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Senate extends implementation of 2023 budget till June 

President Tinubu had in a letter to the Senate claimed that the extension was necessary to ensure that the provisions of the two Acts were fully implemented.  The Senate has extended the implementation of the capital component of the 2023 budget as well as the N2.17 trillion 2023 supplementary budget until June. Extension of the implementation of the two appropriations was a sequel to a request from President Bola Tinubu which the Senate President, Godswill...

Tinubu writes Senate, seeks new salaries for Judicial Officers

The bill according to Tinubu will generate a new legal framework for the remuneration of judicial officers to improve their welfare. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has requested the Senate to approve the establishment of a new salary, allowance and official benefit for judicial officers. President Tinubu’s request was contained in a letter read by the President of the Senate, Senator Godswill Akpabio, during Wednesday’s plenary. READ ALSO: Senate backs Tinubu’s charge to army over killing...

Tinubu seeks repeal of students loans act, seeks re-enactment

President Tinubu forwarded a correspondence to the National Assembly seeking the repeal of the existing Act. President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has forwarded a letter to the Senate and the House of Representatives, seeking a repeal and re-enactment of the Access to Higher Education Act, 2023, otherwise known as the Student Loan Act. President Tinubu’s letter came in during Thursday’s plenary at both chambers a day after the announcement of a temporary suspension of the commencement...

Senate damns Oronsaye Report, set to establish University of Education 

Despite Oronsaye’s report seeking to cut down the number of government agencies to reduce unnecessary wastage in the country’s expenditure, the Senate is keen on ignoring these recommendations. The Senate is set to establish a University of Education in Adamawa State as against the Oronsaye report which seeks to scrap and merge some government agencies to reduce unnecessary wastage in the country’s expenditure. This revelation was made in a bill titled, “A bill for an...

Senate finally passes bill to extend the retirement age of civil servants working in the National Assembly.

The controversial bill had faced several setbacks in the 8th and 9th Assemblies before its eventually passage. The Senate has finally agreed to extend the retirement age of civil servants working in the National Assembly. The bill, which has been passed by the House of Representatives seeks to increase the retirement age to 65 years or 40 years of service, whichever comes first as against the current law that prescribes 60 years of age or...

NDIC amendment bill scales second reading in Senate

The bill seeks to amend the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation Act No 63 of 2023 to make the Corporation more effective, safeguard its independence and autonomy and bring it in line with current realities and best practices. The Senate has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to guarantee the autonomy and independence of the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation (NDIC). This followed the presentation of the lead debate on the general principles of the bill...

Senate passes South East Development Commission Bill

The commission will be in charge of acknowledging and overseeing funds from the Federation Account for the repair and maintenance of houses, roads, and other infrastructure damages suffered by the region as a result of the civil war’s aftermath. The Senate has passed a Bill seeking the establishment of the South East Development Commission. This decision was sequel to the consideration of the bill’s clauses at its Committee of the Whole, chaired by the Senate...

Again, Senate rejects controversial 65-yr retirement age bill for N/Assembly workers 

The majority of Senators heavily opposed the bill, arguing that it would stop the career progression of junior staff and halt the employment of young Nigerians. The Senate has stepped down a controversial bill seeking to extend the retirement age for civil servants in Parliament and across the 36 State Houses of Assembly.  The bill, if scaled through, would extend the service years of over 200 workers who are due to retire between 2024 and...

Bill to Establish South West, North Central Development Commissions scale second reading in Senate

A bill for the establishment of the North Central Development Commission also scaled second reading in the Senate. The Senate has passed for second reading, a bill seeking to establish the South West Development Commission, SWDC. This was a sequel to the consideration of the document titled, “A bill for an act to Establish the South West Development Commission charged with the responsibility among others to receive and manage funds from allocation of the Federation...

Senate steps down Bill to extend N/Assembly staff retirement age to 65yrs

The Senate had on Wednesday listed the controversial Bill which had passed a third reading in the House of Representatives for concurrence after it passed its first reading in the Senate some weeks ago.  There was tension in the National Assembly, following plans by the Senate to give a concurrence to a controversial bill to extend the retirement age for civil servants in Parliament and across the 36 State Houses of Assembly.  The bill which...

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