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2018 Budget accommodates increased number of police personnel – President Buhari

President Mohammadu Buhari has disclosed that the 2018 budget captured a budgetary allocation that accommodates increase in number of Police personnel, adding that another round of recruitment of police officers and men was envisaged.

Senate queries N10 billion expenditure on solar power for universities

The Senate Committee on Power, Steel Development and Metallurgy, yesterday demanded explanation on the solar power projects for nine universities estimated to gulp a whopping sum of N10 billion.

Senator Shehu Sani faults plan to sell Tafawa Balewa Square, others

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has kicked against the selling of Tafawa Balewa Square, National Arts Theatre to finance the 2018 budget.

Senators clash as debate begins on 2018 budget

The Senate is currently debating the general principles of the 2018 budget.

Governor Ahmed present N181 billion budget for 2018

Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed, has presented a budget estimate of N181, 886, 056, 555.00 for the 2018 Financial Year.

Senate shelves debate on 2018 budget

Contrary to its earlier plan to commence debate on the general principles of the 2018 budget, the Senate has announced the deferment of the exercise till next week.

Arrest, prosecution of judges not meant to embarrass judiciary – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has stated that the arrest and prosecution of judges was not meant to embarrass the judiciary.

Foreign ministry budgets N762 million for uniforms in 2018

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has earmarked N762.4m for the purchase of uniforms and clothing in the 2018 budget.

40,000 of 75,000 registered Nigerian doctors practice abroad – NMA

The Nigerian Medical Association, Lagos State Chapter, on Thursday said exodus of doctors from Nigeria had reached an alarming proportion, and called for improved health sector funding to discourage it.

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.

President Buhari promises to fulfill campaign promises to Igbo

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday assured Nd’Igbo that his administration will ensure the timely execution of roads, power and other projects in the South-East.

2018 Budget: SEC predicts gains for capital market

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has reacted to the 2018 budget estimate presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja Tuesday, noting that its implementation would boost the capital market.

Governor Amosun calls for holistic approach on 2018 budget implementation

The Ogun State Governor Senator Ibikunle Amosun has called on all Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the state government (MDAs) to be holistic, transparent and accountable in their inputs into 2018 budget in order to have a comprehensive Appropriation Bill.

Nigerians call for more allocation to education, agriculture

Nigerians have continued to react to the 2018 Budget proposal with more appealing for increased allocation to education and agriculture.

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NGO urges more sensitisation on polio vaccination

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