EU To Support FG On Job Creation

The new EU envoy to Nigeria, Amb. Ketil Karlsen, has expressed the desire of the union to support the Nigerian government in creating employment opportunities for young Nigerians. He said that creating employment opportunities for Nigerians would discourage them from embarking on dangerous trips to European countries. The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the EU’s pledge of assistance comes against the backdrop of the increasing rate of young Nigerians embarking on dangerous trips to European countries in a bid to secure better living conditions. Speaking with NAN in…

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Aisha Buhari Blasts Nigeria’s Healthcare, Aso Rock Clinic

The Wife of the President,  Aisha Buhari on Monday carpeted the health care delivery system in the country and reserved special criticism for the State House Clinic, which she said lacks basic equipment for medicare. She called for a probe of the budget utilisation at the clinic. She expressed the views at the stakeholders meeting on Reproductive, Maternal, New Born, Child, Adolescent Health and Nutrition (RMNCAH and N) in Abuja. The event was also used to inaugurate the Governors Wives Advocacy Group (GWAG) on reproductive health in the country. “I…

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Dangote Reveals Secret Of Business Success

Africa’s richest man and most successful industrialist, Aliko Dangote, today revealed the secret of his business success: self-sufficiency and backward integration, a manufacturing strategy that extracts value from entire processes. “We are not going to import anything any longer,” Dangote said, in the presence of Nigerian vice-president Professor Yemi Osinbajo, Congolese presidential hopeful Moise Katumbi, and about 300 business leaders. He made the  disclosure At the Financial Times’ 4th annual Africa Summit  at Claridges in London. “In Nigeria we are learning how to produce the entire value chain,” Dangote added. Once…

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Buhari mourns Gen. Victor Malu

President Muhammadu Buhari has condoled with the Malu family as well as the government and people of Benue on the death of retired Lt. General Victor Malu, a former Chief of Army Staff (COAS). President Buhari, in a condolence message issued by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, also commiserated with the Nigerian Armed Forces on the demise of “a very distinguished and professional colleague.’’ The president stated that the deceased had demonstrated incredible courage and leadership, including during very turbulent times in Liberia. Buhari recalled…

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FG Did Not Cause Outbreak Of Monkeypox – Lai Mohammed

Lai Mohammed

The Federal Government has described as fake and sinister the report that the outbreak of monkeypox in some parts of the country resulted from the alleged free medical care by the government in the affected areas. In a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday, the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, said Nigerians should disregard the report which, apparently, is being spread by some unscrupulous persons to fit into a sinister agenda. The statement was signed by the Special Adviser to the Minister, Segun Adeyemi. ”The Federal Government has not conducted any free…

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Suspected Cases of Monkeypox reported in Lagos

The Lagos state government has announced that two suspected cases of Monkeypox has been reported in the state, Daily Trust reports. The state’s commissioner for health Dr. Jide Idris made the annoucement at an emergency briefing on Monday. He said no confirmation has been made of the two cases but both are currently being investigated. Suspected cases of the disease which was first reported in Bayelsa, have also been reported in Akwa Ibom and Rivers. More details coming in..

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Atiku Meets With Jonathan Over 2019 Presidency

Former Vice President and Presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar reportedly met with former president Goodluck Jonathan over his plan to run for president in 2019. The meeting was part of the effort to lure Atiku back to the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from the All Progressives Congress (APC). The PDP had reportedly for a while been making efforts to have Atiku return to the party, but the former vice president had given several conditions for his return, including that he be given an automatic ticket to represent the party at the 2019 presidential elections. However, in a claim by…

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Kidnapper Evans’ Plot To Escape Uncovered By Police

Suspected kidnap kingpin Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike popularly referred to as Evans reportedly attempted bribing a prison guard with $100,000 to facilitate his escape from prison. Evans, who is being held at Kirikiri prison, has pleaded guilty to the kidnapping charges leveled against him. But while in custody in Abuja, the suspect had reportedly attempted escaping, before he was transferred to Lagos. A source who spoke to The Nation said Evans had obtained cell phones smuggled through food items, and with them communicated with members of his gang still at large. He had then offered a prison guard about $100,000…

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Harvey Weinstein Fired From His Company Following Sexual Harassment Claims

Film industry mogul Harvey Weinstein has been ousted from his own company The Weinstein Company following sexual harassment claims made against him by several women. A statement released by the board of the company said Weinstein has been terminated from his position as co-chairman of the company. The statement said his termination was a result of “new information about misconduct by Harvey Weinstein that has emerged in the past few days.” Harvey had, according to The Hollywood Reporter, been offered to settle with the company and leave, but he refused, saying the scandal would…

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Davido Takes Top Prize At AFRIMMA 2017 | See Full List of Winners

The 2017 Africa Muzik Magazine Awards & Music Festival (AFRIMMA) held on Sunday at the House of Blues, Dallas, Texas. The show was hosted by Basketmouth and Chipukeezy, and was a gathering of the best in African music, from Tiwa Savage to Fally Ipupa. Performing was Falz, Kaffy, Scientific from Liberia, Tzy Panshak from Cameroon, C4 Pedro, as well as Nsoki, both from Angola. Davido won the biggest prize of the night, taking home both the Artist of the Year award and the Song of the Year Award for “IF.” See the full list of AFRIMMA winners below: Best Male West Africa – Falz (Nigeria) Best Female West Africa…

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