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Borno to launch 25-year development plan November 14

Borno Government is to launch a 25-year Development Plan aimed at fast tracking development and restoring the lost glory of the state, a statement on Thursday by the Director of Press, Government House, Mr Pindar Ndahi, said
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

Looting: I forgive my accusers – minister

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar-Farouq, says she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor.
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

Older Persons Day: Nigerian government distributes rice, wrappers to senior citizens

As the world rounds off activities to mark the 2020 International Day of Older Persoms, the Federal Government on Tuesday in Abuja distributed 200 bags of rice and 200 pieces of wrapper to some senior citizens.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari3

President Buhari holds presidential economic advisory council meeting

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday held a virtual meeting with members of the Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC).
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PDP: Nigerians can’t survive hike in fuel, electricity prices

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has told President Muhammadu Buhari that there is no way citizens can survive, what it described as the obnoxious hike in the cost of fuel and electricity, given the level of poverty his administration had allegedly already foisted on our nation.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

Refugee commission commends humanitarian affairs minister

The National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Displaced Person (NCFRMI) has commended Mrs Sadiya Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, for effective coordination of humanitarian disasters in the country.

UN: Prepare for spike in conflict, hunger in Northeast Nigeria

The humanitarian community in Nigeria has said unless immediate action is taken, there would be a rise in conflicts, hunger and destitution in the North-East, and that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance is the highest ever recorded in five years of a joint humanitarian response.
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

Nigeria spends N500 million to feed school children during lockdown – minister

The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.
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

Group calls for unbundling of humanitarian affairs ministry

A non-governmental group, Forum for Good Governance (FGG), has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately set in motion the process of unbundling the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

Over 5 million Nigerians apply for N-Power as government extends deadline

The federal government has extended the ongoing N-Power Batch C online application by two weeks, an official has said, adding that over five million people have so far applied.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

Nigerian government can’t afford N300 billion grant for exited N-Power beneficiaries

The Director (Press) in the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Mrs Rhoda Iliya, conveyed the Ministry’s position via a statement obtained by newsmen, in response to the protest staged by some of the N-Power beneficiaries at the National Assembly complex, Abuja.

N-Power beneficiaries protest unpaid stipends

Hundreds of N-Power volunteers stormed the streets of Abuja, the nation’s capital on Thursday, protesting their unpaid stipends.

NAF: 11 female officers undergoing training as pilots

The Chief of the Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, says the Nigerian Air Force is committed to empowering its female officers just as it empowers their male counterparts.

N-Power: Nearly 4.5 million Nigerians apply for 400,000 jobs

Over 4.48 million Nigerians have so far applied on the online portal for the recruitment of the third batch of N-Power.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Sadiya Umar Farouq

N-Power: 109,823 beneficiaries now business owners – minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, says no fewer than 109,823 beneficiaries of the N-Power Programme are now business owners.
Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Farouq has declared that her Ministry will focus on the urban poor, National Social Register as well as Bank Verification Number (BVN) to determine who benefits from the distribution palliatives to cushion the biting effect of COVID-19 on Nigerians.

Enrolment of next batch of N-Power beneficiaries begins next week

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has said that it will commence the enrolment of the third batch of N-Power beneficiaries next week.
Chief of Staff to the President, Mallam Abba Kyari, laid to rest at Gudu Cemetery Abuja on 18 April 2020 1

Court to hear suit against officials who attended Abba Kyari’s burial

The Life Camp Magistrate Court, Kado, Abuja, has fixed June 30 for hearing a suit filed against the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha; the Minister of Aviation, Hadi Sirika; the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyema, and 10 others who attended the burial of the President’s Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari, on April 18, 2020.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, on Tuesday directed the immediate termination of the contract for two Payment Service Provider (PSP) for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation under their control.

N-Power beneficiaries dispute minister’s claim of payment of April stipends

Several N-Power beneficiaries have said they have not received their April stipends, disputing a statement by the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs, Emergency and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq.

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Three ‘armed robbers’ nabbed for ‘killing’ vigilante in Lagos

Newsmen learnt that all efforts to get police intervene and possi­bly stop what looked like the gradual killing of the suspected armed robbers proved abortive as police, our correspondent learnt, was told but declined re­porting to the scene as a result of the treatment meted out to them during the #EndSARS Protest.
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Andre Villas-Boas wants FIFA to retire No. 10 shirt after Diego Maradona death

Marseille manager Andre Villas-Boas has called on FIFA to retire the number 10 shirt from the game to honour Argentine great Diego Maradona, who died aged 60 on Wednesday after suffering a heart attack.
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Nigeria records 198 new coronavirus cases

Nigeria recorded 198 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, bringing the total number of infections in the country to 66,805, according to an update by the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).
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FEC approves N40 billion for road, ecological projects

The Federal Executive Council (FEC) yesterday approved N40 billion for the construction of road and ecological projects in different parts of the country.