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2018 budget: Experts seek change in disbursement, implementation

Some financial experts on Thursday said the Federal Government must change its approach towards the implementation and disbursement of the annual budget for it to impact positively on Nigerians.

Senator Goje: Minimum wage, subsidy not in 2018 budget

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Sen. Danjuma Goje, has said that no provision was made in the 2018 Budget for any increase in minimum wage during the year.

Senate receives 2018 budget report

The report was laid on Tuesday by Danjuma Goje, chairman of the senate’s appropriation committee.

Tyranny of the gavel

But it is the subject of the gavel that I intend to engage in this piece, particularly against the backdrop of the recent suspension of Senator Ovie Omo-Agege by the Senate and others before him.

National Assembly urged to expedite budget passage

The Nigerian Textile Manufacturers Association (NTMA), has urged the National Assembly to aid economic growth by not reneging on its pledge to pass the 2018 Budget on May 16.

Senators protest over President Buhari’s $496 million aircraft purchase without approval

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, at the plenary on Wednesday, read a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari seeking the approval of the legislature for the withdrawal of $496m from the Excess Crude Account for the purchase of military aircraft.

Senate President Saraki warns 20 committees over 2018 budget reports

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, on Thursday gave a warning to chairpersons of Senate committees on the need to submit their reports on the 2018 budget.

Senate rates N1.5 trillion social investment programme low

The Senate Thursday rated the implementation of the N1.5 triilion National Social Investment programme low.

Economist: Nigeria’s economy will not witness meaningful growth in Q2

An economist, Prof. Sheriffdeen Tella, on Monday advised Nigerians not to expect much from the nation’s economy in the second quarter following continue delayed in the passage of 2018 budget.

Ogun lawmaker slams colleagues over express approval of ‘frivolous’ loans

A member representing Ogun Waterside State Constituency in the Ogun State House of Assembly, Adeyemi Harrison, has carpeted his fellow lawmakers, especially those from Ogun East and West Senatorial Districts, for giving express approval to “frivolous” loan requests by the state governor.

Rivers Assembly passes N510bn 2018 Appropriation Bill into law

The Rivers State House of Assembly has passed the 2018 Appropriation Bill, christened ‘Budget of Consolidation’ into law.

President Buhari meets suspended Rep Abdulmumin Jibrin in Aso Villa

A suspended member of the House of Representatives, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, on Thursday met President Muhammadu Buhari behind closed doors at the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Senate to begin debate on 2018 budget next week

Senate President Bukola Saraki has announced that members of the upper legislative chamber would begin the consideration of the general principles of the 2018 budget, next week.

2017 budget: N135bn virement request unconstitutional, undemocratic – Senator Ekweremadu

The President of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, on Thursday stopped the request by the executive for virement of N135bn from the 2017 budget to execute certain priority projects from being thrown out.

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