President Buhari Presents Nigeria’s 2021 budget to National Assembly

The President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari today presents the 2021 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly. In a letter to both chambers on Tuesday, the president said he will lay the budget before the lawmakers at 11:00 a.m. The event is expected to take about an hour. The estimated budget expenditure is expected to be about N13.08 trillion – according to the Medium Term Expenditure Framework approved by the Senate and House of Representatives. Mr Buhari is also expected to address, in his…

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House Of Reps To Pass Petroleum Industry Bill

A 30-member committee with five members drawn from each of the six geo-political zones of the country, is expected to start work on the Petroleum Industry Bill in the third week of this month. The House of Representatives is set to pass the long-awaited Bill into law in September, a report by Vanguard suggested. The Minority Leader of the House, Ndudi Elumelu, said the House would go ahead with the process of amending and passing the bill even without the input of the executive. He said, “We don’t need the…

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Rape: Proposed Bill Against Stigmatisation Of Victims Passes 2nd Reading

A proposed bill to prohibit the stigmatisation of victims of rape and insurgency has passed second reading in the Nigerian Senate. This comes after the debate on the general principles of the bill which was sponsored by Sani Musa (Niger-APC) during Wednesday’s plenary. The bill as proposed is titled; “A Bill for an Act to Prohibit the Stigmatisation of Victims of Rape and Insurgency in order to encourage victims of rape to testify in court and victims of insurgency to be reintegrated into the community of his or choice.” Leading…

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