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SENATE PASSES PETROLEUM INDUSTRY BILL

The Senate has passed the long-awaited Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). This followed approval of recommendations of the report of the Senate Joint Committee on Petroleum, (Downstream,) Petroleum (Upstream) and Gas at plenary on Thursday. Presenting the report, Chairman of the committee, Sen.Mohammmed Sabo (APC-Jigawa), said the bill consisted of five distinct and logically connected chapters. […]Read More

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SENATE CONDEMNS UNLAWFUL ARREST OF NIGERIANS BY BENIN REPUBLIC AUTHORITIES

The Senate has condemned what it described as the “unlawful” encroachment and arrest of Nigerians by the authorities of the Republic of Benin. The upper chamber directed its Committees on Foreign Affairs, Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, and States and Local Governments to interface with the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal Ministry […]Read More

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Senate Passes Bill Prohibiting Discrimination Between BSc/HND Holders

The Senate has passed a bill seeking to prohibit discrimination between the university degree and the Higher National Diploma (HND) certificate holders in the country. The bill was sponsored by Senator Ayo Akinyelure and passed the third reading during Wednesday’s plenary session. The Chairman of the Joint Committee which worked in the legislation Senator Ibrahim Shekerau […]Read More