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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 [...]

The 8th Senate today, passed the Whistleblower Protection Bill

2017-07-23T17:54:42+00:00 July 19th, 2017|Legislature|

The Bill, which seeks to encourage and facilitate the disclosures of improper conduct by public officers and public bodies was presented by the Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, chaired by Senator David Umaru, the member representing Niger East in the 8th National Assembly. Otherwise known as “An Act to Protect Persons Making [...]

Remarks By The President Of The Senate At The Signing Of A Project Grant Agreement Between NILS & ACBF

2017-07-12T07:33:23+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Legislature|

REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND CHAIRMAN OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LEGISLATIVE STUDIES (NILS), HIS EXCELLENCY SENATOR (DR.) ABUBAKAR BUKOLA SARAKI, AT THE SIGNING OF PROJECT GRANT AGREEMENT BETWEEN NILS, NATIONAL ASSEMBLY AND AFRICAN CAPACITY BUILDING FOUNDATION, (ACBF) ON MONDAY 10TH JULY 2017. Protocol; 1. On behalf of [...]

Senate Passes Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill

2017-07-12T07:24:13+00:00 July 11th, 2017|Legislature|

On Tuesday, the Senate passed the Compulsory Treatment and Care of Victims of Gunshots Bill. The Bill, which was sent to the Senate for Concurrence, seeks to establish a law that ensures that victims of gunshot wounds receive necessary treatment from medical workers and assistance from security agencies. Speaking on the passage of the Bill, [...]

National Assembly, ACBF Sign $1.1m Capacity Project Agreement

2017-07-11T10:44:35+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Legislature|

Jul 10 The National Assembly and the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF), have signed a $1.1million project grant agreement for the National Institute of Legislative Studies (NILS) to enhance the legislative capacity of lawmakers in the West African Sub-region and their staff. The President of the Senate and Chairman of the NILS Governing Council, Dr. [...]

Senate Orders Committee to Start Treating Petitions on Corruption

2017-07-12T07:09:48+00:00 June 19th, 2017|Legislature|

The Senate has expanded the responsibilities of one its Committees to include taking petitions from members of the public on allegations of corrupt practices in any government establishment across the country. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, who stated this in his speech at the 11th Annual Business Law Conference of the Nigerian Bar Association [...]

Senate Vows To End Discrimination Against Albinos

2017-07-10T16:05:42+00:00 June 17th, 2017|Legislature|

Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated the commitment of the Senate to bring to an end all forms of discrimination against people with albinism, known as Albinos. Saraki, in a statement by his Special Assistant on Public Affairs, Mohammed Isa, further promised to provide equal opportunities for the albinos to enable them contribute [...]

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