Minister To Give Budget Breakdown On Monday

The Minister of Budget and National Planning, Senator Udoma Udo Udoma, will on Monday give a breakdown of the highlights of the 2017 Budget estimates presented on Wednesday to the National Assembly by President Mohammadu Buhari.
Those expected at the briefing, which will be held at the Banquet Hall of the State House in Abuja, include media practitioners, heads of federal government ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs), representatives of states and local governments, private sector operators and associations, captains of industry and civil society organizations (CSOs).
Presenting the broad estimates to the National Assembly on Wednesday, President Buhari said the implementation of the 2017 Budget will be based on government’s economic recovery and growth strategy. The Plan, which builds on the Strategic Implementation Plan (SIP) for the 2016 Budget, provides a clear road map of policy actions and steps designed to bring the economy out of recession and to a path of steady growth and prosperity.

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Eid-el-Maulud: FG Declares Monday, Dec 12, Public Holiday

The federal government has declared Monday, Dec. 12 , as public holiday to mark the Eid-el-Maulud celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Lt. Gen. AbdulrahmanDambazau (rtd), made the declaration on behalf of the federal government yesterday in Abuja.

In a statement signed by the acting permanent secretary of the ministry, AlhajiMuhammaduMaccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with President MuhammaduBuhari to build a strong, united and peaceful nation.

He also urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation.

The minister also called on all Nigerians to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes.

He wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eid-el-Maulud celebration.

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JUST IN: FG Declares Monday, Dec. 12 Public Holiday to celebrate Eid-El-Maulud

The Federal Government has declared Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 as public holiday to mark the Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

 

The Minister of Interior, Retired Lt.- Gen. Abdulrahman  Dambazau, made the declaration on behalf of the Federal Government on today, Thursday, December 8, 2016, in Abuja.

 

In a statement signed by the acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido, Dambazau enjoined all Muslim faithful and Nigerians in general to join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari to build a strong, united and peaceful Nation.

 

He also urged all Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace across the nation.

 

The minister also called on all Nigerians to be patient and supportive of the present administration for the successful implementation of its laudable programmes.

 

He wished all Nigerians a happy and peaceful Eid-El-Maulud celebration.

#Nigeria@56: FG Declares Monday Public Holiday

The Federal Government has declared Monday as public holiday to mark the nation’s 56th independence anniversary celebration.

The Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (retd.), who made the declaration on behalf of the FG, congratulated Nigerians at home and abroad on the commemoration of this year’s independence anniversary.

He assured  them that the government was working assiduously to put in place “various palliative measures to cushion the effects of the current economic challenges.”

The minister, in a statement by the acting Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Alhaji Muhammadu Maccido on Thursday in Abuja, urged all Nigerians to continue to support President Muhammadu Buhari in his “avowed determination to build a strong, virile and united country in line with the dream of the country’s founding fathers.”

“He wished all Nigerians a happy anniversary celebration,” it added.

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Sultan Announces Monday, Sept.12 As Eid El-Kabir Day

The Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Sa’ad Abubakar III, has announced Monday, Sept. 12 as the Eid-El-Kabir Day, 1437 AH.

This followed the declaration of Saturday, Sept.3 as the 1st of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

This is contained in a statement signed by Prof. Sambo Junaidu, Chairman, Advisory Committee on Religious Affairs, Sultanate Council of Sokoto and made available in Sokoto.

“The committee in conjunction with the National Moon Sighting Committee had received reports from various Moon sighting committees across the country.

‘ The reports confirmed the sighting of the New Moon of Zulhijja,1437 AH, on Friday, Sept. 2, 2016, which was the 29th day of Zulka’ada, 1437 AH.

‘ The Sultan and President, Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs (NSCIA), accepted the reports and accordingly declared Saturday, Sept. 3, as the first day of Zulhijja, 1437 AH.

‘ Therefore, Monday, Sept.12, which will be equivalent to 10th Zulhijja, and will be marked as this year’s Eid el-Kabir, it added.

The statement further quoted the Sultan as felicitating with the Nigerian Muslim Ummah and wished them Allah’s guidance, as well as blessings.

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Nigeria Declares Friday, Monday Easter Holidays

The Nigerian Government has declared Friday and Monday public holidays to mark the Good Friday and Easter celebrations respectively.

The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, made the declaration in a statement issued by the acting Permanent Secretary in the ministry, Muhammadu Maccido, on Tuesday in Abuja.

The minister urged Christians and Nigerians in general to support and join hands with President Muhammadu Buhari in his efforts to build a peaceful, united and virile nation.

He urged Nigerians to use the occasion to pray for peace and unity across the nation.

While wishing Nigerians and Christians the world over happy celebrations, Mr. Dambazau also reaffirmed the Federal Government’s commitment to the change agenda in the country.

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Court Defers Ruling On Dasuki’s Bail Till Monday

A Federal High Court in Abuja has deferred till Monday the ruling on whether or not to grant bail to former National Security Adviser, Colonel Sambo Dasuki (rtd) and five others.

The accused are facing charges of alleged diversion of funds meant for arms for the fight against terrorism.

Hearing of their bail application was differed till December 21 on Wednesday.

Counsel to the accused persons, Ahmed Raji, who led the arguments for the bail application, said the offences for which they were to be tried were bailable.

He added that the accused persons were presumed innocent and were therefore, entitled to bail at the discretion of the court.

The prosecution counsel, Rotimi Jacob, however, objected the bail application on grounds that the accused persons still had some influence in the institutions they superintended and could intimidate the proposed prosecution witnesses who served under them if released on bail.

The Federal High Court had earlier fixed Thursday, December 17, to rule on the bail suit filed by the former NSA and the other accused persons.

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