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Senate passes finance bill 2020

The 2020 finance bill has been passed on the floor of the Nigerian senate. The bill which seeks to reduce import levy on buses, tractors and other motor vehicles, was passed after Solomon Adeola, chairman of the finance committee presented a report for the consideration by his colleagues. It also amends 12 Acts which include the Capital Gains Tax Act; […]

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Senate passes bill prescribing life imprisonment for kidnappers; removes gender restrictions on the offence of rape

The senate on Tuesday July 14, passed a bill prescribing life imprisonment for persons found guilty of kidnapping.   The upper legislative chamber also deleted the statute of limitation on defilement and also removed gender restrictions on offences of rape. The bill tagged “the Criminal Code Act (Amendment) Bill, 2020” sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC, Lagos […]

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Imo assembly passes law which stops former governors and speakers from receiving pension and other entitlements

Imo state House of assembly on Thursday May 21, repealed the 2007 pension act which effectively stripped ex- governors, their deputies and ex- speakers of their pensions and other entitlements. Some lawmakers who spoke in support of the executive bill titled “A bill for a law to repeal the Imo State governors and Speakers Pension […]

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President Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, passes on

The Chief of Staff to the president, Abba Kyari has died. He died on Friday April 17, more than two weeks after he tested positive to Coronavirus. Announcing Kyari’s death on Twitter, Presidency spokesman Garba Shehu, wrote; ”The Presidency regrets to announce the passage of the Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari. […]