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Amaechi Teases Buhari At Valedictory FEC Meeting,’Thanks For Not Converting Me To Islam’

The Minister of Transportation, Mr. Rotimi Amaechi, has thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for not converting him to Islam. Speaking on Wednesday during the valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council, Amaechi said he had received heavy backlash over his support for Buhari’s government. According to him, he was almost chased out of Christ the King Catholic Church in 2014 for supporting the president. He said, “Mr. President, let me thank you for not converting me to Islam. I say that specifically because!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Read Buhari’s Full Speech At Valedictory FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, presided over the valedictory federal executive council (FEC) meeting. The president at the meeting, thanked his ministers for delivering on their jobs during the last three and a half years in office. Buhari, in the lengthy statement after listing out the achievements of his administration, further asked his ministers to keep working until May 28th. Read Mr Buhari’s full speech below: CLOSING REMARKS BY H.E. PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI AT THE VALEDICTORY SESSION FOR!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

President Buhari Set For Another ‘Private Visit’ To UK

President Muhammadu Buhari may depart the country again to the United Kingdom tomorrow Thursday barring any change of plans. President Buhari returned from a 10-Day private visit to London on May 5 and was welcomed by questions over deteriorating security situation in parts of the country and his next cabinet. Reliable sources at the Presidency told THE WHISTLER that Buhari would be going on another private visit to London tomorrow for undisclosed reasons. Sources say the reasons for his next trip has not been made!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Inaugurates North-East Development Commission

Following its budget presentation last month, Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has inaugurated the North-East Development Commission, NEDC. The commission had last month presented a budget of N55 billion to the Senate out of which the grant of N10 billion is for humanitarian interventions. Performing the inauguration today before the commencement of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, Buhari urged the board members to exercise patience and tolerance in the discharge of their duties. He noted that he had no!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Buhari Not Yet Ready To Fire Ministers, Says Lai Mohammed

Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed has said there is no likelihood President Muhammadu Buhari will dissolve his cabinet. He said the president will retain his ministers till at least May 22, 2019. Mr. Mohammed dropped the indication to State House correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council, FEC meeting in Abuja on Thursday. After the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, State House correspondents had asked the minister questions bothering on when Buhari may!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

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,!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…

Nigerians React As Buhari Says ‘My Second Term Will Be Tough’

President Muhammadu Buhari’s statement on Friday that his second term in office ‘‘is going to be tough'' has sparked reactions on social media. Buhari, who emerged victorious over Alhaji Atiku Abubakr in the February 23 presidential election, said he had continuously reminded Nigerians of his pledge to ensure security and build a robust economy by providing employment as part of the cardinal agenda of his government The President stated this while receiving members of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) who paid a!-->!-->!-->!-->!-->…
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