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AzeezDecember 13, 2017

I stand with the civil society | Bishop Kukah rejects NGO bill

Bishop of the Sokoto Diocese of the Catholic Church, Matthew Kukah has said the non-governmental organisation (NGO) regulatory commission bill is ...

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AzeezOctober 17, 2017

Buhari signs bill establishing University of Petroleum Resources

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday signed the bill establishing the University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, Delta State, into law. This was ...

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ToluAugust 18, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Senator Shehu Sani urges Nigerians to get involved in the hate speech bill

Following the spate of hate speeches that have overrun the country and its tendency to cause tension among groups, Senate ...

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EditorAugust 15, 2017

What about ASUU strike and #NotTooYoungToRun?

by Alexander O. Onukwue The opinion pieces and comments are still rolling on the passage of the Not Too Young ...

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ItunuoluwaAugust 2, 2017

Trump signs Russia Sanctions bill into law

President Trump has signed the bill imposing new sanctions into law Wednesday, according to Reuters. Last week, U.S. Congress voted ...

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AzeezJuly 30, 2017

We didn’t bribe lawmakers to pass Peace Corps bill – Commandant

Commandant of the Nigerian Peace Corps, Dickson Akoh had dismissed reports that he bribed lawmakers in order to pass the ...

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AzeezJuly 30, 2017

Devolution of Power: State lawmakers accuse N’Assembly of betrayal

Some Speakers of State Houses of Assembly have accused the leadership of the National Assembly of betrayal over its refusal ...

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EditorJuly 26, 2017

Bill number 8: Why more immunity for the 8th senate?

by Alexander O. Onukwue The Senate passed a bill to grant its members and other legislators immunity covering every matter ...

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ToluJuly 26, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Calm down everyone! Here’s what the Senate actually means by ‘immunity for legislators’

The Senate must have caught wind of the immediate backlash that followed the legislative immunity granted to its members at ...

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ToluJuly 26, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Who are the 10 senators that voted against the #NotTooYoungToRun bill?

The Nigerian Senate is currently in the process of making amendments to the nation’s constitution. With 97 senators in attendance ...

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AzeezJuly 25, 2017

Youth protest at N’Assembly over ‘Not too young to run’ bill

A group of youth on Tuesday protested at the National Assembly to demand the passage of the ‘not too young to ...

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ToluJuly 22, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Senate clarifies status of #NotTooYoungToRun bill

The Nigerian Senate has risen to the occasion and has followed the footsteps of the lower chamber in offering an ...

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AzeezJuly 21, 2017

Senate passes NFIU bill for second reading

The bill seeking to give autonomy to the Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit was on Thursday presented at the Senate during ...

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AzeezJuly 12, 2017

Senate passes bill for immediate treatment of gunshot victims

The Senate on Tuesday passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The bill compels hospitals to ...

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AzeezJuly 11, 2017

Bill seeking amnesty for treasury looters immoral, unconstitutional – Falana

Human rights lawyer, Femi Falana has condemned a bill in the House of Representatives seeking amnesty for treasury looters. The ...

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ItunuoluwaJune 23, 2017

Trump is willing to work with Senate Republicans on health care bill

President Trump has acknowledged that the lack of votes from four Senate Republicans puts the health care overhaul on a ...

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ToluJune 16, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Senate receives 3 bills aimed at strengthening the capital market

The Nigerian Senate has received three draft bills from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The Investment and Securities Bill, ...

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AzeezMay 26, 2017

We are developing a bill on ease of doing business – Osinbajo

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo said the presidency has developed a bill on the ease of doing business which will be ...

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AzeezApril 5, 2017

Reps reject bill to empower N’Assembly to impeach governors

by Azeez Adeniyi The House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected a bill seeking to empower the National Assembly to impeach ...

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AzeezMarch 9, 2017

Senate passes bill to prohibit gas flaring for third reading

by Azeez Adeniyi The Senate on Thursday passed a bill for an Act to Prohibit Flaring of Natural Gas in Nigeria ...

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ToluJanuary 25, 2017

[The Legislative Blog]: Reps debate on bill for media coverage of court proceedings

The House of Representatives today considered a bill that will allow for the media to cover court proceedings as they ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaJanuary 20, 2017

President Trump signs first bill into law

Newly inaugurated President of the United States, Donald Trump has signed his first bill into law. Trump who was sworn-in ...

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AzeezDecember 9, 2016

2017 budget: Senate demands N1.4trn for constituency projects

The Senate on Thursday passed a bill seeking to set aside 20 percent of the country’s annual budget for constituency projects ...

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AzeezDecember 7, 2016

FG proposes bill for the establishment of special anti-corruption court

The Federal Government on Tuesday sent a bill seeking to establish a special court for anti-corruption to the National Assembly, ...

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AzeezNovember 30, 2016

Senate passes bill to regulate entrepreneurs’ practices for second reading

The Senate on Wednesday passed a bill to establish the Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs which would “regulate the practice of ...

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AzeezOctober 5, 2016

Anti-jungle justice bill passes second reading at Senate

A bill against “jungle justice” on Wednesday passed second reading at the Senate. Senator Dino Melaye had sponsored the bill titled ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoAugust 8, 2016

Opinion: Why #NotTooYoungToRun Bill should be passed now

by Jude Feranmi In the last article on this series, I talked about the glass ceiling that is at the ...

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Mazi EmekaJuly 24, 2016

#DisabilityBill: Odds against persons with disability in Nigeria

by Cynthia Ferdinand Disability is a physical or mental impairment that is perceived to limit one or more major life ...

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Adebayo EmuleomoJune 21, 2016

Why lecturers, ASUU are against ‘sexual harassment bill’

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has kicked against the 2016 sexual harassment bill before the senate. ASUU is ...

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Mazi EmekaJune 19, 2016

‘Don’t mistake our maturity for weakness’ | The Senate’s welcome gift to Buhari (READ)

The Nigeria Senate has accused President Muhammadu Buhari of attempting to disrupt the 8th Senate. The accusation came a few hours ...

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