Amid Boos and Crisis, Buhari Presents Budget Without Economic Plan

By Uche Mbah President Muhammadu Buhari presented the 2019 budget yesterday amid boos, jeers and accolades from the joint sitting of the national Assembly. The budget, which degenerated into a campaign speech by the president, was received with boos and shouts of “it’s a lie”, “no more years”, four more years” etc. It was a rancorous session, which prompted the president to take a break from reading the budget and caution the National Assembly, saying they should not be behaving this way, and that “the world is watching us”. Amid…

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INEC Budget: NASS Joint Committee In Closed Door Meeting

By Akinwale Kasali The controversy surrounding the passage of the budget of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) for the 2019 general elections may soon be over, following the meeting held today by the National Assembly joint committee on INEC. The committee has begun the consideration of harmonised version of the 2019 election budget. The lawmakers went into a closed-door session after the co-Chairman, Suleiman Nazif, said the opening prayers and asked members to introduce themselves. After the introductions, a member of the committee moved a motion for the meeting…

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