— President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday formally received the detailed copy of the 2016 budget as transmitted to him by the National Assembly.
President Muhammadu BuhariThe transmission is coming barely a week after the Presidency’s observation that the lawmakers had merely sent to it highlights of the budget as they passed a fortnight ago, without the details. (The Guardian)
— The scarcity of petrol continued in Lagos, Abuja and many other parts of the country on Thursday, defying the deadline given by the Minister of Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu.
The minister had said queues by motorists at filling stations would disappear in the Federal Capital Territory and Lagos by Thursday, and in other major cities of the country by the weekend. (The Punch)
— Vice President Yemi Osinbajo says the Federal Government will soon commence work on 31 major roads across the country in its drive to develop infrastructure and grow the economy.
The vice president stressed the need for collaboration among states of the federation in order to stimulate the economy, just as he attributed the country’s economic woes to over-dependence on oil. (Daily Trust) Enditem