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Breaking News: Buhari signs 8 bills into law, departs for AU summit in Addis Ababa

President Muhammadu Buhari has assented to the National Senior Citizens Center Act, 2018 and seven others.

The National Senior Citizens Center Act, 2018, establishes the National Senior Citizens Center in the country to cater for the needs of the senior citizens.

Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly matters (Senate), Senator Ita Enang, briefed State House Correspondents after the President signed the bills into law.

Others are Legislative Houses (Power and Privileges), 2018, National Institute of Legislative Studies (Amendment) Act, 2018, and Avoidance of Double Taxation Agreement between the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Kingdom of Spain (Domestication and Enforcement ) Act, 2018.

Others are Rail Loan (International Bank) (Repeal) Act, 2018, Chartered Institute of Project Managers of Nigeria (Establishment) Act, 2018, Chartered Institute of Local Government and Public Administration Act, 2018 and Nigeria Agricultural Quarantine Service (Establishment), Act, 2018.

The Legislative House Power and Privileges Act, grant the Legislative Houses in the National Assembly and State Houses of  Assembly immunity from litigation for actions taken in plenary or committee proceedings of the House or committee.

It strengthens the power of the Legislators to carry out their Legislative functions.

The powers include powers to summon any person to appear before her, give evidence, including power of an officer of the legislative House to arrest any person who commits an offense against the Act.

Afterwards, president Buhari left for Addis Ababa to attend the 30th AU Summit.


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