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Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister inaugurates 259 monitors for N-SIP projects in Adamawa

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, has inaugurated training for 259 Independent Monitors to supervise Integrated National Social Investment Program (N-SIP) at community level in Adamawa state.
This was made known by the Director-General, NADDC, Jelani Aliyu, Abuja at the unveiling of Hyundai Kona Electric Car, Nigeria’s first locally assembled electric car in Abuja.

NADDC: Nigerian government attracted over $1 billion investment in automobile industry in 2019

This was disclosed by the Director General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDC), Mr. Jelani Aliyu at the opening of a two-day investigative hearing held at the instance of the Ad-hoc Committee into the financial budgetary approvals and multilateral donation on skills acquisition and related programs of federal government and its agencies, chaired by Hon. Victor Akinjo.
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 trains over 5,000 to monitor social investment programmes

Over 5000 Independent Monitors in Nigeria, were trained by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, to access implementation of the various National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

NSIP: Nigerian government trains 57 independent monitors in Taraba

The Federal Government has trained 57 Independent Monitors to observe programme beneficiaries for the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) in Taraba State.

DPR flags off search, rescue, command centre in Lagos

The Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR) on Monday flagged off the Oil and Gas Search, Rescue and Surveillance (SeRAS) Command and Control Centre in Lagos.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister mourns victims of NAF plane crash

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has expressed deep sorrow over the crash of a Nigerian Air Force Beechcraft KingAir B350i aircraft on Sunday.
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 engages EFCC, ICPC to checkmate fraud in investment programmes

The federal government has announced the engagement of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to checkmate any fraud in its ongoing Social Investment Programmes across the country.
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. 15

Minister: 56.1 million poor Nigerians not captured in National Social Register

The Federal Government has said that a total of 56.1 million poor and vulnerable Nigerians had yet to be identified and registered in the National Social Register (NSR), as at January 31, 2021
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Zamfara explosion: Minister sympathises with victims’ families

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has sympathised with families of children who died in Zamfara State as a result of an explosion that rocked the State.
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NEMA promotes 212 as DG demands greater commitment

The Director General of National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Air Vice Marshal Muhammadu Muhammed (rtd) has approved the promotion of 212 staff of the agency.
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 distributes N80 million grant to 4,000 rural women in Niger

No fewer than 4,000 rural women in Niger have received N80 million in total under the Federal Government Special Cash Grant Project for rural women, a statement from the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said.
The Federal Executive Council, FEC, on Wednesday approved contracts worth over N26.7 billion for projects under the ministries of Information and Culture; Communication and Digital Economy, and Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.

Nigerian government approves N26.7 billion contracts in communication, water, information ministries

Briefing State House correspondents at the end of the Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, Isa Pantami, disclosed that the council approved about N8.98 billion for a new National ICT park in the FCT to coordinate public and private ICT hubs in the country.

Insurgency: Nearly 5,000 Nigerian refugees set to return from Cameroon

A total of 4982 Nigerian refugees in Cameroon are set to return as the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons, NCFRMI, has begun moves to that effect.
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) jointly with the National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) presented the key findings of UNODC Fifth Global Report on Trafficking in Persons to stakeholders from the federal government, civil society organisations and international partners.

UNODC: Children most trafficked in West Africa

Children represent more than 75 per cent of trafficking victims detected in West Africa, says the UNODC Fifth Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, presented at a virtual event, yesterday.
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. 23

Nigerian government trains 5,000 independent monitors to supervise NSIP beneficiaries

The Federal Government has begun the training of 5,000 independent monitors for the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP) to supervise the activities in the programmes and beneficiaries across the country.
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 engages EFCC, ICPC, others to stem corruption in NSIP programme

The federal government said, Thursday, that it had engaged the services of its security and anti-corruption agencies to stem corruption in the National Social Investment Programme, NSIP.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Official: Nigerian government disburses over N1.3 billion to 131,764 households in Zamfara

The Federal Government has begun the second disbursement of over N1.3 billion to 131,764 beneficiaries in Zamfara under the Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT).
Protests broke out at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka, Anambra State, on Sunday, where hundreds of women were gathered for the federal government’s N20,000 cash grant to rural women.

Anambra women protest alleged lopsided distribution of federal government’s cash grants

Protests broke out at Prof. Dora Akunyili Women’s Development Centre, Awka, Anambra State, on Sunday, where hundreds of women were gathered for the federal government’s N20,000 cash grant to rural women.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Nigerian government begins disbursement of grants to 2,800 rural women in Anambra

The Federal Government on Sunday began the disbursement of Rural Women Cash Grant Programme to elderly and indigent women in Anambra.
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 disburses grants to 2,800 women in Enugu

The Federal Government on Sunday began the disbursement of grants to 2,800 rural women in Enugu State under the Grant for Rural Women Project.
(2nd Right) Representative of the Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Bashir Nura Alkali, (4th Left) The Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Her Excellency Noimat Salako-Oyedele, (2nd Left) Special Adviser to Governor on Women Affairs, Honourable Adijat Adeleye, (1st Left) Director Humanitarian Affairs, Grema Ali Alhaji, (3rd Left) Honourable Commissioner Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Barrister Femi Ogunbanwo, (1st Right) Permanent Secretary Special Duties and Intergovernmental Affairs, Mr Orasanya Kehinde, (3rd Right) a Beneficiary Saidat Akande, during the Federal Government Special Grant for Rural women in Ogun State, held at the Government Office, Ogun State, on the 30th January, 2021. Photo: Khalid Ahmed.

Nigerian government inaugurates cash grant for 3,500 Ogun rural women

The Federal Government on Saturday inaugurated its N20,000 cash grant each for 3,500 rural women drawn from the 20 local government areas (LGAs) of Ogun.
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 distributes N20,000 each to 8,000 women in Lagos

Mrs Rhoda Iliya, the Deputy Director of Information, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, said this in a statement on Friday in Abuja.

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Zamfara government confirms abduction of female students

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Justice Abdul Kafarati passes on

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Kidnappers abduct schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria – official

Kidnappers have abducted schoolchildren in northwest Nigeria’s Zamfara state, a spokesman for the state governor said on Friday, but declined to say how many people were taken or provide further details.
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United plane suffers engine failure, scatters debris over Denver

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Thierry Henry quits as Montreal coach

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Myanmar junta chief urges economic action as Western pressure grows

The leader of Myanmar’s junta has called for energetic efforts to revive an ailing economy, state media reported on Tuesday, as Western countries considered more sanctions to press the generals to shun a violent crackdown on democracy protests
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Prison riots leave 50 inmates dead

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