• Economics Recession: NYSC asks for subsidized feeding of Corps members

    Economics Recession: NYSC asks for subsidized feeding of Corps members

    The Enugu State Command of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), has asked the state government to subsidize the feeding of the Corps members, because of the increase in their population.

    This plea was made by Mrs. Nwano Ukagha, who is the Enugu State Coordinator of the NYSC, during the swearing-in ceremony of the 2016 Batch B Corps members at the State Orientation Camp in Awgu, Enugu State on Monday.

    Ukagha said that despite all the support the state had been giving […]

  • Jigawa Governor Badaru accuses Lamido of wasting‎ N1.6bn yearly on feeding

    Jigawa Governor Badaru accuses Lamido of wasting‎ N1.6bn yearly on feeding

    Jigawa state governor, Alhaji Badaru Abubakar, has accused the previous administration of Alhaji Sule Lamido of squandering up to N1.6 billion annually in feeding‎ alone within the state government house.

    He stated this at the weekend before a mammoth crowd at the commissioning ceremony of Birnin Kudu/Buji House of Representatives constituency office and scholarship presentation to indigents of the area.

    He said, “It was absurd and insensitive that we have to reverse that trend by making them account for every kobo they […]

  • Why I cannot implement school feeding, N5000 monthly for poor in 2016 budget – Buhari explains

    Why I cannot implement school feeding, N5000 monthly for poor in 2016 budget – Buhari explains

    President Muhammadu Buhari has disclosed that the implementation of school feeding programme and N5000 monthly payment to the poor will not be fully implemented in the 2016 budget because it will take some time to work out proper modalities ‎for their operation.

    Buhari had proposed N500 billion Special Intervention Programme in the 2016 Budget for these purposes.

    However, in a letter dated October 24, 2016 written to‎ the National Assembly, titled: “Request for Virement of Funds Appropriated For Special Intervention (Recurrent) and […]

  • FG’s school feeding programme, kicks off October, says Osinbajo

    FG’s school feeding programme, kicks off October, says Osinbajo

    Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has disclosed that the Social Investment programmes of the Federal Government, where it has budgeted half a trillion naira, will kick off this month.

    Osinbajo said the programmes have reached advanced stages as the selection of the first 200,000 unemployed graduates to get jobs is almost completed.

    Speaking with newsmen at the Presidential Villa, the vice president  disclosed that “we expect that before the end of the month, we will engage 200,000 out of the 500,000 unemployed graduates […]

  • JUTH threatens to stop feeding in-patients over complaints

    JUTH threatens to stop feeding in-patients over complaints

    It was gathered that the Management of the Jos University Teaching Hospital has threatened to stop the feeding of in-patients, if complaints against the gesture persisted.

    The Chief Medical Director, Prof. Edmund Banwat, told newsmen in Jos, on Wednesday, that the initiative, which was heavily subsidised by the hospital, might stop, if patients were not appreciative.

    Banwat said: “We see the feeding of in-patients as a social service, which we run at a heavy loss; as a specialist hospital with referral cases, […]

  • Man, 52, in court for beating his wife over feeding allowance

    Man, 52, in court for beating his wife over feeding allowance

    A 52-year-old man, James Oluwadairo, on Wednesday appeared before an Ikeja Chief Magistrates’ Court for allegedly beating his wife and failing to provide for his children.

    The accused, a driver, who resides at 28, Olarekun St., Abule Egba, a suburb of Lagos, is facing a charge of assault and neglect of duty.

    The prosecutor, Sgt. Rafael Donny, told the court that the offences were committed on Aug. 18 at the residence of the accused.

    He said that the accused beat his wife, Bosede […]

  • Borno IDPs protest poor method of feeding in camps

    Borno IDPs protest poor method of feeding in camps

    Barely 24 hours after Alhaji Aliko Dangote and a popular world musician, Mr. Paul David Hewson, popularly known as Bono, visited IDP camps in Maiduguri, the Borno State capital, hundreds of aggrieved Internally Displaced Persons, IDPs, from Bakassi camp, yesterday, stormed the streets in protest, barricading Maiduguri-Biu road in the metropolis.

    The IDPs alleged poor feeding and ill-treatment by government and other humanitarian agencies. The IDPs, who, though were peaceful in their protest, said they were not satisfied with a situation […]