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Budget of Recovery and Growth
The federal government on Monday said it released N1.2 trillion to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government for implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget.
The Federal Government on Monday disclosed it has achieved the capital budget performance of 47 percent in 2017, stressing that it hopes to achieve 50 percent before the end of the year.
This scary figure tells us that the country is not broke and that even if we are only about to reach the shore from the choppy seas of our wobbly economic management and recession, we have reasons to hope for a brighter future. The president calls it a budget of consolidation. He called this year’s budget Budget of Recovery and Growth.
President Muhammadu Buhari undertakes the political ritual of Independence Day broadcast to the nation this Sunday morning, in a speech that highlights major strides in the pet themes of the administration: anti corruption, war against terrorism, economic revival and infrastructure development.
The Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Monday confirmed the release of the sum of N350bn to Ministries, Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government for the implementation of capital projects contained in the 2017 budget.
The National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Prince Uche Secondus, has said the emergence of Dr. Arthur Ifeanyi Okowa as governor of Delta State in 2015 general elections was at the mercy of Chief James Onanefe Ibori, former governor of Delta State.
Senator Ali Wakili, a Nigerian senator from Bauchi State, has been buried, hours after his death was announced.
The Nigeria Air Force (NAF), Bayelsa Mobility Command, has organised a workshop to enhance professional performance of its personnel in Bayelsa.
The Nigerian Association of Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (NACCIMA) has lauded the Federal Government for supporting initiatives meant to promote standards of goods and services in the country.
Botswana's President Ian Khama on Friday accused the US government of encouraging elephant poaching following its recent decision to reverse a ban on imports of sport-hunted trophies.
The House of Representatives Joint Committee on Justice and Judiciary yesterday postponed its public hearing on the hijab controversy between the Nigerian Law School and a law school graduate, Miss Firdaus Amasa.
A presidential spokesperson, Femi Adesina, on Tuesday said President Muhammadu Buhari did not know about the absence of the Inspector General of Police in Benue because he is “not omniscient”.
The University of Abuja (UniAbuja) branch of the Joint Action Committee comprising Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), National Association Academic Technologists (NAAT) and the Non Academic Staff Union (NASU) has suspended its four month old strike.
Gennaro Gattuso insists AC Milan can still progress in the Europa League, despite a 2-0 defeat to Arsenal in the first leg of their Round of 16 clash.
A Russian exile, Nikolai Glushkov has been found dead at his home in London just over a week after a nerve attack on a former double agent.