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Unemployment In Nigeria Rises By 30% – NBS

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Unemployment In Nigeria Rises By 30% - NBS

Nigeria already faces high unemployment. Now, a report by the National Bureau of Statistics say the numbers have risen by nearly 30% this year to 16 million unemployed, with up to two million more joining the roles of the unemployed by the end of the year.

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Another deflating report is that Nigeria has now pulled ahead of India as having the largest number of persons living in extreme poverty.

Washington based Brookings institution says nearly 90 million Nigerins fall into this category. That’s like half the Nigerian population!

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Economists say new economic policy proposals are unlikely as the nation’s economy has been fixated for some time now because of the upcoming elections.

In September last year, Nigeria exited its worst recession in nearly three decades, but unemployment and poverty are still punching the nation in the belly.

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Goodluck Jonathan Denies Dumping PDP

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Goodluck Jonathan Denies Dumping PDP

Former president Goodluck Jonathan has denied rumours he had dumped the People Democratic Party.

The former president said he has no reason to quit the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), or retire from politics for now.

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He made the statement through his media adviser, Ikechukwu Eze, in reaction to a report by an online publication claiming the former president had resigned from PDP and quit politics.

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Eze’s statement described the news as fake, saying it was a “calculated attempt to rubbish the elder statesman”

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Supplementary Elections: Presidency Urges APC Candidates To Work And Earn People’s Mandate

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Supplementary Elections: Presidency Urges APC Candidates To Work And Earn People's Mandate

President Mohammadu Buhari has charged all APC candidates in states where supplementary elections would hold to work hard to earn the people’s trust and mandate.

The presidency warned state governors against having any thoughts that the president would influence the decision of the people.

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It also warned political leaders to desist from making inflammatory statements capable of inciting the citizenry to violence ahead of Saturday’s supplementary elections.

The presidency said some party leaders expected that Buhari would abuse his office by usurping the powers of INEC to turn the table in their favour.

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Party leaders in the six states were advised to work hard to earn the people’s votes on Saturday.

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Gbenga Daniel Quits Politics, Shows Interest In APC

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Gbenga Daniel Quits Politics, Shows Interest In APC

Ogun State former governor Gbenga Daniel has shown interest in joining the All Progressives Party.

Gbenga Daniel resigned from the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), on Saturday saying he was quitting politics.

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But on Sunday, after meeting with his supporters, Daniel said he was considering their plea that he ‘lead them into APC.’

Apart from governing Ogun under the PDP, Gbenga Daniel was the chief campaign strategist for the PDP presidential candidate, Atiku Abubakar, in last month’s election.

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Daniels also supported Ogun APC governorship candidate, Dapo Abiodun, in the governorship election in the state.

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