Tag Archives: Federal Executive Council

ICYMI: Nigeria In Talks With UK Over Proposed #EndSARS Unrest Sanctions

The Nigerian government has once again reacted to news that the United Kingdom Parliament has resolved to impose sanctions on some its officials over their role in the “violent suppression” of the ‘EndSARS protests. Recall that Lai Mohammed, the Minister of Information, had responded some days ago that the Federal Government isn’t worried about the sanctions. However,…

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#EndSARS: South-West Ministers Want Military To Be Probed Over Lekki Shooting

Ministers from the South-West region of the country have demanded for a thorough investigation of the Lekki toll gate shooting reportedly carried out by the Nigerian army. Recall that the #EndSARS demonstrations across the country turned violent on Tuesday October 20 after soldiers opened fire on peaceful anti-police brutality protesters, who had converged at the Lekki toll booth…

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Update: FG Agrees To Disburse ASUU N30bn Earned Allowance, Others

The federal government has reached an agreement with the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) in a Thursday meeting convened to end the seven-month strike declared by the union. According to Punch, government team led by Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, his minister of state, Festus Keyamo (SAN), and others have release N30bn earned academic allowance to the university…

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November 1st Has Been Declared As National Youth Day In Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the declaration of November 1st of every year as the National Youth Day, in a bid to draw attention to and find solutions to the issues that affect the Nigerian youths. The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, disclosed this on his Twitter handle on Wednesday, September 2, stating that…

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FG To Repatriate Additional $321m Abacha Loot, Another Euro 6.8m Expected As Ibori’s

According to several online reports, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved the commencement of the repatriation of stolen assets from the United States. Vanguard Newspapers reports that the agreement on the repatriation of looted funds is expected to be signed next week while the looted assets of $321 million allegedly belonging to late General Sani Abacha are…

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VP Prof. Osinbajo Presides Over Federal Executive Council Meeting Today

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The FEC meeting which commenced at 10:55 am had in attendance Ministers of Information, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, and Science and Technology, Mr. Ogonnaya Onu. Others were Ministers of Trade and Investment, Mr. Okechukwu Inelema; Agriculture, Audu…

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President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) with Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo and cabinet ministers in attendance. The meeting started at exactly 11:00 am. NAN observed that the Minister of Women Affairs and Social Development, Sen. Aisha Alhassan, attracted the attention of the photo journalists in the chamber. The action of…

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Nigeria Approves Committee To Negotiate N56,000 National Minimum Wage Demand

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting chaired by the Acting President Yemi Osinbajo has approved a 29-member National Minimum Wage Committee to negotiate with labour unions and work out a new minimum wage. This disclosure was made known by the Minister of Labour, Dr. Chris Ngige, at the end of the meeting in Abuja, on…

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Yet Again! Buhari Absent from Federal Executive Council Meeting, 20 Ministers Bail

Just like last week’s Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, President Muhammadu Buhari was absent from the meeting of the FEC today at the presidential villa in Abuja. 20 Nigerian ministers also bailed from the meeting which was presided over by Vice-President, Yemi Osinbajo. Reports say, the council chamber where the meeting is taking place is…

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NASS Member Accuses Presidency Of Misinformation As Buhari Returns 2016 Budget Over Missing Projects

 President Buhari and VP Yemi Osinbajo meeting with Udoma Udo Udomato scrutinize the 2016 budget  Over the weekend, there was friction between the National Assembly and Presidency, over the 2016 Budget. On Thursday, President Buhari received the full details of the budget sent to him by the National assembly and was said to have been…

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