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In Pictures: President Buhari presides over FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance.

Nigeria Army denies forcing Boko Haram suspects to drink urine

The Nigerian Army, on Wednesday, denied forcing the 486 Boko Haram suspects arrested on their way from Jigawa to Port Harcourt on June 15, 2014, in 33 buses to drink urine.

Economist advocates full implementation of 2018 Budget

An economist, Prof. Okey Onuchukwwu, on Wednesday urged the Federal Government to ensure full implementation of the 2018 budget when passed into law.

Abba Kyari, Winifred Oyo-Ita in warm embrace, reconcile at FEC

The Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari and Head of Service of the Federation, Mrs. Winifred Oyo-Ita, on Wednesday, embarked on fence-mending as they embraced warmly and smiled to the camera.

2018 Budget: Federal govt not courageous enough to increase spending – Bismarck Rewane

A leading economist and financial derivatives analyst, Bismarck Rewane, has said the federal government is not courageous enough to increase its spending in the 2018 budget proposal.

2018 Budget: President Buhari reveals federal govt’s plan to borrow N1.6 trillion

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, while presenting the 2018 budget before a joint session of the National Assembly said his government plans to borrow N1.699 trillion in 2018.

2018 Budget: Ex-ANAN chief urges federal govt to ensure enormous investment in infrastructure

Former President, Association of National Accountants of Nigeria (ANAN), Dr Samuel Nzekwe, has advised the Federal Government to ensure enormous investments in infrastructure to provide growth in the nation’s economy.

Ebonyi targets N48.4bn annually from rice production

The Zero Hunger Forum, headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to assist Ebonyi to generate N48.4bn from rice production annually.

President Buhari should forget 2019 ambition – Muazu Magaji

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress, APC, in Kano state, Mauzu Magaji, has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to ignore those encouraging him to seek re-election in 2019.

Zero Hunger Forum to assist Ebonyi generate N48.4 billion annually from rice

The Zero Hunger Forum, headed by former President Olusegun Obasanjo, has pledged to assist Ebonyi generate N48.4billion from rice production annually.

Moody’s cuts Nigeria’s debt rating on slow reforms

Moody's Investors Service on Tuesday cut the rating on Nigeria's government debt, saying the country has been slow to address its heavy dependence on oil.

2018 Budget: President Buhari increases allocation for Niger Delta

President Muhammadu Buhari in his speech at the National Assembly, Tuesday, announced an allocation of N53.89 billion for the Niger Delta Ministry and N71.20billion for the Niger Delta Development Commission, NDDC, in the 2018 budget proposal, a marked increase over last year.

Ex-NIEEE chief Sunday Makinde lauds federal govt’s stand on $45 oil benchmark for 2018...

Mr Sunday Makinde, the former Chairman, Nigerian Institution for Electrical Electronic Engineers (NIEEE), on Tuesday commended the Federal Government for pegging the 2018 budget benchmark at 45 dollars per barrel of oil.

2018 budget: Federal govt’s non-oil revenue projection impressive – expert

The President, Institute of Fiscal Studies of Nigeria, Mr Godwin Ighedosa, has commended the Federal Government for making non-oil sector as the centre of its revenue projections to execute its plans in 2018.

Why Niger Delta Avengers pull out of federal govt peace talks – Groups

Two Niger Delta groups, the Pan Niger Delta Youth Leadership Forum (PANDLEAF), and the Coalition of Niger Delta Voices (CNDV) have offered reasons why the Niger Delta Avengers (NDA) are no longer interested in the dialogue with the Federal Government.

Key details of 2018 budget proposal

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday presented the 2018 budget proposal to the join section of the National Assembly.

Non-oil revenue to double oil revenue in 2018

Revenue from non-oil sources is expected to double the revenue generated from oil sources in 2018.

Ndigbo should avoid mistakes in 2019 – Ikonne

A pro-Buhari group, Ndigbo for PMB 2019, has urged the South East zone to support President Muhammadu Buhari and avoid making political mistakes, which will hurt the interest of Ndigbo in 2019.

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