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Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting
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Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting

Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Farouq, Weeps As Communication Minister, Pantami, ‘Disgraces’ Her At Federal Executive Council Meeting The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, was on Wednesday involved in a heated argument with her Communications and Digital Economy colleague, Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaRepo...
FEC Approves N623m For Customs To Buy Computers
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FEC Approves N623m For Customs To Buy Computers

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N623.7 million for the Nigeria Customs Service to buy computers for its zonal and area commands. The Minister of Information and Culture, Mr Lai Mohammed, gave the information at the end of the virtual FEC meeting on Wednesday. “The Minister of Finance presented a memo for the award of contract for 1,200 units of coloured printers and desktop computers for human resources and accounting management systems across zones and area commands of the Nigeria Customs Service, which was approved. “The sum of the contract was N623,700,000 for the 1, 200 desktops and computers for the use of the Customs Service all over the country,” Mohammed told reporters.
FG Returns Toll Gates On Federal Roads
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FG Returns Toll Gates On Federal Roads

THE Federal Government on Wednesday said that plans were at the advanced stage to return toll gate on the federal highways. The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola disclosed this while briefing State House Correspondents after the Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa Abuja. Fashola, flanked by the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed said there was no law that stopped the government from having toll gate on federal roads. He said, “There is no reason why we can’t toll, there was a policy of government to abolish tolls or as it where, dismantle toll plaza but there is no law that prohibit tolling in Nigeria today. We expect to return toll plazas, We have co...
FEC Okays N1.4bn For Design Of Department Of Petroleum Resources 12-Floor Head Office
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FEC Okays N1.4bn For Design Of Department Of Petroleum Resources 12-Floor Head Office

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved the sum of N1.4bn for the award of contract for the design of the Department of Petroleum Resources head office in Abuja. The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Ibe Kachikwu, disclosed this while briefing State House correspondents after FEC meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. Kachikwu said that the contract was awarded to Messers Arteck Practice Limited to design a 12-floor building at a plot which had already been allocated by the FCT. According to the minister, DPR is currently based in Lagos and operates as the regulatory and supervisory arm of the Ministry of Petroleum Resources and is also instrumental in terms of income generation. He said that the design was...
Only 14 Out Of 37 Ministers Present As VP Yemi Osinbajo Presides Over The FEC Meeting
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Only 14 Out Of 37 Ministers Present As VP Yemi Osinbajo Presides Over The FEC Meeting

Just 14 out of supposed 37 ministers were present at the Council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja as the Vice President Yemi Osinbajo presides over the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting today. According to reports, the 14 ministers were in the Council chamber when Osinbajo came in for the commencement of the meeting with the rendition of the National anthem at 11a.m. Six ministers travelled with President Buhari to the ongoing United Nations General Assembly in New York. The ministers present during the opening national anthem rendition are the Minister of Agriculture, Minister of State for Agriculture, Minister of Defence, Minister of Communication, Minister of FCT, Minister of State for Health, Minister of Labour and Employment and his counterparts, Mini...
Buhari To Travel To UK For Two Weeks On Health Issue – Daily Independent
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Buhari To Travel To UK For Two Weeks On Health Issue – Daily Independent

President Muhammadu Buhari may travel to the United Kingdom (UK) on Thursday August 2, a presidency source has informed Daily Independent. According to our source” The President will be away for two weeks attending to his health” Efforts to confirm the development from Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President on Media and Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture proved abortive as they are both attending the weekly Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting. Details later…
FEC Approves Refinancing Of Nigeria’s Domestic Debt Into $3bn Treasury Tills
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FEC Approves Refinancing Of Nigeria’s Domestic Debt Into $3bn Treasury Tills

The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved the refinancing of the country’s domestic debts into treasury bills worth $3 billion as part of the overall strategy of government to reduce the cost of borrowing. The Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, gave the indication while addressing State House Correspondents on the FEC meeting presided by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo. According to her, the approval was derived from a memo her ministry presented to FEC to enable the federal government restructure its debt portfolio. “The memo that I presented and was approved by council was part of our efforts to restructure our debt portfolio. “We got approval in June that we would restructure our debt profile; we would borrow less in Naira and more in foreign currency because ...
Osinbajo Back From UK To Preside Over FEC Meeting
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Osinbajo Back From UK To Preside Over FEC Meeting

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo is back in Nigeria, after a visit to President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday night. According to Laolu Akande, Osinbajo’s media aide, the acting president will preside over federal executive council (FEC) meeting at Abuja by 11 am on Wednesday. “AgP Osinbajo now back in Abuja from London & will be presiding over FEC this morning starting @ 11am at the Council Chambers in Aso Rock,” Akande said.
Quit Notice: Don’t Panic – Fed Govt Tells Igbo
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Quit Notice: Don’t Panic – Fed Govt Tells Igbo

The Federal Government has, again, assured that there was no need to panic over the eviction noticed issued to Igbo living in the North. It said the series of meetings with stakeholders which began with foremost Leaders of thought from the Northern states, on Tuesday, and which continued with Igbo leaders, on Wednesday, would culminate into a bigger meeting with all stakeholders on June 22. Briefing State House Correspondents at the end of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, presided over by Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said the idea was not just to assure that the administration was doing something about it, but that the situation was under control. His words, “We want to make comments on what is agitating the minds o...
Acting President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting
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Acting President Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, is currently presiding over a meeting of the Federal Executive Council. The meeting started at about 10am at the Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. It will be recalled that after returning from his last medical trip in March, President Muhammadu Buhari had changed the kick off time of the weekly meeting from 10am to 11am. Buhari is currently in London for what he called medical follow-up. Details later…  
Cabal Ruling Nigeria As Buhari Misses FEC Meeting Again- PDP
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Cabal Ruling Nigeria As Buhari Misses FEC Meeting Again- PDP

The National Caretaker Committee of the Peoples Democratic Party has alleged that a cabal is now ruling Nigeria. It believes the health challenge of President Muhammadu Buhari has shown that some individuals have taken over the running of the government from the ailing President. The reaction of the committee followed the inability of Buhari to attend the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting for the third consecutive week. Though there is nothing unusual in the President being sick, the former ruling party submitted that what was bad was the refusal of the President to disclose the true state of his health. The PDP argued that the health of the President must be bad to have prevented him from attending the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting consecutively for three...
Buhari Absent At The FEC Meeting Again As Osinbajo Presides In His Absence
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Buhari Absent At The FEC Meeting Again As Osinbajo Presides In His Absence

President Muhammadu Buhari is absent at the Federal executive council (FEC) meeting – for the 3rd time in a row. Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo is currently presiding over the in the absence of President Muhammadu Buhari. Last month, President Buhari was twice absent at the FEC meeting; the development that had sparked fresh concern about his health condition.
Mixed Reactions Trail Buhari’s Expected Presence At FEC
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Mixed Reactions Trail Buhari’s Expected Presence At FEC

President Muhammadu Buhari is expected to preside over the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting today Wednesday. This has, however, generated mixed reactions among Nigerians. While some say he would attend, others stated that the presidency will, as usual, give excused to Nigerians if Buhari fails to show up. The president has failed to attend FEC meetings for three consecutive weeks, fuelling speculation about his health. However, he resumed at his desk on Tuesday and took briefs from Abubakar Malami, Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF), and Maikanti Baru, Group Managing Director of the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). FEC, which is made up of the president, vice-president and all Ministers, is the highest decision making organ of the government. Me...
President Buhari Will Not Resign – Femi Adesina
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President Buhari Will Not Resign – Femi Adesina

The Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, Femi Adesina, has said that his principal will not resign and that those asking him to, are “merely expressing their opinions.” Adesina stated this during an interactive session with journalists, at the launch of Olusegun Adeniyi’s new book, ‘Against The Run of Play,’ on Friday in Lagos. “Saying the president should resign is an opinion but don’t forget that 15 million people elected the president so if one or two people express their opinion, will their opinion override that of 15 million people that voted for him?” he asked. “Those who are expressing their opinion have rights to their opinion.” On the state of Buhari’s health, he said: “There is no need for apprehension, God spared the president the fir...
Buhari Absent As Amosun, Yari And Ganduje Pray Inside Aso Rock
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Buhari Absent As Amosun, Yari And Ganduje Pray Inside Aso Rock

President Muhammadu Buhari was on Friday absent at the Juma’at service held inside the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The President has been joining Muslim faithful for the prayers inside a mosque near his office since he stopped attending the service at the National Mosque, Abuja. Three state governors who apparently planned to join Buhari for the prayers were however present. The governors who attended the prayer session included Ibikunle Amosun (Ogun); Abdulaziz Yari (Zamfara); and Abdullahi Ganduje (Kano). The governors had on Thursday joined their colleagues for a meeting of the National Economic Council at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. No official reason has been given for Buhari’s absence at the prayer session at the time of filing this report. It will, however, be re...
Group Threatens Mass Protest If Buhari Doesn’t Attend Next FEC Meeting
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Group Threatens Mass Protest If Buhari Doesn’t Attend Next FEC Meeting

A civil society group, Change the Change Coalition, on Thursday vowed to stage mass protests if President Muhammadu Buhari failed to attend the next Federal Executive Council meeting. Buhari, who has hardly been seen in public in recent weeks, was absent at the last two FEC meetings, which were chaired by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. Reacting to the development, the group warned that it would mobilize Nigerians to compel Buhari to officially transmit power to Osinbajo, if he, once again, excuses himself from the next FEC meeting. Instead of staying away from work, Buhari should officially transmit power to Osinbajo, so as to be free to travel abroad for more medical attention, the group said. National Coordinator of CCC, Mazi Bismarck Oji, spoke at a news conference in Enu...
Governors Loyal To Tinubu, Atiku Absent At Meeting With APC NWC
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Governors Loyal To Tinubu, Atiku Absent At Meeting With APC NWC

Governors of the All progressives congress (APC) met with its National working committee late last night in Abuja to discuss certain issues/crisis plaguing the party. Speaking to newsmen after the meeting, Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-rufai said that the governors had restated their support for Buhari, adding that his state of health had no issue with politics. Quoting him; "We are not worried about the development, it is not compulsory for the president to preside over every Federal Executive Council (FEC), that is why our constitution makes available the place of the Vice President” El-rufai's statements are coming after Buhari's absence at the FEC meeting held on Wednesday. This was the 3rd time in a row that the president did not attend such an important meeting thus fue...
“Buhari To Now Work From Home” – Lai Mohammed
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“Buhari To Now Work From Home” – Lai Mohammed

Federal Government has said that President Muhammadu Buhari from now operate from home. Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed while briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC on Wednesday said that the President needed some rest and has asked that all the files on his table be brought to him at his official residence at the Presidential Villa, Abuja for treatment. Buhari was not at the FEC meeting. He delegated Vice President Yemi Osinbajo to function in his place. Details later
President Buhari Absent At FEC Meeting Again
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President Buhari Absent At FEC Meeting Again

President Muhammadu Buhari is today conspicuously absent at the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting. The meeting is being presided over by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo. The cabinet had awaited the president's arrival until the State House Chief of Protocols suddenly stepped in at 11.00am and whispered to Osinbajo. A security officer had also stood anxiously behind the president's official seat in expectation of Buhari's attendance. The Council Chambers of the Presidential Villa are scanty as only about 20 ministers were seated as of the time journalists were leaving. Osinbajo kick-started the meeting with a call for the recitation of the national anthem as well as prayers by the Ministers of Education and Health, Adamu Adamu and Isaac Adewole respectively. Immediately ...
“Why Buhari Was Absent At FEC Meeting” – Lai Mohammed
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“Why Buhari Was Absent At FEC Meeting” – Lai Mohammed

President Muhammadu Buhari did not attend the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC, because he was attending to “other issues”, Information Minister, Lai Mohammed, has said. The meeting, which held inside the council chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Wednesday was presided by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo after Mr Buhari failed to turn up. The absence of the president led to speculations that he has fallen ill again. The president recently spent almost two months in London on medical vacation. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, Mr. Mohammed said, “Mr President is not ill again”. The minister added that “Mr. President is in town; Mr. President is attending to other issues. He looked at the agenda for the meeting and decided t...
Buhari Absent At FEC Meeting As Osinbajo Presides
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Buhari Absent At FEC Meeting As Osinbajo Presides

ABUJA-President Muhammadu Buhari is absent at the weekly meeting of the Federal Executive Council, FEC currently holding at the Council Chamber of the Presidential Villa, Abuja. His Vice, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is functioning in his place. The reason for the President’s absence was not known as there was no official position on the development. Apparently, Buhari’s non appearance was a surprise to most of his Ministers who had expected him to preside the meeting. Signs that he would have presided over the meeting became conspicuous when a security operative in plain clothe stood behind the President’s seat to secure it. Such had been the culture at the meeting and indeed, any other function the President is billed to attend. But by 11am when the FEC meeting was sched...
Buhari Asked; Where Is Lai? I Am Here Sir – Mild Drama At FEC Meeting
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Buhari Asked; Where Is Lai? I Am Here Sir – Mild Drama At FEC Meeting

Mild drama on Wednesday at the federal Executive Council Meeting ask President Muhammadu Buhari asked the whereabouts of the Minister of Information an Culture, Alhaji lai Mohammed. The president called on the Ministers of Transportation and Information, Rotimi Amechi and respectively, said the opening prayers The drama ensued before asking the information minister to say the prayer when Mr. Buhari said: "I haven't seen Lai". The minister responded: "I am here sir." This is the first council meeting Buhari is presiding over since he returned to the country last Friday from his medical vacation in the United Kingdom. The last FEC meeting President Buhari presided over was on January 11 before he departed for London on January 19.
President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting
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President Buhari Presides Over FEC Meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday presided over the first meeting of the Federal Executive Council after his return from medical vacation in the UK. According to reports, the president who arrived around 10am called on the minister of Transportation, Rotimi Amaechi and the minister of information, Lai Mohammed to say the prayers. President Buhari said "I have not seen Lai" the minister answered "I am here sir"
Yemi Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting
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Yemi Osinbajo Presides Over FEC Meeting

ACTING PRESIDENT OSINBAJO PRESIDES OVER FEC MEETING. 1st MARCH 2017 The Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting ongoing at the Council Chamber, State House in Abuja; presided over by Ag President Professor Yemi Osinbajo.