Tuesday, February 18, 2020

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    ‘Our lives depend on these stipends’ — N-Power volunteers beg minister for January pay

‘Our lives depend on these stipends’ — N-Power volunteers beg minister for January pay

A group under the name, National Association of N-Power Volunteers, has accused Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, of holding on to their January pay. There are at least 500,000 volunteers of  the N-Power scheme, a component of the National Social Investment Programmes (N-SIP), who get stipends every month, according to the federal government. In a [...]

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    Person of the year 2019

Person of the year 2019

PERSON  OF THE YEAR: HAJIYA SADIYA UMAR FAROUQ On a daily basis, almost every news outlet in Nigeria shows the image of one particular confident and mysterious woman or news of her Ministry. The images shows a poised woman conservatively and religiously dressed in the traditional Hausa/Fulani attire, her gaze steady, her face soft and her demeanor determined. It is Hajiya Sadiya [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq: Over 40m Nigerians are unemployed

Sadiya Farouq: Over 40m Nigerians are unemployed

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says over 40 million Nigerians are unemployed. Farouq spoke when she appeared before the house committee on women affairs and social development to defend the ministry's 2020 budget proposal. She listed the agencies under the ministry's supervision as the National Commission for Refugees, migrants and internally displaced persons (NCR), the [...]

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    PHOTOS: Sadiya Umar Farouq visits Onitsha fire scene

PHOTOS: Sadiya Umar Farouq visits Onitsha fire scene

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was at the scene of the fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra state, on Friday. A tanker laden with petroleum products had fallen into a ditch and spilled its contents, resulting in an explosion on Wednesday. The fire razed structures, including shops, on Upper Iweka road and at Ochanja market in [...]

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    Sadiya Farouq takes charge of SIP, gets briefing from Maryam Uwais

Sadiya Farouq takes charge of SIP, gets briefing from Maryam Uwais

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, has taken charge of the social investment programmes (SIP). Ahead of this, Farouq met with Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investment, on Monday. Until recently, the SIP was being coordinated by the office of Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo. But in his Independence Day broadcast, Buhari had announced that the [...]

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    FAKE VIDEO ALERT: Aisha Buhari NOT locked up in Aso Rock by ‘cabal’

FAKE VIDEO ALERT: Aisha Buhari NOT locked up in Aso Rock by ‘cabal’

A video in circulation showing Aisha Buhari in distress purportedly for being locked up in an apartment at the presidential villa after she returned to the country on Thursday is fake. The first lady has not returned from the UK, TheCable can report. The video, though undated, is an old recording. A wild rumour of President Muhammadu Buhari taking a second wife has [...]

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    ALERT: Trending video NOT Sadiya Farouq’s ‘pre-wedding’ party

ALERT: Trending video NOT Sadiya Farouq’s ‘pre-wedding’ party

A video being circulated as the pre-wedding party of Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, was recorded on September 14 when her family and friends held a party to celebrate her appointment.  Farouq was commissioned as the head of the new ministry on August 21. She had tweeted about the event on September 15, according to [...]

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