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Group applauds minister’s strides on youth empowerment

The National Association of Youth for Good Governance, Plateau state chapter, has commended Solomon Dalung, the Minister of Youths and Sports Development over his youth empowerment strides in the past four years.
The African Development Bank, AfDB, says it has approved a 70 million dollar loan for a road project in Ebonyi. The bank said on its website on Friday that it would provide $40 million, while its co-financier, the Africa Growing Together Fund (AGTF), would contribute $30 million for the project.

AfDB to receive $61.8m from ‘We-Fi’ for women empowerment programme in Africa

The African Development Bank (AfDB), says Governing Committee of the Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi) has approved $61.8 million funding allocation for its Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa (AFAWA) programme.
Moses Siloko Siasia

NYPF advocate measures to combat illegal migration

The Nigerian Young Professionals Forum, NYPF, has stated that it will lead a global intervention to stem the ugly tide of illegal migration and trafficking in person in Nigeria.

University students develop app to combat insecurity

Some students of Bowen University, Iwo, Osun State have come up with an e-security alert app to tackle campus security and other related challenges in the school environment.
Terence McCulley

US agency commends Nigeria’s economic policies

The United States Nigeria Council (USNC) has expressed satisfaction that the positive economic developments taking place in Nigeria would encourage investors.

SMEDAN chief tasks youths on entrepreneurship, skill acquisition

Director General of Small and Medium Enterprises Development Agency of Nigeria, SMEDAN, Dr. Dikko Umaru, has urged youths to focus on entrepreneurship and skill acquisition to reduce the alarming rate of unemployment in the country.

NDDC, stakeholders proffer solution to douse tension in Niger Delta

To avoid further crisis in oil communities in Imo State, the Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) recently organized a stakeholders’ consultative forum to proffer solutions.

Edo acting governor urges corps members to avoid unnecessary journeys

The Edo State acting governor, Philip Shaibu, has urged corps members posted to the state to avoid unnecessary journeys in order to stay alive and serve the nation during their service year.

World Bank: Technological advancement mandatory for Africa’s development

Digital transformation of Africa will foster economic growth and reduce poverty, the World Bank Vice-President for Africa, Mr Hafez Ghanem, has said.

Irregular migration: ECOWAS moves to increase job creation

ECOWAS is developing modalities to increase job creation to address illegal migration in the region, officials have said.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 6

President Buhari: Gaps in social, economic opportunities fuel terrorism

President Muhammadu Buhari Saturday in Dead Sea, Jordan, urged world leaders to work towards narrowing gaps in social and economic opportunities for citizens as panacea to rising conflicts across the globe, attributing the Boko Haram terrorism in Nigeria to lack of inclusion.
Nigeria is now at a new dawn and embarking on a new development trajectory, President Muhammadu Buhari told the World Economic Forum (WEF) on the Middle East and North Africa Saturday in Amman, the capital of Jordan. 6

President Buhari highlights cause of conflict in Nigeria

President Muhammadu Buhari on Saturday in Dead Sea, Jordan, urged world leaders to work towards narrowing gaps in social and economic opportunities for citizens as panacea to rising conflicts across the globe.

Rector: High level of indiscipline among Nigerian youths worrisome,

The rector of the Kogi State Polytechnic, Lokoja, Prof. Mohammed Atureta, has decried what he described as the prevalence of various acts of indiscipline among Nigerian youths.
Tony Elumelu, chairman of Heirs Holdings, says access to electricity is critical to growing Nigeria’s economy.

TEF set to announce finalists in entrepreneurship programme

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) will announce selected applicants for the 2019 cohort of the Foundation’s entrepreneurship programme on Friday.

Don laments 1.3 million out of school children in Bauchi

A professor at the Department of Accounting and Finance of the Bayero University, Kano State, Kabir Tahir Hamid, has lamented the 1.3 million out of school children in Bauchi State, saying that the failure of parents and guardians to prioritise the education of their children was responsible for the staggering figure.
Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu

Federal government’s intervention for tertiary institutions hits over N700 billion in 4years

The Federal Government through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) allocated a total of N727,225,862,128.86 billion worth of investment in critical areas of infrastructure development in the Nigerian tertiary institutions.
Nigerian American Business Forum (NABF)

US-based Nigerians to attract $3 billion investment to Nigeria

A Nigerian professional forum in the U.S. have put measures in place to attract an estimated $3 billion investment into the Nigerian economy in the next three years.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo

Federal government plans entrepreneur bank

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has said the country plans to establish an Entrepreneur Bank to provide flexibility in provision of facilities to businesses.

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Double Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run her last 800-metres today before the International Association of Athletics Federations imposes hugely controversial new rules limiting testosterone in female athletes.

Caster Semenya to return to track in 2,000 metres race in France

Two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya will run in the 2,000 metres in a meeting held in the Paris suburbs on June 11, the organisers said on Friday.
Lagos State Governor-elect Babajide Sanwo-Olu was at a special reception organised by Kings’s Court Chapel for the Ogun State Govenor-elect Prince Dapo Abiodun on Sunday. 1

Babajide Sanwo-Olu: My administration will be hardworking

The Lagos State Governor-elect, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Saturday said he would work assiduously to deliver the dividends of democracy to the people of the state.
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Manuel Neuer: Ajax’s Andre Onana deserved to be in Champions League final

Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has praised Ajax's Andre Onana for his impressive displays between the sticks this season.

Boko Haram kills 25 soldiers, civilians in an ambush in Borno

Islamist insurgents killed at least 25 soldiers and a number of civilians in an ambush in northeast Nigeria on Saturday morning, two security sources said, the second deadly attack on the army this week.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP congratulates Zamfara governor-elect, others

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday congratulated the Zamfara State governor-elect, Bello Matawalle, and all federal and state legislators-elect on their victory in the 2019 general elections.