Fayose signs N98.6bn 2018 budget into law

amarudeen Ogundele, Ado Ekiti Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Friday signed the N98.6bn 2018 budget into law. The Ekiti State House of Assembly had on December 19 passed the 2018 budget as presented by the governor. Signing the budget into law at the Government’s House in Ado Ekiti, the governor commended the assembly for seeing to […]

FG has released N1.2trn for capital vote –Adeosun

— 12th December 2017 The Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun, has disclosed that funds so far released by the Federal Government for capital projects in the current fiscal year now stand at N1.2 trillion. She said N750 billion was made available for capital project recently, in addition to N450 billion earlier released in the year. […]

The fleecing of Nigeria: Presidential crocodiles, others get N65m in 2018 budget

• Refreshment to gulp N136m • N132m voted for cooking gas, others • Fashola restates FG’s commitment to improved power supply as sector operates under N400b deficit If the 2018 budgetary estimates submitted to the National Assembly on November 7 by President Muhammadu Buhari is passed, the crocodiles, birds and other wildlife in the Presidential […]

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 […]

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