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CAMA: Senate Passes Most Comprehensive Pro-Business Reform Bill

2018-05-16T16:32:45+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Legislature|

Today, the 8th Senate made history with the passage of the repeal and re-enactment of the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA), which is the biggest business reform bill in Nigeria in over 28 years. The Bill, heralds a new dawn for Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) development in Nigeria, as the country will now [...]

PIB: Don’t Induce Lawmakers, Saraki Tells Oil Firms

2018-05-10T13:48:07+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Legislature|

...Urges IOC/OPTS To Report Any Lawmaker Seeking Favours President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Tuesday urged the International Oil Companies and Oil Producers Trade Section (IOC/OPTS) operating in the country not to induce lawmakers during the consideration and passage of the Fiscal and Host Communities Bills -components of the Petroleum Industry Bill [...]

Communique From Kano Roundtable On Drugs And Substance Abuse

2018-05-01T14:59:37+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

#SenateTacklesDrugAbuse (Monday, December 18th to Tuesday, December 19th 2017) Following expert presentations, analysis and deliberations leading up to, during and following the roundtable, the following key observations regarding the expected outcomes were made: 1. There was a critical paucity of data on drug use, prevalence, trends and patterns in Nigeria, and there is an associated [...]

Drug Abuse: This is Everybody’s Problem

2018-05-01T15:00:10+00:00 May 1st, 2018|Health, Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday, commended the BBC Africa, ‘Africa Eye’ documentary ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ that details the widespread prevalence of drug and substance abuse in Nigeria. In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, Saraki stated that documentaries like ‘Sweet Sweet Codeine’ are real-life attestations on the [...]

National Assembly to Work for Improved Welfare for Workers

2018-05-01T14:29:06+00:00 April 30th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Monday saluted the resilience, dedication and contributions of Nigeria workers to national development. Saraki in a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Yusuph Olaniyonu, in Abuja, also described workers as the mainstay of the Nigerian economy. "They (workers) form the bedrock on which [...]

Why Local Government Autonomy Is Imperative

2018-04-16T14:14:55+00:00 April 14th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has reiterated his support for local government autonomy in the country. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, stated this during a visit by the National Union of Local Government Employees (NULGE), led by its National President, Comrade Ibrahim Khalil. [...]

2019: Saraki Vows to Work for Increased Participation of Women in Politics

2018-04-12T07:21:17+00:00 April 11th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday pledged to work with relevant political stakeholders to ensure that a greater number of women are given the opportunity to vie and occupy elective offices during the 2019 general elections. Saraki, according to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanni Onogu, in Abuja, gave [...]

Saraki Inaugurates Technical Committee on Tax Reforms

2018-03-29T10:23:08+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Legislature|

...Calls for Efficient, Productive Tax System President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday called for the urgent review of the nation's tax laws to make for a more efficient and productive tax system in the country. Saraki who gave the charge while inaugurating the Technical Committee on Reforming Nigeria's Tax System at [...]

Electoral Act Amendment: Saraki, Dogara on the Same Page

2018-03-22T16:14:29+00:00 March 17th, 2018|Legislature|

Our attention has been drawn to reports in a national daily insinuating that there was a disagreement  between Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki and Speaker, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, over how both chambers of the National Assembly will react to the withholding of assent by President Muhammadu Buhari on the Electoral Act Amendment Bill. [...]

Senators’ Salary: Shehu Sani Said Nothing New

2018-03-13T11:37:05+00:00 March 11th, 2018|Legislature|

Senate spokesman, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi has said the statements made by his colleague from Kaduna State, Senator Shehu Sani, on the salaries and funds for running of offices of Senators did not disclose anything new as the figure he gave out about running cost of the offices of Senators were contained in various line [...]

Constitution Review: Saraki Expresses Excitement, Praises State Houses of Assembly

2018-02-20T14:44:57+00:00 February 19th, 2018|Legislature|

President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Monday, took to his social media accounts to express his excitement that 25 out of 36 states had voted on the Constitution Review amendments that were passed by the National Assembly in July 2017. Saraki stated that the passage of the amendments by the 25 States [...]

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