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Senate Passes Bill Proposing Life Sentences For Kidnappers

On Tuesday, July 14, the Nigerian Senate passed a bill which proposes life incarceration for kidnappers, as against the current 10 years maximum sentence. According to PUNCH, the bill contains amendments to the criminal code which is currently in operation in the southern part of Nigeria. The proposed legislation was sponsored by Senator Oluremi Tinubu, with the title,…

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ASUU Condemns Sexual Harassment Bill, Says It’s “Targeted At Male Lecturers”

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has condemned the sexual harassment and rape bill recently passed by the Nigerian Senate, alleging that it is targeted at lecturers. Prof. Biodun Ogunyemi, the National President of ASUU while speaking at a Town Hall meeting with critical stakeholders in Jos on Monday, July 13, said the bill which is…

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Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Sexual Harassment In Tertiary Institutions

The Nigerian Senate has passed a bill that will curb sexual harassment in tertiary institutions around the country, according to The PUNCH. The bill which was sponsored by Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege during the 8th Senate prohibits the offense of sexual harassment of university students by predatory educators. It also criminalizes the act of neglect or…

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ICYMI: Bill To Protect Rape Victims Passes Second Reading At Senate

In the wake of increases in sexual abuse, the Nigerian Senate is in the process of enacting critical legislation to protect victims of rape against any form of stigmatization in the country, Channels TV reports. The bill, titled ‘Rape and Insurgency Victims Stigmatization (Prohibition) Bill 2019’, scaled second reading during Wednesday’s plenary session. The bill provides for…

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Buhari Seeks Another $5.513bn Foreign Loan For COVID-19, Other Projects

President Muhammadu Buhari has sent another letter to the House of Representatives which entails seeking approval of his decision to borrow another $5.513bn. The letter was read on the floor of the House by the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila, at the plenary on Thursday. Buhari said the funds were for 2020 budget deficit, financing of critical…

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Infectious Disease Bill To Go Through Public Hearing After Igniting Controversy

A week after speaker of Nigeria’s House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila unveiled the Infectious disease bill, the lawmaker has announced that will go through public hearing after much pressure. The bill which was sponsored alongside Chairman of the House Committee on Health Institutions Pascal Obi and Chairman of the House Committee on Health services Tanko Sanunu, had ignited backlash…

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#StoptheNCDCBill: Nigerians Reject Bill To Strengthen NCDC, Allow Forceful Vaccination

Nigerians have taken to social media to express their displeasure towards the Control of Infectious Diseases bill which has just passed second reading in the House of Representatives. According to Vanguard News, the Bill for an Act to repeal the Quarantine Act and enact the Control of Infectious Diseases bill grants the Nigeria Centre for…

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Senate Bill Seeking To Ban Generators Nationwide Passes First Reading

A bill seeking to ban the importation of generating set has passed first reading in the Nigerian senate. The proposed legislation titled “Generating Set (Prohibition/Ban) Bill 2020 is sponsored by Senator Muhammad Bima from Niger state according to NewswireNG reports from the National Assembly plenary. This Bill seeks to ban the importation and use of…

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Lai Mohammed Insists There’s No Going Back On Social Media Regulation

The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has announced that the Federal Government will not step down its bid to regulate social media in the country, the Nation reports. Lai Mohammed who disclosed this weeks after he denied the existence of a bill for the regulation made this known on Thursday at a press conference in Abuja, where he…

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Lai Mohammed Denies Existence Of ‘Social Media Bill’ In New Interview Despite Evidence

Nigeria’s minister of information Lai Mohammed has said the country is not trying to pass a law that can stifle dissensions, despite the abundance of proofs about its existence. In a recent interview with state-owned German broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, Mohammed proclaimed that such bill is not before the Nigerian Senate. The Protection from Internet Falsehood…

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