Stop collecting acceptance fees, Reps tells tertiary institutions

  The House of Representatives has called on all tertiary institutions in the country to stop collecting acceptance fees from newly admitted students. Honourable Chinedu Emeka Martins who moved the motion on the floor of the House during Wednesday’s plenary said one of the major factors contributing to lack of access to tertiary education was […]

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Have been receiving threats, but not bothered me- says Senat

Senator Aliyu Abdullahi, the lawmaker representing Niger North Senatorial District and the Deputy Chief Whip has disclosed that he’s not bothered about the threatening messages he’s been receiving since the hate speech bill he sponsored passed its first reading. Recall that Senator Abdullahi proposed a National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill and death by hanging […]

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Assembly Sponsor of Hate Speech Prohibition Bill On His Own – Senate Spokesperson Declares

  The Nigerian senate Wednesday distanced itself from the bill seeking for the establishment of National Commission for Prohibition of Hate Speeches, is on his own and has no its institutional backing. The bill is being sponsored by Sen Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi. It was first read at the senate on Tuesday. The upper legislative chamber […]

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FG should open up water channel to Akwa ibom state- Sen. Chris Ekpeyong

Senator Christopher Ekpenyong, Representing Akwa Ibom North west Senatorial District today on the floor of the house, to adumbrate on the needs to mandate the federal government to open up water channels through River Niger to Ibom deep sea port to reduce the traffic grinds on the Lagos port as experienced today. Senator Ekpenyong, also […]

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Just in: Senate sets to establish agency for hate speech

  The Senate has introduced a bill which seeks to establish a federal government agency to check hate speech in the country. The bill, sponsored by a former Senate spokesperson, who is now the Deputy Senate Whip, Sabi Abdullahi, passed first reading on the floor of the red chamber on Tuesday. It is titled, “National […]

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Akpabio In Dilemma As Appeal Court Rules Rerun In Essien Udim

… I’ll defeat Akpabio again’ – Sen. Chris Ekpenyong The minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Senator Godswill Akpabio has to decide whether to resign his recent appointment and pursue his ambition to return to the senate or to remain as a minister. His dilemma follows the ruling of Appeal Court ordering a rerun of the […]

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Social media bill: SERAP vows to vigorously challenge the Senate

  The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has vowed to challenge the social media regulation bill that is being reintroduced by the senate. The senate on Tuesday, November 5th reintroduced the bill which according to the sponsor of the bill, Senator Mohammed Sani Musa, is to curtail the spread of fake information on social […]

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Media Regulate: Three Years Imprisonment For Social Media Offenders – Bill Passes First Reading

  A bill seeking to regulate social media in the country has passed first reading at the senate. TheCable reports that the bill entitled, ‘protection from internet falsehood and manipulations bill, 2019’ is sponsored by Mohammed Sani Musa, senator representing Niger east. The proposed legislation was one of the 11 bills read for the first […]

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Senate proposes 14-year jail term for any lecturer who grab, hug, kiss, romance students

  The Senate on Wednesday debated the sexual harassment bill which proposes a 14-year jail term for any lecturer who grab, hug, kiss, rub, stroke, touch the breasts, hips, buttocks or any other sensual part of the body of a student. A statement by Ezrel Tabiowo, the Special Assistant (Press) to President of the Senate, […]

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