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FG to ban single use of plastic materials in 2024
Following its plans to ban the single-use of plastic materials, the Federal Government has advised that a moratorium of 2024 be given to formulating policy guidelines on its implementation and management.
FEC okays N1.7b to retool Zaria, Katsina airports
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N1.7 billion for the procurement and installation of communications equipment at the Zaria and Katsina airports.
FEC okays N3 billion projects to strengthen airports, River Niger
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday approved N2.4 billion for the construction of an indoor shooting range to enhance security in the aviation sector. It also sanctioned N581 million for purchase and installation of 300 buoys on the River Niger to enhance the safety of vessels, lives and property on the waterways.
Government increases hate speech fine to N5m, inaugurates NBC reform panel
The Federal Government has approved the review of the National Broadcasting Code and extant related laws to increase fines from N500,000 to N5,000,000 for breaches relating to hate speech, inciting comments and indecency.
Buhari presents N11tr 2020 budget to National Assembly today
President Muhammadu Buhari will today present an appropriation bill of N10.729 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year before a joint session of the National Assembly.
FEC okays N314 billion for road, education projects
The Federal Executive Council (FEC) presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo yesterday approved a total N311.8 billion for two link roads connecting the Second Niger Bridge in the South East and other projects being prosecuted at the University of Abuja.
Senate confirms all 43 ministerial nominees, seeks 12-month budget cycle
The Senate has confirmed all 43 ministerial nominees sent last week by President Muhammadu Buhari. The confirmation came shortly after the upper legislative chamber screened the last three candidates yesterday.
Group seeks speedy constitution of next FEC
The Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Economic Development Initiative (SEEDi) has called on President Muhammadu Buhari to speed up the constitution of his next Federal Executive Council (FEC). According to the non-profit organisation, the nation’s economy faces a myriad of challenges impacting negatively on the wellbeing of Nigerians hence the urgent need for a team to address…
Why I refused to sack cabinet ministers – Buhari
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that his decision to retain cabinet Ministers in the last three and half years in spite of pressures from some quarters is because of their unique skill, strength and leadership qualities. The president made this known during a valedictory session of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) held at the Presidential…
Buhari’s second term inauguration will be low-key, says FG
The Federal Government says President Muhammadu Buhari’s inauguration for a second term on May 29 will be low-key and that a number of events slated for the inauguration will be held on June 12. The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, made the announcement when he spoke to State House correspondents on the…
Many whys over rescheduled FEC meeting
For the first time in the life of this administration, there are many whys over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting that did not hold this week. The nation was told that the meeting, which holds on Wednesdays, would be postponed because President Muhammadu Buhari, who presides over it, would be on official visit to…