Saturday, May 21, 2022
More

    Latest Posts

    Sina Rambo welcomes baby girl with wife

    Nigerian singer Sina Rambo has welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Korth.The music star took to his Instagram page on Monday,...

    Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker marry in California court

    American reality TV star, Kourtney Kardashian, has legally married her drummer boyfriend, Travis Barker. The couple tied the knot...

    Strike: Ogun students shut down Benin-Ore highway

    Students protesting the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday, have reportedly blocked the Sagamu-Benin-Ore highway.

    Gunmen kidnap Anambra lawmaker

    A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Dr. Okechukwu Okoye, has been kidnapped. The lawmaker, popularly known...

    Ahmed appears before Senate, says Army got N1tn in two years

    THE Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, on Tuesday, said her ministry had released a total sum of N1.008.47tn to the Nigerian Army between January 2019 and April 2021.

    The minister stated this when she appeared before the Senate Committee on Army.

    The panel had summoned the minister following complaints by the Nigerian Army that it had outstanding N50bn to collect from the ministry which was part of the budgetary provision to fight terrorism.

    But Ahmed told the Senate Committee that the Nigerian Army got more than the budgetary provision in the period under review.

    She read out the Capital Funding of the Nigerian Army from 2019 till April 2021.

    She said, “In 2019 what was budgeted for the Nigerian Army was N19.6bn and N12.84bn was released representing 64.37 per cent.

    “In 2020, the total capital budget for the Nigerian Army was N34.37bn and this amount was released 100 per cent.

    “In 2021, that is this current year, the total budget for the Nigerian Army is N29bn. As at April, we have released N17.98bn of that, which is 68.92 per cent. It means we are on course to also release 100 per cent.”

    Copyright PUNCH.

    Latest Posts

    Sina Rambo welcomes baby girl with wife

    Nigerian singer Sina Rambo has welcomed a baby girl with his wife, Korth.The music star took to his Instagram page on Monday,...

    Kourtney Kardashian, Travis Barker marry in California court

    American reality TV star, Kourtney Kardashian, has legally married her drummer boyfriend, Travis Barker. The couple tied the knot...

    Strike: Ogun students shut down Benin-Ore highway

    Students protesting the lingering strike action of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, on Monday, have reportedly blocked the Sagamu-Benin-Ore highway.

    Gunmen kidnap Anambra lawmaker

    A member of the Anambra State House of Assembly, Dr. Okechukwu Okoye, has been kidnapped. The lawmaker, popularly known...

    Don't Miss

    Davido celebrates daughter on fifth birthday

    Popular Nigerian singer, David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, on Sunday, celebrated his second daughter, Hailey, on her fifth birthday.

    Senator Arthur Nzeribe dies at 83

    Oguta-born maverick Second Republic politician, Senator Francis Arthur Nzeribe, is dead. He was aged 83. A reliable source close...

    370 statutory delegates must sign your forms, APC tells Osinbajo, Amaechi, others

    As a precondition for submitting their expression of interest and nomination forms, presidential aspirants on the platform of the ruling All Progressives...

    Army boss charges commanders on professional conduct

    The Chief of Army Staff, Lieutenant General Faruk Yahaya, has charged operational level commanders to be professional while discharging their roles.

    CBN gov Emefiele speaks on 2023 presidency, nomination forms

    The Governor of the Central Bank, Mr Godwin Emefiele, has said that he would make a decision on the 2023 presidency in...

    Stay in touch

    To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.