Buhari proposes new laws to combat corruption

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President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the National Assembly to consider two executive bills as part of improved legal framework to fight corruption.

The bills are Money Laundering Prevention and Prohibition Bill 2016 and the Criminal Matters Bill 2016.

The bills are believed to be part of the enhanced legal approach to Mr. Buhari’s anti-corruption war. 

The letters forwarding the two bills to lawmakers were read by the President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday at plenary.

Details of the two bills are unknown at this time.

Meanwhile, the National Assembly on Wednesday continued with deliberations on the 2016 budget with focus on economic diversification and infrastructural development.

Earlier, after the Senate resumed from a closed-door session, Mr. Saraki said the Senators discussed the budget.

He indicated the budget would be passed in February.

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