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Senate Appropriation Committee to begin processing 2021 budget estimates Oct. 16

By Kingsley Okoye Abuja, Oct. 15, 2020 The Senate Committee on Appropriation says it will begin the processing of the 2021 budget estimates on Oct. 16. Chairman of the Committee, Sen. Barau Jibril (APC Kano), made the disclosure while unveiling the timetable for processing of 2021...

2021 Budget: NGO wants Kaduna Assembly to allocate funds for agric mechanisation

By Philip Yatai Kaduna, Oct. 15, 2020 The Coalition of Associations for Leadership, Peace, Empowerment and Development (CALPED) has appealed to the Kaduna State House of Assembly to allocate funds for agricultural mechanisation in the state’s 2021 draft budget. The NGO’s Head, Leadership, Governance and Advocacy,...

2021 budget: FRC urges FG to invest borrowings in infrastructure for economic growth

By Temitope Ponle Abuja, Oct. 15, 2020 The Fiscal Responsibility Commission (FRC), has urged the Federal Government to utilise the ‘new borrowings’ in the 2021 budget for investment in key infrastructure development to stimulate economic growth. Mr Victor Muruako, FRC Chairman said this in an...

Economist urges speedy passage of FG’s proposed N13 trillion budget

By Simon Akoje Lagos, Oct. 15, 2020 An Economist, Mr Moses Igbrude, has told the National Assembly to expedite the passage of the proposed N13.08 trillion 2021 budget, in order to revamp the downturn in the economy caused by COVID-19 pandemic. Igbrude, the...

Debate on 2021 budget: Senators call for infrastructure development

Infrastructure By Naomi Sharang Abuja, Oct. 14, 2020 As debate on the 2021 appropriation bill of N13.08 trillion entered the second day, senators have called for infrastructure development in the country to make life easy for citizens. Leading the debate on the general principles of the bill...

Reps begin consideration of 2021 budget for 2nd reading

By EricJames Ochigbo/ Femi Ogunshola Abuja, Oct. 13, 2020 The House of Representatives has openned debate on the 2021 Appropriation bill of N13.8 trillion with the view to passing it for second reading. Naija247news recalls that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday, Oct. 8, laid...

N512. 21 billion budget allocation to health sector below expectation — AGPMPN

By Oluwafunke Ishola Lagos, Oct. 13, 2020 The Association of General and Private Medical Practitioners of Nigeria (AGPMPN) says Federal Government’s N512. 21 billion allocation to health in the 2021 Budget estimate cannot galvanise desired development in the sector. Dr Makinde Akinlemibola, Chairman, Lagos State...

Senate begins debate on 2021 appropriation bill

By Naomi Sharang Abuja, Oct. 13, 2020 The Senate on Tuesday began debate on the 2021 budget of N13.08 trillion. The Senators during plenary took turns to make submissions on the budget. Naija247news reports that President Muhammadu Buhari had on Thursday, Oct. 8, presented the proposed...

Budget 2021: FG earmarks N152bn for electricity

…East-West Road gets N15bn …Information Ministry to spend N1.3bn on travels, refreshment, others By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & Emmanuel Elebeke The Federal Government is to pay power generation companies through Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading, NBET, the sum of N152.416 billion in 2021. According to details of...

Funding 2021 budget with oil revenue will be difficult -Expert

By Edith Ike-Eboh Abuja, Oct. 11, 2021 Prof. Wumi Iledare, Professor of Petroleum Economics says it will be difficult to fund 2021 budget with oil revenue going by the development in the global oil market. Iledare made this known in an interview with journalists on...
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