SOME N15 billion has been allocated to settle local contractors’ debts in next year’s Appropriation Bill, the budget details under the Service Wide Votes (SWV), has shown.
In August, contractors under the aegis of Local Contractors of Nigeria picketed the Federal Ministry of Finance over unpaid executed contracts spanning between three to 12 years and running into billions of naira in the various government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).
Accommodation has also been made in the budget for N5.750 billion to pay Nigeria Airways ex-workers. The government also plans to inject N15 billion into development finance, it is unclear however whether the allocation would be for a single Development Finance Institution (DFI), or not.
There are ongoing plans to recapitalise the Development Bank of Nigeria (DBN) with 2021 set as the target year to actualise the proposal.
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By Ed Del Grande, Tribune News Service
Published 7:36 p.m. ET Oct. 8, 2020
Dear Ed: I’m running the numbers for my new bathroom and noticed I can choose between a two-handle “widespread” faucet or a “centerset” faucet. Is there big differences between these types of faucets to help me with my choice?
Ted, New York state
Dear Ted: Centerset faucets are deck mounted with 4 inches between handles. Widespread faucets are made up with separate components and space between handles can be about 8 to 16 inches apart. But, the big difference can be the extra costs between installing a widespread bathroom faucet over a centerset faucet. These costs may determine what style you choose.
Some extra costs to be aware of are: Widespread faucets can be more expensive just to purchase the faucet itself. Also,
NEW YORK, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — According to data compiled by Strategic Defence Intelligence, the U.S. spent over USD 639 Billion in 2018 for its defense budget. By 2023, the U.S. defense expenditure is expected to reach approximately USD 742 Billion while growing at a CAGR of 1.98% during the forecast period. The current presidential administration is friendly to the military and defense contractors and promotes the stance on increasing military defense spending. Additionally, the Department of Defense spending is set to grow by 9% in 2018 from the year prior, Blackrock said in a blog post. “The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was passed at its swiftest pace in 20 years, up to USD 717 Billion (a 12% increase from 2017). Even after the 13% quarter-to-date decline in the Dow Jones U.S. Aerospace & Defense Index (as of October 29th), the industry group
As a presenter of the long-running Channel 4 show A Place In The Sun, Ben Hillman is used to helping homeowners visualise a property’s potential.
But with lockdown grounding flights, Ben finally got the opportunity and time to finish off his own dream home renovation project in Shoreham-by-Sea – and save a lot of money in the process.
Since buying it in 2016, Ben and wife Gaby have been slowly renovating their 1934 semi-detached, four-bed. Ben had spotted the house online while in Costa Rica and checked out its potential for extension and renovation by looking at Google Earth.
The couple were quick to add a wraparound extension downstairs. With that complete and the new, enlarged kitchen created and finished by Ben, there were a multitude of smaller jobs to complete, including a mammoth upstairs bathroom project budgeted
No matter how tight your budget (or the restrictions on decorating), there’s a way to give your bathroom a new lease of life.
Our tips include low-cost refreshes you can make in just a couple of hours, plus tactics to keep the cost down even if you need to make bigger changes.
If you want to get an idea of the cost of a new bathroom, our page on planning and buying a bathroom suite reveals the average cost for different-sized rooms.
Clean and regrout
A build-up of grime, limescale and mould can quickly make any bathroom look tired, so your first step in any budget bathroom makeover should be to give everything a thorough clean. You can buy specialist products from supermarkets and DIY stores to shift tough dirt.
If that doesn’t do the trick, try an anti-mould grout-reviving pen on any stubborn patches. They come in a variety
During a rousing speech to the Conservative Party’s online conference, Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised to ”fix our broken housing market” and help young people onto the housing ladder. Mr Johnson said his Tory government would reduce deposit sizes to 5 percent for home buyers as part of a drive to increase the rates of home ownership, especially among the under-40s.
Express.co.uk is asking you is Boris Johnson right to make buying a home easier with this pledge?
The Prime Minister also vowed to “transform the sclerotic planning system” and make it “faster and easier to build beautiful new homes without destroying the green belt or desecrating our countryside”.
Mr Johnson said: “These reforms will take time and they are not enough on their own.
“We need now to take forward one of the key proposals of our manifesto of 2019: giving young, first-time buyers the chance to take out
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Over time, you may get tired of the same, old look of your kitchen. You should know that decorating your kitchen doesn’t need a lot of spending. With a modest budget, these 3 simple ideas will freshen up your kitchen space in a heartbeat.
Why Should You Decorate Your Kitchen?
There are several advantages to decorating your kitchen, namely:
Kitchen decoration projects take less time and effort than renovation projects.
A newly decorated kitchen is a cheaper way to give your home a fresh look.
Decorated kitchens inspire and invigorate the home cook, which means more delicious meals.
3 Ways to Decorate Your Kitchen on a Budget
If you want to keep expenses at a minimum, consider these 3
This kitchen, designed by Melanie John of Cube Dentro for first-home owners moving into a new house, received the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award for a kitchen under $25,000.
The owners of this new house in Glenbrook, Auckland lived in a caravan for two years to save enough money for their first home.
And of course there was a tight budget when it came to the kitchen design, says Melanie John of Cube Dentro in Takanini. “Their budget was around $20,000, but the kitchen came in closer to $22,000. But they were very happy with it.”
And John was happy also to see her project win the NKBA Kitchen Distinction Award 2020 for a kitchen under $25,000.
“In a simple kitchen, details matter,” the judges said. “This kitchen is the perfect example of