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NPA empowers 70 women with grinding, sewing machines

As part of efforts to alleviate the plight of women in Katsina State, the Nigerian Ports Authority (NPA) in collaboration with Madinah Associate Limited has trained and presented 70 grinding and sewing machines to 70 youths and women worth over N3 million to assuage their sufferings and make them self-reliant.

Aisha Buhari inaugurates women center, visits patients

Wife of the President, Mrs. Aisha Muhammadu Buhari, has inaugurated the new office building of Daura Grassroots Women Initiative, a women’s association aimed at empowering women towards self-reliance.

Minister Ngige tasks NDE to roll out more employment programmes

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Senator Chris Ngige, has restated the commitment of the Federal Government to job creation for the citizenry, with a call on the National Directorate of Employment to expand its skills acquisition programmes in order to reduce the nation’s unemployment index.

Minister tasks telcos on inclusive, robust network

The Minister of Communications, Barrister Adebayo Shittu, has charged telecom operators in the country to ensure an inclusive and network coverage across the country.

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UN: World loses $2.3 trillion to corruption annually

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South Africa protests to Rwanda over social media ‘insult’

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ASUU alleges intimidation of members in University of Lagos

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) on Monday alleged intimation of its members in the University of Lagos by the institution’s Pro Chancellor, Dr Wale Babalakin.