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How Nigeria Will Celebrate May 29, June 12

Ahead of the Nigeria’s democracy day scheduled to hold June 12, 2019, the federal government has released a lineup of events to hold from May 20th till June 12th. Over the years, Nigeria has celebrated democracy day on May 29th, however, the federal government last year, earmarked June 12 as the nation’s new Democracy Day in posthumous recognition of the June 12, 1993 election which was won by Chief MKO Abiola. The government, in a statement issued by the Minister for Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

VP Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting Ahead Of Valedictory Session

Ahead of the valedictory session fixed for Wednesday this week, the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo on Monday presided over the meeting. According to reports the vice president had presided over an extended session of the council’s meeting on May 16. Osinbajo has been presiding over the FEC meetings since President Muhammadu Buhari travelled to Saudi Arabia for the lesser hajj. It is now expected that Buhari will be back in the country on Tuesday.

Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the meeting of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting was being attended by his vice, Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, and the Head of Service, Wilfred Ita-Oyo. Others at the council meeting included the Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari; National Security Adviser, Babagana Monguno, a retired Major-General; cabinet!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

FEC Approves N5.6bn For 60,000 Youths In New Employment Programme

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N5,595,669,250 for a new scheme that is targeted at creating employment for 60,000 Nigerians. This was announced on Wednesday by the Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the council chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Udoma said the new scheme is called the N-Power knowledge multi-track youth empowerment programme and it is targeted at youths aged 18-25 years. He said under the scheme,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

FG Orders Immediate Payment Of Workers’ February Salary

In order to enable workers wishing to travel to vote in Saturday’s Presidential and National Assembly election to do so, the Federal Government has directed the immediate payment of February salaries. Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, made the announcement while briefing journalists after the Federal Executive Council (FEC), meeting. The minister said the payment of salaries to federal workers already commenced on Tuesday, which is “to ease the burden off civil servants planning to travel for the elections”.…

Buhari Swears In 8 New Permanent Secretaries

President Muhammadu Buhari has sworn in eight new Federal Permanent Secretaries. Buhari inducted them on Wednesday inside the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa in Abuja The swearing-in held shortly before the commencement of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC). The new permanent secretaries are Olumuyiwa Abel, Mohammed Dikwa, Magdalene Ajani, Festus Daudu, Maurice Mbaeri, Bakari Wadinga, Babatunde Lawal and Ernest Umakhihe. President Buhari charged them to be diligent in discharging their…

BREAKING: FEC Approves 2019 Budget Proposal

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), on Friday, approved the 2019 budget proposal. The approval was given during a special FEC session chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in the Council Chamber of State House villa, Abuja. Minister of Budget and Planning, Udoma Udoma, who briefed reporters at the end of the meeting, said “the estimates have been approved and will soon be forwarded to the National Assembly for passage”. When asked to give details, Udoma said “that will mean usurping the powers of the President. “He is…

Buhari Fixes ‘Special’ FEC Meeting Friday

President Muhammadu Buhari will on Friday preside over a `Special’ Federal Executive Council meeting to deliberate solely on 2019 draft budget proposal. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, revealed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the Council’s meeting. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the FEC meeting was presided over by Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday. Adesina stated that the Friday’s…

Buhari Reduces Cost Of JAMB, NECO Forms

The federal government, on Wednesday, announced a reduction in the cost of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB and National Examination Council, NECO, registration and examination fees. The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who revealed the development to journalists, said it was part of the outcome of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting on Wednesday. The cost of JAMB forms was reduced from N5,000 to N3,500 while the cost of NECO forms was reduced from N11,350 to N9,850. The cost of Basic…

AfDB’s Adesina Reacts To Buhari’s Refusal To Sign Africa Trade Deal

The President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has expressed optimism that Nigeria would join other African nations that have signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement. About 49 nations had signed the AfCFTA agreement at the 10th Extraordinary Session of the AU summit that held in Kigali, Rwanda, in July this year. The African free trade deal is expected to increase intra-African trade by 52.3% from about 19%. Nigeria was meant to join in signing the deal in July but…
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