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The Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, yesterday, approved N120, 717, 387, 596 to facilitate sundry projects and purchases for effective service delivery. Of the amount, N117, 485, 081, 325 billion is for construction and rehabilitation of roads and bridges in across the federation. Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the meeting in Abuja, Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola said FEC equally approved the procurement of a core banking application software for the use of the Federal Mortgage Bank in the sum of N487.394, 285.71 million by Messers FINTAX. …


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The federal government has raised the number of beneficiaries of National Social Investment Programmes, NSIP, to accommodate more people. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who disclosed this Monday, at a ministerial press conference in Abuja, said “In order to double the scope of the National Social Investment Programmes, Mr. President has graciously approved the expansion of all NSIP programmes, such as increase of N-Power beneficiaries from 500,000 to 1,000,000, increase of GEEP beneficiaries by 1,000,000 and increase of beneficiaries of Home-Grown School Feeding by 5,000,000.” …


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The Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) has issued Advisory Circular to caution Pilots, Airline Operators and others on severe dust haze/fog phenomenon prevalent in Nigerian airports.

This adverse weather condition expected occurrence is to subsist from October in the far North; November over the North Central; and December over the Southern part of the country. In addition, early morning fog may also be experienced in the months ahead especially along the coastal areas in the South.

With the issuance of this circular signed by the Director General, Capt Musa Nuhu, the NCAA-AEROMET-29 of August 2020 is accordingly cancelled.

This weather advisory circular is necessary to bring forth the evolving weather information to the attention of all stakeholders who need to perform their roles. …


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The Federal Government on Sunday announced that it just concluded conversations with the government of Germany on the exchange of views on future bilateral cooperation between both countries. Minister of State, Budget and National Planning, Clem Agba, said both governments discussed the general context for development and economic cooperation between Nigeria and Germany. Both countries agreed on areas of mutual interest such as ensuring inclusive economic development, promoting sustainable investment and creating jobs for all, especially youths and women. They reaffirmed their commitment to the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals and the implementation of the Paris Agreement on climate change. …


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The Federal Government generated N416.01 billion as Company Income Tax (CIT), the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) says. The bureau said this in its “Company Income Tax by Sectors 2015 — Quarter Three (Q3 2020)’’ obtained from its website on Thursday in Abuja. The bureau said that professional services including telecoms generated the highest amount of CIT with N55.52 billion generated and closely followed by other manufacturing which generated N42.03 billion. This was followed by banks and financial institutions which generated N24.05 billion, while mining generated the least with N120.93 million and closely followed by textile and garment industry with N167.51 million and Local Government Councils with N321.72 million. …


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The Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele, has said the Coalition Alliance Against COVID-19 will rehabilitate all the police stations that were damaged in the country as a result of wanton destruction and lootings that followed the recent #EndSARS protests. Emefiele spoke during a press briefing in Lagos on Wednesday at the office of the CBN. He also disclosed that CACOVID had so far spent N43.27bn on the acquisition of medical equipment and supplies, and food palliatives for the vulnerable, among others. The CBN governor said the alliance planned to spend N150bn on youth empowerment. …


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The Federal Government has disbursed N3.18 billion to 101,567 employees as payroll support. The Minister of State for Industry, Trade and Investment, Ambassador Mariam Yelwaji Katagum, said the payroll support was meant to cushion the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs). The minister revealed that N30,000 was paid to each of the 94,696 employees, amounting to N2.84bn while N50,000 was paid to each of 6,871 employees, amounting to N343.55mn. [Daily Trust]

A princely sum of N66,000,000 will be won by the best undergraduate teams, academic guides and higher institutions in the Nigerian Content Science and Technology Innovation Challenge (STIC), a competition launched on Thursday by the Nigerian Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) in partnership with Enactus Nigeria. The competition seeks to motivate and challenge Nigerian undergraduates to imbibe the culture of research and development and apply science, technology and innovation to create home-grown business solutions to everyday problems in the oil and gas industry and different sectors of the Nigerian economy. …


STATE HOUSE PRESS RELEASE

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LEST WE FORGET: OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG NIGERIANS, BY THE BUHARI ADMINISTRATION

The Muhammadu Buhari Administration has always had youths as centerpiece of its policies.

Here is a brief compendium of some initiatives put in place, for Nigerian youths, to reposition and empower them:

1. N-Power: 500,000 enrolled in 2 batches between 2016 and 2020 receiving 30,000 monthly, with enrolment of 3rd batch of 400,000 in progress.

2. NYSC Monthly Allowance increased from N19,600 to N33,000; more than 300,000 beneficiaries monthly.

3. 75 billion Naira Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF), for businesses owned by young Nigerians aged between 18 and 35: https://www.cbn.gov.ng/Out/2020/CCD/NYIF%20implementation%20Framework%20final%20Sept_30_2020.pdf


NCDMB ES Remarks at the Virtual Commissioning of the 5,000bpd Waltersmith Modular Refinery, Ibigwe, Imo State.

Tuesday 24th November 2020

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Protocol.

Thanks to you all for joining us physically and virtually for the commissioning of this game changing modular refinery that showcases the beauty of genuine public-private partnerships in the downstream sector of the oil and gas industry.

One of the mandates of NCDMB is to develop in-country capacities and capabilities to utilize and add value to our hydrocarbon resources.

Section 70(h) of the NOGICD Act specifically mandates the Board to assist local contractors and Nigerian companies to develop their capabilities and capacities to further the attainment of Nigerian Content in the oil and gas sector of the economy. …


ADDRESS BY HIS EXCELLENCY MUHAMMADU BUHARI PRESIDENT OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA ON THE OCCASION OF THE VIRTUAL COMMISSIONING OF THE 5,000BPD WALTERSMITH MODULAR REFINERY (AT IBIGWE, IMO STATE)TUESDAY, 24th NOVEMBER 2020

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Protocols:

I am delighted to join you virtually and formally commission the First Phase Development of the 5,000 barrels per day Waltersmith Modular Refinery.

The deployment of Modular Refineries represents one of the four key elements of our Refinery Roadmap rolled out in 2018 aimed at addressing the challenges in the downstream sector to meet our local needs and eliminate importation of petroleum products.

After many years of giving licenses for the establishment of modular refineries without any coming on stream, I am happy that we can today commission this Modular Refinery within two years of commencement of our Refinery Roadmap. …

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