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Buhari ‘ll take us to next level –Osinbajo

From Clement Adeyi, Osogbo Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, has assured Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari, will fulfil all yearnings of the citizenry before leaving office. This, he said, would, however, depend on people’s readiness to work hard and also support the All Progressive Congress (APC)-led administration in all the country’s …

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2018 budget suffers setback in Senate

•Technocrats out to embarrass govt –Saraki From Fred Itua, Abuja, with agency report Consideration of the 2018 budget has suffered a setback at the Senate. Lawmakers failed to pass the 2018-2020 Medium Term Expenditure Framework, (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP),  yesterday. The MTEF/FSP is a precursor to the passage …

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Onuesoke: FG Has No Right to Tell Govs How to Spend Paris Club Refund

Sylvester Idowu in Warri Former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship aspirant in Delta State, Chief Sunny Onuesoke, has stated that the federal government does not have the constitutional right to tell state governors how to spend the Paris Club refund. Onuesoke, in a statement while reacting to President Muhammadu Buhari‘s …

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Kalu, Slok’ve no access to Abia State’s fund –Witness 

By Lukman Olabiyi  A witness of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), John Ejim, has, again, admitted before  Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court,  Lagos that former Abia State governor, Dr. Orji Uzor Kalu and Slok Nigeria Limited did not benefit from funds transferred from the state’s account. …

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Obiano Presents N166.9bn Budget Estimates for 2018

David-Chyddy Eleke in Awka Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State Thursday presented draft budget of N166.9 billion for the 2018 fiscal year before the members of the state House of Assembly. Obiano said the 2018 budget entitled: ‘Budget for Value-for-Money, Economic Diversification and Job Creation’ would create jobs and also …

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Dogara begs Buhari to lead anti-human trafficking fight

From Kemi Yesufu, Abuja  Speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu has urged President Muhammadu Buhari to lead the fight  against modern day slavery.  Dogara, who resumed work, yesterday, after his participation in a conference  convened by the president of Italy’s Chamber of Deputies, Laura Bodrini on “Women empowerment and …

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FG Charged to Privatise NNPC, Reduce Powers of Petroleum Minister

Kasim Sumaina and Tayo Olaleye in Abuja The Former Deputy Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) on Thursday charged the federal government to amend some structures of public corporations such as the Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) to create room for improvement and accountability. The former deputy governor of …

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Power Stakeholders Canvass for Cost Reflective Tariffs

Solomon Elusoji In light of the recent force majeure declared by power distribution companies in the country as a result of the “eligible customers” policy introduced by the federal government, representatives of the major stakeholders in Nigeria’s power industry have expressed common views that electricity tariff needs to reflect the …

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