Tag: Sharia Bill

“There Was No Debate” – House of Reps Issues Statement On Controversial “Shariah Bill”

Press Releases The Bill came up on the floor and was automatically referred to the adhoc committee on constitution review. There was no debate on it either for or against because the House is a democratic representative chamber of the Nigerian people. Even if five people only have an issue[Read More…]

Revealed, How Speaker Yakubu Dogara Quietly Pushed Sharia Bill Through Second Reading

A member of the House of Representatives criticised over a controversial pro-Sharia bill which he sponsored, has said he was advised by the speaker, Yakubu Dogara, to quietly speed the bill through a second reading to avoid controversy. In an interview with PREMIUM TIMES Thursday, Abdullahi Salame, representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal[Read More…]

A Bill Seeking To Upgrade Sharia Law Across Nigeria Passed Second Reading

A bill before the National Assembly seeking to expand the scope of Sharia law in Nigeria and elevate it to a federal law has been circulating online. The Trent has obtained an official National Assembly notice paper which shows that a bill to alter Nigeria’s 1999 Constitution to increase the jurisdiction[Read More…]