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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.
National Assembly

Lawyer cautions National Assembly over budget row

Malam Inuwa Abdullahi, a Gombe-based legal practitioner, has described the changes made to 2018 national budget by the National Assembly as counter-productive, bias and unconstitutional.

Ex-CIBN chief blames National Assembly for tampering with 2018 Budget

Prof. Olusegun Ajibola, immediate past president, Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), on Thursday criticised the National Assembly for tampering with provisions for critical projects in the 2018 budget.
Senator Bukar Abba Ibrahim (APC, Yobe East)

Senator urges President Buhari on implementation of 2018 Appropriation Act

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Ecology and Climate Change, Sen. Bukar Ibrahim, on Thursday, urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure adequate implementation of the N9.12 trillion 2018 Budget.

Minister: Federal government will ensure effective implementation of 2018 Budget

The Federal Government says it is determined to ensure effective implementation of the 2018 Budget notwithstanding the delay it encountered before it was signed into law.

Senator: Don’t blame President Buhari if 2018 budget is not fully implemented

A member of the National Assembly, Senator Bukar Ibrahim, has said that President Muhammadu Buhari should not be blamed if the 2018 budget is not fully implemented.

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