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SERAP Condemns Bill Seeking Immunity For Lawmakers

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has condemned the passing of a bill seeking to give leaders of federal and state legislatures immunity from prosecution for corruption. SERAP in a statement issued by its Deputy Director, Kolawole Oluwadare on Tuesday, said the move is tantamount to ripping up the nation’s constitution. The organization, therefore,... Continue Reading →

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400 Exotic Cars: Reps Move To Block Smuggled, Refurbished Vehicles

The House of Representatives has begun a process of preventing refurbished and smuggled from being supplied cars to it as the lawmakers have placed orders for the supply of 400 units of Toyota Camry 2020 model. The House had resolved to acquire Toyota Camry 2020 model for members as official cars, otherwise called utility vehicles.... Continue Reading →

‘I Am Completely Against It!’ Ndume Reacts To Boko Haram Bill

Senator Ali Ndume has reacted to a newly introduced bill set to create an agency for repentant insurgents. The Federal Lawmaker from Borno State, who is also the Chairman Senate Committee on Army, Senator Ali Ndume in an interview with Channels Television said he is completely against the bill. The Boko Haram Bill is aimed... Continue Reading →

CAN, BBOG Knock Senate On Boko Haram Education Bill

The Senate on Thursday started work on a bill for a law seeking the establishment of a national agency for education and rehabilitation of repentant Boko Haram insurgents. When it eventually becomes a law, it will ensure the de-radicalization of repentant Boko Haram militants and other insurgents. The bill, which was sponsored by the All... Continue Reading →

Coronavirus: No Nigerian among 29 infected foreigners, says China

The Chinese government said on Thursday there was no Nigerian among the 29 foreign citizens in China with the coronavirus. Two of them were reported to have died. China stated this on Thursday in its daily bulletin on coronavirus through its embassy in Abuja The Cable reports. The statement read, “As of February 19, the... Continue Reading →

Senate Introduces Bill Seeking Agency For Repentant Boko Haram Members

A bill seeking the establishment of an agency for repentant members of the Boko Haram terrorist group has been introduced in the Senate. It aims to create a national agency that would see to the rehabilitation, de-radicalization, and integration of repentant insurgents in the country. The bill was sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Gaidam during plenary... Continue Reading →

Sex-for-marks bill: 15,550 parents, pupils petition National Assembly

A civil society organization,, Exam Ethics Marshals International, said it had delivered a petition signed by 15,550 parents, pupils and other stakeholders to the office of the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, to demand the speedy passage of the bill for the prohibition of sex-for-grade and other forms of sexual harassment The Citizen reports. The group... Continue Reading →

Reps To Partner Movie Directors On Nollywood Development

The House of Representatives has expressed its readiness to partner with the Nigerian film industry, Nollywood, to enhance its performance in the entertainment sector and boost government revenue. The Speaker of the House, Femi Gbajabiamila, said the Nigerian film industry had come a long way, adding that all well-meaning Nigerians, especially government at all levels,... Continue Reading →

Warn Nigerians Against Using Paracetamol To Cook, Reps Tell NAFDAC

The House of Representatives has called on the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control to sensitize Nigerians against using paracetamol to boil meat. At the plenary on Thursday, the House mandated NAFDAC and other relevant agencies to urgently embark on widespread sensitization and public awareness against the consumption of food tenderized and... Continue Reading →

Senate, IG Seek Implementation Of Community Policing

The Senate and the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, met on Thursday to harmonize positions on the implementation of a community policing policy that would involve governors and traditional institutions and groups in the provision of security. The IG in an interview with journalists after the meeting confirmed that the police were convinced that they... Continue Reading →

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