Home Topics Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries

4. President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said the registration of the National Identity Number and linking it to mobile numbers will help fight insecurity in the country.

NADECO: President Buhari’s ‘Fulanisation’ policy, disregard for constitution fueling secessionist agitations

The National Democratic Coalition (NADECO) has said it has no option but to join those insisting that there should be no more elections under the 1999 constitution, while also demanding the return to the 1960 and 1963 Federal Constitutions which were in operation in the First Republic.

World Sickle Cell Day: ‘Bone marrow transplant best option for sickle cell patients treatment’

Dr Taiwo Aderemi, Community coordinator, Sickle Cell Hope Alive Foundation (SCHAF) in Nigeria , has called on Nigerian Government and all the federal and state teaching hospitals in the country to give more attention to people living with sickle cell disease by investing in research and facility to do bone marrow transplant in Nigeria and to make same available and assessable to every sickle cell patients in the country.
Lagos State Attorney General, Moyo Onigbanjo (SAN)

Lagos begins plea bargain session for Kirikiri inmates

In an effort to decongest correctional centres, the Lagos State Ministry of Justice on Thursday held a plea bargain session for some inmates at the Kirikiri Maximum Correctional Centre. The plea bargain session was the...
The Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, who disclosed this at a media briefing on Monday in Lagos, said centres were also built in collaboration with states and the private sector to isolate and treat cases of COVID-19.

Nigerian government seeks powers to license, regulate internet broadcast, online media

The Federal Government on Wednesday sought power to regulate private broadcasting in the country using the internet and other online outlets, saying the government has an obligation to monitor broadcast content.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote empowers 20,000 Bauchi women

The Aliko Dangote Foundation (ADF) has disbursed a whooping N4.3billion as part of its unconditional Micro Grant Programme for empowering women in the rural areas across the country.
1. Prof. Osinbajo stated this Sunday in Lagos at the inauguration of the Dash Me Store, an outfit of the Dash Me Foundation founded by the immediate past Finance Minister, Mrs Kemi Adeosun.

VP Osinbajo: How grassroots planning helped our social investment programmes

One factor responsible for the impactful implementation of the Social Investment Programmes of the Buhari administration over the years is the realization that you can’t reach Nigerians if you don’t have a plan for the grassroots, according to Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN.

Group: CBN interventions boosting Nigeria’s economy

The council, which is made up of the Arewa Consultative Youth Movement, Ohanaeze Ndi Igbo Youth Movement, Niger Delta Youth Council, Oduduwa Youths and Middle Belt Youths, noted with delight, the statement credited to the acting Director, Corporate Communications Department, CBN, Mr Osita Nwanisobi, that the bank currently has about 37 purpose-drivem interventions.
President Muhammadu Buhari has said that he will do all within his power to ensure that the security and welfare of Nigerians remain the primary purpose of government.

President Buhari’s speech on 2021 Democracy Day — full text

As with all democracies we will always be going through improvement processes in our desire to reach the goal of a mature democracy, a strong, evolved and integrated nation state to be reckoned with globally.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Nigerian government employs 4,452 monitors for social investment programme

The federal government has offered engagement letters and tablets to 4, 452 trained independent monitors of the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).
Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State has granted amnesty to 11 inmates serving various jail terms in correctional centres in the state to mark the beginning of 2021.

Ondo enrolls 20,533 vulnerable persons for free healthcare

Ondo State Government has enrolled no fewer than 20,533 vulnerable people in its Basic Health Care Provision Fund Programme (BHCPFP) for free healthcare services.
Kano State first lady Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has disbursed N10,000 each to 1000 people in Karaye local government area of the state.

Kano governor’s wife lifts 1,000 with N10,000 each

Kano State first lady Professor Hafsat Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has disbursed N10,000 each to 1000 people in Karaye local government area of the state.
The Nigeria Police Force says its investigation shows that Boko Haram, Ansaru and other terror groups are getting support from some Nigerians.

Nigeria Police give deceased officers’ families N18.5 million

The commissioner of police, Katsina State Command, CP Sanusi Buba, who handed over the cheques to the families on behalf of the inspector-general of police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali, said the initiative is part of the ‘IGP family welfare insurance Scheme’ aimed at providing assistance to families of police officers who died in active service.
Adegboyega Oyetola

Osun releases N1.6 billion for payment of pensions, gratuities of retired civil servants

A total sum of One Billion, Six Hundred and Forty-four Million Naira Only (N 1,644,000,000) has been approved by the Osun state governor, Mr Gboyega Oyetola for the payment of outstanding pension and gratuities of retired civil servants in the State.
The Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, on Tuesday, briefed Mr Buhari on the limitations of the distribution of palliatives to vulnerable persons to curb the economic impact of the coronavirus.

Ekiti government to recover N1 billion housing loans

The Ekiti State Government says it will recover N1 billion debt owed by some of the beneficiaries of the state housing estates.
The Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, is set to take delivery of an aircraft from Italy for the commencement of the Deep Blue Sea project.

NIMASA donates relief materials to displaced persons in Kwara

Nigerian Maritime and Safety Agency (NIMASA) yesterday donated relief materials, including sewing machines, tricycles and motorcycles to Kwara State government for onward distribution to small and medium scale entrepreneurs.
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has refuted claim that the Minister, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, was reprimanded by the Presidency. 21

Nigerian government enrolls 500,000 N-Power applicants

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq gave this disclosure yesterday while giving update on the National Social Investment Management System (NASIMS).
The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has commenced the next step for the N-Power Batch C Stream One applicants.

N-Power begins verification for Batch C applicants

A statement issued by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Nneka Anibeze, through the Permanent Secretary, Bashir Alkali, said the ministry had commenced the next stage of enrolment with the verification of email addresses by applicants.
Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum is reportedly expected to leave the club on a free transfer at the end of his contract in the summer.

Barcelona pull out of Georginio Wijnaldum race, PSG in box seat

Even though he was one of their main targets in the transfer market, Barcelona have decided not to enter in the fight to sign Georginio Wijnaldum.

Zamfara: Group asks EFCC to probe diversion of N499 million fertilizer funds

The Patriots for the Advancement of Peace and Social Development (PAPSD) has asked the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to investigate alleged misappropriation of the N499 million meant for the purchase of fertilizers during the tenure of former Governor of Zamfara State, Abdulazeez Yari.
Looking for ways to assist malnourished children in Katsina State, the wife of the state governor, Dr. Zakiyya Aminu Masari, has donated 130 bags of locally made Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to mothers and caregivers of children under five years to tackle malnutrition in the state.

Katsina governor’s wife donates therapeutic food to malnourished children

Looking for ways to assist malnourished children in Katsina State, the wife of the state governor, Dr. Zakiyya Aminu Masari, has donated 130 bags of locally made Ready-to-Use Therapeutic Food (RUTF) to mothers and caregivers of children under five years to tackle malnutrition in the state.
The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered the posting of CP Christopher A. Owolabi as the new Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra State Police Command.

IGP presents N6.5 million cheque to 14 families of deceased policemen in Kaduna

The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Usman Alkali, has presented cheques worth N6.5 million to 14 families of deceased policemen who lost their lives in the line of duty in Kaduna State.
Africa’s richest businessman, Aliko Dangote, has donated a mobile testing centre with the capacity to test 400 people for COVID-19 daily, to the Kano State Government.

Aliko Dangote partners Germany on youth training to address skills gap

The Aliko Dangote Foundation in partnership with Germany’s VDMA – the German Association for Mechanical and Plant Engineering – and its Foundation for Young Talent in Mechanical Engineering (NWS) have officially launched a technical training program in Nigeria, in a bid to significantly address the skill deficit in all the key sectors of the nation’s economy.

Recent Stories

Manuel Neuer is the subject of a UEFA investigation after he wore a rainbow coloured captain’s armband in support of Pride Month during his country’s first two games against France and Portugal at this year’s Euros.

UEFA backs down over Manuel Neuer’s rainbow armband

UEFA has dropped its investigation of Manuel Neuer’s rainbow captain’s armband after declaring that the Germany skipper’s decision to wear it is a ‘team symbol of diversity’.
The National President of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), Mohammed Ibrahim, says the union might embark on an industrial action if the Federal Government does not listen to their demands.

SSANU threatens strike over Nigerian government’s directives on workers of staff schools

The Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Universities (SSANU) has advised the Federal Government to withdraw the circular directing that workers of the Staff schools should not be captured in the 2022 budget.
A Nigerian police officer holds a bunch of handcuffs in Abuja on October 3, 2020. Sodiq Adelakun-Channels TV

Police arrest school proprietor for ‘sexually harassing’ 14-year-old

The police in Lagos have arrested one Emmanuel Madueke, the 62-year-old proprietor of Megland Comprehensive School, Lekki, for allegedly sexually assaulting and harassing a 14-year-old student of his school.
France's far-right leader Marine Le Pen delivers a speech for the next year's municipal elections in an end-summer annual address to partisans in Frejus, France September 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier/File Photo

French far right irked by election results, southern region in play

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.

Somali Army kills 24 al-Shabab militants

Somali National Army (SNA) said its forces killed 24 al-Shabab terrorists after a foiled terror attack on its military base in the southern town of Diinsoor on Saturday night.

Most Popular

“At this moment, l cannot say how many students were taken away by the gunmen until l get there, but we have already mobilized security men and members of the vigilantatè who are now in pursuit of the abductors,” the commissioner stated.

Bandits reject N20 million ransom for kidnapped Niger chief, two wives

The Zungeru community, Wushishi Local Government Area, Niger says bandits have rejected N20 million ransom to free a chief kidnapped in the community and his two wives.
Christian Eriksen has posted the first picture of himself in hospital since he suffering a cardiac arrest during Denmark’s Euro 2020 clash with Finland on Saturday.

Christian Eriksen shares selfie from hospital bed

The Inter Milan and former Tottenham midfielder collapsed during the first half of the group game in Copenhagen and was treated on the pitch before being taken to hospital.

EKEDC blames broken poles for power outage in Badagry

The Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) has attributed the outage in some communities in Badagry to broken poles along the Badagry Expressway in Oko-Afo.
Germany are under pressure to perform at Munich's Allianz Arena in Tuesday's eagerly-anticipated Group F clash against France, who are among the favourites for the title. Loew stands down as coach after the Euro following 15 years in charge and badly needs a deep run in the tournament following a bleak three years for German fans.

Euro 2020: Germany relishing France challenge in blockbuster opener

Germany are under pressure to perform at Munich's Allianz Arena in Tuesday's eagerly-anticipated Group F clash against France, who are among the favourites for the title. Loew stands down as coach after the Euro following 15 years in charge and badly needs a deep run in the tournament following a bleak three years for German fans.
Carlo Ancelotti changed Goodison Park for the Santiago Bernabeu, but it seems like he also wants to take some Everton players with him. 'The Sun' says that striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the Italian's list of targets at Real Madrid.

Carlo Ancelotti wants to take Everton’s ‘most complete’ striker off them

Carlo Ancelotti changed Goodison Park for the Santiago Bernabeu, but it seems like he also wants to take some Everton players with him. 'The Sun' says that striker Dominic Calvert-Lewin is on the Italian's list of targets at Real Madrid.