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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...

FG to build new international airport in Lagos, Kano

  The Federal Government has promised to ensure the delivery of a new international airport in Lagos before Easter celebration next year, and in Kano in December this year. The Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika, who made the disclosure while answering...

FG renames ministry as Fed. Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy

FG renames ministry as Fed. Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy The Federal Government has changed the Federal Ministry of Communications to the Federal Ministry of Communications and Digital Economy with immediate effect. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by...

Extraordinary FEC meeting moved to Monday

  The extraordinary Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting originally scheduled to hold Saturday has been moved to Monday, October 7, 2019, by 12 noon, according to Femi Adesina, Special Adviser Media to the President.   The meeting is to put finishing touches to...

FG increases VAT to 7%

  To seek approval by NASS The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari has approved a two per cent increase in Value Added Tax (VAT) to move it from five to seven percent. The Minister of...

Buhari, Osinbajo’s absence stalls Inaugural FEC meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC), did not hold on Wednesday, due to the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari, and the Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo. The President is currently in Yokohama, to attend the Seventh Tokyo...

Buhari preside over final FEC meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari is currently presiding over valedictory Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting as his administration winds down his first term in office. The meeting started at 11:02am, when he walked into the Council Chambers of the Presidential villa. After the...
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