9,500 IDPs rejoice as NCFRMI distributes palliatives in N/east

July 21, 2020 Binta Shama 0

The Internally Displaced Persons and other Persons of Concern (POCs) had another memorable time as the National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI) distributed palliatives in Borno, Adamawa, Yobe and Taraba states. NCFRMI Federal Commissioner, Senator Basheer Garba Mohammed, disclosed this in a statement signed by his special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Sadiq Abdullateef in Abuja Tuesday. Read More

Revealed! How to now apply for N50bn COVID-19 loan – NIRSAL

April 15, 2020 Benjamin Umuteme 1

 NIRSAL Microfinance Bank (NMFB) Tuesday said the business plans for the N50 billion targeted credit facility as a stimulus package to support households and MSMEs was no longer a basic requirement to access the fund. The outfit also announced that it had received 80,000 applications, most of whom were however disillusioned upon learning on the social media that the bank Read More

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Cross River’s mystical budget

February 5, 2020 Editorial IV 0

In 2019, the Cross River State Government presented a N1.043tn budget tagged a Budget of “Qabalistic Densification”. We know that Internally Generated Revenue and the Federation Account Allocation Committee disbursements are our states’ primary sources of funding, supported by debt and, in some instances, grants. As of June 2019 (six months), Cross River state’s IGR was N33.9bn which for the Read More

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Abacha loot: CSJ trains journalists, CSOs, others on monitoring disbursement

January 29, 2020 Editorial IV 0

A civil society organisation (CSO)Centre for Social Justice (CSJ), in collaboration with African Network for Environmental  and Economic Justice  (ANEEJ), has trained journalists, non governmental organisations (NGOs), CSOs, and other Nigerians on monitoring the disbursement of Abacha  $322m loot across the country.The one day training workshop held Tuesday in Abuja had in attendance representatives of different NGOs, CSOs and government Read More

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WAEC/SSCE: Rep register 500 indigent students at N12.05m in Plateau

January 15, 2020 Editorial IV 0

Not fewer than five hundred indigent secondary school students, benefited from a federal lawmaker in Plateau state who registered them for the West African Examination Council (WAEC). The lawmaker Honourable Haruna Maitala, representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency, while making the disbursement of the registration fees, Wednesday, at the his constituency office in Jos, said education is top priority in his Read More

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Evangelist Ogba quits AFN board over $150,000 grant

December 2, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Chairman of the Delta State Athletics Association Evangelist Solomon Ogba has resigned  from the present board of the Athletics Federation of Nigeria (AFN) over alleged insinuation that he oversee disbursement of $150,000 grant from the Confederation of African Athletics ,CAA, for the hosting of the 2018 Africa Senior Athletics Championships held in Asaba, Delta State . Blueprint sport gathered authoritatively Read More

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Failure to account for security votes since 1999: SERAP sues Buhari, National Assembly, others

November 10, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has filed a lawsuit in the Federal High Court, Abuja “seeking leave to apply for judicial review and an order of mandamus to direct and compel President Muhammadu Buhari, Senate president Ahmed Lawan, and Speaker of the House of Representatives, Femi Gbajabiamila to disclose details of allocations, disbursement and spending of security votes by Read More

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Nasarawa gov demands disbursement of N2.5bn intervention fund to miners

October 15, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Nasarawa state Governor, Engr. Abdullahi A. Sule, has demanded the release of N2.5 billion intervention fund to miners. He also appealed that the Minister of Mines and Steel Development commence the disbursement of 13% derivation funds of revenue accrued from mining activities in the country to solid minerals producing states.  This, he said would further spur the affected states to Read More

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Bauchi gov gives state pilgrims 300 riyal

August 25, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Bauchi Ssate Governor Bala Abdukadir Mohammed, has given each pilgrim from the state 300 riyal equivalent to N30,000 as Hajj incentive. The acting Executive Secretary of Bauchi State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board, Malam Alkasim Danllami Shall, said this in an interview with newsmen while inspecting the disbursement of fund in Makkah. A statement from the spokesperson of the board, Muhammad Read More

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UBEC ranks lowest among states in assessing UBEC fund

July 4, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has ranked Kwara state the lowest among states on the chart of UBEC Matching Grant Disbursement Performance as at April 30, 2019 because the state was able to assess only 53 per cent of its fund. The performance chart of the states released by UBEC and made available to newsmen in Ilorin Monday, listed Read More

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Monitoring, verification of tax collections in order, RMAFC Insists

June 23, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The Revenue Mobilization Allocation and Fiscal Commission (RMAFC) has insisted that its on-going monitoring and verification exercise on tax collections by Deposit Money Banks appointed by the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) and the Nigeria Customs Service was in order. The commission said this falls within its mandate as contained in Section 6(1) of the RMAFC Act, 2004 which provides Read More

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FG, States, LGs share N93.30bn VAT in Feb – NBS

April 14, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) (March 2019 Disbursement) The Federation Account Allocation Committee (FAAC) disbursed to the three tiers of government in March 2019 the sum of N96.39bn from Valued Added Tax (VAT). The amount formed part of the N619.86bn from the revenue generated in February 2019.  The amount disbursed comprised of N474.42bn from the Statutory Account, N4.02bn as excess Read More

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Bauchi traders commend FG for N10. 000 ‘Trader Moni’

October 26, 2018 Blueprint 0

Traders in Bauchi state have expressed joy and gratitude to the federal government for the disbursement of the N10, 000 interest-free loan to help them boost their businesses. The loan, called ‘Trader Moni’ is a federal government’s Social Investment programme, whereby traders are given soft loans of N10, 000 to boost their businesses. In an interview, some traders at Muda Read More

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Shipowners raise alarm over ‘missing’ cabotage fund

September 28, 2018 Blueprint 0

The Nigeran Shipowners Association (NISA) has called for investigation into the more than $300 million it said accrued into the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund (CVFF) between 2008 and 2015, part of which it claimed is missing. The CVFF, which is derived from two percent of the contracts awarded under the cabotage regime, was designed to enable indigenous shipping companies acquire Read More

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Rep pays NECO registration for 600 Gombe students

February 27, 2018 Editorial IV 0

Gombe House of Representatives Deputy Minority Whip, Hajiya Fatima Binta Bello, has spent over N9 million on NECO registration fees for over 600 less privileged students of her constituency. Hajiya Bello, who represents Kaltungo /Shongum Federal Constituency, disclosed this while flagging-off the disbursement of the fees in Talase, Balanga local government area of Gombe state yesterday. Represented by her senior Read More