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National Assembly recess may affect President Buhari’s election funding request

The National Assembly will on Thursday embark on its two-month annual recess but the lawmakers have yet to act on the virement and supplementary budget presented by President Muhammadu Buhari.

House of Reps urges federal government to fix date for census

The House of Representatives on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to fix date for national census scheduled in the fourth quarter of 2019.
Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC)

NNPC Quiz Competition: Kaduna emerges zonal winners

Kaduna State on Wednesday emerged winner of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) North West Zonal National Science Quiz Competition.

Ex-President Obasanjo: Nigeria has some of the worst health indices in the world

Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has described Nigerian health sector as one of the worst health indices in the world, lamenting that the sector is underfunded by the government.

House of Reps: Maiduguri Police protest shows leadership problem President Buhari mustn’t ignore

Members of the House of Representatives warned on Thursday that security challenges in the country would continue to worsen, leading to anarchy if more protests by policemen occurs across the Federation.

UN urges federal government to increase HIV treatment fund to N7.5 billion

UNAIDS Country Director for Nigeria, Dr Erasmus Morah, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the funds allocated to HIV treatment in the 2018 budget from N1.5 billion to the required N7.5 billion.

FEC approves tax information exchange between Nigeria, Others

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has ratified the automatic exchange of information between Nigeria and other countries, in its pursuit of tax defaulters.

Senator Saraki: Ministers, APC governors sponsoring protests against National Assembly

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday accused Governors elected on the platform of the All Progressives Congress and Ministers of sponsoring protests against the National Assembly.

2019: Senator Saraki urges lawmakers to remain focused on legislative duties

The President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Tuesday urged lawmakers to remain focused in carrying out their legislative mandates notwithstanding the forthcoming 2019 general elections.

BudgIT: Over 90% of 2018 budget not aligning with ERGP

Over 90.6 percent of the 6,529 new projects inserted into the 2018 budget by the National Assembly do not align with the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan, ERGP.

Senator Saraki: Senate to revisit calls for state police

The Senate on Tuesday said it would revisit calls for State Police and design framework for mopping up 350 million light weapons suspected to be in circulation within Nigeria.

Senator Ekweremadu: One way to survive in Abuja is to organise protests

The deputy senate president, Ike Ekweremadu, says one way to earn a living in Abuja, the country’s capital city, is to organise protests.

Police: Delay of budget responsible for non-payment of allowances

The public relations officer of the Nigeria Police Force, Jimoh Moshood, has blamed the industrial action in Borno state on the delay in the passage of 2018 budget.

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.
Femi Adesina

Presidency: National Assembly distorted budget because of constituency projects

The Presidency on Friday insisted that members of the National Assembly deliberately distorted the 2018 Budget presented to them by President Muhammadu Buhari in order to increase their allocation for constituency projects.
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2018 Budget: Your aides didn’t brief you properly – National Assembly tells President Buhari

Two days after President Muhammadu Buhari expressed reservations over some alterations in the 2018 budget, both chambers of the national assembly have sent a response to the president.

2018 Budget: MAN faults cut in allocation for economic zones, industrial parks

The Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Friday said the reduction of the allocation for the expansion of Special Economic Zones/Industrial Parks projects in the 2018 budget could have an adverse effect on the economy.
Senator Udoma Udo Udoma – Minister for Budget and National Planning

Minister: 2018 budget achievable with cooperation of National Assembly

Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, the Minister of Budget and National Planning, on Thursday, says 2018 budget projections are achievable with cooperation from the National Assembly and other stakeholders.

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