Connect with us

General news

Sokoto Judiciary Financial Autonomy Bill passes 2nd reading



Sokoto Judiciary Financial Autonomy Bill passes 2nd reading

Sokoto Judiciary Financial Autonomy Bill passes 2nd reading

By Muhammad Nasir Bello


Sokoto, July 9, 2020 (NAN) A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Sokoto State Judiciary Financial Autonomy has passed second reading at the state House of Assembly.

This development followed a motion moved by the sponsor of the bill, Alhaji Maidawa Kajiji (APC-Shagari) during plenary on Thursday.

According to Kajiji, the bill is to provide for the judiciary self-accounting and also as a legal framework, within which the state judiciary will operate in compliance with the provision of the Constitution.

“The bill will also operate in compliance with the Executive Order 10 of 2020, recently signed by President Muhammadu Buhari and will enhance effective dispensation of justice in the state,” he said.

Majority of the members spoke on the positive impact of the bill in ensuring and enhancing the judicial system of the state.

The Deputy Speaker, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, who presided over the sitting, put the motion into a voice vote and was unanimously accepted by the members.

Magaji referred the bill to the House Committee on Judiciary, Justice and Human Rights for scrutiny and report back in two weeks.

Meanwhile, Kajiji had sought for the assembly’s approval to present a bill for a law to provide for the prohibition of discrimination against persons with disability.

The request was seconded by Alhaji Aminu Almustapha (PDP-Sabon Birni North) and unanimously accepted by the members in a voice vote.

In another development, the Assembly had allowed for the presentation of a bill for a law to regulate the minimum standard for healthcare facility.

This followed a motion moved by the sponsor of the bill, Alhaji Faruk Balle (PDP-Gudu) and seconded by Alhaji Abubakar Shehu (APC-Yabo).

Balle said that the bill, if brought into life, would regulate the operation of healthcare facilities, particularly private clinics, to meet up with the challenges of global health crisis.

“As the saying goes, a healthy community is a wealthy community; without adequate measures and regulations, we will not be able to deal with the quacks in the profession.

“It is a matter of common knowledge that many lives were lost arising from medical negligence and unprofessionalism, which could be tackled via regulation such as this,” he said. (NAN)

Edited By: Folorunso Poroye/Muhammad Suleiman Tola (NAN)

Muhammad Bello: is a graduate and a professionally trained journalist, with experience in national news reporting/editing and verification at the News Agency of Nigeria. NNN is a Nigerian online news portal that publishes breaking news in Nigeria, and across the world. Our journalists are honest, fair, accurate, thorough and courageous in gathering, reporting and interpreting news in the best interest of the public, because truth is the cornerstone of journalism and they strive diligently to ascertain the truth in every news report. Contact: editor[at]

Foundation gets N23m United States-based Hospital’s equipment for Plateau Belgrade-based Nigerian basketballer dies after collapsing during training Al-Qaeda penetration alert: FG appeals to developed nations on needed platforms Nasarawa by-election: Police command deploys 491 personnel Lagos: Health Service Commission staff bags 2019 excellent Award Mrs El-Rufai canvasses public support for exclusive breastfeeding Making strong, safe LPG cylinders locally, my greatest joy, says industrialist 20,000 to benefit from NEDC Education Endowment Trust Fund — Chairman U.N. agencies scramble to support Beirut blast victims FCT court convicts Naira Marley for violation of Covid-19 protocol Association stresses advantages of breastfeeding babies Anambra Assembly seeks intensified fight against rape, support for victims NASS working to strengthen Nigeria’s anti-graft laws — Omo-Agege A’Ibom Gov. resolves 3-year-old chieftaincy tussle in Eket Petrol tanker claims 1 life in Lagos, says LASEMA Lagos NMA elects Adenekan as new Chairman No going back on December deadline for single-hull tanker phase-out — NIMASA DG Osinbajo receives Ize-Iyamu, Ganduje, sues for peaceful campaign in Edo Nsukka residents laud EEDC for improvement in electricity supply  Red Cross lauds Nigeria’s commitment to global nuclear ban Edo poll: Buhari endorses Ize-Iyamu Health workers warn against strike over incomplete COVID-19 allowance COVID-19 protocols: Oyo CAN to set up monitoring c’ttees on churches   The benefits of China transport infrastructure dev’t loan to Nigeria Medical Director, others charge mothers on exclusive breastfeeding NAF graduates 123 aircraft maintenance specialists in Kaduna Ghana’s COVID-19 cases exceed 40,000 with over 200 deaths Succession crisis: Enugu High Court stops Ogbete traders election Court nullifies indictment of ex-Nasarawa SSG over alleged N248.5m funds Man docked for alleged assault of woman police inspector in Osun Hold mobile phones at eye level to prevent spine, joint problem, expert advises Some 80,000 children displaced due to Beirut explosions – UNICEF COVID-19 lockdown: 7m Filipinos lose jobs Police arraign 10 men in Lagos over alleged unlawful possession of weapons COVID-I9: FRSC stresses importance of passengers’ documentation LWC says Adiyan water plant begins operation WHO scales up COVID-19, TB search with mobile testing in Kaduna communities Coronavirus: Germany, Malaysia industrial production recovering slowly COVID-19 Violation: Abuja mobile court fines Naira Marley N200,000 UN says 27 dead after boat capsizes off Mauritanian coast Lawyer calls for arrest of publisher for infringing right WHO ramps up COVID-19 support to hotspot countries in Africa Man, 24, bags 4-year jail term for burglary, stealing Osinbajo wants innovative technology suitable for courtroom Floods displace 150,000 in eastern South Sudan Court fixes Sept. 29 to rule in no-case-submission filed by El-Zazaky Britain to fund Northern Ireland trade declaration system Lagos Govt. conducts 66,000 COVID-19 sample tests NEMA warns of likely flooding in 28 states, 102 local governments Trader arraigned on alleged theft of laptop, cell phones