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Senate to investigate alleged fraud in federal scholarship board

Chairman, Senate Committee on Tertiary Institutions and Tetfund, Senator Jibrin Barau, on Monday said that the committee would investigate the Federal Scholarship Board over suspected large-scale fraud.

Nigerian scholars abroad owed N2.4 billion

The Director in charge of Scholarship at the Federal Scholarship Board (FSB) said N2.4 billion is owed Nigerian scholars abroad by the Board due to inadequate or lack of budgetary provisions.

Senator Saraki directs MDAs to submit outstanding scholarships to Senate

President of the Senate Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki on Wednesday met with representatives of Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs) responsible for the welfare of Nigerian Students on scholarships abroad now stranded due to non-payment of their living allowances and tuition fees by relevant government agencies.

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12,000 persons benefit from N-Power programme in Jigawa – coordinator

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