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NASS Raises 2018 Budget To N9.1tr From N8.6tr

The National Assembly has increased the 2018 budget by N508 billion to take it to N9,120, 334,988,225 from the N8.6 trillion presented by the President. This comes more than six months after President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2018 expenditure profile to the lawmakers for consideration and passage. THEWILL recalls that the document was presented to…

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Saraki, Dogara, Okorocha For Oshiomhole’s APC Chairmanship Bid Declaration

There are indications that the leadership of the National Assembly has backed the candidacy of former Governor of Edo, Adams Oshiomhole, as he declares his bid for the national chairmanship of All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja on Thursday. Oshiomhole told newsmen in Benin on Wednesday that President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki and…

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Court Rules Against Election Reordering By National Assembly

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ruled that the National Assembly does not have the power to amend the election timetable of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). The Federal Legislators had adopted a reordered sequence of the 2019 general election, putting the presidential election last in a bill that was transmitted to…

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More Intrigue As Omo-Agege Runs To Court To Prevent Actions Against Him

Senator representing Delta Central in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, Senator Ovie Omo-Agege, has ran to court to seek an order restraining the Police, the Director of State Security (DSS) and others from taking further actions against him. The embattled senator filed a suit with the Director General of the State Security Service,…

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Senate Reintroduces Electoral Act Ammendment Bill To Override Buhari

The National Assembly has begun plans to override President Muhammadu Buhari’s Veto on a bill to amend the Electoral Act. The planned override continued on Tuesday on the floor of the Senate with the re-introduction of the electoral Act Amendment Bill. President Buhari had refused assent to the amendment stressing that the legislature infringed on…

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Senate Reveals Next Course of Action After Buhari’s Refusal to Assent the New Electoral Act

Aliyu Abdullahi Based on report, President Muhammadu Buhari wrote to both chambers of the National Assembly saying he will not give his assent to the controversial Electoral Act 2010 Amendment Bill seeking to re-order the sequence of polls during general elections which if amended by the lawmakers would have changed the order of the 2019…

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Buhari Refuses To Sign Electoral Amendment Bill

President Muhammadu Buhari has rejected the Amended Electoral Bill sent for his signature by the National Assembly. The bill provides for the Presidential election to come last after National Assembly and Governorship elections while the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) put the presidential election as the first to be held during the general election. Buhari…

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Buhari Writes Senate, Declines Assent To Three Bills

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the Senate, declining presidential assent to three bills recently passed by the National Assembly. In a letter read by Ike Ekweremadu, the Deputy Senate President, on Tuesday at plenary, the President said he was declining assent “due to lack of clarity”. The bills are the Police Procurement Fund establishment…

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