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Senator representing Osun Central and Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Senator Ajibola Basiru, has said the Red Chamber has no plan to hurriedly pass the controversial Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulation and Other Related Matters Bill 2019 into law.
The Deputy President of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege, has said the Senate would commence the much awaited constitution amendment exercise after the Sallah break, next week.
The Senate will fast-track the passage of bills passed in the eight Senate but not signed by President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate President Ahmad Lawan has said .
The House of Representatives has passed a bill scrapping the Federal Road Maintenance Agency (FERMA) and replaced it with a Federal Road Authority charged with the rehabilitation and maintenance of all federal roads across the country. The House also moved to establish a National Roads Fund to generate funds for the maintenance of all federal roads with a view to ensuring motorable roads across the country and take such burden away from government.
Nigeria’s Senate decision to approve 56 amendments in Finance Bill, an executive bill submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari, seeking an approval to raise tax rates payable by consumers and business entities to augment Federal Government’s declining cashflow, last week opened another pandora box of debate as to the fate of ordinary citizens when it eventually gets signed into law by the president in the days and weeks ahead.
Convener of the EndSARS movement, Segun Awosanya, has acknowledged the role of the immediate Senate President Bukola Saraki in the Presidential assent of the Police Trust Fund Bill.
The Senate on Wednesday revisited the sexual harassment bill which was sponsored by Senator Ovie Omo-Agege (APC, Delta Central) and passed by the 8th Senate.
The National President of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), Dr Muhammed Nasir Idris, has begged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign into law a bill increasing the retirement age of teachers from 60 to 65 years.
President Muhammadu Buhari has signed into law the billing changing the name of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) to Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).
As the nation’s workforce continue to heave a sigh of relief following Presidential assent to 30,000 Naira minimum wage bill, state governors have been urged to sustain the tempo.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, says the National Assembly will continue to mount necessary pressure to get presidential assent on the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB).
Following the ongoing protests by youths across the country against the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) and bad governance, with attendant burning and looting of property, the Senate asked Security Agencies to go and nip the crisis in the bud, rather than participate in the ongoing budget defence.
The Academic Staff Union of Universities has said it has yet to call off its ongoing strike because it is waiting for the government to conduct an integrity test on the University Transparency and Accountability Solution.
A total of N6,091,580,000 has been disbursed to 129,137 poor and vulnerable households in Zamfara State, the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development announced on Tuesday.
Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has responded to questions about Donny van de Beek’s lack of game time so far this season.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has summoned the head of the French embassy to Iran over a row in France defending its right to show cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed.
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, and the Students’ Union Government of Institute of Management and Technology, IMT, Enugu, have demanded justice for Ejike Okeke, a Computer Science student of IMT, allegedly killed by police stray bullet when hoodlums attempted to loot coronavirus palliatives in the state.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has confirmed an attempted attack on the medium security custodial centre in Abakaliki by protesters on Tuesday.
The Fire Academy of Nigeria (FAN), Ibadan, Oyo State, is to train 10,000 fire professionals in three years to reduce fire incidents and create jobs for unemployed youths in the country.
The Police Command in Adamawa has arrested 120 suspected hoodlums who disguised as #ENDSARS protesters and looted items from government and private warehouses on Sunday.
The outlawed Indigenous People Of Biafra (IPOB) says its members across the country will resume peaceful protests from Monday, October 26, 2020, to ensure that all demands made by the leaders of the #ENDSARS movement were met in quick time.