How states blew N2.67tr in 2018, by BudgIT
States expended a whopping N4.319 trillion to fund their operations in the 2018 fiscal year, according to a survey by BudgIT, a fiscal governance organisation. According to the survey released in Abuja yesterday, of the amount, recurrent spending gulped N2.67 trillion, while a paltry N1.648 trillion was devoted to capital projects.
Nigerians sue Senate over N6b cars for members
Some 6,721 concerned Nigerians, including the Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP), BudgIT and Enough is Enough (EiE), at the weekend initiated action at the Federal High Court, Ikoyi, Lagos against the ninth Senate over plan to spend N5.550 billion on vehicles for its principal officers.
BudgIT slams Lagos, 11 other states for not publishing 2019 budget
BudgIT Nigeria has deplored the non-disclosure of the 2019 budget details by 12 states, despite the World Bank’s N270 billion support to encourage public finance transparency. The non-governmental organisation made this known through a report of its eight-month painstaking investigation of the availability of public finance documents by state governments. It lamented that 11 states,…
Nigerians want court to stop N4.68b welcome pay for NASS
Some concerned Nigerians have filed a suit against the payment of over N4.68 billion as ‘welcome package’ to the incoming members of the ninth National Assembly.
Non-disclosure of cost casts shadow on Ambode’s legacy projects
The thick dry dust plumed into the packed arena as the vehicles galloped to a halt. An enchanted crowd of party members...
BudgIT, experts renew call for end to N10tr fuel subsidy
The assessed wastes and costs to the economy, associated with the 13-year old fuel subsidy regime operated by the Federal Government have irked economic analysts, who now renew calls for its end. The situation, described as detrimental to socio-economic developments, has seen the country spend no less than N10 trillion on petrol import subsidy between…
Digital security, elections dominate discussion at NMCG conference as partners launch Constitution 101
Conversations on digital security, fake news and the integrity of elections in Africa dominated the just concluded New Media, Citizens and Governance (NMCG) conference, held in Abuja on October 24 and 25. The conference, hosted by Enough is Enough Nigeria (EiE), Paradigm Initiative and BudgIT, provided participants and speakers from seven African countries to deliberate on the theme, “Government, New Media, and Civic Spaces.”
Groups to host new media conference in Abuja
From October 24 to 25, 2018, Enough is Enough Nigeria, Paradigm Initiative and BudgIT will host the 3rd New Media, Citizens’ and Governance Conference (NMCG) at the NAF Conference Centre Abuja.