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

Happy birthday, Dr Goje

September 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

He who read a book written by Dale Carnegie, named “How to win friends and influence people”. He may find lots of Carnegie’s commendation and eulogies to Lincoln, where he referred and saluted Lincoln with admiration.The dithyramb of Carnegie to Lincoln is because of Carnegie’s real genre to the people. Mr. Carnegie wrote a book on human relations which he Read More

Refuting Dogo’s falsehood against Humanitarian Minister

September 1, 2021 Aminu S. Abubakar 0

Last week, I read a write up by a chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Bauchi state, Bibi Dogo, where he made several unfounded, untrue, baseless and malicious allegations against the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq. In the said write up which he shared on various social media platforms with the Read More

74th birthday: Ogbeha donates cash, food to Kogi orphanage

September 1, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

A former senator representing Kogi West, Tunde Ogbeha, has donated foodstuff worth millions of naira to Ministry of Mercy orphanage, Lokoja Kogi state as part of activities to mark his 74th birthday. Senator Ogbeha, who is known for his humanitarian gesture over the years, thanked God for celebrating another fruitful year in his life. Represented by his wife, Mrs Esther Read More

Refugee Commission, NEMA partner on mandate delivery

September 1, 2021 Paul Okah 0

The Federal Commissioner, National Commission for Refugees, Migrants and Internally Displaced Persons (NCFRMI), Hajiya Imaan Sulaiman-Ibrahim, has said that inter-agency collaboration between the Commission and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) is key in their efforts to strengthen the mandates of both agencies. The Federal Commissioner made the remark during a courtesy call by the Director-General of NEMA, Alhaji Mustapha Read More

Kudos, Sadiya Farouq

August 31, 2021 Isah Ismail 0

For Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, there is something for Nigerians to celebrate in the midst of the myriad of challenges confronting our nation. Indeed there couldn’t have been better days in her tenure as a minister than the last few days. August 24, 2021, was a special a day as it Read More

Waiting for repentant bandits

August 29, 2021 Blueprint 0

The end of the war against Boko Haram is near, as the cheering news has continued to emerge that many members of the deadly group are surrendering. Although, mixed reactions have continued to trail their repentence, since the emergence of the group in 2007, waging a war against the Nigerian state, Boko Haram is reported to have killed over 100,000 Read More

2023: Pro-Saraki group distributes fertilisers to farmers

August 17, 2021 Awaal Gata 0

A political support group, ‘Saraki Is Coming Door To Door 2023 organisation,’ has donated bags of fertiliser to low-income farmers in North-west part of the country. National Coordinator of the group, Umar Faringado Kazaure, in a statement in Abuja, said the gesture was to deepen the philanthropic gesture and disposition of the President of the 8th Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Read More