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FG releases N470.8bn for N-Power, other social investment programmes



The Special Adviser to the President on Social Investment, Mrs. Maryam Uwais has uncovered that N470.8 billion was discharged from 2016 to 2018 for the conveyance of the government’s social venture programs the nation over.

The four-expansive projects are the N-Power, Conditional Cash Transfers, National Home-Grown School Feeding, and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programs (GEEP)

Uwais said this on Thursday in Abuja at a question and answer session on the advancement of the social venture programs started by the President Muhammadu Buhari organization, NAN reports.

She said that from 2016 till date, the Federal Government spending plans a yearly aggregate of N500 billion for social speculation, while in 2016 just N79.98 billion was discharged.

Also, She said N140 billion was discharged in 2017 and N250.4 billion of every 2018.

The official guide likewise uncovered that out of the 322 million dollars Abacha recuperated her office had used booty, which was to be utilized for the social speculation programs, just 22 million dollars.

Uwais said toward the finish of March, the National Social Investment Programs had direct effects on 12,069,153 recipients, and more than 30 million auxiliary recipients, involving the cooks, ranchers, families, workers, and individuals from the network.

“Under N-Power, we have 526,000 youth spread crosswise over 774 LGAs educating in government-funded schools, going about as wellbeing specialists in essential wellbeing focuses and as Agric expansion counselors to little holder ranchers in our networks.

“Nigeria is quick on its approach to turning into the pioneer in Africa in the National Home-Grown School Feeding Program, by encouraging over 9.7 Million students and as yet tallying.

“Today, we have 103,992 cooks on our finance, sustaining 9,714,342 understudies in 53,715 government elementary schools around 31 States. These youngsters can eat a decent eating regimen for improving their learning results.

“Likewise, under the GEEP, we have the FarmerMoni, MarketMoni, and TraderMoni.

“For the initial two, assets between 10,000 to N350,000 are paid into the records of the active candidates who have a place with an enlisted agreeable and have a financial balance.

“For TraderMoni, negligible dealers are given a credit of N10,000, and upon reimbursement inside a half year, the recipient winds up qualified for a bigger sum, so, all things considered, they should open a financial balance,” she said.

Additionally, the Head of the Cash Transfer Program, Mr. Henry Ayede stated, utilizing the National Social Register information on weak and powerless family units in the nation, the legislature as of now pays N5,000 month to month to 872,700 families.

He said that the networks distinguished the recipients; accordingly, the administration was sure that the cash gets to those in obvious need.

What’s more, the Head of the School Feeding Program, Mrs. Bimbo Adesanmi said that the administration was spending about N70 to encourage a kid under the program.

She said that the administration had the option to spend less on nutritious dinners by sourcing for all fixings legitimately from the ranchers without utilizing agents.

Adesanmi additionally uncovered that the administration de-worms the kids profiting by the program, like clockwork to lessen the recurrence of diseases.

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Buhari approves new appointment




President Muhammadu Buhari approved the appointment of Captain Musa Nuhu as the new Director-General of the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA).

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that It will replace Captain Muthar Usman. Until his appointment, Nuhu was the Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

He is an airline pilot, security expert, leading quality control auditor, and artificial intelligence expert. Nuhu has a master’s degree. Bachelor of Business in Aviation and was in the Presidential Air Fleet as Captain and security officer.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that He also worked at Nigeria Airways, Aero Contractors and Petrowest, among other organizations.

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Declare state of emergency on education – CLO tells Gov Emmanuel




The Civil Liberties Organization, a chapter of the state of Akwa Ibom, has asked Governor Udom Emmanuel to declare a state of emergency in the state’s education sector.

The president of CLO in the state, Franklyn Isong, said this in his office in Uyo, the state capital while informing journalists as part of activities to commemorate World Teachers’ Day with the theme “Young teachers: the future of the profession.”

He said the need became necessary to stop the serious decomposition of infrastructure and insecurity in state public schools.

Isong criticized the content of the education presentation recently organized by the state government, describing it as “urbanized” and not with the intention of capturing the deep crisis that was shaking the sector in the state.

He said: “It is worrisome and sad that most public schools in some communities in Akwa Ibom state are in ruins, insecure and left to the destiny of the communities without government attention.

“All that is needed is for the Governor to take bold steps by declaring a state of emergency in the education sector to build more classroom blocks in rural and urban schools, provide good infrastructure such as science equipment, libraries, laboratories, as well as review the education curriculum to ensure a better and safe future for children in the state of Akwa Ibom. ”

He thanked the state government for tameing the right to basic education of the Akwa Ibom child in free and compulsory education and urged the state government to do what is necessary.

“The right to basic education of all Nigerian children, as enshrined in the Child Rights Act of 2003 in Article 15 (1), had been tamed under the Akwa Ibom State Child Rights Act, to ensure that every child in the State of Akwa Ibom the right to compulsory, free and qualitative basic education. ”

Isong added that; “In the Fundamental Principles and Directives of State Policy, as set out in Chapter 2, Section 13 of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1999 (as amended), the government has the responsibility to ensure that the education of Nigerian children be free and qualitative. ”

He also urged the government to address the numerous complaints of delays in the payment of pensions and unpaid tips to relatives of late elementary school teachers with delays in 1991 and to provide an improved social assistance package for teachers in public schools throughout the state.

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We will attack DSTV, MTN, Shoprite, Stanbic IBTC, others if they don’t leave Nigeria – Yoruba youths




After the xenophobic attacks against Nigerians and Nigerian companies in South Africa, the Oodua Youth Coalition, OYC, has granted South African companies and businesses seven ultimata to leave Nigeria.

Latest Nigeria newspaper report that the group president, Oluyi Akintade Tayo, the refusal of the interested parties to give in to the notice of resignation will mean death.

While expressing disappointment at the attitude of South Africans against Nigerians living and working in South Africa, particularly what they described as the continued silence of the South African government on development, the group emphasized that during the apartheid era, which was the time Difficult of In the rainbow country, Nigeria was firm with them.

The statement says: “Oodua Youth Coalition (OYC), the most crucial youth group in Nigeria that projects and protects the Yoruba nation in the country, is sad and angry because South Africans, with the support of the country’s authorities, are coordinating the looting and burning of Nigerian businesses and mutilations and murders of our brothers and fathers on earth.

“It is unfortunate that South Africa, which under the apartheid regime had the support and solidarity of the Nigerians and the government while the white supremacists reigned supreme, is now turning to inflict physical and psychological pain and injury to the people whose parents committed great harm.” part of wages and profits and the community to end the apartheid reign.

“The circulating video in which Mr. Bongani Mkongi, the Vice Minister of Police of South Africa, defended the attacks against Nigerians and other Africans confirmed our previous fear and doubts about the guilt of the South African authorities. It is disconcerting that the country whose former leader, the late Nelson Mandela, recognized Nigeria’s efforts to elevate the South African-led government, is expelling other Africans, mostly Nigerians, energetically and with shame.

“We have tolerated the excesses of these South Africans whose businesses have prospered in Nigeria without any physical and psychological attack. For months, the coalition has written several letters to the South African consulate in Nigeria requesting meetings to chart a way forward and find a lasting solution for these unfortunate and barbaric incidents that have still been ignored or have run into a brick wall.

“OYC, after an emergency meeting, has concluded plans to, as a matter of urgency, attack all South African companies and facilities in Nigeria, especially in the southwest region of the country. DSTV, MTN, SHOPRITE, STANBIC IBTC, and other outlets are our goals.

“Therefore, we give these South African companies a maximum of seven days to leave Nigeria or forget them, since our coalition, with other groups and comrades throughout the country, will attack them and burn them to ashes,” reads the notice.

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