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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.

Senator Saraki: Senate to revisit calls for state police

The Senate on Tuesday said it would revisit calls for State Police and design framework for mopping up 350 million light weapons suspected to be in circulation within Nigeria.

Protesters storm National Assembly over introduction of new projects in 2018 budget

Thousands of protesters have besieged the main entrance of the National Assembly to protest against the increase and introduction of new projects into the 2018 budget by the legislature.
Simon Kolawole

Budget as a tool of underdevelopment

In 2011, a brilliant, fine gentleman from the south-south was elected into the Nigerian senate. He was full of hopes and dreams. At a dinner with journalist friends, he outlined his vision and spoke enthusiastically about pursuing “developmental legislative agenda”.

National Assembly: Why we adjusted 2018 Budget

The two chambers of the National Assembly have said the decision to adjust the 2018 Budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari was to correct lopsidedness and imbalance in the estimates.
Femi Adesina

Presidency: National Assembly distorted budget because of constituency projects

The Presidency on Friday insisted that members of the National Assembly deliberately distorted the 2018 Budget presented to them by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to increase their allocation for constituency projects.
National Assembly

2018 Budget: Your aides didn’t brief you properly – National Assembly tells President Buhari

Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari expressed reservations over some alterations in the 2018 budget, both chambers of the national assembly have sent a response to the president.
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe

2018 Budget: South East senators express shock over reported cuts

The South East Senate Caucus has expressed shock over reported cut in the 2018 budget allocation for the Enugu Airport Terminal.
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Minister for Budget and National Planning

Minister: 2018 budget achievable with cooperation of National Assembly

Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, on Thursday, says 2018 budget projections are achievable with cooperation from the National Assembly and other stakeholders.

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Promotion: We adhered to laid down rules – PSC

The Police Service Commission (PSC), said it was adhering strictly to rules and regulations guiding appointments, promotions and discipline in the Nigeria Police Force.
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Ralph Uwazuruike: Nnamdi Kanu is working for his own selfish interest

Founder of the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra, MASSOB, and Biafra Independent Movement, Ralph Uwazuruike, on Monday said that the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, Nnamdi Kanu, does not actually work for Biafra’s independence, but for his own “selfish interest.”