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N-Power warns against fraudsters, promises to release list

Federal Government empowerment scheme, N-Power, has warned applicants against fraudsters acting as beneficiaries of the scheme.

Nigeria is my problem – President Buhari

“Nigeria is my problem,’’ President Muhammadu Buhari, currently on his first working visit to Kano, northern commercial city, has declared.

I’ll remain focused to restore Nigeria’s lost glory – President Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari, on Wednesday night, said he would remain focused in order to restore the lost glory of the country.

Nigeria’s major challenges are unemployment, underemployment – Governor Fayose

Ayodele Fayose, governor of Ekiti, says the country’s major challenges are unemployment and underemployment.

Vocational skills solution to unemployment among youths – NGO

The Hindsight Development Organisation, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has identified the acquisition of vocational skills by youths as the solution to unemployment, youth restiveness and other social vices peculiar to their age.

500 youths get start-up kits in Benue

Five hundred youths who were trained in five trade areas under the National Industrial Skills Development Program of the Industrial Training Fund (ITF) were, at the weekend, presented with start-up kits by Governor Samuel Ortom.

Poverty, unemployment threat to Nigeria’s democracy – Senator Zwingina

Ahead of the forthcoming National Political Summit of Save Democracy Group (SDG) Africa, Chairman of the newly constituted governing board of the body, Sen. Jonathan Zwingina, has said the current state of affairs in Nigeria, especially poverty, economic hardship and unemployment, are indicative that democracy is in danger.

Between 400,000 and 700,000 African migrants in Libya – AU

Between 400,000 and 700,000 African migrants are living in camps in Libya, often under "inhuman" conditions, the chairman of the African Union Commission said Thursday at the close of a summit of European and African leaders.

President Buhari has not done enough to deserve re-election – Sage Africa

A civil society group, Sage Africa, has said President Muhammadu Buhari should focus on fulfilling his electoral promises, noting that he has not done enough to deserve re-election.

Economist suggests ways to check poverty

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) should reduce the lending rate and take other steps to stimulate the economy, to reduce the suffering of the masses, an economist, Mr Boniface Ekezie, has said.

Why Nigerians engage in Illegal migration to Libya, Europe – Emir Sanusi

The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II, has attributed the excessive quest by Nigerian youths to engage in illegal migration to poverty and unemployment.

Slavery auction: Senate urges federal govt to summon Libyan envoy

The Senate on Wednesday, urged the Federal Government to summon Libyan Ambassador to Nigeria on slavery auctions of Nigerians in Libya.

AfDB launches youth advisory group to create 25 million jobs

The African Development Bank has launched the presidential youth advisory group (PYAG) to provide insights and solutions for job creation for youths in Africa.

Two million jobs should be created annually to end unemployment menace – Kayode Fayemi

Minister of Mines and Steel Development, Kayode Fayemi, has canvassed the need to create about two million jobs annually in the next decade in order to effectively tackle the menace of unemployment among its teeming youths. And that mining would help in in the realization of this massive job creation through the ongoing reforms in the sector.

NYSC DG urges corp members to be security conscious

The Director-General of the National Youths Service Corps (NYSC), Brig. Gen. Sulaiman Kazaure, has urged Corp members serving in Zamfara state to be security conscious.

Ship owners call on NIMASA to release $100m Cabotage Fund

The President, Nigerian Shipowners Association, Aminu Umar, has called on the Federal Government to intervene in the delayed disbursement of the Cabotage Vessel Financing Fund to sustain shipping business.

Senator Ekweremadu wants focus on vocational schools to tackle unemployment

The Deputy Senate President, Chief Ike Ekweremadu, has advised the federal and state governments to invest in vocational training and skill acquisition as a way of enhancing the employment of youths in the country.

Give President Buhari a break over automatic ticket – BSO

The Buhari Support Organisation (BSO), Enugu State chapter, has appealed to groups canvassing for or against giving President Muhammadu Buhari an automatic ticket by the All Progressives Congress (APC) to give him a break.

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PPPRA fixes petrol ex-depot price for N138.62

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Rep Elumelu: Opposition lawmakers leading anti-corruption investigations

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Zamfara schools to resume August 9

The Zamfara State Government has directed secondary schools in the state to reopen from August 9, to enable exiting students sit for Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE).
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NSE: Trading sustains positive trend, up by 0.31 per cent

Activities on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) extended a positive trend on Tuesday with key market indices appreciating further by 0.31 per cent.

NUC: 32 universities involved in research to tackle impacts of coronavirus

The Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC), Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, says 32 federal, state and private universities across all geopolitical zones are involved in different stages of research toward tackling direct and collateral impacts of COVID-19.