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Nigeria’s Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed on Wednesday debunked claims that the Federal Government was planning to reduce the number of children that a mother could have in Nigeria.

2019 Budget: Federal government to Release New Set Of Taxes, Excise Duties

Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, said on Thursday that the Federal Government will be releasing new revenue initiatives which will include a new set of taxes and excise duties.

Udoma Udoma: N820 billion released for capital project implementation

The Federal Government has so far released the sum of N820.5bn for the implementation of capital projects contained in the 2018 budget.
President Buhari presents 2019 Budget to the National Assembly on 19th Dec 2018-2

Muhammadu Buhari: How we’ve implemented N9.12 trillion 2018 budget

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday gave an overview of the implementation of the N9.12 trillion 2018 budget, saying 67 per cent performance had so far been recorded by Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) of government.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday declared open the 2018 International Press Institute World Congress with a call on journalists worldwide to address the menace of fake news and hate speech.

Muhammadu Buhari presents N8.83 trillion budget for 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday formally presented N8.83 trillion federal government budget for 2019 to the joint session of the National Assembly for approval.

Ali Ndume urges colleagues not to boycott 2019 budget presentation

Sen. Ali Ndume (APC, Borno South) has pleaded with his colleagues in the Senate and House of Representatives not to boycott the 2019 Budget presentation by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Ahmad Lawan: PDP meeting stalled Senate consideration of MTEF/FSP

Senate leader Ahmad Lawan says National Executive Council meeting of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalled consideration of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the Fiscal Strategy Paper

CSOs decry non-release of healthcare fund

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and stakeholders in the health sector have criticised the delay in releasing the Basic Health Care Provision Fund earmarked in the 2018 budget by the Federal Government.

Katsina government proposes N200 billion budget for 2019

Governor Aminu Bello Masari of Katsina State on Monday presented a budget proposal of N200,741,960,745.00 for 2019 to the state House of Assembly.

INEC Budget: Don’t play politics with 2019 elections – CSO

Centre for Social Justice, a Civil Society Organisation, has cautioned the executive and legislative arms of government against playing politics with the 2019 election budget.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: President Buhari’s vacation ploy to impeach Senators Saraki, Ekweremadu

As President Muhammadu Buhari departs Abuja for London on a 10-working day vacation, the Peoples Democratic Party, (PDP) has alleged that the President’s vacation is designed as an alibi to exonerate him from planned “political illegalities, forceful invasion and mayhem” about to be visited on the polity, particularly the National Assembly.

MPC: Economists predicts rates retention due to global, local uncertainties

Economists have expressed optimism that the Monetary Policy Committee of the Central Bank of Nigeria would retain the benchmark lending rate due to uncertainties in the global and domestic environment.
7 President Buhari presents Keynote Address at the 20th Anniversary of the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague, Netherlands on 17th July 2018

2019: We’ll deliver free, fair elections – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the International Criminal Court (ICC) of free, fair, and credible elections in 2019.
National Assembly

N578 billion padding: President Buhari asks lawmakers to deduct part for supplementary budget

Tension was high in the National Assembly on Tuesday as President Muhammadu Buhari asked lawmakers to deduct N228 billion from the N517 billion allegedly padded into the 2018 Budget to finance the supplementary budget meant 2019 general elections submitted on Tuesday for consideration.

Ohaneze demands supplementary budget to cover second Niger Bridge

Ohaneze Ndigbo, the apex socio-cultural organisation of the Igbo speaking part of Nigeria, has tasked the federal government over timely completion of the second Niger Bridge project.
Lagos State House of Assembly

Tanker hazard: Lagos assembly mulls review of traffic law

The Lagos State House of Assembly on Thursday said it would review the Lagos State Traffic Law, following the June 28 tanker explosion which claimed lives in the state.

UN urges federal government to increase HIV treatment fund to N7.5 billion

UNAIDS Country Director for Nigeria, Dr Erasmus Morah, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the funds allocated to HIV treatment in the 2018 budget from N1.5 billion to the required N7.5 billion.

Senator Saraki: Ministers, APC governors sponsoring protests against National Assembly

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday accused Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and Ministers of sponsoring protests against the National Assembly.

BudgIT: Over 90% of 2018 budget not aligning with ERGP

Over 90.6 percent of the 6,529 new projects inserted into the 2018 budget by the National Assembly do not align with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP.

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Ex-CDS Alex Badeh for burial January 23 in Abuja

Former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshall Alex Badeh, who was murdered along the Abuja-Keffi/Kaduna road, would be buried on January 23.
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Election: Aisha Buhari, APC governors’ wives campaign massively for party

Wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, and wives of the All Progressives Congress (APC) governors in the North-East have called on women and youths to vote massively for the party in the forthcoming general elections.

INEC: 209,721 PVCs yet to be collected in Cross River

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) says 209,721 Permanent Voter’s Card (PVCs) have yet to be collected in Cross River ahead of the 2019 general elections.