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Buhari To Determine SURE-P’s Fate, Says Chairman



surepThe Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Mr Ishaya Akau, on Friday, said its future and fate were with the new administration.

Akau said this while exchanging views with the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, in Abuja.

Akau noted that SURE-P was originally meant to function between 2012 and 2015.

He said the provision made for SURE-P in the 2015 budget was mainly to address some of its ongoing programmes across the country.

“Initially, provision was not made in 2015 budget for SURE-P until after some discussions.

“And perhaps after that, a decision will have to be taken by the new administration for the way forward; that is where we are now”, Akau said.

He noted that NOA, through its structures at the local level, contributed significantly to ensuring the success of the numerous programmers executed by SURE-P.

“We sought your engagement for the programmes we had on ground. NOA has the structures at the local level to have effectively participated in some of our programmes.

“These were particularly the community services of women and youth employment and empowerment programme”, he said.

Akau said the current focus of SURE-P was to ensure that ongoing projects were supervised and delivered to the extent of the finance made available to SURE-P.

He noted that the proceeds from the partial subsidy removal had contributed to the reduction of the challenges encountered by Nigeria.

“I think our success will be determined by the people of Nigeria, the recipients of what the organisation has done.

“We have done community services; there is the Maternal and Child Health Programme which employed many people. We have provided funds for agencies of government to promote healthcare.

“SURE-P has provided funds for infrastructure development, railways, roads, among many safety net intervention programmes”.

Akau said the programme did Kano-Maiduguri road, Abuja-Lokoja road among other achievements.

He added that a comprehensive documentation of the achievements of SURE-P has been made available.

Earlier, Omeri said SURE-P programmes had affected the lives of many youths in the country positively.

He noted that in the course of discharging its responsibility across the country, NOA observed that SURE-P programme had created jobs for Nigerians.

Omeri said NOA had noted the disagreement between government and oil marketers over oil subsidy.

He said the agency was engaging other relevant agencies to advise government on the matter.

Omeri also said the agencies would assist in bringing appropriate message to the citizens to consider if subsidy was still the way to go.

He said the engagement was to ensure that citizens do not suffer fuel subsidy. (NAN)

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  1. Comrade Akingbola Temidayo

    August 12, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    SURE-P is a typical fraud that Buhari’s administration must probe.Ondo-State Chapter is a case-study.Several Local Government SURE-P Ward Representatives were quizzed by Goodluck Jonathan’s EFCC for financial recklessness and gross fiscal misappropriation.Also,the State Chairman and Vice-Chairman,Ondo-State Director of National Directorate of Employment(NDE). for using fictitious names to open Bank Accounts at United Bank of Africa (UBA) as Beneficiaries of the Community Services Youth and Women Empowerment (CSWYE), to fritter away the funds to sustain their lavish and extravagant ways of life.While we, the appointed Committee Members whose role is to ensure Transparency and Accountability of the Process,Sitting Allowances were not paid at all against the stipulated by the 1st and 2nd SURE-P Template in force.

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Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff



 Gunmen Abduct Wife Of Akeredolu’s Chief Of Staff

Ondo on map

Kidnappers on Friday abducted the wife of Olugbenga Ale, Chief of Staff to Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu.

According to reports, she was kidnapped around Owena after the Joseph Ayo Babalola University while on her way back to Ondo from Lagos State.

Also Read: Unknown Gunmen Kill Ondo Traditional Ruler, Olufon Of Ifon

The police spokesman in the state, ASP Tee-Leo Ikoro, confirmed the news to Channels Television on Friday.

This development is coming about twenty-four hours after a first-class traditional ruler in Ondo State, the Olufon of Ifon in Ose local government, Oba Isreal Adeusi, was murdered by suspected kidnappers.


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TECNO Stormed Computer Village with BBNaija’s OZO to Wrap up its Black Friday Sales Activities



The month of November is always known for its intense sales activities because the best deals of the year come
during the Black Friday Period. For TECNO, Africa Number One mobile brand, it was the time to reward its
customers with massive discounts and various gift items while also unveiling some of its new devices.

The brand in collaboration with SLOT stormed computer village as part of the events to wrap up its black Friday
sale activities, hosted BBNaija’s Ozoemena Chukwu to a hangout at SLOT Ikeja.

Fans and customers had a fun time interacting with the handsome celebrity while enjoying discount offers on
TECNO devices. Different deals and gift items were up for grabs as customers who made purchases at the store
enjoyed 50% discounts on Spark 5, Camon 16 Series and 100% cashback on the Spark 5 Pro.

The major highlight of the event was the presentation prizes to lucky winners. Customers who participated in
the spin the wheel game won gifts items such as Bluetooth Speaker; Power Bank and kettle while those who
participated in the Scratch and Win Promo won for themselves different deals ranging from 50% to 100%

TECNO also introduced two latest devices-the Spark GO 2020-powered by Google Android 10 Go Edition and a
TECNO POVA. POVA means ‘Powering Optimal Value and Ambitions’ is a rebrand of the popular battery series
formerly known as Pouvoir was inspired by the zeal to deliver budget-friendly smartphones with superior
gaming experience.

The first of its kind 6.8-inch TECNO POVA, is powered by Mediatek Helio G80 octa-core processor and hyper-
engine game technology that transforms gameplay experience giving ultimate stability and a high refresh rate.
Additionally, users will benefit from the “Game Space,” “Game Mode,” and “Game Assistant 2.0” features,
allowing them to switch to the “do not disturb” function, a much-anticipated experience all gamers will
absolutely enjoy.

The TECNO POVA is also equipped with a power-packed multitasking effect ramped up by 6GB RAM and 128GB
of internal memory. The device also has a 6000mAh super big battery, 18W Dual IC Flash charger, a standby
time of 30 days and the ability to play music for 8 days straight, on just a single charge. It’s the perfect
smartphone offering a way to worry less about low battery.

The new devices are available for purchase this November and for the rest of November, customers will enjoy
amazing discounts, instant and mega prizes on TECNO devices.

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BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying



BREAKING: Court Jails Rep Member For Lying


A member of the House of Representatives, Victor Mela has been sentenced to one-month imprisonment by a Magistrate Court in Wuse, Zone 6.

The lawmaker who represents Billiri/Balanga federal constituency was, however, given an option of fine.

Also Read: North Is The Worst Place To Live In Nigeria -Sultan of Sokoto

Recall that on November 10 that a magistrate court found the lawmaker guilty of lying under oath while filling the CD001 INEC form prior to the 2019 elections.

The magistrate had, however, set a different date for sentencing of the lawmaker after his lawyer pleaded for leniency.

Mr Mela swore to an affidavit thrice, denying citizenship of another country whereas he has a British passport.


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