FEC approves establishment of Aviation Leasing Company

May 18, 2023 Benjamon Umuteme 0

In its bid to inject private sector funds into infrastructure development and boost the nation’s economic growth, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) on Monday, approved the establishment of an Aviation Leasing Company (ALC). In a statement Ag. Head, Media and Publicity of ICRC, Ifeanyi Nwoko, said the company when established will be managed under a Public Private Partnership (PPP). FEC Read More

FEC approves N95.8bn for Ekiti, Ondo roads

April 4, 2023 Admin III 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N95.8 billion for the dualization of the Akure/Ita Ogbolu – Iju/Ado Ekiti road, linking Ekiti and Ondo states. Minister of State for Works and Housing, Umar El-Yakub, stated this at the end of the Council meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja. According to him, the first section of the road project Read More

FEC okays N16bn for road linking 2nd Niger Bridge

March 16, 2023 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N15 billion for the construction of an access road linking the Benin-Asaba expressway to the 2nd Niger Bridge. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President He said completion of the road will help achieve the Read More

Stakeholders praise FG’s approval of N9.24bn group life cover for workers

December 16, 2022 Admin III 0

Federal Executive Council, yesterday approved N9.24 billion for Group Life Insurance Cover for civil servants for 2022 and 2023. The group life insurance policy would provide cover for government officials in all Ministries Departments and Agencies (MDAs) paramilitary and intelligence agencies. The Minister of Finance, Budget and National Planning, Dr. Zainab Ahmed, disclosed this to State House Correspondents after this Read More

On the necessary ratification of ILO Convention 181…

October 13, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

This week, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) ratified the International Labour Organisation’s Convention 181.Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Garba Shehu, disclosed this in Abuja. He said the convention guarantees the rights and dignity of low cadre employees, who serve as house helps. Of course, if, until now, it was argued, mostly by workers and friends Read More

As Buhari strives to institutionalise NSIP…

September 21, 2022 Musa Ilallah 0

Nine months to the end of his second and final term in office, the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has in its recent Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting in Abuja, approved a bill to give the fight against poverty a formal legal backing. Towards this end, FEC approved a bill to institutionalise the National Social Investment Programme, NSIP, of the PMB Read More

FEC approves N3.4 billion for Lekki Export Processing Zone

March 31, 2022 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved N3.4 billion for the Nigeria Export Processing Zone in Lagos. Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Mr Niyi Adebayo said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the approval covers the development of five megawatt power plant and Read More

PGF boss to Ayu: Investigate mismanagement of N30bn mobilised for PDP secretariat

November 1, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

A chieftain of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and Director General of the Progressive Governors Forum (PGF) has challenged the new leadership of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) under Dr. Iyorchia Ayu, to investigate the mismanagement of N30 billions mobilised for the construction of its national secretariat. The APC chieftain also commended the opposition party for organising a successful Read More

FG assures on adequate funding for Gombe-Biu road

October 27, 2021 Joshua Egbodo 0

The federal government has given assurance to members of the House of Representatives that it will ensure adequate funding of major federal roads, including that of Gombe-Biu. Permanent Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Works and Housing, Hassan Musa, gave the assurance in Abuja Tuesday, while addressing chairman, House Committee on Appropriations, Mauktar Betara, who was accompanied by Ahmadu Usman Read More

Doctors said I won’t live beyond 35, but here I am healthy at 70 – Dokpesi

October 12, 2021 Admin III 0

Dr. Raymond Anthony Aleogho Dokpesi is  a Nigerian media entrepreneur and Founder/Chairman Emeritus  Ray Power/ Daar Communications. Ahead of his 70-year anniversary October 25, the trained marine engineer shares the touching story of his life with ABDULRAHMAN A. ABDULRAUF and a few other journalists recently in Abuja.  The media owner who couldn’t speak in the early years of his life was already  ‘sentenced’ to death by Read More

Chris Anyawnu, Nenadi Usman: Where are they now?

October 1, 2021 Admin III 0

After serving the country meritoriously in different capacities and at different times, they are no longer in public domain despite their laudable contributions. ELEOJO IDACHABA writes. Chris Anyawnu Senator Chris Anyawnu, a former broadcaster, once represented Owerri Zone on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the Senate. She was in that capacity for two tenures, precisely from Read More

FEC okays implementation of revised Public Service Rules

September 30, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved the revised Public Service Rules (PSR) for implementation. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. She said the Public Service Rules was last amended in 2008, stressing that the Read More

Breaking: FG approves 14 days paternity leave for workers

September 29, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved a 14-day paternity leave to allow working class fathers bond with their newborn babies or adopted ones. Head of Civil Service of the Federation, Dr Folasade Yemi-Esan, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo at the Presidential Villa in Read More

ICRC issues ‘compliance certificate’ on N50bn idle NIMASA floating dock

September 20, 2021 David Agba with agency report 0

The Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has issued a certificate of compliance for an outline Business Case (OBC) for the operation of the modular floating dockyard acquired by the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA). It was reported that the floating dock, which was acquired by NIMASA in June 2018 at a whopping sum of N50 billion, has remained Read More

The ghost of tollgates

September 20, 2021 Admin III 0

The ghost of tollgates demolished by the Obasanjo administration about 18 years ago appears to be warming its way back to the highways. Indeed, it has haunted successive administrations in power. Just recently, the Federal Executive Council (FEC) came up with a resolution to restore the collection points. Works and Housing Minister, Babatunde Fashola, who announced the reintroduction of the Read More

FEC okays N38.4bn for completion of road projects in 5 states, INEC national commissioners sworn in

September 16, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N38.4 billion for the completion of some inherited road projects in five states of the federation. Minister of Works and Housing, Mr. Babatunde Fashola made this known when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the council meeting, presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday in Abuja. According to him, Read More

FG introduces policy on food, nutrition, okays ratification of ILO Convention on occupational safety

September 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Wednesday approved the country’s national policy on food and nutrition. Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Garba Shehu, said this while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said following the approval of the new policy, there would be Read More

FEC approves deployment of 5G network

September 9, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved a policy on deployment of Fifth Generation (5G), Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Professor Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, said Wednesday. The minister said this while speaking with State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. He said the new network would help open up Read More

FEC approves N5bn projects for Lagos, Abuja, Kano airports

September 2, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved over N5 billion for various contracts in Lagos, Abuja, Kano and Katsina airports. Special adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, said this to while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the weekly FEC meeting chaired by President Muhammadu Buhari. “The Minister of Aviation presented a memo for Read More

Defying Covid-19, GBB forges ahead with broadband penetration

August 25, 2021 Bashir Ibrahim Hassan 0

Nigeria’s economy and budget have been largely supported from income and revenues generated from the petroleum industry since the 1960s. All that is bound to change sooner than anyone expects. Petroleum oil being displaced as the mainstay of the nation’s economy has been so repeatedly touted in recent years that it has begun to sound like a broken record. There Read More

Kudos, knocks as toll gates returns

August 20, 2021 Admin III 0

After months of speculations, the approval by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) of the Federal Roads and Bridges Tolling Policy and Regulations has brought to reality the return of the toll gates to Nigeria. TOPE SUNDAY writes. The Federal Executive Council (FEC) approval of Federal Roads and Bridges Tolling Policy and Regulations marked the return of the toll gate system Read More

SMEDAN laments absence of data stalling MSMEs growth

August 12, 2021 Admin III 0

The Director General , Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria (SMEDAN) Dikko Umaru Radda has expressed concern that the key challenges that have limited the development and growth in the sub-sector is the absence of up-to-date and useable data of Micro, Small and Medium (MSMEs). Radda noted this in Abuja on Thursday at the media briefing to signal Read More

Adamu Adamu: Doing the needful for his people

August 12, 2021 Adamu Yalwa Gabi 0

When the present administration came on board on May 29, 2015, with the slogan Change, most Nigerian elite expected the number one citizen of the country President Muhammadu Buhari to carry along one of his freedom fighters or field marshals, who occupied a full page wrestling with the warriors in the Nigerian dailies to pave way for his boss to Read More

Indigenes hail Onyejeocha as FG commissions erosion, flood control project in Abia (PICTURES)

August 7, 2021 Editor 0

It was a moment of jubilation amidst deep relief day the federal government commisioned and handed over erosion and flood control works built in Isuikwuato community of Abia state. The project, specifically located at Oghighe/Urualla Ohukabia Aligbara/Ohukabia, Nduibi in Oguduasa clan in Isuikwuato Local Government Area (LGA) of the state was executed through the Ecological Fund Office (EFO), Office of Read More