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The Senate, on Wednesday, approved the payment of N338.925 billion as refund to two states, six contractors and 269 companies for projects executed for federal government as well as claims from Export Expansion Grant (EEG) scheme.
The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma says the Federal government is committed to the diversification of the country’s economy away from dependence on oil and gas.
Mr. Degun Agboade, President of National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME), has blamed inter-agency rivalry among regulatory institutions of government as being responsible for non-standardisation of some small and medium enterprises products in Nigeria.
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.
The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has advised commentators to use Citizens’ Portal provided by the ministry for clarification on budget matters before making any public comments.
The Federal Government is proposing to spend N4.86bn in the 2018 fiscal year on maintenance of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and stakeholders in the renewed drive for economic diversification through agriculture have reiterated that agriculture presents the major opportunity of a long-term sustainable development in the country.
The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, (NEPC) has blamed the diminution on agricultural export on the easy cash flow from petroleum.
Bayern Munich chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has told Kingsley Coman to stop all talk of retiring from “aggressive” modern-day football and focus on returning to the fray with his morale intact.
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Kebbi, has condoled with the Nigerian Union of Journalists (NUJ) on the death of The Path Newspaper’s correspondent, Alhaji Adamu Musa.
Mohamed Diame has urged his Newcastle United teammates to improve on their results in home games.
A point of order by the Majority Leader, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, shot down debate on the letter sent to the House of Representatives by President Muhammadu Buhari, where he gave reasons for not assenting to the Electoral Act Amendment Bill 2018 for the fourth time.
The Executive Secretary, Petroleum Products Pricing Regulatory Agency, Abdulkadir Saidu, says the Federal Government has no plans to increases the price of Premium Motor Spirit known as petrol.
Quantity Surveyors Council scribe Godson Moneke institutes a suit at the National Industrial Court, challenging his removal from office by the council’s board president
The Edo State Government has inaugurated the Post-Primary Education Board Teachers’ Disciplinary Council, aimed at checking indiscipline among teachers in secondary schools in the state.
The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has said that it would not be a party to the planned strike by other oil marketers.
Ekiti State Governor’s wife, Bisi Fayemi, warns against criminal silence by various institutions to attacks on women and girl-child
Fifty villagers arrested for allegedly felling trees and turning them to charcoal in some local government areas of Niger state