• 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Senate passes political debates bill for second reading

    Senate passes political debates bill for second reading

    It was gathered that the Senate in Nigeria has passed for second reading, a bill to establish a Nigerian Political Debates Commission.

    The bill is to give legislative backing for the establishment of a commission with the responsibility of organising and conducting debates for all candidates cleared by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).

    Candidates that are to participate in elections into the offices of the president and vice president of the country as well as governor and deputy governor would be […]

  • Jigawa Assembly passes law on HIV test before marriage

    Jigawa Assembly passes law on HIV test before marriage

    Jigawa State House of Assembly has passed a bill which makes it compulsory for all intending couples to undergo test for HIV/AIDs, twice, in the last three months before marriage is contracted.

    Reading the report at yesterday’s plenary,  Chairman  of the Committee on the control of HIV/AIDs, Ibrahim Suleman Gwiwa said the bill intends to provide free and compulsory HIV/AID test before marriage as well prohibit all forms of discrimination and stigmatisation against people living with virus.

    Gwiwa said the bill became […]

  • Ekiti Assembly passes N7.5bn supplementary budget

    Ekiti Assembly passes N7.5bn supplementary budget

    It was gathered that the Ekiti State House of Assembly on Thursday passed the revised 2016 Appropriation Bill into law.

    The lawmakers also listened to submissions of a management team of the Benin Electricity Distribution Company, which was invited to plenary to explain the unstable power supply in the state.

    A statement by the Special Assistant, Media, to the Speaker of the House, Stephen Gbadamosi, in Ado Ekiti, said the N7.5bn revised Appropriation Bill was passed after the Chairman of the House […]

  • Oyo Assembly passes bill for creation of 35 new LCDAs amid doubts of viability

    Oyo Assembly passes bill for creation of 35 new LCDAs amid doubts of viability

    According to reports, the Oyo State House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the Local Government Amendment Bill 2016 for the creation of 35 local council development areas.

    The passage of the bill is sequel to the adoption of the report of the Committee on Local Government, Chieftaincy Matters and State Honours.

    The House unanimously approved the bill at a plenary presided over by the Speaker, Michael Adeyemo.

    The speaker thanked members for their contributions to the bill and expressed the hope that the […]

  • Ekiti Assembly passes culture/tourism endowment fund law

    Ekiti Assembly passes culture/tourism endowment fund law

    The Ekiti State House of Assembly, on Tuesday, passed another important bill into law, just as it screened and confirmed the former Special Assistant (SA) to the State Governor on Widows Matter, Mrs Funmilayo Oguns, for cabinet-rank appointment.

    A statement by Stephen Gbadamosi, Special Assistant (Media) to the House Speaker, Right Honourable (Pastor) Kola Oluwawole, said the bill, Ekiti State Tourism, Arts and Culture Endowment Fund (EKSTACEF), after having been thoroughly debated by members, was passed for second and third readings, […]