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FULL TEXT OF THE 2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION

by admin - 7 November 2017

FULL TEXT OF THE 2018 BUDGET SPEECH: BUDGET OF CONSOLIDATION Delivered by His Excellency, President Muhammadu Buhari President, Federal Republic of Nigeria At the Joint Session of the National Assembly, Abuja Tuesday, 7TH of November 2017 PROTOCOLS 1. I am here to present 2018 Budget Proposals. Before presenting...

Politics

2019: With 31 Million Youths Mobilised Nationwide, Lajada Challenges Buhari

With 31 million youths mobilised so far across the country, a youth leader, Ibrahim Abubakar Lajada, has declared his intention to challenge President Mohammadu Buhari as the race for the 2019 presidential poll gathers momentum. Lajada, a US-trained political scientist, is staking his bid for the presidency on the platform of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC). The 34-year old Lajada is already...

Photo News

Buhari in South East (Photo)

President Muhammadu Buhari (middle); with Governors Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi (Enugu, 2nd right); Rochas Okorocha (Imo, right); Dave Umahi (Ebonyi, 3rd left); Okezie Ikpeazu (Abia, 2nd left); Minister for Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige (left); former governor of old Anambra State, Chief Jim Nwobodo (2nd left, behind) acknowledging cheers from the crowd when President Buhari arrived Akanu Ibiam...

Power/Mineral Resources

‘Shell Paid $31bn into Federation Account, NDDC from 2002-2016’

Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) remitted 29.8 billion dollars to the federation account and 1.2 billion dollars to Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) between 2002 and 2016. Mr Igo Weli, General Manager, External Relations, made the disclosure on Monday in Port Harcourt while reacting to the shut-down of SPDC flow station and gas plant in Belema community by angry youths. The youths...

Cities/Abuja Districts

Estimated Billing: FCT Minister Wants AEDC to Deploy Metering Technology, Pays N1bn Debt

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Diplomacy

Deportation of 250 Citizens Prompt Nigeria, EU Agreement on Repatriation

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Environment/Health

Nigeria: 250 Die of Snakebite in Plateau, Gombe

Two hundred and fifty victims of snake bite have died in the last three weeks in Plateau and Gombe States, according to a tally given by three medical centres. The usually preventable deaths followed an acute scarcity of snake anti-venom drugs in the country. The figure represents the number of confirmed deaths from three snake treatment centres – General Hospital, Kaltungo, Ali Mega Pharmacy,...

Crime/Defence

Lone Gunman Kill 27 in Church

Agents from FBI have arrived the scene A gunman entered a church in a small town in southeast Texas on Sunday and began firing, resulting in “multiple” fatalities and injuries, local media reported, citing the county authorities. The lone gunman who walked into the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, about 40 miles (65 km) east of San Antonio, was “down,” Wilson County Commissioner...

Editorial/Opinion

Fulani Herdsmen: Grim Statistics Of Their Bloody Exploits

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