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    1. The Ministries of Finance in addition to Power, Works and Housing right now briefed the Federal Executive Council on the actions of their respective ministries.

    The assembly, presided by President Muhammadu Buhari, additionally deliberated on actions of the Federal Ministry of Mines and Steel and the Nigeria Customs Service.

    The assembly had in attendance, Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Mr Boss Mustapha and Head of Service, Mrs Winifred Oyo-Ita.

     

    2. UNICEF has launched a three.6 billion greenback emergency attraction for 48 million kids in Nigeria and 50 different international locations.

    UNICEF and companions had deliberate 149 million for kids aged six months to Five years affected by  acute malnutrition in Nigeria’s Northeast.

    The humanitarian plan would additionally present individuals with entry to and sustained provide of protected water.

     

    three. Alhaji Sa’idu Umar, Sokoto State Commissioner for Finance, says the state authorities has spent 4billion Naira for the fee of pension and gratuity of retired civil servants from 2016 so far.

    Umar mentioned the State would take measures to make sure extra income technology to fund its 2018 programmes and initiatives.

     

    four. Food insecurity has continued to worsen in 16 international locations torn by battle, the Food and Agriculture Organisation and the World Food Programme have reported.

    The UN businesses categorized the 16 international locations as most affected by acute starvation and highlighted the significance of humanitarian help for affected international locations.

    They embody Burundi, the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Somalia, South Sudan and Sudan.

    Others are Afghanistan, Haiti, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Ukraine and Yemen.

     

    5. The U.S. Agency for International Development has offered a peaceable setting for primary training and psycho-social help to greater than 80,000 out-of-school youths in 5 conflict-affected states within the northeast.

    USAID Mission Director, Stephen Haykin, mentioned the Agency, in collaboration with state governments and civil society organisations, via the Education Crisis Response actions, had established 1,400 non-formal studying centres in Bauchi and Maiduguri.

     

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