Budget

Jonathan withdraws assent from 2014 budget bill

Nigeria’s Government said on Wednesday that the 2014 appropriation bill passed by the National Assembly about two months ago has not been signed into law by President Goodluck Jonathan because of “distortions” introduced into the document by the lawmakers. Labaran Maku, Information. Minister who rev...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

Science and technology gets less than 1% of national budget – Minister

Minister Omobola Johnson The Supervising Minister of Science and Technology, Mrs Omobola Johnson, on Tuesday decried the allocation of less than one per cent of the national budget to the ministry. Johnson, who appeared before the National Conference Committee on Science, Technology and Development, said the ...

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Posted on May 14, 2014

BlackBerry fights back with budget smartphone

Blackberry Z3 BlackBerry on Tuesday launched a new budget handset in Indonesia, one of its last bastions, a major step in the ailing smartphone maker’s fightback against titans Samsung and Apple. The Z3, designed with Indonesia in mind but expected to be introduced in other emerging markets later, is th...

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Posted on May 13, 2014

2014 budget presentation: Okonjo-Iwela to represent Jonathan

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala President Goodluck Jonathan has delegated the Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala to present the 2014 budget at the Joint session of the National Assembly. This was contained in the letter the president wrote to the Senate where he notified...

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Posted on Dec 18, 2013

Speaker Tambuwal Blames Budget Office For Poor Funding Of MDAS

(NAN) The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Alhaji Aminu Tambuwal, on Tuesday in Abuja blamed the Budget Office and Ministry of Finance for an alleged poor funding of Ministries, Departments and Agencies(MDAs). Tambuwal spoke when the  Chairman of the  Board of Directors of Transmission Company of...

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Posted on Dec 18, 2013

2014 Budget Presentation: How Legislators Planned to Boo Jonathan

Had President Goodluck Jonathan turned up for the presentation of the 2014 budget proposal to a joint sitting of the Senate and Federal House of Representatives on Tuesday, he would have earned the ignominious record of being the first Nigerian President to be booed within the hallowed chamber. This is the pr...

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Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Again, Jonathan Postpones Budget Presentation

President Goodluck Jonathan has formally conveyed his decision to postpone the 2014 budget presentation to the National Assembly. The budget presentation was earlier scheduled to hold today, 19th November 2013, take place today (Tuesday), but the president wrote a letter to the National Assembly, saying the l...

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Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Jonathan Postpones 2014 Budget Presentation

President Goodluck Jonathan has written to both chambers of the National Assembly indicating his decision to postpone the budget presentation earlier scheduled to take place today (Tuesday). In a letter addressed to the National Assembly and read by the Senate President David Mark, the president said “there...

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Posted on Nov 19, 2013

Jonathan To Present 2014 Budget Today

President Goodluck Jonathan will today (Monday) present the 2014 budget to a joint sitting of the National Assembly. The President was earlier scheduled to present the budget last Tuesday but was postponed till today. The president’s letter, seeking a new date for the budget presentation, was addressed to t...

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Posted on Nov 19, 2013

NASS postpones 2014 Budget presentation to Nov. 19

By Citizens platform The National Assembly has announced that the 2014 budget presentation by President Goodluck Jonathan has been postponed to Tuesday November 19th. The presentation of the budget to the joint session of the National Aseembly was earlier scheduled to hold November 12th. According to a memo s...

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Posted on Nov 18, 2013

Senate Scores 2013 Budget Performance Unimpressive

The Senate has scored the performance of the 2013 budget as unimpressive even as the upper chamber passed the Medium Term Expenditure Frame Work (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP). The lawmakers expressed concerns about the faulty planning process of arriving at the projections in the MTEF and FSP and the...

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Posted on Nov 13, 2013

Gov. Obi presents N140bn budget to state lawmakers

By Citizens Platform Governor Peter Obi of Anambra on Tuesday presented N140 billion budget proposal for 2014 to the state House of Assembly. The budget was an increase of 26.18 per cent over the N110.96 billion budget for last year and has N100.29 billion earmarked for capital expenditure, while N39.71 bill...

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Posted on Nov 13, 2013

Obi Presents N140 Billion 2014 Budget To State Assembly

Anambra state governor, Mr. Peter Obi, has presented the 2014 fiscal year budget of N140 billion to the State House of Assembly. The amount represents an increase of 21.8% of last year’s budget of N110 billion. The budget is made up of N100.2 billion for re-current expenditure. Governor Obi said an estimate...

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Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Budget Presentation Postponed To November 19

The planned presentation of the 2014 budget proposals by President Goodluck Jonathan to a joint session of the National Assembly scheduled for November 12 has been postponed. The director of personnel, Dr. Ishaya Sarki on behalf of the Clerk of the National Assembly stated that the new date for the budget pre...

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Posted on Nov 12, 2013

Experts call For Proper Monitoring Of Budget Implementation

Some civil society groups in Nigeria have called for proper monitoring of budget implementation and early presentation of the appropriation bill to the National Assembly, as they pose major setback to the full implementation of the nation’s budget. Members for the group told Channels Television in Abuja on ...

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Posted on Nov 9, 2013

Reps Disagree Over Presidential Address On 2014 Budget

A motion seeking to allow President Goodluck Jonathan present the 2014 budget to Federal Lawmakers on Tuesday, November 12, led to a sharp disagreement in the House of Representatives. A lawmaker, Ali Madaki, had raised a motion in which he drew attention to the poor implementation of the 2013 budget and ques...

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Posted on Nov 8, 2013

Reps question Jonathan’s proposed 2014 budget presentation

By Citizens Platform Some members of the House of Representatives on Thursday opposed the proposed presentation of the 2014 Appropriation Bill by President Goodluck Jonathan to a joint session of the National Assembly on November 12, saying they are not satisfied with the implementation of the 2013 budget. A...

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Posted on Nov 8, 2013

Senate Approves NDDC N315.8b 2013 Budget

The Senate has approved the sum N315.8 billion as the 2013 budget of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). The law makers approved N14.9 billion for personnel expenditure and N9.04 billion for overhead cost while the total estimated capital expenditure is put at N2.4 billion and N289.5 billion is for...

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Posted on Nov 7, 2013

NDDC presents N315.8bn budget for 2014 to Senate

The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) on Tuesday in Abuja presented a budget of N315.8 billion for 2014 to the Senate for consideration. The Acting Managing Director of the NDDC, Dr Christy Atako presented the budget after defending it before the Senate Committee on Niger Delta. The budget showed an i...

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Posted on Nov 6, 2013

Cross Rivers Proposes 173.3bn Naira Budget For 2014

The Cross River State governor, Liyel Imoke, has presented a budget proposal of 176.3 billion Naira (about 1.2 billion dollars) for the 2014 appropriation year to the State House of Assembly in Calabar, the State’s capital. The estimate represents 17 per cent increase over the 2013 appropriation bill. Givin...

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Posted on Nov 5, 2013

Imoke presents N176.3b budget for 2014

Gov. Liyel Imoke of the southern Nigerian state of Cross River on Monday presented a budget of N176.3billion for the 2014 fiscal year to the State House of Assembly. Imoke said that 70 per cent of the budget was for capital expenditure while 30 per cent was for recurrent expenditure, adding that the economic ...

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Posted on Nov 4, 2013

Fashola Presents N489.69 Billion Budget Estimate For 2014

Lagos State Governor, Mr. Babatunde Fashola (SAN), on Wednesday presented to the State House of Assembly for approval, a total Budget Estimate of N489. 69 billion for the 2014 financial year, saying the focus would be to complete on-going projects and consolidate on the gains of the past budgets. The amount, ...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Fashola Presents N489.690bn 2014 Budget

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola on Wednesday proposed a budget of N489.690bn for the year 2014 before members of the State House of Assembly. The budget proposal, which he described as zero-deficit, is made of Recurrent Expenditure at N234.665bn and Capital Expenditure at N255.025bn with a Ca...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

GEJ to address NASS, present 2014 Budget

By Citizens platform President Goodluck Jonathan will on Tuesday November 12th address and present the 2014 budget estimates to a joint session of the two houses of the National Assembly. The President will present the 2014 budget after briefing the National Assembly joint session. According to a letter by th...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

Jonathan notifies National Assembly on Budget 2014

Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan on Tuesday wrote the Senate expressing his intention to present the 2014 budget to the National Assembly on 12 November, one month later than his 2012 presentation. Jonathan, in a letter dated 23 October expressed his intention to present the 2014 budget to the Nati...

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Posted on Oct 30, 2013

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