Buhari, Osinbajo to spend N4 billion on food, cars, travels

President Muhammadu Buhari and Vice President Yemi Osinbajo plan to spend N3.97 billion on food, cars, and travels in 2021, details of the proposed 2021 budget released by the Budget Office of the Federation show.

The breakdown of the proposed budget, which is awaiting the approval of the National Assembly, shows that the president has budgeted N2.4 billion for his local and international travels.

The figure is slightly lower (a

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Five things the Ministers need to aim for in Budget 2021

It will be a budget like nothing we have seen before – framed by the extraordinary circumstances and unprecedented uncertainty caused by the pandemic. Even in the last week, the backdrop has changed.

New restrictions have been imposed on much of the country, pushing many in the hospitality sector to close up – for now anyway. And the threat of a wider lockdown remains and will influence business and consumer

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DOT provides P8-M budget for COVID-19 testing in Boracay

The Department of Tourism (DOT), through the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB), will provide a total of P8 million to the provincial government of Aklan to cover the cost of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for the island’s 4,000 tourism workers, as it expects more local tourist arrivals in the coming months.

“By supporting RT-PCR testing among workers in Boracay, the Department reiterates that safety is the unparalleled priority

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FG earmarks N152bn for electricity

Electricity Tariff Hike: Hospitality industry under pressure to lay off workers…East-West Road gets N15bn

…Information Ministry to spend N1.3bn on travels, refreshment, others

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau Chief & Emmanuel Elebeke

The Federal Government is to pay power generation companies through Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading, NBET, the sum of N152.416 billion in 2021.

According to details of the 2021 budget now before National Assembly, this forms one of the largest expenditure items of the Ministry of Finance, Budget and

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Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) Stock Rating Upgraded by BidaskClub

Avis Budget Group (NASDAQ:CAR) was upgraded by investment analysts at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Friday, BidAskClub reports.

Several other research analysts have also recently issued reports on CAR. JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased their price target on Avis Budget Group from $13.00 to $22.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, June 19th.

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Germans must reduce travel, partying to fight COVID-19, says Merkel aide

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany should continue capping the number of people allowed at gatherings and clamp down on unnecessary travel as the country battles rising coronavirus infections, an aide to Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday.



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A closed restaurant is pictured during the late-night curfew due to restrictions against the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Berlin

“We must be a bit stricter in places where

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Pure announces travel-friendly budget portable DAB+ radios

Pure has announced a trio of portable DAB radios designed to please music lovers and streaming fans alike. 



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Pure announces travel-friendy budget portable DAB+ radios

The travel-friendly Elan DAB+ (£39.99), Elan Connect (£69.99) and Elan Connect+ (£89.99) pick up FM and DAB/DAB+ stations, but can also be paired with with smartphones and laptops via Bluetooth.

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Looks-wise, Pure has kept things simple with a choice

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Budget 2021:Information Ministry to Spend N1.3bn on Travel, Miscellaneous, Refreshment, Others

2021 Budget: North East Debt Commission gets zero allocation for capital expenditure
President Muhammadu Buhari presenting the 2021 budget to the National Assembly.

By Emmanuel Elebeke

The Ministry of Information and Culture is to spend N249.114 million on travels and another N285.964 million on miscellaneous expenses, according to   the details of the 2021 federal government budget which   was presented to the National Assembly by President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday.

The amount is to be spent out of N8.206 billion budgeted for the

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Australians unlikely to travel to Europe or the US until 2022

Australians unlikely to travel to Europe

AUSTRALIANS unlikely to travel to Europe or the US until 2022, warned the Tourism Minister Simon Birmingham this week.

However, Mr.  Birmingham conceded that they may open the travel bubble with New Zealand.

Following the Federal Budget last Tuesday, the government predicted that vaccinations would not be competed for all Australians before the end of 2021, meaning that until then overseas travel would have to “remain low”.

Speaking to The

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Federal Budget 2020 reveals Australia headed to record debt of almost $1 trillion

Billions of dollars in fast-tracked tax cuts and younger worker wage subsidies underline the Federal Government’s budget recovery pitch, as Australia’s recession sends debt and deficits to record levels.

Treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s coronavirus-delayed Budget includes $50 billion to bring forward tax cuts and $4 billion in subsidies for businesses to hire unemployed workers aged between 16 and 35.

The focus of the Budget is getting those who lost their jobs

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Budget-friendly tips for a safe and joyous holiday 2020 – The Inquirer and Mirror

(BPT) – Uncertainty continues into the 2020 holiday season, with limited travel, canceled events and strict budgets changing how Americans will celebrate this year. According to a recent Coinstar Holiday Survey, the majority of Americans said COVID-19 will influence how they celebrate the holidays.

Fortunately, by thinking outside the box and keeping a positive attitude, you can stay healthy, stretch funds and create merry moments. Let these tips inspire you

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big on sound, kind on your wallet

Best budget Bluetooth speakers Buying Guide: Welcome to What Hi-Fi?’s round-up of the best budget wireless speakers you can buy in 2020.



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Best budget Bluetooth speakers 2020: portable, desktop and multi-room

Bluetooth speakers have always been a great addition to any music lover’s box of tricks, but they’ve never been more desirable than right now. Perhaps dropping a significant sum on something offering multi-room or

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Amazon stops development of big-budget video game Crucible: Here’s all you need to know

Amazon has ended development of its first original big-budget game, an ambitious science-fiction shooter called Crucible. The company said evaluation of user feedback led it to a difficult decision of discontinuing development on Crucible.

“We very much appreciate the way that our fans have rallied around our efforts, and we’ve loved seeing your

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Japan May Need to Consider Compiling Third Extra Budget: Senior LDP Lawmaker | Investing News

By Kaori Kaneko and Izumi Nakagawa

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan may need to consider compiling another extra budget to help its economy if the current reserve fund is not enough to respond to the coronavirus pandemic, a senior ruling party lawmaker said on Friday.

Hakubun Shimomura, the policy research council chief for the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), said the reserve would likely be enough to cover support for the economy

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Australia budget to bolster supply chains, domestic industry post-coronavirus and amid China turmoil

Australia’s new budget commits funding to help diversify supply chains and support domestic manufacturing as disruptions stemming from the coronavirus outbreak and continued trade frictions with China have reinforced the need for self-sufficiency.

The Australian government will spend A$107.2 million (US$76.7 million) on a Supply Chain Resilience Initiative that will map out existing vulnerabilities and offer solutions to strengthen them, Canberra announced on Tuesday.

The scheme is paired with a

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Hotel quarantine inquiry budget blows out to $5.7 million

The budget of the Victorian Government’s taxpayer-funded inquiry into its botched hotel quarantine program has been blown out by nearly $3 million.

The Premier gave his tick of approval after the Board of Inquiry requested a further $2.7 million, bringing its total budget to $5.7 million.

An inquiry spokesman said the board expected its final expenditure to be less than the $5.7 million, with any unused funds to be returned

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These are fall’s most popular US camping destinations

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The Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Gardiner serves as a base of operations for exploring the Hudson Valley’s Minnewaska State Park Preserve @ Campspot

As people across the US take to the road in search of socially distant holidays, outdoor endeavors are more popular than ever, with campsites, cabins, and RV parks filling up fast for fall.

For insight into where travelers are heading as the leaves change colors, the

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Travel expert reveals 5 ‘wallet-friendly’ trips you can take this fall: ‘Something for everyone’

This year, the word “vacation” probably draws a stronger reaction than usual.

Most people have probably spent more of 2020 canceling travel plans than booking them, but it’s not too late to reverse that trend.

As the year approaches its end, you might be sitting on some extra PTO days — or maybe you’re just tired of staring at your makeshift kitchen table desk.

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5 budget-friendly vacations you can plan this fall

This year, the word “vacation” probably draws a stronger reaction than usual.

Most people have probably spent more of 2020 canceling travel plans than booking them, but it’s not too late to reverse that trend.

As the year approaches its end, you might be sitting on some extra PTO days — or maybe you’re just tired of staring at your makeshift kitchen table desk.

That’s where Kristina Cors comes in.

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Budget-friendly tips for a safe and joyous holiday 2020 – Pine Bluff Commercial

(BPT) – Uncertainty continues into the 2020 holiday season, with limited travel, canceled events and strict budgets changing how Americans will celebrate this year. According to a recent Coinstar Holiday Survey, the majority of Americans said COVID-19 will influence how they celebrate the holidays.

Fortunately, by thinking outside the box and keeping a positive attitude, you can stay healthy, stretch funds and create merry moments. Let these tips inspire you

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