2019 Polls Budget: NASS Reject N189.2bn, Upholds N143bn

Reports reaching the magazine from the National Assembly after the closed door meeting by the NASS Committee on 2019 elections reveals that the Senate and House of Representatives Joint Committees on Electoral Matters have adopted N143bn as the workable budget for the 2019 polls. The committee members, just rising from a meeting at the National Assembly, rejected the earlier version of N189.2bn, a combination of the N143bn and another N45.6bn proposed to be vired from the 2019 budget. The lawmakers said they would stick to only N143bn. Reports Later….

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Abrahamovic Ready To Sell Chelsea Football Club

By Akinwale Kasali Following his ordeal with the British Authority, Russian Billionaire and London based club owner, Chelsea, Roman Abarahamovic is ready to end his romance with Chelsea Football Club, which he bought over a decade ago. Abramovich, has indicated his interest to sell the club, only if the potential buyer can pay £2.5billion. According to The Times UK, the Russian businessman, who was denied a new visa to enter the UK back in May has been receiving numerous sale inquiries about the club. The visa problem also made him put…

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Jim Iyke Arrested

By Akinwale Kasali Jim Iyke, known for his aggressive and playboy roles in Nollywood has gotten himself in trouble. This is not in a Nollywood flick as many would have thought, but the ex-lover of Ghanaian actress, Nadia Buari was arrested at the Murtala Muhammed Airport, Lagos, for slapping an employee of Dana Air. It was gathered that the actor arrived late for his 12:15pm Abuja flight and the airline’s security personnel tried to help him to meet up with the flight by searching him. According to eye witnesses,  the…

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INEC Budget: NASS Joint Committee In Closed Door Meeting

By Akinwale Kasali The controversy surrounding the passage of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections may soon be over, following the meeting held today by the National Assembly joint committee on INEC. The committee has begun the consideration of harmonised version of the 2019 election budget. The lawmakers went into a closed-door session after the co-Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, said the opening prayers and asked members to introduce themselves. After the introductions, a member of the committee moved a motion for the meeting…

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