The politicians may tell us otherwise, but data shows us that Nigeria is currently sitting on a keg of gunpowder with over 40 million of its working population either unemployed or underemployed even as 2.6 to 3 million people join the labour market yearly. If Nigeria hopes to escape the coming anarchy, it must begin to think of how to provide jobs for these millions of young, angry Nigerians. That was my main concern as I went through the policy documents of the two presidential frontrunners. I was eager to see how they planned to tackle the jobs challenge, especially considering that a record nine million people lost their jobs over the last three years and the unemployment rate doubled from 8.9 percent in the second quarter of 2015 to 18.8 percent Q3 2017.
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MTN Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos unveiled its 4th edition of ‘Season of Surprises’ in commemoration of the Christmas season. The Human Resources Executive of MTN Nigeria, Mrs Esther Akinnukawe, said that the ‘Season of Surprises’ was part of MTN’s community development initiatives which would spread to other parts of the country. According to her, the 4th edition of the programme started at Ikoyi community and its environ. “Making the lives of our customers and community brighter is the major concern of MTN and that is the reason the Season of Surprises was instituted.
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Atiku Abubakar Reveals How He Will Defeat Boko Haram Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Atiku Abubakar has revealed part of his plans on how he intends to defeat Boko Haram, if elected into office. According to the former Vice President, since terrorists are themselves human beings, and recruit their members from the local populace, he would make it tough for them to replenish their ranks by working for and with local communities.
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In line with the existing policy of the Federal Government, the Niger State government on Saturday said it had approved 65 years as retirement age for academic staff in tertiary institutions owned by the state. The government policy statement was contained in a speech at the 27th combined convocation ceremony of the State College of Education by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello on Saturday.
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By Chesa Chesa President Muhammmadu Buhari on Sunday debunked raging rumors that he had died and a certain Jubril from Sudan used as his cloned double. The rumours of his being cloned after his purported death following a prolonged ill-health and treatment in a London hospital last year, had gained momentum recently in Nigeria.
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Femi Ogbonnikan In Abeokuta Former President Olusegun Obasanjo has condoled with the President of the United States, Mr. Donald Trump, over the death of the country’s former President, Mr. George H.W Bush Snr. The 94 year old former US leader died on Saturday. In a letter of condolence, which was made available to newsmen by Obasanjo’s media Aide, Kehinde Akinyemi, on Sunday, the former President said he received the news of the death of the erstwhile US leader with rude shock. According to Obasanjo, “President Bush’s death is a loss, not only to his immediate family and to the United States of America, but also to the entire world.”
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As the 2019 general election beckons, President Muhammadu Buhari has called on the military to shun partisanship and work hard to eliminate the threats of Boko Haram in the country. The President gave the order yesterday in his remarks while declaring the Chief Of Army Staff (COAS) Annual Conference open in Maiduguri, Borno state. The two-day COAS conference was initially billed to be held in Benin City, Edo State on Tuesday but was postponed and moved to Maiduguri, Borno State.
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The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) has revealed that it will disqualify the presidential and vice presidential candidates of some political parties over violation of Electoral Act on the age stipulation of presidential candidates. The Commission`s chairman, Mahmoud Yakubu, who made the disclosure at the ongoing three-day capacity building workshop for journalists, in Abuja, lamented that the nation witnessed the most acrimonious party primaries in the recent history of electioneering.
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