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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 [...]

Senate Passes Buhari’s Anti-Corruption Bill

2017-05-31T14:17:40+00:00 May 30th, 2017|Legislature|

The Senate has approved and passed the Bill on Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters between Nigeria and other Foreign States. The executive bill presented to the Senate by President Muhammadu Buhari, provides for the repeal of the Money Laundering Act of 2011 (as amended in 2012) to prohibit money laundering activities, expand the scope of [...]

Senate Passes Petroleum Industry Governance Bill

2017-05-29T10:44:00+00:00 May 25th, 2017|Legislature|

May 25, 2017 —Today, the Senate passed the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), 2017. This followed the final consideration and adoption of the report of the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream and Gas). The intent of this landmark legislation is to establish a legal framework for the creation of a more efficient, transparent, [...]

Nigerians In US Commend Senate For Passing Diaspora Commission Bill

2017-04-02T20:07:10+00:00 March 31st, 2017|Legislature|

Nigerians in the United States have commended the 8th National Assembly for keeping to its promise by passing the Diaspora Commission Bill. Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, had vowed during a courtesy visit by the group to the National Assembly last year for the Diaspora day, that his leadership would ensure the bill is [...]

Senate Passes Amendment To Electoral Act

2017-04-02T20:03:33+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Legislature|

Approves Electronic Voting Says Collated Results to be Electronically Transmitted The Senate Thursday passed amendments to the Electoral Act 2010, approving the use of electronic voting in future elections. It also approved that election results should be electronically transmitted to collation centers. The passage of bill followed the consideration of the report of the Senate [...]

Senate To Receive Final Report on PIGB on April 24

2017-03-30T11:47:35+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Legislature|

Barring any last minute changes, the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum (Upstream, Downstream and Gas), will on 24th April lay the final report of the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB) before the Senate for consideration and approval. According to a schedule on the final stages of the committee's work, members of the committee will on [...]

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