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Job: Nigeria, Britain partner to combat unemployment

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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Passengers released from hijacked plane

Latest reports monitored on CNN inform that an Egyptian-American dual citizen, Ibrahim Samaha, has been identified as the hijacker of anEgyptAir plane flying from Alexandria to Cairo on Tuesday with about 60 people on board. However, a spokesman for the Cyprus Ministry of Transport said the incident is not related to terrorism, but rather it was gathered that Samaha overtook the plane due to his ex-wife. The Airbus A320, according to Huffington Post, was forced to land at Larnaca International Airport in Cyprus. According to a statement from the Egyptian aviation authority, there are 55 passengers on board and five crew members but earlier media reports put the number as high as 80. Reuters reports that one man was thought to be armed while a Cypriot official told the Associated Press that the hijacker demanded that police move away from the aircraft. A tweet by the airline informed that the incident was real:
According to CNN reports, the pilot says one of the passenger has a suicide explo…