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Babatunde Fowler: We have resources to prosecute tax debtors after VAIDS

The Chairman of the Federal Inland Revenue Service, Babatunde Fowler, has warned individuals and corporate entities, who refuse to take advantage of the Voluntary Assets and Income Declaration Scheme, that the service voted a bigger sum of money for legal fees in its 2018 budget.

House of Reps slams NIMASA over unsafe waterways

The House Committee on Maritime Safety, Education and Administration has slammed the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) and the Ministry of Transportation for failure to properly secure Nigerian waterways against crime.

2018 budget: No scheduled date for passage yet – Senate

The Senate on Tuesday said there was no date yet for the passage of the 2018 Budget.

Group appeals to National Assembly to pass 2018 budget

A Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Connected Development (CD), has appealed to the National Assembly to strive hard and pass the 2018 budget for timely execution of projects by the government.

Kogi rescinds policy to sell off goverment property

Faced with criticism on its decision to out rightly sell off some legacy projects to finance the 2018 budget, the Kogi State Government has proposed back tracked on the controversial policy.

Lai Mohammed: Nigeria ready to host African tourism ministers

Nigeria has formally invited African Tourism Ministers to the UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)/Commission for Africa (CAF) meeting scheduled to hold in Abuja 4-6 June 2018.

EFCC gets court order to arrest House of Reps minority leader over constituency projects

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has obtained a warrant to arrest the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Leo Ogor.

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.

Expert advises National Assembly to expedite budget passage to consolidate GDP growth

An Economist, Dr Uju Ogubunka, has called for a concerted effort that would expedite the passage of the 2018 budget to consolidate the current Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth figure.

Enugu to spend N42.8 billion on infrastructure in 2018

The Enugu State Government says it will spend N42.8 billion as capital expenditure in the state’s 2018 budget to improve infrastructure and amenities.

Enugu govt to use e-payment to achieve N2 billion monthly IGR target

The Enugu State Government says it will use e-payment platforms to achieve its Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) target of N2 billion monthly for 2018.

Governor Ishaku signs N104 billion 2018 budget into law

Taraba State governor, Arc Darius Ishaku, has signed into law, the 2018 Budget of N104 billion, two hundred and thirty two million, five hundred and fifty two thousand seven hundred and six kobo for the 2018 fiscal year.

Central bank reform divides Senate

The Senate was on Wednesday divided over the process the budget of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) constitutionally passes before approval.

Federal govt budgets N9.7bn for export expansion grant programme in 2018

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Dr Okechukwu Enelamah, on Monday disclosed that the resuscitation of the Export Expansion Grant programme of the ministry would gulp about N9.75billion in its proposed 2018 budget.


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Governor Ambode: Location of Olusosun dumpsite unhealthy

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Dapchi abduction: House of Representatives investigation to focus on security agencies’ action, inaction

The House of Representatives has said that it would not shy away from apportioning blames to agencies that shirked its responsibilities in the abduction of 110 students of Government Girls Science and Technical College, Dapchi, Yobe State on 19 February, 2018.

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AfDB to spend $711m on projects in Nigeria

The African Development Bank (AfDB) on Friday said it would invest 711.5 million dollars in some projects in the country including power supply.

Lionel Messi announces birth of third son ‘Ciro’

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Turkey seeks life imprisonment for detained US pastor

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Ethiopian Airlines: How we are supporting Nigerian economy

Ethiopian Airlines has disclosed how it has been supporting the Nigerian transport sector to build the nation’s economy.

Governor Okorocha appoints Emmanuel Babayaro as special adviser

Imo State Governor Rochas Okorocha has appointed former Nigeria international goalkeeper Emmanuel Babayaro as special adviser to the state government on New Economic Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).