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National vs Constituency projects: Controversy trails NASS cut on critical projects
Mon, 25 Jun 2018

Controversy has continued to trail the assented 2018 Budget by President Muhammadu Buhari. While some economists and financial analysts bemoaned the alterations made by the National Assembly to the Appropriation bill before passing it, others supported the cut by the lawmakers, investigations by The Daily Times revealed. President Buhari had noted that he was compelled to sign the 2018 Budget into law given the numerous insertions and alterations made in the budget by the National Assembly before passing the bill. For instance, the lawmakers cut 4,700 projects amounting to N347 billion from what President Buhari presented and introduced 6,403 projects of their own amounting to N578 billion, which was significantly higher than N143 billion injected in the previous budget. The President, who reluctantly signed the Bill, however, plans to send a supplementary budget to the lawmakers, even though the N9.12 trillion 2018 budget represented an increase of 22.6 per cent, compared to N7.44 trillion of 2017 appropriation.

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But in an exclusive response to an enquiry by The Daily Times, President, Institute for Service Excellence and Good Governance, Mr Tope Fasua, said the N9.12 trillion budget is grossly insufficient for nation needs and so the issue of “padding” distracts Nigeria from the need to be budgeting at least N20 trillion. Fasua said: “I have just returned from a tour of rural areas in Ekiti and I am still in shock at how the leaders of this country have confined millions to a state of barbaric primitivism while they languish themselves in Byzantine opulence. If Angola can budget $56 billion for its 25 million people this year – an equivalent of over N20 trillion, I don’t see why Nigeria should be dancing around N9 trillion or $25 billion.” He, however, pointed out that the insertion of pork barrel projects as usual, which they call constituency projects, is a further indication of total failure of governance in Nigeria. “I have been trying to educate Nigerians that we now live in a regime of “the powerful take it all”. Those who have political power simply grab it all. Even when they purportedly do projects for the masses, half of the money disappears into their pockets.

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Cholera claims 3 in Gombe, 27 hospitalized
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Cholera outbreak at Tsangaya Islamic school, Madaki, in Gombe, has led to the death of three pupils while 27 others were hospitalised. Gombe state CommissionerThe post Cholera claims 3 in Gombe, 27 hospitalized appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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We are ready to fight for justice in Oyo APC, Shittu insists
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The Minister of Communications, Adebayo Shittu, on Sunday, vowed that the aggrieved members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Oyo State would not relentThe post We are ready to fight for justice in Oyo APC, Shittu insists appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Security agents stop major clash at APC National Convention
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Fresh fight broke out early Sunday morning at the Delta state stand at the Eagle Square, venue of the All Progressives Congress (APC), National Convention.The post Security agents stop major clash at APC National Convention appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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LCDA will return, pupils will stop paying tax, says Fayemi
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The Governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Ekiti State, Dr Kayode Fayemi has assured Ekiti people that Local Council Development Authority (LCDA),The post LCDA will return, pupils will stop paying tax, says Fayemi appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Fayose urges support for PDP candidate
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The 23th Ekiti State University (EKSU), convocation was during the weekend turned to campaign rally as the State Governor, Ayo Fayose used the occasion toThe post Fayose urges support for PDP candidate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Labour Party congratulates Oshiomole
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The Labour Party has congratulated former Edo State Governor, Adams Oshiomhole on his emergence as the new National Chairman of the All Progressive Congress, (APC).The post Labour Party congratulates Oshiomole appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Olumide Aderinokuns Grandstanding in Real Estate
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Hard-working, industrious and enterprising are few words that could best describe the younger brother of the founders of GTbank, Olumide Aderinokun, who had struck goldThe post Olumide Aderinokuns Grandstanding in Real Estate appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Suspected herdsmen kill 100 in 9 Plateau communities
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Police confirm 11 deaths, say families buried victims before arrival State Govt imposes dusk to dawn curfew in 3 LGs No fewer than 100 personsThe post Suspected herdsmen kill 100 in 9 Plateau communities appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Job seeker commits suicide over inability to pay wifes hospital bill
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
A 45-year-old unemployed graduate, Tijiro Oghenede, in Ozoro community, Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State has committed suicide, following his alleged inability toThe post Job seeker commits suicide over inability to pay wifes hospital bill appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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SERAP wins round one to compel Adamu, Ogbeh to account for spending on water
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has won the latest round in the legal battle to compel the Minister of Water Resources, Engr. SuleimanThe post SERAP wins round one to compel Adamu, Ogbeh to account for spending on water appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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APC Ireland commends Buhari, throws weight behind second term bid
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Members of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Republic of Ireland have commended the present government for the laudable projects being implemented, calling onThe post APC Ireland commends Buhari, throws weight behind second term bid appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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PDP to APC: You cant fool Nigerians by changing slogan
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told the All Progressives. Congress (APC) to perish the thought of deceiving and beguiling Nigerians by its attempt toThe post PDP to APC: You cant fool Nigerians by changing slogan appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Okowa charges Christians to live exemplary life
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Delta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has challenged Christians who are in positions of authority to live exemplary life worthy of emulation. Speaking at aThe post Okowa charges Christians to live exemplary life appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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NCPC to Commence airlift of pilgrims Tor Ujah
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
The Executive Secretary of the Nigerian Christian Pilgrim Commission (NCPC), Rev. Ujah Tor Ujah has revealed that all is set to commence the airlift ofThe post NCPC to Commence airlift of pilgrims Tor Ujah appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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AMCON: 6 banks pay N155.45bn into sinking fund
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Six Commercial banks have made payments totalling N155.45 billion into the sinking fund of Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria (AMCON) within three years. Access Bank,The post AMCON: 6 banks pay N155.45bn into sinking fund appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Glo Promo: new winners fly out to Russia
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Telecommunications giant, Globacom, has announced the names of six new winners in its reward promo dubbed Go Russia. The six lucky winners have increased theThe post Glo Promo: new winners fly out to Russia appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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Why the movie industry needs more investor-Actress, Rachael Okonkwo
Mon, 25 Jun 2018
Nollywood actress, Nnenna Rachael Okonkwo is famous for her role in Nkoli Nwa Nsukka, a movie series which has run up to six parts. BornThe post Why the movie industry needs more investor-Actress, Rachael Okonkwo appeared first on Daily Times Nigeria. Nigeria News from Nigeria Newspapers
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