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Senate requests withdrawal of old Naira notes until July 31

Reading Time: 3 minutes The Senate has urged the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to push back the deadline for old naira notes to be withdrawn from circulation from January 31 to July 31. Additionally, the upper house requested the CBN to establish an exchange window where those without bank accounts may deposit their old bills. The motion made Read More…

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Speaker Obasa calls for prayers for peaceful and successful elections in 2023.

Reading Time: 2 minutes Mr. Mudashiru Obasa, the speaker of the Lagos State House of Assembly, has urged Nigerians to keep praying for the peaceful and successful conduct of the general elections in February. Obasa offered the advice in his New Year’s speech delivered on Sunday in Lagos. The speaker emphasised the importance of continuing to pray for Nigeria, Read More…

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Reps move bill to establish National Institute of Entrepreneurship to second reading

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, located in Okota, Isolo, Lagos State, has been approved for second reading by the House of Representatives. The bill’s passing will make courses in entrepreneurship, innovation, and development studies available to Nigerians in general as well as the residents of Okota and Isolo in Lagos State and its Read More…

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FIRS amendment bill passes 2nd reading in Senate

Reading Time: 2 minutes The Senate passed the second reading of the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) (Establishment) Bill, 2022, on Tuesday. Sen. Yahaya Abdullahi (PDP-Kebbi North), the bill’s sponsor, gave the lead debate on the bill’s fundamental ideas at plenary. Abdullahi, who presented the debate, stated that the bill aimed to alter the FIRS (establishment) Act, No. 13, Read More…

Legislature Metro Obituary

Lagos Assembly holds farewell session for late lawmaker Omititi

Reading Time: 2 minutes A farewell session for the late Mr. Abdul-Sobur Olawale, a member of the Lagos State House of Assembly, was conducted on Thursday. Mr. Olawale passed away on Tuesday in Jos while attending an APC presidential rally. The Majority Leader of the House, Mr. Sanai Agunbiade, raised the legislator’s passing in a motion at the plenary Read More…

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Obituary for Lagos legislator Omititi

Reading Time: < 1 minutes The body of Abdul-Sobur Olayiwola Olawale, a lawmaker from Lagos State, who died on Tuesday during an APC presidential rally in Jos, Plateau, has been buried. The lawmaker’s remains arrived at Murtala Muhammed Airport in the afternoon, and a motorcade took them right away to his home in Mushin, Lagos. The Lagos State Legislators Wives Read More…

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Lagos Assembly begins deliberating Auditor-General’s report on indicted MDAs

Reading Time: 2 minutes The finances of the indicted ministries, departments, and agencies (MDAs) in Lagos State are the subject of an investigation by the Lagos State House of Assembly based on the 2021 Auditor-General Statutory Report. This statement was made by Mr. Nurudeen Saka-Solaja, the chairman of the house committee on public accounts, during his opening remarks before Read More…

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NASS encourages states’ HAs to amend Constitution

Reading Time: 2 minutes In the interest of Nigerians, the National Assembly has encouraged the remaining 25 State Houses of Assembly to pass the legislation amending the Constitution. This was said at a news conference held on Tuesday in Abuja by Sen. Ovie Omo-Agege, Chairman of the National Assembly Joint Committee on Constitution Review and Deputy Senate. Omo-Agege stated Read More…

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Bill for protection of domestic workers scales 2nd senate reading

Reading Time: 2 minutes A bill sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani (APC-Niger) which seeks to regulate the employment of domestic workers and other informal sector employees has on Wednesday scaled second reading at the Senate. Sani while presenting the bill, said that it also sought to authorise the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) to monitor privately owned agencies that Read More…

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Lagos Assembly passes bill for DNA, Forensic Centre

Reading Time: < 1 minutes Lagos State House of Assembly presided over by Speaker Mudashiru Obasa has on Monday, adopted a bill establishing the Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid (DNA) and Forensic Centre into law, after it scaled the third reading. The centre will aid criminal investigations, law enforcement and preservation of evidence for the judicial system. The bill was passed yesterday after Read More…