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Plateau government to spend N1 billion on election in four local councils

Plateau State Government has budgeted the sum of N1 billion for the acquisition of election materials for local government election in four council areas where elections were suspended last year due to insecurity.
Recall that the N10.594 trillion 2020 Budget passed by the National Assembly was on Tuesday assented to by President Muhammadu Buhari. 4

Expert: Early assent to 2020 budget a solid foundation for new year

Mr Momoh Aliyu, a financial expert, has forecast that the early passage and signing of the 2020 budget will position Nigeria on a sound financial background for the year.
The Minister of Health, Dr Osagie Ehanire, said on Thursday that seven federal teaching hospitals across the country would be upgraded and fully equipped with an oncology centre to manage all types of cancer.

Many Nigerian children not immunised – minister

Dr Osagie Ehanire, Minister of Health, has said that Nigeria was still struggling with high numbers of unimmunised children, with its maternal and under-five mortality rates worsening.
Atiku Abubakar, presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), has again accused President Muhammadu Buhari of clamping down on the judiciary.

Endless borrowing will lead to endless sorrowing

John Quincy Adams once said “there are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation. One is by the sword. The other is by debt.” He may have very well been referring to Nigeria of the last three years.
National Bureau of Statistics NBS

NBS: Service sector contributed N1.2 trillion to Edo’s GDP in 2017

The Nigeria Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said that Edo state’s service sector contributed N1.2 trillion to its N2.3 trillion Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in 2017.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Oil benchmark lowered over expected crude glut – minister

The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, has said the federal government adopted a lower oil benchmark price of $57 per barrel for the 2020 budget as against the $60 per barrel in the 2019 budget because of the expected oil glut in 2020, as well as the need to cushion against unexpected price shock.
The minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this on Tuesday during her maiden meeting with top officials of the two merged ministries at the headquarters of Budget and National Planning in Abuja.

Fuel subsidy to gulp N450 billion in 2020 – minister

Minister for Finance, Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, has said under-recovery of premium motor spirit (PMS), popularly referred to as fuel subsidy, will gulp N450 billion in 2020.
Former Governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Monday lamented that the immediate past Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola is now having gray hair because the work of heading three ministries was to big for him.

Senator Okorocha wants number of lawmakers reduced to save cost

Sen. Rochas Okorocha, (APC-Imo West) has called for a reduction in the number of legislators.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, presiding over the plenary in the upper chamber on Thursday, 3rd October, 2019.

Senate receives President Buhari’s request to present 2020 Budget Tuesday

The Senate has received a written request from President Muhammadu Buhari to present the 2020 Appropriation Bill before a joint session of the National Assembly on Tuesday.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan, said on Tuesday that all standing committees of the upper chamber will be inaugurated on Wednesday.2

Senate approves 2020-2022 MTEF/FSP, raises federal government’s expenditure estimates to N10.7 trillion

The Senate on Thursday, approved the 2020 to 2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and the Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP).
President Buhari presents 2019 Budget to the National Assembly on 19th Dec 2018-6

President Buhari to present 2020 budget next Tuesday

President Muhammadu Buhari will present the 2020 budget by 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has approved the appointment of Olarewaju Lasisi as his senior special adviser on media and public affairs. 3

House of Reps approves MTEF

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed the 2020 to 2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate receives MTEF/FSP report

The Senate on Thursday received the report of its Committee on Finance and National Planning on the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework and Fiscal Strategy Paper (MTEF/FSP).
Retired Col. Hameed Ali, Comptroller-General of Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), on Thursday said the closure of Nigeria’s borders by Federal Government was undertaken to strengthen the nation’s security and protect its economic interests.

Hameed Ali: Nigeria Customs revenue increased during border closure

The Comptroller General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Hameed Ali, has said that the agency’s revenue has increased during the closure of Nigeria’s borders.
Buhari Media Organisation (BMO)

BMO lauds President Buhari’s move for inclusive budget with GoEs

President Muhammadu Buhari’s directive that budgets of government owned enterprises (GoEs) are captured in the nation’s annual budget is novel but a most welcome idea.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate seeks merger of federal government agencies

The Senate Thursday vowed to ensure the merger of some of the over 700 federal agencies in the country believed to be draining the nation’s scarce resources.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan (left) discussing with Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda (APC Lagos East), during the plenary on Thursday, 26 September, 2019

Senate refers MTEF/FSP to finance committee

The Senate on Thursday referred the 2020-2022 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) documents to its Committee on Finance.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan

Senate receives MTEF, FSP documents from President Buhari

The Senate on Wednesday announced formally the receipt of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) from President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Governor Lalong condemns killings in Plateau

The governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong, has condemned the recent attack and killing of innocent people in Kwatas village in Bokkos local government area of the state.
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Kano governor seeks approval for N15 billion loan to fund free education

Kano State Governor Abdullahi Ganduje has asked for the approval of the State House of Assembly to borrow N15billion from Guaranty Trust Bank in the name of the 44 local governments of the state to run his government’s free education policy.