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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

PDP To NASS: Probe Buhari over N24.38trn debt

Jude Johnson The Nigeria's main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has asked the nation's National Assembly (NASS) to probe President Muhammadu Buhari for trapping the country into what looks like an unsustainable debt. To this end, Buhari and the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) is to explain how they escalated

CAN to NASS: Avoid Muslim domination of all arms of government

...appoint a Christian as Senate president or Speaker Godsgift Onyedinefu  The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has called on the incoming leadership of the 9th National Assembly to ensure balance in governance and especially in selection of the leadership positions to reflect the ethno-religious composition of the country.  This, it noted,  is to

Minimum Wage: NASS confirms receipt of Bill from Buhari

Nigeria Senate on Thursday confirmed a letter from President Muhammadu Buhari on the National minimum wage bill. In a letter which was read by the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu who presided over Thursday’s plenary, Buhari urged the legislators to expedite action on the bill. The letter further noted that passing the

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

Police takes over National Assembly, bars entry

Operatives of the Nigerian Police Force have occupied the National Assembly Complex, shutting down all entrances to the premises, preventing workers from gaining entry. The main entrance close to the Eagle Square was barricaded with patrol vans. The workers, under the auspices of the Parliamentary Staff Association of Nigeria, had shut down

Senate approves $1bn completion fund for Ajaokuta

Jude Johnson The Nigerian Senate on Thursday endorsed  the sum of $1 billion from the Federal Government share of Excess Crude revenue be devoted to the immediate completion of the Ajaokuta Steel Company. The Upper Chamber also said all monies that may from time to time be appropriated and authorised by any