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Barely 24 hours after first reading, Tinubu’s Anti-Doping Bill scales second reading at Senate

The World Anti-Doping Code is a core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organisations and among public authorities. The Senate on Wednesday passed for second reading, a National Anti-Doping Bill, seeking to prevent Nigerian athletes from consuming performance enhancing substances before or during sporting competitions. OrderPaper recalls that the executive bill which was read for the first on Tuesday, 21st May, 2024 was earlier sent to the Senate...

Budget Padding: “Ningi’s suspension an internal matter that has been dealt with” – Senator Adaramodu

Ningi had earlier given Akpabio a seven-day ultimatum to lift the suspension placed on him. Senator Yemi Adaramodu (APC, Ekiti South) has disclosed that the suspension of Senator Abdul Ahmed Ningi (PDP, Bauchi Central) has been addressed by the Senate. The Chairman Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, Adaramodu revealed this while speaking with journalists of the National Assembly on Wednesday. According to the lawmaker, Ningi’s fate is a decision of the 108 senators...

Senate to probe gas pipeline explosion in Bayelsa

The huge explosions from a crude oil pipeline led to an inferno in the vicinity of the gas facility. The Senate has mandated its committees on Petroleum Upstream, Downstream, Gas, Niger Delta Affairs, Health and Environment, to probe a recent gas pipeline explosion in Bayelsa state.  This resolution followed the consideration of a motion on the “Massive explosion close to Gbarian-Ubie Gas Processing Facility in Yenagoa Local Government Area, Bayelsa State and pollution of the...

Senate set to tackle transmission line vandalisation in North-East 

Senator Kaka Shehu Lawan lamented how some parts of the North East have been in darkness for 2 years.  As a means of addressing the the worrisome cases of transmission lines vandalisation in the North Eastern region of the country, the Senate has urged the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Power to as a matter of urgency allocate funds to the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to address the faults along the Jos-Gombe,...

Reps demand the execution of security resolutions so far in the 10th House 

The House of Representatives has demanded the execution of it’s resolutions on security so far in the 10th House. In a decisive move, the House of Representatives has mandated to match it’s resolutions on security with actions as it has tasked the Clerk of the House to compile all resolutions and forward the compilation to the office of the Security Adviser and the Committee on Legislative Compliance for action. The resolution followed a motion by...

Reps query contractors over abandoned projects linked to NDDC 

The Chairman of the Committee issued the query at the investigative hearing on the abandoned Skill Acquisition Center in Abuja connected to NDDC as well. The House of Representatives Committee on Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Wednesday lampooned the contractors handling the skill acquisition center at Iwuo Achang, Ibeno Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State.  Rep. Eugene Dibiagwu (APC, Imo) the Chairman of the Committee issued the query at the investigative hearing on...

FRC, NNPCL go head-to-head over remittances

They have been meeting other agencies like RMFAC and OAGF to resolve disputes regarding their operating surplus remittances but they have never come to FRC for reconciliation. The Chairman of the Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), Victor Mururako, said they had no record of remittances by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL)  which is expected by law. He made this known before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance at a meeting where it placed...

Reps task security agencies on collaboration in fight against insecurity  

These security challenges are not insurmountable. We have already begun interaction with the security agencies to find solutions to these challenges. The House of Representatives Committee on National Security and Intelligence has called on the nation’s security agencies to work closely with the parliament in order to ensure that the primary purpose of governance which is to enhance the security and welfare of the citizenry is achieved. Similarly, the Speaker of the House of Representatives,...

Reps pass for 2nd reading bill to stop public servants from declaring spouse’s assets

Leading the debate on the bill, Raji said the Code of Conduct Act requires every public officer to declare the assets of the spouse, pointing out that this is not in line with the principles of fairness. The House of Representatives on Tuesday passed for a second reading a bill seeking to stop the tradition of public servants declaring the assets of their spouses while declaring theirs. The Bill titled “A Bill for an Amend...

Tinubu submits 2024 NDDC statutory budget proposal to House of Reps

The NDDC budget aims to enhance security, create jobs, empower youth and women, improve social welfare, and boost educational infrastructure. The House of Representatives on Tuesday received the 2024 statutory budget proposal for the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) from President Bola Tinubu.  The proposal was contained in the letter, addressed to Speaker of the House, Rep. Tajudeen Abbas and was presented by Rep. Benjamin Kalu, who presided over the session and said the submission...

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