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President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, while presenting the 2018 budget before a joint session of the National Assembly said his government plans to borrow N1.699 trillion in 2018.
Former President, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Dr Samuel Nzekwe, has advised the Federal Government to ensure enormous investments in infrastructure to provide growth in the nation’s economy.
President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech at the National Assembly, Tuesday, announced an allocation of N53.89 billion for the Niger Delta Ministry and N71.20billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in the 2018 budget proposal, a marked increase over last year.
Mr Sunday Makinde, the former Chairman, Nigerian Institution for Electrical Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for pegging the 2018 budget benchmark at 45 dollars per barrel of oil.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday called on the National Assembly to support his economic policies.
President of the Senate, Bukola Saraki, has said if the 2018 budget is to be funded, the nation cannot afford to turn a blind eye to revenue under-performance.
Femi Adesina, presidential spokesman, says the federal government will begin implementation of the 2018 budget by January.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented a total of N8.612 trillion 2018 budget estimate to the joint session of the National Assembly.
The Presidency said yesterday that President Muhammadu Buhari was fully ready to present the 2018 Appropriation Bill to the National Assembly, adding that he was only waiting for the legislative arm of government to give him a date for the presentation.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, on Thursday, promised that the Federal Government would do everything within its power to ensure that the 2018 Appropriation Bill is submitted to the National Assembly in October as earlier promised.
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.
Japan’s Naomi Osaka said she felt another Grand Slam title was close after routing an injured Elina Svitolina to reach the Australian Open semi-finals Wednesday.
According to President Buhari, “I am happy and impressed with the briefing he gave. I hope that the confidence he exuded and the intellect he brought to bear on the Report will be justified at the end of the day.”
The Code of Conduct Tribunal (CCT) has held that all orders of court restraining or stopping it from proceeding with the trial of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN) Justice Walter Onnoghen are not binding on it.
Shortly after news broke on Tuesday that Chris Brown was detained in Paris, France, on allegation of aggravated rape of a woman, the R&B singer has broken his silence.
One of the most worrying developments in Nigeria today is the ugly phenomenon of cash-for-votes by political parties and candidates. Desperate politicians are not leaving any stone unturned in order to ensure their victory at the coming 2019 general elections.
The federal government has released the sum of N12 billion for the implementation of Zobe Dam in Katsina State as part of its efforts to boost water supply across the country.
Zimbabwe’s inflation hit a fresh 10-year high of 42.09 per cent year-on-year in December, from 31.01 per cent in November, the statistical agency Zimstats said on Thursday
A grand Washington ritual became a potential casualty of the partial government shutdown as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked President Donald Trump to postpone his January 29 State of the Union speech.
Maurizio Sarri has the full support of the Chelsea players who have signed up to his philosophy says David Luiz despite the manager blasting them in the wake of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to Arsenal.
A spokesman to former Vice-President Atiku Abubakar, Mr. Phrank Shuaibu, says President Muhammadu Buhari was not be aware of the trial of Chief Justice of Nigeria, Justice Walter Onnoghen, because his government is controlled by a cabal.