2019: Senate suspends meeting on INEC’s N189b budget indefinitely, gives reasons

2019: Senate suspends meeting on INEC’s N189b budget indefinitely, gives reasons

The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, has suspended deliberations on the N189 billion submitted to it by the Commission for the conduct of the 2019 elections, indefinitely. The Committee Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, announced the decision at the end of the panel’s meeting on Friday. While providing reasons for the suspension, he, however, assured that members of the committee would do the needful to ensure that the citizens…

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2019 election budget: Presidency raises alarm over NASS attitude

2019 election budget: Presidency raises alarm over NASS attitude

A presidential aide, Sen. Ita Enang has expressed concern over the National Assembly’s silence on President Muhammadu Buhari’s request for consideration of security agencies’ budgets ahead of the 2019 General Elections. Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), while addressing the National Assembly Joint Committee on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), in Abuja on Friday, said the focus had been on INEC Budget. He sought to know why the…

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NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

NASS invasion: Rights group places N3.5m bounty on principal actors behind siege

A civil rights organisation, Egalitarian Mission for Africa, EMA, has announced $10,000 (N3.5m) as reward for information on principal actors behind the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services, DSS. The group said that anyone with credible information on the identity of the masterminds of the Tuesday’s siege to the National Assembly and is willing to disclose same will be paid the sum of money. DAILY POST reported that…

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NASS siege: How Lawal Daura betrayed Buhari – Sacked DSS boss’s ex-aide opens up

NASS siege: How Lawal Daura betrayed Buhari – Sacked DSS boss’s ex-aide opens up

Abdulwahab Abdulrahman, an ex-aide to the sacked Director General of the Department of State Services, DSS, Lawal Daura, has accused his former boss of extensive corruption. He portrayed him as a man who serially betrayed his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari, for money. Daura was dismissed by the Acting President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday following unlawful invasion of the National Assembly by men of the security agency. Abdulrahman, who retired as a senior DSS official,…

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NASS siege: Why 2019 election may not be credible – Ahmad Ali

NASS siege: Why 2019 election may not be credible – Ahmad Ali

The speaker, Kwara State House of Assembly, Dr. Ahmad Ali, said he doubts if the conduct of the 2019 general election will be credible. The Speaker stated this in reaction to the ugly incident that took place at the National Assembly, on Tuesday. Ali, who spoke with newsmen in Ilorin, Kwara state on Tuesday said, those behind the invasion of the National Assembly by men of the Department of Stata Security Services, DSS, should be…

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Why INEC should adjust presidential, NASS primary schedules – Reps

Why INEC should adjust presidential, NASS primary schedules – Reps

The House of Representatives on Wednesday urged the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to adjust its timetable for the conduct of Presidential and National Assembly Primary Elections scheduled to begin on August 18, 2018. The motion was moved by Hon. Abdullahi Balarabe Salame and seconded by Hon. Suleiman Aminu. Salame expressed concern that the primaries will be two days before Arafat which will begin in the evening of Monday, 20th August 2018 and end in…

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