How disagreement among contractors stalled $3.2bn e-Customs project

The federal government has said that implementation of the $3.2 billion contract it awarded to a consortium for the automation of Nigeria Custom Service (NCS) in 2020 was delayed due to disagreement among the project partners. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, who spoke to newsmen on Wednesday after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting Read More

FEC approves NNPC, ECOWAS deal on Nigeria-Morocco gas pipeline

June 1, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has given approval for the NNPC to enter into an agreement with ECOWAS for the construction of the Nigeria-Morocco Gas Pipeline. Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Timipre Sylva, briefed State House correspondents after the FEC meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo Wednesday at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Sylva said the project was Read More

FEC approves multi-billion naira electricity contracts

April 27, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved multibillion naira contracts for the power sector to boost electricity supply across the country. Minister of Power, Mr Abubakar D. Aliyu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The minister, who presented three memos to the council, said approvals were Read More

FEC okays N29.2 billion roads in Abia, Borno, others

March 31, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N29.2 billion for the completion and rehabilitation of road projects in some parts of the country. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr Babatunde Fashola disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the first contract was an augmentation Read More

FCC debunks report of certificate forgery against Dankaka

February 17, 2022 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

The Federal Character Commission (FCC) has debunked the report on the alleged certificate forgery against its chairman, Dr Muheeba Dankaka. The commission made the rebuttal issued by Dr. Chuks Okoli, Director of Public Affairs and Communication of the commission on Wednesday in Abuja. The statement recalled that on July 8 and 15 2021, the Youths and Leadership Initiatives (LYGEL), through Read More

Laudable strides of FCTA

February 16, 2022 Abdul Jelil Adebayo 0

There are 42 ministries in the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari. Some are known for their workings, some are not heard of except at Federal Executive Council (FEC) meetings, while there are very few that are working silently and the results are glaring to all. The Ministry of Federal Capital Territory Administration (MFCTA) is one that happens to be among Read More

FEC approves N75.78bn for FCT, erosion control, transportation projects

January 20, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved contract awards for various projects in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), flood control in the six geo-political zones as well as for the Ministry of Transportation with a combined worth of about N76.78 billion. The Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, joined by his FCT and Transportation counterparts, Mohammed Bello and Rotimi Read More

FEC approves new salary structure for police

December 15, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a new salary structure for officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Maigari Dingyadi said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said a major highlight of the increase is the provision of Read More

Breaking: At last, FG increases salaries, allowances for Policemen

December 15, 2021 Editor 0

The call for upward review of Police monthly take home has been finally effected by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with the announcement that all Policemen will enjoy 20% increment of salary as from January 2022. Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi, who disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the virtual council meeting presided over Read More

FEC approves N1.8bn regulatory systems for NCC

December 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N 1.8 billion for the deployment of regulatory systems in the Nigerian telecommunications industry. Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Pantami, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The first memo that was approved by the Federal Read More

FEC okays N965.9m operational vehicles for Nigeria Correctional Service

December 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approvedN965.9 million for the purchase of 49 operational vehicles for the Nigeria Correctional Service. Minister of Interior, Mr Rauf Aregbesola, said this while briefing to State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. The minister said the vehicles, to be sourced locally, would complement the ones Read More

FEC approves N6.3bn training, equipment for national surveillance, waterways protection, honours Gambari at 77

November 24, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N6,347,967,644.21 for the provision of training logistics, operational equipment and maintenance support under the Integrated National Surveillance and Waterways Protection Solution Infrastructure in Nigeria. This was disclosed by the Minister of Transportation, Mr Rotimi Amaechi, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. Read More

FEC okays 2011-2025 N348.7trn investment plan

November 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved the 2011-2025 National Development Plan (NDP) to replace Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP). Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning Mrs Zainab Ahmed disclosed this at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. She said the plan has an investment size of N348.7 trillion to be Read More