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Muhammadu Buhari asks National Assembly to approve 2019-2021 MTEF

President Muhammadu Buhari has forwarded the 2019 to 2021 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) to the National Assembly for approval.
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Ben Akabueze: NNPC paying N53 subsidy on every litre of petrol

Ben Akabueze, the Director General of the Budget Office, says the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation is paying N53 on every litre of petrol consumed by Nigerians.

Expert: 2019 budget size will reduce inflation threat

A financial expert, Prof. Uche Uwaleke, on Thursday said that the Federal Government’s decision to reduce the size of the 2019 budget to N8.73 trillion would reduce inflation threat.
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2019 Election budget: National Assembly panel suspends deliberations indefinitely

The Joint Committee of the National Assembly on the Independent National Electoral Commission on Friday suspended indefinitely, deliberations on the N189bn budget submitted by the commission for the conduct of 2019 elections.

House of Reps urge federal government to pay 33 percent pension arrears to retirees

The House of Representatives on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to ensure payment of 33 per cent pension savings to pensioners in the country.

Vice President Osinbajo: Federal government recovers N7.8 billion, $378 million, £27,800 through whistleblower’s policy

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday said that Nigeria has recovered about N7.8 billion, $378 million and £27,800 through the Whistleblower’s Policy launched by President Muhammadu Buhari in December 2016.

Budget Office: Federal government spent N4.3 trillion to service debt in three years

The Federal Government spent a total of N4.3tn to service the country’s debt obligations to local and foreign debtors between January 2015 and September 2017, figures obtained from the Budget Office on Friday showed.

Budget Office: Politics of 2019 will not affect 2018 budget

The Director General, Budget Office, Mr Ben Akabueze, has indicated that public servants would still be pushing through the implementation of the 2018 budget against the impediments to governance by electioneering activities in the run-up to 2019 general elections.

Rep Shekarau: Federal govt releases 54 billion to PenCom for payment of arrears

Alhaji Hassana Shekarau, Chairman, House Committee on Pension, said that the Federal Government has released N54billion to National Pension Commission (PenCom) for the payment of the 33 per cent pension’s arrears to pensioners.

Kemi Adeosun seeks more technical, institutional support for West African economy

For quicker economic development, the Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Tuesday called for more technical and institutional support from the Africa Regional Technical Assistance Center West 2 (AFRITAC West 2) for West African countries.

President Buhari urged to stop payment of double salary, allowances to legislators

Lagos-based lawyer and human rights activist, Mr Femi Falana, has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to stop payment of double salary and allowances to legislators in the light of revelations that a senator collects N13.8m monthly as running cost.

Femi Falana: Shehu Sani’s revelation shows Nigerian legislators are highest paid in the world

Femi Falana, human rights lawyer, says Shehu Sani’s revelation that every senator gets paid a total of N13.8 million monthly proves Nigerian legislators are the highest paid in the world.

Budget Office: Why passage of 2018 budget is being delayed

The Budget Office of the Federation has debunked claims that the 2018 budget has not been passed because some details required for its passage were not submitted.

Ekiti federal polytechnic suspends registrar, bursar over alleged N98 million scam

The Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state have suspended the Registrar, Mrs. Sade Adediran, and the Bursar, Mr. E.A. Onaolapo, for three months to give room for investigation of N98 million scam and on-going reforms in the institution.

2018 Budget: AUPCTRE kicks against proposed sale of national assets

The Amalgamated Union of Public Corporation, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Service Employees (AUPCTRE) has appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to stop the proposed sale of National Historical Assets to fund the 2018 budget.

Policemen protest 2-month salary arrears in Adamawa

Hundreds of policemen, who do business at the Nigeria Police Force Micro-Finance Bank, yesterday, in Yola, besieged the bank’s premises demanding immediate payment of two month salaries.

Senator Shehu Sani faults plan to sell Tafawa Balewa Square, others

The Senator representing Kaduna Central Senatorial District, Shehu Sani, has kicked against the selling of Tafawa Balewa Square, National Arts Theatre to finance the 2018 budget.

Federal govt to sell National Arts Theatre, others to finance budgets

The Director General of the Budget Office, Ben Akabueze, yesterday, said the Federal Government has concluded plans to sell key national assets in a bid to generate sufficient revenue to finance Nigeria’s annual budgets between 2018 and 2020.

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Christmas: Enugu announces free ride for indigenes

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Lai Mohammed: Olusegun Obasanjo’s candidate will be defeated roundly in 2019

The federal government says though it is the constitutional right of the former President Olusegun Obasanjo to support a candidate for an election, his endorsement, however, does not guarantee victory.
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Oby Ezekwesili urges Muhammadu Buhari to sign the electoral bill

The presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria, Mrs. Obiageli Ezekwesili, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to sign the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018.