15,000 households receive FG’s N5,000 monthly stipend in Niger –Official

Fifteen thousand eight hundred households receive the Federal Government’s N5,000 monthly grant in Niger, according to Hajia Hadiza Shiru, Head of Conditional Cash Transfer programme in the state.

Shiru disclosed this on Tuesday in Minna, at a two-day enrollment training for cash transfer facilitators in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the training, which had 204 facilitators in attendance, was organised by the CCT National office, Abuja in collaboration with the state unit.

Shiru stated that 133 facilitators from 18 Local Governments were being retrained to correct anomalies noticed in the past, while 71 facilitators from the remaining seven council areas were coming on board for the first time.

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She said that the cash programme was one of the components of the National Social Investment Programme designed by the Federal Government to tackle poverty and hunger in the…

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NNPC: Investors Relocate 100,000bd Brownfield Refinery from Turkey to Nigeria

Chineme Okafor in Abuja

A brownfield refinery with a production capacity of 100,000 barrels per day (bd) and formerly owned by BP Plc is expected to be relocated from Turkey to Nigeria and co-located alongside the Port Harcourt Refinery, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) disclosed on Tuesday in Abuja.

The NNPC in a statement from its Group General Manager, Public Affairs, Mr. Ndu Ughamadu, said the relocation of the refinery was part of the refinery co-location initiative designed by the federal government to boost local refining capacity.

The statement explained that the Group Managing Director of NNPC, Dr. Maikanti Baru, disclosed this development in an interview he granted an in-house newsletter of the corporation – the NNPC News, in which he spoke on efforts by the corporation to help Nigeria end its reliance on imported petroleum products.

“Our co-location initiative aimed at getting private sector investors to bring in brownfield refineries so that they…

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