A total of N3, 770, 688, 144 have been released for the feeding of 1, 287, 270 school children in nine states under the HomeGrown School Feeding Programme (a Social Investment Programme) of the Buhari presidency.
The benefiting states comprising Anambra, Enugu, Oyo, Osun, Ogun, Ebonyi, Zamfara, Delta and Abia at the last count have received various sums in tranches while 14, 574 cooks have been engaged in the communities were the schools are located.
(The money is paid directly from the FG’s coffers to the cooks, with a slight variation in Osun State where some of the food items like eggs are bought centrally by an aggregator.)
The overall payments to each of the nine states and the breakdown figures of how many children are being fed so far are as follows: . . . read more
In a major and significant move by the Buhari administration to address the food crisis fallouts of the insurgency in the North-East, the Federal Government is now embarking on a multi-billion Naira provision and distribution of food grains especially for Internally Displaced Persons in the region.
In a comprehensive effort to deal with the situation, about 1.8m people would be reached regularly starting from. . . read more
The men of Ogun State Police Command on Tuesday 30th of May 2017 arrested two prostitutes for killing a middle aged man in an hotel situated in Ifo area of the State. The two suspects Kudirat Raji a.k.a (Angela) and Esther Basiru are at KS Hotel Ifo where the victim one Adeyinka Olayinka who was supervising a construction work going on in his building site decided to pass the night on the fateful day.
Preliminary investigation revealed that the victim . . . read more
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, has signed into law two bills from the National Assembly that will ultimately facilitate access to more affordable credit for Nigerians.
The bills which have now become ‘Acts’ are the Secured Transactions in Movable Assets Act, 2017 (otherwise known as Collateral Registry Act) and the Credit Reporting Act, 2017.
‘The Collateral Registry Act’ ensures that Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in Nigeria can register their movable assets such as motor vehicles, equipment and accounts receivable in the National Collateral Registry, and use same as collateral for accessing loans. This in turn will increase their chances at accessing financing and tackle one of the major obstacles faced by MSMEs.
On the other hand . . . read more
As part of efforts towards improving access to quality education, the National Board for Technical Education ( NBTE) on Wednesday May 24, 2017 approved the implementation of Open Distance and Flexible Learning (ODFL) for 12 programs including Science and Laboratory Technology, Computer Technology, Statistics, Accountancy and Quantity Survey in 25 polytechnics across Nigeria.
Dr. Masa’udu Adamu Kazaure mni, Executive Secretary of the NBTE, made this disclosure at a meeting of rectors and the ODFL Steering Team on Flexible Skills Development (FSD)/Tertiary Institutions E-Learning Resource (TIER) at the NBTE Headquarters in Kaduna.
Pointing out that polytechnics are hard pressed to meet the demands of . . . read more
Speaker Yakubu Dogara of the House of Representatives has scored the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration of President Muhammadu Buhari high as it marks its second year in office, saying many commendable achievements have been recorded within the period.
The Speaker also congratulated President Buhari, acting President Yemi Osinbajo, state governors and the entire leadership and all Nigerians for the 18 years of democracy in the country and second anniversary of the administration.
While restating the commitment of the government to bringing succour to the common man, he saluted all Nigerians for their resilience in the face of challenges they encounter daily and argued that . . . read more
As Nigeria celebrates the second year of President Muhammadu Buhari’s in office, a survey has rated the administration on a number of indicators, ranging from Security, Anti-Corruption fight, Agricultural and Food Security, Power, Healthcare, Infrastructure, Education, Job Creation to Poverty Alleviation.
The poll conducted by NOI-Polls, an organization which regularly feels the pulse of citizens on socio-economic and political issues, and made available to News Bytes, reveals that the APC-led government is rated 47% in Security while its anti-graft campaign has succeeded by 45%; and whereas the score is 40% in Agriculture and Food Security, Power rates poorly at . . . read more