Senate passes Nursing, Midwifery Act amendment bill

November 30, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Senate Tuesday passed a bill seeking to amend the Nursing and Midwifery Act. Tagged: “The Nursing and Midwifery (Registration etc) Act, CAP N143 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004, (Amendment) Bill”, it was sponsored by Senator Hassan Mohammed Gusau. Also passed was the National Maternal and Paternal Death Surveillance and Response Bill, sponsored by Senator Ibrahim Yahaya Oloriegbe. Read More

Internal democracy: PGF boss calls for new orientation in management of political parties

October 17, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) Salihu Moh Lukman, has called for a new orientation in the management of political parties to address issues of membership recruitment and management, party funding and administration. Lukman, who is a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) said unless these issues are addressed Nigerians will continue to experience all the familiar Read More

Credible polls: Unease over Electoral Act amendment

July 23, 2021 ABDULRAHMAN ZAKARIYAU 0

… We’ve achieved what we set for ourselves – Lawan ‘…You lack powers to legislate on e-transmission of results’ …Approval for election rigging – PDP …It’s coup against the people – IPAC …For political elite’s interest – Ojo Electoral laws remain extremely important in a democracy; it is the compass that guides the electioneering process. As the National Assembly makes Read More

NBC, NPC amendment bill: #FixPolitics backs freedom of press

July 17, 2021 Editor 0

The #FixPolitics initiative, a citizens-led research-based initiative designed for structural change of politics and governance in Nigeria has raised her voice to defend the freedom of the press following the suspension of the bill for the amendment to the laws establishing the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) and the Nigeria Press Council (NPC). A statement signed by the Executive Director, #FixPolitics, Read More

Electoral Act: NASS debunks insinuation on premeditated position

July 6, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly on Monday denied taking any premeditated position in the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment ) Bill 2021 slated for final consideration and passage next week. Some national dailies had over the weekend, alleged that electronic transfer of results from the 8, 809 wards direct to the portal of the Independent National Electoral Commission ( INEC) Read More

Why NUJ, NGE, NPAN must mobilize against NPC, NBC amendment bills–Falana (SAN)

June 27, 2021 Ise-Oluwa Ige 0

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana (SAN), has described as ill-timed the proposed amendment of the National Broadcasting Commission Act and the Nigerian Press Council Act. Falana, who is calling on media professionals to mobilise against the bills, argued that the timing of the proposed amendment was wrong considering the current atmosphere that has been polluted with the news of Read More

Senate empowers AMCON to sell debtors’ properties

April 29, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

Nigerian senate passed a bill that strengthened the power of state-owned Asset Management Corp. of Nigeria to recover bad loans it acquired from commercial lenders during a banking crises more than a decade ago. The lawmakers approved the so-called Amcon Amendment Bill, which empowers the company to take possession, manage or sell all properties traced to debtors, whether or not Read More

2023: INEC worried over delay in passage of Electoral Act, fixes date for general elections

April 28, 2021 Taiye Odewale 0

    The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Wednesday raised concerns over the seeming delay in the passage of the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill by the National Assembly. The worry, according to the INEC Chairman, Professor Mahmood  Yakubu, was fuelled by the fact that the 2023 general election is less than two years from now as the first of the elections is Read More