Tag Archives: Nigerian Senate

Senate Urges Buhari Administration To Procure & Administer COVID-19 Vaccines

Members of the Senate on Thursday urged the Buhari Administration to make sufficient funds available for procurement and administration of COVID-19 vaccines for Nigerians. During the plenary presided over by Senate President Ahmad Lawan in Abuja, they described as unfortunate the failure by government to produce a plan for the purchase, distribution and administration of…

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#EndSARS: Senate President Ahmed Lawan Says ‘Time Has Come For Protests To Stop’

With protests across Nigeria nearing the 12-day mark, Senate President Ahmed Lawan on Saturday called for an end to anti-police brutality protests even as law enforcement officers continue to intimidate and threaten demonstrators. Protests have erupted daily around the world regarding the dissolution of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). They are now are punctuated with more demands including, calling for…

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Senate Debunks Considering Passage Of Controversial Social Media Bill

The Nigerian Senate has denied circulating reports that it is secretly planning to pass the proposed Social Media Bill despite its public rejection, ThisDay reports. Recall that if passed into law, the social media bill will empower the Nigerian government to unilaterally order the shutdown of the internet. An internet service provider that refuses to obey the…

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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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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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Nigerian Senators Donate 50% Of Salaries to Fight COVID-19

According to multiple online reports, the Nigerian Senate has announced the decision by Senators to contribute 50 percent of their salaries to the efforts to respond to the spread and treatment of Corona virus in Nigeria. The acting spokesman of the Senate, Senator Godiya Akwashiki reportedly announced the decision through a statement on Monday with about…

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Breaking! Senate Wants Flight From UK, Italy, China, Others Banned

The Nigerian Senate, on Tuesday, called for the Federal Government to plan a ban on travelling to the countries hugely affected by coronavirus as global toll hits over 6000, The Nation reports. According to GateKepper.ng, the Senate also urged the federal government to set up more coronavirus testing centres, saying the five already established were grossly…

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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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#BuhariResign: Senator Abaribe Asks The President To Step Down Over Rising Insecurity

Minority Leader of the Senate, Eyinnaya Abaribe has called on President Buhari to resign from his duties due to rising insecurity issues in the nation. He caused quite a stir in the Nigerian Senate yesterday during a debate on the worsening insecurity in the country when he recalled that Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) members told Nigerians during their…

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