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Federal government commences payment of N5,000 to beneficiaries of CCT scheme in Gombe

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) empowerment programme of the federal government has commenced the payment of N5,000 monthly stipend to over 11,000 beneficiaries of the scheme in Gombe State.

CCT introduces electronic payment in Bauchi

The Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) Unit in Bauchi says it has introduced electronic payment system to beneficiaries in the state, for ease of transaction.

CCT: Federal government disburses N1.2 billion to 22,245 households in Kogi

The Federal Government has disbursed N1.23 billion to 22,245 poor households across the 21 local government areas of Kogi under its Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT), programme.

Federal government disburses N1.5 billion to 20,344 poor households in Bauchi

The Federal Government has issued more than N1.5 billion to 20,344 poor households in Bauchi State under its Conditional Cash Transfer Scheme, its coordinator in the state, Mr Jibrin Yusuf, has said.
Muhammadu Buhari

2019: APC UK chapter drums international support for Muhammadu Buhari

Leader of United Kingdom chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Mr Ade Omole, has called on the international community to support the 2019 re-election bid of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure consolidation and continuity.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Yemi Osinbajo lauds Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi on entrepreneurship programmes

Nigeria’s Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has commended Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State for his administration’s unceasing cooperation with the federal government in the advancement of the set objectives of the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the state and beyond.
Tradermoni beneficiaries in Osun State

Trader Moni: 27,000 to benefit in Oyo

No fewer than 27,000 traders from Oyo State are to benefit in the Federal Government empowerment programme, ‘Trader Moni.’
Abubakar Malami

AGF: We’ve recovered billions through whistleblower policy

Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, SAN, has stated that the government through its whistleblower policy have recovered billions of naira.

Ex-Governor Peter Obi: Sharing N5,000 cannot end poverty

Former Anambra State Governor, Peter Obi, has taken a swipe at the Conditional Cash Transfer Programme of the Federal Government, stating that it cannot address the poverty in the country.
Lai Mohammed, minister of information, says Senate President Bukola Saraki slowed down the progress of the All Progressives Congress (APC)

Lai Mohammed: 2019 will be walkover for APC

Minister of Information and Culture, Alh. Lai Mohammed, has boasted that 2019 general elections would be a walkover for the ruling All Progressive Congress, APC.

Official: 15,000 households receive federal government’s N5,000 monthly stipend in Niger

Fifteen thousand eight hundred households receive the Federal Government’s N5,000 monthly grant in Niger, according to Hajia Hadiza Shiru, Head of Conditional Cash Transfer programme in the state.
Isah Misau, senator representing Bauchi central

Senator Misau slams Senator Ojudu over conspiracy claim

Chairman, Senate Committee on Navy, Senator Isa Hamma Misau, has stated that the Presidency should be ashamed that it is pushing the conspiracy script that top officials of the nation’s security apparatus are working for the Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki.

Senator Ibrahim urges federal government to avoid re-looting of recovered Abacha loot

A National Assembly member, Sen. Abu Ibrahim, has urged the Federal Government to ensure proper monitoring of proposed disbursement of 322 million dollars recovered Abacha loot to forestall re-looting of same.
The Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki

Senator Saraki: Federal government wasted three years fighting me

Barely twenty-four hours after the Supreme Court absolved him of any wrongdoing in the false assets declaration allegation levelled against him, Senate President Bukola Saraki has said the Federal Government wasted three years in its attempt to incriminate him.

Itse Sagay: I’m surprised by Supreme Court judgement on Senator Saraki’s assets declaration charges

Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption, PACAC, Prof. Itse Sagay, SAN, has reacted to the Supreme Court ruling that cleared Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of assets declaration charges at the Code of Conduct Tribunal, CCT.
President Muhammadu Buhari

Senator Saraki’s Supreme Court victory shows nation’s judiciary working – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari says the country’s judicial system, no matter the challenges it faces, is truly working and no one should be allowed to undermine or break it.
President Buhari presides over Federal Executive Council (FEC) Meeting in State House on 4th July 2018

President Buhari: Courts should be allowed to do their job

President Muhammadu Buhari says Senate President Bukola Saraki’s acquittal at the supreme court shows the country’s judicial system is “working”.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP hails Supreme Court judgement on Senator Saraki’s false asset declaration case

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described as “triumph of justice’’, Friday’s Supreme Court judgment, dismissing the false asset declaration charges against Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki.

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World Bank grants Tanzania $300 million to support education sector

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