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#According to The Punch, The Federal Government is planning to sell at least five percent of its shares in the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas company.
A sources in the Presidency said the move had become necessary as part of
efforts to revive the ailing economy.
 #No doubt, the current political atmosphere in Edo State is heavy with
tension and anxiety, especially as the much-awaited governorship
election is just a day away. Although a total of 19 political parties
had been registered to participate in the exercise, many are of the
opinion that the battle is solely between Godwin Obaseki and Osagie
Ize-Iyamu – the candidates of the two major parties – the All
Progressives Congress and the Peoples Democratic Party.
 Campaigns for the election would end midnight on Tuesday. But prior
to that, the major political parties have not spared any opportunity to
engage in media war. Currently, all the major streets across the three
senatorial districts of Edo State have been flooded with posters and
billboards of Obaseki and Ize-Iyamu. Such posters and billboards of all
shapes and sizes have not only overshadowed those of their counterparts
in the other 17 political parties but also contributed to the defacing
of public infrastructure.
#The Speaker of the House of
Representatives, Yakubu Dogara; Governor of Sokoto State, Aminu
Tambuwal; Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu; and other civil
society organisations on Monday faulted the country’s current budgeting
process, stating that it did not support inclusiveness.
They made their position known in Abuja
at a colloquium on budget as a critical tool for effective
executive-legislative relations, organised

They faulted the provisions of Section
81 of the 1999 Constitution, which allows the President to submit the
budget estimates to the National Assembly at any time of the financial

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