November 9, 2019

Sanwo-Olu presents N1.168trn 2020 budget to Lagos Assembly

  Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Friday presented the year 2020 proposed budget of N1.168 trillion to the State House of Assembly. Sanwo-Olu said the proposed budget had been christened: “The Budget of Awakening to a Greater Lagos”, and would give priority to the completion of ongoing projects. He said that the budget would be funded by a projected total revenue of N1.071 trillion, and a deficit amounting to N97.53 billion. According to him, the budget size is higher than the 2019 budget by 34 per cent. “The capital expenditure amounts to N723.75 billion while the recurrent expenditure is N444.81 billion, giving a 62:38 capital to recurrent ratio. [Read]

D’Tigress ranked 16th in world, first in Africa

  Nigeria women’s basketball team, D’Tigress are now ranked 16th in the world and first in Africa in the latest FIBA world ranking released on Friday. The Nigerian ladies, who emerged champions at the 2019 AfroBasket Women’s Championship in Senegal, are the only African team in top 20 in the new ranking system of FIBA. World champions and Olympic gold medalists the USA maintained their top-ranked spot as the best team in the world, Australia are in second place, Spain in third, Canada rank fourth while France are fifth in the world. The new ranking system, presented by Nike, is a lot better than the previous system, which was purely [Read]

Expect third term agenda soon, says Falana

  A human rights activist and Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Femi Falana, says some forces within the nation’s political landscape are preparing the grounds to launch a third term campaign ahead of the 2023 presidential race. Falana, who was the guest speaker at the presentation of “Testimony to courage,” a book in honour of the Editor-in-Chief of Premium Times, Dapo Olorunyomi, said those behind the moves had activated the process by a deliberate attempt to oppress the media and whittle their influence and other perceived obstacles. An online newspaper, The Pledge, quoted Falana as saying, “Let me say this, our country has gone to the dogs and the media must [Read]