Senate Passes Student Loan Act 2024

The Nigerian Senate has passed the Student Loans Access to Higher Education Act (Repeal and Re-Enactment) Bill, 2024. The Senate’s resolution followed its consideration of the report of the Senate committee on tertiary institutions and TETFUND, presented by the chairman of the committee, Senator Muntari Dandutse during plenary yesterday. Our correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that […]

Bill seeking five months leave for mourning workers passes second reading

A bill seeking to grant five months leave for female and male workers who lost their spouses has scaled second reading at the House of Representatives. This followed the presentation of the general principles of the bill by the sponsor, Rep. Saidu Abdullahi (APC-Niger) at plenary on Tuesday, who argued that the bill was to […]

Bill to reverse Gambia FGM ban reaches next stage

A bill seeking to decriminalise Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in The Gambia has passed its latest parliamentary stage, known as the second reading. Though FGM was criminalised in The Gambia in 2015, some seeking to overturn the ban argue that it violates religious freedom and is against the country’s cultural practices. The bill will now […]

Senate passes Fresh Students Loan Bill for Second Reading

The Senate has passed for second reading the Students Loans Access to Higher Education Act (Repeal and Enactment) Bill, 2024. This followed a correspondence by President Bola Tinubu, who wrote to the Senate seeking the repeal of the existing law, and has submitted a fresh bill to be passed into law. This request comes a […]

Bill on Flag Act and coat of Arms Act passes second reading

A bill for an Act to amend the Flag and Coat of Arms Act to regulate the display and use of national flags has passed a second reading in the House of Representatives. The bill which was sponsored by Rep. Sada Soli (APC-Katsina) sought to increase the fine for offenders from N100 to N100,000, and […]

State Police Bill Passes Second Reading at House of Reps

A bill seeking to establish state police has passed second reading at the House of Representatives. Our correspondent Nathan Williams reports that the bill sponsored by Benjamin Kalu, deputy speaker of the house, and 14 others, proposes to transfer the term “police” in the 1999 constitution from the exclusive legislative list to the concurrent legislative […]