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  • PublishedMay 12, 2017


Nass opens own budget, passes N7.441trn 2017 budget

  • Submit 2018 budget early, Saraki council presidency
  • Dogara warns against alteration without consultation


The Nation Assembly, for the first time in eight years, made open its budget to the public, as it published details of its N125 billion budget for the year.



Some released Chibok girls need surgery – FG

  • Girls have bullet or bomb fragment in their bodies’
  • 24 Chibok girls to resume school in September


The Federal Government on Thursday said some of the schoolgirls released by Boko-Haram militants over the weekend would need surgery for various ailments.



Northern elders vow to defend Buhari presidency

The Northern Elders forum (NEF) yesterday vowed to resist any move to undermine the current administration on the account of the President Muhammadu Buhari’s ill health.



Governor builds hotel with $3m Paris club refund cash

  • Cash lodged in Rep’s account through proxy
  • EFCC places restriction on NGF’s N8b, $80m

Detectives have traced $3million of the controversial London-Paris Club loan refund to a governor.



As National Assembly releases detail of own budget for the first time in six year

Senate committee chairman on Appropriates, Dajuma Goje, declined to accommodate a request from his colleagues, who besieged his office to ensure that the interest of their senatorial districts was adequately captured in the budget.



At last, NASS passes N7.441trm 2017 budget

  • Adopts $44.50 crude benchmark, against Buhari’s $42.50
  • N143bn higher than Buhari’s N7.298tm estimates
  • NASS to spend N125bn

Abuja- the National Assembly, yesterday, passed the 2017 Appropriation bill of N7.441 trillion, which represented an increase of N143 billion from what was presented last December by President Muhammadu Buhari.



Buhari treats me as son, says Osinbanjo

  • Northern Elder: Don’t be intimidated by mischief makers

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has described the relationship between himself and President Muhammadu Buhari as that of father and son.

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