Sunday, November 18, 2018

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    N’assembly panel slashes INEC’s budget by N200m

N’assembly panel slashes INEC’s budget by N200m

The national assembly joint committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has reduced the commission's budget for the 2019 polls by N202 million.On Tuesday,  the committee had adopted N143.5bn for the polls and asked INEC to forward a breakdown of the budget.After the commission complied with the directive, the lawmakers slashed the money earmarked for the conduct of training for continuous voter [...]

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    Fresh committee to review revised INEC budget for 2019 polls

Fresh committee to review revised INEC budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly has set up an ad-hoc committee to review the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 elections.The national assembly joint committee had adopted N143 billion for the polls out of the total N189 billion as requested by President Muhammadu Buhari.Udoma Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, had said the president requested the [...]

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    Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Sagay: FG can fund 2019 polls without national assembly’s approval

Itse Sagay, chairman of Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC), says the federal government can invoke the doctrine of necessity to fund the 2019 elections if the national assembly fails to appropriate funds for that purpose.President Muhammadu Buhari had asked the federal lawmakers to approve N242 billion for the polls shortly before they embarked on their annual recess on July [...]

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    Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Saraki: Buhari’s government treats the legislature in an unacceptable manner

Senate President Bukola Saraki has accused the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari of treating the national assembly with contempt.He said this on Monday, while responding to the criticism of Bola Tinubu, a national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC).The senate president also seized the opportunity to respond to some of the allegations which Garba Shehu, presidential spokesman, had earlier [...]

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    Senator Adamu calls for audit of ‘messed up’ n’assembly finances

Senator Adamu calls for audit of ‘messed up’ n’assembly finances

Abdullahi Adamu, senator representing Nassarawa west, says a forensic audit should be carried out on national assembly spending under the leadership of Senate President Bukola Saraki.Adamu made his position known during a press briefing in Abuja on Sunday.According to the lawmaker, the senate president’s refusal to vacate his seat after defecting from the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) to the [...]

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    ‘More thieves will be jailed’ — Buhari talks tough as he resumes office

‘More thieves will be jailed’ — Buhari talks tough as he resumes office

President Muhammadu Buhari says his administration is going to jail “more thieves” who looted the nation's treasury.He said this on Saturday in an interview with NTA upon return from his vacation in London.Buhari said his administration is not going to let those who stole the country's funds escape prosecution.“We are going to jail more of the thieves that brought the [...]

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    Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

Bone of contention: The issues delaying INEC’s budget for 2019 polls

The national assembly joint committee considering the budget for 2019 elections has met on three occasions – and all three meetings have been inconclusive.Before the lawmakers embarked on their annual recess on July 24, President Muhammadu Buhari had sent a supplementary budget of N242 billion to be passed for the 2019 elections.Amid calls to reconvene and pass the budget, the [...]

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    Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

Impeachment: Two-thirds of all national assembly members vs two-thirds of the majority

BY SUMNER SHAGARI SAMBOSince the defection of Senate President Bukola Saraki from the ruling All Progressives Congress to opposition Peoples Democratic Party, all hell has been let loose in Nigeria's polity with the two dominant political parties threatening impeachment against each other.With Saraki's defection and attendance of the recent National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting of the PDP where he was [...]

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    Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Malami, DSS, senate sued over ‘plot’ to remove Saraki

Rafiu Adebayo and Isah Misau, senators representing Kwara south and Bauchi central, have sued Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation, the Department of State Services (DSS) and the senate over an alleged plot to remove Bukola Saraki as senate president.Joined in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/872/2018 are the senate president, deputy senate president, senate leader, deputy senate leader, minority leader, deputy minority [...]

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    Saraki, Dogara: Why we can’t reconvene national assembly

Saraki, Dogara: Why we can’t reconvene national assembly

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, say no date has been fixed to reconvene national assembly.President Muhammadu Buhari had urged the national assembly to reconvene so as to approve N242 billion for the 2019 elections.Last week, Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, said the national assembly would reconvene on Tuesday [...]

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    Sources: National assembly leadership never agreed to reconvene Tuesday

Sources: National assembly leadership never agreed to reconvene Tuesday

The leadership of the national assembly never agreed to reconvene on Tuesday, TheCable has learnt.Last week, Yusuf Lasun, deputy speaker of the house of representatives, announced the lawmakers will be cutting short their recess to reconvene this week.He had said the agenda will primarily be the presidential request for virement of funds for the operations of the Independent National Electoral [...]

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    Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Ortom: FG treating those who joined APC as saints but victimising people who left

Samuel Ortom, governor of Benue state, has accused the federal government of victimising  those who defected from the All Progressives Congress (APC) while treating defectors from other parties as saints.The governor said this in reaction to the alleged plot to overthrow the leadership of the national assembly.Senate President Bukola Saraki dumped the APC for PDP two weeks ago and he [...]

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    FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

FG planning to imprison us, say Saraki, Ekweremadu

Senate President Bukola Saraki and Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president, have raised the alarm over the alleged plan of the federal government to incarcerate them.In a statement on Friday, Yusuph Olaniyonu and Uche Anichukwu, their media aides, the legislators said this is part of the plot to remove them from office.The All Progressives Congress (APC) have been mounting pressure on Saraki [...]

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    Misau tackles Tinubu: Come forward and prove your claim of plot to impeach Buhari

Misau tackles Tinubu: Come forward and prove your claim of plot to impeach Buhari

Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central, says Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) senators have no intention to impeach President Muhammadu Buhari.He said the claim made by Bola Tinubu, chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), is fabricated.Tinubu, while speaking at an APC rally in Akwa Ibom, alleged that some lawmakers have hatched a plot to impeach the president.But in a statement on Thursday, [...]

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    PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

PDP senator calls for probe of n’assembly siege, says enough of conspiracy theories

Gershom Bassey, senator representing Cross River south, has called for a "proper investigation" into the blockade of the national assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS).Bassey said this on Sunrise Daily, a Channels Television programme, while fielding questions about the incident on Thursday.According to him, the sacking of Lawal Daura, director-general of the DSS, is "only a bandage" to [...]

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    Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Saraki says sack of DSS DG is damage control

Senate President Bukola Saraki has described the sack of Lawal Daura, director-general of Department of State Services (DSS), as damage control.On Tuesday, operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS) prevented lawmakers from entering the national assembly.The lawmakers were allowed in after a protest and Daura was sacked for the incident by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo.But speaking with journalists at [...]

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