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The House of Representatives, Tuesday, intervened in the conflict between telecommunication companies and banks over N42billion debts from Unstructured Supplementary Service Data(USSD).

Nigerian government tasks House on speedy passage of NSIP Office bill

Federal Government has called on the House of Representatives to expedite action on the passage of the National Social Investment Office Establishment Bill.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

Minister: How Nigeria can tackle poverty

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said passage of the National Social Investment Office Establishment Bill will help the country come out of poverty as accurate data of poor people would be collected and palliatives distributed.
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’s special cash grant for rural women launched in Yobe

Launching the programme, the Minister of Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq said that “we gather to provide support to citizens of our beloved country. I am delighted to have you all converge on this venue for purpose of flagging off the Federal Government’s cash grant for rural women, which is a significant social protection programme of President Muhammadu Buhari’s government, aimed at uplifting the most vulnerable groups out of poverty”.
Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has commended the Federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo State through the Rural Women Cash Grant which he facilitated.

Minister hails Nigerian government’s cash grant for 5,000 Oyo women

Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday Dare, has commended the Federal government for financial support to rural women in Oyo State through the Rural Women Cash Grant which he facilitated through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq made the announcement during a meeting with Governor Abdullahi Sule.

2,700 Akwa Ibom women benefit from federal government’s special grant

The minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has advised Nigerian women not to regard the N20, 000 special grant given to the rural woman by the federal government as the fabled national cake.
Minister of the Environment, Muhammad Mahmoud, disclosed this while fielding questions from State House correspondents at the end of the weekly virtual Federal Executive Council, FEC, meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari at the Council Chamber, Presidential Villa, Abuja.

Nigerian government approves N809.7 billion for Abuja-Kano road, other projects

In line with its infrastructural development campaign mantra, the Federal Executive Council (FEC), presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, approved over N809.7 billion for various signature projects including roads, fire fighting vehicles and equipment as well as development of an application for design, development, deployment, and management of National Social Investment Management System (NSIMS) for the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP).
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.

Kwara: 96,000 pupils to benefit from school feeding programme

No fewer than 96,000 pupils in classes one to three are to benefit from the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) in Kwara, says an official.
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.
Laolu Akande, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja.

N-Power: 30,000 beneficiaries hired as agric enumerators – Presidency

The N-Power, cash-for-work programme, inaugurated by President Muhammadu Buhari in 2016 with 500,000 of direct beneficiaries, is spread across the key industries targeted by the programme – Agriculture, Health, Education, and Tax.
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 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 begins disbursement of N20,000 to Abuja women

Rural women in the six area councils of the FCT, are to benefit from the disbursement under the government’s National Social Investment Programme. Speaking at the event, Farouq explained that the grant was aimed at increasing the income and productive assets of target beneficiaries.

Nigerian government offers former N-Power beneficiaries exit strategies

Beneficiaries of the N-Power initiative who have concluded the two-year job programme will now be able to access permanent job opportunities or business prospects in line with the N-power exit strategy now activated by the Muhammadu Buhari administration.
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 increases number of N-Power beneficiaries to one million – official

The Federal Government has increased the number of N-Power beneficiaries to one million, up from 500,000 under the 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.

Nigerian government increases number of beneficiaries of N-Power, school feeding, others

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, who disclosed this Monday, at a ministerial press conference in Abuja, said President Muhammadu Buhari raised the number of the beneficiaries of the programme which included the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme, HGSFP, N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfer, CCT and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme, GEEP, to accommodate more beneficiaries.
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2021 budget: Nigerian government to feed, deworm children with over N142 billion

In 2021, under the Home-Grown School Feeding (NHGSFP), the federal government has penned N142.3 billion to feed 9.86 million children, deworm seven million children and recount the pupils.

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Ondo NUJ tasks Immigration Service on insecurity, passport

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Malawi's highest court on Wednesday outlawed the death penalty and ordered the re-sentencing of all convicts facing execution.

Malawi outlaws death penalty

Malawi's highest court on Wednesday outlawed the death penalty and ordered the re-sentencing of all convicts facing execution.
Aftermath of wanton destruction of lives and properties during #EndSARS protests, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila, has revealed that Lagos State required a minimum of N1 trillion to reconstruct the wilful extensive damage of properties across the metropolis.

Speaker: House’ll find solution to security problem

House of Representatives yesterday inaugurated a 40 man Committee with the mandate of brainstorming and finding a solution to the debilitating security situation in the country.

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India’s removal of tweets critical of coronavirus response ‘dangerous’

The removal of dozens of tweets seen to be critical of the Indian government’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic is putting people’s health at risk and quashing dissent, legislators and human rights activists say.

NAAT: EKSU authorities lack powers to proscribe union activities

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Ondo election: I have assurances Eyitayo Jegede will win at Appeal Court – Senator...

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Executive Chairman Plateau State Internal Revenue Service, Mr. Dashe Arlat Dasogot, stated this during the 2021 Plateau State Public Sector Strategic engagement on Taxation, held at new Government House Jos.

Official: Plateau improving on Internal revenue generation

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