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2019 budget will wait till after elections, Lawmakers say


  Some lawmakers on Sunday said it would be impossible for the National Assembly to start and complete work on the national budget before next year’s general elections. They, however, promised to begin work on  it   when the National Assembly  reconvenes in March or April next year. A member of …

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PDP alleges plot to arrest lawmakers for booing Buhari


The Peoples Democratic Party Presidential Campaign Organisation (PPCO) has said it uncovered plans by the All Progressives Congress (APC) and the Presidency to arrest the National Assembly members who booed President Muhammadu Buhari during his 2019 proposed budget presentation last Wednesday. The PPCO spokesman, Buba Galadima, who addressed newsmen Sunday …

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Budget Presentation: PDP Tells Buhari to apologise to Nigerians over Falsehood

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The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Campaign Organisation has demanded President Muhammadu Buhari’s immediate apology to Nigerians following what it called the deliberate reliance on falsehood by the president in his budget presentation at the National Assembly. The Director of Media and Publicity, Mr. Kola Ologbondiyan, in a statement Saturday, …

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NLC plans nationwide protests Jan 8 over minimum wage

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The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) says it will embark on a nationwide mobilisation of Nigerian workers to protest the Federal Government’s delay in implementing a new national minimum wage of N30,000. It also urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission to investigate allegations of diversion of the bailout fund, Paris …

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Fayemi: How Ekiti will spend N129.9bn

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Dr Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti State, has explained how his administration intends to spend the N129,924,472,135.01 budget presented to the state House of Assembly for the 2019 fiscal year. The governor had on Friday laid the appropriation bill before the lawmakers and explained in a statement on Saturday by his …

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#Budget2019: 15 things Buhari said in his speech


President Muhammadu Buhari has proposed a budget of N8.83 trillion for 2019. The president presented the budget at a joint session of the National Assembly on Wednesday. Here are the fifteen things he said in his speech: 1.Today, we will review economic development over the last three-and-half years with emphasis …

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Budget: NASS not department in presidency, Dino Melaye says


The Chairman, Senate Committee on Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Sen. Dino Melaye, on Thursday said that the National Assembly was not a department in the Presidency. Melaye said this in a statement in Abuja in reaction to President Muhammadu Buhari’s remarks when signing the 2018 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday, and expressed …

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