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Consultant to the World Bank, Prof. Abel Ogunwale

Unemployment rate set to rise – expert

Nigeria’s unemployment rate, which stood at 23.1 percent in 2018, will not continue drop, a consultant to the World Bank, Prof. Abel Ogunwale, has said.
A stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela’s former home in South Africa’s Soweto township, Dumile Badela’s restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats, his hungriest customer yet.

‘Uber Eats’ goes local to find niche in South African food fight

A stone’s throw from Nelson Mandela’s former home in South Africa’s Soweto township, Dumile Badela’s restaurant is now more hectic and lucrative than ever, thanks to Uber Eats, his hungriest customer yet.
PDP Presidential candidate and main opposition leader Atiku Abubakar (C) leaves the polling station with his wife Amina Titilayo Atiku-Abubakar (R) after casting their votes at Agiya polling station in Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria on February 23, 2019, as voting commenced in the presidential election. – Nigerians began voting for a new president on February 23 after a week-long delay that has raised political tempers, sparked conspiracy claims and stoked fears of violence. Some 120,000 polling stations began opening from 0700 GMT, although there were indications of a delay in the delivery of some materials and deployment of staff, AFP reporters said. (Photo by Luis TATO / AFP)

Atiku Abubakar: 2019 not a successful year for Nigerians

A former Vice President, Atiku Abubakar, on Tuesday, said the outgoing year was not a successful year for Nigerians.
Kola Ologbondiyan

PDP: APC is stretching limits of Nigerians

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has described the All Progressives Congress (APC) as a party that has overstretched the limits of Nigerians by trivialising and politicising the frightening unemployment level under its watch.

Federal government urged to float N1 trillion investment fund for SMEs

A former deputy governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and a presidential candidate of the Young Progressives Party (YPP) in the last election, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has urged the Federal Government to float a N1 trillion venture capital fund under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) arrangement for Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs).
Funmi Falana

Funmi Falana tells Nigerians to defend their human rights

The Founder, Women Empowerment and Legal Aid, WELA, Mrs. Funmi Falana, who made the call in Lagos, admonished Nigerians to stand up for human rights for everyone, everywhere and at all times.

Federal government trains, equips graduates on skill acquisition

The federal government has trained another batch of 70 graduate youths in poultry production, processing and marketing in Oyo north senatorial district to enhance production skills and engage more youths in poultry farming. Apart from the training, the beneficiaries were also given starter parks; 100 birds, cages, 10 bags of feeds and other materials including cash worth over N200, 000, to assist them in starting and improving their businesses.

Six die in Jos mining accident

Six persons died as a mining pit collapsed on Tuesday at Zawan Community in Jos South Local Government Area of Plateau.
Timothy Olawale - Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association (NECA)

NECA demands data of unemployed Nigerians

The Nigeria Employers’ Consultative Association has expressed concern at the recent resolution by the Senate to the effect that government should start paying stipends to unemployed Nigerians till they are able to get any kind of employment.
Dr Chris Ngige, Minister of Labour and Employment said this while fielding questions on television concerning the time for payment of the new wage.

Senator Ngige: Many Nigerian youths unemployable

The Minister of Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, has lamented over the high unemployment rate among youths in Nigeria.

Cleric: Hate Speech, social media bills misplaced priority

The Hate Speech and social media bills being proposed by the National Assembly has been described as a misplaced priority, considering other pressing needs of Nigerians.
Senate President Ahmed Lawan 2

Senate raises concerns on mounting unemployment in the country

The Senate on Wednesday waded into the issue of unemployment in the country and recommended solutions to the executive arm of government for adoption and implementation.
President of the Senate, Ahmad Ibrahim Lawan (left) with the Senate Minority Whip, Senator Philip Tanimu Aduda, during the plenary on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. 5

Senate raises concerns on mounting unemployment in the country

The Senate on Wednesday waded into the issue of unemployment in the country and recommended solutions to the executive arm of government for adoption and implementation.

EFInA: Over 100 million Nigerians earn less than N700 per day

A survey report by Enhancing Financial Innovation and Access (EFInA) has shown that over 100 million Nigerians earn less than N700 per day which limits them to save, make income or take risks on loans thereby making them financially excluded.
Sadiya Umar Farouq

Federal government explains two months payment delay of N-Power beneficiaries

According to the Minister of Humanitarian Affairs Disaster Management and Social Development, Hajiya Sadiya Farouq, the delay is because the handing and taking over process is yet to be concluded.
Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development has reaffirmed the commitment of the ministry to the success of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).

Minister reaffirms commitment to success of social investment programmes

Hajiya Sadiya Umar Farouq, Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Disasters Management and Social Development has reaffirmed the commitment of the ministry to the success of the National Social Investment Programmes (NSIP).
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Former police chief warns National Assembly against hate speech bill

A retired Assistant Inspector General of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, says that the National Assembly (NASS) is heading for a futile exercise with the Hate Speech bill currently before it.

Border closure: Are Babalola urges Nigerians to endure pains in national interest

The Founder, Afe Babalola University, Ado Ekiti (ABUAD), Chief Afe Babalola (SAN) has implored Nigerians to endure the economic hardship brought by the partial closure of land borders in the country’s interest.

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Boko Haram insurgents have killed Lawan Andimi, chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Michika local government area of Adamawa state.

Disquiet in Adamawa as Boko Haram snubs N50 ransom, kills CAN chair, pastor

Details emerging from the beheading of Michika local government Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) chairman, Rev. Lawan Andimi, suggests that Boko Haram fighters turned down an offer of N50 million during negotiators before beheading the Christian community leader, who they abducted in the early days of January, the state CAN chairman, Bishop Dani Mamza has revealed.
A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.

Court convict ‘yahoo boy’ for defrauding American of $200

A Federal High court sitting in Osogbo, Osun State has convicted a 21-year-old internet fraudster, Arowolo Ariremako, for defrauding an American $200.
Frank Lampard looks on during the Premier League match between Everton and Chelsea at Goodison Park. (Photo by Clive Brunskill-Getty Images)

Frank Lampard determined to make his tenure successful

Frank Lampard is determined to make his tenure at Chelsea a successful one in order to silence the doubters who have criticised the Blues’ string of bad results.
29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.

Full list of Nigerian words in Oxford dictionary latest update

29 Nigerian words and expressions were added in the latest (January 2020) updates of Oxford English Dictionary.
Ibrahim Magu

EFCC chief decries UK’s refusal to extradite Diezani Alison-Madueke

The acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu, has decried the refusal of the United Kingdom to extradite a former Minister of Petroleum Resources, Diezani Allison-Madueke, to face trial for alleged money laundering in Nigeria.