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NGOs ask Tukur Buratai for details of spending on military operations

The groups said: “If the requested information is not provided within 14 days of the receipt and/or publication of this letter, our organizations shall take all appropriate legal action under the Freedom of Information Act to compel you to comply with our request.”

BudgIT: Lawmakers complete 38.93% constituency projects in 20 states

National Assembly members from 20 states completed 478 constituency projects, representing 38.93 per cent out of a total of 1,228 projects between May 2017 and June 2018, a report on the 2017 Federal Constituency Projects released on Wednesday by BudgIT has stated.

2019: Chidi Odinkalu calls for collation, transmission of election results digitally

Prof. Chidi Odinkalu, the Senior Team Manager, Africa Programme, Open Society Justice Initiative, has harped on the need for election results to be collated and transmitted digitally.

BudgIT: 17 states still owe pensions, salaries despite N1.8 trillion bailout

BudgIT, worried that some states are yet to fully offset the outstanding amount owed pensioners and civil servants despite series of bailouts aimed at offsetting the liabilities, recently conducted a survey.
National Assembly

National Assembly: CSOs request audit of N1.5 trillion received in nine years

Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have requested for an audit of N1.5 trillion received by the National Assembly (NASS) between 2005- 2014 as well as clarity on extra allowance paid to legislators beyond the approved amount by the Revenue Mobilisation Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC).
Bayelsa Commissioner for Information, Mr Daniel Iworiso-Markson,

Bayelsa government receives N24.16 billion Paris Club refund

The Bayelsa State Government has announced the receipt of N24.16 billion from the Paris Club debt refund.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Muhammadu Buhari under fire over fuel subsidy bill

It's only September but Nigerians are already dreading Christmas. For years, the holiday season has been marred by paralysing fuel shortages, grinding business to a halt.

Bayelsa government hails 2018 fiscal index report

The Bayelsa State Government on Wednesday said the latest report which indicates that it is among the most fiscally stable states in Nigeria is a confirmation of the frugal nature of the Honourable Henry Seriake Dickson led administration.

Patrick Lumumba: Nigeria’s leadership deficit, missing link to Africa’s greatness

Kenyan Anti-Corruption Crusader Prof. Patrick Lumumba has blamed the challenges to Africa’s greatness on the problems of leadership structure in Nigeria.

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.

Only 15 Nigerian states make 2018 budget available online

Abiola Afolabi, the organisation’s communications lead, listed the states that have made the budgets public to include “Borno, Delta, Edo, Ekiti, Gombe, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kogi, Kwara, Lagos, Nasarawa, Ondo, Plateau and Yobe.”

Experts: Budget cycle inconsistency hindering economic, development

Over the years, the nation’s budget cycle has been inconsistent without a definite pattern, giving room for speculations and poor implementation.

Nigeria wants to stop being lax about tax

Paying income tax used to be a joke in Nigeria which, no wonder, has the worst tax to GDP ratio in sub-Saharan Africa.

2018 Budget: 2.3m bpd oil benchmark too optimistic – BudgIT

BudgIT, a civil society organisation, has expressed disapproval of the recently passed 2018 budget as being overly optimistic, especially the 2.3 million barrels per day (bpd) oil production benchmark and other revenue indicators.

Group says delay in passage of 2018 budget impacts negatively on economy

Mr Eze Onyekpere, Lead Director, Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), a Civil Society Organisation (CSO), says the delay in the passage of the 2018 budget is impacting negatively on the economy.

Heed Bill Gates’ advice, invest in the people – BudgIT tells federal government

BudgIT, a civic organisation, says the federal government should take the advice of Bill Gates, co-chairman of Bill and Melinda Foundation by investing in Nigerians.

No suspicious items in 2018 budget – Senator Udoma

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma, has said that the 2018 budget, which is currently undergoing scrutiny by the National Assembly, is very transparent and masses-driven, devoid of suspicious items contrary to speculations by a some commentators.

Sexual predators on the prowl, Nigeria​n kids the target

​In Ogun State, Southwest Nigeria, 4-year-old Banke Olu (real name withheld) was raped by her auntie’s husband. The last child of her parents – both in their 60s – Banke, a minor had been ferried off to the relatives not long after she was born.

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Kano Pillars stop Wikki Tourists to retain Ahlan Cup

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