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Just in: Outgoing President Jonathan signs Tobacco control bill, 5 others

Nigeria’s active president, Goodluck Jonathan, has finally signed the Tobacco Control bill into law, hours to the end of his regime.

The president signed the bill and five others, his representative, Reuben Abati, declared on Twitter, Wednesday. Others bills signed by the president also include, National Sugar Development Council (change) bill, AMCON Amendment bill, Standards Organization of Nigeria Bill, Nigerian Electricity Management Services Agency Act and Equipment Leasing bill.

The president’s tenure is set to end midnight of May 28, the following day. The signing is his biggest in his six years as president however takes after a comparable example that saw him sign Nigeria’s Freedom of Information Bill at the tail of the end of his residency in 2011.

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