• Buhari’s wife flags off medical programme, targets 3,000 beneficiaries

    Buhari’s wife flags off medical programme, targets 3,000 beneficiaries

    It was gathered that the wife of the President, Mrs. A’isha Buhari, on Monday flagged off a special medical outreach programme in Sokoto, with a promise to reach “at least 3,000 women and children.”

    Mrs. Buhari, represented by the wife of the Speaker, House of Representatives, Mrs. Gimbiya Dogara.

    NAN also reports that the outreach programme was organized under her pet project – Future-Assured Programme, in partnership with the pet programme of the Wife of Gov. Aminu Tambuwal, the Maryam Tambuwal Legacy […]

  • FG releases N65bn for Social Investment Programme

    FG releases N65bn for Social Investment Programme

    According to reports, the Federal Government has directed the immediate release of N65bn for the take- off of its National Social Investment Programme.

    The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Zainab Ahmed, announced this while addressing State House correspondents on the outcome of the Federal Executive Council meeting presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.

    She stated that the N65bn was part of the N150bn approved by the steering committee of the programme.

    N500bn is earmarked by the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration […]

  • FG committed to provision of sustainable housing programme, says Fashola

    FG committed to provision of sustainable housing programme, says Fashola

    According to reports, the Federal Government is committed to providing the needed enabling environment for sustainable housing development in the country, the Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola (SAN), has said.

    Fashola, spoke while fielding questions from newsmen at the weekend after inspecting the building site of the Millard Fuller Foundation, an indigenous estates development company with emphasis on affordable housing development for low and middle income class, at Masaka, a border town between Nasarawa State and the Federal […]

  • 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 […]

  • Senate begins probe of N330b Amnesty programme

    Senate begins probe of N330b Amnesty programme

    According to reports, the Senate on Thursday began investigation into the alleged mismanagement of the Presidential Amnesty Programme from 2009 till date.

    The project is said to be worth over N330 billion.

    The Chairman of Senate Committee on Niger Delta, Senator Peter Nwaoboshi, at the resumption investigative hearing lamented that the objectives of Presidential Amnesty Programme have been compromised.

    Nwaoboshi lamented ‎that restiveness has returned to the Niger Delta and even many of their youths have gone back to the creeks.

    He said: “Yes, […]

  • Enugu begins radio programme for JSS students

    Enugu begins radio programme for JSS students

    Learning in public schools is set to improve in Enugu State, with the launch of a radio school programme.

    The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Uche Eze, launched the programme at the weekend.

    He explained that the pilot scheme would target junior secondary school students in four compulsory subjects, based on national the curriculum.

    The subjects, which are prepared in model lessons are English Language, Mathematics, Civic Education and Basic Science.

    A Non-Governmental Organisation, South Saharan Social Development Organisation (SSDO) is the sponsor of […]

  • FG launches CBN rice anchor borrowers’ programme in Imo

    FG launches CBN rice anchor borrowers’ programme in Imo

    According to reports, the Federal Government has flagged off the Rice Anchor Borrowers’ Programme in Imo State, to provide farmers with credit facility made available by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN).

    The programme was launched on Sunday at the Imo State International Conference Centre in Owerri, the state’s capital.

    Governor Rochas Okorocha explained that the aim was to provide food and guarantee food security in the country.

    He added that the development was also targeted at empowering the teeming unemployed youths and […]

  • Agriculture should be seen as business, not development programme – Don

    Agriculture should be seen as business, not development programme – Don

    For Nigeria to be turned into the food basket of Africa, there must be a fundamental shift from present disposition, to what is obtainable, sustainable and best international practices, by seeing agriculture as a business and not as a development programme.

    This must form the basis for total reformation in the country’s agricultural system, which must be structured, financed and developed as a business, to fully unlock the potentials of making Nigeria the food basket of the world.

    Prof. Wilfred Ifeanyi Okonkwo, […]

  • Senate backs upward review of Amnesty programme fund – Saraki

    Senate backs upward review of Amnesty programme fund – Saraki

    It was gathered that the President of the Senate, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, on Saturday said the Senate will support any proposal from the executive to increase the fund slated for the amnesty programme in the 2016 Appropriation Act.

    Saraki spoke to journalists at the Presidential Villa after the Change of Guards ceremony to mark the nation’s 56th Independence Anniversary.

    He said any plan by the executive to calm the frayed nerves in the Niger Delta and increase oil production so as […]

  • Edo guber: Obaseki has not shown how he can implement one programme – PDP chieftain

    Edo guber: Obaseki has not shown how he can implement one programme – PDP chieftain

    PDP Chieftain in the Central Senatorial District, Chief Isaac Irhia, has called on all eligible voters to cast their votes for Pastor Osagie Ize–Iyamu who he described as the most suitable for the job.

    Chief Irhia in a statement in Benin yesterday said apart from being a man of God, Pastor Ize-Iyamu is, “the only one among other candidates that has the best programme of action that will be of immense benefits to everyone and move Edo State forward.”

    He stated that […]

  • World Bank Launches Massive Solar Energy Programme In Nigeria

    World Bank Launches Massive Solar Energy Programme In Nigeria

    According to reports, the International Finance Corporation, IFC, a member of the World Bank group in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID) is facilitating a massive solar energy programme, targeting Small and Medium Scale businesses across the country.

    Under the initiative, the Financial Institution with the DFID would deploy off-grid and embedded solar systems in commercial and industrial sectors in Nigeria.

    Providing insight into the project, country manager IFC, Eme Essien Lore, at a media briefing in Lagos, […]