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Saraki Commends Buhari For Signing NEDC Bill into Law

2017-10-26T06:01:29+00:00 October 25th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing into law the North East Development Commission (NEDC) Bill. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser (Media and Publicity), Yusuph Olaniyonu described the Presidential Assent as a "major development in the efforts by the present administration to restore peace and normalcy [...]

Saraki Leads NASS Delegation to 137th IPU in Russia

2017-10-12T22:53:03+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, today (Thursday) led a National Assembly delegation to partake in the 137th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) Assembly taking place in St. Petersburg, Russia, with the theme: "Promoting Cultural Pluralism and Peace through Inter-faith and Inter-ethnic Dialogue." Saraki who is a member of the Governing Board of the IPU, according to [...]

Existing Vacancies Publication Bill Scales Second Reading in Senate

2017-10-12T23:10:01+00:00 October 11th, 2017|Jobs, Legislature|

The Senate on Wednesday considered and passed for second reading a Bill for an Act requiring regular publication of existing vacant positions in Federal Government offices to ensure transparency and equal opportunities to all Nigerians in the recruitment of new personnel. The Bill entitled: "Existing Vacancies in the Federal Civil Service (Publication) Bill" is in [...]

Senate Highlights Priorities Ahead of Resumption

2017-09-26T09:41:34+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Legislature|

The 8th Senate has highlighted some of its legislative priorities as its resumes from its annual recess. In a statement signed by the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Media & Public Affairs, Senator (Dr.) Sabi Abdullahi, the Senate stated that it would look to prioritize the passage of the three petroleum industry bills that [...]

Senate to Prioritize Passage of Occupational Safety Bill, Says Saraki

2017-09-12T08:17:34+00:00 September 9th, 2017|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that the 8th Senate will give accelerated consideration to the Occupational Safety and Health Bill (SB. 200), once the National Assembly resumes from its annual recess later this month. In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, the Senate [...]

New Collateral Registry, Credit Reporting Law, A Boost For MSMEs

2017-09-08T06:19:55+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki has said the new legislations - Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act and the Credit Reporting Act - passed by the National Assembly last June and immediately signed into law by then Acting President Yemi Osinbajo will support the growth of micro, small and medium sized enterprises (MSMEs) through [...]

More States Will Soon Access UBEC Funds, Says Saraki

2017-08-12T11:55:00+00:00 August 10th, 2017|Education, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has stated that Senate’s amendment of the Act that establishes the Compulsory Universal Basic Education, will provide all 36 States of Nigeria with needed funds to enhance the quality of education in the country. In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, [...]

Three PIB Related Bills Scale Second Reading in Senate

2017-07-28T12:35:00+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Legislature|

In keeping with its promise to fast-track the passage of all relevant laws that will reposition the nation's oil industry in line with global best practices, the Senate on Thursday, passed to second reading stage three Petroleum Industry Bills (PIB) related Bills. The three Bills are aimed at providing legal frameworks and other critical aspects [...]

Closing Remarks by The President of Senate after the conclusion of the Constitution Amendment Process

2017-07-28T12:39:27+00:00 July 26th, 2017|Legislature, Speeches & Remarks|

I want to thank all our colleagues. I want to really commend and appreciate the efforts of our Deputy Senate President and all members of the Constitution Review Committee. This is an exercise for which we gave a promise and we have kept to it. Definitely, we have made history this afternoon with the exercise [...]

Constitution Review, Another ‘Promise Kept’

2017-07-25T03:37:03+00:00 July 24th, 2017|Legislature|

As both chambers of the National Assembly begin the clause-by-clause consideration of the proposed amendments to the 1999 Constitution on Tuesday, Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has described the process as another ‘Promise Kept’ by the 8th National Assembly. In a statement by his Media Office, the Senate President described the constitution amendment process [...]

Anti-Corruption: Senate Moves to Strengthen Financial Intelligence Unit

2017-07-23T17:58:40+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Legislature|

In-line with its commitment to support the anti-corruption agenda of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led Federal Government, on Wednesday, the Senate resolved to pass a law to establish a substantive and autonomous Nigeria Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU), following the suspension of Nigeria from the EGMONT Group. The EGMONT Group is a network of 152 Member Countries [...]

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