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NASS Reconvenes To Consider Election Budget Next Week
Thu, 09 Aug 2018

The National Assembly will reconvene next week to consider and possibly pass the N242billion budgeted for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies for the conduct of the 2019 general election. INEC chairman, Prof Mahmood Yakubu, disclosed this after a meeting with the leadership of the National Assembly led by Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara.

The INEC boss told journalists after the meeting that lasted for two hours the National Assembly assured that it will expedite action in passing the budget as early as next week. Confirming this, Senate minority whip, Philip Aduda, who is one of the principal officers of the National Assembly who attended the meeting however hinted that the legislature may concentrate only on N164 billion meant for INEC. “We agreed that if need be, we will resume from the ongoing long recess to consider the virement request from the president as regards the N164billion for INEC. A date will soon be fixed for consideration and approval of the request by both chambers of the National Assembly”, he said.

The INEC boss had earlier told the National Assembly leadership before going into closed door meeting with them that monies meant for the electoral body for the election should be appropriated for latest by next week to enable it embark on activities that must be done at least six months to the elections. Yakubu said, “We have from today exactly 191 days to the opening of polling units by 8:00am on Saturday, February 2019. There are activities we have to undertake for a minimum of six months to the Election Day and six months to Election Day kick-start from the 15th of August.

It means we have eight days to the commencement of these activities”. Earlier in their opening remarks, Saraki and Dogara told the INEC chairman that the essence of the meeting was to hear from him whether appropriation for the estimated budget for the electoral body was a matter of urgency or not. Saraki and Dogara had in a joint statement on Tuesday said the emergency meeting of National Assembly joint leadership slated for that day was postponed indefinitely following the invasion of the National Assembly by operatives of the Department of State Services (DSS). But addressing world press conference yesterday, Saraki said the leadership of the National Assembly was exploring avenues to address the budget proposal for INEC to conduct the 2019 polls.

He stated: “We stand committed to doing our utmost as lawmakers to ensure that the responsibility and functionality of governance are met. Although we are on annual break, we are daily reviewing the situation and are alive to the responsibility to take action as necessary. “Unfortunately, yesterday’s shutdown prevented us from meeting with INEC, as scheduled, to address funding concerns. We will continue to look into the matter. In the spirit of that, we also appeal to Mr. President to sign the 2018 Electoral Act Amendment Bill which has been sent for his assent”. Saraki took journalists by surprise when he disclosed that since leaders of the National Assembly were already present at the world press conference, he has sent for INEC chairman and his team for the meeting, which could not hold on Tuesday.

“Executive knows that it would conduct elections next year, why then waiting for so long before making request for funds to finance the exercise? In any case, we have sent for the INEC chairman since we leaders of both chambers are around presently so that we can meet today as we couldn’t meet yesterday’’, he said. After the press conference, Saraki and Dogara led leaders of the two chambers to the meeting with INEC officials. President Muhammadu Buhari had last month, before the National Assembly went on its ongoing recess, forwarded for approval N242billion budget estimates from INEC for conduct of the elections. President Buhari, a the letter, explained that out of the proposed N242, 445, 322, 600.00 billion estimated funding of the 2019 general election, N164.104billion should be appropriated for by the National Assembly through virement, while the balance of N78.340billon would be provided for in the 2019 budget.

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As Sirika Returns Nigeria To The Aviation Map
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIt is trite recalling that Nigeria is acclaimed as the giant of Africa. It is a perception that has lingered for decades. But in the last two decades, or more, Nigeria, the pride of Africa has been ludicrously derided and despised with various derogative sobriquets’, as ‘leaping, sleeping or crawling giant’ of Africa. Even among []The post As Sirika Returns Nigeria To The Aviation Map appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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INEC Laments Low Collection Of PVCs In Niger
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Niger State Resident Electoral Commissioner of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) Professor Samuel Egwu, has disclosed that only 26,673 of the 198,038 who registered in the continuous voter registration exercise collected their Permanent Voter’s Cards (PVCs) in Niger State. He told journalists at a press briefing yesterday, that the collection rate from the []The post INEC Laments Low Collection Of PVCs In Niger appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Freezing Of Benue Accounts Unfortunate ‘ Ortom
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPBenue State governor, Samuel Ortom has described the freezing of the state accounts by Economic and Financial Crime Commission ( EFCC) as part of political witch- hunt and victimisation being plotted against him, even as he said, such move will have a negative toll on the state. The chief press secretary to the governor, Terver []The post Freezing Of Benue Accounts Unfortunate ‘ Ortom appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Ogoni Youths Accuse FG Of Playing Politics With Clean-Up
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Ogoni Youth Council (OYC) has accused the federal government of playing politics with the planned clean up of the devastated Ogoni environment as recommended by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The group said the postponement of the date of the commencement of the clean up exercise is an indication that the federal government []The post Ogoni Youths Accuse FG Of Playing Politics With Clean-Up appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Obaseki Inspects Ekiosa Market, Promises Improved Business Environment
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPEdo State governor, Mr Godwin Obaseki, has assured traders in Ekiosa Market located in Oredo local government area of the state, of his administration’s commitment to revamp markets across the state. Obaseki who gave the assurance during a tour of the market, said plans are being concluded to ensure regular electricity supply to the market []The post Obaseki Inspects Ekiosa Market, Promises Improved Business Environment appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Osun 2018: INEC Threatens To Prosecute Vote Buyers, Sellers
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has threatened to prosecute anybody caught in the web of either buying or selling of votes in the September 22nd governorship election in Osun State. Addressing participants in Osogbo yesterday at a consultative meeting with stakeholders organize by Hope For Family Development Initiative (HFDI) with the support of National []The post Osun 2018: INEC Threatens To Prosecute Vote Buyers, Sellers appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Adejumo Joins Oyo Guber Race
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPA chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo State, Professor Soji Adejumo, has joined the state’s Governorship race, urging the leadership of the party to ensure that a strong character emerges as the successor of the incumbent Governor Abiola Ajimobi. Adejumo , a former chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) []The post Adejumo Joins Oyo Guber Race appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Child Killer Diseases: Northern Govs Charged To Domesticate Treatment Guidelines
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN)-Partnership for Advocacy in Child and Family Health @ Scale Project (PSN-PACFaH), has charged the northern state governments to domesticate the new standard treatment guidelines for pneumonia and diarrhoea. Dr Edwin Akpotor, senior programme officer, PSN-PACFaH @ Scale Project, who gave the charge in an interview in Abuja, identified childhood []The post Child Killer Diseases: Northern Govs Charged To Domesticate Treatment Guidelines appeared
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Ekiti: Tribunal Orders Substituted Service On Fayemi, Others
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPEkiti State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, sitting in Ado Ekiti, yesterday ordered substituted service on the Governor-elect, Kayode Fayemi as the All Progressives Congress (APC) candidate in the July 14 governorship poll and two others in the petition brought against them by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate, Prof. Kolapo Olusola. Olusola was granted the []The post Ekiti: Tribunal Orders Substituted Service On Fayemi, Others appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Air Force, NAF has successfully conducted indigenous 400 hours aircraft maintenance on F-7 fighter trainer aircraft. A statement signed by the director of Public Relations and Information, Nigerian Air Force, Air Commodore Ibikunle Daramola said the in house maintenance was carried out by engineers and technicians of the 131 Engineering Group (131 Engr []The post NAF Saves N27m From Indigenous Aircraft Maintenance appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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5,000 Zamfara IDPs Return Home
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPOver 5,000 IDPs have returned to their communities from Zurmi IDPs camp of Zurmi local government area in Zamfara State. The outgoing force commander of ‘Operation Saharan Daji’, Major General Mohammed Mohammed who disclosed this said the return of the IDPs to their homes was as a result of the military action in the area. []The post 5,000 Zamfara IDPs Return Home appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Adeleke: Certificate Not Compulsory For Governorship Candidates ‘ Court
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAn Osun State High Court presided over by Justice David Oladimeji yesterday dismissed a suit challenging the eligibility of Senator Ademola Adeleke as the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the September 22, 2018 governorship election in the state, saying that the constitution does not state that a candidate for the office of []The post Adeleke: Certificate Not Compulsory For Governorship Candidates ‘ Court appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Police Obey Court Order, Vacate Benue Assembly Complex
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPPolice officers who invaded the Benue State House of Assembly Complex and sealed up the premises yesterday obeyed the interim injunction restraining them from sealing the complex or interfering with the functions of the new leadership of the House. The new speaker, Titus Uba after inspection of offices in the assembly told newsmen that the []The post Police Obey Court Order, Vacate Benue Assembly Complex appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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NGF, PDP Kick As EFCC Freezes A’Ibom, Benue Accounts
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF) and Peoples Democratic Party,PDP yesterday condemned the freezing of the bank accounts of Akwa Ibom and Benue States’ accounts by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). The NGF has described as unconstitutional the freezing of the accounts of Benue government by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Governor []The post NGF, PDP Kick As EFCC Freezes A’Ibom, Benue Accounts appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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I Left PDP To Move Nigeria Forward ‘ Akpabio
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPFormer governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, has stated that he left the Peoples Democratic Party PDP to the All Progressives Congress (APC) to join President Muhammadu Bihari in moving the country forward. Akpabio, stated this yesterday in Uyo shortly after he formally defected to the ruling APC. In a brief chat with []The post I Left PDP To Move Nigeria Forward ‘ Akpabio appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Adeosun Urges More Revenue Targets For Agencies
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, said chief executive officers (CEOs) of federal government agencies should be given more revenue targets and probably have their tenures tied to it. She said this on Wednesday in Abuja at the launch of the template for calculating operating surplus by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) into the []The post Adeosun Urges More Revenue Targets For Agencies appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Customs Seize N1.3bn Truckload Of Codeine Syrup, Tramadol In Lagos
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Ikeja of the Nigerian Customs Service (NCS) has intercepted 274,800 bottles of banned codeine syrup worth N1.2billion in Lagos. The unit which evacuated 49 cartons of tramadol capsules valued at N74million from a warehouse at Ajao Estate, also intercepted 1,380 bags of foreign parboiled rice last week. The []The post Customs Seize N1.3bn Truckload Of Codeine Syrup, Tramadol In Lagos appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigerian Exchanges Commit To SMEs Support For Sustainable Growth
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPNigerian Exchanges under the Association of Securities Exchanges of Nigeria (ASEN) have reiterated commitment to supporting businesses and governments in the journey towards structural transformation and sustainable growth. The chief executive officer of Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Mr. Oscar Onyema said this at the launch of ASEN, yesterday in Lagos. ASEN, is a non-profit industry []The post Nigerian Exchanges Commit To SMEs Support For Sustainable Growth appeared first on Leadershi
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Stocks Market Declines By 0.09% On Weaker Demand
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPAt the close of equities trading on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) yesterday, the All-Share Index (ASI) declined by 0.09 per cent amid sustained sell pressure. The NSE-ASI shed 33.98 absolute points, representing a decline of 0.09 per cent to close at 36,299.82 points, while year-to-date loss worsened to 5.08 per cent, lowest since October []The post Stocks Market Declines By 0.09% On Weaker Demand appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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FG Urged To Revive Moribund Refineries
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPExperts on Wednesday called on the federal government to urgently revamp the nation’s refineries and create an enabling environment for private investment in refineries to curb the rising importation of petroleum products. The experts spoke in Lagos against the backdrop of the report on Petroleum Products Importation Statistics for the second quarter of 2018 recently []The post FG Urged To Revive Moribund Refineries appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Smuggled Vehicles Rot At Customs Warehouses
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPSeized vehicles worth several billions of naira are rotting away at the warehouse of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), as the electronic platform set up for auction collapses one year after introduction, LEADERSHIP has learnt. The NCS in July 2017, introduced the electronic auction platform to decongest its warehouses across the country of vehicles that []The post Smuggled Vehicles Rot At Customs Warehouses appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Assessing National Automotive Industry Devt Plan, 5yrs After
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPThe National Automotive Industry Development Plan (NAIDP) was introduced five years ago with the intention of reviving the ailing Nigerian auto industry. In this piece, ANTHONY AWUNOR examines the impact of the plan to the automotive sector so far. In most economies, manufacturing remains the core driver of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth and direct []The post Assessing National Automotive Industry Devt Plan, 5yrs After appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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To End Farmers/Herders Crisis, FG Must Secure Porous Borders ‘ Hagher
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPProf Iyorwuese Hagher, a former Nigerian envoy, minister and Senator of the federal republic, in this interview with LEADERSHIP, offers solutions to the incessant farmers/herders clash. What does the death of Justice Aloysius Katsina -Alu mean to you’ The late Justice Katsina-Alu was a great man who will be remembered by this country for landmark []The post To End Farmers/Herders Crisis, FG Must Secure Porous Borders ‘ Hagher appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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We Need Political Reforms In Nigeria
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPIman Sulaiman-Ibrahim is a new breed politician. She is vying for a seat at the House of Representatives in 2019 to represent Keffi Federal Constituency (Keffi/Kokona/Karu) in Nasarawa State. In this interview with JOSEPH CHIBUEZE, she bares her mind on the way forwardfor politics in Nigeria At what point did you decide to go into []The post ‘We Need Political Reforms In Nigeria’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Women Should Be Encouraged To Join Politics
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPSarumi Aliyu, also known as BASA is a wife, a mother, a business woman, a humanitarian and hard working woman, who also has passion for politics. In this interview with HOSEA YUSUF , she speakers about her political aspiration and disaffection about how politics is played in the country Why do you want to be []The post ‘Women Should Be Encouraged To Join Politics’ appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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We Won’t Politicise Education In Rivers ‘ Hon Jaja
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPRivers State Commissioner for Education, Hon Tamunosisi Gogo Jaja, in this interview with select journalists, speaks on the educational development in the state under the Nyesom Wike-led administration. The former two-term member of the Rivers State House of Assembly states that Wike met a dead educational sector in Rivers state. CHIBUZO UKAIBE, was there for []The post We Wont Politicise Education In Rivers ‘ Hon Jaja appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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Nigerian Youths Can Govern This Country Better ‘ Saulawa
Thu, 09 Aug 2018
LEADERSHIPHon. Isah Saulawa is a youthful presidential aspirant on the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) platform. The Katsina State born politician in this interview speaks on sundry issues including the preparedness of Nigerian youth to govern the country. ANDY ASEMOTA met him. Insecurity in the country is still a challenge. If elected, what will you do []The post Nigerian Youths Can Govern This Country Better ‘ Saulawa appeared first on Leadership Newspaper.
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