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2019 Budget: Dogara calls for early Budget Submission

Nosa Enobhayisobo As President Muhammadu Buhari signs the 2019 budget into law, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, has explained that the executive and the National Assembly will continue to work on areas that need improvement so that better implementation of the law can be achieved. He spoke at the

Insecurity: Nigeria’s security agencies get additional N56.223b of N90b added in 2019 budget

Deji Elumoye Finally, the National Assembly, on Tuesday passed the 2019 Budget with a slight adjustment of its portfolio from N8.83 trillion to N8.91 trillion. The 2019 Appropriation Bill submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on December 19, 2018 has eventually been passed by the legislature, although it took

2019 Budget: N7bn allocation for Buhari’s presidential air fleet equals 2017, 2018 combined

Oladeinde Olawoyin The Nigerian government has proposed to spend N7.30 billion (7,297,022,065) on the Presidential Air Fleet (PAF) in the 2019 budget proposal, according to details obtained from the Budget Office of the Federation. This is almost equals to the amount budgeted for the 2017 and 2018 combined. According to the Premium

2019 budget: Apologize to Nigerians for telling them lies, PDP tells Buhari

Godsgift Onyedinefu The PDP Presidential Campaign Organization (PPCO) on Saturday accused president Muhammadu Buhari of falsifying his achievements during his 2019 budget presentation to the jount session of the National Assembly. The PPCO in aa statement by its Director Media and Publicity, kola Ologbondiyan said a fact-checks reveal that a large part

2019 Budget:  Buhari’s govt principled after ‘Idi Amin Economy’ of 70’s–CUPP

•Says budget huge in volume, empty in substance  •Commends lawmakers for booing President's 'lies' Jude Johnson  The opposition coalition, CUPP has styled President Muhammadu Buhari's 2019 budget to that of the late Ugandan dictator, Idi Amin's 1970s projection, which it said is "huge in volume but empty in substance".     CUPP stated that  after thorough analysis

Badeh: Nigeria less secure now than 2015…2019 budget offered no hope – Saraki, Obi

Senator Iroegbu   The Senate President,  Bukola Saraki, has expressed regret over the worsened state of insecurity in the country, especially with the killing of the former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Air Chief Marshal Alex Badeh. Saraki said the situation is unacceptable whereby Nigerians are now far less secured than they were

Defence, security dominates Nigeria’s 2019 Budget with N1.03trn allocation 

•Subsidy to gulp N305bn Jude Johnson Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari has on Wednesday, presented to the federal legislators a 2019 budget of N8.83 trillion with allocations to the Defence and Security sector taking larger chunk of the estimated expenditure.  The 2019  budget estimate is N300 billion lower than the N9.1 billion being implemented

FEC approves 8.3trn as 2019 budget proposal

Buhari approves N8.6 trn as 2019 budget proposal The Federal Executive Council, FEC, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Friday in Abuja approved the 2019 Executive Budget Proposals. Minister of Budget and National Planning, Sen. Udoma Udo Udoma, who briefed State House correspondents after the extraordinary FEC, said the proposals would