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Senate wants UK to remove Nigeria from COVID-19 travel ban

The Nigerian Senate

The Nigerian Senate has called on the British authorities to consider removing Nigeria from their Coronavirus (COVID-19) red list. The Nigerian Senate The Senate also condemned what it called the United Kingdom’s inclusion of Nigeria in the COVID-19 red list without justification. These were resolutions reached by the Senate at plenary on Tuesday, December 7, 2021, following the consideration of ...

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Climate Change Bill heads to Presidency as Nigerian Senate gives nod to legislation

The Nigerian Senate

The Climate Change Bill was on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, given concurrence by the Nigerian Senate. It will now be transmitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for assent into law. The Nigerian Senate The bill seeks to provide legal backing to Nigeria’s efforts to mainstream climate change actions into the country’s sustainable development plans. Senate Leader and Senator Representing Kebbi North, Yahaya Abubakar Abdullahi, ...

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Not Yet Uhuru for the National Water Resources Bill

National Water Bill

There has been a lot of noise in Nigeria recently about the passage or non- passage of the seemingly vexatious Water Resources Bill before the country’s national assembly. L-R: Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Water Resources, Mrs. Ekaro Comfort, Minister of Water Resources, Suleiman Adamu; Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed; and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and ...

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We’re cooperating with Senate on dead fishes on N/Delta coastline – Shell

Fish

The Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) says it is cooperating with the Senate over a petition by some Niger Delta communities alleging dead fishes on the Niger Delta coastline. Dead fish from the Niger Delta coastline The Senate had received a petition from coastline fishing communities on the issue and invited Shell, regulators and community leaders to appear before its committee ...

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X-raying the infectious Infectious Diseases Bill, by Nnimmo Bassey

Nnimmo Bassey

In these days of acute suspicion and uncertainty about who may be asymptomatic and who may just be harbouring early stages of COVID-19, sneaking in a “Control of Infectious Diseases Bill” and attempting to ram it through the legislative process is bound to generate controversies. Nnimmo Bassey, Director, Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) In a season where nose masks ...

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Stakeholders applaud Biosafety Bill at Senate hearing

A bill for an act to establish the National Biosafety Management Agency appeared to scale a major hurdle last week in Abuja, where it was tabled for public hearing by the Senate Joint Committee on Agriculture & Rural Development, and Science & Technology. At the daylong event, a considerable number of speakers from government, research institutions, international agencies and the ...

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