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Buhari signs Climate Change Bill into law

Buhari COP26

President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law two important bills passed by the National Assembly, including the Climate Change Bill. President Muhammadu Buhari The now Climate Change Act owes its origin to a bill sponsored by a member of the House of Representatives, Sam Onuigbo. It provides for, among other things, the mainstreaming of climate change actions and the establishment ...

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Surveyors lament harassment over use of drones, to approach NASS for law

Drone

The newly appointed President of the Surveyors Council of Nigeria (SURCON), Mr Clement Nwabichie, on Wednesday, October 13, 2021 advised surveyors to approach the National Assembly for laws to enable them use drones in their work. A drone. Photo credit: Jared Brashier on Unsplash Nwabichie, who was guest speaker, said this while taking questions at the annual professional development workshop ...

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Govt urged to discard controversial National Water Bill, commence fresh process

National Water Bill

The Federal Government of Nigeria has been asked to discard the National Water Bill and commence a fresh community-led process and consultation to birth a fresh, water bill at the National Assembly. L-R: AUPCTRE National President, Comrade Benjamin Anthony; Sofiri Joab- Peterside, the Keynote speaker; and CAPPA Executive Director, Akinbode Oluwafemi The central government was also told to respect the ...

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National Assembly urged to reject attempts to re-present controversial National Water Bill

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations Civil Service Technical and Recreational Services Employees (AUPCTRE) and the Corporate Accountability and Public Participation Africa (CAPPA) have urged the National Assembly to reject attempts by the promoters of the stepped down version of the National Water Bill to re-present it with the same contentious provisions in the hallowed chamber. The Nigeria National Assembly ...

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Council advocates ministry, NASS collaboration for effective implementation of environmental projects

Mohammad Abubakar

The National Council on Environment has urged the Ministry of Environment, National Assembly and relevant stakeholders to collaborate to ensure a robust legislative process for effective implementation of environmental projects. Minister of Environment, Dr. Mohammad Abubakar The council members made the call in a communiqué issued and signed by Mr Saghir el-Mohammed, Director, Press, of the ministry on Monday, April ...

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Ikeazor advocates speedy passage of Climate Change Bill

National Council on Environment

As the National Council on Environment opened on Wednesday, April 7, 2021 in Abuja, the Minister of State for Environment, Chief Sharon Ikeazor, has appealed to the National Assembly to speed up action on passing the Bill on Climate Change into law. The bill, she said, has already passed second reading on the floor of the House. Minister of State ...

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Govt seeks National Assembly’s intervention fund to rebuild Lagos

Rebuild Lagos Trust Fund

Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu has appealed to the National Assembly to set aside funds in the 2021 Appropriation Bill to rebuild and restore Lagos State in the aftermath of the EndSARS mayhem. L-R: Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr. Obafemi Hamzat; Speaker, Federal House of Reps, Femi Gbajabiamila; Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo; Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu; representing Lagos-West Senatorial ...

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Legislators express satisfaction with pace of Ogoniland clean-up amid concerns

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The Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Climate Change and Ecology say they are satisfied with the pace of work at the Ogoniland clean-up amidst criticism over its delay. Members of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on Climate Change and Ecology during a tour of remediation sites The Joint Committee Chairman, Sen. Hassan Mohammed, stated this in ...

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Water Resource Bill: Group tells NASS to be guided by nation’s unity

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

A socio-cultural group, Tiv Youth Organisation (TYO), has urged the National Assembly to be guided by national interest in its debate on the National Water Resource Bill before it. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja Its President, Mr Timothy Hembaor, made the call on Monday, September 7, 2020 in Enugu, while briefing newsmen at the end of a meeting of ...

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Nigeria budgets N8bn to battle climate change

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The National Assembly has made provision of N8 billion for issues on climate change in Nigeria for the 2017 Approbation Bill. This was revealed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives Committee on Climate Change at the Climate Change Knowledge Immersion workshop series held in Abuja on Thursday, February 16 2017. It was organised by the Federal Ministry of ...

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