Our pact with DFID accelerates governance reforms – Gaidam

March 28, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

  Yobe state Governor, Alhaji Ibrahim Gaidam, has said that the state government’s partnership with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) was having “a positive impact’ on the governance system in the state. According to him, it has led to the adoption of a result-based management (RBM) system which is guiding the state’s socio-economic reform agenda. Gaidam stated Read More

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How Kano CSOs mobilised to get state’s 2018 health budget pushed to 13%

February 15, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

ADAM ALQALI reports on how the efforts of civil society organisations in Kano state led to increase in the state’s 2018 health budget from less than 10% to over 13%, which saw the state edged closer to achieving the 15% target of the 2001 Abuja Declaration Achieving Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is one of the major development challenges facing African Read More

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Kaduna Assembly okays N55bn 2018 budget for 23 LGs

February 13, 2018 Usman Ibn A. Lapai 0

Kaduna The 23 local government areas of Kaduna state are to spend over N55.9 billion in 2018. The state Assembly okayed the fiscal estimate yesterday when the councils appeared before the Committee on Appropriation to defend its budget for the year. The sum of over N34.8 billion will be spent as recurrent expenditure, representing 62.24 per cent of the budget Read More

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Lalong presents N145.4bn ‘budget of rescue’

December 22, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Muhammad Tanko Shittu Jos Plateau state governor, Mr. Simon Bako Lalong, yesterday presented a budget of N145.4 billion for the 2018 appropriation before the state Assembly. The estimates tagged: “Budget of Rescue and Consolidation,” is made up of N75.8 billion recurrent expenditure, representing 52.13 per cent of the budget estimate and over N69.6 billion capital expenditure, representing 48.87 per Read More

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San Leon to focus on Nigeria oil investments

December 7, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Oil & gas developer San Leon Energy PLC has disclosed that is planning to sell its interest in its remaining Baltic Basin shale gas concessions, onshore in Poland in order to focus on Nigeria. The corporation said on Tuesday that it has informed Poland’s Ministry of Environment it plans to relinquish its interests in the Gdansk West and Szczawno concessions. Read More

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Yari proposes N130bn budget for 2018

December 5, 2017 BluePrint Newspapers 0

By Sanusi Muhammad Gusau Governor Abdulaziz Abubakar Yari of Zamfara state, yesterday, presented a budget estimate of over N130 billion as the state’s 2018 appropriation bill to the state House of Assembly. Tagged “Budget of Consolidation”, the governor said over N84 billion was allocated as capital expenditure while about N46 billion was set aside as recurrent expenditure, explaining that the Read More

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2018 Appropriation Bill: How will Nigeria finance deficit budgeting?

November 7, 2017 Taiye Odewale 0

TAIYE ODEWALE, examines how the proposed N3 trillion deficit in the N7.939 trillion 2018 budget to be presented to the joint session of the National Assembly today by President Muhammadu Buhari, will be financed to revitalise the nation’s economy as explained in the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). Recurrent deficit budgeting Deficit budgeting on Read More

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