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Presidency: 2016 budget to be implemented till May 2017

The 2016 Appropriation Act signed by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday, May 6, will run until May 2017. Buhari’s Senior Spe­cial Assistant on Nation­al Assembly (Senate), Ita Enang, disclosed this yesterday, in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State. “The Act provides that the budget takes effect­from the date of assent by the president and runs a full course of 12 months. “So, ...

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UK media exposes Alamieyeseigha, Ibori, others London mansions

The London mansions of deceased former Governor of Baylesa State, Diepreye Alamieyeseigha, and another dead ex-governor, Abubakar Audu of Kogi State, have been revealed by a United Kingdom-based media ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to London for an anti-corruption summit. The Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Mr. Ibrahim Magu, is also expected to be at the ...

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2016 budget will not be fully implemented – FG

The Federal Government has ruled out the possibility of full implementation of the 2016 Appropriation Act signed into law by President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday. The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udo Udoma, stated this while briefing journalists shortly after Buhari signed the budget at the President Villa, Abuja. Udoma was joined at the briefing by the Minister ...

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President Buhari finally signs 2016 Budget

President Muhammadu Buhari has finally signed the 2016 budget. Buhari’s assent finally brings an end to the controversy surrounding the budget. budget2The National Assembly had in April transmitted details of the budget to the president after it had passed the bill on March 23, but the President returned the document back, citing omission of certain capital projects. This was worked on ...

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National Assembly returns 2016 budget to Presidency

There are strong indications that President Muhammadu Buhari may assent to the 2016 Appropriation Bill on Wednesday (today)‎ if his Ministers are able to conclude work on the adjusted budget details submitted by the panel constituted to address the grey areas in the budget. A source close to the meeting between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Presidency, ...

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Buhari too old to develop new ideas for Nigeria – Fayose

The Ekiti State Governor Ayodele Fayose on Tuesday said his criticisms of President Muhammadu Buhari was not borne out of his hatred for him but out of his conviction that at 73, Buhari was not strong enough to lead a complex country like Nigeria. The governor, who spoke at an event organised by the Oyo State chapter of the Nigeria ...

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President Buhari orders security agencies to curb Fulani Herdsmen

President Muhammadu Buhari said he had ordered heads of security agencies to take all necessary actions to apprehend rampaging herdsmen who had been causing havoc across the country.     According to a statement on Tuesday by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President spoke while receiving members of the Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria ...

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‘Buhari to sign 2016 Budget by Friday’

Senate leader, Ali Ndume has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to sign the 2016 budget by Friday. Ndume, in a chat with the Punch, said the grey areas causing the conflict between the National Assembly and the Presidency has been resolved, thereby, necessitating the President to put his assent to the document. He said, “There is no cause ...

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