Breaking: Plateau govt reacts as thugs cart away palliatives from warehouses

October 24, 2020 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The Plateau state government has condemned the burglary of warehouses and subsequent looting of palliatives in Jos and Bukubu by some hoodlums, Saturday morning. The state commissioner of information and communications, Hon. Dan Majang, who spoke in a statement, said it wasn’t true that the items were hoarded by the state government. Commissioner Manjang, said, “It has become expedient for Read More

FG clears air on palliatives discovered in Lagos warehouse

October 23, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has disowned the COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a Lagos warehouse, saying the items were not from it. In a statement Thursday’s night, which was signed by the Special Assistant to the Minister on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Read More

Mininster flags off application for Nigeria Youth Investment Fund

October 19, 2020 Editor 0

The Youth  and Sports Development Minister, Mr. Sunday Dare, has flagged off the application for the  Nigeria Youth Investment Fund (NYIF) in Abuja. Adressing the press in Abuja, the Minister said, “It is my pleasure to address you  as we record yet another milestone in our drive to increase government’s investment in our youth, who we recognize as assets and Read More

Gbajabiamila makes case for women in Appropriation Act

October 13, 2020 Ene Oshaba 0

The Speaker House of Representatives, Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, has stressed the need for women issues to be captured in the Appropriation Act, if their advancement must truly be achieved in Nigeria. Gbajabiamila stated this yesterday in Abuja in his remarks at the workshop on practical approach to mainstream gender responsive budgeting organised by the house committee on women affairs and Read More

Breaking: Minister gives conditions for N-Power beneficiaries to be paid

October 6, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, who were earlier omitted from payment of their stipends, to report to their various state Focal Persons for verification and re-validation. In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, which was signed by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, Read More

‘Diverted school feeding fund not from Humanitarian affairs ministry’

September 29, 2020 Editor 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has strongly dissociated itself from reports making round that N2.72 billion meant for school feeding during lockdown was diverted to private accounts. A press statement by Nneka Anibeze, the Special Assistant to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar Farouq, Monday night, revealed that the Read More

Coker represented true spirit of Lagos – Sanwo–Olu

August 13, 2020 Temitope Musowo 0

Lagos state governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, has described the passing of the late Chief Nathaniel Folarin Coker as a great loss to the state and Nigeria as a whole. Coker passed away Wednesday in Lagos after a brief illness at the age of 97. Sanwo-Olu in a condolence message signed by his chief press secretary, Mr. Gboyega Akosile, Thursday said Read More

The dance of the inebriated

August 13, 2020 Dan Agbese 0

With 20 years of democracy, warts and all, under our belt, why should the democratic ethos and temperament still be such scarce commodities among our politicians, the movers and shakers of the polity? Why should our politicians still distance themselves from decent and civilised conduct? Why should they, at every election, major or minor, beat the drums of war and Read More

Kebbi govt to rehabilitate boy chained by foster parents

August 12, 2020 Editorial III 0

Kebbi state Government Monday, pledged to rehabilitate the teenage boy, Jibril Aliyu chained for two years by his foster parents in the Badariya area of Birnin Kebbi. According to a statement by the Special Adviser on media to Kebbi State Governor Yahaya Sarki on Tuesday, Special Adviser to Governor Atiku Bagudu on Women and Social Development, Hajiya Zara’u Wali stated Read More

Breaking: FG reveals school feeding programme, palliatives’ distribution timelines

August 4, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, has reacted to several reports of purportedly spending more than N13 billion naira on the provision of take home rations under the modified Home Grown School Feeding programme (HGSFP). In a statement made available to Blueprint Tuesday, which was signed by her Special Assistant on Strategic Communications, Halima Read More

N-Power recruitment portal ‘buzzing’ as over 4.48 million Nigerians apply

July 13, 2020 Editor 0

With 16 days gone since the ongoing N-power recruitment exercise was officially opened, 4.48 million Nigerians have already applied. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, who revealed this via her twitter handle wrote, “My team and I continue to interface with stakeholders to ensure a successful transition for the @npower_ng. It has been 16 days Read More

One year in office: Why Gov. Zulum wowed everyone

July 1, 2020 Tanimu A. Tahir 0

Social media were awashed with explicit expressions of joy and fulfilment by millions of users; the entire Borno indigenes and those resident in the state, jumped, and  chanted songs of joy as Governor of Borno State, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, was sworn in, on May 29, 2019. Their joy knew no bounds, as they have so much faith in him, Read More

Breaking: FG announces Batch C N-Power enrollment plans

June 19, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has announced the commencement of enrollment for a new batch of N-Power beneficiaries effective July 26, 2020.  In a statement made available to Blueprint Friday, which was signed by the Deputy Director, Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, the minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, Read More

Npower News: FG gives fresh update on ’employment’ of N-Power beneficiaries

June 7, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has labelled as “fake news” trending stories (..Npower news on permanency) being shared on social media about the employment of N-Power beneficiaries into the Federal Civil Service (FCS) by President Muhammadu Buhari. In a statement signed by the Deputy Director Information, Rhoda Ishaku Iliya, and made available to Blueprint in Abuja Saturday, Read More

Gara-Gombe: When herbs seller impersonates a doctor

May 7, 2020 Modibo Alhassan 0

One of the sights that are sure to confront one at motor parks and other locations with high concentration of artisans is that of herbal concoction sellers plying their wares. The herbal remedy sellers are usually quick to dispense the same mixture to almost about all their clients for the day. While one is not being dismissive of herbal remedies Read More

COVID-19: FG reacts to rice palliatives controversy

April 27, 2020 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The federal government has described as fake news reports that south-west governors have rejected bags of rice donated for distribution to the vulnerable as palliatives to cushion the effects of lockdown aimed at controlling the spread of Coronavirus in the country.Addressing journalists in Abuja Monday, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Ms Sadiya Farouk, said the rice Read More

Breaking: FG terminates contracts over cash transfer delays in Zamfara, others

April 14, 2020 Paul Okah 0

The  Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, has directed the immediate termination of the contract for a Payment Service Provider (PSP) namely Data Mining Company and Innovative for failure to meet the contractual agreement to commence Conditional Cash Transfer to beneficiaries in four states of the federation assigned to the PSP.  The affected states Read More

Lawan, Gbajabiamila pick hole on SIP implementation, move to legislate Nigeria’s humanitarian affairs mgt

April 7, 2020 Taiye Odewale 0

The leadership of the National Assembly Tuesday, faulted the way the Social Investment Programme of the Federal Government (SIP),  is being implemented and called for an enabling legislation in line with global best practices. The President of the Senate, Ahmad Lawan, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Femi Gbajabiamila, made their reservations about the scheme at Read More

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School feeding programme: FG pays suppliers, cooks for Jan 2020

December 29, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The federal government has proactively paid suppliers of foodstuffs and cooks under the Home Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP) for January 2020.Under the HGSFP, a total of 9,963,726 pupils are fed in 54, 942 schools across the country served by 107,862 suppliers and cooks, while the programme is one of the components of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the Read More

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Ikorodu LG distributes free books to pupils

September 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Ikorodu local government area of Lagos state Wednesday distributed free exercise books and other writing materials to pupils in all the public primary schools in the council area. Distributing the materials, the council chairman, Mr Wasiu Adeshina, said the materials would complement the administration’s effort in improving the standard of education in Ikorodu LGA. He said his administration had touched Read More

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World Bank, govs hail Ekiti on water, community devt

September 27, 2019 Editorial IV 0

The World Bank has congratulated Ekiti state government for emerging the best performing state under the National Urban Water Sector Reform Project (NUWSRP) and third best performing state under the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP). A statement made available to newsmen in Ado Ekiti Thursday by Mr Yinka Oyebode,  chief press secretary to Governor Kayode Fayemi, stated that  the recognition was part Read More

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Challenges and hope at humanitarian affairs ministry

September 5, 2019 Editorial IV 0

Of the 43 ministries whose heads were sworn in by President Muhammadu Buhari on August 21, 2019 as his new cabinet, none drew as much attention as the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. The reasons are three: it is new, its tasks as shown in its nomenclature, are wide-ranging and current, and it is going to Read More

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Updated: Buhari unbundles ministries, creates new ones, retainsPetroleum Ministry portfolio

August 22, 2019 Editorial IV 0

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday announced the creation of three new ministries namely Ministry of Police Affairs, Ministry of Special Duties and International Affairs, and the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development. This was disclosed by the president at the inauguration of the new Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the Presidential Villa in Abuja. The president also Read More

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Nigeria, Japan sign pact for rehabilitation of Lagos transmission substation

November 26, 2018 Editorial III 0

The federal government on Friday signed a grant aid project for emergency rehabilitation and eeinforcement of the Lagos transmission substation. According to a statement signed by Director (Information), Victoria Agba-Attah in Abuja, the Minister of Budget and National Planning Senator Udoma Udo Udoma signed on behalf of the federal government while Japanese Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotiary to Nigeria, Mr.Yutaka Kikuta Read More