• NASS tired of passing annual budgets FG won’t fully implement, says Saraki

    NASS tired of passing annual budgets FG won’t fully implement, says Saraki

    Senate President Bukola Saraki, on Wednesday night in Abuja, said lawmakers were tired of passing annual budgets which are not fully implemented.

    Saraki, while presenting a keynote address at the 2016 Awards/Dinner for Senators and Journalists covering the Senate, organised by the Senate Press Corps, called for close collaboration between the parliament and journalists.

    “I think we are all tired of having budget documents that, at the end of the day, when it comes to implementation, they don’t mean anything. But, when […]

  • How committee chair usually sabotage budgets – Jibrin reveals

    How committee chair usually sabotage budgets – Jibrin reveals

    Former Chairman of the House of Representatives Committee on Appropriation, Abdulmumin Jibrin (APC, Kano) has revealed how Chairmen of the Committee used the office to manipulate national budget proposals.

    He said being Appropriation Committee Chairman, the power of the office can be used to fraudulently review upward or downward allocations for projects.

    Jibrin, on Thursday in response to Speaker Yakubu Dogara’s defense of lawmakers’ input on budget documents, said an Appropriation Chairman can also sabotage the budget through inadequate allocation.

    The lawmaker had […]

  • FG works plan to end herdsmen/farmers clash, budgets N940m for grazing reserves

    FG works plan to end herdsmen/farmers clash, budgets N940m for grazing reserves

    According to reports, the federal government has budgeted N940 million in the 2016 budget for the development of strategic grazing reserves to stem the tide of herdsmen and farmers clashes in the country.

    This is contained in the breakdown of the budget by minister of Budget and Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, on Thursday at the Presidential Villa.

    It will be recalled that herdsmen and farmers clash has been on the front burner in the last few weeks and attempts by the […]

  • How budgets get altered in National Assembly – Sen. Ewa-Henshaw explains

    How budgets get altered in National Assembly – Sen. Ewa-Henshaw explains

    As Nigerians wait with bated breath to see if the 2016 budget bill will be signed into law this week following the arrival of President Muhammadu Buhari from his trip to China, a rare insight into how monies meant for critical projects are diverted to others has been given by a Senator who spent eight years in the Upper House of the National Assembly.

    He revealed that the National Assembly Appropriation Committees alter votes without recourse to Standing Committees, who submit […]