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Governor Sani Bello approves bill, says penalty to informants of kidnapping is death by hanging

Governor Sani Bello approves bill, says penalty to informants of kidnapping is death by hanging

Niger State Governor and Chairman North Central States Governor’s Forum (NCSGF) Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has assented to some laws in accordance with Section 100(3) of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria 1999 (as amended). The Laws include: The Kidnapping and Cattle Rustling (Special Provisions) Law, 2021, the Niger State Vigilante Corps (Amendment)...

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Just In: Reps endorse Petroleum Industry bill

Just In: Reps endorse Petroleum Industry bill

The Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has passed third reading at the house of representatives. The development comes about 24 hours after the green chamber received the report on the bill. The bill passed the third reading on Thursday after Mohammed Monguno, chairman of the ad hoc committee on Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB), presented a report...

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President impeaching bill passes second reading

President impeaching bill passes second reading

Bill to impeach President after 30 days without cabinet passes second reading A bill seeking to impeach a President after 30 days without a cabinet has passed its second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which gives the President a 30-day time frame to pick his cabinet, scaled its first reading in December...

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Lawmakers set to sign bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab

Lawmakers set to sign bill to permit Muslim female military officers to wear Hijab

The House of Representatives is currently deliberating on a bill seeking to compel the Armed Forces and paramilitary organizations to permit Muslim female officers to wear the Islamic veil, commonly known as hijab. The bill, known as the Religious Discrimination (Prohibition, Prevention) Bill, 2020, which has passed second reading at the House, is being sponsored...

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Bill that reserves one senatorial seat for female in progress

Bill that reserves one senatorial seat for female in progress

A bill to make it compulsory for every state to reserve one seat for female senator will soon come up for second reading in the House of Representatives. Rep Taiwo Oluga, who is the Chairman, House Committee on Women in Parliament, made this known when receiving the Legal Defence and Assistance Project (LEDAP), a coalition...