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FG To Restructure YouWin Programme – Adeosun

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Kemi AdeosunThe Federal Government has paid N1.6 billion to 638 awardees of the Youth Enterprise with Innovation in Nigeria (YouWin) programme, a statement from the Ministry of Finance has said.

The statement by Mr Na’inna Dambatta, director of Information in the ministry, which was issued yesterday in Abuja, said the amount was paid in June.

It recalled that under the programme, which took off in 2011, 18,000 young entrepreneurs were trained in management and business skills for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

It said 3,900 of the trainees, including 1,200 women, were each given non-repayable take-off grants, ranging from N1 million to a maximum of N10 million for businesses of their choice.

“The third edition of the programme, which is still running with 1,500 beneficiaries has received N11.2 billion.

“So far, grants totalling N7.4 billion have been disbursed to the awardees”, the statement said.

It also quoted the Minister of Finance, Mrs Kemi Adeosun as saying that the present administration would restructure the programme in line with its “change” agenda.

Adeosun said the restructuring would ensure efficiency, transparency and accountability in investing the capital grants given to the beneficiaries.

She assured that all the commitments made by the Federal Government under the YouWIN programme would be met.

She said that every beneficiary would be duly verified, using tools like Bank Verification Number (BVN), before disbursements.

The minister added that the Federal Government would begin consultations with the beneficiaries and other stakeholders of the programme to inject new ideas for its sustainability.

According to the statement, the ministry of finance, which has been running the programme from inception, will hold the consultation on July 22 in Abuja.

“Representatives of the beneficiaries drawn from the six-geo-political zones and other stakeholders will chart a way forward for the programme”, she added.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that winners of the third edition of the programme, earlier this month stormed the headquarters of the ministry to protest the delay in the payment of their grants.

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

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Ezekwesili Reacts To Nigerian Govt’s Threat To Sanction CNN

Former Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Dr. Obaigeli Ezekwesili

Former Minister of Education, Oby Ezekwesili, has reacted to a statement by the Nigerian government demanding that CNN be sanctioned.

On Thursday, Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, expressed that CNN should be sanctioned for its investigations which he described as irresponsible journalism.

Also Read: #EndSars: UK Parliament Set To Debate The Sanction Of Buhari’s Regime Over #LekkiMassacre

The minister also insisted that there was no mass killing at Lekki toll-gate, adding that it was a ‘Massacre with no bodies’

Reacting to the development, Ezekwesili, mocked the government over its threats at CNN.

She queried the reason for Judicial panels on the #EndSARS crisis if the government has closed its minds to information based on evidence.

She wrote:

https://twitter.com/obyezeks/status/1329409799440769024

 

 

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Man shares chat with mother who is trying to hustle a girl for him to marry

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A Nigerian man identified as Opata Efungwu has shared his chat with his mother who is trying so hard to get a lady for him to marry.

From the chat with he shared, his mom sent a photo of a lady to him, and asked him to decide if he would want to see her when he comes home for Christmas.

“Check if you will like to see this girl in December when you come home for Christmas or not. If you will like to have her number or not. I still want to show you another person if you want me to”, his mom wrote.

Sharing the conversation on his Instagram page, he wrote;

“This life if someone told me when I was younger that a time will come when my mom will be hustling girls for me, I would never have believed it”.

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Strippers Spotted At Wedding Reception In Nigeria

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A video circulating on social media captures the moment some strippers were seen performing at a wedding reception in Nigeria.

Information Nigeria learnt that the brother of the groom thought it wise to entertain guests by hiring strippers to perform at the afterparty of the wedding.

The man decided to make the unusual move which has got people talking.

In the video, the strippers rocked skimpy outfits as they showed off their dance skills to the pleasure of the guests.

The web user, who made the video available tweeted;

“Lord wash my eyes.

A friends brother legit had strippers as entertainment at his wedding reception
Yo”

Read Also: Nigerian Professor Arrested For Spending $185k Research Money On Strippers

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https://twitter.com/wyld__flower/status/1327923856137449474?s=21

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