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Minister: Federal government to prioritise 80 out of 524 ongoing road projects

The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, has said 80 out of 524 ongoing road and bridge projects across the nation will be prioritised.
Mr Ben Akabueze, the Director General Budget Office, says the 2020 budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari tagged the “Budget of Growth and Job Creation” clearly defines its objectives.

2020 Budget: Federal government to reintegrate ex-militants with N65 billion

The Federal Government has earmarked N65 billion for the reintegration of ex-militants under the Presidential Amnesty Programme.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

2019 budget: Federal government unsure of how to bridge funding gap

The federal government says it is caught between a rock and hard place on how to raise additional N102.84 billion to bridge the funding gap created in the 2019 budget as a result of the increase of N90.3 billion by the National Assembly.

Minister: Federal government to complete Bodo-Bonny road soon

Babatunde Fashola, Minister of Power, Works and Housing, on Friday said Bodo-Bonny road would be completed as scheduled.
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Ijaw youths task President Buhari on Niger Delta Development

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has asked the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in last elections and President Muhammadu Buhari, to expedite action on ongoing projects in the Niger Delta, now that he has been re-elected.
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IYC: President Buhari’s victory testament of level of acceptance

The Ijaw Youth Council (IYC) Worldwide has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari following his victory in the just-concluded election.

National Assembly: Why we adjusted 2018 Budget

The two chambers of the National Assembly have said the decision to adjust the 2018 Budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari was to correct lopsidedness and imbalance in the estimates.

Governor Wike lied on President Buhari’s achievements in Rivers – Dakuku Peterside

The Director-General of the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), Dr. Dakuku Peterside, said on Thursday that Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, is being economical with the truth by claiming that President Muhammadu Buhari didn’t record any achievement in the state in the last three years.

House of Reps urges federal govt to grant tax rebate to NLNG

The House of Representatives on Wednesday in Abuja urged the Federal Government to grant tax rebate to the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Governor Wike advocates united political platform for Rivers development

Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has advised Rivers politicians, irrespective of political affiliation, to embrace a common platform to attract federal projects to the state.

2018 Budget: President Buhari has empathy for every section of Nigeria – Senator Magnus...

The senator representing Rivers South-East district in the National Assembly, Senator Magnus Ngei Abe, has said the content of the 2018 Appropriation Bill shows that President Muhammadu Buhari has empathy for every section of Nigeria.

$5.5bn loan: Fed govt not borrowing to pay salaries – APC

The All Progressives Congress has rebuked the opposition Peoples Democratic Party over its criticisms of a plan by the Federal Government to borrow $5.5bn from the international market.

Deliberate falsehood won’t win you 2019 – APC tells PDP

The All Progressives Congress (APC) on Sunday told the main opposition party, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it should rethink its strategies of returning to power in 2019 as deliberate falsehood will not help it attain its mission.

Nyesom Wike lacks capacity to be Rivers governor – Dakuku Peterside

Dakuku Peterside, the Director-General of Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, has said Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, lacks the “capacity, ingenuity and resourcefulness” to govern the state.

Governor Wike plotting to frustrate Bodo-Bonny road project – Dakuku Peterside

Rivers State Governor Nyesom Wike has been labelled as the worst enemy of the people, following his alleged frequent “serial desperation and fake concern about the growth and development of the state.”

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