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Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Bauchi appoints emir, 65 others as members coronavirus palliative committee

Bauchi State Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has inaugurated a sixty-six member palliative committee as part of the efforts of his administration to cushion the effect of COVID-19 in the state.

Plateau poultry farmers donate 150 crates of egg to coronavirus response

The Plateau Chapter of the Poultry Association of Nigeria (PAN) has donated 150 crates of raw eggs to Plateau government for distribution to citizens as palliative sequel to the lockdown order by the authorities.

Maryam Uwais: National Assembly wrong on social investment programme

The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment Programme, Mrs. Maryam Uwais, has faulted the leadership of the National Assembly over its claims about the conditional cash transfer scheme of the Federal Government.
L - R Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila; and the President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan at a meeting on Tuesday between the leadership of the National Assembly and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development.

National Assembly leadership faults Social Investment Programme implementation — in pictures

The leadership of the National Assembly has faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices.
PDP and Wada are challenging the declaration of Yahaya Bello of the APC as winner of the November 16, 2019 governorship election held in the state.

Kogi to resume conditional cash transfer to the poor

Kogi State Government through the Office of the National Social Investment Programmes (Kogi-SIP) is set to commence payment of the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to poor and vulnerable people across the state.

Revelations from Farida Waziri’s new book

Former Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Farida Waziri, presented her new book to the public in Abuja on Tuesday. I was privileged to have reviewed the book at the occasion.

AGF: Nigeria to recover fresh $321 million Sani Abacha loot

The Federal Government says it is set to recover a fresh $321 million stolen by a former military head of state, Sani Abacha.

SIP: 66 Oyo public schools to benefit from SBMC

Oyo State Government in collaboration with the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, has selected 66 public primary schools from the three senatorial districts in Oyo State to benefit from UBEC School-Based Management Committee-School Improvement Programme, SBMC-SIP.

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.

Federal government urged to float N1 trillion investment fund for SMEs

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the last election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has urged the Federal Government to float a N1 trillion venture capital fund under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs).
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Federal government explains two months payment delay of N-Power beneficiaries

According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the delay is because the handing and taking over process is yet to be concluded.

ICPC arrests two SIP officials over ‘N68 million fraud’

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) says it has arrested two officials over alleged N68 million fraud in the Federal Government’s Social Investment Programme (SIP).
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Over 12 million Nigerians benefiting from SIPs – minister

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 12 million Nigerians are benefitting from the social investment programmes (SIPS).

Federal government engages ICPC, others to check corruption in social investment programmes

The Federal Government will on Wednesday officially engage the services of the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) and other bodies towards fighting corruption in its Social Investment Programmes (SIP).

Former Benue SIP boss arraigned for ‘misappropriating N195.6 million’

Terhide Utaan, the former Focal Person of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) in Benue State, has been arraigned for allegedly misappropriating N195,689,980.00

1,320 Bauchi schools to get World Bank intervention fund

About 1320 schools in 5 local government areas of Bauchi State will benefit from the World Bank 2019 Schools Improvement Project (SIP) grants.

Federal government signs MOU with Unilorin on land for N-Power beneficiaries

The federal government has signed a ten-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) of 40-hectare farmland with the University of Ilorin in Kwara State, for the Social Intervention Programmes (SIP) N-Power Agro beneficiaries.

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.

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The new head of Nigeria's state oil company NNPC, Mele Kyari, speaks during an interview with Reuters in Abuja, Nigeria August 7, 2019. REUTERS-Afolabi Sotunde

NNPC chief seeks capacity upgrade for indigenous oil firms

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Senator Tinubu commiserates with Ayodele Fayose over sister’s death

A former Lagos State governor, Sen. Bola Tinubu, has commiserated with former Governor of Ekiti, Ayodele Fayose, over the death of his elder sister, Mrs Moji Ladeji.
General Francis Béhanzin, ECOWAS Commissioner for Peace and Security

ECOWAS: Guinea electoral register ‘of sufficient quality’ for October elections

After the distribution of voting cards which began last Saturday, Ecowas certified Guinea electoral register as ‘of sufficient quality' for October elections.