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    We are not satisfied with how SIP is being implemented during lockdown, say Lawan, Gbaja

We are not satisfied with how SIP is being implemented during lockdown, say Lawan, Gbaja

Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, have faulted the manner in which the Social Investment Programme (SIP) of the federal government is being implemented during the lockdown. President Muhammadu Buhari had ordered the lockdown of the federal capital territory (FCT), Lagos and Ogun states as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. Speaking at [...]

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    We’ve cleared two months backlog of N-Power beneficiaries, says FG

We’ve cleared two months backlog of N-Power beneficiaries, says FG

The federal government says it has paid the October and November 2019 backlog allowances of beneficiaries of N-Power programme. Halima Oyelade, special assistant on media to Sadiya Farouk, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, disclosed this in a statement on Friday. Oyelade said the minister ensured the payment of the allowance before December 20 as she had earlier promised. "It can [...]

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    ICPC arrests SIP officials for ‘diverting’ N68m meant for school feeding in Kogi

ICPC arrests SIP officials for ‘diverting’ N68m meant for school feeding in Kogi

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission says it arrested two officials of the national social investment programme (N-SIP) in Kogi state over alleged N68 million fraud. The suspects are Khadijat Karibo, the state programme manager for the national home-grown school feeding programme, and Adoga Ibrahim, a former focal person for the programme in the state. In a statement, Rasheedat [...]

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    Buhari’s aide: Over 40m Nigerians have benefited from SIP

Buhari’s aide: Over 40m Nigerians have benefited from SIP

Ismaeel Ahmed, senior special assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on social investment programmes (SIP), says over 40 million Nigerians have benefited from the SIP scheme. He said this on the sidelines of an event held during the 2019 United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). According to a statement, the event, which focused on the multi-dimensional approach to poverty alleviation, was hosted by the [...]

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    LEAP Africa calls for application into its 2019 innovators programme

LEAP Africa calls for application into its 2019 innovators programme

LEAP Africa, a youth-focused leadership development organization, has called for applications for the 2019/ 2020 cohort of the Social Innovators Programme and Awards (SIPA). The programme, initiated by the nonprofit syndicate in partnership with Union Bank, is a one-year fellowship tailored for "young Nigerian changemakers" aged between 18 and 35. The fellowship seeks to "attract young Nigerians with innovative ideas capable of [...]

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    You spoke without having knowledge of SIP, Maryam Uwais replies Buhari’s wife

You spoke without having knowledge of SIP, Maryam Uwais replies Buhari’s wife

Maryam Uwais, senior special assistant to the president on social investment, has defended the federal government's social investment programmes (SIP). Uwais said Aisha Buhari, wife of President Muhammadu Buhari who criticised  SIP, would have been able to track all beneficiaries of the project if she had access to available data. Speaking on Channels Television, the presidential aide said about 250,000 beneficiaries from [...]

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    TraderMoni has touched many lives, says Marwa

TraderMoni has touched many lives, says Marwa

Buba Marwa, former military governor of Lagos, says the social investment programme (SIP) of the President Muhammadu Buhari administration has won the hearts of many despite allegations that it is vote-buying. Marwa said this on Tuesday while speaking at the National Policy and Development (N-POD) Summit in Abuja. The summit was organised by the office of the secretary to the government of [...]

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    Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais: No govt has invested in people like Buhari’s

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments, says the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari is the most successful in investing in people. In a statement on Friday, Uwais said since the inception of the social investment pqrogramme (SIP) of the federal government, N500 billion has been budgeted for it. "In the last three years we have heard thousands [...]

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    Rowdy session as PDP senator says FG buying PVCs with SIP fund

Rowdy session as PDP senator says FG buying PVCs with SIP fund

The senate was thrown into a rowdy session on Wednesday over a claim by a Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) lawmaker. Biodun Olujimi, minority leader of the senate, alleged that the federal government is using the funds of the Social Investment Programme (SIP) to secure permanent voter cards ahead of the 2019 elections. Olujimi said 'I Stand With Buhari' is written on the forms [...]

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