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House of Rep members pass 2022 budget for second reading
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House of Rep members pass 2022 budget for second reading

The 2022 budget of N16.39 trillion was on Thursday October 14, passed for second reading in the House of Representatives. It was passed for second reading following the conclusion of debate on the general principles of the budget. This is coming barely 24 hours after the Senate also passed the 2022 Appropriation Bill for second reading after over one hour of debate on its general principles. President Muhammadu Buhari last week, presented an appropriation bill of N16.39 trillion for the total expenditure of the federal government in 2022 to the national assembly.
Senate: Bill Recognising Males As Rape Victims Passes Second Reading
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Senate: Bill Recognising Males As Rape Victims Passes Second Reading

The Senate has taken the second reading of a bill seeking to remove gender restrictions in the offence of rape and related matters. If passed, the bill will formally recognise men as victims of rape as applicable. The bill also seeks to remove the statute of limitation on defilement, while it also seeks increased punishment for kidnapping. Introduced by Senator Oluremi Tinubu (APC-‎Lagos Central) at the Senate plenary on Tuesday, the SB2 is “A Bill for an Act to amend the Criminal Code Act CAP C38 LFN 2004 to delete the Statute of Limitation on defilement, increase in punishment for the offences of kidnapping, remove gender restrictions in the offence of rape and for related matters, 2019 (SB. 2).” In response, Senator Bala Na’allah (APC-Kebbi South) expressed support for the b...
Adesua Etomi Reacts As Social Media Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate
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Adesua Etomi Reacts As Social Media Bill Passes Second Reading In Senate

The Protection from Internet Falsehood and Manipulations Bill also known as the Social Media Bill on Wednesday passed second reading in the Senate. Reacting, Nollywood actress, Adesuwa Etomi slammed the Nigerian government for failing to tackle the country’s endemic problem but rather focused on regulating social media. Speaking via her official Twitter handle, Etomi identified the critical problems rocking the country as thus; lack of quality education, high infant and maternal mortality rate, insecurity, poverty, and lack of job opportunities. She made the comment in reaction to the social media bill which has scaled the second reading at the senate. “Millions of children out of school, infant and maternal mortality rates at an all time high, insecurity, poverty, lack of ...
Social Media Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate
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Social Media Bill Scales Second Reading In Senate

The Senate on Tuesday passed the bill for an Act to make provisions for the protection from internet falsehood and manipulations and related matters, for a second reading. It is opularly known as anti-Social media bill, sponsored by the Senator representing Niger East Senatorial District, Sani Musa. Only Senator Chimaroke Nnamani, a former governor of Enugu State, spoke against the bill while Senator Bala Ibn Na’Allah raised a constitutional point of order to caution the red chamber against its passage. However, Senators Ibrahim Gobir, Elisha Abbo, and Abba Moro supported the bill in their various contributions during the debate that lasted about 10 minutes. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, put the passage of the bill for a second reading to a voice vote after confirming ...
Reps Pass 2020 Budget For Second Reading
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Reps Pass 2020 Budget For Second Reading

The House had commenced debate on the general principles of the appropriations act on Wednesday. President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a spending plan of N10.3 trillion to the National Assembly, making next year’s proposed budget the country’s highest ever. The proposal shows that about a quarter of the sum (N2.5 trillion) will be used for debt servicing, while capital expenditure is expected to gulp N2.1 trillion which excludes the capital component of statutory transfers. A further breakdown presented by the president shows the expenditure estimate includes statutory transfers of N556.7 billion, non-debt recurrent expenditure of N4.8 trillion and provision for Sinking Fund to retire maturing bonds issued to local contractors is N296 billion. The budget was prepa...
Bill To Establish Federal Polytechnic, Aba Passes Through Second Reading
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Bill To Establish Federal Polytechnic, Aba Passes Through Second Reading

A bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of a Federal Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State, on Tuesday passed second reading at the House of Representatives. The bill titled: “A bill for an Act to Provide for Establishment of the Federal Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State; and for Related Matters (HB.1613)” emanated from the Senate. The bill was seeking concurrence in the House for a second reading. Moving the motion on the bill, Rep. Idris Wase (APC-Plateau), said it was important to pass the bill for such an institution in Aba. Also, the Deputy Chief Whip, Rep. Pally Iriase, said that Aba deserved a Federal Polytechnic given the industrial ingenuity of the people of the area. “It is good to lend our support and see reasons cogent enough to establish a federal polytechnic in Ab...
Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate
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Minimum Wage Bill Passes Second Reading At Senate

A bill seeking to increase the country’s minimum wage from N18,000 to N27,000 passed first and second reading at the senate on Thursday. This was sequel to a letter which President Muhammadu Buhari sent to the lawmakers for their consideration. The letter was read by Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, on the floor of the upper legislative chamber. “The purpose of the letter is to forward to the lawmakers, for legislative action, a new minimum wage bill to further amend the national minimum wage amendment act 2011 in order to give a new national minimum wage of N27,000 per month to the lowest paid Nigerian worker from the current N18,000 per month,” the letter read. “This new bill and the amendments contained therein, were arrived at after consultations by the triparti...
Bill To Eradicate Age-induced Discrimination In Employment Passes Second Reading
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Bill To Eradicate Age-induced Discrimination In Employment Passes Second Reading

A bill for an Act to eradicate age discrimination against job seekers in Federal Government agencies and other related matters passed its second reading in the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The bill, which was sponsored by Rep. Sergius Ogun (PDP-Edo), seeks to stop the disqualification of qualified job seekers in Federal Government agencies on the account of age. Leading the debate, Ogun said that the consideration of the bill would ensure that no Nigerian job seeker was denied employment on the account of age. He said that the bill would also demonstrate the commitment of the House of Representatives to making laws for the good of the citizens. Ogun said that over the years, the lack of legislation had led to the restrictions placed on employment age by multinatio...

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