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National Assembly Panel Suspends Budget Deliberations Indefinitely

The Joint Committee of the National Assembly, on the Independent National Electoral Commission has indefinitely suspended deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections on the 17th of August. The Committee Chairman, who announced the indefinite suspension at the end of the panel’s meeting, assured Nigerians that members…

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Video: “Shame! Shame! Shame!” Honorable EJ Agbonayinma Booed As He Enters National Assembly

Honourable Ehiozuwa Johnson Agbonayinma, representing Egor/Ikpobaoka constituency, Edo State, was booed by a group of youths at the national assembly gate on his way to a sitting of the lawmakers. The honorable, who gained his seat in the house under the banner of the People’s Democratic Party(PDP), but later on defected to the All Progressives Congress(APC), was booed by…

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Buhari, Oshiomhole Respond to Defection Drama at the National Assembly

  President Muhammadu Buhari and The National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole have responded to the dramatic event that occurred at the National Assembly yesterday, the 24th of July 2018 whereby 37 Representatives and 14 senators abandoned the APC for other parties. In a statement by the president’s Special Assistant on Media…

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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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