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Jang Dismisses Allegations Of Embezzlement

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

130,000 New Jobs Created Under Sure-P

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Deputy Chairman of the Subsidy Re-investment Programme, SURE-P Fund, Gen. Martin Agwai (Rtd) has said that the Federal Government has created 130, 000 new jobs under the programme since its inauguration in February 2012. Speaking in Kaduna today at a workshop organised by the National Planning Commisssion (NPC), with the ... Read More »

FG To Empower 50,000 Youths In 2015

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The Federal Government has promised to empower 50,000 graduates by the year 2015, with quality work experience under the Graduate Internship Scheme, GIS, one of the Social Safety Net (SSN) projects of the Subsidy Reinvestment and Employment Programme (SURE-P). Speaking at a SURE-P forum in Lagos, Dr. Peter Papka, Project ... Read More »

19,000 Benefit From SURE-P In S-West

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At least 19,000 persons in the South West part of the country have so far benefitted from Community Services Women and Youths Employment, CSWYE, project of Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, the Federal Government has said. Disclosing this during a sensitisation and appraisal tour of the CSWYE project of ... Read More »

3,500 Oyo People Benefits From SURE-P

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A total of 3,500 people in Oyo State have been empowered under the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) project. Launching the programme in Ibadan yesterday, President Jonathan through the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Chief Emeka Wogu, noted that those who benefited from the project comprised 1,982 males and ... Read More »

How The ‘Missing’ N500b SURE-P Fund Was Spent

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Chairman of Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, Dr Christopher Kolade has explained how the purportedly missing N500 billion SURE-P fund was spent. Speaking in an interactive forum with newsmen in Abuja, yesterday, Kolade said the subsidy money was shared among the three tiers of government, with the Federal Government ... Read More »

Senate Quizzes FCT Minister Over N500m NYSC Project, Others

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The Senate, through its Ad-hoc Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, yesterday, tackled the FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed, for allegedly injecting N500 million on rehabilitation of National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, camp in Abuja. The upper chamber equally asked the minister and top management staff of the FCT ... Read More »

Kaduna To Empower Over 7,000 Under SURE-P

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A total of 7,600 women and youths in Kaduna State are to benefit from trainings in agriculture and various skills under the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme (Sure-P). Kaduna state governor, Mukhtar Ramalan Yero, who addressed the beneficiaries during the launch of the skills acquisition program, highlighted that the trainings ... Read More »

SURE-P Chairman Christopher Kolade Resigns

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Chairman of the Subsidy Re- investment and Empowerment Programme (SURE-P), Dr. Christopher Kolade is set to step down from his position this week, according to Thisday. The report says Kolade has communicated his decision to resign to President Goodluck Jonathan, who is said to be hunting for another credible Nigerian ... Read More »

Amaechi Renews Controversy On Missing $5bn, Asks Okonji-Iweala To Tell Nigerians Why ECA Funds Is Used For SURE-P, Despite Savings From Partial Removal Of Fuel Subsidy

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In what might elicit a further debate on the controversial $5billlion purportedly missing from the Excess Crude Account (ECA), the Rivers State Government has refuted the claim by the Coordinating Minister of the Economy and Finance Minister, Dr. (Mrs) Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala that part of the money was used to fund ... Read More »

No Missing N500bn SURE-P Funds – Okonjo-Iweala

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The Minister of Finance, yesterday, denied Senate allegation that N500 billion was missing from the SURE-P funds. A statement signed by the Special Adviser Media to the Coordinating Minister of Finance, Paul Nwabuikwu, said “contrary to some recent media reports, there is no missing N500 billion from SURE-P funds. The ... Read More »

Nigeria Does Not Have 100m Destitute – Presidency

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The Chief Economic Adviser to the President, Dr. Nwanze Okidegbe has described as spurious, claim by the World Bank Country Director for Nigeria, Marie-Francoise Marie-Nelly that 100 Million Nigerians are living in destitution or extreme poverty. The Presidential Aide, in a statement in Abuja, noted that the position of the ... Read More »

Senate Probes N8.9bn SURE-P Mass Transit Fund

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The Senate ad hoc Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment Empowerment Programme (SURE-P) has summoned the Managing Director of Infrastructure Bank, Mr. Abdulrazak Oyinloye to explain how N8.9billion meant for the programme was spent. Oyinloye had told the committee during a public hearing that N8.9billion was used to procure 807 buses which ... Read More »

NNPC Knows Nothing About Missing N500bn SURE-P Funds – Green

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The management of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, NNPC, has absolved itself from the alleged missing N500 billion SURE-P funds. Responding to media reports linking it to the Sure-P budget, the corporation described its said involvement in the missing money as falsehood, noting that it has no connection whatsoever with ... Read More »

Senate May Scrap SURE-P Over Missing N500bn

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The Senate ad-hoc Committee on Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, yesterday, raised alarm that N500 billion realised from the subsidy programme of the Federal Government was missing. According to the committee, the amount was part of the N800 billion said to have been realised between January 2012 and September ... Read More »

Senate Threatens Not To Include SURE-P In 2014 Budget

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The Senate may not appropriate funds for the Subsidy Reinvestment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, in the 2014 Budget, if ministers and heads of agencies involved in the programme fail to appear before it to defend how they have handled projects and funds allocated to the SURE-P in this year’s budget, ... Read More »

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