NIA gets N4.87bn budget to track, intercept mobile calls, chat messages

The National Assembly has approved a N4.87bn budget for the National Intelligence Agency, (NIA), to track, intercept and monitor calls and messages on mobile devices, including Thuraya and WhatsApp. Picture caption: Amb-Ahmed-Rufai-of-NIA-and-Gen-Samul-Adebayo-of-DMI The amount is part of the N895.8bn supplementary budget submitted by President Muhammadu Buhari last month and approved by both chambers of the National Assembly last week, after increasing it by about N87bn. The Budget, according to the Chairman, Senate Committee on Appropriation, Senator Barau Jibrin, is meant to procure equipment for the military and to fight further…

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FG plans N13.98tr budget for 2022 – Finance Minister

…To spend N900bn on subsidy in 2022 The Federal Government has projected to spend N13.98 trillion in the 2022 fiscal year. The Minister of Finance Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, made this disclosure yesterday, during the presentation of the Medium Term Expenditure Framework/Fiscal Strategy Paper for 2022-2024, in Abuja. She also disclosed that the Federal Government will slash capital expenditure to N3.61 trillion in 2022, from the N4.37 trillion approved for 2021; the figure is N758 billion lower than the N4.37 trillion spent on capital expenditure this year. The…

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Senate assures farmers in northwest of increased security budget

Senate Committee on Nigerian Army, has lauded the military over its commitment in ensuring restoration of farming activities in the northwest, and pledged increased security budget to effectively tackle challenges. The Committee leader, Senator Ali Ndume, made the commendation during an oversight visit to the 8th Division of the Nigerian Army, Sokoto. Ndume described the current budgetary allocation to the Nigerian Army as grossly inadequate, considering the huge security challenges bedeviling the country. He said the military was always on the warfront executing different operations, aimed at safeguarding the country…

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