Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) query some items in Nigeria’s 2016 budget, says N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful
Feb17

Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) query some items in Nigeria’s 2016 budget, says N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful

News Update Centre for Social Justice, CSJ, has queried some items in the 2016 budget, adding that the fiscal document contained N668.8 billion expenditures that are “frivolous, inappropriate, unclear and wasteful.” The budget, which has drawn flaks from some Nigerians, was presented to the 8th Assembly some weeks ago by President Muhammadu Buhari The group stated this in Abuja yesterday while unveiling a report that analyses the 2016...

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Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Fiasco
Feb10

Nigeria’s 2016 Budget Fiasco

Chairmen of the Senate and House of Representatives committees on Appropriation, Senator Danjuma Goje and Representative Abdulmumin Jibrin said the February 25 target for the passage of the 2016 budget is no longer realistic. The two lawmakers said that the National Assembly observed during the ongoing budget defence that government ministries have padded their budgets and because of this, lawmakers require more time to thoroughly...

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Many feared killed in North East Nigeria bomb explosions
Dec29

Many feared killed in North East Nigeria bomb explosions

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief Suspected female suicide bombers attacked a busy motor park in Maiduguri, killing over 30 persons and leaving many injured. An eyewitness witness, Danladi Buba, said the two female suicide bombers detonated Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) near the motor park around 9:00 a.m. Also, an explosion in a Maiduguri mosque yesterday left about 20 people dead. The death toll of Maiduguri multiple bomb blasts...

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Nigeria:2015 in Review
Dec21

Nigeria:2015 in Review

By Kede Aihie, Editor in Chief, Nigeria Magazine January 2,000 feared killed in Boko Haram’s ‘deadliest massacre in Baga, Borno State, North East Nigeria Run up to the elections, Buhari certificate saga, (Form 1998), Nigeria Army denies being in possession of Buhari’s cert, credentials. Nasty adverts Calls by NSA for shift of election date causes stir and resisted by opposition, Kerry visits Nigeria holds talks with GEJ...

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Federal Govt to set up efficiency unit for effective management of Nigeria’s economy
Nov27

Federal Govt to set up efficiency unit for effective management of Nigeria’s economy

President Buhari give nod for  establishment of Efficiency Unit (E-UNIT) in the Federal Ministry of Finance, for effective management of Nigeria’s economy and reduce cost of governance.. According to the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, the Efficiency Unit will undertake programmed reviews of all government overhead expenditure with a view to reducing wastage, promoting efficiency and ensuring quantifiable savings for the country....

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Full Ministerial list and portfolios:
Nov12

Full Ministerial list and portfolios:

Kemi Adeosun (Ogun) – Finance Rotimi Amaechi (Rivers)–Transportation Chris Ngige (Anambra)–Labour and Employment Kayode Fayemi (Ekiti)–Solid Minerals Babatunde Fashola (Lagos)–Power, Works and Housing Abdulrahman Dambazau (Kano)–Interior Aisha Alhassan (Taraba)–Women Affairs Ogbonnaya Onu (Ebonyi)–Science and Technology Abubakar Malami (Kebbi)–Justice Hadi Sirika (Katsina)–State for Aviation Suleiman Adamu (Jigawa)–Water Resources...

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