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Jonathan withdraws assent from 2014 budget bill

Nigeria’s Government said on Wednesday that the 2014 appropriation bill passed by the National Assembly about two months ago has not been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan because of “distortions” introduced into the document by the lawmakers. Labaran Maku, Information. Minister who rev...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Senate to pass Bill on sexual violence, harassment

Senator Helen Eusene Senator Helen Esuene, Chairman, Senate Committee on Women Affairs and Youths Matters, has said a bill on sexual violence and harassment against women would soon be passed by the Senate. Esuene, representing Akwa Ibom South Senatorial District, stated this at the Inauguration of the Nation...

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Posted on Apr 7, 2014

Bill Gates vows to end Nigeria’s polio scourge

US billionaire Bill Gates on Monday vowed to help end the scourge of polio in Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation, still blighted by the debilitating disease. “This is my fourth visit to Nigeria and every year I come I see us get closer to our goal of polio eradication,” Gates said at a s...

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Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Senate Returns Social Housing Bill

A bill to make housing affordable for low income earners has suffered a setback in the senate. While considering a report of the Senate Committee on Lands and Housing on the bill, the lawmakers queried the source of funding for the proposed scheme and the management of the scheme. Presenting the report, the C...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

House Adopts Bill On Speedy Trials

The House of Representatives has adopted the recommendations of its committee on justice on a bill seeking to put an end to prolonged court cases in the country. The House aims to achieve this by restricting stay of proceedings and the number of adjournments of cases. In his brief on the 495 clause report, th...

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Posted on Oct 29, 2013

US government shutdown ends as Obama signs bill

President Barack Obama signed early Thursday a bill ending the two-week US government shutdown and extending the Treasury’s borrowing authority. The White House announcement was the final piece in an agonizing political drama that had raised the prospect of an unprecedented US debt default and rattled m...

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Posted on Oct 17, 2013

U.S Shutdown: House Signs Bill To Pay Furloughed Workers

Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives agreed on Saturday to retroactively pay 800,000 furloughed federal employees once the government reopens, but there was no end in sight to the shutdown that was in its fifth day. The House of Representatives passed the bill unanimously and it is e...

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Posted on Oct 6, 2013

Sen. Bukola Saraki urges lawmakers to revitalize climate change bill

By Citizens platform The Chairman, Senate Committee on Environment & Ecology, Senator Bukola Saraki has called on members of the National Assembly to commit to advance laws informed by the IPCC report on climate change. According to the 2013 climate change report which was approved by member governments o...

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Posted on Oct 2, 2013

House Republicans Defy Obama On Funding Bill; Government Shutdown Nears

The House of Representatives early on Sunday brought the federal government closer to a shutdown as it voted to delay President Barack Obama’s landmark healthcare law for a year as part of an emergency spending bill. By a mostly partisan vote of 231-192, the Republican-controlled House approved the R...

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Posted on Sep 29, 2013

NHRC Clamours For Urgent Implemenatation Of Child Rights Act Bill

Advocacy again has been drawn to the urgent implementation of the Child Rights Act bill which has being adopted by twenty four states out of the thirty six states in the federation to stop unlawful practices children are being subjected to. Children seemed to be the target for this gathering which brought tog...

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Posted on Sep 28, 2013

Brazil Bill

The Brazilian Congress has approved a Bill that designates all royalties from newly discovered Oil fields to Education and Healthcare. The Bill, which had already been approved by Senate, was passed by the Lower House on Wednesday. The move is one of several reforms proposed by the president in the wake of wi...

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Posted on Aug 16, 2013

Mandela threatened over $660 fake utilities bill

Former President Nelson Mandela, now recuperating in a Pretoria hospital was slammed with a $ 660 utilities bill for his Johannesburg home by the City Council. Officials even threatened to cut water and electricity supply to the upmarket home. But it turned out, the bill to the African icon was misdirected. I...

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Posted on Aug 7, 2013

Yakubu Dati: FG cares for air passengers through the Passengers’ Bill of Rights

Mr. Yakubu Dati, GM Communications FAAN By Yakubu Dati The sweeping reform in the aviation sector is indeed changing the perception of the people about government. In a conversation I had with a group of people travelling through the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, last week, I can say that the A...

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Posted on Aug 5, 2013

Senate will never support bill on early marriage – Ekweremadu

by Citizens Platfrom The chairman, Senate Committee on the Review of the 1999 Constitution, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu, has insisted that the Senate will never approve any legislation in support of early marriage. Ekweremadu made the clarification on Tuesday in Abuja while speaking with newsmen on the recent vote by...

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Posted on Jul 24, 2013

Budget Amendment Bill

  The controversial bill to amend the 2013 budget which led to a prolonged face-off between Nigeria’s House of Representatives and the executive has scaled the second reading.This was however not without a passionate plea from The Speaker, Aminu Tambuwal. ——————̵...

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Posted on Jul 19, 2013

Texas Passes Abortion Restriction Bill, Governor Certain To Sign

Texas’ Republican-controlled Senate has voted to ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, ending a high-profile political battle that stirred debate over abortion rights well beyond the state’s borders. Already approved by the House, the sweeping bill to restrict abortions now goes to Repub...

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Posted on Jul 13, 2013

Kogi: Governor wins Bill Gates Award for Polio eradication

By Citizens platform Kogi state governor Idris Wada has been honoured with the Nigeria Governor Immunization Leadership Challenge/Bill and Melinda Gates award for his contribution to the fight for the total eradication of polio in the state. The Director National Health Care Development Agency, Dr. Ado Mohamm...

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Posted on Jul 12, 2013

Polio Eradication: Bill Gates’ Foundation Names Obi Best Governor In Nigeria

The Anambra State governor, Peter Obi, on Friday bagged the best performing governor on the eradication of polio in the southeast from Bill Gates and Melinda Foundation at a ceremony at the Women’s Development Centre in Awka. Speaking while presenting the award to Mr Obi which went with a cash prize of N120...

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Posted on Jul 7, 2013

Senators Come to Blows Over State of Nation Address Bill

It was a shameful drama on the floor of the Senate chamber this morning as senators exchanged blows  over a heated debate on the State of the Nation Bill, which was earlier passed by the Senate and the House of Representatives and to which President Goodluck Jonathan refused assent. The bill was to make it [...

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Posted on Jul 3, 2013

High electricity bill kills man; Nigerians beyond shock

In 2011, Nigeria’s erratic power supplier, the PHCN, jacked up its tariff from N8 to N40 for each kilowatt consumed. Nigerians barely grumbled as the PHCN had its ways. But in Sri Lanka, a man has suffered a fatal heart attack after being presented with a shocking electricity bill, a media report said S...

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Posted on Jun 29, 2013

Debate: Was Jonathan Right In Rejecting State Of Nation Address Bill

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday refused to assent to the State of the Nation Address Bill which was passed by the legislative arm because it disregards his discretion to choose whether or not to attend. The bill provides for an annual state of the nation address by the president to the National Assembl...

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Posted on Jun 27, 2013

Reps Turns Down 2013 Budget Amendment Bill

The Federal House of Representatives has rejected President Goodluck Jonathan’s proposal for the amendment of the 2013 Budget. Rejecting the budget amendment proposal after the presentation of a report on it at the plenary session, the legislators described the fiscal document as bad. Chairman, House Commit...

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Posted on Jun 26, 2013

Jonathan Declines Assent To State Of The Nation Address Bill

President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday refused to assent to the State of the Nation Address Bill which was passed by the legislative arm because it disregards his discretion to choose whether or not to attend. The bill provides for an annual state of the nation address by the president to the National Assembl...

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Posted on Jun 25, 2013

Jonathan Refuse to Assent to National Address Bill

President Goodluck Jonathan has written to the National Assembly to convey his unwillingness to assent the State-of-the-Nation Address Bill passed by the National Assembly on March 13, 2012. In a letter dated 10th June 2013 and addressed to Senate President, David Mark, Jonathan described the proposed law as ...

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Posted on Jun 25, 2013

Reps Suspend Debate On 2013 Budget Amendment Bill Indefinitely

The House of Representatives’ scheduled debate on the 2013 Appropriation Act Amendment Bill was stalled and its consideration suspended indefinitely. At Wednesday’s sitting, House Leader, Mulikat Akande-Adeola, moved a motion to commence the debate on the general principles of the bill but she was pre...

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Posted on Jun 6, 2013

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