Bill on Nigeria’s old national anthem passes second reading

The Bill seeking to revert to Nigeria's old national anthem passes second reading

The Nigeria Senate has passed for second reading a bill seeking to revert to Nigeria’s old national anthem. The old anthem “Nigeria, We Hail Thee” was replaced with the current one “Arise, O Compatriots” in 1978 during the Olusegun Obasanjo regime. Our correspondent, Raliat Adenekan reports that the Senate Leader, Senator Opeyemi Bamidele who sponsored […]

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 […]