Senate Steps Down Plans to Hold Emergency Session over CJN’s Suspension

The Nigerian Senate on Monday, 28 January 2019 put off its planned emergency sitting that was billed to deliberate on the suspension of the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Walter Onnoghen, by President Muhammadu Buhari. President Muhammadu Buhari had on 25th January, 2019 announced the suspension of the Chief Justice on allegations of his failure to declare assets to the Code of Conduct Bureau. A charge…

NJC Investigates Petition Against Onnoghen, Tanko and Umar

The National Judicial Council met on Tuesday 29, 2019 for the first time since the President announced the suspension of the Chief Justice and appointment of Muhammad Tanko as replacement, in acting capacity. The widely anticipated meeting rose after a few hours of deliberation announcing that it is giving both the Chief Justice Onnoghen and Justice Muhammad Tanko, a seven day period to respond to…

House Passes National Minimum Wage (Amendment) Bill

The House of Representatives on Tuesday, 29 January, 2019 passed a National Minimum Wage Bill seeking to increase the pay received by Nigerian workers in public service from the current N18,000 to N30,000. If enacted into law, the Bill will repeal the National Minimum Wage Act of 1981 and enact new legislation that prescribes a framework for the review of workers salaries every 5 years.…

President Buhari Passes Disability Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to a Bill advocating for the “Full Integration of Persons with Disabilities into Society”. Signed into law on Wednesday 23rd January 2019, the Act prohibits the discrimination of persons on grounds of their disability and penalises corporate entities and individuals who act contrary to its provisions. Under the Act, Disability is defined as “a long term physical, mental, intellectual or…