Starter packs: NDE tasks beneficiaries on judicious management

August 18, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

The director-general, National Directorate of Employment (NDE), Malam Abubakar Nuhu Fikpo, has called on the beneficiaries of the Graduates of School on Wheels Programme to make good use of the starter packs given to them for self-employment drives to be actualised. Speaking at the disbursement of the starter packs to the graduates in Kano Friday, Fikpo said the NDR had Read More

Kaduna government screens pensioners without accounts

March 30, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

  The Executive Secretary of Kaduna State Pension Bureau, Prof. Salamatu Isah, has said processes for the payment of beneficiaries of retirement and death benefits who do not have bank details have commenced this week. Prof Isah, who disclosed this in a statement, said that beneficiaries will be identified by Local Government Pension Desk Officers as well as their counterparts Read More

FCT Senator showcases billion naira projects across area councils 

March 26, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  Most constituents of Senator Philip Aduda (PDP FCT) lamented over the weekend on the outcome of the February 25, 2023 National Assembly election from which Ireti Kingibe of Labour Party was declared as Senator – elect by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC). Lamentation of the constituents on the outcome of the election, was triggered by physical inspection made Read More

Climate adaptation: NGOs partner to sustain development in 1,500 communities  

March 19, 2023 Adeola Akinbobola 0

DO Take Action and Z Zurich Foundation has entered into a strategic funding partnership that will lead to sustainable development in communities across Nigeria.  The climate project will improve climate-change adaptation and flood resilience in 1,500 selected communities.  The Co-Founder of DO Take Action, Precious Ebere explained that the funding will allow the group impact the lives of the “people Read More

Kaduna government releases N920m for pensioners

March 15, 2023 AbdulRaheem Aodu 0

Kaduna state government has released N920 million for the settlement of outstanding pension liabilities which include death benefits and gratuity of retired civil servants in the state. A statement issued from Sir Kashim Ibrahim House stated that the payment schedule which was dated March 9, 2023, comprises state and local government pensioners in the old Defined Benefit Scheme (DBS).  The Read More

N-Power should be sustained – Beneficiaries

March 9, 2023 Paul Okah 0

Beneficiaries and facilitators of the N-Power programme, which is under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP) being overseen by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, have urged the federal government to ensure the sustainability of the programme. Many of the beneficiaries and facilitators spoke with Blueprint correspondent Thursday in Abuja, during a visit to monitor the Read More

Loan repayment under ABP stands at 52.39% – CBN

March 6, 2023 Chamba Simeh 0

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has said it remains committed to itsdevelopmental mandate of stimulating access to finance for the real sector. It disclosed that total repayments as of the end of February 2023 under the Anchor Borrowers’ Programme (ABP) stood at N0.503 trillion, representing 52.39 per cent, adding that the balance of N0.119 trillion was not due for Read More

1, 940, 004 Nigerians receive N5, 000 cash gifts monthly – FG

March 2, 2023 Taiye Odewale 0

  The federal government declared Thursday that 1, 940, 004 vulnerable Nigerians are currently receiving N5, 000 cash gifts each, every month. The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Farouq, stated this at a one-day stakeholders’ retreat on National Social Investment (Establishment) Bill organised by the Senate Committee on Social Duties. Farouq was represented Read More

Buni approves N500m agric loan for 4,000 teachers

March 2, 2023 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe state Thursday approved N500 million agricultural loan to 4,000 teachers across the state. The loan which is to be distributed in two phases is to equip the teachers to prepare and participate in the 2023 cropping season. Each of the 4,000 teachers is to receive the sum of N120,000 to engage in agricultural production. Governor Read More

NDE trains 220 on life skills acquisition in Kano 

January 17, 2023 Bashir Mohammed 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Kano state office has commenced the training of 220 life skills acquisition beneficiaries cutting across all the 44 local government areas in the state with a call on  them to utilise the opportunity given to them to be self-employed. Speaking at the flag-off of the training held at the NDE state office in Kano, Tuesday, Read More

Dangote cement graduates 40 women in fashion design

January 12, 2023 David Agba 0

Dangote Cement Plc has graduated no fewer than 40 women in fashion design in Kogi State.   Speaking at the graduation ceremony of the skill acquisition program, the Plant Director, of Dangote Cement Plc, Obajana, Mr. JV Gungune, said the skill acquisition scheme was meant to support the government in its job creation efforts.   Mr. Gungune said even though Read More

Ibadan tanker fire:  We were shortchanged in Makinde’s N10m relief fund – Victims

December 29, 2022 Bayo Agboola 0

Victims of last week’s tanker fire incident in Apata area of Ibadan, Thursday, alerted that they were shortchanged in the disbursement  of the N10 million  donated to them by Governor Seyi Makinde to cushion the effect of their losses. Addressing journalists during a protest to the Oyo state NUJ Press Centre in Ibadan, the victims asked Governor Makinde to investigate Read More

Yobe: Group provides 6,800 GBV survivors psychosocial support 

December 19, 2022 Yusuf A Yusuf 0

A non-governmental organisation, International Alert,  has provided psychosocial support to 6,800 survivors of Gender-Based Violence (GBV) in Yobe state under the Early Recovery from Conflict and Resilience Building programme. The Yobe state project manager, International Alert, Mr. Williams Ubimago, said the programme is in collaboration with Save the Children International,Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) and funded by the European Union Read More

NSIP: FG gives fresh update, reveals batch C stream 2 beneficiaries 

December 15, 2022 Paul Okah 0

  The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has trained 7,000 beneficiaries in the Batch C Stream 2 of the N-Knowledge programme in the six geo-political zones of the country under the National Social Investment Programme (NSIP). Speaking Thursday in Abuja at the closing ceremony of the training for beneficiaries from North-central, held at the Public Service Read More

NDE gives out soft loans to Plateau farmers 

December 12, 2022 Muhammad Tanko Shittu 0

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) Monday gave out N100,000 loans to 43 farmers in Plateau, under its Agric Rural Employment Promotion (REP-LOAN) scheme. The state coordinator of NDE, Malam Ibrahim Abdulazeez Ardo, stated this while interacting with the beneficiaries in Jos, the state capital. He said the loans were not a ‘national cake’ hence the need for the funds Read More

9,384 in Atiku’s home town get free medical services 

December 11, 2022 Muazu Abari 0

No fewer than 9,384 people in Jada local government area of Adamawa state, the home town of former vice president ,Atiku Abubakar and PDP presidential candidate, has benefited from free medical services which bring the beneficiaries of this gesture across Adamawa south in the last 3 and half years to 80,000 people. This was disclosed Sunday in Jada by Dr. Read More

28 years after, FG redeems housing pledge to Westerhof 

December 7, 2022 Tope Sunday 0

Twenty eight years after, Clemence Westerhof, the former Super Eagles Coach that won the 1994 African Cup of Nations has received the house pledged to him by the Federal government. A statement by the Director (Press & Public Relations in the ministry, Blessing Lere-Adams, stated that the Minister of Works and Housing Babatunde Raji Fashola, handed over the key to the house Read More

FCMB Flexxtern Season 6: 30 graduates get internship placements

December 6, 2022 David Agba 0

First City Monument Bank (FCMB), has again uplifted and provided 30 recent graduates, aged 18 to 30, with the opportunity to acquire work experience through its annual Flexxtern internship programme. Outstanding participants get retained as full-time employees at the end of their three-month internship period. Initiated to provide unique opportunities for learning outside of academic settings, and expose young Nigerians Read More

Skills acquisition: Senate indicts Labour Ministry on ‘N208million scam’

November 27, 2022 Taiye Odewale 0

The Senate through its Committee on Public Accounts (SPAC) has indicted the Ministry of Labour and Employment on alleged N208million scam from N2.3billion collected for payment of beneficiaries of Skills Acquisition at zonal level. The scam as discovered by the committee during an interface with Permanent Secretary of Labour Ministry, Ms Kachollom S. Dajua, on Friday, was carried out through Read More

Mumsbooth: I’m proud of impact we’re making on women, children – Tawiyah

November 24, 2022 Chamba Simeh 0

Convener of Project START, Mrs Martha Tawiyah, has expressed delight over the successes recorded in the empowerment programme by Mumsbooth, a non-government organisation which focuses on entrepreneurship and vocational training for women and children.  The programme which started in October 2017 has offered free training to 1,246 women and 514 children across Nigeria and Africa in the past five years. Read More

NDE engages 1,900 graduates from 36 States, FCT

November 22, 2022 Admin III 0

One Thousand Nine Hundred graduates from 35 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory(FCT) have been provided job opportunities by the National Directorate of Employment (NDE) through its Graduate Attachment Programme (GAP). NDE’s Head Information and Public Relations Israel Adekitan said this I a statement Tuesday in Abuja. It said the proportion of the whole figure is fifty Read More

2022: Elumelu Foundation to dole out $5,000 grant to entrepreneurs in Africa

December 30, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs across all 54 African countries, has opened applications for the 2022 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme on  African entrepreneurs with business ideas or existing businesses under 5 years are encouraged to apply now for $5000 seed capital, mentorship, business management training and more on the 2022 Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurship Read More

Reps query BOA over N91bn agaric borrowers’ scheme

December 8, 2021 Admin III 0

The of Representatives Committee on Agricultural Production and Services, has commenced investigation into the Agricultural Borrowers Programme, demanding details from the Bank of Agriculture (BOA) on how about N91 billion reported to have been disbursed was applied. Information made available to the committee suggested that since the commencement of the programme in November 2015, the said amount has been disbursed Read More

TEF entrepreneurship: 5,000 beneficiaries to receive $5,000 each

November 8, 2021 Blessing Anaro 0

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF), the leading philanthropy empowering young African entrepreneurs, will announce the beneficiaries of the 2021 TEF Entrepreneurship Programme at the official Selection Announcement event holding in Lagos, and streaming live online, on November 12, 2021. The ground-breaking hybrid event will unveil 4,800 African entrepreneurs chosen from all 54 African countries who will be joining the 2021 Read More

11,800 Bayelsa households benefit from FG’s cash transfer

November 5, 2021 Admin III 0

More than 11,800 households have benefited from the federal government’s conditional cash transfer (CCT) scheme in Bayelsa state. The Household Uplifting Programme-Conditional Cash Transfer (HUP-CCT) is managed by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, led by the Minister, Hajia Sadiya Farouq. The focal person, National Social Investment Programme (N-SIP) in the state, Mr. Emmanuel Benson, told Read More