Applause as James Ume wins The Sun Humanitarian Service Icon award

January 30, 2023 Bode Olagoke 0

Chief James Ume, founder and chairman of Unubiko Foundation, has been honoured with the “The Sun Newspapers Humanitarian Service Icon Award 2022” one of the biggest recognitions by The Sun Publishing Company Ltd, publishers of The Sun Newspaper titles. Ume received the award alongside 25 other eminent Nigerians in a well-attended ceremony at the Expo Convention Centre, Eko Hotels & Read More

Female traffic officer gets IGP’s commendation for commitment to service

January 24, 2023 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

A female police officer, Inspector Justina Rita Omogbai, attached to the Traffic Unit of the Sabo Divisional Headquarters in Lagos state, has received commendation of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, Tuesday, said the officer was commended for her commitment and acts of professionalism displayed in the course Read More

Humanitarian Affairs ministry: N206bn budget padding by who?

December 2, 2022 Blueprint 0

Since last week, the media has been awash with reports of budget padding and this set the Ministry of Finance, Budget and National Planning and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, with the latter’s minister, Sadiya Umar Farouq, lamenting that the finance ministry inserted N206 billion into her ministry’s 2023 appropriation bill. In this report, PAUL Read More

PWDs empowerment: Humanitarian Affairs unearths abilities in disability

November 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

Right from its creation the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD), under the leadership of Sadiya Umar Farouq, has prioritised empowerment of persons with disabilities (PWDs) thereby unearthing abilities in disability, PAUL OKAH writes. When the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, was created by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, 2019, Read More

Gov Bala shouldn’t frustrate humanitarian ministry

September 16, 2022 Blueprint 0

It’s a fact that the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, under the leadership of Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has been up and doing all over the country. On August 12, 2022, the ministry flagged-off the grant for vulnerable groups and the digitilised payment for conditional cash transfer in Dutse, Jigawa state, Akwa Ibom, Katsina etc. Why is Bauchi being denied the Read More

Rural Cash Grant as another humanitarian ministry’s poverty alleviation intervention

August 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (FMHADMSD) recently began the distribution of N20, 000 cash grants to 2,900 rural women in the Federal Capital Territory and other parts of the country under its National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP). PAUL OKAH takes a look at the ministry’s poverty alleviation programmes. For the majority of Nigerians, the Read More

A peep into humanitarian ministry’s succour for PWDs

July 29, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development recently developed a four-year national roadmap on local production of standard assistive technologies for persons with disabilities (PWDs). The move is regarded by many as the succour for PWDs who had complained of discomfort with foreign devices; PAUL OKAH reports. World over, an estimated one billion people are said to Read More

Humanitarian needs: How Zulum received UN chief scribe in Borno

June 5, 2022 Blueprint 0

The UN secretary general was in Borno recently on fact-finding mission. In this report, SADIQ ABUBAKAR reports on the visit and the take away. Not too long ago, Borno state governor Babagana Umara Zulum received the United Nations secretary-general, Antonio Guterres, who was in Maiduguri to assess the humanitarian situation in the state. Guterres arrived at the Maiduguri International Airport Read More

Humanitarian Affairs: How FG curbs unemployment through N-Skills, others

May 13, 2022 Blueprint 0

One of the objectives of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration is to tackle poverty in the country and this necessitated the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development in 2019, with Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq as its pioneer minister. PAUL OKAH in this report takes a look at how the government has so far curbed Read More

Gross domestic happiness (GDH): Humane governance index

April 25, 2022 Danliti Goga 0

The humanitarian community in Nigeria, comprising national and international institutions and agencies, converged in Abuja on March 22 for what eminently qualified to become an annual commemorative event dedicated to the concerted efforts and celebrated outcomes that constitute the ultimate in humane governance. The concerted efforts of government dedicated to delivering succour, restoring hope and rekindling a sense of belonging Read More

Transparency: FG launches Humanitarian open house, IDP policy for timely info dissemination

March 23, 2022 Paul Okah Abuja 0

Following its determination to provide timely information to the public on its activities, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, in collaboration with all agencies under the ministry, has launched the Humanitarian Open House and the Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) Policy. Speaking during the launch Tuesday in Abuja, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Read More

Zamfara creates humanitarian affairs ministry to cater for 700k IDPs

March 21, 2022 AbdulRaheem Aodu, Kaduna 0

Zamfara state government has created Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development to cater for the 700,000 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and others affected by banditry and attacks in the state. Zamfara state Commissioner for Information, Hon. Ibrahim Dosara, who disclosed this in Kaduna on Sunday, said the ministry has established eight centers across the state and emergency Read More

Tackling poverty: A peep at humanitarian affairs ministry and NEXIT’s incentives

March 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, led by Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, the pioneer minister, has ensured that exited batches A and B N-Power beneficiaries under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) are not plunged back into poverty and unemployment by collaborating with relevant agencies to make beneficiaries under NEXIT access loans to establish or support Read More

Humanitarian Affairs: How FG’s school feeding programme encourages pupil enrolments

March 11, 2022 Blueprint 0

The National Home Grown School Feeding Programme (NHGSFP) was initiated by the President Muhammadu Buhari administration in 2016. In 2019, the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development was created with Sadiya Umar Farouq as the minister. She promptly initiated the supply of a meal per day to primary one to three pupils in public schools across the Read More

N5,000 as direct dividend of democracy

February 24, 2022 Danliti Goga 0

The issue of the value of a monthly N5,000 in the lives of the poorest of the poor has now become the bone of contention thrown up in yet another bid to trivialise the first-time establishment of a federal ministry dedicated to humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, which captures the hitherto neglected aspects of governance most relevant to Read More

Buhari commends Erdogan as Nigeria, Turkey sign agreements on energy, mining, defence

October 20, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for opening his country’s borders to accommodate millions of refugees in dire need of humanitarian support. Speaking at a joint press conference on the occasion of the official visit of the Turkish leader to Nigeria, the President said his Turkish counterpart has set an example to the rest Read More

Fintiri, Dikwa, Buratai, COAS bag Northeast Star award

October 18, 2021 Auwal Ahmad 0

The Adamawa state governor, Ahmadu Fintiri, is to be decorated as the Northeast Star Magazine best Governor of the Year, with Dr Mohammed Kyari Dikwa clinging 2021 man of the year award. A press statement made available to Blueprint by the chairman, Media and Publicity Committee, Hajiya Zainab Abubakar, Monday in Gombe, stated that the 2021 award is expected to Read More

Shiekh Jingir admonishes health workers on sincerity, compassion

October 18, 2021 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The national chairman, Council of Ulama, Jama’atu Izalatil Bid’ah Wa Ikamatis Sunnah (JIBWIS), Shiekh Sani Yahaya Jingir, has admonished health workers to be cautious of the fact that Allah will hold them to account on their deeds as those entrusted to look after their clients. He also called on the federal government to support faith based health organisation. Sheikh Jingir Read More

NAICOM worried at inadequate insurance of public buildings, others

October 6, 2021 David Agba 0

The Commissioner, National Insurance Commission (NAICOM) Sunday Thomas has expressed worries that most public buildings and buildings under construction above 2 floors are never adequately and appropriately insured. He started this at the sensitization workshop for federal fire service and state fire service officers on insurance of public buildings and buildings under construction above two floors in Abuja. He said, Read More

Buni urges humanitarian partners to patronize local contractors

October 5, 2021 Yusuf A. Yusuf 0

Yobe state Governor and Chairman APC caretaker Extraordinary conversation planning committee, Mai Mala Buni, has charged humanitarian and development partners working in the state to patronize indigenous contractors in award of contracts. Governor Buni made the appeal Monday when he received in audience the country Director of Qatar charity organization, Shiek Hamda El-Sayyad.  A statement signed by the Buni’s media Read More

N-Power: FG commences payment of outstanding allowances of 2016, 2018 volunteers

September 17, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The federal government, through the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has commenced the payment of outstanding allowances of Batches A and B of the 2016 and 2018 N-Power volunteers nationwide. According to a statement signed and made available to Blueprint  in Abuja Friday by the Permanent Secretary, Bashir Nura Alkali, N150,000.00 each will be paid to Read More

Humanitarian affairs ministry: Two years after, how well so far?

September 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development marked its two years of creation by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21. PAUL OKAH takes a look at the performance of the ministry under Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq. On August 21, 2019, history was made when President Muhammadu Buhari announced the creation of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Read More

Presidency receives, hails Maduka’s medical prowess

September 15, 2021 Editor 0

The Presidency, on Tuesday, gave thumps up to Dr. Godwin Maduka for his exploits in the field of medicine, with specialization in pain management. Femi Adesina, Special Adviser to the President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, commended the pain management specialist for his remarkable exploits in medicine. Maduka is noted for setting up the gigantic Las Vegas Pain Institute Read More