It was gathered that the House of Representatives has passed for a second reading a Bill seeking to compel corporate bodies to pay the sum N5 million penalty against the sale of illegally registered SIM cards in the country.
According to the Bill which was jointly sponsored by Rep. Nicholas Ossai (PDP-Delta) and Rep. Peter Akpatason (APC-Edo) also proposed N500, 000 fine or an option of six months imprisonment against individuals liable of using the illegally registered and pre-registered SIM cards.
The number of registered political parties in Nigeria has risen to 40, according to the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The commission said in its official website that 10 new political parties were recently registered, thereby increasing the number of the parties from existing 30.
The parties, according to INEC, are Better Nigeria Progressive Party (BNPP), Democratic Alternative (DA), Masses Movement of Nigeria (MMN), National Action Council (NAC) and National Democratic Liberty Party (NDLP). Others are Nigeria Elements Progressive Party (NEPP), National […]