The joint committee on INEC on Thursday in quest to harmonize inec 2019 budget, suggested to the leadership of the National Assembly and committee on appropriation to source the funding of INEC budget for 2019 general election through virement from other service-wide votes under the special intervention programme (Recurrent) to ease consideration and avoid increase in the size of the 2018 expenditure frame work. The joint committee considered the request by Mr President for the first component of the election budget of #143,512,529.00 to be vired under the 2018Read More
The All Progressives Congress (APC) has won all the 27 chairmanship seats in the just concluded local government elections in Imo State. Chairman of the State Independent Electoral Commission (ISIEC), Mr Ethelbert Ebebuchi, revealed this on Sunday in Owerri. Mr Ebebuchi made the disclosure while announcing the results of the elections at the ISIEC Headquarters along Orlu Road in the state capital. The polls conducted by the electoral body on Saturday were the first in the state in the last seven years.
The fortunes of the All Progressives Congress (APC) have swelled in Abia State with the defection of Nkeiru Onyejeocha, Chairman, House of Representatives Committee on Aviation, from Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), to the party. Also, about six other lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Abia State House of Assembly are discussing with leaders of the APC in Abia State for their possible defection to the party. Hon. Onyejeocha, representing Isuikwuato/Ummunneochi Federal Constituency of Abia State, formally registered for the APC in her ward on Wednesday after being convinced byRead More
President Muhammadu Buhari has returned to the country from his 10-day vacation in London. The presidential aircraft touched down on Saturday evening at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport in Abuja, the nation’s capital. Ahead of his arrival, a Guard of Honor was mounted at the airport to receive the President who departed Nigeria for the United Kingdom on August 3. Prior to his trip, President Buhari had handed over power to the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, in acting capacity while he was away.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Hon Yakubu Dogara was on Tuesday absent as the All Progressives Congress (APC) National Working Committee (NWC) met with the caucus of the National Assembly members to discuss issues rocking the Red Chambers. The development came just as Majority Leader in the House of Representatives, Hon Femi Gbajabiamila, argued that the National Assembly must reconvene immediately for the sake of national interest. The meeting attended by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yusuff Lasun, Gbajabiamila, Majority Leader in the Senate, SenatorRead More
nassneews confirmed that some of those sponsored by Senator Saraki are already in Saudi Arabia, awaiting the arrival of their sponsor. Among the pilgrims is a female politician, who spoke with one of our correspondents from Saudi Arabia, explaining that they were shocked to learn that the man who facilitated their trip could no longer join them as expected. “Oloye is supposed to be with us but from the news we are hearing from home, it is certain that he is not coming here again. Saudi authorities are closing theRead More
The Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) said there was nowhere Saraki was cleared in the opinion of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) rendered on the interim report of investigation submitted for the DPP’s advice by the police, as being claimed. They stated that instead, the DPP, having analysed the interim report of investigation by the police, suggested areas of further investigation as regard claims by some of those being held over the crime, particularlyRead More
nassnews has gathered that the National Assembly will be reconvening on Wednesday, 15th August 2018 to consider some important executive communications before it especially the 2018 supplementary Appropriation bill. The bill contains estimates for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to conduct the 2019 general elections. It was gathered that the leadership of the National Assembly under the chairmanship of Dr. Bukola Saraki, who is also the Senate president, met at the weekend and agreed that it should be reconvened on Wednesday. The day was said to have been chosenRead More
The Senate Majority Leader, Ahmed Lawan, insisted that the National Assembly must be reconvened before next week Sallah holiday. “We are insisting that the National Assembly must be reconvened quickly so that we settle the issues of INEC budget, foreign loans and 2018 budget virement. To do otherwise means sabotaged. If we fail to pass the budget, it will serve the PDP very well, but it could spark a serious constitutional crisis. The country would be shut down. “I am sure this a season of regrets because those who haveRead More
Adams Oshiomhole, national chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has called on lawmakers of the ruling party to do all within their powers to ensure that the national assembly reconvenes. Senate President Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara adjourned plenary in July shortly after the police laid a siege to the residences of the nation’s number three citizen and Ike Ekweremadu, his deputy. Oshiomhole, who criticised the adjournment, said it is slowing down the progress of the current administration. He spoke at the Sheraton Hotel in Abuja during aRead More