Make N30,000 minimum wage profitable to workers, Bamidele tasks FG
Senator Opeyemi Bamidele, Chairman of the Southern Senators’ Forum on Saturday appealed to the Federal government to strengthen the nation’s economy and make the N30,000 minimum wage meaningful to Nigerian workers.
Protesters besiege National Assembly, demand report on social media bill
Hundreds of protesters besieged the National Assembly Complex yesterday to prevail on the Senate Committee reviewing the proposed social media and hate speech bills to publicise its report on them.
Senate confirms appointment of 8 nominees as Justices of Supreme Court
The Senate has confirmed the nominations of eight Justices of the Court of Appeal as Justices of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
‘Doctrine of necessity’ as remedy for Nigeria’s restructuring conundrum
The need for Nigeria to restructure its political economy has continued to dominate national discourse since country returned to constitutional democracy. And although calls for restructuring often re-echo with varying pitches in the six geopolitical zones..
Senate amends law, imposes life imprisonment on kidnappers
The Senate yesterday amended the Criminal Code Act, reviewing upward the earlier 10-year jail term for kidnappers to life imprisonment. The move was sequel to adoption of the report of the Opeyemi Bamidele-led Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters.
Ekiti APC back to trenches as intrigues, bad blood escalate ahead of 2022
Like a festering sore, the crisis rocking Ekiti State chapter of All Progressives Congress (APC) is fast assuming an alarming proportion. Although the party managed its protracted crisis and escaped with a narrow win in the July 14, 2018 governorship poll, the crisis has persisted since Governor Kayode Fayemi assumed office on October 16, 2018.…
Why Senate approved $22.5b foreign loan, by Ekiti lawmaker
Chairman, Senate Committee on Judiciary, Human Rights and Legal Matters, Mr. Opeyemi Bamidele, yesterday said that the approval of $22.5 billion foreign loan was not done for political patronage, but to save the country’s economy from sliding into recession.
Lawyer urges use of arbitration for business dispute resolution
Senator Opeyemi Bamidele has called on Nigerians to imbibe the culture of using arbitration to settle all their business dispute resolutions.The lawmaker, who is a lawyer, said it is necessary because arbitration is usually faster...
Senate frowns on poor welfare package for judges
The Senate has expressed concern over the poor welfare package for judges.
UN, Lagos, others seek innovative solutions to cities’ waste challenges
The United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu and other stakeholders have called for more innovative solutions and global investments to improve waste management across world cities.