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2019: Daura youth groups visit President Buhari, urge him to seek re-election

Forty-six associations, under the aegis of the Daura Emirate Coalition of Progressive Youth, on Tuesday visited President Muhammadu Buhari in his Daura residence and pledged to fully support his fight against corruption.

TSA: President Buhari govt saves N24.7 billion monthly

The Federal Government, yesterday, said it has continued to save up to N24.7 billion monthly as a result of Treasury Single Account, TSA, policy.

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.”

Federal govt disowns fake N-Power recruitment portal

The Federal Government has cautioned youths against being duped by scammers that are claiming they have jobs to offer through the N-Power programme.

Federal govt to provide 300,000 jobs for youths – Lai Mohammed

The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said that the Federal Government is set to provide 300,000 new jobs for the youths in 2018 to prevent them from “violent extremism” which leads to insecurity.

Federal govt dismantling structures of violent extremism – Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government remains resolute in dismantling the structural conditions that make violent extremism thrive in the country, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, has said.

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 boosts N-Power skills training with N1.4 billion tools, kits

The Federal Government has spent N1.4 billion on the purchase of training kits and work tools for its technical arm of the job creation programme, the N-Build skills acquisition scheme.

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.

Plateau APC elders endorse President Buhari, Governor Lalong for second term

The Plateau State All Progressives Congress (APC) Elders Advisory Council has unanimously endorsed President Muhammadu Buhari for reelection for the second term and also endorse the Plateau State Governor, Barr. Simon Lalong, to contest the 2019 General elections.

N-Power: 11,700 persons benefit in Ebonyi – APC chief

The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ebonyi, said on Wednesday that 11,700 persons benefitted from the Federal Government’s N-Power empowerment scheme in the state.

Edo N-Power commends beneficiaries for dedication, conduct

The Edo State Focal Person for the Federal Government Social Investment Programme, Miss Osayuwamen Aladeselu, has commended beneficiaries deployed across Edo State for their exemplary conduct.

Federal govt serves over 246m meals to primary school pupils

Over 246 million (246,355,190) meals has been served to date to primary pupils across 20 states in the country, since the first meal served in December 2016 under the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

N110 billion of N900 billion released for social investments programmes – Presidency

Of the N900 billion allocated for National Social Investment Programme in the 2016 (N500 billion) and 2017 (N400 billion) Budgets by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration, only N110 billion has so far been released with the total expenditure of N109 billion made.

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Osun urges federal govt to declare state of emergency on Fulani herdsmen attack

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