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2017 Budget

Budget underspending: Presidency, others return N118b to treasury

The inability of the Federal Government to meet its targets in the delivery of projects  is highlighted by the under-spending of 2017 budget. The ICIR...

REPORT: OAU spent less than 1% of 2017 capital budget, ‘despite limited facilities’

THE Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile-Ife, has spent only a fraction of its allocation for capital projects in 2017, despite accelerated decaying of its...

INFOGRAPHIC: In Nigeria, debt servicing is four times more important than education

BY DAMILOLA OJETUNDE AND VICTORIA NWAZIRI Allocation to education in the 2017 budget is just about six per cent of the budget. This is extremely...
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In six months, governors received N760.18bn Paris Club refund ‘to pay workers’ salaries’

The federal government released N760.18bn Paris Club debt refund to 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) in the first six months of the year,...

Fashola to legislators: You have ‘very stark and worrisome gaps in knowledge’

Babatunde Fashola, minister for power, works and housing, says the spokespersons of the House of Representatives and the Senate have shown their lack of...

24 hours after signing 2017 budget, FG begins work on 2018 budget

The Ministry of Budget and National Planning has officially kicked off the preparation of the 2018 budget proposals in order to meet up with...
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Osinbajo signs 2017 budget — one month after passage

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has signed into law the 2017 budget proposal passed by the National Assembly on May 11, five months after the document...

May 27 Celebrations: Little To Cheer For Nigerian Children

While the Federal Ministry of Education will spend N205.8 million to purchase three exotic Toyota LC V8 2016 model at the rate of N68.6 million each, it will spend just N7.2 million for all the activities to improve early childhood education of about 30 million children who are five years old and below.

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Lagos police parade sound engineer’s suspected killers

THE Lagos Police Command has paraded six persons over the death of a sound engineer, David Imoh. Imoh was killed...

NRC cancels resumption of Abuja-Kaduna train services

THE Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has cancelled the planned resumption of train services along the Abuja-Kaduna route. The NRC announced...

FCT minister seeks Rotary’s partnership in campaign to end open defecation

THE Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory, Ramatu Tijjani, has asked Rotary International District 9125, Nigeria, to...

Lagos court sentences Danish man to death for killing Nigerian wife, child

A LAGOS High Court has sentenced a 54-year-old Danish national, Peter Nielsen, to death by hanging for killing his...

ASUU denies rejecting new FUTA Vice-Chancellor

THE Federal University of Technology Akure, (FUTA) Chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) has denied reports...
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