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SERAP asks President Buhari to publish details of corruption in social investment programme

The organization also urged Buhari to “instruct appropriate authorities to publish details of how his government plans to spend and monitor the spending of the $85m returned by the United Kingdom from the controversial Malabu deal involving $1.6bn, so as to remove the risks of corruption or mismanagement of the money.”

No imminent war, crisis in Nigeria – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, says there is no imminent war or crisis in Nigeria and the country is in competent hands under the leadership of President Muhammadu Buhari.

Corruption, racketeering hindering federal social investment programme – Maryam Uwais

Corrupt practices in states, exploitation of the vulnerable and other vices are hindering the smooth running of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP), the Federal Government has said.

Federal govt will completely dismantle Boko Haram – Lai Mohammed

The federal government says it is developing narratives and communication strategies to completely dismantle and neutralise the Boko Haram violent ideology and messages.

200,000 jobs created via N-Power programme – Kemi Adeosun

Minister of Finance, Mrs. Kemi Adeosun, on Sunday said the Buhari government’s Social Investment Programme has created 200,000 jobs via N-Power.

Federal govt’ll retain capital budget despite forthcoming elections – Kemi Adeosun

The Federal Government’s capital budget would be strictly deployed to fund infrastructural projects across the country, particularly the completion of ongoing projects, the Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said.

School feeding: 10.27 million pupils enrol in public primary schools in North West, North...

No fewer than 10.27 million children have been enrolled into public primary schools in the North West and North Central Zones of the country in the last one year, a survey by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reveals.

Dana Steel to feed 1, 000 pupils in Katsina

Dana Steel Rolling Mills, Katsina will offer free food to 1, 000 pupils in Katsina State to compliment the Federal Government Home-Grown School Feeding Programme.

Pupils’ enrolment up in North-east after Boko Haram disruption

States in the North-east sub-region have intensified efforts to encourage enrolment of pupils into primary schools following the return of peace to the area.

Presidency sacks top officials over school feeding fraud in Niger

Barely a week after a report on large scale fraud in the federal government’s national home grown school feeding programme in Niger state, the Presidency has sacked two officials of the north central state’s school feeding committee.

1m farmers grow bio-fortified crops in Nigeria – official

Dr Paul Ilona, the Country Manager of Harvestplus, an international agriculture organisation, says over one million small holder farmers grow bio-fortified food crops in Nigeria.

2018: President Buhari govt not asleep – APC chief Odigie-Oyegun

The All Progressives Congress (APC) has asked Nigerians not to lose hope despite the difficult and challenging times the nation went through in 2017, assuring that the President Muhammadu Buhari led government was not asleep, but working assiduously to address the challenges facing the nation.

Oyo Assembly passes vote-of-no-confidence on commissioner

The Oyo State House of Assembly on Thursday passed “a vote-of-no-confidence’’ on the state’s Commissioner for Education, Prof. Adeniyi Olowofela, over alleged insubordination.

Federal govt disbursed N80 billion for social investment programmes in 2016

The Federal Government said it disbursed N80 billion in 2016 for the Social Investment Programmes (SIPs) aimed at ameliorating the sufferings of vulnerable people in the country.

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