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We Won’t Pass Hate Speech Bill – Senate President Lawan

Following the public outcry that greeted the hate speech bill, the Senate President Ahmed Lawan has said the Senate won’t pass the proposed anti-free speech bills. Lawan made the disclosure in response to a detailed written protest letter against the hate speech bill and anti-social media bill before the senate by the Human Rights Writers... Continue Reading →

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Sanction Banks Over Casual Workers, Reps Urge CBN

The House of Representatives has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to penalize commercial banks that fail to convert all casual workers to permanent staff without delay. The Green Chamber urged all commercial banks to convert all casual workers to permanent staff Daily Post reports. The resolutions followed the consideration of motion moved by... Continue Reading →

Five Months After Inauguration: Senators Yet To Set Up Constituency Offices

Five months after their inauguration, many senators have yet to establish constituency offices, investigations have revealed. It was gathered that a lot of them visited their constituencies only during festivals when they stayed in their heavily guarded mansions Punch NG reports. Few ones, who had established constituency offices, told Punch the demands from their constituents... Continue Reading →

Senate Finally Approve Increase Of VAT From 5% To 7.5%

On Thursday, the Senate passed the Finance Bill aimed at amending the seven Acts of the National Assembly relating to taxes payable in the country Pulse NG reports. According to Punch, the bill clearly seeks an increase of value-added tax from 5 percent to 7.5 percent, increment in the Companies Income tax, Customs, and excise,... Continue Reading →

“We Cannot Ban The Importation Of Generators” – Senate Discards Proposal

The Senate on Tuesday rejected a suggestion from Senator Francis Fadahunsi for a five-year temporary ban on the importation of generators in order to hasten the solution to the energy crisis in Nigeria Punch NG reports. Fadahunsi had during a debate on the motion sponsored by Senator Chukwuka Utazi, on the need to address Nigeria’s... Continue Reading →

2 Days To Kogi Election, Senate Approves Buhari’s N10bn Project Refund For Kogi State

The Senate at its plenary on Wednesday, approved the sum of N10 billion for Kogi State, as a refund for projects the state government executed on behalf of the Federal Government Channels TV reports. President Muhammadu Buhari, had, earlier on October 15, through a letter sent to the Senate, seeking the approval for the payment... Continue Reading →

Nigerian Senate Orders Ban On Importation Of Foreign Textile Materials.

The Senate on Tuesday appealed to the Federal Government to ban the importation of textiles for a period of five years to allow for the production of local textiles. This followed the debate on a motion sponsored by Senator Kabir Barkiya (APC-Katsina Central) during the plenary session on “Urgent need to revamp the nation’s comatose... Continue Reading →

Most Draconian Piece Of Legislation – Ozekhome Speaks On Hate Speech Bill

An Abuja-based Senior lawyer, Dr. Mike Ozhekome has said that the hate speech bill which scaled through first reading on Tuesday in the Senate was the most piece of draconian legislation Daily Post reports. Reacting to the development in Abuja immediately the bill which was sponsored by Senator Sabi Abdullahi representing Niger North Senatorial district... Continue Reading →

APC Suspends National Chairman, Adams Oshiomhole

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Edo State has suspended its national chairman, Adams Oshiomhole. Channels TV reports that the State chairman, Anselm Ojezua, who made this known in a statement on a Tuesday night said Oshiomhole‘s suspension followed the vote of no confidence passed on him by the chairmen of the APC in the... Continue Reading →

Former Imo Gov, Rochas Okorocha Retains Senate Seat As He Offers Olive Branch To Opponents After Appeal Court Victory

The Cort of Appeal sitting in Owerri, the Imo State capital, has affirmed the victory of Rochas Okorocha, as the Senator representing Imo West senatorial district Pulse NG reports. The lead judge, R.A Ada, who read the judgment pointed out that the appeals filed by Senator Osita Izunaso of the All Progressives Grand Alliance and... Continue Reading →

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