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Nigerian House of Representatives Speaker Yakubu Dogara Tuesday revealed the cause of the delay in enacting the country’s budget during the last four years of President Muhammadu Buhari.
The Federal Government has released N1.58 trillion as capital expenditure to Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), from the 2017 budget.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has explained that the federal government had been unable to achieve full implementation of the 30 per cent capital components of the 2016 and 2017 budgets because of high recurrent burden and dwindling revenue.
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.
The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) officials, yesterday, disclosed to members of the Senate Committee on Petroleum (Upstream), that they intend to spend N355 million for foreign trips in the 2018 fiscal year.
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.
This development, they argued, could affect the nation’s economy as quantum of over 180 million Nigerians who could benefit from the contract may be sidelined in the process.
The Presidency has given indication that the federal government may not be able to meet the huge financial obligation the striking Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) demands.
The Auditor General of the Federation, Mr. Anthony Ayine, has called on the Senate to speedily pass the Audit Autonomy Bill currently before it to strengthen the present administration’s anti-corruption fight of enthroning transparency, accountability and good governance.
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has said that the N7 trillion federal budget for 2017 is not sufficient to facilitate the desired economic development in the country, hence the government was making the investment climate profitable and easy for private sector involvement.
The Director General, Budget Office of the Federation, Mr Ben Akabueze, on Monday said the 2018 Executive Budget proposal would be submitted to the National Assembly in October.
An Oke-Bola-based trader, Olabisi Adejola, has pleaded with a Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, to dissolve her 16-year-old union to her husband, Paul because he is too sex hungry and often rape her.
Zamfara state government has assured that it would implement every recommendation by the federal and states security administrators forum after two days of deliberation on how to end the constant mayhem in the state.
Arsenal boss Unai Emery has urged his players to "recover their confidence" during a crucial showdown against Leicester City this weekend.
Mr Suleiman Adamu, the Minister of Water Resources, says an executive order is needed to end open defecation in the country.
YIAGA AFRICA, a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) on Friday said it was set to deploy the Parallel Vote Tabulation (PVT) for the Kogi and Bayelsa governorship elections.
The African Regional Office of the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said that malaria-related deaths in the region have dropped from 555,000 to 403,000 between year 2010 and 2017.
The Court of Appeal in Abuja has scheduled hearing for April 24 in the appeals filed by the Osun State Governor, Adegboyega Oyetola, and his party, the All Progressives Congress (APC) against the March 22, 2019 by the Osun State Governorship Election Tribunal.
Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr has insisted he will not bring in new players for the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) in Egypt.
The National Working Committee (NWC) of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has rejected the inclusion of Justice Joseph Oyewole as a member of the Osun State Governorship Election Appeal Tribunal.
President Mohammadu Buhari is expected to unveil a new aircraft to be inducted into the Nigeria Air Force (NAF), during the main event of activities lined up for the 2019 NAF day celebrations tagged [email protected]