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    2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

2019 poll: Buhari asks n’assembly to approve N242bn request of INEC from 2018 budget

President Muhammadu has asked the national assembly to approve the total amount needed for the 2019 polls from the 2018 budget.Buhari's request was contained in a letter read by Senate President Bukola Saraki on the floor of the upper legislative chamber on Wednesday.The amount requested by the president for the election is N242 billion.In July, Buhari had asked the lawmakers [...]

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    Ita Enang to lawmakers: Consider the requests before you… Nigerians are crying

Ita Enang to lawmakers: Consider the requests before you… Nigerians are crying

Ita Enang, senior special assistant to the president on national assembly matters (senate), has asked the national assembly to consider the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) as soon as it resumes.In an interview with journalist in Abuja on Monday, Enang said Nigerians were crying because the approval for borrowing and other requests before the lawmakers have not been [...]

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    N’assembly’s 2017 budget ‘higher than those of 10 states’

N’assembly’s 2017 budget ‘higher than those of 10 states’

Enough is Enough Nigeria (EIE), a civil society organisation, says the N125 billion budget of the national assembly in 2017 was higher than of those of 10 states in the country.Adeolu Adekola, programme director of EIE, said this on Wednesday while addressing a press conference in Abuja.Adekola said they wrote to the leadership of the national assembly and then [...]

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    Oshiomhole: APC has learnt from its mistake, will not field opportunists in 2019

Oshiomhole: APC has learnt from its mistake, will not field opportunists in 2019

Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), says the party will not field candidates who are seeking to use its platform to achieve selfish interests.In a statement by Simon Ebegbulem, his spokesman, Oshiomhole said the party has learnt from the mistake of the past where people he described as "bread and butter politicians" were given tickets.Oshiomhole made [...]

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    National assembly shifts resumption by two weeks

National assembly shifts resumption by two weeks

The national assembly has postponed its resumption from September 25 to resume October 9.Mohammed Sani-Omolori, clerk of the assembly, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.He attributed the development to the primary elections of political parties.The All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) have scheduled their primaries within the next two weeks.Sani-Omolori said members of the assembly were [...]

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    Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Ex-A’Ibom deputy governor: N’assembly leadership taking Nigerians for granted

Patrick Ekpotu, former deputy governor of Akwa Ibom, says the leadership of the national assembly is taking Nigerians for granted by refusing to reconvene and discharge its duties.Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, adjourned plenary in July shortly after the police laid a siege to the residences of the nation’s number three citizen [...]

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    Anti-Buhari coalition raises the alarm over ‘plot to remove Saraki, Dogara violently’

Anti-Buhari coalition raises the alarm over ‘plot to remove Saraki, Dogara violently’

The Coalition of United Political Parties (CUPP) says some security agencies are working to provide cover for lawmakers who want a change of leadership at the national assembly.CUPP is the umbrella body of the parties that formed an alliance with the target of defeating Buhari in 2019.In a statement on Tuesday, Ikenga Ugochinyere, CUPP spokesman, said in a bid [...]

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    ‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

‘They can’t sack us from politics’ — Dogara announces reelection bid

Yakubu Dogara, speaker of the house of representatives, says some people are making moves to get him off politics, but only God and the electorate can achieve that.Over the months, the executive and the national assembly have been at loggerheads, and a considerable number of the lawmakers have dumped the ruling All Progressives Progress (APC) for Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).Dogara, [...]

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    Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Buhari not opposed to card reader, says Garba Shehu

Garba Shehu, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on media, says his principal is the country’s number one fan of card reader.Shehu said this in response to criticisms which trailed Buhari's refusal to give assent to the  electoral act amendment bill.Some critics said Buhari was averse to card reader but Shehu explained that electronic voting and use of card [...]

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    Report: Federal lawmakers pushing resumption to October

Report: Federal lawmakers pushing resumption to October

Federal lawmakers want their resumption date extended to October, according to PUNCH.The national assembly went on recess on July 24 and fixed resumption date for September 25.But there has been pressure on the leadership of the national assembly to reconvene in order to consider some requests made by President Muhammadu Buhari.The president had asked the lawmakers to approve N242 billion [...]

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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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