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SENATE PASSES N4.695 TRILLION 2014 BUDGET

SENATE PASSES N4.695 TRILLION 2014 BUDGET

The Senate on Wednesday passed N4.695 trillion as the 2014 national budget. The budget is N52.2bn more than the N4.642 trillion submitted by President Goodluck Jonathan to the National Assembly on December 19, 2013, through the Co-ordinating Minister of the Economy and Minister of Finance, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala. Main points of the 2014 budget approved

OKONJO-IWEALA HONOURED WITH ROCKEFELLER AWARD

The Finance Minister and Coordinating Minister for the economy, Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala was on April 8, honored with the David Rockefeller Bridging Award alongside Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and Simao Jatene, Governor of the state of Para, Brazil in New York, US. According to organizers of the prestigious award, Okonjo-Iweala was honored for her

200 Kill In Zamfara Massacre

Suspected cattle rustlers over the weekend killed over 200 people who were attending a security meeting in Yargaladinma area of Dansadau community in Maru LGA of Zamfara State.   The men who were said to have come in over 100 motorbikes carrying guns and machetes, surrounded the building where the security meeting was holding and

Army Kills 18 Boko Haram Members

The Nigerian Army in Abuja on Monday announced that it killed 18 persons suspected to be members of the Boko Haram sect while troops retrieved weapons and aborted attacks on the outskirts of Bama and Ngurosoye, Borno State.   Maj-Gen. Chris Olukolade, Director of Defence Information and coordinator, Joint Information Centre Counter Terrorism Campaign, said

EPIC Records Set To Release Micheal Jackson’ s Post-Humus Album “ESCAPE”

  Epic Records, United States, have announced its readiness to release a post-humus album of late King of Pop, Michael Jackson. This was made known in a statement released by the records recently. The album entitled ‘Escape,’ which will feature eight brand new tracks of the late musician, will be released on May 13, 2014.

Oscar Pistorius Defence Postponed

The defence in the murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been postponed until April 7, as one of the assessors assisting the judge took ill. The paralympic athlete who was billed to take the stand today as the only witness to the alleged murder, would have to wait to give his testimony when the trial

‘Embrace National Dialogue’ – Anyim

The secretary to the Government of the Federation, Senator Anyim Pius Anyim, has called on all Nigerians to embrace the proposed National dialogue as a means of resolving critical national issues facing the country. Anyim made the call today at the launch and review of a book titled, “Conversations with my Country,” a five-year compilation

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