JONAS EZIEKE and EUCLID MYKE, Abuja
The House of Representatives on Wednesday hurriedly and curiously passed President Muhammadu Buhari’s virement proposal slightly higher than N180 billion that was initially requested by the President.
A flotilla of Russian warships is passing through the English Channel en route to Syria.
Two British naval ships are shadowing the vessels. The Ministry of Defence said they would be “man-marked every step of the way” while near UK waters.
South Africa has said it will evolve a legal framework with Nigeria to avert a situation where the Federal Government’s funds for arms are seized in future.
The South African Secretary for Defence and Military Veterans, Dr. Sam Gulube, said this while fielding questions from journalists shortly after the opening ceremony of the Nigeria-South Africa Defence Industry inaugural seminar on Monday in Abuja.
LEO ALIGWO, Business Editor
Financial and economic experts have urged the executive arm of the government to ensure speedy implementation of the reduced 2016 budget of N6.06 trillion, passed into law by the National Assembly Wednesday.