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Tracka: Gombe computer project executed by federal government

Tracka, a project initiated by pro-transparency group, BudgIT, that tracks the performance of government budgets, has said the N100m budgeted for desktop computers was not executed by the Gombe State Government but by the Federal Government.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly renovation: SERAP, BudgIT, others wasting their time – Senate

Senator Godiya Akwashiki, the acting Chairman, Senate Committee on Media and Public Affairs, said the leadership of the red chamber was not bothered by the public outcry and lawsuit initiated against the N37bn allocated to the Federal Capital Development Authority for the renovation of the National Assembly complex.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

National Assembly, FCDA may review N37 billion complex renovation project

The leadership of the National Assembly might initiate a meeting with the management of the Federal Capital Development Authority on the possibility of achieving a downward review of the N37bn earmarked in the 2020 budget for the renovation of the apex parliament.
Director of Information, National Assembly Abuja, Rawlings Agada, has said the sum of N37 billion, approved for the renovation of the National assembly complex may not be enough for the work.

Court asked to stop federal government from spending N37 billion to renovate National Assembly...

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.”

$107 billion withdrawn from ECA in 15 years

According to fresh statistics from Nigeria’s civic tech organization, BudgIT, it has revealed that a total of $107 billion was withdrawn from Excess Crude Account (ECA) between 2004 and 2018.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.

Budget 2019: President Buhari proposes N46 billion for capital expenditure in health

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday proposed a capital expenditure of N46 billion for the Ministry of Health in the 2020 appropriation bill he submitted to the National Assembly.
Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading technology innovation centre in Nigeria, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee.

CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), the leading technology innovation centre in Nigeria, has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee.
Political Economist and Public Service Reforms advocate, Dr. Joe Abah, has explained to Seun Onigbinde the implications of accepting public office appointment after being a critic of the same administration.

You shouldn’t have quit – Joe Abah tells Seun Onigbinde

Political Economist and Public Service Reforms advocate, Dr. Joe Abah, has explained to Seun Onigbinde the implications of accepting public office appointment after being a critic of the same administration.
BudgIT's Seun Onigbinde

BMO congratulates Seun Onigbinde for resigning

The Buhari Media Organisation has congratulated BudgIT co-founder, Seun Onigbinde, for resigning his position as the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State for Budget and National Planning.
BudgIT's Seun Onigbinde

Seun Onigbinde: Why I quit President Buhari’s government

Mr. Seun Onigbinde, a critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) and Co-founder of BudgIT, who was recently appointed Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has resigned his appointment.
BudgIT's Seun Onigbinde

BMO wants President Buhari sack critic Seun Onigbinde

The Buhari Media Organisation (BMO) has rejected the appointment of Seun Onigbinde, an arch critic of President Muhammadu Buhari, as Technical Adviser to the Minister of Budget and National Planning.
BudgIT's Seun Onigbinde

Seun Onigbinde: I didn’t deactivate, delete my Twitter handle due to appointment

Seun Onigbinde, who is the Technical Adviser to the Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, has said that he neither deleted nor deactivated his Twitter account due to the new appointment.

Lawsuit against senators’ official cars‘ll fail – spokesperson

The Senate has described the legal action by some civil society groups against its plan to buy official cars for members, as an effort in futility.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Civic groups, 6,721 Nigerians sue Senate over plan to spend N5.5bn on cars

The 6,721 concerned Nigerians who joined the suit as co-plaintiffs with SERAP, BudgIT and EiE include: Bring Back Our Girls (BBOG) co-conveners, Oby Ezekwesili and Aisha Yesufu; Jibrin Ibrahim; Edetaen Ojo; Abiola Akiyode-Afolabi, and Deji Adeyanju.

World Bank blacklists six Chinese firms for contract fraud, corruption

The companies include China Railway Construction (International) Nigeria Company Limited, China Railway 18th Bureau Nigeria Engineering Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Lekki (FTA) Company Limited, CCECC Nigeria Railway Company Limited, CRCC Petroleum & Gas Company Limited, and CCECC Nigeria Company Limited.
President Buhari receives in Congratulatory Visit Members of the Traditional Rulers Council in State House on 5th Mar 2019-2

CSOs: Nigeria risks ‘reputation damage’ if President Buhari fails to sign CAMA bill

Eleven civil society organizations in Nigeria have called on President Muhammadu Buhari to save the country from global embarrassment and possible ban by assenting to the Companies and Allied Matters Act (CAMA) Repeal Bill that was passed by the 8th Assembly.

Corruption: ICPC embarks on constituency projects tracking in 12 states

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Offences Commission (ICPC) has commenced its constituency projects tracking exercise in 12 states across the six geo-political zones in the country.
national assembly abuja

More Nigerians kick against ‘welcome package’ for federal lawmakers

More than 1,500 concerned Nigerians, Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE) have filed a lawsuit asking the Federal High Court to “restrain, prevent and stop the National Assembly Service Commission from paying the incoming members of the 9th National Assembly individually and/or collectively over N4.68 billion as ‘welcome package’.”

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