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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 seeks removal of age limit for job seekers

The Nigerian senate has urged President Buhari to direct the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity to set up a Committee to review the age limit for job seekers. The decision taken by the upper chamber to ensure that competent applicants are employed by the ministries, departments and agencies of government, stemmed from the motion […]

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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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President Buhari sends names of 42 Ambassadorial nominees to the Senate for confirmation

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent a letter to the Nigerian Senate requesting the screening and confirmation of 41 non-career and one career ambassadorial nominees for appointment. One of the nominees Suleiman Sani from the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, was nominated as a career ambassador while the remaining 41 were nominated as non-career ambassadors. The President’s […]

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2020 Budget: Senate approves President Buhari’s request to raise fresh N850bn loan

President Buhari in a letter seeked the approval of the Senate to secure a fresh loan of N850 billion to fund some projects in the 2020 budget. The request was read by the Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on the floor of the upper chamber of the National Assembly in Abuja today April 28. According to […]

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Senate adjourns plenary till April 7th over Coronavirus pandemic

The Nigerian Senate has suspended plenary for two weeks as part of measures to prevent spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The lawmakers are expected to resume seating on April 7th. The Upper Chamber urged the Federal Government to devote special funds to fight the dreaded disease.

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Senate approves HND as minimum qualification for president and state governors

The Nigerian Senate has approved Higher National Diploma (HND) as the minimum qualification for citizens seeking to be president or governors. The bill which proposed the certificate as the minimum qualification for president and state governors, and Ordinary National Diploma (OND) as the minimum qualification for those contesting for state and federal legislative seats, passed […]