Senate panel, Akpabio disagree over tinkering with budget
The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, yesterday disagreed with the Senate Committee on Niger Delta over who could tinker with the budget. The Senate committee had last week raised concern that they, as stakeholders, were not carried along, especially concerning 10 projects that were abandoned in the region.
Presidency claims using old vehicles despite yearly budget
Despite a yearly allocation for new vehicles, the presidency has claimed that some of them being used for daily operations in the State House are old since they were purchased as far back as 1999.
Group wants civil societies involved in budget monitoring, implementation
The Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer, Niger Delta Budget Monitoring Group (NDEUMOG), Dr. George-Hill Anthony has appealed to both the federal and state governments to involve civil societies...
Lagos budget not on ministry’s website three months after governor’s assent
Three months after Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, signed the 2019 budget into law, the state’s financial plan is yet to be made available on the Ministry of Economic Planning and Budget’s website.
Sanwo-Olu signs N873.5b 2019 budget, promises implementation in seven months
Five days after taking oath of office, Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has signed into law the N873.5 billion passed by the state House of Assembly. The governor said he would implement the budget within seven months, away from the 12 months circle a budget should be. He signed the budget into law alongside three…
How To Afford What You Can't Afford
Everyone wants designers, everyone wants the feel and weight that comes with original leather and everyone wants the fluffiness that comes with the ka-ching. But not everyone can afford it. Preaching living within your means might not be as bad as you think. Most times all you need to do is change where you shop.…
Five Things Couples Waste Money On
Couples subconsciously spend too much money on irrelevant things, it's so easy, for example, to overspend while out on dates, when visiting friends, or while buying each other gifts. But the good news is, you can make it all right by being more aware of where your money goes. 1. A Bigger…
Summit wants Kogi budget ministry overhauled, commissioner sacked
Kogi State Governor, Yahaya Bello has been asked to remove the state Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Hon. Paul Maiwada, as well as re-organise the ministry for effective performance. Participants at a one-day stakeholders’ budget summit by Centre for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution, (CHRCR) in partnership with Shehu Musa Yar’ Adua Foundation and support…
On the already present fiscal crisis
The budget office released the 2017 budget implementation report a few weeks ago. It contained, as expected, some numbers on the federal government’s finances. Safe to say the numbers do not look good.
National Assembly overrules Buhari on 2019 elections budget
The National Assembly Joint Committee on Electoral Matters has overruled President Muhammadu Buhari’s earlier request that N143, 512,529,455 be vired from capital projects in the 2018 budget to fund the 2019 general elections. The panel instead recommended that the funds be vired from service-wide votes under the Special Intervention Programme (recurrent) to ease consideration and…