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The Federal Government has said no date has been announced for the exit of the first batch of volunteers enrolled under its Social Programme, N-Power.

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Mr. Justice Bibiye, who is the communications manager, National Social Investment (NSIO), in a statement on Friday, urged the public to disregard social media reports about current status of the programme.

He said that the federal government was liaising with state governments and the private sector to provide permanent engagement for the N-Power beneficiaries.

Bibiye also said many beneficiaries had already started taking ownership of their lives by setting up small businesses with earnings from the N-power programme.

“Consequently, the federal government is already in talks with state governments and the private sector to solicit support for permanent engagement of the N-Power beneficiaries, who by virtue of their exposure to the environment in the last two years have now garnered the needed experience to effectively operate in the industry,” he added.

The communications manager further said that the former special adviser to the president on social investment, Maryam Uwais, has inaugurated the National Home Grown School Feeding Programme in Bayelsa state.

He said the Uwais also intimated N-power beneficiaries of plans by government to assist them get a sustainable means of income as they prepared to exit the programme.

Bibiye said that Uwais also used the opportunity to encourage state governments to retain volunteers who provided services in and other public and private institutions in their states.

“Uwais was joined by Bayelsa government officials to ramp up on some ongoing social intervention programmes, including Marketmoni, Tradermoni.

“She also met with the Conditional Cash Transfer officials and beneficiaries in the state saying that the Federal Government through partnerships with some key private sector players is looking out for employment opportunities in the areas of , ICT, Agriculture, Security among others for the graduating N-power volunteers,’’ Bibiye said.

Introduced in 2016 by President Muhammadu , the N-power Programme, is a graduate and non-graduate enhancement scheme.

The objective is to enable them acquire the requisite skills, knowledge and experience for entrepreneurship and self-sufficiency at the culmination of their tenure on the programme.

The N-Power beneficiaries are then provided with N30, 000 monthly stipend and devices to aid their learning and skills development.

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Abass Sulaiman Adegoke, well known as Adegoke is a student of Federal Polytechnic Ede studying Civil Engineering, He is a media enthusiast, loves traveling, and has a special interest in personal development.

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Police stray bullet kills tailor in Lagos

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A 30-year-old tailor, Busayo Owoodun, has been killed by a stray bullet fired by the police in Lagos.

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The Anti-Kidnapping Squad attached to ‘M’ Command, Idimu, were said to be on the trail of some kidnap suspects when the hoodlums allegedly attacked them along Ijegun-Isolo road.

In retaliation, police said it opened fire on the hoodlums and Owoodun was allegedly hit by a stray bullet.

The police claimed three officers, including an Assistant Superintendent of Police, were injured by the hoodlums.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elkana, said the Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu, had order investigation into the incident.

He added that the CP had condoled with Owoodun’s family.

He said, “A stray bullet hit one Busayo Owoodun. The gang with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the police team and injured the leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun, and two others who are currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit of a hospital.

“With reinforcements from Operations Department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force, and neighbouring divisions we were able to contain the situation and take the injured officers to hospital.

“The command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view to bringing them to justice.

“The corpse of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to hospital for autopsy. The Commissioner of Police has ordered a full investigation into the case.”

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Woman killed during gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos

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Woman killed during gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos Woman killed during gun battle between police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos Bala Elkana e1558288094215 300x191A 30-year-old woman, Busayo Owoodun, was killed on Saturday, in a cross-fire between the police and suspected kidnappers in Lagos State, the Police Command in the state has said.
DSP Bala Elkana, Spokesman, for the command who confirmed the incident in a statement, said that the woman was hit by a stray bullet in Ijegun area of the state.
According to Elkana, at about 2:55pm, a team of policemen from the Anti-Kidnapping Unit attached to Area “M” Command, Idimu, tracked some kidnapping suspects to Ijegun Bus Stop, Ijegun – Isolo Road.
He said the police team came under attack by members of the deadly gang.
Elkana said that the gang, with the support of some notorious cultists in the area, attacked the security operatives and injured the team leader, ASP Victor Ugbegun.
He added that two other policemen who sustained injuries, were currently in critical condition at the intensive care unit of an undisclosed hospital.
He added: “The police team had reinforcements from operations department, Rapid Response Squads, Task Force and neighbouring divisions and were able to contain the situation and evacuate the injured officers to hospital.
“The command has launched a manhunt of the assailants with a view to bringing them to justice.
“The corpse of the victim of the stray bullet was taken to hospital for autopsy.”
Elkana said the state Commissioner of Police had ordered investigation into the case and condoled with the family of the deceased.

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