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Ekiti Assembly passes 2020 revised appropriation bill of N91.1 billion

Ekiti State House of Assembly has passed the state’s 2020 revised appropriation bill of N91.1 billion which is N33.6 billion lower than the previous appropriation.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Resident doctors begin nationwide strike

The National Association of Resident Doctors of Nigeria on Monday commenced a nationwide strike after the expiration of a 14-day ultimatum.
President Muhammadu Buhari shortly after his nationwide broadcast, signed Proclamation Order on the General Management of Covid-19 in Lagos, Ogun, Kano, the Federal Capital Territory and other States in Nigeria.

President Buhari urges speedy passage of revised 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP, budget

The Presidency on Thursday urged the House of Representatives to speedily pass the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF), and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) and the revised Appropriation Bill, 2020 for the fiscal year.
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President Buhari writes House of Reps over fresh $5.513 billion loan

President Muhammadu Buhari has written to the House of Representatives to request for the approval of fresh external borrowings totalling $5.513bn.

Group urges CBN, EFCC, ICPC’s intervention in Ondo’s ‘secret’ N4.3 billion controversy

All may not have been heard about the secret N4.3 billion discovered, withdrawn and spent by the Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu-led administra­tion in Ondo State without being appropriated for in the 2018 Appropriation Bill.
Four coronavirus patients have recovered and will soon be allowed to go home to their families. This was revealed on Friday 3 April 2020 by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos.

Lagos: We may review N1.168 trillion budget

The Lagos State Government, yesterday, said it will review the 2020 N1.168 trillion budget, following current economic challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, disclosed on Tuesday that the Senate may next week consider the report of an Ad-Hoc Committee on security challenges with a view to finding solutions to Nigeria’s security problems.

Senate wants HND as minimum qualification for president, governors

A bill that proposes Higher National Diploma (HND) as the minimum qualification for citizens seeking to be president or governors, passed second reading on Thursday.
Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.

Bayelsa governor urges state assembly to pass 2020 budget

Newly sworn in Governor of Bayelsa, Sen. Douye Diri, has urged the state House of Assembly to expedite passage of the 2020 Appropriation Bill he would soon present for consideration.
Zamfara House of Assembly

Zamfara Assembly passes N188 billion 2020 budget

The Zamfara House of Assembly on Tuesday passed the state 2020 Appropriation Bill of N188 billion.

Niger governor signs 2020 Appropriation Bill into law

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State has signed the 2020 Appropriation Bill of N155,459,814,700.12 into law.
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Nigerian Senate lists achievements in 2019

Senate President Ahmed Lawan has on Tuesday, commended his colleagues for putting in their best in the interest of the country.
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Resumption: CISLAC sets agenda for National Assembly

The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) has urged the National Assembly (NASS) to prioritise amendment of the Electoral Reforms Act to promote credibility and transparency in electoral processes.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, in a group photograph with members of the Senate Press Corps who presented a birthday card to him on Monday, January 27, 2020 3

Senator Lawan : Security, PIB, electoral reforms matters topmost agenda in Senate

President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, said on Monday that issues of security in the country, Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) and electoral reforms are topmost on the agenda of the Senate as the upper chamber reconvenes on Tuesday.

Presidency explains Finance Act 2019

The presidency had made public the breakdown of Finance Bill, 2019, which was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill, and signed into law by the president on Jan. 13, 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.

New finance law will have ‘significant’ impact on businesses in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed into law the Finance Bill 2019 (now Finance Act), which among other objectives, seeks to increase government revenue while supporting struggling small businesses in Africa’s largest economy.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister hails Buhari for signing Finance Bill

Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, on Tuesday commended President Muhammadu Buhari for signing the Finance Bill into law.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

New VAT rate takes off as President Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

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.
President Muhammadu Buhari has enjoined Nigerian youths to be prepared for huge responsibilities as they will eventually take over the leadership of the country in the future. 4

President Buhari signs Finance Bill into law

The Finance Bill, 2019 (the Bill), presented by President Muhammadu Buhari alongside the 2020 Appropriation Bill to a joint session of the National Assembly on 8 October 2019, was passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

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Lagos assemblymen go for coronavirus tests, fumigate complex

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Labour hails Nigerian government for remitting N7.45 billion workers’ retirement benefits

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Chris Okotie: Online church service unbiblical

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Nigerian Breweries donates palliatives to journalists in Imo

The Nigerian Breweries Plc on Tuesday donated food items, sanitiser and drinks to members of the Correspondent Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Imo.