Reps rush through passage of 2021 budget, MTEF before embarking on holiday

The House of Representatives on Monday passed the N13.58 trillion budget for 2021 before embarking on its Christmas/New Year holiday, to maintain the January 1st to December 31st fiscal cycle. The green chamber also passed the 2021-2023 Medium Term Expenditure Framework. It will be fair to describe the process as ‘rushing through ‘ as the... Continue Reading →

NASS Query NCC for Inflating Salary Budget to N29.195bn

The Joint Senate and House of Representatives' Committee on Telecommunications, yesterday, queried the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC, for shooting its financial provision for payment of consultancy services. The payment, it was noted rose to N29.195 billion proposed for payment of salaries and wages in the 2021 fiscal year as against the sum of N16.850 billion... Continue Reading →

FG Disburses N66.5bn to States for COVID-19 Responsive 2020 Budget

The federal government has disbursed a total of N66.5 billion (USD$175 million) to eligible states under the Amended COVID-19 Responsive 2020 Budget results. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning,Mrs. Zainab Shamsuna Ahmed, who disclosed this in a statement released in Abuja, Wednesday by the ministry’s Director of Press and Public Relations, Mr. Hassan... Continue Reading →

INEC announces date to introduce electronic voting in Nigeria’s elections

The Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Yakubu Mahmood has disclosed that electronic voting might be introduced in Anambra governorship election come 2021. The Chairman of the electoral commission made this known during a budget defence session with the House of Reps Committee on INEC. Yakubu further stated that they are looking at... Continue Reading →

INEC to begin another round of voter registration in first quarter of 2021

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says it will begin another round of voter registration in the first quarter of 2021.   INEC Chairman, Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, told newsmen in Abuja on Wednesday after appearing before the Senate Committee on INEC to defend the Commission’s 2021 budget. He said the voter registration exercise will run... Continue Reading →

Nigeria: Flood As Threat to Rice Production

By Ugo Aliogo Ugo Aliogo wonders if Nigeria achieve self-sufficiency in rice production especially with the huge damages caused by flood in Kebbi State Flooding has remained a major environmental challenge to the country. Despite the several interventions by the federal government, the issue remains a challenge, especially to food security. Although flooding is a fallout... Continue Reading →

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