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Entities That Must Agree Before a Bill can Become a law in Nigeria

In Nigeria, the process of passing a bill into law involves several stages and requires the participation and agreement of various individuals and entities. According to Nigeria Constitution, the key parties involved in the legislative process of passing a bill into law include: The National Assembly Section 4(1) of 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (As amended) provides that “The legislative powers of the Federal Republic of Nigeria shall be vested in a National Assembly for the Federation which shall consist of a Senate and a House of Representative”.

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Entities That Must Agree Before a Bill can Become a law in Nigeria

POLITICS

Today's Headline: PDP Has Right To Suspend, Expel You If, Court Tells Wike; Irreconcilable Squabbles: Two Senators Dump PDP

PDP Has Right To Suspend, Expel You If, Court Tells Wike Photo Credit : The Nation Nigeria Rivers, Nyesom Wike, that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has the right to suspend or expel him if the action is done in accordance with the law.

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Today's Headline: PDP Has Right To Suspend, Expel You If, Court Tells Wike; Irreconcilable Squabbles: Two Senators Dump PDP

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Tinubu will win his case at election tribunal – Ex- campaign director; INEC, EFCC, others to stop poll fraud

Tinubu will win his case at election tribunal – Ex- campaign director Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers) Mr Ade Omole, the Director of the dissolved APC Presidential Campaign Council (PCC) Diaspora Directorate, says the President-elect, Sen. Bola Tinubu will win his case at the election tribunal over the Feb. 25 presidential election.

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Today's Headlines: Tinubu will win his case at election tribunal – Ex- campaign director; INEC, EFCC, others to stop poll fraud

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: Don’t Undermine Other Arms Of Govt - Group To Adeleke; Tinubu Swear-In: Biden Named 9-Member US Delegation For Inauguration

🇲🇪Adeleke, Don’t Undermine Other Arms Of Govt A group, The Osun Masterminds, TOM, has advised the Osun State Government to avoid acting in ways that can undermine the integrity of any other arm of government. News Source: Daily Post The group also revealed that there were reports of Governor Ademola Adeleke’s insistence on installing a certain person as Speaker of the Osun State House of Assembly.

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Today's Headlines: Don’t Undermine Other Arms Of Govt - Group To Adeleke; Tinubu Swear-In: Biden Named 9-Member US Delegation For Inauguration

SPORTS

Clubs with the Highest Wage Bills in the 22/23 campaign

With astronomical transfer fees and lucrative contracts becoming the norm, it comes as no surprise that certain clubs have been making huge investments in their wage bills. In this article, we will be looking at the clubs that currently boast the highest wage bills in Europe's top five leagues.

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Clubs with the Highest Wage Bills in the 22/23 campaign

POLITICS

Benue Approves N25m Maintenance Allowance for Former Governors

Vanguard news reported that the Benue State House of Assembly has passed a bill that will see former governors of the state receive a maintenance allowance of N25 million every four years. The bill, which was passed on Thursday, also provides for a yearly medical allowance of N15 million for former deputy governors.

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Benue Approves N25m Maintenance Allowance for Former Governors

POLITICS

Today's Headlines: I’ve run good race to finish my course - Buhari; Presidency: Supreme Court clears way for Tinubu’s swearing-in

I’ve run good race to finish my course Photo Credit: Vanguard Newspapers President Muhammadu Buhari said he ran a good race to finish his course within the two-term eight years of his administration. Buhari stated this while speaking after the investiture of President-elect Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, GCFR and Vice President-elect, Kashim Shettima, GCON in Abuja on Thursday.

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Today's Headlines: I’ve run good race to finish my course - Buhari; Presidency: Supreme Court clears way for Tinubu’s swearing-in

POLITICS

The Senate Has Increased Lending Limit to Government

The Senate convened an emergency session and made changes to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act, increasing the lending limit to the government as reported by Premium Times. The amendment raises the total advances that the CBN can provide to the federal government from five percent to fifteen percent.

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The Senate Has Increased Lending Limit to Government

POLITICS

CBN Act: Senate holds emergency plenary and approves FG’s request

The Federal Republic of Nigeria's Senate convened an emergency plenary on Saturday, with Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan presiding. The Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Act was amended by the plenary to raise advances from 5% to 15%. The measure to alter the CBN Act was first read on May 24, 2023, according to Senator Gobir Ibrahim Abdullahi of Sokoto East Senatorial District, who is also the bill's sponsor.

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CBN Act: Senate holds emergency plenary and approves FG’s request

ECONOMY-FINANCE

Ways and Means: Senate increases FG’s borrowing from 5 to 15% loan

The increase in the percentage of the Ways and Means loan available to the Federal Government from five to fifteen percent has been approved by the Senate. According to the legislators, the purpose of the Bill was to give the Federal Government the ability to fulfill its present and future obligations through the National Assembly's approval of the ways and means and the Central Bank of Nigeria's advances to the Federal Government.

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Ways and Means: Senate increases FG’s borrowing from 5 to 15% loan

POLITICS

ASUP urges President Buhari to sign BSC/HND dichotomy bill into law before 29 May

According to Punch, The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has launched a petition to President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to sign the bill abolishing the BSC/HND dichotomy before the end of his tenure on May 29. Comrade Anderson Ezeibe, ASUP National President, stressed in an interview with Vanguard in Abuja that the existence of the dichotomy has dampened the interest of Nigerian youths to pursue polytechnic studies in the country.

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ASUP urges President Buhari to sign BSC/HND dichotomy bill into law before 29 May

POLITICS

Bill To Prevent Doctors Relocating Abroad Against Labor Law, Is Like Killing A Fly With Sledgehammer

The bill aimed at preventing doctors from relocating abroad for medical practice is facing criticism from Senator Chris Ngige, the Minister of Labour and Employment. Ngige argues that the bill contradicts existing labor laws and the established progression in the medical profession in Nigeria.He explains that after completing medical school, graduates undergo a one-year apprenticeship called housemanship or internship, after which they are granted a full license to practice medicine independently by the Nigerian Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

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Bill To Prevent Doctors Relocating Abroad Against Labor Law, Is Like Killing A Fly With Sledgehammer

POLITICS

Urgent Call to Action: Labour Appeals to President Buhari for Swift Energy Commission Bill Signing

Introduction: In a pressing plea before the imminent handover to the new administration, the Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria (PENGASSAN) has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to promptly sign the Energy Commission of Nigeria Amendment Bill, 2022. Highlighting the bill's crucial role in the nation's development, PENGASSAN emphasizes the need for sustaining energy development and meeting the country's growing energy demands.

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Urgent Call to Action: Labour Appeals to President Buhari for Swift Energy Commission Bill Signing

POLITICS

Reps To Hold Emergency Session Today

According to PunchNews, The House of Representatives will be billed for an emergency session at 1 p.m. today. This emerges from communication with members, relevant employees, and journalists. The Senate held an extraordinary plenary session on Saturday to consider and approve some economic legislation. The Senate had approved an increase in the Ways and Means loan available to the federal government from 5 to 15 percent.

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Reps To Hold Emergency Session Today

POLITICS

Gender and Equality Opportunities Bill Passes Second Reading in Senate

According to reports, the Gender and Equality Opportunities Bill passed the second reading in the Senate on Wednesday, a significant development in the fight for gender equality in Nigeria. The bill, which was introduced by Senator Biodun Olujimi, seeks to combat all forms of discrimination against women and individuals with disabilities.

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Gender and Equality Opportunities Bill Passes Second Reading in Senate

POLITICS

Senate Amendments Act from CBN increases FG lending limit.

The Senate held a special session yesterday to amend the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act to increase the total amount of advances that the bank can grant to the federal government from 5% to 15%. It also passed a bill extending the implementation of the 2022 supplementary budget by six months, from June 30, 2023, to December 31, 2023.

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Senate Amendments Act from CBN increases FG lending limit.

POLITICS

Senate In Emergency Plenary Over CBN Act Others

On Saturday morning, the Nigerian Senate commenced an emergency plenary over the amendment of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Act 2004. Keep in mind that Tuesdays and Wednesdays are the Senate's regular sitting days. On the other hand, a plenary was scheduled for Saturday at 10 a.m. Nigeria news agency acknowledges that the session began a few minutes after 11 a.m.

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Senate In Emergency Plenary Over CBN Act Others

POLITICS

Delta State: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday Signed the Supplementary Estimate Bill of N71 Billion

Senator Ifeanyi okowa, Delta State Governor on Monday 22,may 2023, signed the Supplementary Appropriation Bill of N71 Billion for the state. Based on reports it was passed by the state House of Assembly Last Week Wednesday. Okowa had on Tuesday, last week, forwarded a letter containing the additional budget proposal, which compromised N65.5 billion for capital expenditure and N5.6 billion as recurrent expenditure to the House for necessary legislative actions.

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Delta State: Governor Ifeanyi Okowa on Monday Signed the Supplementary Estimate Bill of N71 Billion

POLITICS

Outgoing President Buhari Assents to Bills on NSIPA, NSSEC and six others

According to reports, the outgoing President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to bills establishing the National Social Investment Programme Agency (NSIPA) and the National Senior Secondary Education Commission (NSSEC), as well as six others passed by the National Assembly. The bills were assented to on Monday, May 22, 2023, by President Buhari in furtherance of the provisions of the Acts Authentication Act Cap.

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Outgoing President Buhari Assents to Bills on NSIPA, NSSEC and six others

POLITICS

Okowa signs N71bn supplementary budget

A supplemental appropriations bill for N71 billion was signed on Monday by Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, who has seven days left in office. Okowa had already signed the N571.64 billion budget for 2023 in December 2022, but last Tuesday, the state House of Assembly approved a N71 billion supplemental budget, which Okowa also signed.

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Okowa signs N71bn supplementary budget