Recession Exit: Economist Wants Fiscal Budget Implemented

Recession Exit: Economist Wants Fiscal Budget Implemented
 

An economist, Prof. Akpan Ekpo, on Wednesday said the fiscal elements of the budget should be implemented to sustain the country’s exit from recession Ekpo, Director-General, West African Institute for Financial and Economic Management (WAIFEM), made the suggestion in an interview with the News Ag...

Posted on Sep 7, 2017 - Last updated on Sep 7, 2017

NGO Commences Tracking of Nutrition Budget in Kaduna

NGO Commences Tracking of Nutrition Budget in Kaduna
 

From Femi Oyelola, Kaduna The Civil Society Scaling Up Nutrition in Nigeria (CS-SUNN), Kaduna State chapter, says it has begun tracking of nutrition budget in all the Ministries, Department and Agencies (MDAs) in the state. Mr Silas Ideva, the state Coordinator of the society, made this known at the...

Posted on Jul 27, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 27, 2017

France’s Military Chief Resigns Over Macron Budget Cuts

France’s Military Chief Resigns Over Macron Budget Cuts
 

France’s head of the armed forces resigned on Wednesday after a heated dispute with Emmanuel Macron over defence budget cuts, bringing to a head an early test of the newly elected president’s mettle. In a statement, 60-year-old Pierre de Villiers said he had tried to maintain a French defence fo...

Posted on Jul 19, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 19, 2017

Fashola Tackles Senator; Warns Against Trivialising Issues Raised on 2017 Budget

Fashola Tackles Senator; Warns Against Trivialising Issues Raised on 2017 Budget
 

The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, on Thursday said it was regrettable that the Senate Committee Chairman on Appropriation, Danjuma Goje, would seek to trivialize the issues he raised about the unilateral slashing of the budgetary allocation to key national infrastructure b...

Posted on Jul 7, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 7, 2017

Budget Comment: Resign If The Job Is Too Much For You – Senator Tells Fashola

Budget Comment: Resign If The Job Is Too Much For You – Senator Tells Fashola
 

The lawmaker representing Gombe Central, Senator Danjuma Goje, has advised the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Raji Fashola to honourably tender his resignation letter if the work is too much for him. He stated this on the floor of the Senate on Wednesday while drawing the attention ...

Posted on Jul 5, 2017 - Last updated on Jul 5, 2017

NCRIB to Operators: Canvass Projects Insurance in Budget

NCRIB to Operators: Canvass Projects Insurance in Budget
 

Following the signing of the N7.44 trillion 2017 budget and the promise to release N350 billion for capital projects, the Nigerian Council of Registered Insurance Brokers, (NCRIB) has urged insurance industry operators  to  canvass for assets insurance as obtainable in other climes. NCRIB Presiden...

Posted on Jun 26, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 26, 2017

Fashola’s Claims on 2017 Budget Misleading – NASS

Fashola’s Claims on 2017 Budget Misleading – NASS
 

The Senate on Saturday warned Minister of Works, Housing and Power, Mr Babatunde Fashola, to desist from spreading falsehood on the 2017 Budget with regards to projects under his ministry. It said that in passing the Appropriation Bill, the legislators worked and applied equity in provision for new ...

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 25, 2017

The Budget and the Clowns

The Budget and the Clowns
 

KEN UGBECHIE  Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, has signed the 2017 budget into law. A national budget is a country’s projected income and expenditure profile for a particular period. In the case of the nation’s 2017 budget, it became law by mid-year, which was quite late. But Nigerian governmen...

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 25, 2017

2017 Budget: Senate Accuses Fashola of Favouring S’West

2017 Budget: Senate Accuses Fashola of Favouring S’West
 

The senate has accused the Minister of Works, Power and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN) of making provisions for Lagos State and South West at the detriment of other geopolitical zones of the country in the 2017 budget. The lawmakers’ submission followed a statement credited to Fashola, saying th...

Posted on Jun 25, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 25, 2017

National Assembly Wants Supplementary Budget for Measles Campaign – Sen. Ohuabunwa

National Assembly Wants Supplementary Budget for Measles Campaign – Sen. Ohuabunwa
 

By Christiana Ekpa The Chairman Committee on Primary Health Care and Communicable Diseases, Sen. Mao Ohuabunwa, has said that the National Assembly would work towards requesting for a supplementary budget approval for 2017-2018 measles campaign. The chairman made this known when the Chief Executive ...

Posted on Jun 22, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 22, 2017

2017 Budget: Why Poor Funding’ll Rob Nigerians of Recovery Gains

2017 Budget: Why Poor Funding’ll Rob Nigerians of Recovery Gains
 

By Omodele Adigun, Moses Akaigwe, Uche Usim, Adewale Sanyaolu and Charles Nwaoguji AS Nigerians expect the Federal Government to hit the ground running with the 2017 budget signed into law by the execu- tive after nearly six months of presentation, there is widespread apprehension that poor allocati...

Posted on Jun 19, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 19, 2017

National Assembly has powers to tamper with budget — Dogara

National Assembly has powers to tamper with budget — Dogara
 

The speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, on Thursday said the National Assembly has powers to introduce new projects to the federal budget, or remove proposed items. Mr. Dogara stated this while responding to a motion on matters of privilege moved by Lawal Abubakar (APC – Adamaw...

Posted on Jun 16, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 16, 2017

Osinbajo Signs N7.44trn 2017 Budget Into Law

Osinbajo Signs N7.44trn 2017 Budget Into Law
 

…Says 2018 budget ready October By Lawrence Olaoye Acting President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday signed the N7.44 trillion budget recently passed by the National Assembly after he was directed to do so by his boss, President Muhammadu Buhari. After signing the budget ,Osinbajo pointed out that it was a...

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 13, 2017

Budget Padding: EFCC Invites Jibrin

Budget Padding: EFCC Invites Jibrin
 

The suspended former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumuni Jibrin, has been invited by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC. Mr. Jibrin’s invitation is based on his allegations on budget padding against the leadership of the House and to ans...

Posted on Jun 13, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 13, 2017

DONE AT LAST: Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget

DONE AT LAST: Osinbajo Signs 2017 Budget
 

From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja President Yemi Osinbajo finally signed the Appropriation Bill into law at exactly 4.41pm Monday surrounded by principal officers from the National Assembly. At the signing event were Senate President Bukola Saraki, Speaker of the House of Representatives Yakubu Dog...

Posted on Jun 12, 2017 - Last updated on Jun 12, 2017

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