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by Alabi Usman If you have got your PVC, you have no reason not to vote. There is an urgent need for strategic involvement of citizens in the process of electing new leaders. If we must get it right in...
by Chinedu Okafor It is hard to decide what’s worse: government negligence on a pressing issue or abandoning an issue which we believed the government has resolved to tackle. With the new Alakija road project, the latter seems to be...
by Chinedu Okafor Those who find themselves trading or residing in the Alaba Suru section of Lagos Badagry expressway can count themselves among the victims of abandoned or suspended projects. These people considered themselves lucky when the project began few...
by Omoleye Omoruyi Imo state lawmakers in both houses of the National Assembly nominated constituency projects worth several millions of naira for 2018. All these projects are expected to be implemented once funds have been released, but like in the...
by Omoleye Omoruyi Lagos lawmakers at the National Assembly nominated projects worth several millions of naira for their various constituencies and Senatorial district. There are also few that failed to nominate projects for their constituencies. See below breakdown of their...
by Atiku Nafisa Emmanuella When I was serving in Ibadan, I usually traveled back home to Lagos on weekends to spend some time with my family or attend to other work commitments. I would sleep in the bus or the car...
by Ajadi Daniel Here are the budgetary allocations to federal ministries and parastatals in the 2018 budget. S/N Ministries/MDAs 2018 BUDGET ALLOCATION 1 Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development N202,010,092,743 2 Ministry of Budget and National Planning N1,858,844,306,387 3 Ministry of Communication Technology N19,765,740,637 4 Ministry of Defence N576,399,335,199 5 Ministry of Education N651,226,697,523 6 Ministry of Environment N35,378,408,624 7 FCT Administration N40,297,122,872 8 Ministry of...
by Ajadi Daniel It is perhaps no news that states in Nigeria are used to preparing budget that they do not have the financial capacity to implement. It might be difficult to entirely avoid deficit when planning a budget, but states...
by Usman Alabi Only few of the 36 states have the financial capacity to effectively implement their 2018 budgets. Budget making in Nigeria has become a ritual and public relation tool by states to hide and deflect attention from a...
by Chinedu Brown Cross River's 2018 budget dwarfs other states Appropriation bill for the current year including Lagos. The state budgets N1.3trn for 2018, how it will implement this humongous budget even with a 2017 total revenue that is less...

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