Saturday, August 15, 2020

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    ‘Your reaction to our comment is baseless’ — Lawan tackles Maryam Uwais

‘Your reaction to our comment is baseless’ — Lawan tackles Maryam Uwais

Senate President Ahmad Lawan has described as ''unfair and baseless'' a statement made by Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investments. Uwais had reacted to comments credited to Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on the national social investment programme (NSIP). Uwais said the comments of the national assembly leaders were "regrettable and unfortunate". At a meeting [...]

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    ‘You got it wrong’ — Uwais tackles Lawan, Gbaja over SIP

‘You got it wrong’ — Uwais tackles Lawan, Gbaja over SIP

Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investment programme (SIP), says the claims made by Senate President Ahmad Lawan and Femi Gbajabiamila, speaker of the house of representatives, on conditional cash transfer are "regrettable and dangerous." Lawan and Gbajabiamila had faulted the manner in which SIP was being implemented during the 14-day lockdown ordered by President Muhammadu Buhari. At a [...]

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    Maryam Uwais, humanitarian affairs minister differ on exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries

Maryam Uwais, humanitarian affairs minister differ on exit plan for N-Power beneficiaries

There appears to be a divergence between Maryam Uwais, special adviser to the president on social investment, and Sadiya Umar Farouq over an exit plan for the beneficiaries of N-Power scheme. The scheme is one of the social intervention programmes (SIPs) of the Buhari administration which is aimed at tackling poverty in the country. But while Uwais said there is an exit [...]

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    SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

SIPs have ‘met the needs’ of beneficiaries

Some international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and civil society organisations (CSOs) have backed the social investment programmes (SIPs) of the federal government. Africa Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (ANEEJ), Action Aid and the National Economic Summit Group (NESG) are among the organisation that endorsed the SIPs. A presidential source said the validation by the NGOs is important to President Muhammadu Buhari [...]

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    HURRAY! FG to employ 350,000 graduates

HURRAY! FG to employ 350,000 graduates

The federal government has revealed its plan to hire 350,000 more unemployed graduates under the N-Power volunteer corps. Laolu Akande, senior special assitant on media and publicity to the vice-president, disclosed this in a statement. Akande said President Muhammadu Buhari has requested the appropriation of N157.75bn in the 2017 budget estimates for the N-Power scheme. He said the N-Power is just one of [...]

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