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The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 1

Speaker Gbajabiamila names chairmen of 109 standing committees

House of Representatives Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila on Thursday announced the chairmen of the 109 standing committees.

Senators frown on Electoral Act Amendment Bill rejected by Muhammadu Buhari

The last appears not to have been heard about the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2010 which President Muhammadu Buhari declined assent to thrice this year as senators at plenary Wednesday expressed concern about some sections of the Bill that President Buhari objected to.
National Assembly

INEC budget: National Assembly panels uphold N143 billion, reject N189.2 billion

The Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committees on Electoral Matters have adopted N143bn as the workable budget for the 2019 polls.

ADC strengthens NWC, appoints new spokesperson

The reorganisation was said to be in line with the party’s commitment to developing a sustainable political platform to serve as a model in the country that will produce credible leaders, who will take Nigeria to its preferred destination.
National Assembly

National Assembly committee still deadlocked on INEC election budget

The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters saddled with the responsibility of looking into the 2019 general election budget proposal of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) is yet to agree on what to approve for the electoral body in preparation for the elections beginning in February 2019.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the All Progressives Congress (APC) rose from several hours of meeting approving the appointment of Yekini Nabena as acting National Publicity of the party.

APC: Senator Saraki must reconvene National Assembly Immediately

Nigeria's ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) on Friday called on the Senate president Bukola Saraki to reconvene the National Assembly "immediately" to consider the 2019 general election Budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
National Assembly

2019: National Assembly committees to decide source of INEC budget funding

The Joint Committee of the Senate and House of Representatives Committees on the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has resolved to determine how the electoral umpire intends to fund its budget.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

2019: President Buhari assures he won’t interfere with INEC

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured Nigerians that he would not interfere with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) before, during and after the 2019 general elections.

2019: House of Reps frown at duplications in INEC budget

Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters have alleged duplication of items in the 2018 Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) budget currently before them.

House of Reps hold meeting with INEC on 2019 polls

The House of Representatives Committee on Electoral Matters, has just begun a meeting with the Independent National Electoral Commission.

Governor Ahmed assigns portfolios to new special advisers, assistants

The Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has assigned portfolios to the newly appointed special advisers, senior special assistants and special assistants.

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Xavi Hernandez open to managerial role in England as Barca alternative

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