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Senate Asks Buhari To Probe Jonathan Over SURE-P


The Senate, yesterday, asked President Muhammadu Buhari to begin the immediate probe of ex-president Goodluck Jonathan, over his handling of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P). According to the Senate, it is imperative that President Buhari ask his predecessor to account for every penny spent during the administration on ... Read More »

Not N8bn But N228 Was Left In Kaduna State Coffers – el-Rufai


Kaduna State  Governor, Mallam Nasir el-Rufai  yesterday denied claims by  immediate past government led by Alhaji Ralman Yero that it left behind, N8 billion for the new government. Former Deputy Governor of Kaduna State, Ambassador Nuhu Bajoga, who served under Yero, had last week claimed at a function, that Yero ... Read More »

Only The Present Administration Can Determine The Future Of SURE-P – Akau


The Chairman, Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Mr Ishaya Akau, on Friday, said the fate of the initiative started by the administration of former president, Goodluck Jonathan. Akau said this while exchanging views with the Director General of the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Mr Mike Omeri, in Abuja. According ... Read More »

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


The 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 ... Read More »

1.4m Jobs Created In 3 Years – Okonjo-Iweala


Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister of the Economy, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Monday, said that the Federal Government created 1.4 million jobs in the past three years in a bid to address unemployment in the country. The minister said this at a meeting on government policies, programmes and activities organised ... Read More »

22,000 Graduates Have Benefited In FG’s Internship Scheme – Okonjo-Iweala

Dr Ngozi Okonjo Iweala

The Minister of Finance, Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Wednesday, said that 22,000 Nigerian graduates benefited from the Federal Government’s Graduate Internship Programme. In a statement issued in Abuja by her Special Assistant, Paul Nwabuikwu, the minister said the programme was meant to increase the employability of the graduates by enhancing their ... Read More »

Fashola Accuses FG Of Diverting SURE-P Funds For Jonathan’s Campaign


Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola, yesterday, accused the Federal Government of diverting Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) money, to fund the campaigns of President Gooodluck Jonathan. Fashola made the allegation at the All Progressives Congress (APC) campaign rally in Badagry area of the state. “The money they took for ... Read More »

NACA, SURE-P Collaborate To Give Free Medicare To 6,000 In Bayelsa


The National Agency for Control of Aids (NACA), has commenced a free HIV counseling, testing and medical outreach targeted at 6,000 beneficiaries in Bayelsa State, a state with the third highest prevalence rate in Nigeria at 9.1 percent. NACA, in collaboration with the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) is ... Read More »

NACA: Lugbe Has Highest HIV Prevalence In FCT


Lugbe, a suburb of Abuja, has the highest prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Abuja, the Capacity Development Officer for SURE-P, Jummai Danuk, has said. She made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a sensitisation on HIV testing and counselling held in Lugbe. The campaign was jointly organised by the National ... Read More »

Why I Served As SURE-P Chair Without Remuneration — Kolade

Christopher Kolade

The immediate past chairman of the Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, Dr. Christopher Kolade said he knew his reputation was at a great risk when he accepted his appointment to chair the committee. According to him, that was why he served in the committee without remuneration. “Many people warned me against taking ... Read More »

SURE-P: FG To Engage 2,000 Graduates In Rivers


Federal Government is set to sign up 2,000 graduates in Rivers State for its Graduate Internship Scheme (GIS), under the Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P. This was made known yesterday by Peter Papka, Director, SURE-P GIS, at the opening of the Graduate Internship Opportunities Fair in the state, which ... Read More »

Jonathan Will Lose In 2015, Even In Bayelsa – Oshiomole


Edo State Governor Adams Oshiomole says President Goodluck Jonathan will lose his seat in the 2015 presidential election, as he has nothing to show for his first term as president. The governor, who spoke at the six years anniversary celebration of his governorship, in Benin City, said Jonathan’s loss will ... Read More »

18,000 Unemployed Graduates To Benefit From Sure-P Internship Scheme


Over 180, 000 unemployed graduates across the country are to benefit from the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, this year. Project Director of the GIS, Mr. Peter Papka made this known yesterday, at a one-day Sensitisation and Internship Opportunities Fair, held in Makurdi, the Benue ... Read More »

East-West Road 77% Completed, Says Minister


The Minister of Niger Delta Affairs, Chief Steve Oru, said on Friday that the East-West road was 77 per cent completed after an assessment of the work by contractors. Oru, who stated this during an oversight function to the project site in Warri, described the dualisation project as massive and ... Read More »

Unemployment: FG Links 7,000 Graduates With Firms Under SURE-P Internship Scheme


The Federal Government said in Jalingo on Monday that it had engaged 7,000 graduates under its SURE-P Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS. The Chief Project Officer of SURE-P, Istifanus Bargo, said this at a three-day orientation programme for interns and firms under GIS. Mr. Bargo explained that over 170,000 graduates had ... Read More »

Jang Dismisses Allegations Of Embezzlement

Plateau State Governor Jonah Jang

Plateau State Governor Jonah David Jang has urged the to make thorough findings before going to press and not believe everything they are told just for the sake of information. Jang stated this Saturday while conducting journalists round the many ongoing projects in the state. He also used the opportunity ... Read More »

SURE-P Spends N280bn In 2 Years


Subsidy Re-Investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), has spent N280 billion out of N360 billion allocated to the programme since inception, Chairman, General Martin Agwai (rtd.) said on Monday. Agwai made this known in an interview with State House correspondents at the Aso Rock Villa, Abuja after a meeting with President ... Read More »

SURE-P Paid N18m To Beneficiaries In 2013 Under CCT


The Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment programme (SURE-P) paid N18 million to 15, 000 beneficiaries under the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) programme in 2013, Hajia Halima Alfa, has said. Alfa, Convener, SURE-P Maternal and Child Health Care programme, made this known in an Interview in Abuja on Sunday. “We have nine ... Read More »

Second Niger Bridge To Gulp N117 Billion – FG


The Minister of Works, Mr Mike Onolememen, said on Tuesday in Abuja that N117 billion will be spent to construct the second Niger Bridge. Onolememen made this known while defending the ministry’s budget before the Sen. Abdul Ningi (PDP-Bauchi) led Senate Ad Hoc Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme ... Read More »

Jonathan Appoints New SURE-P Chairman, CEO For NTA, FRCN, NAN

Jonathan norm

President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the appointments of Gen. Martin Luther Agwai as Chairman of Subsidy Reinvestment Empwerment Programme (SURE-P), following the resignation of former chairman Dr Christopher Kolade. Mrs. Tanwa Olusi will serve as Deputy Chairman of SURE-P. Mrs. Fidelia Njeze was also appointed Special Adviser, New Partnership for ... Read More »