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Governor Lalong seeks federal government’s assistance to resettle Plateau displaced persons

Governor Simon Lalong of Plateau State on Tuesday called on the Federal Government to assist the state in its efforts to resettle internally displaced persons.
Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday approved the recomposition of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) board after a forensic audit of the organization.

A letter from the President at New Year

Today marks a new decade. It is a time of hope, optimism and fresh possibilities. We look forward as a nation to the 2020s as the opportunity to build on the foundations we have laid together on security, diversification of our economy and taking on the curse of corruption. These are the pledges on which I have been twice elected President and remain the framework for a stable, sustainable and more prosperous future.
The Director General of the International Labour Organization, ILO, Mr. Guy Ryder has commended Nigeria for the labour friendly disposition of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration.

President Buhari pledges new reforms in key sectors

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday pledged new reforms in the nation’s education, healthcare and water sanitation.

Minister: We have paid backlog allowances of N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government said it has paid the October and November allowances of beneficiaries of the N-Power programme.

Jigawa NSCDC deployed 1000 personnel for Christmas festivities

The Jigawa state command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps said it has deployed 1O00 officers and men across the state to improve security in the State especially during the festivities.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said not fewer than four million Nigerians have benefitted from the National Social Investment Programme, so far.

Minister: Four million Nigerians benefit from NSIP

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said not fewer than four million Nigerians have benefitted from the National Social Investment Programme, so far.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 3

Senate considers bill to address food security problems in Nigeria

The Senate on Tuesday commenced legislative action to address the country’s food security problems when it considered a Bill to that effect.

Young entrepreneur to bag NIHA award for philanthropy

A youth entrepreneur and philanthropist, Mr Ndubuisi Nzeweofor, has been nominated for the Nigeria Humanitarian Action Award (NIHA) conferred by the National Democracy Stakeholders Group (NDSG).
The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, on Friday in Abuja pledged to revamp the Principal’s Cup and Headmaster’s Cup competitions in the secondary and primary schools respectively.

Minister hosts inter-ministerial session for sports development

Determined to revamp the sports sector in the country, the Sports Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, will today in Abuja hold an inter-ministerial technical session tagged: “Positioning sports as an industry - From concept to action.”
Bello Matawalle

Zamfara governor sacks 21 permanent secretaries

Governor Bello Muhammad Matawalle of Zamfara State has sacked 21 out of its 47 permanent secretaries and announced the creation of 7 new Directorates in the state.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has commiserated with victims of Balogun Market fire disaster in Lagos, expressing concern over ”repeated market fires” in the country.

Minister commiserates with victims of Balogun market fire disaster

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has commiserated with victims of Balogun Market fire disaster in Lagos, expressing concern over ”repeated market fires” in the country.
Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was at the scene of the fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Friday. 1

Minister: Federal government setting structures to mitigate fire outbreaks

The Federal Government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, is setting up structures to help mitigate fire outbreaks across the country.

Presidency denies claims of senators hijacking social investment programmes

The National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) has debunked reports that some senators were trying to hijack the budget of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management, and Social Development.
The new minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba, has charged staff of the ministry to work harder and smart to realize the Next Level agenda of the federal government.

Federal government assures on prompt interventions in humanitarian crises, disaster management

The Federal Government has assured Nigerians that it would promptly intervene in humanitarian crises and disaster issues across the country, just as it promised to ensure that adequate funds are earmarked for all such critical interventions in the annual budget.
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Minister: 90 million Nigerians live in extreme poverty

The Federal Government has said almost half of Nigeria’s population, about 90 million people, live in extreme poverty.

NSIO, ICPC flag-off media campaign against social investment graft

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday formally flagged off collaboration to check corruption in the implementation of the National Social Investment Programmes.
Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was at the scene of the fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Friday. 1

Minister consoles Onitsha fire victims, reassures federal government support

The Federal government has reassured victims of fire incident at the Ochanja market, Anambra State of its support towards assisting them bounce back to life.

Presidency: Federal government will lift 100 million out of extreme poverty

The Federal Government is committed to take 100 million Nigerians out of extreme poverty in the next 10 years, it has been learnt.

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Police: Gunman kills six in Germany attack

Six people were killed and two seriously wounded in a shooting in southwestern Germany, police said on Friday.

Undergraduate jailed for 13 years in Ondo

A Federal High Court sitting in Akure, Ondo State capital, on Friday, sentenced a final year student of Achievers University, Owo, Fisayo Adetoro, to 13 years imprisonment and a fine of N1m over impersonation, forgery and money laundering.
Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.

Frank Lampard unsure about Tammy Abraham ankle injury

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard is facing an anxious wait to learn how long England striker Tammy Abraham will be sidelined with his ankle injury.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday signed the finance bill into law.

President Buhari: It might take time, but we‘ll remedy things in North East

President Muhammadu Buhari has assured the European Union (EU) that though it might take a bit longer, the nation will surely put the issues associated with the troubles in the North East in order and move ahead.
YINKA ODUMAKIN

Afenifere warns Police not to cover up Oko Oloyun murder

The pan-Yoruba socio-political organisation, Afenifere, on Friday, warned the Nigeria Police not to cover up the murder of renowned alternative therapist, Alhaji Fatai Yusuf, populary known as Okooloyun.