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SERAP Gives FG 7 Days To Release Details Of Payment Of ₦729Bn To 24.3m Nigerians
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SERAP Gives FG 7 Days To Release Details Of Payment Of ₦729Bn To 24.3m Nigerians

Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP) has urged Ms Sadia Umar-Farouk, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development to “publish details of proposed payments of N729bn to 24.3 million poor Nigerians for six months, including the mechanisms and logistics for the payments, list of beneficiaries, and how they have been selected, projected payments per state, and whether the payments will be made in cash or through Bank Verification Numbers or other means.” SERAP also urged her to “explain the rationale for paying N5,000 to 24.3 million poor Nigerians, which translates to five-percent of the country’s budget of N13.6 trillion for 2021, and to clarify if this proposed spending is part of the N5.6 trillion budget deficit.” Ms Sadia Umar...
Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting
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Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Umar Farouq ‘Weeps’ As Pantami Disgraces Her At FEC Meeting

Minister Of Humanitarian Affairs, Farouq, Weeps As Communication Minister, Pantami, ‘Disgraces’ Her At Federal Executive Council Meeting The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, was on Wednesday involved in a heated argument with her Communications and Digital Economy colleague, Isa Ali Pantami, during the weekly Federal Executive Council meeting at the Presidential Villa, Abuja. The disagreement between the two ministers, according to a top source, has further confirmed insinuations that there was division among top aides of President Muhammadu Buhari. SaharaRepo...
We disbursed N6 billion to poor households in Zamfara – Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq
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We disbursed N6 billion to poor households in Zamfara – Humanitarian minister, Sadiya Umar-Farouq

Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar-Farouq on Tuesday October 27 revealed that her ministry has disbursed over N6 billion to poor households in six out of the 14 local government areas of Zamfara under the 2020 Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) scheme.   Speaking during the flag off of Grant for Rural Women Project in Gusau, Sadiya said the programme was launched to address deficiencies in capacity and lack of investment in human capital of poor and vulnerable households.   The Minister said 130,000 beneficiaries from Anka, Bungudu, Birnin Magaji, Kaura Namoda, Tsafe, and Talata Mafara local government areas received between N30,000 and N80,000, based on the dates each beneficiary was enrolled into the programme. ...
COVID-19 Palliatives: – I Forgive My Accusers – Sadiya Farouq
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COVID-19 Palliatives: – I Forgive My Accusers – Sadiya Farouq

Sadiya Umar Farouq, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, has said that she has forgiven those who accused her of hiding COVID-19 palliatives meant for the poor. Farouq stated this while fielding questions from journalists in Gusau on Monday. “I’m aware many people have made various spurious allegations and accusations against my person and my ministry over the way we distributed Federal Government palliatives to cushion the effect of COVID-19. “I have always said I am carrying out my duties and responsibilities to the best of my ability and with fairness to all parts of the country. “Now that they have realized their mistakes, l will only pray to God to forgive us all,” she maintained. NAN reports that the minister had earlier...
Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Theft By Outrageousness – Farooq Kperogi
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Sadiya Umar Farouq’s Theft By Outrageousness – Farooq Kperogi

Sadiya Umar Farouq, Buhari's minister of humanitarian affairs, said today that she spent more than N500 million to feed non-existent schoolkids in their homes in Lagos, Ogun, and the FCT while schools are shut!This woman embodies the audacity of fraud. While past and present government officials steal on the sly, she is explicit and unapologetic about hers. I call this governmental theft by outrageousness.Well, anyone who can steal date palms (worth millions of naira) donated to poor, endangered IDPs by Saudi Arabia is capable of anything. This regime is the greatest boon to corruption with impunity. https://twitter.com/farooqkperogi/status/1290689075050094594 (Quote) (Report) 12 Likes (Like) (Share)
Time To Put Homegrown School Feeding Scheme Through Scrutiny – Oke Umurhohwo
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Time To Put Homegrown School Feeding Scheme Through Scrutiny – Oke Umurhohwo

Ideally, it should be consistent, but like almost every government programmes and activities in the country, the homegrown feeding scheme has escaped the scrutiny of the public for too long. But that can no longer continue, and from the look of things, it is time for the scheme to be put under scrutiny. And the reason for this isn’t farfetched. At a time when schools are under lock as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemic, the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, announced plan by the federal government to go ahead with its school feeding programme. This was, perhaps, in adherence to the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari in his March 29, 2020 broadcast, where he asked the ministry to liaise with state governments...
N-Power Volunteers Will Get Their Stipends Next Week – Sadiya Umar Farouq
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N-Power Volunteers Will Get Their Stipends Next Week – Sadiya Umar Farouq

Sadiya Umar Farouq, minister of humanitarian affairs, disaster management and social development, says the stipends of N-Power beneficiaries for the month of April will be paid early next week. She made the promise at briefing of the presidential task force (PTF) on COVID-19 in Abuja on Friday. Last week, the ministry had appealed to the volunteers to be patient, as “payments are currently being processed”. However, while responding to a question on why the payment had not been made for April, the minister gave the assurance that it would be made early next week. “I would like to say it is in the final stage of payments. By early next week, they will get their payments, Insha Allah,” she said. The N-power programme was established by the federal government to provide job...
Buhari Planning To Steal ₦13.5 Billion Through School Feeding Programme — PDP
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Buhari Planning To Steal ₦13.5 Billion Through School Feeding Programme — PDP

The People’s Democratic Party has accused the Nigerian Government of planning to steal N13.5bn while disguising the plan as feeding school children during COVID-19 pandemic. Kola Olognondiyan, PDP spokesperson, in a statement, questioned the rationale behind feeding school children while schools were indefinitely shut due to Coronavirus outbreak. The statement reads in part, “While it is clear that the APC-led administration’s school feeding programme had always been a scam, the claim to feed school children even when schools are closed is a colossal racketeering taken too far. “This goes to further expose that stealing and corruption are deeply engrained in the DNA of the APC and its administration. “While the PDP has nothing against any transparent effort to provide succo...
428,941 Nigerians Got Cash In 24 States, 130,455 From Katsina – Minister
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428,941 Nigerians Got Cash In 24 States, 130,455 From Katsina – Minister

President Muhammadu Buhari administration, on Sunday gave an update on Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) to Nigerians. But the latest information will again irk Nigerians who have been condemning the criteria. The Government announced that of the 428,941 beneficiaries that have received money, 130,455 are from Katsina State. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, spoke at the weekend, during the delivery of three trucks of rice to the Katsina Government. She also flagged-off the disbursement of TraderMoni and MarketMoni to hundreds of beneficiaries in the state to boost their buinesses. A statement by her spokesman, Salisu Dambatta, said Faqouq, was represented by the Deputy Director in charge of Disaster Management, Ab...
Declare You Are Poor, Recharge N100 And Be Eligible To Receive Relief Fund
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Declare You Are Poor, Recharge N100 And Be Eligible To Receive Relief Fund

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, has said poor people dwelling in urban areas who recharge just N100 credit on their phones will be eligible to receive the Federal Government Conditional Cash Transfer. The minister made this known when she fielded questions from State House correspondents in Abuja on Tuesday, April 14. She said: “You are also aware that Mr President in his broadcast yesterday (April 13) has directed that we expand the beneficiaries of the Conditional Cash Transfer by one million. “In this regard, we are going to focus more on the urban poor. These are people who depend on informal sector to earn their livelihood – They are daily wage earners and these are people we are really going ...
FG Begins N20,000 Cash Transfer In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu
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FG Begins N20,000 Cash Transfer In Lagos – Sanwo-Olu

The Federal Government has begun the conditional transfer of N20,000 to residents of Lagos State as part of efforts to reduce the effect of the coronavirus lockdown. This was revealed on Friday night by Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who said he received the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Farouq, in his office. Over 160 cases of coronavirus have been recorded in Lagos State out of the over 300 infections reported in Nigeria. Sanwo-Olu said the minister’s team was in Lagos to flag-off the conditional cash transfer and supply of relief food materials for the poor and vulnerable including the elderly, internally displaced persons, persons living with disabilities, petty traders, hawkers, labourers, amongst others. The governo...
COVID-19: Shina Peller Calls Out FG Over Distribution Of Palliatives
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COVID-19: Shina Peller Calls Out FG Over Distribution Of Palliatives

Shina Peller, a House of Representative member from Oyo State has called out the federal government over the distribution of palliatives to Nigerians following lockdown in many states. Recall that the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadia Umar-Farouq claimed that her ministry has distributed N20,000 to 2.6 million households in the country. Reacting to this development, the lawmaker queried the Minister on how she came up with her list and how the money was distributed across the geo-political zones in the country. See his tweet below: If the Federal Government claims that 2.6m households have benefited from the N20,000 palliatives, does that imply that 52 billion Naira was shared amongst Nigerians? I’ve been pondering on...
Charly Boy question FG over cash transfer payment, FG replied Immediately
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Charly Boy question FG over cash transfer payment, FG replied Immediately

The Area Father Himself, Charley Boy has questioned and blast Federal Government on the current cash transfer going on in the country. His major area of interest is the possibility of locating the real poor people who are to benefit from this cash Transfer of a thing when it’s obvious Nigeria doesn’t have a good database. His Tweet reads; “Sometimes person de imagine if dis govment de reason things inside-inside at all. Dis money wey @FMHDSD de claim to dey share to people wey poor die, how dem wan sabi dem for d 36states, which criteria dem dey use to know who poor wella? As e be say we no get better database.” The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs replied immediately explaining to him how it is done. See the reply below “Area Fada, we salute. E get wetin de...
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Aisha Buhari Would Be The First Victim Of Social Media Law – Farooq Kperogi

If the fascistic social media strangulation bill being sponsored by Senator Mohammed Sani Musa of Niger State (BTW, why is Niger State the source of all the fascistic bills in the Senate?) becomes law, Mrs. Aisha Buhari, who fancies herself as “First Lady,” would be its first victim. Here’s why. Last week, Senator Musa said on national TV that the principal inspiration behind his sponsorship of the bill was to punish people behind the previously wildly trending social media rumor that Muhammadu Buhari was going to get married to his dabino-stealing (former) mistress, Ms. Sadiya Umar Farouq, who masquerades as “Minister” of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development even though the real minister is Fatima Mamman Daura, Mamman Daura's favorite daughter. Well, ...
Senate Goes Tough, Turns Back Humanitarian Minister, Sadiya Faruq During 2020 Budget Defense
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Senate Goes Tough, Turns Back Humanitarian Minister, Sadiya Faruq During 2020 Budget Defense

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management & Social Development, Hajia Sadiya Umar Faruq, was turned back from defending the 2020 budget by the joint senate committee on poverty alleviation. The chairman of the committee, Sen. Lawan Yahaya Gumau, said the action was taken because of the failure of the ministry to provide the committee with the copies of the 2019 budget presentation. Gumau, who spoke on top of his voice said the committee will no longer tolerate the rude behaviour of the two Special Advisers to President Muhammadu Buhari who accompanied the Minister for the defense session. “Hon Minister, we know you are new but the two SAs knew very well that 2019 budget must be presented before the 2020. We didn’t persuade them to bring it to the 2019 budge...
I Cannot Confirm Or Deny Buhari’s Rumoured Marriage – Aisha Buhari
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I Cannot Confirm Or Deny Buhari’s Rumoured Marriage – Aisha Buhari

FIRST Lady Aisha Buhari on Sunday said it was not her duty to confirm or deny the rumour that her husband President Muhammadu Buhari wanted a second wife. She told BBC Hausa that the responsibility to confirm or deny the rumour was that of those involved in the matter. She said: “He (Buhari) is the person rumoured to be planning a marriage, not Aisha Buhari. They (those concerned) are supposed to come out and clear the air.” The first lady denied a rumour that she left her husband because she did not agree with his plan take a second wife. She called for urgent action against the menace of fake news. The social media was abuzz last Thursday with news that President Buhari was to get married to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Developme...
‘My Father Not Arranging A New Wife For Buhari’ – Says Mamman Daura’s Daughter, Fatima
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‘My Father Not Arranging A New Wife For Buhari’ – Says Mamman Daura’s Daughter, Fatima

Fatima, daughter of Mamman Daura, has refuted social media claims that her father is arranging a second marriage for President Muhammadu Buhari. Daura, who is Buhari’s older nephew, is often described as the head of the so-called cabal that takes most decisions under the current administration. The cabal is said to have asked the president to marry Sadiya Umar Farouq, the minister of humanitarian affairs, to spite Aisha, his wife of 30 years, over constant criticism of the clique. The rumour was so strong last week with the purveyors picking Friday, October 4, for the wedding ceremony that never was. In an interview with BBC Hausa Service monitored by TheCable, Fatima said her father and Buhari are monogamists. “Wallahi, it is a lie. It is all part of what I am saying ab...
Presidency Breaks Silence Over Reports That President Buhari Wants To Marry A New Wife
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Presidency Breaks Silence Over Reports That President Buhari Wants To Marry A New Wife

The Presidency has reacted to reports of the alleged marriage between President Muhammadu Buhari and the Minister of humanitarian affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq said to take place soon. The Special Adviser to the President on Media and publicity, Femi Adesina, in a statement to Tribune, revealed that the report was a deceptive manoeuvre by those who fabricated the news. Adesina also said that the news was far from the truth and that no such marriage is taking place at the Presidential Villa on Friday. According to Tribune, another top Aso Rock source said: “How will anyone expect that the President will be getting married and it will be a secret affair?” “Nigerians like to gist and play banters, as it is another way of relaxation for many, and they have seen the president as a ...