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ABUJA — President Muhammadu Buhari Friday presented a budget proposal of N20.51 trillion naira to the joint session of the National Assembly in Abuja, which he referred to the 2023 Appropriation as a “budget of fiscal sustainability and transition before he leaves office in May next year. Addressing the session, the President described the oil subsidy regime as grossly unsustainable in the current reality of low revenues occasioned by oil theft and insecurity. President Buhari,...

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ABUJA — Femi Gbajabiamila, the speaker of the house of representatives, has disclosed that President Muhammadu Buhari may present the 2023 budget to the national assembly in October. Gbajabiamila said this on Wednesday during the inspection of the ongoing renovation work on the green chamber, as well as the construction of the National Assembly Service Commission (NASC) office. The speaker said the president will present and lay before the two chambers of the national assembly,...

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The National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said the country generated N600.15 billion as value-added tax (VAT) in the second quarter of 2022. The bureau said this in its latest sectoral distribution of value-added tax for Q2 2022, released on Saturday. The figure represented an increase of 1.96 percent from the N588.59 billion generated in Q1 2022. According to the report, local payments of VAT amounted to N359.12 billion in Q2 2022. “On the aggregate,...

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The Nigerian National Petroleum Company (NNPC) Limited has disclosed that it deducted N448.78 billion in July to cater for subsidy payments. The company said in its monthly presentation to the federation account allocation committee (FAAC) meeting on August 24th, 2022. The figures showed that the country has paid N2.04 trillion to offset subsidy payments in the 7-month period — while the payment of N1.04 trillion has been carried forward. For the seventh month in a...

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A report by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has shown that capital importation into the country dropped by 2.4 percent in the second quarter (Q2) of 2022. The total capital imported into the country in (Q2) 2022 stood at $1.54 billion from $875.62 million in the corresponding quarter of 2021, showing an increase of 75.34 percent. When compared to Q1 2022, capital importation decreased by 2.40 percent from $1.57 billion. Only four states out...

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Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo has said 10 of the 32 states in Nigeria have bigger gross domestic capital (GDP) than some African countries. He said this on Sunday when he was visited by a group of Harvard Business School students at the presidential villa, Abuja. The vice-president said Nigeria should not be compared with smaller African countries in terms of economic prosperity. “First, there is a need to appreciate the size of the country, which is...

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ABUJA — Nigeria spends N18.39 billion on petrol subsidy petrol payments per day, according to the minister of finance, budget and national planning, Zainab Ahmed. The minister said this on Thursday during an inquiry by the house of representatives committee investigating petroleum products for subsidy regime from 2013 to 2022. Subsidy or under-recovery is the shortfall for the underpriced sales of premium motor spirit (PMS), also known as petrol. “For 2023, the projection is that...

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The Federal Government has borrowed N19.91trn from the Central Bank of Nigeria through its Ways and Means Advances. Ways and Means Advances is a loan facility the Central bank uses to finance budget deficits. As of December 2021 total Ways and Means Advances to the Federal Government was N17.46 trn.  From January to June 2022, the Government borrowed N2.45 trn. Ways and Means Advances is backed by Section 38 of the CBN Act, 2007, the...

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The state governors, in consultations with the national economic council (NEC), are aware of withdrawals from the excess crude account (ECA), according to the minister of finance, budget, and national planning, Zainab Ahmed. The minister disclosed this on Wednesday at the end of the federal executive council (FEC) meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. She said the governors, who are joint owners of the accounts, were aware of the withdrawals. The minister explained that...

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Nigeria is staring down the barrel of financial bankruptcy.   A bizarre situation is playing out in Nigeria. If you fix your attention on the political space, things have never been more stable. The major political parties have picked their candidates for next February’s all-important presidential election, who in turn have selected their running mates. From this angle, as the commentariat picks over the bones of the “Muslim-Muslim ticket,” the most urgent consideration is the...

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