News - Budget

Reps, Senate Summon IGP Over Invasion Of Goje’s Home

13 hours ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has resolved to summon the Inspector General of Police over the raid on the home of Senator Danjuma Goje. The House reached the resolution after a debate on a motion raised by a lawmaker, calling on it to check the excesses of security agents. The Senate on the...

Nigeria Can Fund 2017 Budget With Recovered Loot - Reps, NLC

13 hours ago /
Business and Economy  

The Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC, and some concerned members of the House of Representatives have expressed optimism that with the revelation so far made on recovered money, the country could fund its annual budget without recourse to external borrowing.    Some members of the House, specifically, argued that if necessary policy measures...

El-Rufai Declares Monthly Salary, Challenges NASS

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai, has disclosed details of his monthly salary as well as security votes and has challenged the National Assembly to do same. He advised the leadership of the National Assembly to disclose the details of its budget, as well as the salaries and allowances of its...

House Releases Dogara’s Payslips, Accuses El-Rufai Of Blackmailing NASS

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has taken the bull by the horns and released copies of the payslips of the Speaker, Honourable Yakubu Dogara, from October 2016 to March 2017. Details of the payslips indicate that Honourable Dogara earns an average of 346, 577 Naira monthly after deductions.             Following the face-off between the...

Stakeholders Task NDDC On Niger Delta Development

2 weeks ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Stakeholders, including traditional rulers, community representatives, opinion and women leaders have resolved that contractors and individuals must put the development of the region over personal needs. They urged the contractors to be contented with profit element in their contracts and use the large amount provided for projects to execute good jobs. The...

Nigerian Pensioners Angered By FG's Claims

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Nigeria Union of pensioners has said the Federal government maybe making it difficult for yet-to-retire civil servants to cue behind government’s anti-graft war but to engage in looting to prepare for life after service The nup In a statement jointly signed by its President, abel Afolayan and the Secretary...

President Buhari launches economic recovery, growth plan

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy   Nation 

Nigeria has unveiled its Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) containing strategies to bail the country out of recession and spur growth and prosperity. President Muhammadu Buhari launched the document in Abuja on Wednesday almost two years after he assumed office as new President of Nigeria. The plan which is the brainchild...

Gov. Dickson Launches Operation Change NDU

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Bayelsa state government has flagged off a special programme intended to provide infrastructure in its territory institutions, with a donation of 500 million Naira to the Senate building project of the Niger Delta University (NDU), Amassoma. The state governor, Seriake Dickson, who made the presentation of the cheque while performing...

President Buhari To Launch ERGP On Wednesday

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, will formally launch the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 on Wednesday, April 5. A statement issued on Tuesday by the President’s spokesman, Mr Femi Adesina, revealed that the ceremony will take place at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the Federal Capital...

UN Food Agency Launches $250 Million Plan To End Hunger In Zimbabwe

3 weeks ago /
International News 

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday pledged $253 million to fund a five-year plan to end hunger in Zimbabwe, which is emerging from a devastating drought that left more than 4 million people in need of food aid last year. An El Nino-induced drought scorched crops and killed...

Ghana, Japan Sign $58.4m Grant Agreements For Road And Health Infrastructure

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy   International News 

Ghana and Japan on Friday signed two grant agreements totalling $58.4 million, geared towards the improvement of international corridor roads and sector budget support to promote health service delivery. The signing of the agreements was initialled for Ghana by Madam Shirley Ayorkor Botchwey, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, while...

Saraki, Dogara In Closed Door Meeting With President Buhari

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja met separately, behind closed doors, with the Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dogara and the Senate President Bukola Saraki. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the president first met with the Speaker before meeting the Senate President for about 40...

FG Extends 2016 Capital Budget Implementation

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has extended the implementation of the capital component of the 2016 budget from March 31 to May 5, or till the passage of the 2017 budget. The Ministry of Finance, Kemi Adeosun,  confirmed in a statement that the Accountant-General of the Federation, Idris Ahmed, had issued a circular...

FEC Approves N403m For Fire Service Water Tankers

4 weeks ago /
Nation  Security 

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, said the Federal Executive Council has approved N403million to buy 15 water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service to further revamp the fire service unit. “Today’s council approved the procurement of some water carrying vehicles for the Federal Fire Service, this is in an attempt...

Trump To Roll Back Obama Climate Change Policies

1 month ago /
International News 

US President Donald Trump is due to sign an executive order to overturn key parts of the Obama administration's plan to tackle global warming. The move will undo the Clean Power Plan which required states to slash carbon emissions. The executive order also cuts the Environmental Protection Agency's budget. Regulations on...

Niger Delta Militants Threaten To Stage Protests Over Delayed Stipends

1 month ago /
Niger Delta 

Former militant leaders in the Niger Delta oil region have threatened the Federal government  to stage protests over  delayed stipends granted under a 2009 amnesty. “We are calling for the immediate release of the balance sum of the 2016 supplementary budgetary allocation … to avert any situation that will warrant beneficiaries of the programme going to the streets...

 

Civil Society Calls For Increased Access To Water

1 month ago /
Nation 

Ahead of the 2017 International Year of Water Cooperation, members of the Civil Society Organisation in Imo state, have organized a workshop aimed at raising awareness for increased cooperation to tackle the challenges facing water management and its distribution. The event which was held in Owerri, the Imo state capital with the...

Kaduna Investment Summit To Boost State Business Activities - Official

1 month ago /

As part of efforts to boost business activities and generate huge revenue for development, the Kaduna State will be holding its second edition of Economic and Investment Summit in April 2017. Briefing journalists on the preparations ahead of the summit with the theme “Making Kaduna the Investment Destination of Choice” the...

Senate Approves Buhari’s Request For $500m Eurobond

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday approved President Muhammadu’s Buhari request for 500 million dollars Eurobond in the International Capital Market to fund 2016 Budget deficit. The Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who acted on behalf of the President, had on March 15, written to the Senate to approve the amount to fund...

UNICEF Lauds Kaduna’s Effort In Tackling Malnourished Children

1 month ago /
Nation 

The United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) has said that it is satisfied with steps taken so far by Kaduna State Government, in addressing problem of acute malnutrition among women and children . The UNICEF Deputy Executive Programmes officer, Omar Abdi who came from the United States alongside other officials of the organisation,...


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