Worries over the Nigerian NGO Regulation Bill

There is an increasing fear that Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) are facing shrinking spaces as a result of regulation, all over the world. In July 2008 for instance, the Russian Prime Minister, Vladimir Putin removed the tax-exempt status of 89 of 101 intergovernmental organisations . In the same vain, the Ethiopian government passed a law that prevented charities who receive more than ten percent of their…

Senate Passes Bill to Inaugurate Nigerian President and Vice at the National Assembly

The Senate on October 12th 2017 passed a 9 clause Bill providing a legal framework for the inauguration of the Nigerian President and his Vice after their election has taken place. The Bill intends to have the inaugural ceremony of the President within the confines of the National Assembly in recognition of the fact that the legislature “is the assemblage of the representatives of the…