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The Minister of State for Education, Honourable Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, made this known when FLL national championship winners emerged recently.

Minister tasks CSOs on accurate data on out of school children

The Minister of State for Education, Mr Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has called on civil society organisations to be accurate when giving out data on out of school children in the country.
The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mr Clement Ikanade Agba, has urged the staff of the ministry to work as a team to ensure that next 2020 Budget is ready next month.

Federal government to engage NISER researchers in national development plan

The Federal government has assured researchers and eggheads at the Nigerian Institute of Social and Economic Research (NISER) that it would need their expertise in the preparation of a long-term national development plan that would begin next year.

Presidency speaks on exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries

Mrs. Maryam Uwais, Special Adviser to President Muhammadu Buhari on Social Investment, has said the National Social Investment Office has an exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries.
Prof. Jibrin Diso, a visually impaired Professor of Education at Bayero University Kano, on Friday received a car worth N8.8 million won through a raffle draw with 699 other persons.

Visually impaired professor wins N8.8 million Innoson SUV

Prof. Jibrin Diso, a visually impaired Professor of Education at Bayero University Kano, on Friday received a car worth N8.8 million won through a raffle draw with 699 other persons.

Enugu airport to be ready by April 2020 – minister

Minister of Aviation, Senator Hadi Sirika, said on Tuesday that he will be relocating his office to the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu temporary to directly supervise the rehabilitation of the airport which he said will be completed before the end of April 2020.
President Muhammadu Buhari has felicitated with all the 2019 Nigerian pilgrims over the successful completion of their Hajj rites and the Eid-el-Kabeer celebration.

[email protected]: President Buhari’s independence day speech — full text

Remember the sacrifices made by our Founders and great leaders past; by soldiers, by distinguished public servants; by traditional leaders, by our workers —- sacrifices on which Nigeria has been built over the 59 years since Independence in 1960; and
President Buhari receiving Report of the Technical Advisory Committee on the Implementation of the National Minimum Wage in State House on 25th Mar 2019 2

[email protected]: President Buhari orders release of N600 billion for capital expenditure

As Nigeria marks its 59th independence anniversary, President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning to release the sum of N600 billion for capital expenditure within a three-month time frame.
Nigeria’s Vice President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, has tasked stakeholders from various sectors of the economy, to proffer ways of accelerating development of the pharmaceutical sector, through research and development.

Why VP Osinbajo cannot touch tradermoni, other N-SIP funds – official

Justice Bibiye, Communications Manager, National Social Investment Office (NSIO), says that funds allocated and released for the financing of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs) are not domiciled in the Office of the Vice President.

NSIO: Social investment fund not mismanaged

The National Social Investment Office on Wednesday said that the social intervention funds being managed by it had not been mismanaged as being speculated in some quarters.
The Presidential Election Petition Tribunal has upheld argument by President Muhammadu Buhari that it lacked the jurisdiction to entertain allegation of corrupt practices and voters’ inducement raised against Vice President Yemi Osinbajo in the petition by Atiku Abubakar and the PDP.

Official: VP Osinbajo not involved in disbursement of N-SIP funds

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) has said that contrary to rumours, the office of Vice President was not involved in financial transactions or the disbursement of funds for the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIPs)
BudgIT's Seun Onigbinde

Seun Onigbinde: Why I quit President Buhari’s government

Mr. Seun Onigbinde, a critic of the President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) and Co-founder of BudgIT, who was recently appointed Technical Adviser at the Ministry of Budget and National Planning, has resigned his appointment.

NSN: Nutrition studies now in schools curricular

Nutrition has been included in the curricular of primary and secondary schools in the country as part of efforts to promote nutrition in children for sustainable development.
Zainab Ahmed

Minister: Nigeria’s problem is revenue, not debt

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has said that Nigeria does not have a debt problem, despite misgivings amongst experts over the country’s rising debt profile.

EU, NGO donates water projects to Delta communities

Determined to reduce the effects of water-borne diseases in rural communities, Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), have donated Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, (WASH) projects in some remote settlements in Delta state.
Acting Finance Minister of Finance Zainab Ahmed

Nigeria risks fiscal crisis without increased revenue – minister

Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, has warned that the Nigerian economy could go into fiscal crisis if the country fails to increase its revenue.
Ernest Umakhihe

Evaluation of the SDGs puts Nigeria on global map

The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, Mr. Ernest Umakhihe, has revealed that the Ministry’s effort to Evaluate the Sustainable Development Goals has put the Country on the global map “ as the first Country in the Southern Hemisphere to lead the world on the evaluation of the SDGS.
ActionAid Nigeria

Budget 2020: Actionaid, others set agenda for agric sector

A non-governmental organisation, Actionaid Nigeria, has called for the close monitoring of the implementation of agricultural projects in the upcoming budget by all relevant stakeholders, including the Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Ministry of Budget and National Planning, state ministries of agriculture and agriculture committees in the National and state houses of assemblies.

Governor Bello promises cassava revolution in Kogi

Gov. Yahaya Bello of Kogi has promised a cassava revolution in the state with the empowerment of 500,000 cassava farmers into the agric space.

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Abike Dabiri-Erewa

UAE paid for tickets, test fees for Nigerian evacuees – NIDCOM chief

The United Arab Emirates authorities paid for the flight tickets and coronavirus testing for some Nigerians evacuated from the country on Wednesday, the head of the Nigeria in Diaspora Commission, Abike Dabiri-Erewa, has said .

PDP demands Ibrahim Magu’s prosecution for ‘fraud’

The Peoples Democratic Party has demanded the prosecution of the suspended Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, over alleged fraud.
Veteran Nigerian actor, Zack Orji, says he is saddened by the increasing rate of divorce in the country.

Zack Orji: No marriage is perfect

He said: “I believe that a lot of people go into marriage without being prepared to make the necessary sacrifice, so at the slightest provocation, they are ready to opt out and that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s supposed to be a union for life. For better for worse.”

Court declines to stop probe of Senator Okorocha by EFCC, Imo government

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, on Wednesday, declined a request by former governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha, for an interim injunction to stop the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, and panel of inquiry that was set up by the state government, from further investigating alleged financial infractions he committed while in office.

Nigerian government postpones 2020 WASSCE indefinitely

This was announced by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, while speaking to State House Correspondents the weekly Federal Executive Council presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday.