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N-power payment processes confirmed to begin-minister for human affairs

Smart Lebe

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The Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development has directed Batches A and B beneficiaries of the N-Power programme, who were earlier omitted from payment of their stipends, to report to their various state Focal Persons for verification and re-validation.

In a statement made, which was signed by the Special Assistant on Media, Nneka Ikem Anibeze, the directive was given by inister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, Sadiya Umar Farouq, as efforts to resolve unpaid stipends withheld, due to discrepancies in records of the beneficiaries, are almost being concluded.

According to the statement, investigations conducted by the Office of the Attorney General of the Federation (OAGF), following the omission of some N-Power beneficiaries from payment of stipends, indicated that some beneficiaries were also drawing salaries from other Federal Government Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs).

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However, the minister has directed that opportunity be given to the affected beneficiaries to verify and re-validate their eligibility so that qualified beneficiaries can be paid for their participation in the N-Power Programme.

The statement reads in part: “Beneficiaries are thereby directed to report to their State Focal Persons immediately with their bank account details including bank statements from March 2020 to date, NYSC discharge certificates, birth certificates and other related screening documents.

“The deadline for verification is October 13, 2020. Beneficiaries who fail to attend the verification exercise will forfeit their stipends.”

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Nigerian Immigration stops #ENDSARS promoter from travelling

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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One of the #ENDSARS lead protesters Modupe Odele on Monday was prevented from traveling by the Nigerian Immigration Service.

The officer in charge did not give the exact reason for denying her request, but it is very obvious that her key role in the #ENDSARS protest could be a major reason for their action.

Modupe odele, a twitter influencer, @Mochievous, allegedly mobilized her followers about 219,000 to join the protest. she was on her way to the Maldives to celebrate her birthday before she encountered the immigration officers.

she wrote “For my birthday, I had planned a trip to the Maldives. It was really for a break as the events of the last three weeks have exhausted my mind and body in a way I have never been exhausted in my life.

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“I went to the airport, passed through immigration, and while I was putting my bags through the body and baggage scanner, the immigration officer who had previously cleared me, called me back. He told me he had orders from above to detain me.

“Okay, at this point I’m like excuse me, my flight is in an hour. On what grounds are you detaining me?” He didn’t respond. Instead, he goes to his computer where he typed in my name and something that looked like a ‘wanted poster’ popped up on the portal.

“He blocked my view so I couldn’t see most of it but I saw some of it. And it read something like – ‘This person is under investigation by XYZ Intelligence Agency. If seen, they should be apprehended on sight.’”

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WAEC: How to check your SSCE result now

Benjamin Ukpabi

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WAEC has released their Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) results.

They had announced that the result would be released on Monday via their twitter handle and truly the result is out

If you were a candidate of the 2020 SSCE examinations

Here is how to check your result

  1. Make sure you have your ID card
  2. Click on this link www.waecdirect.org
  3. Fill in the spaces which indicate your pin, serial number, examination number and if the exam type bar is on private candidate, tap it and switch to school candidate
  4. Click check result then your result will be revealed.

 

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WHO DG tests positive for Corona Virus

Wisdom Nwachukwu

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Tedros Ghebreyesus, the Director General of the World Health Organization(WHO) has tested positive for Corona Virus.

The Director general contacted this virus after coming in contact directly with a carrier of the virus.

Tedros Ghebreyesus announced this on Sunday night through his twitter handle.

According to him: “I’ve been identified as a contact person of someone who has COVID-19 symptoms, I am well and without symptoms but will self-quarantine over the coming days and self-quarantine from home.

He said “It is critically important that we all comply with health guidance. This is how we will break chains of #COVID-19 transmission, suppress the virus, and protect health systems.

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“My colleagues and I at WHO will continue to engage with partners in solidarity to save lives and protect the vulnerable.”

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