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Presidency: Federal government using recovered loot for the poor

The Special Adviser (SA) to the President on Social Investments, Mrs Maryam Uwais, has said that the Federal Government, through the National Social Investment Office (NSIO), has been using the recovered “Abacha loot” and the International Development Association (IDA)/World Bank credit on programmes and policies that address the plight of poor and vulnerable Nigerians.

Federal government says Abacha loot ploughed into uplifting poor Nigerians

Apparently responding to critics as to how the recovered loots especially the $322million from late Gen Sani Abacha was utilized, the federal government has cleared the air on the utilization of the sleaze.

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.

Presidency: 80% of social investment funds from recovered Sani Abacha loot

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on social investment, says 80 percent of funds for social investments come from the recovered Abacha loot.

Presidential aide concerns about extortion of cash transfer beneficiaries

A presidential aide has raised concerns over reports that some beneficiaries of its N5,000 monthly stipends under the Conditional Cash Transfer scheme are being shortchanged.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) says an investigation is ongoing on the seized $2.8 million at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

EFCC to go after perpetrators of social investment fraud

The acting Chairman, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu, has reiterated the resolve of the anti-corruption agency, to ensure transparency and honesty in the implementation of the ideals behind the creation of the National Social Investment Programme, N-SIP in the North-East.

Presidency: Federal government to prosecute social investment saboteurs

Mrs Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, says the Federal Government will prosecute saboteurs of its Social Investment Programmes (SIPs).

Presidency: Traditional rulers, government officials are sabotaging TraderMoni scheme

The Presidency has alleged that some traditional rulers and government officials were sabotaging the Social Investment Programme by collecting bribes from the poor beneficiaries of the N10,000 TraderMoni scheme.

President Buhari approves re-appointment of Ade Ipaye, Maryam Uwais, others

President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the re-appointment of Ade Ipaye as Deputy Chief of Staff to the President.

Federal government urges states to engage N-Power volunteers

The federal government via the National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has urged states across the country to engage the N-power volunteers who have been trained in various vocations.

Aisha Buhari: NSIP lists achievements in Kano, Adamawa

The National Social Investments Programmes (NSIP) has itemised its achievements in two northern states where the wife of the President, Aisha Buhari, recently said it has had no impact.

Aisha Buhari, the activist within

There is the increasing wave of suicide across the country; there is decaying standard of education and so many other ways a first lady could bring her competences to bear on the development of a nation at a non-governmental level. Such a legacy of selfless service to fatherland without playing to the gallery or publicly detracting from her husband’s efforts, no matter how futile it seems to be, is what Mrs Aisha Buhari should consider for the next four years.

Federal government’s social safety programme gulps N471 billion in three years

A total of N470.8bn has been released by the Federal Government in the last three years for the implementation of its social safety programme.

Maryam Uwais defends federal government’s social investment programmes

Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to the president on social investment, has defended the federal government’s social investment programmes (SIP).

Group accuses Aisha Buhari of playing politics with social investment programmes

A group known as Global Economic Policy Initiative (GEPI) has accused Aisha Buhari, wife of the president, of playing “dirty politics” with a noble project.
Wife of the President, Dr. Aisha Buhari, has claimed that two powerful personalities were frustrating President Muhammadu Buhari’s effort.-11

Aisha Buhari: N500 billion social investment scheme has failed in North

President Muhammadu Buhari’s wife, Aisha, has rubbished the N500bn Social Investment Programme of her husband’s administration, saying that it failed “woefully” in the North in particular.

Presidency: We have released N479 billion for social intervention within three years

The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Maryam Uwais, has said N470.8 billion was released from 2016 to 2018 for the delivery of social investment programmes across the country.

Federal government disburses $22.216 million on Tradermoni, other empowerment schemes

Part of recovered looted funds of late Head of state, Gen. Sani Abacha, was expended on various empowerment initiatives of the government, Senior Special Adviser to the President on Social Investments, Maryam Uwais, disclosed in on Thursday

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