Tag: FEC

FEC approves national poverty reduction strategy

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the National Poverty Reduction with Growth Strategy (NPRGS) put together by the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC). Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday. According to Adesina, the Steering Committee[Read More…]

Federal Government approves $1.5Billion to rehabilitate Port Harcourt Refinery

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved $1.5 billion for the rehabilitation of Port Harcourt Refinery in Rivers state. The approval was announced on Wednesday, at the 38th virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. Speaking with state house correspondents, Timipre Sylva, minister of state for[Read More…]

Buhari presides over virtual Federal Executive Council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over the 33rd virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja. Physically present at the meeting that started by 10 am are Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, SGF, Boss Mustapha and Chief of[Read More…]

Just In: Nigeria approves establishment of 20 new private universities

The Federal Executive Council has approved a memo from the Ministry of Education for the establishment of 20 new private universities across the country. The 20 new private universities are to be given provisional licenses to run for three years while the ministry monitors and evaluates their growth. Channels Television[Read More…]

Federal Executive Council approves N995 Million for road projects

The Federal Executive Council has approved N203 million for the deployment of Information Communication Technology to enhance the monitoring of roads across Nigeria and N792 million as ratification for the emergency roads repair done in Zamfara State in 2016. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola who disclosed this[Read More…]

FEC meeting: Cabinet members observe a minute silence in honour of late ministers

The members of the Federal Executive Council held a minute silence for three former ministers before commencing the 31st virtual FEC meeting held at the State House in Abuja on Wednesday. The former ministers, Dauda Birma, Mohammadu Gambo Jimeta and Abdullahi Ibrahim passed away in January. Dauda Birma who served[Read More…]

FEC approves 2020 finance bill for transmission to the National Assembly

The Federal Executive Council has approved a draft of the 2020 finance bill for onward transmission to the National Assembly for passage. Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced this to State House Correspondents, at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting, presided over by President Muhamamdu[Read More…]

FEC approves N56.8 billion for completion of roads

The Federal Executive Council has approved N47.5 billion for the completion of work on the Oyo-Ogbomoso highway in Oyo State, and N9.3 billion as a variation for the completion of Loko-Oweto bridge linking Benue and Nassarawa States. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed this to State House[Read More…]

Debt, inadequate funding makes Nigeria consider leaving some International Organisations

The Federal government of Nigeria plans to end its membership in many international organisations due to paucity of funds.       NewsWireNGR confirms that the Foreign Affairs Minister, Godfrey Onyeama made this announcement while defending the Ministry’s 2021 budget estimates at the House of Representatives in Abuja on Tuesday.  Onyeama said that[Read More…]

Federal Government approves N2.9 billion for printing of National Examinations’ materials

The Federal Executive Council has approved the sum of N2.9 billion for the award of contract for the printing of both sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, revealed this while briefing State House Correspondents at the end of this week’s virtual meeting of the council,[Read More…]