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Nigeria’s new youth age classification


The Federal Ministry of Youth and Sports Development on May 24, 2019 launched the Revised National Youth Policy, 2019 with youth stakeholders in Akure, Ondo State. The review which was long overdue – the 2009 Policy states that it should be reviewed periodically (every five years) – was due for

Air Namibia suspends flights to Nigeria over diplomatic row

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Air Namibia says it has suspended flights on its Windhoek-Lagos-Accra route over a diplomatic row with Nigeria. In a statement issued on Friday, Namibia’s national carrier said the flights were suspended with immediate effect. Air Namibia said operations on the routes, which were launched in June 2018, started off very well as

Nigeria to US: Help us tackle unemployment

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The Federal Government has called on the United States to assist Nigeria in tackling unemployment by upgrading the skill acquisition centres already established in various parts of the country. A statement from the Ministry of Labour and Employment by Assistant Director Press, Rhoda Ilya, said the call was made when

UN Sec Gen, condemns attack on peacekeepers in Mali as Nigerian dies

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UN Sec-Gen condemns attack on Peacekeepers in Mali. The Secretary-General of the United Nations, UN Antonio Guterres has condemned Sunday’s attacks on the United Nation’s Integrated Stabilization Mission for Mali (MINUSMA) in Timbuktu and Tessalit. The attack caused the death of a Nigerian peacekeeper, who succumbed to his wounds following the armed

Nigeria, Niger to enhance joint security inter-border relations

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In an effort to contain security challenges, a joint security team from Sokoto, Northwest Nigeria have met with their counterparts in Niger Republic to discuss further modalities to enhance and promote joint military/security inter-border relations among the security agencies of both countries. The Joint Security Team from Sokoto comprised representatives

US suspends ‘drop box’ visa applications in Nigeria

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The United States embassy in Nigeria has suspended drop box service or interview waiver for those renewing visas in the country. A statement on Tuesday, said the interview waiver suspension will take effect from Tuesday, May 14, 2019. “Effective at the close of business today, Tuesday, May 14, 2019, the

I’m upset at the conditions of poor Nigerians, Almajiris – Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has frowned at the inability of the Nigerian elites to address the welfare and educational needs of the less-privileged members of the society. The president made his feelings known when he hosted Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, ministers, service chiefs, heads of security agencies and chief executives of federal