School Feeding Initiative: The Tears and Theft

School Feeding Initiative: The Tears and Theft

The Federal Government claim of feeding school pupils during the COVID-19 lockdown is one of the most controversial claims. Victor Emeruwa visits several schools and communities in Kaduna State, he finds several cases of abandonment, non-compliance and outright cases of corruption in the government home grown school feeding program. By Victor Emeruwa Bilikisu Shuabu, 48 is an excited mother of 12 children. Her broad smile hides her suffering and daily want of food and clothing for...

Buhari

Eid-el-Maulud: Buhari preaches love, honesty

President Muhammadu Buhari, has urged all Nigerians to seize the opportunity of this year’s Eid-el-Maulud to reflect on the virtues of the Holy Prophet by showing love and understanding for fellow citizens. He also urged Nigerians to avert second...

Buhari

FEC approves N2.9bn for printing of question papers, others

The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday approved N2.9 billion contracts for the printing of sensitive and non-sensitive examination materials. The council also approved N1.6bn for the rehabilitation and upgrade of some roads within the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The...

Court rejects EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant Diezani

Court rejects EFCC’s plea to issue arrest warrant Diezani

The Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, refused to grant the EFCC’s application seeking the court order on issuance of warrant of arrest against former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Mrs Diezani Alison-Madueke. Justice Ijeoma Ojukwu held that an affidavit...

Eid-el maolud: FG declares Thursday public holiday

Eid-el maolud: FG declares Thursday public holiday

The Federal Government has declared Thursday as public holiday to mark Eid-el-Maulud Celebration in commemoration of the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this is in a statement by the ministry’s Director of...

Buhari re-appoints Yakubu as INEC chairman

Buhari nominates Yakubu for second-term as INEC Chairman

President Muhammadu Buhari has nominated the Chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Prof. Mahmood Yakubu, for a second term in office. Mr Femi Adesina, the Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, confirmed this in...

Buratai

Buratai tasks army officers on accountability, transparency

The Chief of Army Staff, Lt.-Gen. Tukur Buratai, has tasked officers and men of the Nigerian Army to imbibe the culture of accountability, transparency and probity in the management of financial resources. Buratai made the call at the opening...