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Senate seeks govt’s intervention to cushion effects of flood disaster

Nigeria National Assembly Complex

The Senate on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 called on the Federal Government to immediately provide economic intervention programme to cushion the effects of the current flood disaster in the country. The Nigeria National Assembly Complex, Abuja The upper legislative chamber also urged the Federal Government to assist the immediate evacuation and resettlement of affected citizens from the flood-prone and ravaged ...

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EU, UN, legislators strategise ways to tackle drugs related crime

Glen Richard

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) appears to be a major beneficiary of a set of reforms identified by a team of legislators as well as officials of international agencies to address drugs related crime in Nigeria. At the close of a three-day session (Tuesday, July 11 to Thursday July 13, 2017) in Uyo, capital of Akwa Ibom State, ...

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PIGB: NEITI lauds Senate, urges House for speedy action

Waziri Adio

The Nigeria Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI) has welcomed what it describes as a “bold step” by the Senate to pass the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) on Thursday, May 25, 2017 in Abuja. The decision of the Senate to consider the bill as priority resulting in its passage is not only legendary, but historic given the challenges the bill ...

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Images: Legislative roundtable on climate change

Sam Onuigbo

In the bid to foster deeper understanding of Nigeria’s commitment to the Paris Agreement while promoting legislative ownership of the nation’s climate change agenda, the Ministers of Environment, officials of the Climate Change Department of the Federal Ministry of Environment as well as representatives of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on Tuesday in Abuja met with lawmakers in the ...

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National Grazing Bill scales first reading in Senate


The bill for the establishment of a National Grazing Reserves Agency on Wednesday reappeared before the Senate and scaled the first reading. The National Grazing Reserves Agency Bill was sponsored by Senator Rabiu Musa Kwankwaso, All Progressives Congress (APC), Kano Central, and co-sponsored by others. The controversial bill, which has already passed second reading in the House of Representatives, has ...

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Buhari won’t assent to anti-social media bill – Presidency


The Presidency has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari will not give his assent to the bill on anti-social media which is now being considered by the Senate of the Federal Republic. The bill is being sponsored by the Senate majority leader, Senator Uba Na’Allah. A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mallam ...

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GOCOP urges Senate not to deny Nigerians freedom of expression


The Guild of Corporate Online Publishers (GOCOP) has called on the Senate not to deny Nigerians of their universally recognised right to freedom of expression. In a statement in Lagos on Sunday by its Publicity Secretary, Olumide Iyanda, the Guild said the draft bill to “Prohibit Frivolous Petitions and Other Matters Connected Therewith,” which passed Second Reading in the Senate ...

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