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26 Apr 2019
Contest for the Senate presidency became tougher yesterday as former Gombe State Governor, Danjuma Goje, has indicated that he will officially declare his interest in the race after approval of the 2019 Budget. This emerged as the Northeast youths wing of the All Progressives Congress (APC) advocated concerted effort by members of the party to…
29 Mar 2019
With the election season gradually giving way, it’s now time for the National Assembly to return to work in earnest and pass the 2019 budget without delay. A quick passage of the Appropriation Bill will be just about the only redeeming moment for Abubakar Bukola Saraki....
16 Feb 2019
Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (ICAN) have said that the delayed passage of the 2019 budget and slow investment choices that may arise as a result of expectations from the general elections may stall Nigeria’s growth prospects in 2019. ICAN disclosed this during the institute’s Economic Discourse Series titled, ‘2019 Economic Outlook’, positioned to…
30 Jan 2019
It is erroneous to hinge the implementability of the 2019 Budget (indeed and federal budget) on the level of the price and output of crude oil relative to the set benchmarks.
28 Jan 2019
From a six per cent Gross Domestic Product (GDP) five years ago, to recession in 2016, and post-recession’s fragile recovery below two per cent till date, it’s been no respite for both the citizenry and economy.
28 Jan 2019
The controversies dogging the 2019 budget proposal may be far from over, as experts, gathered at the at the 2019 budget seminar of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), said the plan, as it is, fails to rise to the requirements of bravery, vision and determination.   Besides, the need to start paying attention…
21 Jan 2019
Increased security presence at the Lagos State House of Assembly early on Monday raised speculation that Gov. Akinwunmi Ambode was set to officially present the state’s 2019 budget proposals to the state lawmakers. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there was heavy security presence at the entrance to Lagos Assembly in the morning,…
4 Jan 2019
The Lagos State House of Assembly has refuted the state government’s claims that it had sent the contents of 2019 Budget to the Assembly for necessary action. Commissioner for Budget and Economic Planning, Mr. Olusegun Banjo, yesterday disclosed that the state’s 2019 budget proposal, which Governor Akinwunmi Ambode forwarded to the House of Assembly on…
31 Dec 2018
The Kano State House of Assembly on Monday passed into law the 2019 budget of over N219.97 billion presented by Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the House had on Thursday adopted a report of the House Committee on Appropriations presented by its Chairman, Alhaji Tasiu Panisau. Following the presentation…
30 Dec 2018
The Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, spoke with select media organisations in Lagos at the weekend, basically on the 2019 budget, the challenges the budget is likely...
23 Dec 2018
House of Representatives member Gudaji Muhammed Kazaure said President Muhammadu Buhari was interrupted and booed by some lawmakers while presenting the 2019 budget at the National Assembly because he refused to give lawmakers bribe. "The past administration normally bribe the members before they brought the budget," Kazaure said while addressing journalist during an interview. "That…
21 Dec 2018
Governor Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti state, on Friday presented a budget of N129.9billion for 2019 to the state House of Assembly for consideration. The News Agency of Nigeria, (NAN) reports that the budget, christened, “Budget of Restoration”, is made up of N57.8billion capital expenditure and N72.7billion recurrent expenditure. The capital expenditure represents 44 per cent,…


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