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Youth Empowerment: Time to Focus on Building Skills, Entrepreneurship Capacity

By Lawan Bukar Maigana The place of human capital development in the overall efforts to liberate the youth from joblessness and poverty cannot be overemphasized. The world has moved beyond paper qualifications. Emphasis is now on problem-solving capacity or competence, skills, tech/IT knowledge, talents or business acumen. Seeking white-collar jobs in government establishments and large […]

Borno’s N4.3bn First Flyover Recently Commissioned by Buhari Undergoes Reconstruction

By Lawan Bukar Maigana The first-ever flyover in Borno state history is currently not in use and is undergoing reconstruction, residents of Maiduguri have confirmed to Economic Confidential. Located in Maiduguri, the Borno state capital, the flyover is said to be the longest in the North-East. The flyer-over was commissioned by President Muhammadu Buhari on […]

Turkey/Armenia: Statement by the Spokesperson on the normalisation process

The EU welcomes the willingness of both Turkey and Armenia to work on the normalisation of relations between the two countries and the appointment of Special Envoys for this purpose.
The first meeting of the Special Envoys this Friday was an important step forward and the European Union encourages both Turkey and Armenia to make further efforts in this regard.
Any further concrete steps towards the normalisation of relations would be good news for regional stability and prospects for reconciliation and economic development.

The Return Of Twitter And Restoration Of Sanity In Nigeria, by Salis Mohammed Manager

The Return Of Twitter And Restoration Of Sanity In Nigeria, by Salis Mohammed Manager   Cross quarter excitement has continued to trail Nigerian government’s lifting of its suspension on Twitter operations more than six months after it first declared a ban on the social media giant in the country. Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi, the Director-General of […]

Twitter Ban: We Needed to Tame Fake News Merchants, Agents of Destabilization, Disunity – FG

Twitter Ban: We Needed to Tame Fake News Merchants, Agents of Destabilization, Disunity – FG   The Federal Government has further justified the decision it took on Twitter six months ago, saying it was a matter of national security, stability and unity. The ban on the microblogging site a lifted on Thursday after months of […]

Syria: Statement by the Spokesperson on Anwar Raslan’s conviction of crimes against humanity

Thursday’s verdict of the higher regional court of Koblenz, Germany, whereby a Syrian former colonel, Anwar Raslan, was found guilty of crimes against humanity in 2011 and 2012 in Syria constitutes a landmark decision.
This verdict is part of the first trial worldwide on state-sponsored torture in Syria and an important step towards the fight against impunity and to secure justice and accountability in Syria.

<div>S&Ds Group: Election of the President of Parliament Iratxe García Perez, S&D Group President</div>

Next week, the European Parliament will renew its leadership for the second half of the mandate. After hearing from candidates this week, we remain determined to build a pro-European majority that will allow Parliament to function with responsibility and stability, but our group needs to be properly represented in the house. We are also still seeking assurances that the next EP president will promote an agenda in line with our priorities and our values. As yet, nothing is decided. Our group will only decide our vote in our meeting next Monday, ahead of the plenary vote.

Fed Govt Agencies Fail To Remit N2.8trn Independent Revenue In Six Years

Fed Govt Agencies Fail To Remit N2.8trn Independent Revenue In Six Years   The Federal Government recorded a shortfall of N2.8tn in independent revenue from revenue generating agencies between 2015 and 2020, an analysis of data from the Budget Office has shown. According to the Fiscal Responsibility Act, revenue generating government agencies must remit 80 […]

NNPC, Others May Reconstruct Federal Roads In Ogun, Says Buhari

NNPC, Others May Reconstruct Federal Roads In Ogun, Says Buhari   President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday, disclosed that the Federal Government is considering giving approval for the reconstruction of some federal roads in Ogun State by the Nigerian National Petroleum Company and other companies under tax credit scheme. Buhari disclosed this during his visit to […]