Nigeria's Buhari to sign 2018 budget on Wednesday

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resident Muhammadu Buhari will sign the 2018 Appropriation Act into law on Wednesday after months of delays.

Last month, Parliament approved a $25 billion budget for this year and sent it back to Buhari to assent. That’s 5.8 percent bigger than what Buhari presented to them in November and a fifth more than last year’s spending plan.

The bulk of the nation’s budget is intended to stimulate economic growth before the February elections and after a contraction in 2016.

Africa’s top oil producer emerged from its first recession in 2017, helped by higher crude prices, but growth remains fragile. The recession was largely caused by low crude prices and militant attacks on energy facilities, since oil sales make up two-thirds of government revenue.

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Documents Reveal Pentagon Censorship of Suicide in Hollywood - Spy Culture

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For the last few weeks I’ve been working a research project on how the Pentagon’s entertainment liaison offices deal with the subjects of military mental health and suicide.  Today the fruits of that research were published by Insurge Intelligence, a crowdfunded journalism platform run by Nafeez Ahmed, who also published an exclusive on National Security […]

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‘Way to disaster’: Moscow warns US against deploying WMDs in space, threatens with ‘tough response’

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Preview Washington’s plan to create a Space Force could lead to catastrophe, a Russian Senator has warned. Moscow’s ready to “strongly retaliate” if the US violates the outer space treaty by putting weapons of mass destruction into orbit.
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‘Tragic to see innocent children caged like animals’ - Corbyn slams Trump’s immigration policy

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Preview Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn took a swipe at US President Donald Trump as he blasted his policy of separating migrant children from their families as “immoral.” The Opposition leader branded the process as “shocking” in a tweet.
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