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The Federal Government is proposing to spend N4.86bn in the 2018 fiscal year on maintenance of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
A leading economist and financial derivatives analyst, Bismarck Rewane, has said the federal government is not courageous enough to increase its spending in the 2018 budget proposal.
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.
A witness invited by the petitioners before the Presidential Election Petition Tribunal (PEPT) has disagreed with the results of the last presidential election in Katsina State as claimed by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and its candidate in the last presidential election, Atiku Abubakar.
Barcelona have agreed to sell left-back Marc Cucurella to Getafe just a day after they brought him back from Eibar.
The Kaduna State House of Assembly has began deliberations on the N81.68 billion supplementary budget forwarded to it by Gov. Nasiru El-Rufai.
The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) has appointed new Branch Chiefs, redeployed two Air Officers Commanding (AOCs) and other senior officers.
The Mexican drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman has been sentenced to life behind bars in a U.S. prison, a humbling end for a drug lord once notorious for his ability to kill, bribe or tunnel his way out of trouble.
A coalition of civil society organisations under the banner of Coalition of Civil Rights for Justice, Peace and Security, Monday, joined in the agitations in some quarters that the nation’s service chiefs be retired.
First Lady, Aisha Buhari, has expressed satisfaction with the determination of the Judiciary in handling with rape cases by ensuring that the victims get justice.
A top military officer, Maj. Gen. Nuhu Angbazo, who is the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army, Rukuba, near Jos, has revealed the reason golf sport is most common among personnel of the force.
Former Fenerbahce official Hasan Cetinkaya says that Eden Hazard admitted would have liked to join Fenerbahce during his time at Lille.
Nigeria legend Nwankwo Kanu is confident about his nation’s chances of overcoming Algeria in the Africa Cup of Nations semi-final on Sunday.