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A Civil Society Organization (CSO) under the aegis of Civil Society for Human Rights and Rehabilitation has petitioned the legislative arm of Abuja Municipal Area Council to investigate alleged infractions committed by the chairman of the council, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido.
The increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate from 5 per cent to 7.5 per cent has taken effect following the signing into law the Finance Bill, 2019, by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday.
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT, Enough is Enough (EiE) and 583 concerned Nigerians have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court, Abuja to “restrain and stop President Muhammadu Buhari and Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning from releasing N37 billion allocated for the renovation of the National Assembly complex to the Federal Capital Development Agency and the National Assembly until an impact assessment of the spending is carried out.”
There were indications on Tuesday that paucity of funds available to the Federal Government to meet infrastructural needs, especially the implementation of the 2020 budget when passed, may compel the government to channel most of the funds so far recovered through its anti-graft policy into the budget.
Mahmood Yakubu, chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says the commission followed the 2019 budgetary provision despite pressure to accommodate some of its activities.
A statement from the Debt Management Office (“DMO”) on Thursday said: “The proceeds of the Green Bond will be used to finance projects in the 2018 Appropriation Act, which will contribute to Nigeria’s commitments to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change.”
The House of Representatives’ Committee on Urban Development and Regional Planning on Thursday condemned the untidiness and errors in the 2019 budget proposal presented by the Urban and Regional Development of the Federal Ministry of Power, Works and Housing.
The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has confirmed that it had commenced probe of federal government parastatals.
The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) insists there is nothing illegal about the withdrawals made from Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Dividend Account
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) threatens to seek legal interpretation on whether it has right to withdraw funds from Nigeria LNG Dividend Account without the approval of National Assembly
The House of Representatives has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to order the Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, to release the funds appropriated for the judiciary in the 2018 Appropriation Act.
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State, on Wednesday, presented a budget estimate of N402.63 billion as the 2019 Appropriation Bill to the State House of Assembly.
The Movement for Transparent Elections (MTE), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO) has warned that further delay in release of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) portends great danger to Nigeria’s democracy.
The Senate and the House of Representatives had approved that the sum of N242 billion be taken from Service Wide Votes for the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) and security agencies to conduct the 2019 elections.
Huge cost of servicing new loans amid poor revenue informed the Federal Government’s decision to dispose of 10 state-owned assets to select investors and the public between now and year end, in order to fund the 2018 fiscal plan.
National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress Adams Oshiomhole said ousted Imo governor Emeka Ihedioha did not win the 9 March 2019 election and that the Supreme Court judgment was a remedy for the fraud.
Barely three days after the Ogun State Government denied outbreak of Lassa fever, a 26-year-old woman, Titilayo Akinsola, on Saturday, died of the hemorrhagic fever in Abeokuta, the state capital.
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has disclosed that 29 deaths and 195 confirmed cases of Lassa fever had been reported in 11 states of the federation.
The Oluwo of Iwo, Oba AbdulRasheed Akanbi, Saturday lamented the failure of Yoruba language to evolve with the current trends and assert its identity among respectable languages in the world.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admits Manchester United are “always looking at improving the squad” as they mull over potential transfer options to provide cover for injured forward Marcus Rashford.
A woman goes to babysit for her son-in-law. But she ends up carrying, in the deal, two babies for the same man: one in her arms and the other in her stomach. It’s a story with various angles and tangles to it, a tragedy of immense proportion, with many loops and layers. And, untangling it, understanding it, is not going to prove an easy task for many a mind.
A proposed law in House of Representatives, seeking to include Lagos on the list of Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) States, is in process.
Nigerian football Federation has recovered the stolen Super Eagles Instagram account from a Turkish hacker.