Only qualified company should engage in public procurement- CAC RG

August 12, 2020 Adeola Tukuru 0

The Registrar General of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Garba Abubakar, has said only companies that are qualified should engage in public procurement in the country. The concern was raised when the Chairman Board of Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), Ademola Seriki, the RG of the CAC and other team met with the Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Otunba Richard Read More

Why FG established Nigerian Youths Investment Fund – Dare

July 24, 2020 Editor 0

The newly established Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) will reduce youth restiveness, unemployment, provide succor and bring to the fore ideas, skills, talents enterprise of the Nigerian Youth, even as it would turn them into entrepreneurs, wealth creators and employers and lead to national development. This was the assertion of the Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, Read More

Nigerian Youth Investment Fund: 10 things you need to know

July 24, 2020 Editor 0

Barely 48 hours after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) approved much anticipated Nigerian Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), the media office of the Ministry of Youth and Sports Development has spotted out no fewer than 10 key things to note at the initiative. Initiated by the Minister Sunday Dare, the business funding idea is aimed at empowering Nigerian Youth to be Read More

Revealed! Why we canceled WAEC exam for Nigerian students – FG

July 8, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has finally stopped Nigerian students from taking part during the forthcoming West African Examination Council (WAEC). Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, who disclosed this to State House Correspondents on Wednesday after this week’s virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting also said school resumption has been put on hold. Details loading…

Happening now: Buhari presides over virtual FEC meeting

June 10, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over a virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. Those in attendance are the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Boss Mustapha; the National Security Adviser (NSA), General Mohammed Babagana Monguno (Rtd.); and the Chief of Staff to the President, Professor Ibrahim Read More

FEC okays amendments to 2020 budget, $80m loan for Abakiliki road

May 14, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a review of the 2020 budget and the Medium Term Expenditure Framework (MTEF) 2020-2022, Minister of Finance, Budget amd National Planning, Mrs Zainab Ahmed, has said. The minister said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the first-ever virtual FEC meeting presided over by President Muhamamdu Buhari. “The council has Read More

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Power failure: FG ‘may scrap DisCos, deplore new plans if…’

February 20, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government has said it would not continue to subsidise the nation’s power sector. To this end, it called on Distribution Companies (DisCos) in the country to improve on their financial and technical capacity to deliver or the government would directly move in for a lasting solution to the nation’s epileptic power supply. It expressed worry that despite the Read More

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Updated: Another $321m Abacha loot ready for repatriation – FG

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government and the Island of Jersey would soon sign an agreement with United States of America for the repatriation of $321 million looted by former Head of State, late General Sani Abacha. This was disclosed by the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Read More

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Don’t go to China, FG tells Nigerians

January 30, 2020 Editor 0

The federal government Wednesday urged Nigerians not to travel to China and other Asian countries battling with the Coronavirus disease. Addressing State House correspondents after the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja, Minister of Health, Osagie Ehanire, said those who return from China in recent times should also isolate themselves for two weeks to observe the symptoms of Read More

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Breaking: Another Abacha’s loot set to hit FG’s account; Ibori, Alison-Madueke’s booty also on the way – AGF

January 29, 2020 Editor 0

Another $321million Abacha loot is being awaited from the United States of America and Nigeria. Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Mr Abubakar Malami, who disclosed after Wednesday’s Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by the President Muhammadu Buhari, said agreement on the repatriation would be signed next week. Also, Malami revealed that a separate Euro 6.8m in Read More

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Address specific anti-investment activities- Minister tells FEC

December 16, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Richard Adeniyi Adebayo has called on the Federal Executive Council (FEC) to pass a resolution to address specific anti-investment activities. In a press statement issued by the Special Assistant on Media, Mr Julius Toba- Jefferson made the call on Saturday in Abuja. He said this was part of deliberations held with state governments Read More

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Breaking: Back from London, Buhari takes charge of FEC

November 20, 2019 Editor 0

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over of the Federal Executive Council presided after spending 15 days in a private visit to London. While he was away, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo presided over three FEC meetings. The meeting started at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja around 11am. Details loading…

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Projects: South-East Govs set for showdown with FG

November 23, 2018 Editor 0

Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi has commended the Federal government for capturing Southeast in their railway projects but insisted that South-East Governors are working for the project to be pushed to the Federal Executive Council (FEC). Umahi who said that one of the risen southeast governors visited President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday was to talk about the much adorned second Read More

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Nigeria’s biotech law is defective – Experts

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Experts call for review of Biosafety Act due to recent events that seem to portend grave danger to Nigerians, JOHN OBA writes Legislations Experts have for long picked holes in the Biosafety Act, with major fundamental flaws, yet much is not been done by the legislators that are responsible for the amendment and the agencies saddled with the responsibility of Read More

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Buhari condoles with NASS over Funke Adedoyin’s demise

October 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the leadership and members of National Assembly over the passing of Hon. Funke Adedoyin, a member of the House of Representatives, representing Irepodun Isin/ Ekiti / Oke Ero Federal Constituency of Kwara state. The President commiserated with the government and people of Kwara state, her family and friends over the sad incident, which has deprived Read More

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State polytechnics facing five problems – NBTE

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 1

The executive secretary of the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) has explained the five key problems affecting standard in Nigerian polytechnics, especially those established by state governments. The board’s Executive Secretary Masa’udu Kazaure stated the problems while speaking at a meeting in Kaduna with chairmen and rectors of state polytechnics on Wednesday. Speaking about the issues affecting standard in Read More

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JAMB: To be or not to be?

September 25, 2018 Blueprint 0

Many prominent Nigerians, students and even the Senate, had at one time or the other, called for the scrapping of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination (JAMB). Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu examines reasons for the agitation. JAMB’s establishment The legal instrument used in the establishment of JAMB was the promulgation of Decree No. 2 of 1978 of the federal military government Read More

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FG suspends Nigeria Air project

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The federal government through the Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday suspended the National Carrier project in the interim. The Minister of state for Aviation ,Hadi Sirika announced this on his tweeter account saying “the Federal Executive Council has taken the tough decision to suspend the National Carrier Project in the interim”. According to him,” All commitments due will be honoured. Read More

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FG concessions 20 silos for N6bn

September 21, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved the concessioning of 20 out of its 33 silos to private sector operators at the cost of N6 billion. Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Chief Audu Ogbeh, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents on the outcome of the weekly FEC meeting in Abuja, saying the silos, built at different parts of Read More

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PPP: FG unveils project to improve storage facilities in health sector

September 13, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Minister of Health, has assured Nigerians of Federal Government’s commitment to take further measures toward ensuring and improving the storage sections in health facilities in the Country through Public Private Partnership (PPP). The Minister, Prof. Isaac Adewole, made this known when the DirectorGeneral of Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), Engr. Chidi Izuwa, paid him a visit recently, in Abuja. Read More

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5 NIPOST subsidiaries take off end of 2018 – Minister

August 1, 2018 Blueprint 0

Minister of Communications Dr. Adebayo Shittu has revealed that the ministry will establish five new companies from the Nigeria Postal Service (NIPOST). The new companies will take off at the end of the year thereby creating hundreds of jobs to Nigerians. Dr. Shittu added that with the roadmap the ministry plans to leverage business process outsourcing and other ICT sector Read More

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Buhari declares ECOWAS confab on farmers’, herdsmen crisis open April 26

April 19, 2018 Blueprint 0

President Muhammadu Buhari would on April 26 declare open a conference on farmers and herdsmen crisis being organised by member states of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). This was disclosed by the Minister of Interior, Mr. Abdulrahman Dambazau, while briefi ng State House correspondents at the end of the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja Read More