• Bill to seperate offices of Minister of Justice from that of AGF passes second reading

    Bill to seperate offices of Minister of Justice from that of AGF passes second reading

    A proposed bill sponsored by Hon Mohammed Monguno (APC, Borno) to separate the office of Attorney General of the Federation(AGF) and that of the Minister of Justice has passed second reading in the House of Representatives.

    The bill, which also seeks to separate the office of Attorney General(AG)at the state level from that of Commissioner for Justice.

    The bill has as its long title” A bill to alter the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999 to introduce the office of the […]

  • Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    Nigerian Peace Corps hails National Assembly, urges Buhari to assent Bill

    According to reports, the National Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dr Dickson Akoh on Thursday commended National Assembly over the passage of the Bill for an Act to establish the agency.

    The Senate had on Thursday read the Bill for the third time and finally passed it, in concurrence with the House of Representatives which had passed same earlier in the year.

    Addressing Journalists shortly after the passage on Thursday, Akoh appreciated Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki; Speaker Yakubu Dogara and […]

  • BREAKING!!! Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law

    BREAKING!!! Senate passes Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday passed the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill into law, thereby giving approval for the establishment of the Nigerian Peace Corps as an agency under the Ministry of Interior.

    Presenting the report of the Committee on Interior on the floor of the Senate, the committee chairman, Senator Bayero Nafada urged the Senate to support the passage of the Bill, saying “the organisation will be of great benefit to the Nigerian youths”.

    “In response to increasing complexity of […]

  • Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    Senate snubs Amaechi, passes ‘scrapped’ Maritime University Bill

    According to reports, the bill for establishment of Nigerian Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Delta State, on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate, few months after Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi, announced scrapping of the project.

    The bill sponsored by James Manager (PDP-Delta) was unanimously supported by the senators after the mover’s lead debate, making case for the establishment of the university.

    The groundbreaking of the proposed school at Okerenkoko in Warri south-West local government area was done by former President […]

  • Maritime University bills scale second reading

    Maritime University bills scale second reading

    Two bills establishing the Maritime University at Okerenkoko in Warri South local government area of Delta State and another in Oron in Akwa Ibom state scaled Second Reading at the Senate today.

    However, fears over funding threaten to mar the passage of the bills, given that proposals for the two were being canvassed simultaneously by Senators from the affected states.

    In his lead debate, Senator James Manager explained that the proposed Maritime University, Okerenkoko will be the first specialised institution in West […]

  • Dino Melaye calls for support to sponsor bill stopping tribal marks on children in Nigeria (Photo)

    Dino Melaye calls for support to sponsor bill stopping tribal marks on children in Nigeria (Photo)

    Senator Dino Melaye has reacted to the photo saying people should support his bill to stop it. He posted the photo below and said;

     

    “This barbaric act must stop. National Identity card is enough to identify where individuals come from. Support my bill to stop this

  • Bill seeks death sentence for kidnappers in Lagos

    Bill seeks death sentence for kidnappers in Lagos

    To tackle repeated cases of kidnapping in Lagos State, a private member bill sponsored by the Speaker of the State House of Assembly, Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, seeks death penalty for kidnappers.

    Titled ‘A bill for a Law to provide for the prohibition of the act of kidnapping and for other connected purposes,’ the proposed legislation went through public hearing in Lagos on Friday.

    The public hearing, which attracted stakeholders, took place at the Lateef Jakande Hall within the Assembly premises.

    It comes on […]

  • Senate passes NEDC bill, approves 3% federal VAT for 10 years

    Senate passes NEDC bill, approves 3% federal VAT for 10 years

    According to reports, the Senate yesterday passed the North-East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill which empowers the Federal Government to set up a commission to rehabilitate the Boko Haram devastated North-East region.

    Strangely and interestingly, the Senate included Kano and Plateau States in the list of states to benefit from the commission’s funds for rebuilding the region, even though they are located in North-West and North-Central geopolitical zones respectively.

    The decision to include Kano and Plateau in the rebuilding plan followed a protest […]

  • National Assembly seeks panel on Niger Delta, bill to stimulate economy

    National Assembly seeks panel on Niger Delta, bill to stimulate economy

    House of Representatives has concurred with the position of Senate in urging federal government to urgently raise a team comprising elected lawmakers in Niger Delta region to dialogue with the government in coordinating concerns of the people in the area towards ending all forms of restiveness in the oil-rich zone.

    In a motion by House Leader Femi Gbajabiamila, the representatives are further urging President Muhammadu Buhari to prepare an Economic Stimulus Bill to the National Assembly to accommodate fiscal and investment […]

  • Commotion as senators reject ‘special status’ bill for Lagos

    Commotion as senators reject ‘special status’ bill for Lagos

    There was commotion in the Senate, yesterday, over a bill sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu,seeking special status for Lagos State in view of its strategic socio-economic significance to the country.

    Titled “A bill for an act to make provisions for Federal Grants to Lagos State in recognition of its strategic socio-economic significance and other connected purposes”, the bill was read for the second time where her colleagues overwhelmingly voted against it.

    Senators, predominantly drawn from the North, South-east and South-south led the […]

  • Fayose assents revised N70.5bn Appropriation Bill for 2016

    Fayose assents revised N70.5bn Appropriation Bill for 2016

    Ekiti State governor, Mr Ayodele Fayose, yesterday signed the revised 2016 Appropriation Bill of N70.5 billion into law.

    The governor said the move was to further entrench the culture of transparency and accountability in the state’s budgetary spending.

    The revised budgetary provision as passed by the State House of Assembly, was jacked up from N67 billion to N70.5 billion to accommodate the ongoing dualisation of Ado-Ikere road and other contingency projects.

    Governor Fayose told journalists after assenting to the bill that he decided […]