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    NASS Makes Volte-face, Approves 3-year Budget Plan

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    The National Assembly yesterday approved the 2017-2019 Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) and Fiscal Strategy Paper (FSP) with the adjustment of the crude oil benchmark from projection $42.5 to $44.5 for the 2017 budget. LEADERSHIP recalls that the three-year plan was submitted to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday, October 4, 2016….

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    How Rivers Polls Stalled Magu’s Confirmation

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    The Senate has explained why it could not attend to the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Mr. Ibrahim Magu, and other member-nominees of the Commission who had turned up for their screening yesterday, attributing the development to the poor attendance of senators at plenary. Senate deputy majority leader, Senator Bala…

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    World Leaders Offer Support To Trump As President-elect Meets Obama

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    President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday joined other world leaders to congratulate the president-elect of the United States of America, Donald Trump, who will, today, meet with his predecessor, President Barack Obama in the White House. President Obama yesterday extended an invitation to the president-elect to meet with him at the White House on Thursday. Press secretary…

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    Recession: Senate And Its 20-point Solution Agenda

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    The Senate recently reeled out a 20-point agenda to assist the Federal government in addressing the economy. MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA dissects the issue. Disturbed by the dwindling economic recession facing the country, the upper legislative chamber recently came up with what it called a 20-point solution agenda to assist the executive arm of  government in…

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    Recession: Senate Okays Sale Of NLNG, Others

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    The Senate has technically okayed the sale of federal assets as part of measures to get out of the current economic recession. Addressing plenary yesterday, the President  of the Senate, Dr Bukola Saraki, observed that Nigerians were tired of excuses under whatever guise, hence the legislature and the executive arm of government must work together…

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    2016 Budget: FG Spends N2.1trn In 2 Months

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    The federal government yesterday disclosed that it spent N2.1 trillion in the past two months (May and June), with N598.63 billion going to servicing existing debts and N331.58 billion on capital expenditure. The federal government also recorded revenue loss of N1.064 trillion in the first half of the year. President Muhammadu Buhari in May, assented…

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    Between Power Play And Stability

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    As the 8th Senate clocks one year in legislative business, MBACHU GODWIN NNANNA, takes a Look at its prospects and challenges.   The 8th Senate like the previous ones had its own fare of challenges and prospects as it commenced legislative business in an atmosphere that was described by many as turbulent, although in the…

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    Senate Tasks FG On Violence Against Children

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    Disturbed by the spate of violence against children, the Senate yesterday urged the federal government to intensify advocacy to stop violence against children through  the National Orientation Agency (NOA) The senate  mandated its  committee on women affairs to look into the implementation and enforcement of Child Rights Act in states that are yet to do…

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    Senate Task CBN On Financial Inclusion

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    The Senate yesterday directed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to take proactive measures to enhance financial inclusion through increased rural banking and financial services in disadvantaged states and local governments within one year. It also directed the committee on banking, insurance and other financial institutions and industries to liaise  with the relevant federal government…

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