Falana advises Osinbajo not to sign 2017 budget

A human rights activist, Mr. Femi Falana (SAN), has advised the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo not to sign the 2017 budget because it was illegally increased by the National Assembly. He also said that President Muhammadu Buhari is not competent to sign the appropriation bill into law because he is on vacation. Falana spoke in […]

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency

N’Assembly yet to transmit 2017 budget to Presidency From Juliana Taiwo-Obalonye, Abuja The National Assembly has yet to officially transmit a copy of the 2017 budget it passed last week to the executive and the Economic Management Team (EMT) presided over by Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, to facilitate appropriations of funds for its implementation. This was as the […]

Osinbajo to sign 2017 budget into law, inaugurate new mnisters – Presidency

By Levinus Nwabughiogu ABUJA-Though report of the three-man Presidential Committee that investigated the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Babachir Lawal, and the Director-General, Nigerian Intelligence Agency, NIA, Ayo Oke, is yet to be made public, both men stand suspended, a Presidency source has said. Investigations by Vanguard, last night, revealed that chairman […]

News Budget padding: Jibrin insists on Dogara’s sacking

Punch Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin John Alechenu, Abuja Former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriations, Abdulmumin Jibrin has reiterated his call for the resignation of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara. He is also demanding for the […]

Brazil sacks President for budget padding (Nigeria take note)

Brazil sacks President for budget padding – Dilma Rousseff Brazil’s Senate has voted in favour of permanently removing President Dilma Rousseff from her office, in an impeachment trial set to end 13 years of leftist rule in the country, Al Jazeera reports. Sixty-one of 81 senators voted against Rousseff on Wednesday after a five-day trial […]

Budget padding: ‘Dogara, Jibrin, others guilty’

Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Former Chairman of the House of Representatives’ Appropriation Committee, Abdulmumin Jibrin John Ameh, Abuja Members of the Transparency Group in the House of Representatives said on Monday that despite the fact that all 10 principal officers had disowned the former Chairman, Committee on Appropriation, Mr. Abdulmumin Jibrin, those […]

At last, Buhari signs 2016 budget

Olalekan Adetayo, Abuja President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday signed the 2016 Appropriation Bill into law ending weeks of face-off between the National Assembly and the Executive. The budget was signed at a brief ceremony held inside the President’s office at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Those who witnessed the event included Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo; President of […]

Again, Buhari returns budget to National Assembly

By Soni Daniel, Northern Region Editor, Henry Umoru, Joseph Erunke, Emman Ovuakporie & Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA —FOR the third time, the 2016 Appropriation Bill has been returned as President Muhammadu Buhari  was said to have picked holes in the re-worked budget and returned it to the National Assembly for further legislative work.  It was reliably […]

Youths occupy NASS, protest delay of 2016 budget passage

*Ask lawmakers to  revisit grey areas in 2016 budget, return exotic cars *Security operatives helpless as legislators, others stranded   By Henry Umoru & Joseph Erunke ABUJA— hundreds of youths, under the aegis of Citizens United for Peace and Stability, CUPS, yesterday stormed the National Assembly calling for immediate resignation of Senate President, Saraki, on […]

2016 budget: Errors galore

By Omoniyi Salaudeen THE much awaited 2016 appropriation bill before the National Assembly may take a little longer than expected to be passed into law in view of the latest development arising from the debate of the document by the lawmak­ers. This time around, the issue is about the discrepancies in the figures contained in […]

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