===President Muhammadu Buhari presided over the meeting of the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the presidential villa, Abuja, after returning from Lome, Togo, on Tuesday night where he emerged as new Chairman of the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States.
The Federal Ministries of Justice, Transportation (Aviation) and the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission are among ministries and agency to brief the meeting.
====Nigeria and China have reaffirmed their commitment to strengthen military and security cooperation in line with the principle of mutual assistance in both countries.
Col. Liu Yongxuan, Defence Attaché of the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria and Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar represented by Chief of Aircraft Engineering, Air Vice Marshal Abdulganiyu Olabisi, made the commitments at a ceremony to mark the annual 91st anniversary of China’s People’s Liberation Army in Abuja.
====The Independent National Electoral Commission says the Aug. 17 deadline for the Continuous Voter Registration (CVR) will not be extended.
Mr Mohorret Bigun, Public Affairs Officer of INEC in Gombe, said the exercise would henceforth include weekends and public holidays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. to enable more people register beginning from Aug.1 and would resume after the 2019 General Elections scheduled from Feb. 26 and March 2.
===UNICEF says one in every two children in Nigeria suffer severe forms of violence before they are 18 years.
Rocoio Aznar Daban UNICEF Child Protection Manager, advised parents to adopt alternative measures of discipline to corporal punishments, to check the spate of violence related instability amongst adolescents.
======Nigerian champion athletes and quartet team have been inducted into the African Athletics Confederation Hall of Fame.
Blessing Okagbare-Ighoteguonor, Caster Semenya, Christy Udoh, Regina George, Dominique Duncan alongside Olusoji Fasuba: Africa’s fastest man and Tosin Oke, who set the current UK junior indoor record, were also honoured.