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BRASILIA - President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work.

Brazil launches job program amid mass unemployment

President Jair Bolsonaro launched a jobs program Monday largely based on tax reductions as Brazil struggles to put more than 12 million people back to work.
Yahaya Usman, popularly called Yahaya Makaho, a blind singer who rose from being a street beggar to a famously known singer in northern Nigeria, poses for a portrait wearing his trademark sunglasses in Kaduna, Nigeria, on September 25, 2019. The singer has carved out a niche by focusing on the pressing problems that confront his fans in their daily lives. With his soft voice he croons his way through lyrics that tackle ills such as begging, drug abuse and corruption.Dwelling on sensitive subjects has proved problematic on occasion.Makaho upset some in northern Nigeria’s blind community after he wrote two singles that criticised the widespread practice of street begging — often the only means of earning an income for the visually impaired.Makaho managed to resolve the conflict and has now established a foundation that provides school tuition, uniforms and brail books to help disabled youths get an education. Kola Sulaimon / AFP

Blind singer goes from streets to stardom in northern Nigeria

Yahaya Makaho feels his way to the microphone before launching into a song for his new album at a recording studio in the northern Nigerian city of Kaduna.
Godwin Obaseki

Benin Enterprise Park: Governor Obaseki seals $200 million investment for textile industry

In furtherance to the Central Bank of Nigeria’s (CBN) concerted efforts to revive Nigeria’s ailing Cotton, Textile and Garment (CTG) sub-sector, Edo State Governor, Mr. Godwin Obaseki, has secured a $200m investment for a cotton-weaving and spinning industry at the Benin Enterprise and Industrial Park, in Sapele road axis of Benin City.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

NDE: President Buhari committed to creating jobs for youths, women

The National Directorate of Employment (NDE) in Nasarawa State says that the President Muhammadu Buhari-led administration is committed to creating mass employment for Nigerians, especially women and youths.
Prof. Sarah Anyanwu, the President, Nigeria Economic Society, on Monday in Abuja urged all tiers of government to implement policies designed to address unemployment in the country.

Sarah Anyanwu: Implement policies designed to address unemployment

Prof. Sarah Anyanwu, the President, Nigeria Economic Society, on Monday in Abuja urged all tiers of government to implement policies designed to address unemployment in the country.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has backed Nigeria’s closure of its borders with some neighbouring countries over issues bordering on illegal trade.

IMF: Unemployment fuels unrest in Arab states

Unemployment and sluggish economic growth are fuelling social tension and popular protests in several Arab countries, the International Monetary Fund said Monday.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday has said that he is suffering from cold.

President Buhari: Poverty one of the enormous challenges facing our democracy

President Muhammadu Buhari says poverty is one of the enormous challenges facing Nigeria’s democracy, urging leaders at all levels to work hard to address the issue because of its direct bearing on criminality in the country.
Candidate of the APC, Chief David Lyon (middle); Senator Biobarakuma Degi-Eremienyo (Left), Deputy Governorship Candidate and Hon. Jothan Amos (Right), State Chairman of APC Bayelsa in Ekeremor Town on Saturday during the APC Governorship Campaign Rally.

Bayelsa guber: APC candidate promises to protect state crude oil wealth for development —...

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Chief David Lyon, has called for stronger collaboration between government, security agencies and local communities to protect and judiciously use the crude oil wealth for the growth and development of the people.
President Muhammadu Buhari Wednesday in Abuja administered oaths of office on members of the newly constituted Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), and also set an agenda of what they should accomplish in the shortest possible time. 4

Federal government fails to meet economic recovery targets – report

Macro-economic targets set out by the Federal Government in the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan have been underachieved, a report released by the Centre for Democracy and Development has said.

Chris Kolade: Why ex-President Jonathan’s transformation agenda failed

A former Nigerian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Christopher Kolade, has said the transformation agenda of former President Goodluck Jonathan failed because it was not centred around the people.
Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, speaks to supporters during a “Team Trudeau 2019” Rally at the Woodward’s Atrium in Vancouver B.C. on October 20, 2019. (Photo by Don MacKinnon - AFP)

Canada vote too close to call as Trudeau hopes to cling on

Canadians vote in a general election Monday with polling predicting a minority government as Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party risks losing its majority or even being kicked out of office.

Diamond-rich Botswana facing problems ahead of general elections

Diamond-rich Botswana is hailed for its stability, but the southern African nation struggles with income inequality, unemployment and a high rate of HIV.

NSIO, ICPC flag-off media campaign against social investment graft

The National Social Investment Office (NSIO) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) on Friday formally flagged off collaboration to check corruption in the implementation of the National Social Investment Programmes.
RIYADH - Saudi Arabia and the Palestinians agreed on Thursday to establish a joint economic committee and a business council, as the Palestinian Authority faces a financing gap that could top $1.8 billion. Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas's PA has been in deep financial crisis since February when Israel froze transfers of VAT and customs duties it collects on the Palestinians' behalf. His administration had to impose austerity measures, cutting almost half the salaries of its employees. Abbas, who arrived in Riyadh on Wednesday, met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

Saudi Arabia, Palestinians agree on Joint Business Council

Saudi Arabia and the Palestinians agreed on Thursday to establish a joint economic committee and a business council, as the Palestinian Authority faces a financing gap that could top $1.8 billion.

Federal government urged to leverage technology for productive economy

The Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah, has identified access to quality education as key to managing huge population for productive economy.
Closed Nigerian border without any activity

LCCI: Losses to border closure colossal

The Lagos Chamber of Commerce & Industry (LCCI) has frowned at the disruptions and losses that businesses and individuals have suffered as a result of the border closure. It said corporates, large number of informal sector players and individuals doing legitimate businesses across the borders have become victims of the new directive.

Study links poverty to lower life expectancy

Poverty, unemployment, and a lower level of education are linked in Germany to considerably lower life expectancy, according to a broad-based study by the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research published on Monday.
Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda has come out on top in legislative polls, but has fell far short of the majority required to form a government, preliminary results have showed.

Tunisia election: Preliminary results show Ennahda in the lead

Tunisia's Islamist party Ennahda has come out on top in legislative polls, but has fell far short of the majority required to form a government, preliminary results have showed.

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Appeal Court upholds Nasarawa governor’s election

The Court of Appeal sitting in Makurdi has upheld the decision of the election petition tribunal affirming the election of Abdullahi Sule as governor of Nasarawa State.
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Bandits abduct university engineer in Anambra

An engineer in the employ of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Emeka Chiaghana, has been abducted.
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Edo APC exco sacks Anselm Ojezua, elects David Imoise as acting chair

The crisis rocking the Edo State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC) has got messier with State Working Committee of the party passing a vote of no confidence in the state chairman, Anselm Ojezua.
US President Donald Trump on Thursday brushed off North Korea’s test of a sea-launched ballistic missile, saying that planned nuclear talks with Pyongyang will go ahead.

Donald Trump open to deal with democrats over Barack Obama’s DACA programme

President Donald Trump on Tuesday signalled that he would be open to striking a deal with Democrats on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme if the U.S. Supreme Court were to uphold his decision to repeal the initiative.

Former minister urges federal government to restore sports commission

Former Minister of Sports, Bolaji Abdullahi, has said that the restoration of the governing system of the National Sport Commission (NSC) remains the best way of managing sports in Nigeria.