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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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Boko Haram sect now divided - NAF boss

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– The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said the war against Boko Haram is already being won – NAF boss said the sect is now divided – He advised local communities to provide credible intelligence to security operatives NAF boss says Boko Haram sect is now divided Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the chief of air staff has said that the battle against the Boko Haram insurgency is already being won as intelligence reports shows that the sect is now divided. Abubakar who stated this on Friday, April 8, in Abuja at a media parley to unveil activities for the 52nd anniversary of the NAF, added that members of the sect are already surrendering in large numbers. Abubakar noted that although there are still pockets of insurgent attacks on soft targets, he advised local communities to offer credible intelligence to security operatives. Abubakar added that available intelligence showed that many of the terrorists are exhausted and want to stop fighting. “Looking at where we are coming from, I think we have done s…

Boko Haram sect now divided - NAF boss

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– The Nigerian Air Force (NAF) said the war against Boko Haram is already being won – NAF boss said the sect is now divided – He advised local communities to provide credible intelligence to security operatives NAF boss says Boko Haram sect is now divided Air Marshal Sadique Abubakar, the chief of air staff has said that the battle against the Boko Haram insurgency is already being won as intelligence reports shows that the sect is now divided. Abubakar who stated this on Friday, April 8, in Abuja at a media parley to unveil activities for the 52nd anniversary of the NAF, added that members of the sect are already surrendering in large numbers. Abubakar noted that although there are still pockets of insurgent attacks on soft targets, he advised local communities to offer credible intelligence to security operatives. Abubakar added that available intelligence showed that many of the terrorists are exhausted and want to stop fighting. “Looking at where we are coming from, I think we have done s…

5 reasons why Bayelsa APC suspended Timipre Sylva

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– It is no longer news that Chief Timipre Sylva has been suspended by the Bayelsa state chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC). – Sylva has been accused of undermining the leadership of the party in the state – The party has written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari addressing the issue The Bayelsa state chapter of the APC has outlined the reasons why In an open letter to President Buhari, the party gave reasons why Sylva was suspended. The letter was also addressed to the APC national chairman, Chief John Odigie-Oyegun (right) The letter was signed by the state chairman of Bayelsa APC, Chief Timipra Orunimighe and the secretary of the party, Comrade Daniel Marlin.  to minister of state for agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri. READ ALSO: NAIJ.com lists 6 reasons why Chief Sylva as out…

Selfish Nigerians behind new Boko Haram video - Arewa Youth

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– The Arewa Youths Integrity Forum said the latest Boko Haram video is an evidence of crack within the terrorists’ group – The forum called on the Nigerian intelligence agencies to use its expertise to ascertain the origin of the new video – The forum also called on all mischief makers to desist from such unpatriotic acts aimed at demeaning the efforts of the Nigerian military A short list of events involving Boko Haram leader, Abubakar Shekau A northern group, Arewa Youths Integrity Forum has said that the latest video by the Boko Haram terrorists operating in the Northeastern part of Nigeria shows a division among the sect. While speaking to journalists in Abuja on Sunday, April 3, the national president of the Arewa Youths Integrity Forum, Ibrahim Abubakar said the video of the terrorists’ leader claiming the group has surrendered is a proof of an obvious crack within the ranks of the Boko Haram terrorists. Abubakar also said video is the handiwork of some selfish Nigerians aimed at ensu…

Wike is a threat to democracy, free and fair election - Amaechi

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– Amaechi narrates how Wike boys rig the rerun election in his LGA, Ikwerre – The minister of Transport admit his successor is dangerous – Amaechi says Wike must not be allowed to continue as governor as he cannot hold an entire Rivers state, hostage Rotimi Amaechi, the immediate past governor of Rivers state and incumbent minister of Transport, believes his successor, Governor Nyesom Wike is a threat to democracy, The Punch reports. In a statement by his media officer on Saturday, April 3, Amaechi stated that the elections in his Ikwerre local government area during the March 19 rerun were inconclusive. Reacting to the threats and allegations by Wike that the Peoples Democratic Party won the election in his local government area, the ex-governor alleged that his successor violently disrupted the collation of votes for the local government. Amaechi described Wike as a clear danger and threat to free and fair elections, devoid of violence in Rivers state. READ ALSO: 

Analysis: Are Buhari’s critics justified?

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– President Muhammadu Buhari is being criticised for the worsening economy – Buhari’s supporters have replied that his administration is on course to change Nigeria – Are his critics justified?  Change agent: Are the critics justified? The critics of Buhari are not relenting. They are saying the president has not achieved anything since he assumed office in May 29, 2015. They are saying that almost one year in office, the promise of change his party touted at the campaigns has become a mirage. Indeed, the debate over the president’s and his party’s performance has torn the country apart. READ ALSO:  While Buhari’s detractors have increased their criticism of the president and his policies, Buhari’s supporters have insisted the president is the best thing to have happened to Nigeria since independence. While the debate is raging about the president’s ongoing tenure, it will be worthwhile to stand outside of the ‘roforofo’ fight to access the m…

BREAKING: APC suspends Timipre Sylva

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– Following allegation of bribery, APC suspends Sylva – The former gubernatorial candidate of the APC in Bayelsa was accused of receiving bribe from Lokpobiri to secure ministerial nomination The last has not been heard of the lingering crisis within the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Bayelsa state as the party has announced the suspension of Chief Timipre Sylva. Apart from Sylva, four other members of the party were also suspended for anti-party conduct. they are: Joseph Fafi who is the party’s senatorial vice chairman central zone; Fortune Panebi who is the publicity secretary; Tonye Okio, organizing secretary; and Edison Sogwe. This suspension is coming following allegation that the minister of state for agriculture, Senator Heineken Lokpobiri bribed Sylva to secure his ministerial nomination. Timipre sylva Vanguard reports that the chairman of APC in Bayelsa, Timipa Tiwei Orunimighe and the secretary, Daniel Marlin announced the suspension of Sylva on Saturday, April 2 in Abuja. The …

Terrific traffic situation in Ikeja Along area of Lagos

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Road users are advised to avoid Ikeja Along area of Agege Expressway, Lagos as much as they can because of the terrible traffic situation in the area. NAIJ.com’s correspondent who passed through the area reports that the congestion was quite massive, coming from Cement Bus stop to after the pedestrian bridge in Ikeja. This traffic situation which is not peculiar to this part of Lagos state is likely to extend to the latter part of Saturday afternoon owing to the activity-filled mood of the day. Below are pictures from the congestion taken a few minutes ago.

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Man commits suicide by jumping into canal in Lagos (photo)

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An unidentified man committed suicide at Cele Bus Stop area of Lagos state yesterday April 1st, according to a report by PM News. Lagos State Fire Service Director, Rasak Fadipe, who made the incident known, said eyewitnesses said the man was walking along the road when he suddenly pulled off his shoes and jumped into the canal.

He was pulled out of the canal but efforts to revive him failed. No one knows why he did what he did.