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President Buhari cuts NASS budget by N14.5bn

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President Muhammadu Buhari has slashed the budget of the National Assembly by N14.5 billion, NEWSTIMES reports. The federal legislature got N139.5bn in the 2018 budget, but under this year’s budget, the president proposed the sum of N125bn for the lawmakers, representing a reduction of N14.5bn. A careful look at the …

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2019 budget will wait till after elections, Lawmakers say


  Some lawmakers on Sunday said it would be impossible for the National Assembly to start and complete work on the national budget before next year’s general elections. They, however, promised to begin work on  it   when the National Assembly  reconvenes in March or April next year. A member of …

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2019: Groups give N/Assembly 5 days to pass INEC budget


A coalition of civil society organisations, under the auspices of the Movement for Transparent Elections, has given the National Assembly a five-day ultimatum to reconvene and pass the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission for the 2019 general elections or face a massive nationwide protest. The MTE, which held …

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Only two-thirds can impeach me – Saraki

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Senate President Bukola Saraki said senators seeking leadership change in the Senate must garner two-thirds majority (73 senators) to succeed. He vowed to resist any ‘illegal’ move to remove him until the required number of senators declared lack of his leadership. Addressing a press conference in Abuja yesterday, Saraki said …

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