Optimising income from the emerging oil boom
When oil prices begin to rise as they have been doing in the last couple of months, particularly in the last few weeks, my heart begins to palpitate.
Reps approve MTEF, conclude debate on 2018 budget
The House of Representatives yesterday adopted and passed recommendations of the 2018 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF). The members similarly rounded off debate on the proposals of the 2018 budget. The debate entered its fourth day yesterday. Preparatory to its passage, the House Speaker Yakubu Dogara referred detailed considerations of the proposals to the Committee…
Don’t expect timely passage of 2018 budget, says NASS
The Chairman of House of Representatives committee on Legislative Budget and Research, Mr. Timothy Golu, has ruled out the possibility of passing the 2018 budget into law...
IPOB, budget delay top agenda as Senate resumes
The propriety or otherwise of declaring the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) a terrorist group by the Federal Government will be part of issues to engage Senate’s attention as it resumes from its nine-week recess today (Tuesday).
Budget minister explains projections for MTEF, FSP 2018-2020
Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, at the weekend took the 2018-2020 MTEF and FSP consultations exercise to Lagos where he met with Civil Society Organisations...
Reps return to trenches over power of appropriation
When the 2017 Appropriation Bill passed through the third reading at the National Assembly on May 11, it was least expected that the executive and the legislative arms would engage each other, over who should have the final say on the budget.
That the 2017 budget may pave way out of recession
For the 2017 Budget to lay the firm foundation for the Nigeria economy to pull out of recession, a baneful procedure should be exorcised.
Squabbles begin as Senate seeks N1.4tr for constituency projects
The Senate yesterday signaled the start of another budget squabble that could distract governance and further impoverish Nigerians in the coming year.