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Oil industry losing investments to non-passage of PIB – Okowa

Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta, on Monday, said the nation’s oil industry had lost substantial investments due to delay in the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB.

COVID-19 Second Wave: Senate assures of adequate funding

President of the Senate Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly has made special provisions for prevention and management of the second wave of COVID-19 in the country.

Petroleum Industry Bill: Gbajabiamila vows to protect Nigeria’s interest

The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has vowed to protect the interest of Nigeria and Nigerians in the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, which is being considered by the Green Chamber.

Some forces working to frustrate Petroleum Industry Bill – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, has said that there are forces within and outside the country working desperately to frustrate the consideration and passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill presently before the National Assembly. 

PIB passes second reading in the House of Reps

A Bill for an Act to provide for legal, governance, regulatory and fiscal framework for the Nigeria Petroleum Industry, development of host communities and for related matter has passed Second Reading in the House of Representatives.

NASS to pass 2021 budget December – Lawan

The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan says the National Assembly will pass the 2021 budget of N13. 08 trillion by the second week of December.

BREAKING: PIB Bill passes first reading at Senate

Nigeria’s Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, 2020 on Wednesday passed the first reading at the Senate.

Petroleum Industry Bill for presentation to NASS in few weeks, says Sylva

Chief Timipre Sylva, Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, says the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, will be presented to the National Assembly in the next few weeks.

COVID-19: Group calls for quick passage of PIB

An NGO, Centre for Transparency Advocacy, CTA, has called for the quick passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, amid threat of COVID-19 to the oil sector

Security, PIB, electoral reforms to top agenda as Senate resumes Tuesday

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Monday that issues of security in the country, Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, and electoral reforms are topmost on the agenda of the Senate as the upper chamber reconvenes on Tuesday.

Buhari assents to highest number of bills since 1999 – Enang

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang says President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the highest number of bills compared to any other president since 1999.

PIB inadequate for oil sector challenges – ex FIRS boss, Okauru

Former Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, FIRS, Ifueko Omoigui-Okauru, has said that the Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, cannot address all the challenges...

Image perception of the legislature: Causes and possible solutions, by Olusegun Adeniyi

PROTOCOLS Last week, a bill proposing a six-month imprisonment for persons who jump queues in public places scaled second reading in this august assembly. It...

PIB passage: No guarantee of peace in Niger Delta, Ijaw youths threaten

Ijaw youths have kicked against the just passed Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, saying the new bill did not factor-in the demands of the...

Three key takeaways from the new petroleum industry law

By Ibrahim Sulaiman The passage of the much-awaited Petroleum Industry Governance Bill, PIGB, by Senate on Thursday, will see to the scrapping of the nation's cash...

Senate makes history, passes Petroleum Industry Bill after 17 years

The Senate on Thursday passed the much anticipated Petroleum Industry Bill, PIB, after 17 year of consideration. The bill was passed as the Petroleum Industry...

FG delaying PIB passage – Reps

The House of Representatives has said the executive arm of government was delaying the passage of the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB). The PIB has been...

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