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School Feeding Programme Gulps N500m During Lockdown – Minister, Sadiya Farouq

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The Federal Government expended about N523.3 million on school feeding programme during the lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development (MHADMSD), Sadiya Farouq, announced this at the Presidential Taskforce briefing on COVID-19 on Monday in Abuja.

Farouk made the revelation against the rumours and speculations going around one of our key interventions of the government – the Home Grown School Feeding Programme.

She said that the programmed was modified and implemented in three states following a March 29th, Presidential directive.

“It is critical at this juncture to provide details that will help puncture the tissue of lies being peddled in the public space.

“The provision of ‘Take Home Rations’, under the modified Home Grown School Feeding programme, was not a sole initiative of the MHADMSD.

“The ministry, in obeying the Presidential directive, went into consultations with state governments through the state Governor’s Forum, following which it was resolved that ‘take-home rations’, remained the most viable option for feeding children during the lockdown.

“So, it was a joint resolution of the ministry and the state governments to give out take-home rations.

“The stakeholders also resolved that we would start with the FCT, Lagos and Ogun states, as pilot cases,’’ the minister said.

According to her, each takes home ration was valued at N4,200 and that the figure was arrived at with proper consultation.

The minister said that the figure generated from statistics provided by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) and the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN)

“According to statistics from the NBS and CBN, a typical household in Nigeria has 5.6 to six members in its household, with three to four dependents.

“So, each household is assumed to have three children.

“Based on the original design of the Home Grown School Feeding programme, long before it was domiciled in the ministry, every child on the programme receives a meal a day.

“The meal costs N70 per child.

“When you take 20 school days per month, it means a child eats food worth N1,400 per month.

“Three children would then eat food worth N4,200 per month and that was how we arrived at the cost of the ‘take-home ration’.

“The agreement was that the federal government will provide the funding while the states will implement.

“To ensure transparency in the process, we partnered with the World Food Programme (WFP) as technical partners.’’

She said that her ministry invited government agencies like the EFCC, CCB, ICPC, DSS and some NGOs to monitor the process.

“TrackaNG monitored and gave daily updates validating the programme.

“In the FCT, 29,609 households were impacted, 37,589 households in Lagos and 60,391 in Ogun, making a total of 124,589 households impacted between May 14, and July 6.

“If 124,589 households received take-home rations valued at N4,200, the amount will be N523,273,800.

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Obasanjo congratulates Biden on winning the election

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Olusegun Obasanjo congratulated the president elect Joe Biden on his election win .

The previous president said Biden’s triumph additionally had a great impact globally . Obasanjo asked Biden to reestablish the qualities America is known for all around the world Obasanjo in an assertion acquired by Legit.ng on Saturday, November 7 portrayed Biden’s success as a triumph of good over evil.

He said the triumph of the Democratic up-and-comer isn’t only a success for the individuals of America alone, yet in addition a triumph for the vast majority of the world.

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The previous president encouraged the duly elected president to reestablish trust in the part of America as an advertiser of world harmony, security, dependability, and progress.

He said:

I felicitate with Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris as the first female Vice-President of the U.S. We in Africa are proud of her success. The first African-American President of the U.S., Barrack Obama, has Kenyan DNA in him and I am reasonably sure that the first African-American female Vice President-Elect of the U.S. will have some Nigerian DNA in her as most of those taken to the Caribbean from Africa went from Nigeria of today.”

Then, the US president-elect, Joe Biden has vowed to be the president for all Americans if they decided in favor of him.

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International Criminal Court (ICC) to Probe into #EndSARS Extra-judicial killings

The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

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The ICC set to conduct preliminary examination with regards to the ongoing #EndSARS protests in the country.

According to BBC, ICC confirmed that the office of prosecutor has received information on alleged crime. In a statement they made it known that the focus of the preliminary examination is to “assess whether the legal criteria for opening an investigation under the Rome Statute are met”, and the findings of their will be made public.

The #EndSARS protests have seen no less than 50 deaths of the country’s citizens; at least 5 soldiers and 10 policemen have also been reported dead during massive 2-week protests which sadly came to a grand ending on the night of November 20th where peaceful #EndSARS protesters where gunned to death at the Lekki tollgate.

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Lagos Concession Company (LCC) Submits Footage of Lekki Shootings to Judicial Panel of Inquiry, Claims Cameras Were Not Tampered With

LCC claim the cameras tampered with were PTZ not CCTV cameras

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Administrators of the lekki tollgate in Lagos express, the Lekki Concession Company (LCC), state the camera at the toll gate quit working at 8pm on Tuesday, October 20, the day troopers purportedly started shooting at #EndSARS dissidents.

Abayomi Omomuwa, Managing Director of LCC, made the case while showing up before the Lagos State Judicial Panel Of Inquiry set up to test the Lekki shootings, just as objections of denials of basic liberties against individuals from the disbanded Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Omomuwa, who submitted film from the day, additionally affirmed the cameras that were taken out presently before the shooting, were plate number acknowledgment cameras.

As per him, the other camera, a pan–tilt–zoom camera (PTZ camera) likewise exists is as yet unblemished.

We never under any circumstance altered the reconnaissance camera until about 8pm, when it was messed with and quit recording, Omomuwa made known.

He added that the fire episode at Ikoyi Bridge affected the CCTV cameras and it quit recording.

When asked to clarify for what valid reason the lights at the toll gate were killed, he demanded that the organization conformed to the time limit and requested that staff leave in adherence with the mandate of the state government.

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