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FEC second virtual meeting underway in Abuja, Buhari presides

  President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday chaired the second virtual Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting in Abuja amid COVID-19. As usual, the President and selected members of the council including Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr...

Why FEC held virtual meeting, by Lai Mohammed

  The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has justified Wednesday’s virtual Federal Executive Council meeting, saying keeping the  activities and programmes of the government running despite the challenges of the dreaded COVID-19 necessitated it. Addressing State House correspondents...

CONVID-19: Ministers, public office holders, officials barred from foreign travels 

  ...all scheduled trips cancelled In a bid to curb the spread of Coronavirus, the Federal Government has slammed a no-travel ban on ministers and other officials from ministries, departments and agencies particularly to high risk countries. The ban will be in...

FEC approves N77b contracts for works, education

    The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday approved contracts worth about N77 billion under the Ministry of Works and Housing and Ministry of Education. The two contracts approved under the Ministry of Works include...

FG set to repatriate Abacha, Dieziani, Ibori, Aluko loot

Funds to be channeled towards roads, 2nd Niger bridge    The Federal Executive Council (FEC), has approved the commencement of the repatriation of stolen assets from the United States, which will be signed next week. The looted assets to be repatriated...

Coronavirus: All travel plans to China should be stopped – FG

  In the raging case of the Coronavirus outbreak in China, the federal government has issued travel advisory to Nigerians to suspend any plans to visit China in the meantime. The advisory also directed all returnees to Nigeria from China, be...

FEC approves N4.852bn for completion of Kwara Osun roads

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday, approved the sum of N4.852 billion for the completion of roads connecting Kwara and Osun states. Speaking on the approval for the roads, the Minister of Works...

FEC approves £500m loan for Bank of Industry

The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, has approved to source a 500 million Euro loan from external creditors, for the Bank of Industry (BOI) to support industrialisation and agriculture, in addition to the creation...

Vice-President Osinbajo holds the fort for Buhari, presides over FEC

    By Kunle Akinsola   In the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Wednesday presided over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting.   The meeting which started off at 11.00 am, was held at the Presidential Villa, Aso Rock, Abuja...
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Reprieve as ICPC withdraws N1.1b fraud charge against ex-Customs boss, Dikko

  After about two years of evading trial, a former Comptroller-General of the Nigeria Customs Service, Abdullahi Inde Dikko and two...
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Another teenage female student gang-raped, stabbed to death in Ibadan

  Barely a week after a female university student was gang-raped and murdered in Benin City, Edo State, another student has been fatally raped in...

Hunger Games – The Socioeconomic Divide and the Response to Disease Outbreaks

  By Dr Adaeze Oreh   The global count of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has since passed the six million mark, close to half a million families...

Looking beyond COVID-19: Developing Nigeria’s healthcare system

  By Daniel Obaseki The current COVID-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm and shaken the health systems worldwide. Nations that apparently had advanced and...

After self-isolation, Abia Gov. Ikpeazu says test negative for COVID-19

        After some days in self-isolation for being unwell, Gov. Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State says he has tested negative for COVID-19.   The governor also said...