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2021 Appropriation Bill
Okowa, who signed the bill on Monday, November 30 in Asaba, commended the state’s House of Assembly for speedy passage and said that signing the budget a month before the end of 2020 will avail the state government the opportunity to plan and implement properly.
The Speaker, Lagos State House of Assembly, Mudashiru Obasa, says the 2021 Appropriation Bill currently before the house will be passed before Dec. 31.
Uche Uwaleke, Professor of Finance and Capital Market, has called for early passage of the 2021 Appropriation Bill and aggressive implementation of the Economic Sustainability Plan (ESP), as the country enters recession.
The National Assembly has said for Nigeria to reduce the cost of governance, more attention should be paid to the executive arm of the Federal Government which takes the significant majority of the nation’s budget annually.
The Lagos State Governor, Babjide Sanwo-Olu on Tuesday presented 2021 Appropriation Bill to the State’s House of Assembly.
Presenting the budget Thursday on the floor of House, Governor Ortom explained that of the total estimate, recurrent expenditure stood at N90.8billion, representing 68 percent of the total budget, while the capital expenditure took N41.7billion representing 31 percent of the total estimate.
“Based on the aggregated proposed revenue and expenditure estimates, the 2021 Appropriation Bill is seeking the consideration of the Honorable House to appropriate the sum of 156,580 billion for the services of the Jigawa State Government during the period of January 1 to December 31, 2021.
A Coalition of elders under the auspices of Nigeria Elders for Peace and Good Governance (CONEPAGG), has accused the Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai, of raising false alarm about “imaginary” coup to divert the attention of Nigerians from the failings of the Service Chiefs.
The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) is to embark on a three-day warning strike from Dec. 7, to protest the deplorable state of access roads to seaports in Lagos State.
Napoli has denied reports from Italian media that Nigerian doctors complicated Victor Osimhen’s shoulder during the first treatment. Tuttosport claimed Napoli medic revealed that their Nigerian counterparts caused more damage to the shoulder in the process of treatment before he returned to Italy. However, Napoli and the player on Saturday afternoon took to their social media handle to debunk the reports and clear the Super Eagles team doctor of any wrongdoing. “The current situation regarding the injury of Victor Osimhen is only a consequence of the dislocated right shoulder,” Napoli said in a tweet. Osimhen dislocated his shoulder while in action for Super Eagles of Nigeria last month at the Samuel Ogbemudia Stadium in Benin City. The striker went down in the second under a challenge from a Sierra Leone defender and was subsequently rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. The striker had since returned to his base in Italy but has not featured for Napoli since as a result of the injury
Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State has told President Muhammadu Buhari to reconstitute the Board of Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, holding that instability in the commission’s board has contributed to the systemic institutional failure of the agency.
The Dec. 5, Lagos East Senatorial and Kosofe state Assembly by-elections recorded poor voter turnout as the elections progressed.
A Mapo Customary Court in Ibadan on Friday dissolved a 12-year old marriage between Saheed Adewoyin and Mariam Adewoyin over incompatibility.
A teacher identified as Mr Paul Aluola and his wife have been reportedly kidnapped by gunmen suspected to be kidnappers in Ewatto, Esan South East local government area of Edo state.
Super Eagles striker, Sikiru Alimi has joined newly promoted Morrocan premier league side Maghreb de Fes.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says it will inaugurate additional two youth-friendly centres in Lagos State to enhance sexual and reproductive health information and services for youths.
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has received the report of the Ministerial Committee set up to assess losses and damages occasioned by the #EndSARS unrest in the territory.