Electoral Act 2010: N’Assembly Committees Recommend 14 Clauses for Amendment

Electoral Act 2010: N’Assembly Committees Recommend 14 Clauses for Amendment

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The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters yesterday allayed the fears of the public over the use of card reader during the February 2019 general election in the country. The Chairman of the committee, Senator Suleiman Nazif, while briefing newsmen on…

National Assembly set to rework Electoral Act Bill

National Assembly set to rework Electoral Act Bill

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Lawmakers yesterday took steps to repackage the controversial Electoral Act amendment Bill President Muhammadu Buhari rejected. Members of Senate and House of Representatives committees on Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) held a closed session to reconsider contentious clauses of the rejected Bill….

Why President Buhari declined assent to Electoral Bill – Presidency

Why President Buhari declined assent to Electoral Bill – Presidency

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President Muhammadu Buhari has declined assent to Electoral (Amendment) Bill 2018 due to “some drafting issues” that remain unaddressed following the prior revisions to the Bill. Sen. Ita Enang, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), made…

2019: How Buhari will end Saraki, Dogara’s ‘nonsense’ – Gov. Bello

2019: How Buhari will end Saraki, Dogara’s ‘nonsense’ – Gov. Bello

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The Governor of Kogi state, Yahaya Bello, has described as “nonsense”, the alleged plot by the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and Yakubu Dogara, Speaker of the House of Representatives, to frustrate President Muhammadu Buhari. Addressing his supporters at his residence in GRA,…

Buhari declines assent to electoral bill again

Buhari declines assent to electoral bill again

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President Muhammadu Buhari has again dec­lined assent to the Electoral (Amendment­) Bill 2018. The President had earlier twice declined assen­t to the bill. Speaking with State House correspondents­ on Monday, the Senior Special Assistant­ to the President on National Assembly m­atters (Senate),…

INEC reviews polls budget to N143b

INEC reviews polls budget to N143b

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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has adjusted its budget for the 2019 general elections from N189 billion to N143 billion in deference to the National Assembly. Briefing newsmen at the end of a closed-door meeting, the Chairman, National Assembly Joint Committee…

How 25 senators can impeach Saraki

How 25 senators can impeach Saraki

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The recent upheavals in the National Assembly has further brought to the fore the argument of what is the constitutionally required number of Senators or members of the House of Representatives to remove any of the presiding officers or their respective deputies….

APC lawmakers set for Saraki’s impeachment

APC lawmakers set for Saraki’s impeachment

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The plot to impeach Senate President Bukola Saraki thickened yesterday as federal lawmakers on the platform of the All Progressives Congress (APC) resolved to forcibly reconvene the National Assembly and carry out the plan. During a meeting with APC national chairman, Adams…

Supplementary budget: Saraki, Dogara explain delay

Supplementary budget: Saraki, Dogara explain delay

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The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Tuesday gave reasons why the National Assembly could not reconvene. They stated that before resumption, the joint Senate and House of Representatives committees on electoral matters…

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