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Senate approves N338.925 billion refund to two states, contractors, others

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.

Udoma Udoma: Federal government committed to expanding export of locally produced goods, services

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.
Degun Agboade

NASME: Inter-agency rivalry cause of non-standardisation of SMEs products

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.
Zainab Ahmed

Federal government feeds 8.7m school children

Mrs Zainab Ahmed, Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, says the Federal Government has no fewer than 8.7 million school children in its Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

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.

2018 Budget: Federal govt advises commentators to use citizens’ portal

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.

2018 Budget: Federal govt to spend N4.8bn on Aso Villa maintenance

The Federal Government is proposing to spend N4.86bn in the 2018 fiscal year on maintenance of the Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Agriculture: Central bank, stakeholders harp on sustainable development

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.

NEPC blames agric export neglect on petroleum cash flow

The Nigerian Export Promotion Council, (NEPC) has blamed the diminution on agricultural export on the easy cash flow from petroleum.

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