JUST IN:Tinubu suspends Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Betta Edu

President Bola Tinubu has suspended the embattled Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Betta Edu, from office with immediate effect.   The President in a statement signed by Chief Ajuri Ngelale further directed the Executive Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to conduct a thorough investigation into all aspects of the financial transactions involving the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, as well as one or more agencies there under.   “The suspended Minister is hereby directed to hand over to the Permanent Secretary…

Excitement as FG pays NPOWER beneficiaries … assures of youth involvement in governance

President Bola Ahmed Tinubu Wednesday night directed the commencement of the payment of the backlog of stipends owed to NPOWER beneficiaries.   The payment commencement followed a painstaking verification exercise initiated and concluded by the Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation.   Announcing the release of funds Wednesday night, Nigeria’s Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty, Dr Betta Edu, said it was indeed a renewed hope for the Nigerian youths for the Christmas and New Year festivities.   The Minister pointed out that President Tinubu’s interest in Nigerian…

FG to establish Trust Fund for poor Nigerians — Minister

The Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Poverty Alleviation, Dr Betta Edu, has disclosed that the Federal Government would establish a Presidential Humanitarian and Poverty Alleviation Trust Fund. Dr. Edu made the disclosure in Abuja on Thursday when she hosted members of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. “We want the issue of humanitarian response and poverty alleviation to be the top priority on our list. We would also need lots of financial help in terms of supporting programmes, processes, and helping with implementation,” she added. She attributed the humanitarian crises…