• I’ll ensure 2017 Budget is not padded – Buhari vows

    I’ll ensure 2017 Budget is not padded – Buhari vows

    The distortions that happened to the Budget 2016 in which series of rogue projects and figures were injected into the financial document won’t happen to next year’s budget, President Muhammadu Buhari has vowed.

    Buhari said this when he received in audience members of the Governance Support Group, led by Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, at State House, Abuja on Friday.

    The President said: “I am waiting for the 2017 Budget to be brought to us in Council.

    “Any sign of padding anywhere, I will remove […]

  • How Dogara padded 2016 Budget – House Transparency Group

    How Dogara padded 2016 Budget – House Transparency Group

    Members of the Transparency Group are appalled and deeply shocked to hear the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara, exonerating himself from the budget-padding scandal raging in the House.

    For a person of Speaker’s standing to have the temerity to come out publicly in defence of an action that is clear negation of federal character principles and breach of trust is both disappointing and dishonorable.

    The Speaker’s comments also endanger the spirit of the oneness of Nigeria.

    We gave […]