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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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Julen Lopetegui Julen Lopetegui has been sacked by Real Madrid after a terrible start to the 2018-19 season culminated in a shocking loss against their arch-rivals, Barcelona, this weekend. Barca were good value for their victory, even without club captain Lionel Messi pulling the strings in the final third, as Luis Suarez grabbed a hat-trick in between strikes from Philippe Coutinho and Arturo Vidal . Marcelo made the scoreline 2-1 just after half-time, but a late flurry from the hosts made sure of the three points, which has left Madrid sitting ninth in the Liga table, seven points behind leaders Barca. Lopetegui has been under pressure for weeks now and, having won just one of their last seven matches in all competitions, the board has finally decided to act by terminating his contract. The 52-year-old boss was appointed as Madrid's new manager just before the World Cup back in June, which cost him his position as Spain's head coach for the tournament. Los Blancos started t…

2019: APDA pledges to focus on poverty, leadership, education

Alhaji Shitu Mohammed, the Presidential Candidate of the Advanced People’s Democratic Alliance (APDA) has identified issues of poverty, education, religion and leadership as the core challenges of the country. Alhaji Shitu Mohammed, APDA Presidential Candidate Mohammed disclosed in a statement issued in Abuja on Tuesday that the problems facing the nation were well known to all patriotic Nigerians, stressing that they have remained a daunting challenge. 2019: Don’t allow your ambition push Nigeria into chaos, PDP warns Buhari He said that many governments in the past had pledged to solve the problems of Nigerians but have unfortunately failed to do so in the last decades. “The core challenges of Nigerian remains the issue of poverty, education, religion and leadership, these are issues I want to take up as president if elected by Nigerians in 2019, “ he said. He, however said that Nigerians now had another opportunity in 2019 to take a decision that would either shape or mar the natio…

Popular US Rapper, Young Greatness Shot Dead By Gunman In New Orleans

New Orleans rapper, Young Greatness, was fatally shot dead early on Monday morning October 29th outside of a Waffle House. The late Young Greatness US rapper, Young Greatness has been shot and killed in his native New Orleans at the age of 34, according to BBC. The rapper whose real name is Theodore Jones, is best known for his 2015 track 'Moolah', which has had more than 30 million views on YouTube. According to local reports, the hip-hop artist was shot in the early hours of Monday outside a branch of the Waffle House food chain. The coroner confirmed his identity and that a gunshot wound was the cause of death. Police are seeking two suspects. The song Moolah peaked at number 85 in the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was remixed the following year with Lil Wayne and Yo Gotti. Young Greatness joined the Quality Control label in 2015 and went on to release mixtapes including 'I Tried To Tell Em' and 'Bloody Summer'. The label marked his death on Monday with a twee…

Again, Shiites Clash With Security Operatives In Abuja

Shiites protesters carrying one of their members injured during a clash with the police in Abuja on October 30, 2018.Members of the Islamic Movement of Nigeria (IMN) have clashed with security operatives again in Abuja. The incident, which is the third in less than one week, occurred on Tuesday in the city centre of the Federal Capital Territory. The group said its members were holding a procession to mark the 2018 Arbaeen, a Muslim religious observance that occurs 40 days after the day of Ashura – another religious observance mostly celebrated by Shiites. READ ALSO50 Feared Killed As Shiites Clash With Security Operatives They marched from the Aguiyi Ironsi Road in the Maitama area through Wuse II before they were eventually stopped by the security operatives as they attempted to gain access into the central business district. The police dispersed the Shiite members using teargas, leading to the violence. The group is protesting the continued detention of its leader, Sheikh Ibrahim …

New minimum wage: NLC protests in Lagos, insists on November 6 ultimatum

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has given the Federal Government up to November 6, 2018 to meet its demands for workers’ pay raise or faces an indefinite strike by the workers. The leaders of the labour unions leading protest marches in different parts of the country have insisted that the government must approve the 30,000 Naira minimum wage and nothing less. In Lagos, the protest caused a heavy gridlock stretching from the Ojuelegba axis of Ikorodu road to Freedom Park in Ojota, Lagos state, forcing motorists to move slowly behind them. Such protest has been reported in other states across the country. The workers said the sensitisation became necessary as the labour union has remained calm and adopted dialogue with the government since the expiration of the minimum wage review in 2016.

Wizkid joins list of world’s highest paid artists

Nigerian pop star, Wizkid, has joined the list of highest paid artists in the world following his performance at a royal wedding in India. The artist is said to have performed during a royal wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India. He was reported to have been paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million) to give a live performance, and he got Indians dancing to Soco, Fake Love and more. According to a post made by @AfricaFactsHub, the Nigerian pop star has joined the list of the highest paid artistes in the world after being paid such huge amount: “Wizkid becomes one of the Highest Paid Artists for Bookings in the World, as he performs at a Royal Wedding at one of the world’s top private residences, Umaid Bhawan Palace in India. “He was reportedly paid 50 million Rupees ($681,200, N245.9 million).’’ Meanwhile, Wizkid who confirmed his trip to India on his instagram on Tuesday, stated: “Thank U India! Met some amazing people, performed a…

Besiktas Look To Cancel Karius Loan Over Poor Performance

Loris Karius Loris Karius could return to Liverpool in January with Besiktas looking to cancel his loan deal early, according to Fotomac. Having been sent to Turkey in a bid to rebuild his confidence after a disastrous spell at Anfield, the German has continued to struggle for form. As such, Besiktas - who have the option to sign Karius permanently - want to send him back to England and sign Reds striker, Divock Origi on the same  Henry Onyekuru has drawn the attention of Bayern Munich and Marseille, according to the Mirror. The Nigerian international is currently on loan with Galatasaray after being refused a work permit upon signing for Everton. Onyekuru has scored two goals in in 10 games after scoring 10 goals in 28 games for Anderlecht last season.  Former Chelsea manager Antonio Conte is open to a move to Manchester United, according to Sky Sport Italia's Giovanni Guardala. The 49-year-old, who was replaced by Maurizio Sarri at Stamford Bridge in the summer, has been heavily…

Atiku Vs Buhari: Arewa Youths Endorse Ex-Vice President, Give Reasons

Atiku Abubakar The Arewa Youth Consultative Forum, AYCF, has endorsed the candidacy of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, for the 2019 election. In an interview with DAILY POST over the weekend, the President of AYCF, Yerima Shettima explained that the emergence of Abubakar as a presidential candidate of the PDP was a good thing for Nigeria. Shettima stressed that the former Vice President should emerge victorious in 2019 because the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has failed Nigerians. He vowed to ensure that the current All Progressives Congress, APC-led administration does not stay in office beyond 2019. Shettima said, “For us in AYCF, we have said it over and over that Buhari’s administration has failed Nigerians and we have passed vote of no confidence on the current administration before now, and to that effect we can’t trust this administration anymore. "We are saying that we demand a total new order and for us, the emerg…

Ambode awards N10m to RSW business pitch winners

Gov. Akinwumi Ambode of Lagos on Tuesday said he would award N10 million to the winners of the Ready Set Work (RSW) business pitch. This was announced during the prize presentation at the graduation ceremony of the RSW initiative. Akinwunmi Ambode Newsmen report that ‘Ready Set Work’ is an initiative of the Lagos State Ministry of Education, facilitated by the Office of the Special Adviser on Education. It is aimed at equipping students with employability and entrepreneurship skills needed after graduation. As part of the RSW exercise, 14 teams participated in the business idea pitch which took place on Oct. 13. The winners were announced on Tuesday during the graduation of the 2018 initiative. The initial prize for the first position was N1.5 million. Second position was given N1 million while the third position was given N750,000 for business funding. In addition, a working capital of N300,000 each was given to the winners. Furthermore, the Governor’s prize for the first, second an…

President Buhari Congratulates Afe Babalola At 87

Senior Advocate of Nigeria, Afe Babalola, speaks at the convocation lecture of Afe Babalola University in Ado Ekiti on October 20, 2018.President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday joined the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) and National Judicial Council (NJC) in celebrating one of the country’s brightest and resourceful lawyers, Afe Babalola (SAN), on his 87th birthday. He also sent his warm felicitations to family, friends, close associates and professional colleagues of the legal luminary whose indelible imprint on the legal profession and academia remains legendary. The President believes Mr Babalola is an inspiration to both the young and old on the power of dreaming big and the audacity of following through, having started out as a Grade 11 teacher who by hard work, discipline and self-motivation propelled himself to great heights of success, including the establishment of a private university. He affirmed that his wealth of knowledge and wisdom have been rightfully deployed in service o…

N-Power reveals what applicants must know before applying

N-Power, Federal Government’s youth empowerment scheme, on Tuesday revealed what prospective applicants for its N-Build category must know about the vocation before applying. Recall that the youth empowerment scheme had on Monday announced a date for new applications into N-Build. The empowerment scheme had announced that the N-Build portal will be opened on November 5th for new applications. In its latest tweet, the scheme wrote: “So you know we will be taking new applications for N-Power Build next week, so before you apply, here are things to note about the different trades under N-Build so get-a-reading.” See things expected of applicants below: Source:

Chibok girls: Only 6, not 57 sighted in Sambisa Forest–Parents

Parents of the abducted Chibok school girls on Tuesday said only six girls were sighted in Sambisa Forest as against 57 indicated by media reports quoting one of the parents. File: Released Chibok girls in Aso Rock The Spokesperson of the parents, Mr Ayuba Alamson, told newsmen in Maiduguri that the lady who escaped from the Boko Haram captivity, claimed to have stayed with only six girls in the forest. CPJ condemns killing of Leman Hauwa Alamson, who identified the lady as Jummai Abouku, said the lady escaped from the Boko Haram insurgents and was released recently by the military to her family after profiling and screening. According to him, “Jummai, a mother of six was abducted together with her elder son by the insurgents at Askira Uba in 2014.” Alamson explained that the escapee told the parents that she stayed with six of the girls in Sambisa Forest, adding that she had also identified the girls and their parents. Drug abuse: NAS makes case for more counselors in schools He said:…

Buhari meets with four South-South governors

President Muhammadu Buhari in a meeting with Gov Nyesom Wike, Gov Ifeanyi Okowa, Gov Emmanuel Udom, Gov Seriake Dickson Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari is currently engaged in a closed-door meeting with four governors from the South-south region of the country. The governors, all from the opposition People’s Democratic Party, include Nyesom Wike of Rivers State, Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom State, Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State and Seriake Dickson of Bayelsa State. The meeting holding inside the president’s office at the State House, Abuja, commenced around 3 pm after Buhari returned from his condolence visit to Kaduna.

Onazi reveals what he’ll do to Gernot Rohr

Trabzonspor of Turkey midfielder, Ogenyi Eddy Onazi has thrown a dig at Super Eagles manager, Gernot Rohr. Onazi said he will show his talent to those who didn’t give him the chance to play at the World Cup. Onazi, who was kept on the bench by Rohr during the World Cup, played on another level in his team’s 1-1 draw against Antalyaspor in the Turkish Super Lig on Saturday. The Nigeria international touched the ball the most, 111 times in total, placing first ahead of Argentinian teammate, José Sosa who had 100 touches. Out of the 92 passes Onazi attempted, he completed 72 and ended the game with a passing accuracy of 82.6 per cent. He was also the joint top dribbler, along with Antalyaspor’s Dogukan Sinik with four take-ons. In an obvious dig at Gernot Rohr, Onazi criticized the German for not handing him playing time at this summer’s World Cup. The former Lazio midfielder has also been omitted from the latest Nigeria list announced on Monday for no good reason. ”I’ll show my quality…

The Guardian bags NiMES award after NiRA, NiOMA honours

Barely three months after The Guardian newspaper bagged the three industry recognition at the annual Nigeria Internet Registration Association (NiRA) .ng Media Awards, and Nigeria Online Merit Award (NiOMA), the newspaper received another one yesterday. The Guardian bagged an award for the Best Use of Mobile Technology for Media (Print) at the 2018 Nigeria Mobile Economy Summit and Awards (NiMES) organised by the Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD) with support from the Ministry of Information. Presenting the award at The Guardian headquarters in Lagos, the organisers said the flagship of the Nigerian media has performed excellently in ethics at both the online and offline platforms. In the award categories, The Guardian was recognised ahead of The Punch and Vanguard newspapers, the organisers said. According to the President of Centre for Cyber Awareness and Development (CECAD), Dr Bayero Agabi, The Guardian has been able to leverage on emerging mobile technologies to …

2019 elections: Organised labour reveals candidates it will vote for, gives reasons

The organised labour on Tuesday revealed candidate who it’s members will vote during the 2019 general elections. President of the Trade Union Congress, TUC, Comrade Bobboi Kaigama said the Organised Labour would vote for any candidate who was interested in the welfare of workers. He spoke during a protest at the President Villa in Abuja, over government’s refusal to increase the minimum wage of workers to N30,000. Kaigama vowed that members would ensure that their Permanent Voters Cards, PVCs, used “seriously” in 2019. He said, “In 2019, we will take our PVCs very seriously. “Any governor or presidential candidate who is not interested in the welfare of workers and labour will not be voted for.”

Ballon d’Or 2018: Ronaldo names player that deserves to win award, three-man final shortlist

Juventus star, Cristiano Ronaldo has named himself as the player that deserves to win this year’s Ballon d’Or award ahead of other contenders. He also named the likes of Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah, Atletico Madrid’s Antoine Griezmann and Real Madrid’s Raphael Varane or Paris Saints-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe as players that he feels should make the three-man final shortlist for the biggest individual prize. Recall that Ronaldo was shortlisted for the 2018 Ballon d’Or award earlier this month. Ronaldo is looking for his sixth Ballon d’Or crown, while fellow five-time winner, Lionel Messi is looking to do the same. The pair had won incredible five awards each in that time frame, with Ronaldo equalling Messi’s tally last year. “I said many times, winning a sixth Ballon d’Or is not an obsession,” Ronaldo told France Football magazine. “And I do not ask the question in these terms. I already know, in my heart of hearts, that I am one of the best players in history. “Of course I want to win, th…

Minimum Wage: NLC Insists On November 6 To Commence Indefinite Strike

NLC ProtestThe Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has given the Federal Government up to November 6, 2018, to meet their demands for workers’ pay raise or face an indefinite strike by the workers. The leaders of the labour unions who are leading protest marches in different parts of the country insisted that the government must approve the 30,000 naira minimum wage and nothing less. In Lagos, the protest caused a gridlock stretching from the Ojuelegba axis of Ikorodu road to Freedom Park in Ojota, Lagos state causing motorists to move slowly behind them. In Imo State, the workers trooped out to sensitize the public on their demand for 30,000 naira minimum wage. Also in Taraba, the Labour Union staged a sensitisation rally calling on the Federal Government to meet its demand of 30,000 minimum wage or face an indefinite strike action. The workers said the sensitisation became necessary as the labour union has remained calm and adopted dialogue with the government since the expiration of the…

New minimum wage: Organized labour shut down Cross River, demand sack of Minister, Ngige

The organized labour made up the of Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC), Trade Union Congress (TUC) and United Labour Congress (ULC) have demanded the sack of Minister of Labour and Employment, Dr Chris Ngige. Labour who took time to speak at its ground rally in Calabar, Cross River State to sensitized workers over the expected nationwide strikes scheduled for November 6th alleged that the problem of workers is the Minister of Labour. Chris Ngige. Dr. Comfort Oko, ex-officio member, Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) said, “We are here to sensitized the people, to carry everybody along, N18, 000 since 2011 is no longer feasible. She said that when government increased the price of oil, they promised that they are going to do something, to push up the welfare of Nigerian workers; it took so much before they constituted the committee. “The Minister of Labour told us that the issue about minimum wage will be concluded by September 2018 but as we speak today, he said it is ongoing, it can’t be fore…

Trump says he plans to scrap birthright citizenship

(FILES) In this file photo taken on October 27, 2018 US President Donald Trump speaks during an election rally in Murphysboro, Illinois. – President Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States — guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution — with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released October 30, 2018. While Trump asserts that he can change the provision with such an order, that is far from certain: there is a set process for modifying the constitution, which does not include presidential decree. (Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP) President Donald Trump said he will scrap a constitutional guarantee to citizenship for anyone born on US soil in a headline-grabbing move bolstering his anti-immigration platform a week before midterm elections. The surprise announcement in an interview with Axios, released in part on Tuesday, followed the dispatch of more than 5,000 regular troops to the Mexican border, itself a …

Gunmen kidnap another Professor in Adamawa

A Professor with Crop Production Department of Modibbo Adamawa University of Technology (MAUTECH), Yola, Prof. Allan Kadams, has been kidnapped. Kadam’s kidnap came two weeks after another Professor, Ibrahim Adamu of Soil Science of the same university was kidnapped but released after one day. Kidnap The Registrar of the university, Hajiya Halima Bala, who confirmed the kidnapping of Kadam during an interview with NAN said the incident took place in the early hours of Tuesday at about 2 a.m. She said Kadams was kidnapped in his resident at Federal Housing Estate, Bajabure at the outskirts of Yola. Also confirming the incident, while speaking with NAN correspondent said the Police Public Relations Officer, for Police Command in Adamawa, SP Othman Abubakar, said the command had dispatched its personnel to track and rescue the professor. Osundare charges Fayemi on poverty eradication, value restoration “We are also in touch with the family of the professor for any development,” Abubakar …

China's yuan hits decade low on trade, economy fears

Related Nintendo first-half profit up 25% on Switch console sales 4 hours ago Business News Sony nearly doubles first-half net profits, upgrades forecast 4 hours ago Business News Union wants BPE excluded from DisCos performance review 10 hours ago Business News The Chinese yuan weakened to a decade low on Tuesday on concerns over China’s slowing economy and the US trade war, but Beijing was expected to prevent it breaking the psychologically important 7 yuan per dollar barrier. The yuan drifted past 6.96 to the dollar, hitting its weakest levels since May 2008. Breaking 7 could further undermine market confidence and potentially trigger fresh US accusations that China was allowing the yuan to weaken to blunt the impact of tariffs that Washington has imposed on Chinese goods. A weaker yuan makes Chinese exports less expensive overseas, ameliorating some of the higher costs brought by the tariffs. China restricts the yuan’s daily trading band, and a front-page commentary on Tuesday in the st…

Sales reps face N4m theft charge

Two sales representatives were on Tuesday docked at an Ebute Meta Magistrates’ Court in Lagos for allegedly stealing their employer’s N4 million. The accused — Johnson Oke, 31, and Opeyemi Samuel, 26 — are facing a two-count charge bordering on stealing. Both pleaded not guilty to the charges. $8.1bn MTN vs CBN repatriation: Court fixes hearing Dec. 4 But Police Prosecutor Jimah Iseghede told the court that the accused committed the offences sometime in August in Epe, Lagos
State. He said the accused converted the sum of N4 million being proceeds from the sales of some Nestle Foods products to
personal use. The offences contravened Section 287 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Court strikes out corruption suit against Kachikwu Following the not guilty plea of the accused, the Magistrate, Mrs A. O. Salawu, granted them N500,000 bail each with two sureties
each in like sum. She adjourned the case until Nov. 12 for mention. NAN

Trump Plans To Scrap U.S. Citizenship At Birth

In this file photo taken on October 27, 2018, US President Donald Trump speaks with reporters before departing for a rally in Murphysboro, Illinois. Nicholas Kamm / AFPPresident Donald Trump plans to abolish the right to citizenship for anyone born in the United States — guaranteed by the 14th Amendment to the US Constitution — with an executive order, he said in an interview excerpt released Tuesday. While Trump asserts that he can change the provision with such an order, that is far from certain: there is a set process for modifying the constitution, which does not include presidential decree. His comments come shortly before a hotly-contested midterm election in which the president has sought to place the issue of immigration front and center. “It was always told to me that you needed a constitutional amendment. Guess what? You don’t,” Trump said in an interview with Axios. “Now they’re saying I can do it just with an executive order.” The president’s opposition to the constitution…

Yvonne Nelson

Yvonne Nelson (born 12 November 1982) is a Ghanaian actress, model, film producer and an entrepreneur. She has starred in several movies, including House of Gold (2013) Any Other Monday. "In April" and "Swings" Early life Nelson was born in Accra but she is a Fante whose hometown is in Cape Coast. She started her education at St. Martin De Porres School in Accra and later went to Aggrey Memorial Senior High School. She had her tertiary education at Central University College, where she did a degree course in Human Resource Management. Career Nelson delved into movie production in 2011. Her first production was the movie, the Price which was released that year. She also produced Single and Married in 2012 and House of Gold in 2013 Her first lead role was the title character in the movie Princess Tyra. She shot about five more movies and then went to Nigeria to shoot her first collaboration with Genevieve Nnaji in 2007, which launched her career in Nollywood, the Niger…