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    FG sacks contractors over delay in disbursing cash to poor households

FG sacks contractors over delay in disbursing cash to poor households

The federal government has terminated the contracts of two payment service providers (PSP) for failing to meet up with the contractual agreement to commence conditional cash transfer (CCT) to beneficiaries in four states. In a statement on Tuesday, Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, listed the affected states as Bayelsa, Akwa Ibom, Abia, and Zamfara. She earlier [...]

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    UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

UNICEF promises to assist over 500,000 out-of-school children in Nigeria

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) says 501,749 out-of-school children are being targeted in its Educate a child (EAC) programme in four northern states. The organisation disclosed on Monday this during a media dialogue in Kebbi state. The EAC programme was introduced as "a funding window" to reduce the number of out-of-school children in Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara states by 2020. Part [...]

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