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Nigeria’s Unemployment Rate Hits 33.3% in Q4 2020

Nigeria’s unemployment rate rose from 27.1 per cent in the second quarter of 2020 to 33.3 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2020, latest figures from the National Bureau of Statistics showed on Monday. The NBS stated in its report on ‘Labour force Statistics: Unemployment and underemployment report- Abridged …

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Presidency Denies Fire Incident in Aso Rock Villa

Nigeria’s Presidency has denied reports of a fire incident in Aso Rock Villa, the seat of the Nigerian government. Garba Shehu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, in a statement Sunday said: “I would like to clarify that there was no fire inside the Presidential Villa. …

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No Criminal Group Can Defeat Government, Says Buhari

President Muhammadu Buhari has described the latest abduction of hundreds of students of Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Zamfara State as inhumane and totally unacceptable, sending out a strong warning to bandits and their sponsors. Reacting to the incident on Friday, President Buhari said that “this administration will not …

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Again, Bandits Kidnap ‘Over 300 Schoolgirls’ in Zamfara

Armed bandits have attacked Government Girls Secondary School, Jangebe in Talata Mafara Local Government Area of Zamfara State, kidnapping hundreds of schoolgirls. This is coming barely a week after the abduction of dozens of schoolboys in Kagara, Niger State. Although details are still sketchy, sources told BBC Hausa on Friday morning that …

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South Africa’s Unemployment Rate Hits 32.5% in Q3 2020

The unemployment rate in South Africa rose from 30.8% in Q3 2020 to 32.5% the following quarter, making an increase of 10.7% over the period. In its quarterly labor force survey released yesterday, the department of statistics (Stats SA) found that the number of jobless people rose from 6.5 million in …

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Nigerian Govt. to Establish Council on Poverty Reduction

Professor Doyin Salami-led Presidential Economic Advisory Council (PEAC), has advised the Federal Government to setup a “National Council on Poverty Reduction,” towards achieving the country’s ambitious policy of lifting 100 million citizens out of poverty. PEAC gave the advice on Tuesday at a meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari who agreed …

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