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N2.2trn on debt service, fresh N1.6trn loan, rising oil dependence — 7 troubling facts about 2018 budget

June 23, 2018 POLITICS 0

After six months in the 2018 fiscal year, President Muhammadu Buhari finally signed the 2018 budget of consolidation into law, thanks to a seven-month delay by the national assembly. The president revealed that the national assembly had inserted 6,403 new projects into arguably the last budget before the 2019 elections, …

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‘The wicked clampdown has started’ – PDP reacts as DSS detains former Benue State governor, Gabriel Suswam

Former governor of Benue State, Gabriel Suswam has been detained by the Department of State Services in Abuja.   It was not clear why Suswam, who is said to have senatorial ambition, was detained, but a source close to the ex-governor said his detention was connected to a petition submitted to the …

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Ekiti governor, Ayo Fayose, denies saying he will be defecting to APC soon

Ekiti state governor, Ayo Fayose, has denied news making the rounds on social media that he is planning to defect to APC. Fayose is quoted to have said that if moving to APC would solve the problems of the party, he was ready to do so.   The governor in …

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”Honoring MKO Abiola won’t give Buhari Southwest votes in 2019, Yorubas are not dunces” Afenifere chieftain, Ayo Adebanjo says

Elder statesman and a chieftain of the pan-Yoruba socio-cultural group, Afenifere, Chief Ayo Adebanjo, says the recent honor done on late MKO Abiola by the Federal government will not in anyway influcnce the South West region to vote for him enmass.   Recall that on June 6th, President Buhari announced that …

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Throwback photo of late MKO Abiola, Sani Abacha and former Lagos state governor, Sir Michael Otedola

The throwback photo above shows the presumed winner of the 1993 presidential election, Late MKO Abiola, former military dictator late Sani Abacha and former governor of Lagos state, Late Sir Michael Otedola.

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”President Buhari will sign 2018 budget on Tuesday June 19th” Lai Mohammed says

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed says President Buhari will sign into law the 2018 budget on Tuesday June 19th. He disclosed this in an interview with Reuters on the sideline of his visit to London. “We will sign it off on Tuesday,” Lai Mohammed said The National Assembly …

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PDP To Buhari: ”Prove your war against corruption by probing Oshiomhole”

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has challenged President Muhammadu Buhari to prove the sincerity of his fight against corruption by directing the investigation and arraignment of former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole over allegations of corruption.   The party said this in a statement signed by its publicity secretary, Kola …

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‘Goodluck Jonathan rejected the GCFR honour for MKO three times’ – Kola Abiola

Former President Goodluck Jonathan thrice rebuffed suggestions to bestow the Grand Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic honour on Chief MKO Abiola.   Kola Abiola, the eldest son of the  winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential election, Chief MKO Abiola made the revelation in a Channels TV interview …

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Trial of former Katsina State governor, Ibrahim Shema adjourned to October 15

The trial of a former governor of Katsina State, Ibrahim Shehu Shema before Justice Babagana Ashgar of the Federal High Court sitting in Katsina could not continue on June 13, 2018 following an application brought by the defendant challenging the competency of the charge.   The application was moved by …

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Femi Gbajabiamila comes hard for electricity distribution companies as he accuses them of fraud and corruption in their billing methods

Honourable Femi Gbajabiamila who represents Surulere 1 constituency in the Federal house of representatives has come down really hard on electricity distribution companies over their billing methods.   In a series of tweets, he accused the DISCOS of hitting consumers with excessively high bills, a practice which he condemned as …

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