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NASS postpones resumption of plenary
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NASS postpones resumption of plenary

NASS The National Assembly has postponed resumption of plenary session earlier scheduled for Tuesday, 25th September to Tuesday 9th October due to the activities of the primaries of the political parties. According to a statement yesterday by the Clerk to the National Assembly, M.A Sani-Omolori, all distinguished senators and honourable […]

National Assembly rejigs electoral bill, reaffirms card reader
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National Assembly rejigs electoral bill, reaffirms card reader

President Muhammadu Buhari PHOTO: BAYO OMOBORIOWO • Buhari, Oshiomhole, Tinubu, others rally for Oyetola in Osun • Saraki, Wike, Tambuwal in fresh attacks on APC govt The National Assembly has amended the 2010 Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill. President Buhari, while refusing assent to the third version of the document, had […]

NASS joint committee reconvenes for amendment of Electoral Bill
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NASS joint committee reconvenes for amendment of Electoral Bill

National Assembly The National Assembly Joint Committee on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday reconvened to deliberate on the Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 for the fourth time. This is coming exactly two weeks after President Muhammadu Buhari, for the third time on Sept. 3, declined assent to the […]

Buhari gets report on assets recovery
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Buhari gets report on assets recovery

[FILE PHOTO] President Muhammadu Buhari. PHOTO/TWITTER/APCng President Muhammadu Buhari has received the report of the three-man presidential committee set up to audit recovered funds with a charge to the National Assembly to facilitate the quick passage of the Proceeds of Crimes Bill currently before it. Specifically, the Olufemi Lijadu-led panel […]

2019: PDP readjusts dates for NASS, guber primaries
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2019: PDP readjusts dates for NASS, guber primaries

[FILE PHOTO] PDP leader, Uche Secondus The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has announced new dates for the sales of its nomination forms and primaries for State Houses of Assembly, National Assembly and Governorship elections in 2019. This was contained in a notice issued by the party’s National Organising Secretary, Rtd. […]

Presidency says Buhari not in confrontation with NASS over electoral act
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Presidency says Buhari not in confrontation with NASS over electoral act

NASS The Presidency says President Muhammadu Buhari is neither in confrontation with the parliament over his refusal to sign the amended Electoral Act Bill nor against the use of card readers in the forthcoming elections. The President’s Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu, who stated this […]

When new electoral bill exacerbates executive, legislative mistrust
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When new electoral bill exacerbates executive, legislative mistrust

Buhari Coming a few days after President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to the Petroleum Industry Governance Bill (PIGB), after 17 years in the works at both chambers of the National Assembly, the impression created by last Monday’s refusal of the presidency to sign the Electoral (Amendment) Bill, 2018 into law […]

Amosun declares to run for Senate in 2019
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Amosun declares to run for Senate in 2019

Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State. Governor of Ogun State, Ibikunle Amosun Wednesday declared intentions to run for senatorial seat in the forthcoming 2019 general election. The governor announced his intention at the state executive council meeting of the All Progressives Congress held at MITROS suites, Ibara, Abeokuta. The performance […]

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Legislative aides threaten to shut down National Assembly over unpaid allowances

Legislative aides to members of the National Assembly have threatened to shut down the federal parliament if the N5.8 billion allowances allegedly owed them are not paid. The legislative aides gave the threat as they protested yesterday at the central lobby of the National Assembly, shouting “we are aides and […]

National Assembly overrules Buhari on 2019 elections budget
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National Assembly overrules Buhari on 2019 elections budget

National Assembly election committee The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters has overruled President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier request that N143, 512,529,455 be vired from capital projects in the 2018 budget to fund the 2019 general elections. The panel instead recommended that the funds be vired from service-wide votes under […]

National Assembly committee adopts Buhari’s N143.5b election budget, rejects INEC’s N189.2 billion
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National Assembly committee adopts Buhari’s N143.5b election budget, rejects INEC’s N189.2 billion

National Assembly election committee The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters on Monday adopted President Muhammadu Buhari’s N143.5 billion budget proposal for the conduct of the 2019 general elections by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Also, after a 30-minute closed-door session, the committee announced that it has rejected […]

Telecoms fortune dips as bill lingers for decade at National Assembly
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Telecoms fortune dips as bill lingers for decade at National Assembly

• Industry players lament 60 per cent surge in vandalism • Seek speedy legislation on critical infrastructure • Deliberations still in progress, say lawmakers The vandalisation of telecommunications infrastructure in the country might have taken a turn for the worse, given the failure of the National Assembly to pass the […]

NASS open week: Bridging gap between legislature and the people
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NASS open week: Bridging gap between legislature and the people

National Assembly Not many people are conversant with the workings of the legislature, particularly the National Assembly. Pictures readily transmitted to citizens of the national legislature are those of heavy expenditure, and of late, confrontation with the executive. Whereas, the executive and judiciary have had longer years in service, as […]

Senators plan probe of National Assembly invasion
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Senators plan probe of National Assembly invasion

Senator Isa Hamma Misau Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Isa Hamma Misau and his counterpart in Banking, Insurance and Other Financial Institutions, Rafiu Ibrahim, yesterday said they would jointly sponsor a motion to urge the Federal Government to immediately set up a judicial commission of enquiry to probe the recent […]

National Assembly fails to resolve 2019 election budget conflict
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National Assembly fails to resolve 2019 election budget conflict

National Assembly Complex Abuja. The National Assembly’s joint committees on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) have failed to resolve discrepancies in the 2019 election budget. The commission’s chairman, Mahmood Yakubu was, therefore, invited to appear again today to make further clarifications. The Senate INEC committee had on Wednesday raised the […]

Presidency urges National Assembly to concentrate on issues of national interest
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Presidency urges National Assembly to concentrate on issues of national interest

National Assembly NPC to pick 2019 presidential candidate from Northeast The Presidency yesterday urged the National Assembly to dwell more on issues of national interest rather that engage in the subterfuge and drama being played out in the nation’s parliament. Basking in the euphoria of the All Progressives Congress (APC) […]