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Humanitarian minister doles out cash grant to 2,560 Rural Women in Taraba

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Humanitarian minister doles out cash grant to 2,560  Rural Women in Taraba

The minister of Humanitaria Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Umar-Farouq has given out cash grant to 2,560
Rural Women in Taraba State as part of the ongoing Federal Government’s Rural Women Cash Grant empowerment program.
This was contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Thursday by her media office Special Asistant strategic communicatikns to the minister Halima Oyelade.
Acording to the Minister, who was represented by the Director Legal Services of the Ministry Barister Garba Haganawega
“The special cash Grant for Rural Women programme being flagged off  was introduced this year 2020 by the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development as part of President Muhammadu Buhari’s social inclusion and poverty reduction agenda, which includes the realization of the national aspiration of lifting 100 million Nigerians out of poverty in 10 years.”
She further noted that the Rural Women Cash Grant is designed as a one off cash grant of N20,000 to 150,000 of the most  vulnerable and poor women in rural  Nigeria.  The grant is expected to increase access to financial capital required for economic activities.
Umar Farouq charged the recipients to make good use of the opportunity to increase their income, enhance their food security, and generally contribute towards improving their living standard.”
Describing them as pillars in the society she added that “with the support of the State Government for the programme the women will be on their way out of poverty into prosperity”.
While thanking His Excellency the Executive Governor Arch. Darius Dickson Ishaku for the warm reception and partnership in inplementing the Social Investment Programmes in the State the Minister said a total of 17,803 Poor and Vulnerable House Holds in the State have been enrolled  under the Conditional cash Transfer Programme across a number of LGAs  including: Argo kola, Gassol, Lau, Karin Lamido Bali, Issa, Ibi, Wukari, Gashaka, Sardauna and Takun.” Taraba State  has received a total payment of N2,083,096,000.00 since the inception of the programme in the State.”
In His remarks  the Governor who was represented at the flag off by the Hon. Comissioner of Women Affairs and Child DevelopmentHon. Hauwa Kwena Andeyangtso thanked the Minister and the Federal Government for the flagoff stating that the grant will go a long way in alleviating poverty and empowering the women. The Minister’s delegation paid a courtesy visit to the Deputy Governor of the State, Engineer Haruna Manu who also expressed his gratitude and  optimism that the grant will benefit the recipients. 
Other dignitaries at the event included the Comissioner for Special Duties and and Humanitrian Affairs Taninga Binga, theHead of Service Mrs. Susan Nathan MNI, other top goverment officials, representatives of the private sector and over 200 beneficiaries.

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How Govt’s House Lafia runs on almost 24hrs generator, by Gov Sule

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From Daniel Abel, Lafia

Nasarawa State Governor Abdullahi Sule, has expressed dismay over the epileptic power in the State that has even forced the Govetnment House, Lafia to be on 24hour generator.

This he said is occasioned by avoidable delays in the completion of the 330 KV power sub station in Akurba.
In his words,
“The Government House is on generator for almost 24 hours. It does not make sense, especially at a period like this when people should be saving.

The Governor expressed the displeasure shortly after inspecting progress of work at the site of the project, on Wednesday.

Engineer Sule was particular about the poor handling of the project by contractors, as he vowed to intervene by meeting with all parties concerned to achieve speedy completion of the project.

In a chat with journalists at the site of the project, the Governor lamented over the power situation, especially in Lafia, the state capital, where residents enjoy only 1-2 hours of electricity daily, with residents left to depend on generators for power.

“A state like Nasarawa should be saving money, not wasting money on diesel and then generating power from a source that is even unhealthy even to the human body,” he stated.

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Zamfara government debunks reports that abducted students have regained freedom

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Zamfara State Government has indicated that the over 300 Students kidnapped by Bandits are still in the den of their abductors.

Press Secretary to the Governor, Jamilu Magaji, debunked some online media reports that claimed the female students of Government Girls Science Secondary School, Jangebe have regained freedom.
He stated: “Governor Bello Matawalle and his aides have been been having sleepless nights since Friday when the girls were abducted by gunmen.

He said they have been working round the clock, making frantic efforts that will lead to the safe release of the victims.
He expressed dismay that that some persons, who do not know the details of the situation, will try to further hurt the victims’ parents, government and security by ridiculing the effort with falsehood.
“The state government will come immediately and happily inform the world as soon as the girls are released.”

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

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Marketers allay fears over fuel scarcity, ask Nigerians to stop panic buying

The Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria (IPMAN) has allayed apprehension among Nigerians who may be planning to hoard the Premium Motor Spirit.

The Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Yakubu
on Sunday spoke to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) as long fuel queues were noticed at filling stations in many states and Abuja.

It was observed that some filling stations are reluctant dispense the PMS they have in stock to motorists while some have run out of supply.

Yakubu said the price of crude oil has gone up and affected the price of products.

The spokesman assured that PMS would soon be available in excess as loading had already commenced at depots.

“The government and marketers are doing everything possible to ensure that the products are available in every filling station within a few days starting from today,” he said

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