Acting President Osinbajo signs seven bills into law

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has signed into law Pension Rights of Judges (Amendment) Act, 2017, and six other bills passed by the National Assembly.

This is contained in a statement issued on Saturday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), Ita Enang.

Mr. Osinbajo is acting on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari, who is on an extended medical vacation in the United Kingdom.

While the acting president has carried out several presidential duties since Mr. Buhari travelled, it is the first time he is reported to have assented to National Assembly bills.

Mr. Enang listed other bills signed by the Acting President as: Oaths(Amendment) Act, 2017; Defence Space Administration Act, 2017; Veterinary Surgeons(Amendment)Act, 2017, and National Film and Video Censors Board(Amendment)Act, 2017.

Others are- Nigeria Institute of Soil Science(Establishment, etc.) Act, 2017, and Mortgage Institutions(Amendment)Act, 2016.

He noted that the Acts, other than Defence Space Administration Act and Institute of Soil Science Act, were mainly amendments to the principal Acts, intended to bring them in conformity with current realities.

Mr. Enang explained that the Oaths Amendment Act enlists courts that were not in existence when the Oaths Act was passed into law.

He added that the Amendment Act enlists courts which came into being upon amendment of the constitution, creating such courts as the Federal High Court, FCT High Court, National Industrial Court, among others.

“Defence Space Administration Act establishes the Defence Space Administration, to develop satellite technology and ensure security of the nation’s cyber activities.

“Veterinary Surgeons (Amendment)Act reduces the membership of the Veterinary Council.

“National Film and Video Censors Board(Amendment)Act reduces the membership of the governing board and empowers the board to regulate the import and export of movies.

“Pension Rights of Judges(Amendment) Act expands the meaning of a judicial officer.

“This is to cover offices of Chief Judge or Judge of the Federal High Court, President or Judges of National Industrial Court and Chief Judge or Judges of High Court of the Federal Capital Territory.

“Nigeria Institute of Soil Science(Establishment, etc) Act establishes the Nigeria Institute of Soil Science ,which is charged with the responsibility of regulating the profession of Soil Science.

“Mortgage Institutions (Amendment)Act reviews the prescribed penalties,’’ he said.



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  • ::????????

    Premium Times Editor,

    Is Buhari too sick to function in office?

    Too many lies have made Nigerians to
    lose interest in Muhamadu Buhari and treat hill illness as irrelevant to their
    personal problems. Last week it got to a very bad point when reports said his
    aides and Ministers are the ones fighting boxing and judo in two opposing camps
    on whether Buhari should return to Nigeria this weekend. That was a very
    childish lie. Now nobody is saying anything in government whether Buhari will
    return next month or next year. Why not just admit that Buhari is too sick to
    function in office? Simple! What are all these lies for?

    • The Revolutionaries

      With the nonsense that’s been going on in Nigeria – this purely criminal activity of stealing,

      which you ignorantly call POLITICS, the society has been robbed of the means of sustenance

      and now sliding into violent bloodbath by those hard done by. The educated middle-class is too

      immersed in STEALING as their own politics. The only class that can bring CHANGE in Nigeria is

      the uneducated violent mass of people. Soon, that real CHANGE is coming to your neighborhood –

      one by one, Nigerians! It will shock the rest of the international community when that ‘change’ starts.

  • RAPE on The Niger DELTA

    Dear WORLD,
    There is massive poverty in the Niger Delta. There is nothing to show for the wealth of the region as monies from the region are used to develop Abuja and the rest of the country. The only benefit the oil producing and resource owners – Biafra and Niger Delta regions benefit from Nigeria are :
    – Pollution
    – Neglect
    – Violence
    – Military Occupation
    – Wanton arrest of its citizens
    – Harassment
    – Sponsored propaganda to defame
    – Bypass in political appointments
    – Hate, hate and more hate
    – Etc etc, etc

    SECESSION is the only way for the Niger Delta and Biafran regions if they must achieve their potentials. Buhari can remain president of the rest of Nigeria and those of us who do not want to be associated with Nigeria in any way should be left alone to live our dreams and fly to our destination – have our own country. And this is what we must do.

    May God be with our freedom fighting comrades – the AVENGERS…and we look forward to the prayer sessions of Operation Hurricane Joshua and Jericho Wall which you have proposed

    • Hausa boi

      Let’s repeal 13% deprivation too. These unruly people need to be colonized.

    • joe

      The poverty in that region is not only based on the absence of infastructure in that area. The poverty is more a result of absence of minds , of brains, and of characters. The best infrastructure in this world will not change a single thing in that region, if they keep electing and worshipping folks likes Ibori, Jonathan, Wike, Diezani, Orubebe and all such mindless thugs (and yes diezani is a thug also).!

      • Julius

        She is not only a thug but, a hardened criminal, a thief and an evil woman. !

  • wode

    If you ask me, I would tell you that this is a real change. Right attitude to governance; strengthening of institution instead of individual; adhering to letters of the constitution and not living larger than life. Taking life simple on the side of the President and taking responsibility on the side of A/V President, without deep interest of the politics of it, are things that show complete deviation from what was in practice in the past. If we continue to put right people there, there is every hope of a greater Nigeria.

    • edow

      If we ask you? No one will ask u.

      • Kay Soyemi (Esq.)

        Especially the inebriated ones.

        The relevant ones will.

        And I do.

        • Julius

          I hear you.

  • Olaiya

    Why is it that all most if not all Nigerian top public officials, perhaps except Professor Jonathan, are usually very ugly people? Most look like species from the zoo. Could this be the same reason why the economy has receded in all regimes except Jonathan’s?

    • wode

      Beauty of the surface hardly takes people anywhere long-lasting. Beauty of the mind is the real deal, if you understanding what I mean.

    • CeeCee1818

      Diezani would be really beautiful were it not for her ugly heart. Kemi is exceptionally beautiful.

      • Mufu Ola

        Yeah! Kemi has cool, dreamy, bedroom eyes.

        • taiwo

          See you people kinda lusting after other men’s wives. Take am easy o!

        • Julius

          lolz, easy bro !!

      • Julius

        hahahahahhaa, thank you. I’m reading all these comments and can’t stop laughing and shaking my head at the same time. People are really funny in a not so bright way. ‘

    • Julius

      Jonathan beautiful ? Are you into men ? Your name sounds male. I stand to be corrected !

  • Netanyahu

    Whoever does not still recognize the difference between light and darkness may end up sleeping endlessly and that is death. Osinbajo, ride on. It is God that brought light over darkness.

    • Otile

      Thank you. Nigerians should never miss this opportunity to reclaim their country back from incompetent born to rule tribalists. Under competent decent hands Nigeria can be a great nation.

  • Otile

    Why do Nigerians pretend so much? Why are the politicians not coming out to ask Buhari to resign and make way for Osinbajo? Who does not see that Osinbajo beats Buhari hands down? Nigerian youths should gather in every city and demand that Osinbajo takes over. I know Buhari diehards will hate me more for saying this, but the truth must be told. Nigerians, do the right thing, you know where your bread is buttered.

    • Julius

      lolz, so that you can shift your tribal insults to your original enemies > Gotcha !!

      • Otile

        You are the person who have original, and non-original enemies not me. You are different from me in every way; I will not ass-lick any politician to curry favor as you do no matter where the politician fails from. Unlike you I do not see politicians as my enemies, after all I do know them personally. What I hate is their incompetence, corruption, tribalism, and nepotism. I have no problem with a good Fulani president like Shehu Shagari, equally I hate the corrupt practices of Buhari as regards nepotism, discrimination against some ethnic groups, vindictiveness and incompetence. The difference between me and you is stark clear. You don’t need to insult me always to make your point. However since it is part of your nature you can go ahead with your usual insolence. Suffice to know that your insolence does not diminish me in any way.

        • Julius

          lolz, oh really ? Do you even read the garbage you post everyday on here ? You post your hatred towards the Yorubas , the Hausa/Fulanis, Muslims and whoever you can think of daily . Look, I’m not gonna list the names and the blames you attached to each groups because it will take a whole day . Facts , truth should mean something to you. Let me suggest that if you can’t stand by or proud of anything, don’t say or do it. You claimed to be an Intellectuals but, those intellectuals I know usually stand by what they say or do.Obviously, you are not. lolz

          • Otile

            I love it when you use your brand of English to attack me, then and only then do people compare and contrast who is educated and who is not. Utangirma Allah

          • Julius

            Lmaooo, see , this is exactly how losers behave. When you are losing , change the subject. We are talking about your hatred towards other people but, its my brand of English you wanna talk about. Mr. Intellectual…smdh !. Dude, you ain’t bright at all.

  • Day of Rage


    Day of Rage is coming

    Please help us tell those who stole and robbed
    the treasury and stole away billions of Naira and millions of dollars to make
    it impossible for honest people to live in peace that Boko Haram and Ijaw
    militants are the children of anger. The day of vengeance has not come yet.

    The rage of those children is childish and unfocused on the real enemies of the
    people. Coming next is the anger of the children of vengeance who will shed the
    blood of treasury thieves and wipe out the families of all treasury thieves, to
    spill their blood on the streets and water the tree of freedom from thieves in
    Nigeria for the first time.

    Tell the rogue governors, alert the rogue Ministers
    that there will be no immunity for any treasury thief on the day of rage.
    No Minister, Governor or head of state will too important to beat up
    and strip naked on the street for the bonfires on the street on the
    day of rage – both they and their wives and children.

    • Amebo


      Yepa! This not about seven bills signed into law again. Not only me will hear this thing. Let me run now and tell
      Rotimi Amaechi, Tafa Balogun, Bola Tinubu, Olusegun Obasanjo, Sanusi Lamido, Dizeani Madueke, Goodluck Jonathan, Raji Fashola, Ibrahim Babangida, Bukola Saraki and others. Let me quick go and tell them that the
      day of rage is at hand. I must quickly alert them that the ‘anger of the children of vengeance’ is coming soon.

  • Olatubosun

    God bless Nigeria and God bless buhari and his cabinets

  • Olatubosun

    Prof yemi oshibajo………. You are wonderful sir

  • Olatubosun

    This administration is really performing

  • River Jordan

    To put it in a better way, especially as it relates to the original comment, “beauty is in the eyes of the beer holder”.