Bill Passing

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed the Value Added Tax (VAT) bill, along with a bill that prohibits the open grazing of cattle in the state. The two bills were passed after unanimous votes by the lawmakers during Thursday’s plenary after they were read for the third time. Following the passage of the […]

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja said Nigeria lost an estimated $50billion worth of investments in 10 years. This, according to him, was a result of the uncertainty of the non-passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), lack of progress and stagnation in the petroleum industry. In his remarks at a ceremony on passage […]

Governor of Imo State Hope Uzodinma has said that the signing of the Petroleum Industry Bill 2021 into law will help to regulate environmental hazards such as oil spillage. “All the hazards that follow the production of oil, mostly environmental hazards, are as a result of the absence of regulatory environments,” he said on Channels TV’s […]

A bill to alter the constitution to allow for the creation of state police and other state government security services has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives.  The bill was sponsored by Onofiok Luke representing Etinan/Nsit Ibom/Nsit Ubium Federal Constituency. In leading the debate on Tuesday, the lawmaker highlighted that the bill will […]

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 […]

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