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Again, Senate Rejects Buhari’s MTEF Document

The Senate on Thursday rejected the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, as well as the Fiscal Sustainability Paper, FSP, forwarded to the upper legislative chamber by President Muhammadu Buhari.

Senate Orders INEC To Hold Rivers Re-Run Election Before Dec. 10

The Senate has mandated the Independent National Electoral commission, INEC, to hold the Rivers State National Assembly re-run elections on or before December 10. The lawmakers threatened to suspend sitting if INEC fails to conduct the polls.

Buhari To Re-Present Borrowing Proposal To Senate

Following Senate’s rejection of the external borrowing proposal from the presidency on Tuesday, the ministries of Finance and Budget and National Planning as well as the Debt Management Office, DMO, have commenced plans to represent the matter to the senate in a more detailed manner.

Senator Vows To Stop Diversion Of Relief Items

Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume has vowed to curb the reported theft and diversion of relief materials and food items donated by the federal government and other humanitarian agencies for the benefit of Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the Northeast region.

Senate Summons Budget Minister Over Budget Proposals

The Senate has invited the Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo-Udoma to throw more light on the Medium Term Expenditure Framework, MTEF, which formed the basis for the formulation of the 2017 – 2019 budget proposals.

Contractor Diverts Trucks Of Grains Meant For Northeast

Senate Majority Leader, Ali Ndume, reveals that out of the 103 trucks of grains approved by President Muhammadu Buhari for distribution to Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, in the North east, only 53 were actually delivered while the remaining were diverted by the contractor.

Senate Leader Calls Budget Padding Allegation Mere Media Hype

The Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, has dismissed the ongoing altercation between the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara and Abdulmumin Jibrin, former Chairman of the House Committee on Appropriation, as mere media hype borne out of personal differences.

Senate Confirms Amaechi, 17 Others As Ministers

The Senate on Thursday confirmed the nomination of former governor of Rivers State, Rotimi Amaechi, and 17 others as ministers of the federal cabinet. As...


How Sanwo-Olu purchased trains abandoned by US state

THE Lagos State government has received commendation for signing a deal with Talgo, a US-based Spanish company, for the...

Bauchi politicians betray people’s trust, plunder State’s forest reserves

By Haruna Mohammed SALISU IN Ningi Bauchi State, local politicians are enabling massive felling of trees in forest reserves despite...

Fresh controversy hits electoral bill over consensus option introduced by Senate

FRESH controversy has hit the Electoral Act Amendment Bill as civil society organisations (CSOs) have rejected the consensus option...

Rice pyramid: Buhari reveals government plans to improve yield per hectare

PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari, on Tuesday, said the Federal Government was focused on improving rice yield per hectare to improve...

NPF, INTERPOL bust cybercrime syndicate targeting over 50,000 victims

THE Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in collaboration with INTERPOL have busted a syndicate known as SilverTerrier, which specialises in...
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