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Humanitarian Affairs Minister Breaks Silence After Being Accused Of Diverting N2.7bn Meant For School Feeding Programme

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq has reacted to reports that N2.72b meant for school feeding during the lockdown was diverted to private accounts. The Minister has denied such ever happened. She challenged ICPC to publish names of persons whose names were associated with such missing funds. Recall that the report was made public during a presentation by the Chairman of Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission,…

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Sadiya Farouq: Minister of Humanitarian Affairs marries Chief of Air Staff – Report

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has reportedly married the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, in a secret ceremony in Abuja. The extremely private event, which took place last Friday, was the culmination of a love affair between the two public figures that dates back to more than a year ago, it was confirmed. However, in an attempt to get at the First Lady, members of the cabal around Buhari approached her parents in a bid to have her marry the…

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Breaking News: Only JSS 3, SSS 2 Students Will Resume On September 21 – Lagos Discloses

The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi, in a statement on Sunday said the state would adopt a phased approach in opening public schools. Mrs Folasade Adefisayo, the Lagos State Commissioner for Education, has announced the plans for both public and private schools’ resumption in the state after the lockdown of schools as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, The PUNCH reports. The Head, Public Affairs, Lagos State Ministry of Education, Mr Kayode Abayomi, in a statement on Sunday said the state would adopt a…

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We Spent N500m On School Feeding Programme During Lockdown – FG

Sadiya Farouq The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, revealed on Monday that the Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. She announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 in Abuja. She said that the programme was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive. “The ministry, in obeying the Presidential directive, went into consultations with state governments through the state Governor’s Forum, following which it was resolved…

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NDDC Probe: Akpabio list names of Senators, Reps who got contracts

The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Godswill Akpabio, has named members of the National Assembly who al­legedly got over-bloated and unexe­cuted contracts from the NDDC. This is as the probe into the alleged corruption in the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) continues. On July 21st 2020, the House of Representatives asked Senator Godswill Akpabio, to publish the names of their members he alleged took contracts from the NDDC, within 48 hours. Ruling on a matter of privileges brought by Minority leader, Ndudi Elumelu, Speaker Femi Gbajabiamila said the Minister should…

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BREAKING: Police Affairs Minister Goes Into Isolation After Contact With Geoffrey Onyeama

Muhammad Dingyadi Muhammad Dingyadi, the Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi has gone into self-isolation for COVID-19. This followed his meeting with the foreign affairs minister, Geoffrey Onyeama, who tested positive for the virus. Dingyadi and a former Sokoto State governor, Senator Aliyu Wammako, met with Onyeama last Thursday. The spokesman, police affairs ministry, Mr Seyi Odutayo, confirmed the development to our correspondent on today (Tuesday). He said, “I can confirm that the minister met with his foreign affairs counterpart last Thursday and following the announcement that Mr Geoffrey Onyeama…

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“I’m Contented With My Wife”- Akpabio Denies Sexually Harassing Former NDDC Acting MD, Joy Nunieh

Joy Nunieh, Godswill Akpabio Minister of Niger Delta affairs, Godswill Akpabio, minister of Niger has denied sexually harassing Joy Nunieh, the former acting managing director of the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC). In a statement released by his media aide Anietie Ekong on Wednesday July 15, Akpabio denied making sexual advances at the former NDDC Acting MD. The former Governor who wondered why Nunieh did not speak out until the period the senate is probing the NDDC, insisted that he is contented with his wife. Akpabio further disclosed that he…

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Why Lebanese Ambassador, Houssam Diab Walked Out On Reps

Houssam Diab Members of the House of Representatives Committee on Diaspora Affairs on Thursday were left stunned after the Lebanese ambassador to Nigeria, Houssam Diab, walked out on them. It was gathered that he walked out after he had arrived thinking that the meeting was going to be held indoors, but met journalists and some other government officials, including Zubairu Dada, minister of state for foreign affairs. The sight of journalists reportedly made him walk away. The Committee had summoned Diab over the alleged ill-treatment of Nigerians in Lebanon, particularly…

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How To Prepare For The N-Power Application

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has announced the commencement of enrollment for the batch C  N-Power programme effective, June 26. Sequel to these announcement,  below are some guidelines on how to prepare for the application when the portal is open. The N-Power application portal has been open to all eligible Nigerians since 11:45 pm on June 26, 2020 Applicants are to note that the application process is completely free and there is no application fee. They are however requested to read and understand all…

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Geoffrey Onyeama reacts to demolition on Nigerian High Commission building in Ghana

Foreign Affairs Minister of Nigeria, Geoffrey Onyeama, has reacted to demolition of a new building under construction in the Nigerian High Commission in Accra, Ghana. Geoffrey Onyeama took to his social media page to condemn the actions of the “outrageous criminal attacks” on the building in the Nigerian High Commission in Ghana that was demolished. He also revealed that urgent action has been demanded from the Ghanaian government. He wrote; We strongly condemn two outrageous criminal attacks in Accra, #Ghana, on a residential building in our diplomatic premises by unknown…

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