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Budget Office: Why passage of 2018 budget is being delayed

The Budget Office of the Federation has debunked claims that the 2018 budget has not been passed because some details required for its passage were not submitted.

Chris Ngige: New minimum wage implementation begins third quarter

The implementation of the new national minimum wage would commence in the third quarter of this year, the Federal Government announced on Monday.

Minister Rotimi Amaechi, lawmakers clash over 2018 budget figures

Lawmakers at the National Assembly, the Minster of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, on Thursday disagreed over figures presented in the 2018 Budget of the ministry.

2018 budget cannot be padded – Ben Akabueze

The Director-General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, says the Federal Government’s 2018 Budget cannot be padded.

Lagos Assembly to pass 2018 budget by January 31

The Lagos State House of Assembly is to pass the state’s 2018 Budget Bill before the end of January.

Explain N2.3 billion liability on dredging/flood control – PDP tells Governor Aregbesola

The South West chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged the Osun State governor, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, to explain how he incurred a liability of N2.3 billion on dredging of streams in the state.

We’ll complete all on-going projects in 2018 – Governor Aregbesola

Osun State Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, has assured that his administration would complete all the projects it has embarked upon before the end of his tenure in 2018.

Gombe’s N104.9 billion budget for future security – Governor Dankwambo

Governor Ibrahim Dankwambo of Gombe State has explained that the sum of N104.9b estimate contained in the 2018 budget of the state is aimed at securing the future social wellbeing of Gombe people.

Governor Bello presents N147.8bn 2018 budget to Kogi Assembly

Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello, on Thursday presented the 2018 appropriation bill of N147.8 billion before the house of assembly for consideration and approval.

Senate grills minister over plan to pass 2018 budget in January

The Senate on Tuesday challenged the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, on Federal Government’s insistence on passing the 2018 Budget in January when less than 50 per cent of the 2017 budget was only implemented.

Governor El-Rufai signs N216.55 billion 2018 Budget into law

Kaduna State governor, Malam Nasir el-Rufai, yesterday, signed into law the N216.55 billion for the 2018 budget, saying the full implementation will commence 1st January next year.

2018 Budget: Senator Ashafa tasks minister Rotimi Amaechi on rail operation before 2019

Senator Gbenga Ashafa, who is also Chairman, Senate Committee on Land Transport, has urged the Federal Ministry of Transport to ensure delivery of standard gauge rail lines and other vital rail infrastructure to Nigerians before 2019.

Transport ministry achieves 16% in 2017 budget performance

Minister of Transportation Rotimi Amaechi on Monday said that the ministry achieved only 16.5 per cent performance in the implementation of the 2017 Budget.

Governor Ambode presents N1.046 trillion budget for 2018

The Lagos State Governor Akinwunmi Ambode has presented the 2018 budget estimate before the Lagos State House of Assembly.

Emmerson Mnangagwa relaxes Robert Mugabe’s indigenisation law in ‘investor-friendly budget’

Zimbabwe's Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa on Thursday presented the 2018 budget which included a raft of business- and investor-friendly proposals as well as plans to tackle corruption and waste.

OPEC meets to take crucial decision that’ll affect Nigeria, Libya

Nigeria may have to amend its 2018 budget proposals following reported moves by the Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries, OPEC, to cap the country’s oil output at 1.8 million barrels per day.

Senate to begin debate on 2018 budget next week

Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced that members of the upper legislative chamber would begin the consideration of the general principles of the 2018 budget, next week.

2018 Budget: Federal govt to spend N4.8bn on Aso Villa maintenance

The Federal Government is proposing to spend N4.86bn in the 2018 fiscal year on maintenance of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.


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