News - Budget

Osinbajo Rejects New Official Residence For Vice President

1 hour ago /
Nation 

The Office of the Vice President yesterday said that the federal government would decide what to do with the new official residence built for the vice president by the administration of Goodluck Jonathan. A statement issued yesterday in Abuja by the Senior Special Assistant to the Vice President on Media and...

FG Begins Verification Of Monthly Budget Support Facility

3 days ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government has commenced the verification of its monthly Budget Support Facility to the states. The importance of the exercise is to ensure that benefiting state governments comply with the mutually agreed Fiscal Sustainability Plan prescribed by the National Economic Council (NEC). The resolution was reached at the first NEC meeting...

Kwara Assembly Wants Education Monitoring Fund Reviewed

3 days ago /
Nation 

In the bid to consolidate the feat recorded at the on-going education reform, the Kwara State House of Assembly has sought an upward review of 1.36 million Naira to 2.99 million Naira. This if for the allocation of the Monitoring and Evaluation Unit of the State Teaching Service Commission in the...

D.R. Congo Election: We Cannot Afford $1.8bn Cost – Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia

3 days ago /
International News 

The Democratic Republic of Congo will not be able to afford an agreed presidential election this year, the government says. Budget Minister Pierre Kangudia said the cost of organising the poll, which was said to be $1.8bn, was too expensive. Last year the government and the opposition agreed that new elections would...

IGP To Convene National Security Summit

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has announced plans to convene a National Security Summit as part of efforts to tackle the rising cases of kidnapping in the country. Speaking at a meeting with Commissioners of Police and Senior Police officers in Abuja, Mr Idris says the increasing cases of...

Enugu Govt Signs 2017 Budget Into Law

4 days ago /
Nation 

The Enugu State governor,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has signed the 2017 budget estimated at 105.72 billion Naira,  themed budget of Economic Recovery and Inclusive Development into law. Governor Ugwuanyi commended the Enugu State House of Assembly members for a speedy passage of the budget and promised to fully implement it for the development...

No Plan To Increase Taxes - Udo Udoma

6 days ago /
Business and Economy  

Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, minister of budget and national planning, says the Federal Government does not have any intention of increasing taxes, but only  working towards increasing its internally generated revenue through the broadening of the tax base. Udo Udoma, made this clarification in a statement signed by his Media Adviser, Akpandem...

$9.2m Found In Ex-NNPC GMD Kaduna Home

1 week ago /
Nation 

Mr Ibrahim Magu, Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Thursday told a committee of the House of Representatives that $9.2 million and 750,000 pounds were recovered from a residence in Kaduna state. Although he did not indicate precisely when the raid by EFCC operatives was carried out,...

FG ON HIGH COST OF FOOD

1 week ago /

High Cost of Food Price: FG Blames Police, Army, Customs….As farmers kick against reduction in pricesThe Federal Government of Nigeria on Thursday blamed men of the Nigeria Police Force, their counterparts in the Army and Nigeria Customs Service attached to road blocks in the country for high cost of food...

NLC PROTEST AGAINST BAD ECONOMY

1 week ago /
Nation 

Members of the Nigerian Labour Congress  gathered at the Unity Fountain in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, protesting what they called ''the effect of poor governance''. They marched on the streets of Abuja, carrying placards with Various Inscriptions to the  National Assembly and the Presidential Villa. The protest code named ‘national day...

Amaechi Should Refrain From Making Unguarded And Inciting Remarks – Senate

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Senate on Wednesday has called on the Minister of Transport, Rotimi Amaechi to immediately withdraw his comment that the senate was delaying infrastructure development. In a statement signed by the Senate’s spokesperson, Sen, Aliyu Sabi, the senate said it was not delaying any construction and that the minister told a...

Oyo Govt. Releases 600million Naira Conditional Grant Scheme

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Oyo State Government has released 600 million Naira for the implementation of the Conditional Grant Scheme (CGS). The Chairman, Oyo State Implementation Committee on the Conditional Grants Scheme, (CGS-SIC), Mr. Abimbola Adekanmbi, disclosed this last week during the distribution of medical equipment to the primary health care/maternity centres and state...

I’m Not Under Any Pressure To Resign – Osinbajo

1 week ago /
Nation 

Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo says he is not under any pressure from any quarter to resign. Professor Osinbajo stated this after a closed-door meeting with the National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), John Odigie-Oyegun at the Presidential Villa. The Vice President maintained that having been elected on the...

Reps. Express Displeasure Over FERMA’s Budget Performance

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives committee on federal roads maintenance agency has expressed displeasure over the budget performance of the agency for 2016. Members of the committee were at the office of the agency in Abuja to ascertain work done for 2016 and their status before considering the 2017 budget. Though the acting...

FG Backs Plan By UN World Food Programme To Create Food Hub In Nigeria

3 weeks ago /
Business and Economy  

The Federal Government said it will back plans by the UN World Food Programme (UN –WFP) to create a food hub in the country. Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning said this in a statement signed by Salisu Haiba, Assistant Director (Press) in the ministry on Thursday...

Suspension Of Abdulmumini, Court Fixes Hearing February 20

1 month ago /
Nation 

A Federal High Court in Kano on Wednesday fixed Feb. 20, for hearing in the case against the Clerk and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara over the suspension of Abdulmumini Jibril. Some constituents of Kiru/Bebeji Federal Constituency sued the Clerk and Speaker Yakubu Dogara, challenging the legality of...

Kano Earmarks N200m For Rice Farming

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Kano State Government has earmarked N200 million in the recently approved 2017 budget to boost rice farming and spur agriculture in the state. Mr. Mohammed Garba, the Commissioner of Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Kano that the effort was to complement President Muhammadu Buhari’s...

2017 Budget: Wike pledges Accelerated Development

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has given his assent to the 2017 Appropriation Law passed by the Rivers State House of Assembly, with a pledge to accelerate the development of the State. The Rivers State Government budgeted 470billion Naira for the 2017 Fiscal year. The 2017 budget is christened “the...

FG To Construct Toilets, Recycling Plant In Kogi State

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government of Nigeria says it will commence the construction of public toilets and a recycling plant in Lokoja, the Kogi state capital, within the next three months. The Deputy Director, Solid Wastes Management, Jide Oladapo, made this known at a meeting he held with officials of the Kogi Ministry...

Resident Doctors Demand Implementation of National Health Act

1 month ago /
Nation 

Resident doctors at the Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria and National Eye Centre Kaduna are calling for the quick implementation of the National Health Act by the Federal Government, and rehabilitation of dilapidated infrastructure in government’s tertiary hospitals. Addressing a joint press conference, President of the Association of Resident Doctors,...


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