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Police need N1.13trn annually, IG begs NASS

December 21, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja The Nigeria Police yesterday declared that, by conservative estimation, the security outfit needed nothing less than N1.13trillion for its overhead cost annually to enable it effectively carry out its fundamental duties of ensuring security, law and order across the nation. The sum of N31.6 billion was earmarked for the Police overhead in the 2017 budget out Read More

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Al-Makura presents N122.8bn budget for 2018

November 30, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Mohammed Yangida Lafia Nasarawa state Governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura, has presented a budget estimate of N122, 820, 945, 204 for the 2018 fiscal year to the House of Assembly. Presenting the 2018 appropriation bill to the Assembly yesterday said it was tagged: “Budget of Sustainable Development.” Al-Makura said the recurrent expenditure for the 2018 budget is N43, 190, 941, Read More

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Education tops as Amosun presents N345bn 2018 budget

November 22, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Peter Moses Abeokuta Ogun state Governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, yesterday presented N345.42 billion 2018 Budget proposal to the state legislature for its approval with education sector topping the budget size with N79 billion allocation. Presenting the 2018 Appropriation Bill at the House of Assembly chambers, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, yesterday, Amosun told legislators that the new budget represents 57 per Read More

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FEC endorses new National Building Code

November 16, 2017 Editorial IV 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday endorsed a new National Building Code for the country. The council at its meeting in Abuja, presided over by the Vice-President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, also approved the reconstruction of the Gombe-Biu Road at a cost of N27 billion. Speaking with State House Correspondents after the meeting, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Mr Read More

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Investment in infrastructure, agric’ll diversify revenue-BudgiT

November 11, 2017 Blueprint 0

By Amaka Ifeakandu BudgiT, a civic organisation has said that significant investment in Infrastructure, education and agriculture, among others, would help the government diversify its revenue and sustained the export base of the country. Chief Executive Officer of BudgiT, Mr. Seun Onigbinde who hailed the early presentation of the 2018 budget admitted that the nation’s economy required fiscal injection to Read More

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2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION DELIVERED BY HIS EXCELLENCY, PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

November 7, 2017 Blueprint 0

 2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION    Delivered by:   His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja  Tuesday, 7TH of November 2017 PROTOCOLS 1.                     I am here to present 2018 Budget Proposals. Before presenting the Budget, let me thank all of you Distinguished and Honourable Members of the Read More

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NASS ‘ll fast track 2018 budget – Rep Ajanah

November 2, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Agi Onda Abuja The member representing Okehi/Adavi federal constituency of Kogi state in the House of Representatives, Hon. Mohammed Kabiru Ajanah, has assured of the readiness of the National Assembly to fast track the 2018 budget in order to allow for smoother implementation of the country’s fiscal programmes. He gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call on Read More

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CCD wants passage of disabilities bill

October 26, 2017 Editorial IV 0

By Taiye Odewale Abuja Executive Director of Centre for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), David Anyaele, has expressed dissatisfaction with the non-passage of Nigeria disability bill and urged the National Assembly to do so without further delay. The bill, which has been passed by both chambers of the 8th Assembly since July 2016, was yet to be harmonised to get Presidential Read More