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Job: Nigeria, Britain partner to combat unemployment

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The Nigerian government has expressed its willingness to partner with the British Government in tackling unemployment and creating job opportunities for young persons in the country. The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, with the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams. PHOTO: NAN The Minister of State for Labour and Employment, Dr Festus Keyamo, stated this when the Political Counsellor, British High Commission, Mr Dominic Williams, paid him a courtesy visit in Abuja. “We are ready to collaborate with our partners all over the world to open up avenues for job creation. We are open to all kinds of suggestions and levels of co-operation,” he said. He disclosed that the Government has opened up other sectors as part of efforts to diversify the economy from oil, which would, in turn, create room for employment. According to him, part of the efforts of Government to diversify the economy and boost job creation include empowering peopl…
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Heavy gun battle between army and Boko Haram in Maiduguri

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– Explosions and gunfire rocked Maiduguri at about 6.20pm on Saturday – Nigerian troops were battling suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an operation that lasted for several hours – A civilian Joint Task Force confirmed the attack, said about 100 people were killed, many missing The Nigerian troops were battling suspected Boko Haram terrorists as explosions and gunfire have been heard in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on January 30. According to SaharaReporters, the insurgents have been attacking Dailori and Walonri villages, about four kilometres from Maiduguri, since 6pm. Some students of the University of Maiduguri residing at 202 Housing Estate were running for their lives as the conflict raged. READ ALSO:  Speaking with journalists, Hauwa Ba’na, a 300 level of political science student, said:”We are crying in our hostel because the explosions are loud and everyone is panicking.” Confirming the attack, a civili…

Heavy gun battle between army and Boko Haram in Maiduguri

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– Explosions and gunfire rocked Maiduguri at about 6.20pm on Saturday – Nigerian troops were battling suspected Boko Haram terrorists in an operation that lasted for several hours – A civilian Joint Task Force confirmed the attack, said about 100 people were killed, many missing The Nigerian troops were battling suspected Boko Haram terrorists as explosions and gunfire have been heard in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, on January 30. According to SaharaReporters, the insurgents have been attacking Dailori and Walonri villages, about four kilometres from Maiduguri, since 6pm. Some students of the University of Maiduguri residing at 202 Housing Estate were running for their lives as the conflict raged. READ ALSO:  Speaking with journalists, Hauwa Ba’na, a 300 level of political science student, said:”We are crying in our hostel because the explosions are loud and everyone is panicking.” Confirming the attack, a civili…

EXCLUSIVE: Ngige Speaks On Buhari's Anti-Corruption Battle

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Nigeria’s minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption battle. The former Senator of the federal republic, told Naij.com exclusively during an interview, that the president’s war against corruption is one which is necessary in order to sanitise the nation and help everyone live in the country. Senator Chris Ngige wearing a mournful look during a reception he organised for his friends and associates in Alor, Anambra state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi. Watch the best extracts from the interview (the article continues below): Ngige who spoke at the occasion of his father’s burial in Alor, Anambra state, noted that, “We thank God, our father had a beautiful outing today. Nigerians from all walks of life came around to wish us well.” The venue of the late Okonkwo Ngige’s interment today, Friday, January 22, 2016. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi Some of the sympathisers at Senator Ngige’s Alor, Anambra residence. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi The burial site o…

EXCLUSIVE: Ngige Speaks On Buhari's Anti-Corruption Battle

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Nigeria’s minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption battle. The former Senator of the federal republic, told Naij.com exclusively during an interview, that the president’s war against corruption is one which is necessary in order to sanitise the nation and help everyone live in the country. Senator Chris Ngige wearing a mournful look during a reception he organised for his friends and associates in Alor, Anambra state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi. Watch the best extracts from the interview (the article continues below): Ngige who spoke at the occasion of his father’s burial in Alor, Anambra state, noted that, “We thank God, our father had a beautiful outing today. Nigerians from all walks of life came around to wish us well.” The venue of the late Okonkwo Ngige’s interment today, Friday, January 22, 2016. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi Some of the sympathisers at Senator Ngige’s Alor, Anambra residence. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi The burial site o…

EXCLUSIVE: Ngige Speaks On Buhari's Anti-Corruption Battle

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Nigeria’s minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige, has hailed President Muhammadu Buhari’s anti-corruption battle. The former Senator of the federal republic, told Naij.com exclusively during an interview, that the president’s war against corruption is one which is necessary in order to sanitise the nation and help everyone live in the country. Senator Chris Ngige wearing a mournful look during a reception he organised for his friends and associates in Alor, Anambra state. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi. Watch the best extracts from the interview (the article continues below): Ngige who spoke at the occasion of his father’s burial in Alor, Anambra state, noted that, “We thank God, our father had a beautiful outing today. Nigerians from all walks of life came around to wish us well.” The venue of the late Okonkwo Ngige’s interment today, Friday, January 22, 2016. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi Some of the sympathisers at Senator Ngige’s Alor, Anambra residence. Photo: Emmanuel Osodi The burial site o…