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MINISTER SEEKS STAKEHOLDERS' SUPPORT FOR NYSC

Stakeholders at all tiers of Government have been urged to perform their statutory responsibilities to the National Youth Service Corps in order to enhance its performances.

The Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr Sunday dare stated this in his goodwill address today during the opening ceremony of the meeting of NYSCTop Management with representatives of State Governments held at Abuja.

He said there must be a strengthened partnership with the NYSC that would enhance the productivity of Corps members in the discharge of their responsibilities across the country.

Dare said the NYSC Scheme which was established over forty-six years ago to foster unity and integration of the diverse ethnic groups in the country as well as serve as catalyst for national development has achieved its objectives but there is need for all tiers of government to fulfil their assigned roles and responsibilities.

While commending the Scheme for its immense contributions to the socio-economic, education…
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Bola Tinubu And His Date With Destiny In 2023

Fellow Nigerians permit me to say, it is no longer a secret that the former Governor of Lagos State and easily one of the most influential politicians in Africa, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu, has his gaze firmly fixed on the Nigerian Presidential seat in Abuja. Let me put it more frontally, Tinubu will love to drop the Chieftaincy title, Asiwaju, for that of President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Who wouldn’t, anyway? I once tried my luck despite not having ten percent of Tinubu’s stupendous resources, extensive networks, public service experience and achievements and so on. I know that some will think it is too early to be talking about a successor to President Muhammadu Buhari given that his second term is barely six months old. Nevertheless, the political gladiators are already baring their fangs and showing their hands and flapping their wings. It would be silly of anyone to shut their eyes to such developments.

The debate is already raging, as always. We love to talk. Don’t we? That’s our pa…

2.5 Million Young Nigerians Applied For 10,000 Job Slots -NSCDC ( possibly 5,000 slots at last due to budget allocation)

Authorities of the NSCDC had complained that the 2020 budgetary provision for the corps could only accommodate 5,000 new employees as against the 10,000 earlier proposed by the government.
Nigeria's federal lawmakers in the Senate have insisted that the
proposed recruitment of 10,000 Nigerians into the Nigeria Security and
Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) would go on despite limited funds.

Authorities of the NSCDC had complained that the 2020 budgetary
provision for the corps could only accommodate 5,000 new employees as
against the 10,000 earlier proposed by the government.

Despite its complaint to the National Assembly joint committee on
interior, during the corps’ budget defence session held on Monday in
Abuja.

However, the chairman of the committee, Senator Kassim Shettima, said,
"The only way we can come in is to see how we can tinker with their
budget to see that 10,000 Nigerians are actually employed."

Shettima, commending the NSCDC, added, "The civil defence complements
the …

Boeing set to report earnings before the bell amid 737 Max crisis

Grounded Boeing 737 MAX aircraft are seen parked in an aerial photo at Boeing Field in Seattle, Washington Boeing is expected to report third-quarter earnings before the market opens on Wednesday, as the aerospace giant faces a crisis with its top-selling 737 Max aircraft line. Here's what Wall Street expects: EPS: $2.09 a share according to a Refinitiv survey of Wall Street analysts.Revenue: $19.67 billion a share according to a Refinitiv survey of Wall Street analysts. The company has been under scrutiny after two deadly Boeing 737 Max crashes killed a combined 346 people in the past year. Boeing took a $4.9 billion after-tax charter in the previous quarter, for funds to compensate airlines for the FAA's grounding of the 737 Max planes in service. But, although Boeing has developed a software fix for the implicated flight-control system that misfired in both crashes, federal regulators have yet to set a timeline for the certifying the 737 Max for flight. Additionally, last we…

EFCC Budgets N30.9bn for 2020 and achieves 882 Convictions(among others) in 10 Months

The Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 disclosed that the agency earned a record of 882 convictions between January and October this year.
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Magu made the disclosure as he defended the Commission's 2020 budget of N30.921billion before the Senate Committee on Anti-corruption and Financial Crimes.
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Though the year has not ended, the conviction figure in the meantime, represents over 200 per cent improvement on the 312 convictions recorded last year.
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Speaking further on the notable achievements of the Commission in the current fiscal year, the EFCC boss disclosed that between January and September 2019, the Commission made monetary recoveries on behalf of both the federal government and  third parties in the following sums : N64,721,161,510.01 (Sixty Four Billion, Seven Hundred and Twenty One Million, One Hundred and Sixty One Thousand, Five Hundred and Ten Naira, One Kobo), $14,030,512.32 (Fourteen Million, Th…

My Husband Rapes Me Whenever He’s Drunk"

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I’m leaving my husband because he beats, rapes me after drinking ― Bose Oladimeji

After two years of living together with a man as wife, popular Yoruba actress, Bose Oladimeji, says she’s had just about enough and walking out fast. Her reason is none other than domestic abuse, which she says has become not only brutally violent but life-threatening as well.

“Yes I’m ready to go, in fact, I’m not with him right now. I just have to run for my life, my life is very precious to me. I can’t just allow someone to kill me like that and I want to address some ladies out there that they should not love a guy because of what he gives them. They should be sure the love is genuine and not be fooled by money and comfort. I’m leaving right now, I need to run away for my life. I need to save myself. My life will be in danger if I continue to stay with him, so I’m leaving right now, she said in a chat with Potpourri.

Highlighting the gory details of the abuse, Bose Oladimeji said the beatings star…

‘I was a commercial driver for 16 years before becoming professor’

In the first of revelations to news organizations on his background, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum, the governorship candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Borno State ahead of the 2019 general elections, took Daily Trust Saturday down memory lane, giving account of movement from grass to grace. He was declared winner of the primaries two weeks ago. With the advantage of support by incumbent Governor Kashim Shettima, and sharp divisions in the main opposition PDP which produced governorship candidates in  parallel primaries, the Professor of Irrigation Engineering from University of Maiduguri looks is set, barring any unforeseen eventuality associated with politics.
A member of the National Institute of Policy and Strategic Studies (NIPSS), Prof. Zulum also said he never had the luxury of being lazy, since he had to struggle all his life. He began by talking about his humble background, in which he had to join his father in tilling the ground at a tender ag…