The Senate has made a U-turn on the sources of funding for the budgets of the Independent National Electoral Commission and security agencies to conduct the 2019 general elections. The Senate has slashed the budget of thirty government agencies in the power, health, and education ministries.
Polls Budget - Senate Makes U-Turn, Approves Virement From MDAs' Appropriation
This Day, 8 November 2018
The Senate wednesday rescinded its earlier decision to fund the N242.245 billion 2019 general elections budget from the Service Wide Vote. Read more »
Senate Probes Alleged Fund Diversion for Buhari's Re-Election
Guardian, 8 November 2018
The Senate yesterday ordered an investigation into an alleged use of the Federal Government's special intervention project funds for President Muhammadu Buhari's re-election. Read more »
Senate Constitutes Committee to Probe Alleged Politicisation of Buhari's Intervention Programmes
Premium Times, 8 November 2018
The Senate has constituted a seven-member committee to probe allegation that funds for the federal government's special intervention programmes are being used as a campaign tool… Read more »
Senate Cuts 2018 Budgets of 30 Agencies
Premium Times, 7 November 2018
The Senate on Wednesday approved that half of the N242 billion budgeted for the 2019 election be removed from the 2018 budget of 30 federal agencies. Read more »
Senate Wants Early Preparation for 2019 Budget
Daily Trust, 7 November 2018
The Chairman Senate Committee on Special Duties, Senator Abdul'Aziz Murtala Nyako, has called for early preparation and submission of the 2019 budget by the Federal Government to… Read more »
National Assembly Transmits Amended Electoral Bill to Buhari
The National Assembly has transmitted the Electoral Act (amendment) Bill to President Muhammadu Buhari. Read more »
Senate Recants, Moves Funds From 30 MDAs to Finance 2019 Polls
Leadership, 8 November 2018
The burden of funding the 2019 general elections has been shifted to 30 Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) by the Senate. Read more »
House Approves Sourcing Virement From MDAs
This Day, 7 November 2018
The House of Representatives has approved that the N242,245,050,100 supplementary budget approved for the execution of the 2019 election through virement sourced from 30… Read more »
Electoral Amendment May Not Be Binding On 2019 Polls
Leadership, 29 October 2018
There were indications yesterday that the Electoral Act (Amendment) Bill passed by the National Assembly last week may not be applied to the 2019 general election. Read more »
The Nigerian Senate has for the fourth time passed a bill amending the electoral act, and it now waiting for President Muhammadu Buhari to sign it. The president has rejected the ... Read more »
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