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37 job openings for young Nigerians in UN – Dep SG

Amina Mohammed

There are 37 career openings for young Nigerians under the United Nations bureaucracy, according to UN deputy secretary-general, Amina Mohammed. Amina disclosed this at a Cultural Night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations Systems. She said the openings are available  via the Junior Professional Officers’ (JPO) Programme, including internship for young graduates. According to her, Nigeria has the ...

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Pave way for youth, Amina Mohammed charges older Nigerians

Amina Mohammed

NEW YORK – The United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Ms Amina Mohammed, has asked older Nigerians to pave the way for the youth by creating leadership opportunities for them . Mohammed stated this at a Cultural Night organised by Nigerians working at the United Nations System and urged  older Nigerians  to stop competing with the younger ones for employment opportunities. “Whenever there ...

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Buhari urges D-8 to prioritise incentives for Trade, Investment Among Members


President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday in Istanbul urged D-8 leaders to prioritize incentives and measures aimed at increasing trade and investments among member countries. Speaking at the ninth summit of the D-8, President Buhari said the private sector and business communities in the economic organization must be assisted with incentives to widen economic cooperation among member-states. ‘‘As the D-8, we ...

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Technology Companies to lobby for immigrants to remain in U.S.

Donald Trump

Some major technology companies and industries are planning to launch a coalition to demand legislation that will allow young, illegal immigrants a path to permanent residency, according to Media reports. The Coalition for the American-Dream intends to ask Congress to pass-bipartisan-legislation this year to allow the immigrants, called “Dreamers”, to work in the United States, the documents said. Intel, Uber ...

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U.S. announces $4.4m support for Sierra Leone election

Amb John Hoover

FREETOWN – United States Ambassador to Sierra Leone, John Hoover, has announced a financial support of 4.4 million dollars for 2018 elections in the African country, a local media report said on Thursday. Hoover, who would soon complete his term in Sierra Leone, made the announcement during a news conference in Freetown on Wednesday. He said “we are providing 4.4 ...

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Nigeria, Turkey agree to boost security ties to counter terrorism


ANKARA – President Muhammadu Buhari and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan have agreed, after talks, on Thursday in Ankara to strengthen cooperation between the security agencies of both countries to counter terrorism. Speaking at a joint press conference after a tete-a-tete with his host, President Buhari said he was ‘‘very pleased’’ that the defence ministers of both countries held extensive discussions ...

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Kenyatta snubs vote crisis meeting, presses ahead with campaign


NAIROBI – President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for the Oct. 28 presidential vote re-run. The first presidential vote in August, which gave victory to Kenyatta, was annulled because of procedural irregularities. Election commission chairman Wafula Chebukati delivered a ...

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Buhari off to Istanbul for D-8 Summit


President Muhammadu Buhari will Wednesday depart for Istanbul, Turkey to participate in the ninth Summit of the Developing 8 (D-8) on Friday, October 20, 2017. Prior to the D-8 Summit, President Buhari, at the invitation of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, will participate in an official working visit to Ankara, the capital city. In Ankara, the President will have ...

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Nigeria, China Bilateral Relations Excite Buhari


President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed delight at the mutually beneficial cooperation that exists between Nigeria and China. In a letter of felicitation with President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China, on the occasion of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC), President Buhari lauded China for “becoming an indispensable force in the comity of ...

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