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Nigeria can become a stronger and more prosperous nation if states have more powers, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

VP Osinbajo tasks think tanks to support policymakers for national development

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday called on Nigerian think tanks to support policymakers, and champion the right course toward providing workable solutions for national development.
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.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.

Minister seeks staff cooperation to ensure September budget target

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.

Ministers to begin work on 2020 budget

Nigeria’s newly sworn-in federal ministers are set to begin work on the 2020 the budget proposal and get it ready before the National Assembly returns from their recess.
President Buhari at the event

Presidency disowns list of ministers with portfolios

The Presidency on Friday disowned a list of ministers-designate and portfolios currently in circulation, especially on the social media.
The Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday officially launched the Federal Government’s Trader Moni in Bodija and Oje markets in Oyo state’s capital, Ibadan 18

VP Osinbajo: Extreme poverty in Nigeria gives me sleepless nights

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the problem of extreme poverty in Nigeria keeps him up at night.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

2019 budget: Federal government unsure of how to bridge funding gap

The federal government says it is caught between a rock and hard place on how to raise additional N102.84 billion to bridge the funding gap created in the 2019 budget as a result of the increase of N90.3 billion by the National Assembly.
Vice President Osinbajo joined cabinet Ministers and other officials at the signing of the 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential villa

President Buhari signs N8.92 trillion 2019 budget into law with reservations

President Muhammadu Buhari, who on Monday signed the 2019 appropriation bill of N8.92 trillion into law, said adjustment of the budget by the National Assembly may affect its smooth implementation.
Vice President Osinbajo joined cabinet Ministers and other officials at the signing of the 2019 budget by President Muhammadu Buhari, at the Presidential villa

President Buhari signs Appropriation bill of N8.92 2019 budget into law

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja signed the 2019 Appropriation bill of N8.92 trillion into law.
President Muhammadu Buhari has joined all members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in felicitating with the party’s National Chairman, Comrade Adams Oshiomhole on his 67th birthday.

President Buhari may retain Udo Udoma, Tunde Fashola, Lai Mohammed

Current ministers who excelled during President Muhammadu Buhari’s first term will be considered for automatic appointment into his cabinet during his second term in order to ensure continuity, according to a report.
Nigeria's Budget Minister Udoma Udo Udoma speaks during the public presentation and breakdown of 2018 Appropriation Act in Abuja, Nigeria.

Federal government approves N977.7 million N-Creative, N-Tech trainings for 3,500 beneficiaries

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Thursday approved the total of sum of N977.7 million for the N-Creative and N-Tech trainings to empower 3,500 beneficiaries in Northern and Southern Nigeria respectively.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) December-2

Ministers lobby for retention in next federal cabinet

Uncertainty now surrounds the constitution of the next federal cabinet by President Muhammadu Buhari who sources say is keeping All Progressives Congress (APC) governors, ministers, associates and loyalists guessing on who are likely to be part of his team.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance minister: No plan to remove fuel subsidy now

Nigeria’s Finance Minister Zainab Ahmed has reiterated government’s resolve not to remove fuel subsidy. She made the emphasis against the backdrop of long queues emerging at some filling stations amid the fear that a removal was imminent.
Zainab Ahmed

Finance Minister: Nigeria ready for business

Nigeria’s finance minister, Zainab Ahmed, has told global investors that Nigeria is ready for business.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 12th Dec 2018-4

FEC approves N5.5 billion for training, employment of 12,000 Nigerians

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday in Abuja approved N5.5 billion for the training and provision of work tools for 12,000 young Nigerians under the N-Power scheme of the federal government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP).
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Nigeria to introduce new taxes to increase revenue

The federal government has concluded plans to increase revenue by introducing new taxes, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, told lawmakers on Wednesday.

Federal government committee to harmonise oil, gas revenue

The Federal Government has set up a committee to harmonise oil and gas revenue and production data of government earnings from all sectors of the economy.
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 3

President Buhari: We’ll review national minimum wage report speedily

President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday in Abuja received the report of the Presidential Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage with a pledge to review it expeditiously.

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