News - Federal Executive Council

Federal Executive Council Approves Completion Of NDDC HQs

9 hours ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has approved five million dollars for the procurement of coaches, wagons and locomotives for the Nigeria rail network. This was one of the approvals made at the federal executive council presided over by vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Briefing state house correspondents after the meeting, minister of transport Rotimi Amaechi...

Kachikwu Says FG Working On Fixing Refineries To End Fuel Scarcity

11 hours ago /
Nation 

The Minister Of State For Petroleum Ibe Kachikwu says the solution to the perennial fuel crisis in the country is to get the refineries working. Fielding questions from state house correspondents after the federal executive council meeting, Kachikwu said the federal government was working hard in that regard. The minister explained that...

FG Approves Six Private Universities

1 week ago /
Education  Nation 

The Nigerian government has approved the establishment of six new private universities to accommodate the growing number of Nigerians seeking higher education in the country  Minister of Education Adamu Adamu made the disclosure at the end of the weekly federal executive council meeting presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at...

FG Moves To End Fuel Queues

1 week ago /
Nation 

The federal government has ordered the minister of state for petroleum resources Ibe Kachikwu to resolve all the issues that led to the reappearance of long queues of vehicles at petrol stations across the country. Minister of information and culture, Lai Mohammed also dismissed insinuations that government plans to review upward...

BREAKING: FEC Approves Establishment Of Six New Private Universities

1 week ago /
Nation 

The Federal Executive Council has approved the establishment of six new private Universities in Nigeria. This is part of steps taken to enable National Universities Commission (NUC) ensure maximum supervision in order to maintain required standards. The decision was reached at a meeting of the Federal Executive Council held on Wednesday at...

Federal Government Commends Transparent Selection Of Financial Advisor For Bakassi Deep Seaport Project

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The federal government of Nigeria through the ministry of transport has commended cross river state government for following due process in the appointment of a financial transaction advisor for the commencement of Bakassi Deep seaport project describing it as most transparent. Secretary of the Bakassi Deep Seaport steering and implementation committee...

Ikoyi Whistle Blower To Receive Reward Before End Of Year

2 weeks ago /
Nation 

The whistle blower who provided the information that led to the recovery of huge sums of money in different currencies at an apartment in Osborne, Ikoyi, Lagos state will receive his reward before the end of the year. Minister of Finance Kemi Adeosun disclosed this of information to state house correspondents...

FG Probes Death Of 26 Nigerian Girls In Mediterranean

3 weeks ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government has set up a cabinet committee to examine the circumstances of the death of 26 teenage Nigerian migrant girls found dead in the Mediterranean in early November. A statement by presidential Spokesman Garba Shehu debunked allegations that the government had not reacted to the death of the girls...

FG Hails Super Eagles World Cup Qualification

4 weeks ago /
Nation  Sports  

The federal executive council has received with excitement, news of Nigeria’s qualification for the 2018 FIFA world cup to be hosted by Russia.  The council also expressed happiness over the improved form of the super eagles which saw them defeat Argentina by four goals to two in an international friendly game...

Buhari Backs El-Rufai’s Education Reform

1 month ago /
Education  Nation 

Governor Nasir El-Rufai to reform the education sector in Kaduna state through the institution of competency test for teachers in the state.  El-Rufai plans to sack twenty two thousand teachers in Kaduna state after they failed a competency test recently.  President Buhari who made his position known on Monday while declaring open...

FG To Spend N5.6bn On Erosion Control In Six States

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Nigerian government has approved the sum of five point six billion naira as soil control accelerated intervention fund to address the challenge of erosion in six states across the six geo-political zones of the country.  The benefiting states are Kano, Sokoto, Osun, Ondo, Bayelsa and Enugu. The approval of the soil...

Nigeria, Canada Sign Air Service Agreement

1 month ago /
Transport  

Nigeria and Canada have signed an air service bilateral agreement to boost a mutually beneficial flight operations between both countries.  Minister of aviation Hadi Sirika who made this known while briefing journalists after the federal executive council meeting on Wednesday said that the new deal will boost commerce, connect people as...

Oyo-Ita, Kyari In Heated Argument At Presidential Villa

1 month ago /
Nation 

A heated discussion was observed on Wednesday between two of President Muhammadu Buhari’s aides before the Federal Executive Council meeting commenced. The argument occurred between the Chief of Staff to the President, Mr Abba Kyari and the Head of the Civil Service of the Federation, Winifred Oyo-Ita, who appeared angry as she explained...

FG Partners Swiss Govt For Repatriation Of $321m

1 month ago /
Nation 

The Federal Government says it is working on an agreement to recover $321million in collaboration with the Swiss government. This was disclosed to State House reporters during a press conference on Wednesday after the Federal Executive Council meeting which held at the Presidential Villa. The meeting, which was chaired by President Muhammadu...

Nigeria, Switzerland To Sign M.O.U. On Repatriation Of Looted Funds

1 month ago /
Nation 

Nigeria and Switzerland have agreed to sign a memorandum of understanding, M.O.U. to facilitate the repatriation of three hundred and twenty one million dollars Nigerian stolen funds stashed away in Swiss banks. To this end, federal executive council has approved a memo seeking to mandate the minister of justice and attorney...

President Buhari To Appoint More Ministers

1 month ago /
Nation 

President Muhammadu Buhari says he will appoint more ministers into his cabinet. The President announced this on Tuesday in his speech at the National Executive Council meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Abuja. He is also to make more board appointments in response to demand from members of his party,...

Federal Executive Council Approves 2018 Draft Budget

1 month ago /
Nation 

Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo Udoma who briefed state house correspondents after the weekly federal executive council meeting on Thursday said the draft document is now ready for transmission to the national assembly. Udoma who was not forthcoming with information on the projections of the 2018 budget noted...

FEC Meeting To Hold On Today

1 month ago /
Nation 

The weekly meeting of the federal executive council will now hold on Thursday October 26 This followed the cancellation of the meeting, which usually holds on Wednesdays. This information was made known on the official twitter handle of the presidency, which says Thursday’s meeting will deliberate extensively on the 2018 appropriation bill. President Muhammadu Buhari...

Nigeria Commences Environmental Impact Assessment Review

1 month ago /
Environment 

The Nigerian Government has begun reviewing the environmental impact assessment act with a view to identifying gaps in the course of implementation. Permanent secretary in the federal ministry of environment, who says the review, is to accommodate emerging global environmental challenges. The environmental impact assessment act has gone through series of reviews...

Reps Probe IOCs Over Loss Of $14bn Gas Flared Fund

1 month ago /
Nation 

The House of Representatives has set up an ad-hoc committee to investigate the non-payment of penalties on gas flaring by International Oil Companies (OICs) amounting to over $14 billion and report back within eight weeks for further legislative action. It has also urged relevant government agencies to undertake damage and...


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