferment bill which seeks to prescribe punishment for the offenses of abduction, wrongful restraint and wrongful conferment for ransom. This bill which seeks to combat and prevent any form of kidnapping in Nigeria passed its third reading on the floor of the Senate after a report by the Committee on Judiciary, […]


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