News - Budget

Research Institutes Union Threaten Industrial Action Next Week

18 hours ago /
Nation 

Barely one week after government threatened to implement ‘no work no pay policy, the Academic Staff Union of Research Institutes, (ASURI) has described the threat as rubbish as it plans to begin industrial action next week.  Secretary general of the union, Theophilus Ndubuaku said during a protest in Abuja that their...

Federal Character Commission Asks Senate To Be Proactive On Recruitment Bill

1 day ago /
Nation 

The federal character commission has asked the Nigerian senate to back its move compelling MDA’s to advertise vacant positions before recruitment with necessary budgetary allocations to fund such an exercise. Acting executive chairman of the federal character commission Shettima Bukar Abba said this in Abuja while reacting to the bill which...

Kano State Government Appoints Five New Commissioners In Cabinet Shake-Up

2 days ago /
Nation 

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has appointed five news commissioner in a cabinet reshuffle aimed at repositioning the state cabinet. The new commissioners are for the ministries of justice, works and housing, commerce and industries, finance, and planning and budget. Speaking to the new commissioners after they were sworn-in, Governor Ganduje tasked...

Presidency Denies N11.01 Billion For State House Clinic

2 days ago /
Nation 

The presidency has dismissed media reports suggesting that the state House Medical Centre had received n11.01 billion as appropriation for the period 2015-2017. According to the permanent secretary, State House, Jalal Arabi, contrary to media reports, the state house medical center received the sum of n969,681,821.53 representing 32.97% for capital and...

Nigeria Agriculture: Ministry Wants Laws To Export Yams, Goat Carcasses

5 days ago /
Business and Economy  

…Blames poor budget implementation on Procurement Act.

House Of Reps Investigates State House Clinic

5 days ago /
Health  Nation 

The House of Representatives has asked an ad-hoc committee to investigate the condition of the State House Clinic, Abuja, and alleged irregular deductions from the salaries and allowances of the staff. This house set up the committee after adopting a motion raised by Henry Archibong (PDP-Akwa Ibom) at the plenary on...

ERGP Is Entering A New Phase, Says Udoma

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says the implementation of its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) is entering a new phase. This is coming from the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, as global commendations continue to trail the government’s economic plan. He made the disclosure on Tuesday in his address...

Part Of The Recovered Looted Fund Is Being Used To Finance 2017 Budget – President Buhari

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says part of the funds recovered from those who looted the nation's treasury is being used to finance the 2017 budget. In his message to the 2017 annual conference of the association of National Accountants Of Nigeria, ANAN, President Buhari said that Nigeria would not have slided into...

Buhari Seeks Senate’s Approval For $5.5bn Loan

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria's President, Muhammadu Buhari, has asked the Senate to approve an external loan of 5.5billion dollars to finance the 2017 budget. President Buhari’s request was contained in a letter read on the floor of the Upper Chamber by the Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki. In the letter, President Buhari explained that the...

$5.5 Billion Loan: Buhari Seeks National Assembly Approval

1 week ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday sought national assembly approval for an external loan of $5.5 billion to finance the 2017 budget. Buhari's request is contained in a letter read on the floor of the senate by senate president Bukola Saraki. While $3 billion would be sourced through euro bond, the remaining $2.5...

Aisha Buhari Bemoans State House Health Facilities

1 week ago /
Nation 

Wife of Nigeria’s President Aisha Buhari has expressed concern over the poor state of facilities at state house medical center. The first lady's position comes several weeks after her daughter, Zara, went on Instagram to lambast the management of the presidential clinic for not providing the required facilities befitting of a...

Aisha Buhari Calls For Probe Of State House Medical Centre

1 week ago /
Nation 

The wife of  Nigeria's President, Aisha Buhari, has called for a probe of how the budget for the State House Medical Centre is utilised. Mrs. Buhari made the call in Abuja today, at the opening of a two-day Stakeholders meeting on RMNCAH+N – Reproductive, Maternal, Newborn, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition. She decried the...

Attack on U.N. base in eastern D.R Congo leaves two dead

1 week ago /
International News 

UN mission says militia fighters in eastern democratic republic of Congo attacked a U.N. peacekeeping base on Friday, triggering clashes that left two of the fighters dead and two peacekeepers slightly wounded. Thirty-four rebels from a Mai-Mai militia have been killed in fighting with Congo’s army in the past week, local...

We Hope 2018 Budget Will Be Passed In December – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it hopes the 2018 Appropriation Bill will be passed into law by the National Assembly in December. This is coming from the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, while speaking at a dialogue session with members of civil society organisations on Thursday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital. Professor Osinbajo also...

Senate Receives Buhari’s Virement Request For Capital Project

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian Senate has received a request from President Muhammadu Buhari for the virement of funds from various budget lines to fund the Federal Government’s priority projects and programs.  The Senate sent the request to its committee on appropriations. But some lawmakers opposed the virement request from the President noting that the...

Trump compares Hurricane Maria, Katrina 'death counts'

1 week ago /
International News 

President Donald Trump has told Puerto Rico officials they should be "proud" they did not lose thousands of lives as in "a real catastrophe like Katrina". Trump also said the storm-ravaged us territory had thrown the American budget "a little out of whack". Before landing on the island, trump rated his administration's...

Bill On Assets Management Agency Scales Second Reading In House Of Reps

1 week ago /
Nation 

A bill to establish Nigerian assets management agency has scaled second reading in the House of Representatives. The agency is to be saddled with the responsibility of managing all government properties seized, forfeited or acquired through the courts  by federal agencies Currently assets seized or forfeited to government are held by the respective, organizations involved with...

FG To Roll Over 2017 Capital Projects

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has plans to roll over 60% of capital projects in the 2017 budget to the 2018 budget. Minister of finance, Kemi Adeosun and the minister of budget and national Planning Udoma Udo Udoma said this at the senate on Tuesday. Nigeria’s minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun and her counterpart...

House Of Reps To Investigate JAMB Cut Off Marks

2 weeks ago /
Education  Nation 

Nigeria’s house of representatives has mandated its committee on tertiary education and services to investigate the circumstances that led to the reduction in the cut off marks for admission into tertiary institutions. The move followed the public outcry over the recent reduction in the cut-off marks for admissions into tertiary institutions...

SERAP Asks CJN To Review Composition Of Salami Committee

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has appealed to the Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Water Onnoghen, to urgently revisit and review the composition of the Corruption and Financial Crime Cases Trial Monitoring Committee (COTRIMCO) headed by Justice Ayo Salami. In an open letter sent to the CJN, who is...


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