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  • FG To Inject N127bn Into Sovereign Wealth Fund

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    The federal government hinted yesterday that it will inject fresh $250 million sourced from the excess crude account (ECA) into the Sovereign Wealth Fund (SWF). This is coming just as the National Economic Council (NEC) has expressed concern over the current situation of the exchange rate, saying there is need for an urgent review of…

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  • Why Saraki, Dogara Visited PMB In London

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    About a week after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced to Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari had separately spoken with them on telephone, the two presiding officers of the National Assembly have also visited the President in London. The visit coming after similar visits by prominent Nigerians to see Buhari is a…

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  • Why Saraki, Dogara Visited PMB In London

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    About a week after Senate President Bukola Saraki and Speaker Yakubu Dogara announced to Nigerians that President Muhammadu Buhari had separately spoken with them on telephone, the two presiding officers of the National Assembly have also visited the President in London. The visit coming after after similar visits by prominent Nigerians to see Buhari is…

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  • What PMB Told Saraki, Dogara From UK

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    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday evening called the Senate President, Bukola Saraki and the Speaker, House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara from the United Kingdom where he is on vacation. The two presiding officers of the National Assembly gave accounts of their separate conversations with the president who was said to be curious about happenings in and…

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  • Non-performing Bank Loans Rise To N2.3trn

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    The volume of non-performing loans (NPL) in the Nigerian banking industry is expected to rise to as high as N2.3 trillion when the banks begin to release their full year 2016 financial statement as the NPL ratio is expected to rise above 15 per cent. According to data by the National Bureau of Statistics, banking…

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  • NASS Moves To Jerk Up 2017 Health Budget To N1.1trn

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    The National Assembly is set to review the 2017 budgetary allocation to the health sector from the proposed N304 billion to N1.1 trillion in line with African Union (AU) Abuja Declaration of 2001, which recommends a minimum of 15%  of total annual budgets to be dedicated to health. LEADERSHIP reports that the 2017 Money Bill…

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  • Senate Berates Amaechi Over $29.9bn External Loan Claim

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    The Senate on Wednesday angrily reacted to a statement credited to the Minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi, in which he claimed that the refusal of the National Assembly to approve the request of the Federal Government for a $29.9 foreign loan was frustrating  the construction of the Lagos-Ibadan and Ibadan-Ilorin-Minna-Kano raillines projects. Consequently, the Senate…

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