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Minister: President Buhari’s economic plan will create 3.7m jobs yearly

The Minister of Industry, Trade and Investment, Okechukwu Enelamah, on Wednesday said the Economic Growth and Recovery Plan (EGRP) is targeted towards creating an average of 3.7 million jobs yearly.
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Barack Obama to deliver 2018 Nelson Mandela lecture

Barack Obama is to deliver the annual Nelson Mandela lecture in South Africa in a rare public appearance since he stepped down as US president.
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Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is richest man in modern history

Amazon boss Jeff Bezos is the richest man in modern history with a fortune of $150bn (£113bn).
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Warren Buffett donates $3.4 billion to five charities

Warren Buffett has donated roughly 3.4 billion dollars of Berkshire Hathaway Inc stock to five charities, the billionaire’s largest contribution in his longstanding plan to give away his fortune.

Barack Obama to lead celebrations 100 years after Nelson Mandela’s birth

South Africa celebrates the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela's birth this week with a flagship speech by former US president Barack Obama and an outpouring of memories and tributes to the late anti-apartheid leader.

Kaduna agency to train 270,000 rice, maize, soya beans farmers

The Kaduna State Agricultural Development Agency, on Friday said it would train 270,000 Rice, Soya beans and Maize farmers in the state over the next three years on best farming practices for enhanced production.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg now world’s third richest man

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now the third richest man in the world, overtaking Warren Buffett on Bloomberg’s list of the world’s richest people.

Federal government to mobilise civil servants to support primary healthcare system

The Federal Government on Thursday said it would mobilise civil servants to drive the national campaign for integrated Primary Health Care (PHC) services.

Nigerians urged to exploit internet potentials

Ventures Platform Foundation (VPF), an ICT company, has stressed the need for a nationwide internet literacy campaign to help Nigerians tap into its huge economic potential.

Bill Gates backs gene technologies in fight to end malaria

Billionaire Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates on Wednesday backed technologies in the fight to end malaria.

Global partners to announce new commitments towards ending malaria

Heads of States, global business leaders, philanthropists, scientists and civil society are convening in London, United Kingdom, to announce new and expanded commitments towards ending malaria.

Bill Gates, Angelina Jolie emerge world’s most admired in 2018

Bill Gates and Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie have been declared the world’s most admired man and woman by YouGov’s latest annual study.

2019: ‘Arewa pastors’ can’t endorse President Buhari – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party has described what it called the recent stage-managed political endorsement of President Muhammadu Buhari by some northern pastors as an exercise in futility.

PDP: A hysterical, tabloid opposition

Many are disappointed with the ruling party. The opposition has been presented a ridiculous opportunity. But a bleary-eyed, voluble, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has allowed beer-parlor habits distract it from diligent purposeful oppositional politics.

Where is the Nigerian opposition?

Less than a year to the next general election in Nigeria, the biggest deficit in the political process leading to that moment is the absence of a robust, virile and effective opposition.

Bishop Kukah blames Nigeria’s leadership woes on poor parenting

Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Matthew Hassan Kukah, has blamed the nation’s challenges on poor parenting, which, according to him, is a reflection of our leadership‎.

Federal government probes role of Cambridge Analytica in Nigeria’s elections

The Federal Government has set up an in-house committee to investigate the activities of the data-mining firm, Cambridge Analytica, during the nation’s general elections in 2007 and 2015.

Cambridge Analytica: APC is chasing shadows – PDP

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said the All Progressives Congress (APC) and its federal government are chasing shadows in their “desperate” plot to implicate the opposition in the alleged hacking into the personal record of its then Presidential candidate, Muhammadu Buhari.

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Plateau local councils to arrange make-up classes for IDP camps

Education Secretaries in Plateau local governments are to organise teaching and counseling lessons for school children in Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to cover grounds lost because of their displacement.

Two die as flood sacks Suleja

Two teenagers were killed and property worth several millions of naira were destroyed when flood last weekend sacked Suleja town of Niger State.
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NSE opens entries for 2018 essay competition

In line with its commitment to ‘building a financially savvy generation, the Nigerian Stock Exchange has announced the commencement of the 2018 edition of NSE Essay Competition for students in Senior Secondary Schools in all states of the Federation.

INEC trains staff ahead of 2019 elections

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), on Monday, began a five-day training programme for its personnel ahead of the 2019 elections.

Jones Erue: Thugs, not police, barricaded Delta APC secretariat

The factional chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Delta State, Prophet Jones Erue, has alleged that thugs, sponsored by his opponents had, last Friday, barricaded the state secretariat of the party and prevented him from performing the inauguration of the state executive committee.