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Enmeshed in arms scandal, Amosun seeks establishment of South West Development Commission

Nigeria, Nov. 14 -- Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun Central, APC) who is enmeshed in arms scandal, is seeking the establishment of the South West Development Commission. The bill "South West Development Commis... Read More


EXPLAINER: Important things to know about Nigeria's 'Hate Speech' bill

Nigeria, Nov. 13 -- The Senate on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that seeks to penalise persons found guilty of hate speech. The National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill was sponsored... Read More


Hate speech bill will not pass if it will bring 'hardship' - Nigerian Senate

Nigeria, Nov. 13 -- The Nigerian Senate has said the controversial hate speech bill will not pass if it will bring "hardship" to Nigerians. A spokesperson for the upper legislative arm on Wednesday u... Read More


Hate Speech bill 'not necessary' - Minister

Nigeria, Nov. 13 -- The hate speech bill currently before the Senate is unnecessary, Nigeria's Minister of State for Petroleum, Gbemisola Saraki, has said. Ms Saraki said the CyberCrime Act already h... Read More


Senate summons Customs boss over suspension of petroleum supply to border towns

Nigeria, Nov. 13 -- The Senate has asked its committee on customs to summon the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Customs Service, Hameed Ali, over the recent suspension of fuel supply to border tow... Read More


UPDATED: Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi three days to election

Nigeria, Nov. 13 -- Three days to the governorship election in Kogi State, the Senate has approved promissory notes and bond issuance of N10.069 billion to the state as refund for projects executed on... Read More


JUST IN: Nigerian Senate reintroduces 'hate speech' bill

Nigeria, Nov. 12 -- The Senate has reintroduced a bill that seeks to penalise persons found guilty of hate speech. The National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill, sponsored by the de... Read More


National Assembly to pass 2020 budget on November 28 - Lawan

Nigeria, Nov. 12 -- The National Assembly will pass the 2020 budget on November 28, an official has said. The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, made this known during plenary on Tuesday. Mr Lawan said ... Read More


REC nominee insists he's no longer member of a political party

Nigeria, Nov. 7 -- Olalekan Raheem, one of the nominees for the position of Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), has insisted that he is no longer a... Read More


Nigerian Senate reintroduces bill to regulate social media use

Nigeria, Nov. 6 -- The Senate on Tuesday introduced a bill that will regulate the use of social media in Nigeria. The sponsor of the legislation said it will curb fake news on the internet. The bill... Read More