The Federal Government has shortlisted 550,000 applicants for the final selection for Batch C of the N-Power programme.
It also confirmed the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) would support beneficiaries of Batches A and B, who had completed the N-Power programme with soft loans.
The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development Sadiya Farouq, said this at a press briefing on Tuesday.
She said the 550,000 short-listed applicants would be contacted through the e-mail addresses provided by them.
Farouq noted that the applicants had been advised to first check and immediately log on to the NASIMS self-service portal to enrol their biometric data which would lead them to the final selection.
“500,000 will be finally selected nationwide to serve as the first stream of the N-Power Batch C programme. This is the Batch C1. The second batch of another 500,000 will subsequently be made in line with Mr President’s directive to engage 1,000,000 beneficiaries under the Batch C.”
The coach of Nigeria's national team, Gernot Rohr, has said they missed at least five players, following their goalless draw with Cameroon in an international friendly on Tuesday.
Rohr listed Victor Osimhen, Samuel Chukwueze, Samuel Kalu, Joel Aribo and Henry Onyekuru.
Although he rued the chances missed by the Super Eagles, he remains optimistic his team would be ready when their quest to qualify for Qatar 2022 commences in August.
“The result is not the most important thing in these friendlies,” he said on Super Eagles’ Instagram handle.
“To most important thing is to test some players, to see some of these new faces. That was the case today, we didn’t want to concede.
“We wanted to...
The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) has warned the federal government against arresting and prosecuting those violating the Twitter ban, particularly pastors whose tweets were meant for their church members worldwide.
Amidst the public outrage that followed the Muhammadu Buhari government’s decision to ban the micro-blogging site, the Attorney-General of the Federation, AGF, Abubakar Malami, on Saturday directed the Director of Public Prosecution in his office to begin the process of prosecuting violators.
Many senior lawyers have faulted Malami’s position, saying Nigerians cannot be prosecuted for an offence that is not known to the nation’s law.
Among those who have been using the platform despite the suspension order are the General Overseer of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Pastor Enoch Adeboye; the General Superintendent of the Deeper...
Former president of the United States of America, Donald Trump, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari's decision to ban Twitter in Nigeria.
The 45th president of the US in a statement, said “Congratulations to the country of Nigeria, who just banned Twitter because they banned their president.
“More countries should ban Twitter and Facebook for not allowing free and open speech – all voices should be heard.”
Trump also urged competitors to “emerge and take hold” of the opportunity.
“Who are they to dictate good and evil?” he asked.
He said he should have banned the social media websites while he was President, but “Zukerberg kept calling me and coming to White House for dinner telling me...